Southpaw BBQ, on Mission Street between 17th and 18th streets, has opted out of a controversial face-detection application currently being implanted at some San Francisco bars.

Some people were creeped out by the application, called SceneTap, which led the company’s CEO to write a letter to San Franciscans insisting that his application is harmless.

That didn’t stop Southpaw from opting out of the program after hearing complaints from customers.

“The main feature we thought might be helpful to our customers was the capacity feature that shows, as a percentage, how full we are, so that patrons could discern when the best time might be to come in for dinner. It was not our intention to invade the individual privacy of customers. As of right now we haven’t launched with Scenetap. We’ve had several customers voice their concerns and as a result will not be going forward with the program.”

[Source: Southpaw’s Facebook page via Inside Scoop]

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Rigoberto Hernandez

Rigoberto Hernandez is a journalism student at San Francisco State University. He has interned at The Oregonian and The Orange County Register, but prefers to report on the Mission District. In his spare time he can be found riding his bike around the city, going to Giants games and admiring the Stable building.

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