YouTube Unveils Face Blurring SystemJuly 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bid to protect the identities of those who upload critical videos on its service, YouTube on Wednesday unveiled its face blurring system. The system will help those who upload video on the system to blur faces.
The system is especially useful during a period where the video sharing service has become the preferred platform where videos from political dissidents are shared. The rebels in Syria have uploaded more than dozen videos of their struggle with the country’s authorities. The rebels hope to canvas support for their struggles with the authorities. Several people have been killed since the insurgency started last year.
In a bog post on Wednesday, YouTube revealed that, “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.”
Several millions of amateur videos are uploaded on YouTube each year. Some of the notable videos that has been uploaded on the platform include footage from the Japanese tsunami and the Arab Spring.
YouTube is owned by Internet giant Google.
- Why was Guwahati molestation video put on YouTube, ask netizens - Jul 13, 2012
- YouTube increases video upload limit to 15 minutes - Aug 01, 2010
- YouTube to show British royal wedding live - Apr 20, 2011
- YouTube launches iPhone app with advertisements - Sep 12, 2012
- You tube unveils live broadcasting service - Apr 12, 2011
- YouTube pays 100,000 pounds for British family's video - Nov 14, 2011
- J&K; wants anti-Islam video blocked - Sep 14, 2012
- Capture, watch 3D visuals on LG phone - minus the glasses - Feb 15, 2011
- Media prints Malaysian sex video stills, airs parts of video - Apr 06, 2011
- Royal wedding will be streamed live on YouTube - Apr 20, 2011
- YouTube to 'improve search techniques on site' - Nov 11, 2010
- Social networking sites flooded with Japan earthquake news - Mar 12, 2011
- YouTube removes sex video implicating Malaysian opposition leader - Apr 05, 2011
- Google axes five products - Jul 04, 2012
- Imran to launch video travelogue for 'Ek Main Aur...' (With Image) - Jan 24, 2012
Tags: activists, amateur videos, anonymity, authorities, basketball game, canvas support, google, insurgency, internet giant, political dissidents, preferred platform, protest footage, rebels, struggle, syria, tsunami, youtube