“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.”
Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture their face using your device’s camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag’s server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves.
And, if you’re interested in that person in a more-than-passing fashion, the app’s creator — FacialNetwork — is working on technology that will allow scanning of profile pictures on online dating sites, such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, and Match.com.
In the US, it will also match the photo against more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.
“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,” said FacialNetwork’s Kevin Alan Tussy. “It’s much easier to meet interesting new people when we can simply look at someone, see their Facebook, review their LinkedIn page, or maybe even see their dating site profile. Often we were interacting with people blindly or not interacting at all. NameTag on Google Glass can change all that.”
Tussy does not account for a person who might have an online profile listed privately, or what would happen if the app matches someone with a person listed in the sex offender registry by mistake. CNet reported that instead, he encouraged people to log into the app’s website and opt out of being identified.
NameTag releases first face recognition app for Google Glass, recognizes 450K sex offenders:
Police departments have begun using Google Glass:
The CredentialME app uses facial recognition to identify strangers:
The Android App – CredentialME AppLock FaceR CredentialME AppLock enables the Android smart phone user to use Facial Recognition as the biometric authentication to unlock any application installed on the user’s Android device. CME AppLock provides the options of either letting the device camera automatically take a picture of your face and thereby verify via Face Recognition the user or use a password to secure the user’s choice of applications on the handset. FaceR CredentialME is the most impressive and accurate face recognition platform. Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, FaceR CredentialME accurately verifies your identity using only your face. CredentialME demonstrates real facial recognition authentication utilizing cloud-based web service facial search and retrieval applications.
The iPhone App – CredentialME FaceR CredentialME for the iPhone does the same face recognition and authentication as the Android CredentialME AppLock only it does not control securing individual applications on the iPhone.Both applications can be used as a second factor authentication via bundling with third party applications.With the advancement of smartphones and the projected increase in usage for handheld computers, especially with the introduction of 4G, end users are going to be doing things that they just couldn’t do before. More data and personal information is going to be stored and accessed directly from the end user’s mobile phone. Paul Schuepp, President and CEO for Animetrics said, “We’re carrying in our pocket now full functioning powerful computing and communications devices with integrated applications that run our businesses, our social networks, our life. It has become most important to protect our applications so that only I can use my private and personal apps. FaceR CredentialME provides the powerful security of an easy to use biometric. Your face is your credential and only your credential. Enterprises and consumers can use this powerful tool to secure their mobile systems via a wireless connection to a cloud-based security solution”.
Both versions of the FaceR applications are based on Animetrics Patented 2D-3D FACEngineTMFacial Recognition Technology. CredentialME is also offered for use to smartphone application developers to embed for primary or two factor authentication in securing their app.
Headquartered in Conway, N.H., Animetrics is a leading developer of cloud-based web service facial search and retrieval applications. The Animetrics90 and Animetrics180 product family is the first come-to-market 2D-3D enabled full 90 degree and 180 degree facial search engine. Based on three patents, the 2D-3D FACEngineTM technology allows for pose and lighting invariant facial search across a broad range of operating conditions. Animetrics is driving market acceptance of facial recognition biometrics in government, homeland security, law enforcement, and now with its recent consumer release of its FaceRTM line, mobile platforms as well, including iPhone and Windows Mobile devices.
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