None of your pixelated or blurred information will stay safe on the internet

qz.com

Pixellation is no longer an effective way to obscure visual information. Look at the image below, blurred with YouTube's blur feature. Using deep learning, researchers were able to identify blurred faces like these at a shocking rate: "On an industry standard dataset where humans had 0.19% chance of identifying a face, the algorithm had 71% accuracy (or 83% if allowed to guess five times)." Wow.

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