How would you like for a total stranger walking down the street in public to snap a picture of you using their smartphone and then later in the privacy of their home they use that very image and use it on Facebook to locate you? Well, this is now a disturbing reality as a new facial recognition app has been launched that can identify strangers from a photograph. This new app was reportedly created by a British entrepreneur. The App called “Facezam” can identify people by matching a photo of them with their Facebook profile. All you have to do is take a picture of someone on the street and run it through
this app and the app will then begin to tell them who it thinks the person in the photo is. “Facezam could be the end of our anonymous societies,” said Jack Kenyon, founder of Facezam. “Users will be able to identify anyone within a matter of seconds, which means privacy will no longer exist in public society.” Crazy enough, Facezam is able to scan billions of Facebook profile images in a second, It is able to perform this by accesses it obtains through a database for developers and will scan until it finds a match. It claims to be able to link most photos with a profile on the social network within 10 seconds. Now what could possibly go wrong with this nifty little app?