YouTube adds face blurring tool to protect anonymity


Google has incorporated a neat face blurring feature into YouTube in
the hope of protecting the anonymity of protests in videos posted to the

The video-sharing site says it is adding the tool following
a recent observation from human rights campaigners WITNESS that no
prominent sites offered the technology.

The feature can be turned on by ticking the Blur All Faces box within the video enhancements tool on the site.

YouTube uses the example of the Arab Spring protests in Egypt in a post on the YouTube blog.

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