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Thursday February 06, 2014

Senator Raises Concerns About Facial Recognition App

It looks like the Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law isn't too thrilled with this facial recognition app.

Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, said he has serious privacy concerns about a new app called NameTag, which lets strangers get personal information-including a person's name, photos, and dating website profiles-simply by looking at a person with a Google Glass device. This app would work on "jailbroken" Glass devices that have been modified to override Google's ban on facial recognition apps for Glass.

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