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YouTube adds face blurring utility

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jul 2012 1:01

YouTube adds face blurring utility The world's largest video sharing website has added the new feature to its system.
YouTube will now allow users to blur human faces automatically in videos they upload, in an effort to help protect the identities of those who would not want to identified, like political dissidents or children.

"Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old's basketball game without broadcasting the children's faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube," YouTube said in a blog post.

Already uploaded videos can be updated with the blur, and originals can be deleted.

"YouTube is proud to be a destination where people worldwide come to share their stories, including activists," YouTube added.

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