YouTube rolls out blurring tool to hide ‘sensitive’ content

New Delhi, Feb.27 (ANI): Video-sharing website YouTube has introduced a new custom blurring tool for its video creators to hide sensitive content inside their videos.

The blurring tool is currently available only on the desktop version of the YouTube.

“This will help video creators hide information such as vehicle licence plates, credit card numbers, wardrobe malfunctions, and other sensitive content,” the California based company said in a statement.

“While the use cases for this tool are vast, we built this feature with visual anonymity in mind. We wanted to give you a simple way to blur things like people, contact information, or financial data without having to remove and re-upload your content,” said Amanda Conway, YouTube Privacy Lead, in a blog post.

YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for USD 1.65 billion.

YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries. The site allows users to upload, view, rate, share and comment on videos, and it makes use of WebM, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. (ANI)

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