Yet another reason not to use #Zoom's proprietary video conferencing service. They care more about their public image than their users' security, and lie about trying to silence security researchers doing responsible disclosure with hush money:
@strypey Jitsi Meet uses an end-to-end encrypted transfer model, so bandwidth reqs increase exponentially with # of participants. Need to have a spoked model to achieve usable performance for more than 5-8 participants. BBB can (depending on central server grunt) theoretically support hundreds or even thousands.
@lightweight ah, OK. Does BBB achieve this by just doing without encryption, or by managing it differently?
@strypey It has to decrypt the stream at the central point to create a "spoke" model... (each user gets a combined stream of video which is bounded in bandwidth).