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TMCNet:  New Google Glass app scans stranger's face with just a glance [Asian News International]

[February 07, 2014]

New Google Glass app scans stranger's face with just a glance [Asian News International]

(Asian News International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Washington, Feb. 07 (ANI): A new app for Google's wearable computing device, Glass, reportedly scans and identifies strangers using facial recognition technology.

The app, dubbed NameTag, would also require individuals to opt-out of a process that culls their information from public social media accounts.

App's developer FacialNetwork said that with NameTag app running on Google Glass a user can simply glance at someone nearby and instantly see that person's name, occupation and even visit their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter profiles in real-time, the Washington Times reports.


Google has currently banned the use of facial recognition on its Glass hardware after apparent concerns expressed by security experts.

Although, FacialNetwork hasn't specified how it would compile their database, but it could use any information that has been made public on Twitter or Facebook by users to provide information.

Doing so triggers privacy concerns, but the company has said that individuals could opt-out of the system by signing up to the company's NameTag service, and the app is not about invading someone's privacy but connecting people who want to be connected, the report added. (ANI) (c) 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company

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