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YouTube’s new video blurring tool

The "YouTube" logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE

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YouTube has launched a new custom blurring tool that allows users to blur objects in any video.
Available on desktop versions of YouTube, the Enhancements feature lets creators blur objects — from license plates to wardrobe malfunctions — even while moving.
The tool, which uses new technology that analyzes the motion of any video, simply requires users to draw a box around the object they want to obscure. The area can be resized or moved at any time.
Announcing the news on its blog, YouTube explained that it designed the new tool “with visual anonymity in mind,” to protect people, contact information or financial data.

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