Witness In The News

  • Jaime Lynn Bulter, Our Children's Trust: The State Has a Sovereign Obligation Over "All the Earth and Air"

    July 25, 2012 - Planet Save

    Planet Save discusses the Atmospheric Trust Litigation and Jaime Lynn Bulter's appeal to the state of Arizona, "to develop a climate recovery plan that will protect Arizona's resources for future generations."

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  • YouTube's Face-Blurring Technology Enables Anonymity

    EFF claims "anonymous speech is crucial to political and social discourse." They review the new YouTube face blurring feature and provide a link to Sam Gregory's blog. 

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  • Web A Double-Edged Sword for Free Speech

    July 21, 2012 - San Francisco Gate

    The San Francisco Gate reviews the new YouTube face-blurring tool and how lack of anonymity, "can also put the identity of speakers at risk."

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  • The Privacy vs Publicity Quandary

    July 21, 2012 - The Hindu

    "Thanks to smartphones, practically every person  on the road is a citizen journalist." YouTube's new face-blurring tool reduces the risk that activists face when uploading their videos.

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  • Face-Blurring Comes Into Focus For Journalists

    This week, YouTube announced a feature that should catch the eye of video journalists and bloggers working in dangerous conditions. After uploading to YouTube, you can now deploy a "blur faces" post-production tool.

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  • Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change at First Stewards Symposium

    July 20, 2012 - First Stewards

    Jul. 17-20: Nelson Kanuk, youth plaintiff in TRUST Alaska, was the youngest of four Climate Witnesses to speak at the week-long First Stewards Symposium, a national event held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington D.C. The symposium brought together as many as 300 coastal indigenous tribal elders, leaders, scientists, witnesses, and other scientists and policy leaders from around the nation to discuss traditional ecological knowledge and what it can teach us about past, present, and future adaptation to climate change. Nelson is one of four official “witnesses” to the symposium.

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  • YouTube Introduces Face-Blurring Technology

    July 20, 2012 - The Telegraph

    Rioters will be able to hide their identities in video footage they post online after Google introduced new face-blurring technology.

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  • YouTube Protects Protestors With New Facial Blur Feature

    July 19, 2012 - ReadWriteWeb

    YouTube announced in a blog post on Wednesday a new tool to blur faces in videos.

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  • YouTube Blurs the Lines

    July 19, 2012 - Marketplace

    The video site rolled out a new tool yesterday that can  blur faces in videos. The editing feature was built in response to the increasing amount of dissident video-makers who use the site to get out news of their struggles, sometimes putting people featured in the clips at great risk.

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  • YouTube Lets Video Posting Thugs Blur Faces

    July 19, 2012 - NBC Bay Area

    YouTube launched the new face-blurring tool in order to decrease the risk surrounding activists. This article questions whether the new feature will also lead to the posting of pranks by people who can now conceal their identity. 

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