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ICYMI: June 14 - June 21

ICYMI: June 14 - June 21

ICYMI is posted every Monday recapping privacy news over the last week from around the web.

Zoom will provide end-to-end encryption to all users

Zoom's CEO Eric S. Yuan today announced that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) will be provided to all users (paid and free) after verifying their accounts by providing additional identification info such as their phone number.
This update in Zoom's plans comes after the company announced on May 27 that E2EE will be available only to paying customers, with free/basic users to only get access to 256-bit GCM encryption.

You still don't want to use Zoom since they're A OK bowing to government censorship

Russia lifts ban on Telegram messaging app after failing to block it

Some Russian media cast the move as a capitulation, but communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said it had acted because the app's Russian founder, Pavel Durov, was prepared to cooperate in combating terrorism and extremism on the platform.

Previously from Pavel...

Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.

Telegram has always presented itself as a privacy focused service but that hasn't ever been the case.  Any Telegram users should be eyeing a new service if at all possible.

Introducing Firefox Private Network VPN’s Official Product – the Mozilla VPN

We are working hard to make the official product, the Mozilla VPN, available in selected regions this year. We will continue to offer the Mozilla VPN at the current pricing model for a limited time, which allows you to protect up to five devices on Windows, Android, and iOS at $4.99/month.

Mozilla partnered with one of the best VPN providers out there, Mullvad, to provide this service.