Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS,
and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and
find out who they are -- complete with social networking and online dating
Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture
their face using your device's camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly
to NameTag's server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online
records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such
as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might
have publicly posted photos of themselves.
And, if you're interested in that person in a more-than-passing fashion, the
app's creator -- FacialNetwork -- is working on technology that will allow
scanning of profile pictures on online dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish,
OKCupid, and Match.com.
In the US, it will also match the photo against more than 450,000 entries in
the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.
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