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Facezam face-recognising app is a hoax - but it's disturbingly close to realityFacezam, a new social site describing itself as the 'Shazam for Faces' is - thankfully - not real, but it's disturbingly close to reality. Pair killed in Cameron House hotel fire named as couple from London Facezam touted itself as a facial recognition app which let you find someone's profile in seconds - so that, for instance, people could snap shots of passers-by and find out who they really are.
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Facezam, an app that lets users find your Facebook profile from a photo, will soon arrive in the US [Updated]Update: Like so many things on the internet, it turns out that Facezam is a hoax - one perpetrated by a viral marketing agency as a publicity stunt. It's unlikely that Facebook would ever allow an app similar to Russia's…
This creepy Facebook stalking app was a hoax-but it should still scare the hell out of youEarlier this week, sketchy-looking app Facezam caught the internet's attention, and whipped up some controversy. It was all just a hoax engineered by a marketing company looking to score some viral gold. But that doesn't mean you still shouldn't be watching this story.
Stalking App 'Facezam' Parodies Privacy Woes, But Not Everyone Is LaughingEarlier this week, stories about a facial-recognition app that can link photos of strangers to their Facebook accounts began to circulate, causing worry across the web about potential privacy invasion and, in a word, stalking.
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