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Signal App Releasing Feature that Blurs Out Faces

Have you ever taken a photo and accidentally caught someone staring into your photo? If so, then you must be familiar with the struggle of deciding whether you should post the photo that could possibly violate the stranger's privacy. Thankfully, a messaging app has unveiled a new feature that focuses on privacy. 

Signal, an iOS and Android messaging app, has revealed that it has included end-to-end encryption on its app. As noted by the developer, its app is currently being used by protest organizers in the country. The developer shared:

"At Signal, we support the people who have gone into the streets to make their voices heard. We believe that something in America needs to change, and even if we don't know exactly how, we support and trust in the people who are self-organizing around the country to figure it out. Many of the people and groups who are organizing for that change are using Signal to communicate, and we're working hard to keep up with the increased traffic. We've also been working to figure out additional ways we can support everyone in the street right now."

The latest update now includes a feature that blurs out the faces of individuals taken in a photo. 

"Now it's easy to give every face a hiding place or draw a fuzzy trace over something you want to erase. Simply tap on the new blur tool icon to get started."

Signal shares that this blur feature is not perfect. It is not able to detect faces 100% of the time. The developer encourages users to manually use the blur brush to "obscure additional faces or areas in a photo."

Since this process occurs on the phone, the tool helps protect the user's privacy. Signal has already submitted the update to both the Google Play Store and the App Store. It should be disseminated soon. 

You can learn more about the app here.



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  1. You're at a public space, at a public rally, standing on a public street. If you want privacy, you probably shouldn't be there in the first place.

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