YouTube adds face-blurring tool

To help protect dissidents using videos to tell

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To help protect dissidents using videos to tell their stories in countries with repressive government regimes, YouTube created a new tool allowing people to easily blur faces within upload videos. (July 17, 2012) (Credit: Handout)

Video website YouTube unveiled on Wednesday a way for users to automatically blur human faces in videos they upload, a feature that would help protect the identities of political dissidents, YouTube parent Google Inc said.

Once known more as a repository for fuzzy, homemade cat videos, YouTube has become a growing destination for slick, highly produced entertainment and serious news content.

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