Nametag. Real time facial recognition for Glass, no privacy concerns


When Glass was launched, Google said there would be no facial recognition until they worked out privacy concerns and are supposedly continuing that policy. Yet the just released beta of Nametag ignores privacy concerns or making it opt-in. ‘With Nametag, your photo shares you.” Retch.

This is the extent of Nametag concerns for your privacy, which are essentially zero.

Google has announced that facial recognition will not yet be supported for Glass; undoubtedly due to pressure from privacy groups but believes that by providing applications with such vast societal benefits, Google will eventually reconsider.

Damn those pesky privacy groups. And tell me again, just what are the societal benefits of having a mobile app ID you when you’re at the supermarket?

The real world is about to become a much more connected place. Utilizing some of the most accurate facial recognition software in the world, NameTag can spot a face using Google Glass’ camera, send it wirelessly to a server, compare it to millions of records and in seconds return a match complete with a name, additional photos and social media profiles.

There are some people, like law enforcement, doctors, IRS auditors, the famous (and their kids), who seriously do not want to be ID’ed walking down the street and who could be in danger if they were. This noxious app is an invasion of privacy made worse by Nametag clearly not caring.