Granted, I have never played around with the Galaxy S3. I do not know if the facial recognition software simply tracks my eyeballs or somehow takes continues shots of my entire face. But when app developers are getting run out of town for installing facial recognition technology in bars, perhaps this feature could lead to a backlash. Face Unlock is one thing; Smart Stay remains in operation the entire time you're using the device.
When you take a photograph and Samsung's sensor scans your friend's faces and sends them a copy of the picture, that's a conscious use of facial recognition technology. But when the technology is used all day long, I can't help but wonder what Samsung will be doing with all the information. I'm NOT saying they're up to anything sinister, just that it's a bit creepy.
What do YOU think?