Facial Recognition App Will Allow Strangers To Know Almost Anything About You

Facial Recognition App Will Allow Strangers To Know Almost Anything About You

Obsessing over a coworker or someone you met at a bar?  Do you want to know their likes and dislikes, their favorite songs or whether they’re single without actually engaging in a conversation?   Well, NameTag could be the app for you.

Just take a picture through your smart phone and NameTag’s facial recognition software will compare the image to millions of online records.  If a match is found, NameTag will return a name, photos and social profile information.

An upside to the app; not only does it attempt to match the photo to social media sites, it will also run the image through various criminal databases, including the National Sex Offender Registry,  so you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the object of your obsession isn’t a criminal or child-molester.

NameTag’s co-founder, Kevin Alan Tussy, told CNET  “I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us”.

For those who want more than friendship, Tussy plans to add dating sites searches to the service.

Privacy?  What privacy?

“It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page, or maybe even see their dating site profile.”

The very existence of this app raises some privacy concerns.  Users on social sites generally prefer to choose who has access to their profiles.  Strangers having unrestricted access to this information is, frankly, quite scary.

For more information on this app, which will be available for the IOS, Android and Google Glass, you can head over to the web site FacialNetwork.com.

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