Zoom, an American-based communications company, which was founded in 2011 with the video calls software launched in 2013, has seen its use skyrocket for the last few months due to the lockdown actions taken by different countries of the world that has kept billions of people at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, it is safe to say Zoom is the new Skype. However, security personnel and reporters have put Zoom under serious scrutiny due to privacy and security issues.
Security glitches and lapses have been discovered due to poor encryption actions taken by the company, which means that a third-party can still have access to information between the participants of a call despite their claims of the use of end-to-end encryption on the company’s marketing samples and materials.
Brave Browser, a browser that is centered around privacy and which is run by crypto-currency has launched an in-browser encrypted video call feature which is called “Brave Together”.
Brave Software which was founded in 2015 unveiled this new feature. The video call is secured by end-to-end encryption which means that only the users communicating can access information, not excluding the company itself and its personnel.
It is available to all users of iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Unlimited video calls featuring two participants can be made via this encrypted video service and is accessible to all Brave users without the need for account sign-up.
The limitation of this service is that calls can only be made between two participants, unlike Zoom calls that can feature up to 100 participants.
Tests are however being carried out at the moment for video calls that can feature more than two participants. It is being tested on Brave Nightly, which is the development version of the Brave Browser.