New Google Glass App Called NameTag Allows Users To Scan Strangers


What if you could walk into a bar, scan the room with your Google Glass and have it tell you if that person who just smiled at you is single, what they do for a living and even whether they have a criminal record?

Well, that is what the new Google Glass app NameTag hopes to do with their facial recognition technology.

Here’s how it works: Users must first “jail-break” their Google Glass in order to use Nametag since facial recognition is currently banned on Glass. They can then use Glass to snap someone’s photo, NameTag will scan the image and, within seconds, give any information on the person that has been made public, including social media and online dating profiles and even whether they’re a registered sex offender.

“It’s not about invading anyone’s privacy; it’s about connecting people that want to be connected,” says NameTag’s creator Kevin Alan Tussy. You can also have a separate NameTag profile for during work hours.

NameTag is currently available on Glass for Beta testers and hopes to be open to the public later this year. Once it launches, the only way people will be able to opt-out of being recognized is by joining the NameTag network. Everyone else will be fair game.

You can read more about the app here.




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