Zoom buys Keybase - its first acquisition - as part of 90-day plan to fix security flaws

Zoom buys Keybase - its first acquisition - as part of 90-day plan to fix security flaws
  • Zoom has acquired security start-up Keybase, the first purchase in the company’s nine-year history.
  • The acquisition of the 25-person start-up is the latest move in a 90-day plan that Zoom announced on April 1 to fix its security flaws.
  • Zoom CEO Eric Yuan told CNBC the company needed a solution for users who are demanding the highest level of privacy and certainty that uninvited participants have no access to their conversations.
  • The Keybase service will be part of Zoom’s paid offering, not the free service. The announced deal comes after Zoom added more rudimentary security features, like defaulting to the waiting room option so the meeting host can control who joins, and forcing people who join manually to enter a password.
Rob Pegoraro
Rob Pegoraro
@robpegoraro
I am legit impressed by how quickly Zoom has worked to address serious concerns about its service. Meanwhile, I'm sure somebody at Google is working on a pitch deck for the next rebranding of its messaging strategy. http… Show more
Aldo Borrero
Founder @41north-1 • Worked at @myetherwallet

That thing already started a couple of days ago with Gmail. Casually now it displays Meet instead of Hangouts 😉

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Muhammad M. Hameed
Multidisciplinary designer, fintech, cryptocurrency data scientist (ir).

Smart move by Zoom

Seems like Keybase community is furious...