NameTag app lets you scan faces to see if strangers are sex offenders

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If you’ve ever felt a little bit scared to talk to a stranger that you fancy, or if you’re a stalker then NameTag is the bit of tech for you. It’s a brand new app that’s going to be available for Android and iOS users that allows you to scan a picture of someone’s face to pull up this person’s entire online history under the guise of using it to date safely. The app allows users to scan photos against entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases in order to make sure the person you’re talking to is not a creep/doesn’t have a secret identity.


Where things start to get really interesting is when you apply the app to a pair of Google Glass enabled frames and use facial recognition software that scans the faces of people you’re looking at, giving you their entire history. So technically, with this app there will no longer be any anonymity for any of us when we’re out on a stalk date.

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 “I believe that this will make online dating and offline social interactions much safer and give us a far better understanding of the people around us,”

– the app’s cofounder Kevin Alan Tussy told CNET.

Say goodbye to privacy folks.

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