Photo: ymphotos (Shutterstock) Before you share the private contents of a Zoom meeting publicly—ideally for noble reasons—know that there are lots of different ways that the meeting’s host can pinpoint you as the leaker. And that could come with a whole host of legal or professional problems. I was a bit shocked to find just how easy it is to figure out which of a meeting’s participants is responsible for leaking the meeting. While I’ve pored over the contents of my Zoom Pro account’s settings, I never stumbled across Zoom’s watermarking features—mainly because they’re reserved for admins of fancier enterprise accounts. But they’re quite powerful, and they’re not something I’d expect most people to know about. (Hat-tip to The Intercept for pointing these methods out.) A company can watermark its Zoom meetings in two different ways. First, there’s the obvious one: video watermarks. If a company enables this feature, then part of a user’s email address will be superimposed on the video when they’re watching a shared screen; similarly, the person sharing their screen will have part of their email address stuck onto the video, like so: Zoom’s example assumes one’s email address starts with “admin@” Screenshot: Zoom If a company is using this watermarking feature, it’ll be obvious—I don’t believe you’ll see any kind of warning icon. All you’ll need to look for is the hard-to-see text over your face during screen sharing. That text does not appear on a webcam feed during a regular video chat (if […]