NameTag: Facial recognition app scans faces for dating pages, police arrest records

Computer Software for Bing Glass culls information from social networking pages, online dating sites, and unlawful registries – plans for a smartphone software are within the works

  • James Vincent
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  • Thursday 9 January 2014 15:42 ^moreThanTen
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The makers of brand new app called NameTag are promising that in the near future “your picture shares you” by enabling users to scan strangers utilizing facial recognition technology then match them to a publicly-available online pages.

The application presently works on Bing Glass but its manufacturers, FacialNetwork.com, are guaranteeing to create the technology to smart phones later on. The whole process can be automatic on mobiles users would have to take a photo and upload it to the company’s databases but with Google Glass.

Bing has presently prohibited making use of facial recognition on its Glass equipment, nevertheless the products could be ‘jailbroken’ (this is certainly, free of the manufacturers’ limitations) exactly like a phone that is mobile.

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FacialNetwork never have managed to make it clear the way they will compile their database, nevertheless the recommendation is the fact that any information that is made general public – users’ profiles on Twitter or Twitter for example – will likely be considered game that is fair.

People can opt-out associated with the system, but just by signing as much as the company’s NameTag service. The apps’ makers describe this as a “single, unified on line presence which includes your email address, social networking pages, passions, hobbies and interests and other things you need to share aided by the globe.”

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