A CAMERAPHONE application that finds names and addresses of total STRANGERS was blasted as a "stalker's dream". The facial recognition "app" instantly identifies snaps by matching them to photos on websites like Facebook and Twitter, where personal info is accessed.
And women could be stalked by PERVERTS.
Simon Davies, of Privacy International, slammed the "Recognizr" gizmo as an "atrocious invasion". He warned: "It takes the dangers that already exist and increases them infinitely."
Dr Ian Brown, of the Oxford Internet Institute, said: "A guy could take a picture of a girl in a bar and find out all sorts of information."
The "app" is being developed by Swedish software firm The Astonishing Tribe. They were unavailable for comment.
Tom Gaffney, of software security experts F-Secure, said: "This app looks like it could be a stalker's dream."
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