NameTag: Facial recognition app scans faces for dating profiles, criminal background
Obama and the NSA will be jealous. This kind of technology will become more and more mainstream.
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The makers of new app called NameTag are promising that in the future “your photo shares you” by allowing users to scan strangers using facial recognition technology and then match them to a publicly-available online profiles.
The app currently works on Google Glass but its makers, FacialNetwork.com, are promising to bring the technology to smartphones in the future. On mobiles users would have to take a photo and upload it to the company’s databases but with Google Glass the whole process can be automatic.
Google has currently banned the use of facial recognition on its Glass hardware, but the devices can be ‘jailbroken’ (that is, freed from the manufacturers’ restrictions) just like a mobile phone.
FacialNetwork have not made it clear how they will compile their database, but the suggestion is that any information that has been made public – users’ profiles on Twitter or Facebook for example – will be considered fair game.