Low Latency No. 30: The Dark Knight uploads

YouTube is cracking down on anonymously uploaded videos; what does that mean for superheroes?

Blake Stevenson

YouTube is now encouraging video uploaders to use their real names . Is this the first sign of what's to come? Will our anonymity on YouTube become a thing of the past?

For now, users still have the option to opt out of disclosing their true identity, but a world in which YouTube videos are no longer anonymously uploaded appears much closer to reality than ever before. Of course we've seen things like this before. Most of us seem to have no problem giving away our personal information to Facebook, right?

Low Latency is a weekly comic on CNET's Crave blog written by CNET editor and podcast host Jeff Bakalar and illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Be sure to check Crave every Thursday at 8 a.m. PT for new panels! Want more? Here's every Low Latency comic so far .

About the author

Jeff is a host for CNET video and is regularly featured on CBS and CBSN. He founded the site's longest-running podcast, The 404, and also writes the site's tech comic, Low Latency. He is CNET's senior gaming editor and has an unhealthy obsession with ice hockey and pinball.

Blake Stevenson

Crave cartoonist Blake Stevenson is a full-time Web/graphic designer and illustrator working a day job in marketing. He fills the rest of his time creating illustrations based on his love of music, video games, comics, and old-school pop culture. See full bio

 

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