Invasion of Privacy? App Matches Strangers’ Photos to Their Online Profiles

Face reqJan. 9, 2014

By Fox News Insider on Shepard Smith Reporting

A new facial recognition app will allow users to snap photos of strangers, and then find out all about them online.

NameTag, which is currently being developed, uses facial recognition technology to match people to their social media profiles. Anything that you or your friends have ever publicly posted about you will be accessible

In other words, a NameTag user could walk by a stranger, snap a photo on his or her smartphone, and then pull up contact information, photos and social media profiles without the stranger’s consent.

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