Thursday, July 19, 2012

One-Click Anonymity: YouTube Offers Automatic Face-Blurring

Kafka, Peter. "One-Click Anonymity: YouTube Offers Automatic Face-Blurring." All things D, July 18, 2012.

From the article: "YouTube is chock full of videos where lighting and camerawork make it hard to figure out who’s in the clip. Now YouTube is giving video-makers the ability to make it even harder to identify people.

Google’s site has rolled out a face blurring tool that’s supposed to let videomakers automatically obscure the faces of everyone in their clips. YouTube offers a number of reasons why you’d want to do this, like a protecting the privacy of kids at a basketball game." Read more