That cops will soon be using this technology as a matter of course hardly needs pointing out. It’s also easy to see this software being used with surveillance cameras. Imagine: A watchdog spying on you from a remote location zoons in on you and instantly knows many things about you, such as your political leanings.
A new “Augmented Reality” app uses facial recognition software to instantly match faces viewed through an Android smartphone camera to that person’s social network profiles.
“Point your phone’s camera at someone nearby, and Recognizr measures facial features, builds a 3-D model, and sends the resulting signature to a server. If your subject has uploaded their photo and profile information, you’ll see their name and icons that link to their profiles on Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, Twitter, Flickr, etc., all floating around their face!”
Read more at h+ magazine.