Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Facial recognition mobile app
The new normal in a brave new world with the best startup pitch ever: “it’s about connecting people that want to be connected.” Cory Doctorow writes on BoingBoing:

A new mobile app called “Nametag” adds facial recognition to phone photos; take a pic of someone and feed it to the app and the app will search Facebook, Twitter, sex offender registries and (if you’d like) dating sites to try and put a name to the face. Kevin Alan Tussy, speaking for Facialnetwork (who make Nametag) promises that this won’t be a privacy problem, because “it’s about connecting people that want to be connected.”
"People will soon be able to login to www.NameTag.ws and choose whether or not they want their name and information displayed to others,” he said. “It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people that want to be connected. We will even allow users to have one profile that is seen during business hours and another that is only seen in social situations.”
It’s a little unclear, but what that seems to indicate to us is that, if you want to keep your privacy — and your option to identify yourself — intact, you’ll need to create a NameTag profile — opt-out, not opt-in.

[nametag] [boingboing] [gif is part of another facial recognition tech]

Facial recognition mobile app

The new normal in a brave new world with the best startup pitch ever: “it’s about connecting people that want to be connected.” Cory Doctorow writes on BoingBoing:

A new mobile app called “Nametag” adds facial recognition to phone photos; take a pic of someone and feed it to the app and the app will search Facebook, Twitter, sex offender registries and (if you’d like) dating sites to try and put a name to the face. Kevin Alan Tussy, speaking for Facialnetwork (who make Nametag) promises that this won’t be a privacy problem, because “it’s about connecting people that want to be connected.”

"People will soon be able to login to www.NameTag.ws and choose whether or not they want their name and information displayed to others,” he said. “It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people that want to be connected. We will even allow users to have one profile that is seen during business hours and another that is only seen in social situations.”

It’s a little unclear, but what that seems to indicate to us is that, if you want to keep your privacy — and your option to identify yourself — intact, you’ll need to create a NameTag profile — opt-out, not opt-in.

[nametag] [boingboing] [gif is part of another facial recognition tech]

Notes

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    I… I don’t even. What the fuck kinda world are we living in…
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    WE ARE TRULY SET ON THE PATH OF SELF MUTILATION AND DESTRUCTION
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    lol. this shit already exists on an LE level. this is just military —-> private sector trickle-down.
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    Kreep’n simplified
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    Scary
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    creepy only…
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    Nothing is sacred ;_;
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