Senator Franken pressures Google Glass developer over facial recognition app

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By Adi Robertson, The Verge

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has spoken out against a Google Glass app that uses facial recognition to identify strangers. Yesterday, Franken published an open letter to the makers of NameTag, an app meant to match people’s faces with photos from social media accounts or other online sources.

“Unlike other biometric identifiers such as iris scans and fingerprints, facial recognition is designed to operate at a distance, without the knowledge or consent of the person being identified,” he wrote.”

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