Large numbers of images are uploaded and shared over the internet, e.g., via email, social networks, messaging applications, image sharing applications or websites, etc. Such images can sometimes include potentially sensitive information. This disclosure describes techniques to automatically identify and redact potentially sensitive information from images or other media. A tool that implements content detection and redaction can be integrated at various points in applications that are used to share images. The redaction is under user control and can be performed at the point of capture, at the point of upload, etc. Automatic detection and user-controlled redaction of images can prevent leakage of potentially sensitive information.
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Cheng, Andrew, "Automatic Image Redaction", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 16, 2021)