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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Big Brother fears as new app scans bar-goers faces and determines their AGES and GENDERS and posts information online

A new app launched this weekend in San Francisco that will scan the faces of patrons in 25 bars across the city to determine their ages and genders.

Would-be customers can then check their smartphones for real-time updates on the crowd size, average age and men-to-women mix to decide whether the scene is to their liking.

The Austin, Texas-based makers of SceneTap say the app doesn't identify specific individuals or save personal information.

But in a city known for its love of both libations and civil liberties, a backlash erupted even before the first cameras were switched on from bar-goers who said they would boycott any venue with SceneTap installed.

SceneTap's ability to guess how old people are and whether they're men or women relies on advances in a field known as biometrics.

A camera at the door snaps your picture, and software maps your features to a grid. Read More