CEO Eric Zoom Yuan said he wants everyone to feel safe and protected when the use of video conferencing service, which has increased in popularity much of the workforce works from home during the pandemic. “We want to ensure that every user is happy,” said Yuan Thursday Time100 Talk. The humor comes after a lot of discussion on the controversial attitude of society around the encryption and compliance with the laws on local government censorship, a hot button issue that only more attention amid growing protests around the world and a growing fear of government monitoring protesters and activists gathered has a fear confirmed by Zoom own shares against some users. Mr. Yuan announced in a blog that the company plans to publish supports end-to-end encryption of both free and paid account to close to tell from the announcement of the company more than two weeks ago, because by the user free calls do not end-to end support encryption. “Our first thought was just to [encryption end-to-end] for users paid since we are not able to know who the users for free,” said Yuan, despite his previous statements suggesting the primary reason respect the FBI and local police were. “But based on positive thinking that we identify a way out those free users, so that the phone number for the SMS confirmation can use … We can feel very committed to the feedback of our customers and fortune for our users to deliver the changes. “actions of the Yuan statements society still contrast. Recently it has been pushed to suspend the accounts of three activists for Human Rights have criticized Beijing’s Tiananmen Square Zoom hosting calls in 1989 to discuss incident where the Chinese government opened fire on protesters. “To be clear, their accounts and were again in the future, we have a new process to deal with these situations,” the company said in a blog post addressing the incident. “On the one hand, we had to ensure that in accordance with local laws, we are,” said Yuan, when asked about the suspension. “On the other hand, you are so right. We are an American company to promote truly free we talked. And now, we are doing everything we can to see if there is a conflict. We want to make sure that we keep our values, rather than our revenue opportunities. ” In an interview with TIME Haley Edwards, Yuan also discussed the changes in society when it comes to its internal structure changes this fall along with the rapid global cultural change due to the black screw Matter protests both in the US and around the world. His biggest change is the setting of his first head Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper-Campbell. Hooper-Campbell was Chief Diversity Officer for eBay, as well as global head of diversity and inclusion for Uber before. “I think every high-tech company, who take it very seriously,” said Yuan. “We should be the focus on justice at the top, and do everything possible to take care of our community to take care of our society, and make a much better place in our communities.” Enlarge individual user, the Community has grown at breakneck speed to keep 10 million participants at the December conference to over 300 million in April 2020, in particular because of COVID-19 pandemic is forcing non-essential workers home and bring more and more of his work online via videoconference. While the country the United States has begun to housework, to the possible lifting of the tip stay in, it could take some time before people will be able their normal schedule, resume, a way to the office provided. It also means more video calls in the future are, a factor that could lead to what many call the burnout zoom. Yuan, the growing concern of fatigue video conference, the company said the American Heart Association has a partnership and is a monthly series “Happy Hour Half-Mental wellbeing webinar” in the amount of half a million dollars to fund. As for the future Zoom, Yuan is confident about the future of the service staff who feel antiquated make today’s meeting. Its most futuristic inspired examples include features such as feedback when it comes to physical interactions such as shaking hands and also the possibility of scent detection, all within the next 50 years. “I believe that these features are really videoconferencing to enrich the room,” said Yuan. “We’re not there yet, but the future is bright.” Correction, June 18 The original version of this story false information to the larger number of users. It has more than 300 million users, it is unknown how many users have. The original version of this story made false statements and the level of encryption of calls from Zoom-users with free accounts. Calls that the zoom users with free accounts are encrypted, but not end-to-end encryption.
Tech > We will do what we can to promote freedom of speech, “said CEO Eric Yuan Zoom After criticism of encryption and data protection