The Intercept's Guide to Leaking Zoom Meetings

Originally published at: https://brian.carnell.com/articles/2021/the-intercepts-guide-to-leaking-zoom-meetings/

Apparently, Zoom has both visual and audio watermarking features, making anonymously leaking a recording of a Zoom meeting difficult. The Intercept published a short guide about both “features,” What You Should Know Before Leaking A Zoom Meeting. The video watermark feature seems straightforward enough, When enabled, the video watermarking feature superimposes the username portion of each participant’s email address over the content they are viewing when another participant shares their screen and places the same watermark over the current active speaker. Because the video watermark appears across the entirety of the video frame, blurring may adversely impact the visibility of the underlying material. This is similar to watermarks that might be added to traditional documents. The audio watermarks, however, are insidious because it is not necessarily obvious they are being used; the only indication is a couple of obtuse graphical symbols that are displayed during the meeting. It is not…