Whether you’re uploading videos of your young child dancing around the living room or of a controversial protest, you may want to keep the identities of the people in your videos under wraps. YouTube announced Wednesday that it’s introducing a facial blurring tool that will let anyone using the site’s Web video editor obscure the identities of people in their shots. The tool itself is fairly straightforward — users can go to the “Enhancements” tab in the video editor and apply the filter. The tool won’t work on every face, YouTube said. “This is emerging technology, which means it sometimes has difficulty detecting faces depending on the angle, lighting, obstructions and video quality. It’s possible that certain faces or frames will not be blurred,” YouTube policy associate Amanda Conway wrote in a blog post. Read the full story at The Washington Post.
YouTube offers facial blurring for videos
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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).