Creepiest SmartPhone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

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Imagine for a moment, that you are at the farmer’s market on a Saturday morning, getting your veggies and minding your own business. Suddenly, a creepy guy with a comb-over approaches you. “Hey, there.  I bet you like long walks on the beach and strawberry margaritas, baby.”  

What? you think. How on earth did he know that?  

Then he begins to talk to you, and it’s eerie, simply uncanny all the things Mr. Creepster has in common with you.  Suddenly you realize, he is all but plagiarizing that profile you put on OKCupid last month in the hopes of meeting Mr. Right. He knows that you don’t smoke, that you have 3 children, the city in which you reside, what you do for a living, and that you go hiking alone to enjoy the solitude of a nearby mountain trail every single weekend. 

Putting the “stalk” in stalker, a new facial recognition app for Smartphones will allow a user to scan a crowd and pinpoint people with profiles on online dating sites or social media sites. NameTag, designed for Android and iOS, scans a person in whom the user is interested and looks for that person on dating sites such as PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Match as well as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

NameTag wirelessly sends the photo that the user has surreptitiously taken of the prospective date to a server, where it is then compared to millions of records. In seconds, a match is returned that has the unwitting victim’s full name, additional photos and all social media profiles.

Check out this rather disturbing blurb on the NameTag website, where they’re actually encouraging people to register their photos voluntarily:

With NameTag, Your Photo Shares You.

Why leave meeting amazing people up to chance? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with others who share your passions!

Connect your info and interests with the world by simply sharing your most unique feature – your face.  Nametag links your face to a single, unified online presence that includes your contact information, social media profiles, interests, hobbies and passions and anything else you want to share with the world.

Using the NameTag smartphone or Google Glass app, simply snap a pic of someone you want to connect with and see their entire public online presence in one place.

Don’t be a Stranger :)

The app strongly encourages you to register yourself so that people on the street can instantly know everything about you. Who on earth would think that this is a good idea?  I fear an alarming number of people might think so, sadly.

Here’s Jane, NameTag’s example profile holder.

Meet Jane – by using NameTag

Jane has lots of different social media profiles and loves to meet new people. By using NameTag, she can link all her social networks to her face and share her information and meet new people in an instant. At work, she opts to have just her Professional Profile information visible, but when she goes out to happy hour with her friends, she changes her profile settings to Personal and displays more details, like her hobbies, interests and relationship status.

Bad idea, Jane. There’s a pervy dude that just took your picture and is now salaciously thinking about your single self doing yoga.

The techy folks think that this is just great:

NameTag’s creator Kevin Alan Tussy said: ‘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.

‘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 can change all that.’

Tom Wiggins, Deputy Editor of tech mag Stuff, thinks the app is a good idea, but that users should exercise caution.

He said: ‘It could be very handy if you’re not afraid of scaring people off with your creepy app. It’s evidently pretty clever but I think most people would find it quite invasive. And isn’t the point of dating to find out more about people? This kind of defeats the object.

‘In terms of privacy, I assume it’s only finding information that you’ve already put online, so it’s not really any more of a risk to privacy than adding photos to Facebook.’ (source)

Could it get any creepier or more invasive? I’m glad you asked. YES! It actually CAN.

The app doesn’t stop at accessing dating profiles and Facebook accounts.  Oh no!  Just like a Ginsu knife commercial, wait, there’s more! If you order right now, you’ll get this great bonus!

For added peace of mind, the user can also cross-reference the photos against more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases. (source)

So this cheapo app is going to take ONE PICTURE and tell you that someone is in a criminal data base.   Can you imagine the potential vigilante applications of this?

First of all, we all know that the “justice” system is anything that just, and that not everyone who is registered as a “sex offender” is actually a threat to society. Think about an 18 year old who dated a 16 year old, for example. Suddenly anyone could be pinpointed as a sex offender, while they’re just going about their business at the grocery store or the mall.

Secondly, this is not a state-of-the-art facial recognition program. What if it’s wrong? What if it says that guy pushing the grocery cart full of juice boxes and animal crackers to the checkout stand is a purveyor of kiddie porn, but he’s actually just a dad with 3 kids at home?

SmartPhones seem to have taken the place of SmartPeople. Not only have electronic devices taken away many interpersonal communications and experiences (see this video), now they’re taking away the mystery of getting to know somebody new, and they’re boiling the magic of attraction down to facial recognition and algorithms.

With stuff like this, the eugenicists won’t need birth control to depopulate the world.  People will just connect via their smartphones. Problem solved.

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28 thoughts on “Creepiest SmartPhone App Yet Scans Crowd for People with Dating Site Profiles

  1. This is very creepy! I do not have a facebook, twitter, pinterest, or any other social media. I had a linkedin for work, but last week I cancelled that account, but I had never put a picture on my account. I have always had an uneasy feeling about social media, I knew it would be used to collect data on people. I hate the fact that you have to have a gmail account for your smartphone. Big brother hard at work!!!

