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Old 09-09-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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DailyTech - New App Can ID Complete Stranger's Facebook and Social Security No.

"The application's name is PittPatt and it allows a complete stranger to find your identity -- your real identity -- in under 60 seconds (http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/08/pm-9-11s-effect-on-tech/?refid=0 - broken link). Here's how it works. A client code calls the PittPatt interface with a picture it's taken. PittPatt jumps online and compares that picture to millions of images in Facebook and in Google Inc.'s (GOOG (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/goog - broken link)) image search, using advanced facial recognition technology. And within 60 seconds, it can identify an individual."
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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DailyTech - New App Can ID Complete Stranger's Facebook and Social Security No.

"The application's name is PittPatt and it allows a complete stranger to find your identity -- your real identity -- in under 60 seconds (http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/08/pm-9-11s-effect-on-tech/?refid=0 - broken link). Here's how it works. A client code calls the PittPatt interface with a picture it's taken. PittPatt jumps online and compares that picture to millions of images in Facebook and in Google Inc.'s (GOOG (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/goog - broken link)) image search, using advanced facial recognition technology. And within 60 seconds, it can identify an individual."
This assumes that your picture is on the Internet. If it's not this app is going to find your twin....

It would find my twin.
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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This assumes that your picture is on the Internet. If it's not this app is going to find your twin....

It would find my twin.
Same here. lol
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