A report claims that video-conferencing service Zoom does not actually use end-to-end encryption as it’s normally defined because Zoom is still able to access unencrypted audio and video.

According to The Intercept:

Zoom, the video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption, widely understood as the most private form of internet communication, protecting conversations from all outside parties. In fact, Zoom is using its own definition of the term, one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings.

As the report notes, the standard definition of E2E encryption means that no outside party is able to access a conversation. According to the report, whilst Zoom claims to use E2E encryption, its security is more accurately described as “transport encryption”:

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