With Recording, CNN stands by Google Facial Recognition App Story

The latest chapter in the war of words between Google and CNN is being played out today on the web. As we reported here yesterday, CNN did a story that Google was working on a Mobile Facial Recognition App that would link personal data through real-time video footage from the camera on an Android Device to images stored on a user's Google Profiles pages. CNN went on to state that Google was holding back releasing the app because of privacy concerns. The story created a firestorm as Google has fired back completely denying such an app exists and that details of the story are a "are purely speculative and are inventions of the reporter.” Only trouble is, CNN has a recording of an interview with the Google engineer in charge and they're not backing down.

Google calls out CNN, claims Facial Recognition story is bogus

Earlier today we posted a small story regarding a new Mobile application being made by Google that will do a little facial recognition and then send the user info such as contact information, name, email address and more. This was simply a story we saw and thought was interesting on CNN. Apparently this story was a complete fabrication and very inaccurate. Google calls out CNN, says story about facial recognition app is not only inaccurate, but completely bogus.

Google building Facial Recognition app to identify people by their face [False]

*Update: See bottom It looks like Google is at it again with another innovative idea. According to the CNN piece on it, it seems some are worried about privacy issues regarding this app from the search and ad giant. Google apparently has a mobile app that is currently under way that will use facial recognition software to identify people by their faces. The kicker here that has them worried is the main function. You snap a photo of someones face and the app will use it to access their personal information. From email and phone number, to possibly even pictures and their address.

CNN Showcases Exclusive App For Honeycomb

One of the best features of the Android platform is the ease of development. Most of the APIs you need are clearly laid out by Google to help you create a truly powerful application. This is just what CNN did with Google's Render Script and APIs to create a very visual news application for Android.

Motorola launches OCNN

Today Motorola launched OCNN, the Ocho Cinco News Network. You might not get the same news quality as you would with CNN but OCNN is sure to be quite entertaining. For those of you that don't know, Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals who changed his name to Ocho Cinco and is one of the most outspoken and unpredictable players in the NFL.