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Zoom Boosts Security After U.S. Claims It Misled Users (Correct)

Nov. 10, 2020, 4:49 PM

Zoom Video Communications Inc. agreed to boost its security to settle claims it misled users about access to online meetings and other issues, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.

Since at least 2016, the videoconferencing platform, which skyrocketed in popularity this year because of coronavirus lockdowns, said it offered a higher level of encryption for its meetings than it actually did and also misled participants about the level of security for storing meeting recordings, the FTC alleged Monday in a statement.

“During the pandemic, practically everyone -- families, schools, social groups, businesses -- is using videoconferencing to communicate, making ...