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Date: 2012aug23
Product: Photoshop

Q.  How can I blur an area of a photo for privacy using Photoshop?

A.  First, do NOT use the teardrop-shaped blur tool.

Instead, do this:

Select the region using the Rectangular Marquee Tool. Pull down menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur Turn up the blur level until the image is indistinguishable in the preview.
I have heard of some crafty people unbluring so this isn't ultra secure. Use a solid black rectangle for the most security.