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Why blurring sensitive information is a bad idea | dheera.net | Dheera Venkatraman's web site
The solution is simple: Don't blur your images! Instead, just color over them: Remember, you want to leave your visitors with NO information, not blurred information.
hacking  image  security  blurring  mosaic  censoring  redacting 
9 weeks ago by fjordaan
The Machines That Claim to Uncensor Japanese Pornography
This is about as absurd as analyzing the shape of black lines in redacted documents for the removed words. The hardware is obviously a scam to separate fools from their money.

Why would one even care to? It's not like there is a lack of uncensored material online or even in other media.

Perhaps it's a rejection of the specific aesthetics of the censorship? Blocky pixelations are jarring and draw attention to itself - this is used for specific effect in other contexts.

Ironically, in the USA, most people are more familiar with gaussian blur blobs and usually block out trademarks, logos, and other identifying marks.

Also novel is the job listings of paid censors, which has always been the inflection point of the inherent hypocrisy of censorship: I have to see it {so,but,however} you can't.
japan  pornography  censorship  video  mosaic  distortion  aesthetics  design 
may 2018 by po
Twitter
RT : 25 years ago today, the debuted, and the web, as we know it, was born.. Did any of you imagine the…
Mosaic  Browser  from twitter
may 2018 by mshook
April 22, 1993: Mosaic Browser Lights Up Web With Color, Creativity | WIRED
1993: NCSA Mosaic 1.0, the first web browser to achieve popularity among the general public, is released. With it, the web as we know it begins to flourish. The web in the early 1990s was mostly text. People were posting images, photos, and audio or video clips on web pages. But these pieces of “multimedia” \[…\]
history  mosaic  web 
april 2018 by zmoog

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