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Picture this: you’re a marketer who’s just put together a fabulous podcast on the best ways to increase organic traffic. It’s professional, it’s insightful, and you’re ready to transcribe it and share it with the world. However, unbeknownst to you, your podcast contains a few snippets of sensitive information: there's a casual mention of a major city where your super secret startup hub is about to kick off, someone’s age is inadvertently revealed, even an email address slips into the conversation. The last thing you want is for this sensitive data to be available to your audience, but going through hours of recorded audio can be a daunting task.

Here’s where Deepgram’s latest update can be a game changer!

We're thrilled to introduce our enhanced redaction options for customers submitting pre-recorded audio to our hosted endpoint. Our advanced functionality enables you to select specific types of entities like locations, credit card numbers, or zodiac signs to be redacted from your transcriptions, ensuring the utmost privacy and confidentiality. There are dozens of possible categories that you can select for redaction, with just a few simple additions to your Deepgram request.

For instance, let's look at how effortlessly you can redact city names, ages, and emails:

Simply input the following into your command line:

curl \
  --request POST \
  --header 'Authorization: Token YOUR_DEEPGRAM_API_KEY' \
  --header 'Content-Type: audio/wav' \
  --data-binary @youraudio.wav \
  --url ''

And voila! Your transcriptions will come out clean, and your secret still safe.

This new functionality is a game-changer for professionals in areas like journalism, legal services, and more, where sensitive information abounds. But you can also imagine the possibilities for podcasters, video content creators, and many others, who can now ensure their content maintains privacy and accuracy without sacrificing their time.

Our mission at Deepgram is to make your work with audio data easier, more intuitive, and above all, safer. We know how much you value privacy and strive to give our customers the maximum control over their transcription output.

For more detailed instructions on implementing and customizing your redaction settings, see our updated developer documentation here.

Try out our innovative redaction feature today and be the guardian of your audio transcriptions. At Deepgram, we don’t just listen - we understand!

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