Best videoconference platform
Last updated: September 15, 2021
Here's our favorite videoconference platform: Jitsi.
Why: Jitsi offers free, open-source video conferencing and can serve as the basis for other services, like Swiss-based kMeet.
• Whereby: based in Norway rather than Silicon Valley, it’s less prone to the security and surveillance problems that plague Zoom.
• Jami, free software for videoconferencing and messaging. Peer-to-peer, not centralized, and end-to-end encrypted.
• Jitsi Meet vs. Whereby: a good comparison of features between Jitsi, Whereby, and Zoom (Rolf Mistelbacher, April 14, 2020)
• From Ars Technica (Aug 2, 2021): “Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that it lied about offering end-to-end encryption and gave user data to Facebook and Google without the consent of users.” There’s no evidence that Zoom leadership has become trustworthy since then.
• How to use the Zoom malware safely on Linux if you absolutely have to (Aral Balkan from Better, June 25, 2020)
Show your support of Good Reports.
We have no paywall for our recommendations, because we're passionate about sharing them. But it's expensive to create and maintain the site.
Please pitch in so that we can keep Good Reports going.