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Media Advisory: Civil Society Groups and Security Expert Hold Press Conference Calling for Zoom to Implement Default End to End Encryption

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 4/30/2020) – Fight for the Future, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Inc., Kairos, XLab, Media Alliance, Color Of Change, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), and Bruce Schneier will host a press conference on Zoom today at 8:45am PT. 

Zoom’s service has exploded in popularity. While the company has made some security improvements, they haven’t committed to the technology that’s indispensable to every safe online platform: default end to end encryption (E2EE). At the press conference, groups will speak to on-going security concerns with Zoom and security technologist, Bruce Schneier, will provide a technical explanation of how E2EE for video conferencing is possible.

WHOBruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist. Evan Greer, Deputy Director of Fight for the Future, Albert Fox Cahn, Executive Director of Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Inc., Jelani Drew-Davi, Campaign Manager at Kairos, Sascha Meinrath, Director of X-Lab, Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director of Media Alliance, FolaSade Pyne, Campaign Manager at Color Of Change, and Sameena Usman, Government Relations Coordinator at CAIR-SFBA.

WHAT: Press Conference Calling for Zoom to Implement Default End to End Encryption

WHEN: Thursday, April 30 at 8:45am PT

WHERE: On Zoom. Please RSVP to hunt@fightforthefuture.org for access to the Zoom video press conference.

CAIR-SFBA is an office of CAIR-CA, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims.

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