- Could be used by shops to offer discounts to customers
- System already being trialled in Nashville shops and bars
- Users must sign up to take part and ‘teach’ system what they look like
Shoppers could soon be automatically recognised when they walk into a shop using a controversial new camera.
Called Facedeals, the camera uses photos uploaded to Facebook to recognise people as they walk in.
Shoppers who agree to use the system, which has not been developed with Facebook, will be offered special deals.
A promotional video created to promote the concept shows drinkers entering a bar, and then being offerend cheap drinks as they are recognised.
‘Facebook check-ins are a powerful mechanism for businesses to deliver discounts to loyal customers, yet few businesses—and fewer customers—have realized it,’ said Nashville-based advertising agency Redpepper.
They are already trialling the scheme in firms close to their office.
‘A search for businesses with active deals in our area turned up a measly six offers.
‘The odds we’ll ever be at one of those six spots are low (a strip club and photography studio among them), and the incentives for a check-in are not nearly enticing enough for us to take the time.
‘So we set out to evolve the check-in and sweeten the deal, making both irresistible.
‘We call it Facedeals.’
The Facedeal camera can identify faces when people walk in by comparing Facebook pictures of people who have signed up to the service
Facebook recently hit the headlines when it bought face.com, an Israeli firm that pioneered the use of face recognition technology online.
The social networking giant uses the software to recognise people in uploaded pictures, allowing it to accurately spot friends.
The software uses a complex algorithm to find the correct person from their Facebook pictures
The Facebook camera requires people to have authorised the Facedeals app through their Facebook account.
This verifies your most recent photo tags and maps the biometric data of your face.
The system then learns what a user looks like as more pictures are approved.
This data is then used to identify you in the real world.
In a demonstration video, the firm behind the camera showed it being used to offer free drinks to customers if they signed up to the system.
11 thoughts on “The Facebook camera that can recognise you every time you walk into a shop”
I don’t do Facebook, Twitter, Tweet, or any of those things.
Never did trust them.
I never did trust them myself #1. Trust google and you put yourself in jepordy for them to interpret in any way they see fit.
Hi NWO Hatr,
I do NOT do CIAbook, twitter or any of that nonsense.
It is ALL owned, directly or indirectly by the CIA thru front companies.
There is a specific motive for the CIA to accumulate so much information on you,.. and it is NOT to your benefit!
It is hard enough trying to retain your so called “Right to privacy” as is,.. but to willing subjugate yourself to it,.. is an act of pure,.. 100%, undaultered idiocy.
There is nothing wrong with the technology,.. its the malfeasant and criminal use of it by our treasonous gov’t that is alarming.
JD – US Marines – Big Brother is clearly alive and well!
Absolutely, JD. That’s been my thinking all along. They have far too much information on us as it is, so why bother to give them any unnecessary freebies.
On an unrelated subject though, I would like to hear any information on scalar weapons you may be at liberty to divulge.
In fact, I would love to see an entire article on this subject on this site.
It’s the one area in which my education is sadly lacking.
Orwell must be proud
Concentration Camp America.
Be fore warned.
The mine set of the American people “IT’S FREE” so why not I want mine.
If I don’t have a need for it, I don’t want it free or not!
Facebook sucks……All it does is dumb down the hell out of our population. People spend 10 hours at a time doing nothing on the damn thing. Rather be enjoying life outside, learning how to hunt and survive, learning the woods.
“Shoppers could soon be automatically recognised when they walk into a shop using a controversial new camera.”
Who in their right mind wants everyone to know who they are when they step into the door? I get nervous when even an employee comes up and says “Hello” to me. I don’t know them and unless I want something, stay the hell out of my way.
“Shoppers who agree to use the system, which has not been developed with Facebook, will be offered special deals.”
Agree to use the system? The fact that you already walk into the door and are on camera proves the fact that you don’t need to “AGREE” to anything for them to start taking pictures of you.
“‘Facebook check-ins are a powerful mechanism for businesses to deliver discounts to loyal customers, yet few businesses—and fewer customers—have realized it,’ said Nashville-based advertising agency Redpepper.”
So is this how they are trying to push this agenda? Using this pathetic gimmick? Please!
“The Facedeal camera can identify faces when people walk in by comparing Facebook pictures of people who have signed up to the service”
Again, why would you want everyone to recognize you when you walk in? Do you want everyone in the world to know that you are not home and that they can rob your house or take your car without worry or mug you when you come out? It’s like advertising with a big “I’m right here!” flag. Also, do you think you will become a celebrity or something? I mean, really. Get out of your Miley Cyrus mind frame. I hate it when I see those hidden black cameras staring at you in places like Walmart or Target. I feel like I can’t even scratch my ass in an empty aisle without someone watching and our MSM wants us to celebrate the fact that security is now seen as “FUN” and everyone should be on camera so the government can covertly spy on you, using that data. UGH! The people in this world are so naive.
By the way, if you don’t have any problems with this and want to be like a celebrity, then I’m sure you can ask Winnona Ryder how she feels about this. And I’m sure she’s not the only one.
Honestly, the elite can find ANY way to make something knowingly bad, immoral, unethical and unconstitutional appear to be good and a fun experience for all. They are so good at this. It’s incredible. They must sit up at night and think about ways to do this and screw with people. I wish I had enough money to spend my leisure time that way. Actually, I’d spend that time finding a hobby. But that’s just me.
People on Facebook can also sign up for a ‘FREE PROGRAM’ that uses the GPS data from their cell phones to track their location in real time. It updates their status and can advise their ‘friends’ where they are.
I use the term ‘friends’ very loosely as when I was on FB I had hundreds of friends. They were mostly people that I had gone to school with. Why people from decades ago had any interest in what I was up to is just weird! FB is somewhat like a group wank, everyone seems to be trying to show that they have wonderful lives, they are doing really well and that they are acquiring lots of meaningless but ‘substantial’ stuff.
FB also once had this competition(sponsored by Coca-Cola if I remember right) where you uploaded your image, gave them permission to use your biometric data and they then compared you with everyone else in their ‘fun and games’ biometric database. This was supposedly to see if you had a lookalike somewhere in the world. I suspect that when you clicked agree you gave your full permission for anyone connected to the corporation or our political masters to do whatever they wanted with your biometrics.