Facial recognition: the app of the future

A new app for your mobile can recognise  a stranger simply by taking their photograph, reports Shortlistdubai.com.

A British entrepreneur created the facial recognition app, that might just end what little privacy is left in the 21st century. 

The app’s name is Facezam, which is a play on the app name, Shazam, that recognises music by identifying the lyrics.  It can identify a stranger by linking a photograph taken of them to their Facebook profile picture. 

The app scans billions of images online in a second and uses facial recognition technology to link a photograph to the social media account it thinks it belongs to, the publication reports. 

Creator Jack Kenyon says “Facezam could be the end of our anonymous societies”.

“Users will be able to identify anyone within a matter of seconds, which means privacy will no longer exist in public society.

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