Why blurring sensitive information is a bad idea

Monday, 8 January 2007, 12:24 AM EST

Undoubtedly you have all seen photographs of people on TV and online who have been blurred to hide faces.

For the most part this is all fine with peoples' faces as there isn't a convenient way to reverse the blur back into a photo so detailed that you can recognise the photo. So that's good if that is what you intended. However, many people also resort to blurring sensitive numbers and text. I'll illustrate why that is a BAD idea.

At Dheera.

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