New facial recognition app ‘creepy’, says kids entertainer Raffi

A new facial recognition app that allows anyone to instantly look up social media and dating profiles of someone whose photo they snap has been denounced by Canadian privacy watchdogs as “creepy” and “dangerous.”

Creators of the app, called NameTag, say it can spot a face using Google Glass’ camera or an Android phone, send it to a server, compare it to millions of online records and in seconds return a match complete with a name, additional photos and social media profiles.