Glassholes by Anthony Freda
A Mini NSA On Your Face
A new app will allow total strangers to ID you and pull up all your information, just by looking at you and scanning your face with their Google Glass. The app is called NameTag and it sounds CREEPY.
The “real-time facial recognition” software “can detect a face using the Google Glass camera, send it wirelessly to a server, compare it to millions of records, and in seconds return a match complete with a name, additional photos and social media profiles.”
The information listed could include your name, occupation, any social media profiles you have set up and whether or not you have a criminal record (“CRIMINAL HISTORY FOUND” pops up in bright red letters according to the demo).
Since the NSA is tapping into all of our digital communications, it is not unreasonable to assume that all of the info from your digital glasses – yup, everything – may be recorded by the spy agency.
Are we going to have millions of mini NSAs walking around recording everything … glassholes?
It doesn’t help inspire confidence that America’s largest police force and Taser are beta-testing Google Glasses.
Postscript: I love gadgets and tech, and previously discussed the exciting possibilities of Google Glasses.
But the NSA is ruining the fun, just like it’s harming U.S. Internet business.
- Inventor of Antivirus Sofware: The Government Is Planting Malicious Software On Your Phone So It Can Bypass Encryption and See What You’re Doing
- The Government Is Spying On ALL Americans’ Digital and Old-Fashioned Communications
- Is the Government Spying On You Through Your Own Computer’s Webcam Or Microphone?
- No, NSA HASN’T Stopped Mass Spying On American Citizens
- The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways
- Since President Obama Is Asking Us To Trade Some Of Our Privacy With Respect To Our Phone Calls And Our Use Of The Internet For Greater Protection Against Terrorism, At The Very Least We Need To Know Exactly How Our Privacy Is Being Violated
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