Recognizr Facial Recognition App Raises Stalker Fears

A new mobile app that uses facial recognition technology with your mobile camera phone to recognize and identify people is raising stalking fears.

The “Recognizr” app matches pictures of people taken with your camera phone with online pictures on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The mobile app can reportedly identify personal details of complete strangers using facial recognition technology and social network profiles.

Critics say the people search app could be used by thieves, stalkers and scammers intent on blackmailing others.

The Recognizr app is the creation of Swedish software company The Astonishing Tribe.

Some security professionals see the app as an invasion of personal privacy and a “a stalker’s dream.”

[ Source: The Sun ]