Stalker’s Dream: Google Glass and Facial Recognition for the Common Man

Posted on 7 Feb 2014


Google Glass, the wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, just got a little creepier.

It is an app called NameTag and is billed as the “first real-time facial recognition app for Google Glass.” According to the NameTag web page, the app “will allow users of Google Glass to capture images from their live video and scan them against photos from social media and dating sites, including more than 450,000 registered sex offenders.”

The company that developed the app,, is busy at work creating the technology that will “allow the scanning of profile photos from dating sites such as, and The technology will allow users to scan photos against the more than 450,000 entries in the National Sex Offender Registry and other criminal databases.”…