Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, governments worldwide have mandated work from home for most people. As expected, this caused an increase in usage of video conferencing apps with Zoom being one of the well-known ones. However, the service has been plagued by a slew of issues since it came into the limelight. Now, Zoom has acquired Keybase, a cybersecurity company that offers secure messaging and file-sharing service, for developing solutions to make its platform more privacy-centric.
Zoom acquires Keybase: Here’s what it means
Zoom announced its acquisition of Keybase and stated that it’s integrating the latter’s team. This will enable Zoom to build end-to-end encryption that can “reach current Zoom scalability.” End-to-end encryption is used to securely encrypt data so that other than the sender and receiver, no one can decrypt and read it. This feature will be made available for paid Zoom accounts.