Meanwhile In Russia, Facial Recognition App

Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity

The startup is in the final stages of signing a contract with Moscow city government to work with the city’s network of 150,000 CCTV cameras. If a crime is committed, the mugshots of anyone in the area can be fed into the system and matched with photographs of wanted lists, court records, and even social networks.

A Russian friend of mine is saying that the news of this tech is causing quite a stir in Moscow. Everyone there is talking about it. It sounds pretty impressive!