Today's Scuttlebot: Protecting Dissidents on YouTube, and Running Late

Today's Scuttlebot: Protecting Dissidents on YouTube, and Running Late

bits.blogs.nytimes.com
New The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a face-blurring tool on YouTube and one of the first photos of what became the iPad....
Today's Scuttlebot: Protecting Dissidents on YouTube, and Running Late
           

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