An article by Mehreen Kasana on Input Magazine made the rounds, talking about the “attention tracking” feature in Zoom, and how creepy and invasive it is.
It is. But it can also be disabled for any account - and if disabled for a campus account, it can also be locked out for all users.
— "Whether you have Zoom account or not," the company's privacy page states, "we may collect Personal Data from or about you when you use or otherwise interact with our Products." https://t.co/pzQVfwxRfh— Wolfgang Wozniak ʬ 🇭🇰 🇹🇼 (@Ouren) March 21, 2020
Here’s a quick tour of the Account Settings panel, with 5 pages of scrolling to get to the privacy setting to turn off “attention tracking”: