FacialNetwork CEO Kevin Alan Tussy said in a press release that shortly after his company released the second demonstration video for its NameTag facial-recognition search engine, he received a cease-and-desist letter from Facebook, which had already taken away FacialNetwork’s access to Facebook Login.
The fact that this letter comes right after we announced a key partnership, the hiring of a new rock-star chief operating officer and a major announcement of our entire suite of applications makes me think the timing of this cease-and-desist letter is more than just a coincidence.
FacialNetwork is pioneering facial recognition on mobile and wearables; we are attracting a lot of attention, and it threatens the establishment. We are moving networking off the computer screen and into the real world, but the reality is that once NameTag is launched as a social media hub, it will bring even more traffic to Facebook. We will help people connect on all social media sites faster and easier.
Readers: What do you think is going on here?