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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.
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.
Individuals can opt-out of the system, but only by signing up to the company’s NameTag service.
“It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy;...
The developers are currently creating technology that will allow their facial recognition software to compare results with photos from dating sites including Plenty of Fish, Ok Cupid and Match. The technology also currently allows American users to compare photos with the more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.
“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,” said Tussy.
I wonder if a small mirrored head band would defeat this? or, if there are small innovative cosmetic changes you can add to prevent it?