A new facial recognition app will allow users to snap photos of strangers, and then find out all about them online.

NameTag, which is currently being developed, uses facial recognition technology to match people to their social media profiles. Anything that you or your friends have ever publicly posted about you will be accessible.


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In other words, a NameTag user could walk by a stranger, snap a photo on his or her smartphone, and then pull up contact information, photos and social media profiles without the stranger’s consent.

The app’s designer says it will make the world a safer place because it can also track a person’s criminal history by scanning the National Sex Offender Registry.


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Fox News Legal Analyst Mercedes Colwin discussed the new app with Shepard Smith today. Watch the video above to hear what they had to say about it.