DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CreepShield, a revolutionary new facial recognition search engine powered by FacialNetwork.com, helps users learn more about potential online dates by scanning their profile photos. Just copy the URL of any headshot and paste it into the CreepShield search engine and the photo is instantly scanned against millions of images of convicted sex offenders. Photos from popular dating sites such as Match.com, eHarmony, PlentyOfFish and OkCupid can be used.
"Criminals often hide behind aliases online, but CreepShield uses facial recognition software to check for facial similarities and brings up potential matches from a database of over 475,000 registered sex offenders," explained CreepShield's creator Kevin Alan Tussy. "We see facial recognition as a tool that can definitely help make online dating safer. While this technology can't identify everyone out there with bad intentions, it's a huge step in the right direction."
In addition to CreepShield.com, FacialNetwork is also announcing the launch of the CreepShield Chrome extension as well as the CreepShield Enterprise API.
Once installed, the CreepShield Chrome extension allows users to right click on any jpg, png or gif displayed in the Google Chrome browser and select "Scan with CreepShield" from the dropdown menu. It only takes two clicks to scan any photo on any website against the CreepShield database.
The CreepShield Enterprise API allows dating websites to perform a scan of their new and existing profile photos to further protect their site's users from sexual predators. When you see a CreepShield Security Badge on a dating site, you will know that they are doing everything possible to protect their users.
CreepShield.com has been developed by the team that released the groundbreaking but extremely controversial Google Glass app "NameTag." The app and its powerful facial recognition technology became the subject of an international media firestorm in February 2014 when Senator Al Franken publicly requested that FacialNetwork delay the NameTag app's release in a three-page open letter to FacialNetwork.
In a detailed response to Senator Franken, Tussy explained how safety precautions built into the app prevent it from being used surreptitiously but also agreed to consider delaying the release of NameTag.
"We have delayed NameTag's release at the Senator's request and decided to release CreepShield with the goal of immediately making the 41 million Americans who have used online dating sites safer," said Tussy.
For more information about CreepShield please visit www.CreepShield.com
For more information about the CreepShield Chrome extension please visit www.creepshield.com/chrome-extension
For more information about the CreepShield Enterprise API please visit www.creepshield.com/creepshield-api
For more information about NameTag please visit www.NameTag.ws
For more information about FacialNetwork please visit www.FacialNetwork.com
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