YouTube Just Made It Easier To Hide People's Identities In Videos

The feature could be useful for human rights activists.
SMS
YouTube Just Made It Easier To Hide People's Identities In Videos

YouTube has added another blurring effect to conceal identities in videos.

The effect can even blur moving objects.

The announcement seems to build on the company's 2012 facial blurring feature aimed specifically at helping activists capture valuable human rights video.

In a statement about that feature, YouTube cited a report from a nonprofit organization called WITNESS, which trains citizens on how to "expose human rights abuse."

"No matter what you're filming, it's important to think about the privacy of everyone you capture in your video before sharing online, especially if someone could be put at risk for speaking out," a representative for WITNESS said in a video.

The new feature is available on desktop versions of YouTube.

This video includes clips from YouTube and WITNESS.ORG and an image from Getty Images.

Featured Stories
Paul Ryan explains the Republican health care plan.

CBO: New GOP Health Care Bill Is More Expensive, Not More Effective

Wrinkled hand of an aged person

This New Treatment Could Make Your Cells Look Young Again

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

US To View Social Media History Of Some Visa Applicants