Saturday, July 21, 2012

YouTube offering ways to blur faces in video uploads

California: Video-sharing website YouTube is now adding an amazing feature with the help of which people can blur faces in a submitted video.

The new tool is designed keeping in mind to protect a person’s privacy. The tool when applied before submitting the video, simply blurs faces.

The feature will be available from late Wednesday and will appear under the “Additional features” editing enhancements.

Google Inc., which owns YouTube, is warning that blurring faces by itself may not guarantee anonymity. Background scenery or a license plate might give away someone’s identity, as might a recognisable voice. The software also might miss a face or two, though people will have a chance to review the blurring before submitting it.

YouTube was quoted saying to a news agency that “the feature allows people to share personal footage more widely and to speak out when they otherwise may not.”

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