Zoom Acquires Keybase

Zoom and Keybase today announced that Zoom has acquired Keybase, a secure messaging and file-sharing service. The acquisition of this exceptional team of security and encryption engineers will accelerate Zoom’s plan to build end-to-end encryption that can reach current Zoom scalability. 

As members of Zoom’s security engineering function, the Keybase team will provide important contributions to Zoom’s 90-day plan to proactively identify, address, and enhance the security and privacy capabilities of its platform. Max Krohn, Keybase.io co-founder and developer will lead the Zoom security engineering team, reporting directly to Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom. Leaders from Zoom and Keybase will work together to determine the future of the Keybase product. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Visit the Zoom blog for more details on the plans for building the end-to-end encryption offering. 

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