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Zoom Strengthens Platform Security with Keybase Acquisition

Keybase will provide improved end-to-end encryption to Zoom

As part of its 90-day plan in improving the privacy and security of its videoconferencing platform, Zoom acquired secure messaging and file-sharing service Keybase. The acquisition should help Zoom improves its end-to-end encryption as it expands its platform.

“This is what Zoom plans to build, giving our users security, ease of use, and scale, all at once,” Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said. “Bringing on a cohesive group of security engineers like [Keybase] significantly advances our 90-day plan to enhance our security efforts.”

Keybase will be providing Zoom insights on identifying, enhancing, and addressing the platform’s privacy and security capabilities. Founded in 2014, Keybase’s platform allows users to swap data securely and verify identities in social media through cryptography.

Prior to this, Zoom launched version 5.0 with improved security and privacy features.

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