  2. “The app strongly encourages you to register yourself so that people on the street can instantly know everything about you. Who on earth would think that this is a good idea? I fear an alarming number of people might think so, sadly.”

    EXACTLY! Who on earth thinks this is a great idea. I WANT MY PRIVACY!!!! Enough with the EVERYTHING PUBLIC bullshit. And stop spying on me!

    So let me get this straight, it’s OK to scan crowds of people and abnormal if you don’t, yet if you take pictures of them, you will be considered a terrorist? WTF?

    So does that mean if I hold it up to a cop, then I can say, “I’m scanning to see if he has a facebook profile” and he won’t arrest me for wiretapping or taking his picture?

    Love how everything is so doublespeak.

    You know, I remember when C++ programming language came out in the 90s. People were cheering that it was so great because it kept information PRIVATE from users and privacy was the big thing back then. Yet now, after 9/11, all the people want to do is a 180 and make everything PUBLIC. WTF??!!!

  3. Again, whoever still has a social networking account after knowing about all of the scandals and invasion of privacy incidents that have happened deserves to get what they get for stupidity. I just can’t believe the damn social networking things are still up and running after everything that’s been happening. It’s insane.

  4. I don’t have any of that crap. I only have a cell phone because of work and it’s a company phone. Don’t have a computer at home and I don’t want one. I don’t do Facebook,twitter,and whatever else is out there. Some have my e-mail and some have my phone number, so to get ahold of me it’s either by e-mail during the day or phone at night. I truly believe this internet will bring us down some day but it’s nice for now because of this site for true news and comments.

    1. I agree, but I do have a computer at home, for work, no choice. But this technology is to enslave us, and if were not for work, my cell would be in the garbage.

      1. Hey Missy would love to work at home on computer. what do you do? got laid off 5 wks ago and probably need to do something even though i get social security.

    1. It’s so everyone can snitch on everyone else. You know, Janet Napolitano’s, DHS campaign slogan, “See Something, Say Something” bullshit or in this case, “Scan Someone, Send Something”.

  5. A stalker app, who in hell came up with this? Then again does it matter? There was a post on here yesterday about the neighborhood snitch that used a phone app that got a whole family arrested on drug charges. There’s an app for just about everything nowadays.

    I don’t use social media either. As soon as my husband is released from his cage, I am ditching my cell phone. He is the only reason I have one right now. My phone cam is covered with stickers, same with my computer cam, and I’ve disabled the microphone on the computer as well.

    I use my computer for alt media, otherwise I never would have found this site, so I don’t think I would ever ditch it. I use to go to many different sites on the web, but now, this is pretty much the only one I visit lately. So, no I will not ditch the computer as long as I can listen to Henry and JD, and Spike, Ed, etc. Too much education and valuable information to give up.

    1. aw Hey Deb I am the same way you are. I depend on this site. I was already awake to an extent, but here i am becoming more awake every day. Thank God for this site.

  6. Yup NC and Paul, I’m so awake that after many years of being baffled with bullshit, I removed the toothpicks from my eyes just merely months after nine eleven.
    I got it, and I got caught up quickly. History now meant something to me and I educated myself. Henry always provides education about the Constitution and the articles that we should know like the back of our hands. I admit that I fell off the wagon at times, but no more.

    Henry is my mentor, JD knows his financials as well as I do, but they provide so much information and sometimes just a refresher course, that when my kids listen (don’t worry guys, they are all over 18), they are truly educated. There is no escaping reality in my house!

    This site is the best, and I see newcomers all the time, even though my time here has been short. I wish I had found this site from it’s inception. But, better late than never. Great atmosphere, great people, although the food needs some improvement. LOL

      1. Thanks Henry! 🙂 I’ll resume to my cooking position when I’m not so under the weather. *cough sneeze*

        I’ll be back soon, just feeling like crap, and yay! My first day at work tomorrow!

    1. Hey Deb I like fried chicken cooked in lard in an iron skillet. Also real mashed potatoes with milk gravy. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

  7. Ha boys, sit down after doing your chores and you will have a meal of a lifetime. Crispy fried chicken, mouthwatering mashed potatoes, and crisp saved from the garden golden crisp corn. Not to mention my homemade gravy to drizzle over it all. Enjoy all the mouth watering yummyness , I’ll cook for ya all any day! 🙂

  8. Of course your can darlin’ ! Cripes, wish we were all so close that we could have that kind of party! We would all make great friends!

    1. your right about that Deb. true people are hard to find. gonna hit the sack. c ya on the trenches tomorrow. nite. 🙂

  9. Hey Deb hope you revive soon. good luck on your first day at work. colloidal silver zinc echinacia, loads of vitamin c, garlic, will help.

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