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US military's own YouTube

November 14, 2008

The US military has launched an official video-sharing site for American forces and their families called TroopTube, built by Seattle-based startup Delve Networks. Part of the technology of this site compresses video into a package to suit the viewers’ web connections, a clever solution to the bandwidth problem. It also includes a video search service, which works by transcribing the audio from each clip – which is then scanned by the Pentagon for copyright infringement, taste and any security risks.

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