Please say ain’t so….Smart phone APPS are about to make things a little bit easier for some who likes “stalking” people.
The new app “NameTag” is a facial recognition application that allows you to see a face in public take a snap shot and discover their online pictures and social media profiles without letting the person protect their identity.
The creators of this software say it will make people more connected and friendly, but for some this is a serious security concern.
According to the app’s developer, FacialNetwork.com:
NameTag links your face to a single, unified online presence that includes your contact information, social media profiles, interests, hobbies and passions and anything else you want to share with the world.
The software creates a search query of everything across the web and showing it to the person who snapped your face. Facebook, twitter, and other social media sites will also be added as well as any other content. Private information won’t be displayed. But online dating profiles will if the user has access to your image. It will soon be released for android and iphone. Hmm, will this make you think twice about the pictures you post?
According to spokeswoman Jordan McGee, NameTag is going to function like a real-time online search that’s triggered by facial recognition, cross-referencing information across the web and compiling it into one profile that’s presented to smartphone app users or Glass wearers – sometimes known as Glassholes.
FacialNetwork.com’s Kevin Alan Tussy told me that phone numbers and addresses won’t be displayed.