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Today we're launching face blurring - a new tool that allows you to obscure faces within videos with the click of a button.
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-oldís basketball game without broadcasting the childrenís faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube.
first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube
Google will surely get a lot of requests for the unblurred versions by various agencies.
Before you publish, you will see a preview of what your video will look like with faces blurred. When you save the changes to your video, a new copy is created with the blurred faces. You will then be given the option to delete the original video.
Visual anonymity in video allows people to share personal footage more widely and to speak out when they otherwise may not.
Because human rights footage, in particular, opens up new risks to the people posting videos and to those filmed, itís important to keep in mind other ways to protect yourself and the people in your videos [googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com]....
Protecting yourself and others in YouTube videos [googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com]
...Today, we announced a new face blurring tool that represents a first step toward providing visual anonymity in video.
Of course, anonymity is never a guarantee, and people who capture sensitive video footage should consider taking other precautions to keep themselves and their subjects safe. Here are three suggestions....
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