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Camera IDs you on Facebook, offers you deals

Camera IDs you on Facebook, offers you deals

Credit: Red Pepper

Facedeals camera

by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on August 15, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 15 at 1:03 PM

HOUSTON – An ad agency in Nashville has created a camera for use in businesses that automatically recognizes your face, checks you in on Facebook, and then offers you discounts.

The system, which requires Facebook users’ authorization, is called Facedeals. As part of the authorization process, Facebook users must supply a recent photo.

After you approve it to link up with your Facebook account, the next time you walk into a restaurant or business that has the Facedeals camera, it’ll ID you and offer you deals.

While the camera is bound to raise some privacy concerns, its makers say the device is strictly opt-in, and it is not directly tied into the Facebook website.

Facedeals is undergoing testing in Nashville.

Read more: http://designtaxi.com/news/353290/When-This-Camera-Sees-Your-Face-It-Checks-You-In-On-Facebook/

Watch the demo video: http://vimeo.com/47133014

Questions? Comments? Feel free to reach out to Doug on Facebook (facebook.com/KHOUDougDelony) or Twitter (@DougDelonyKHOU)

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