CamSoda, the webcam company whose main product seems to be headlines about their wacky inventions, is at it again.
In January, the company released the OhRama, a gas mask-like device that attaches to your VR viewer and can add scents to your virtual intimate experience. In May, they were accused of faking a shark attack as a PR stunt. Just last month, they made headlines yet again when they started paying people to stream 24/7, even if they weren't doing anything sexual.
Now, CamSoda is back in the headlines for offering its members (at least, some of them) a novel way to log into their accounts—via a picture of their, um, member.
The company is offering what it's calling "Dickometrics Penis Verification." You upload a dick pic (preferably erect, they say) and then, whenever you want to look at videos, you just take another one. The company will use what they're calling "Penis Recognition Tech" ("PRT" for short) to see if the two pictures match. They even sent the Sun a fancy-looking official picture (see it here) claiming that they match length, curve, and tone, among other characteristics.
Company VP Darren Press explained the reasoning behind the
stunt new technology.
"In order to ensure personal data is safeguarded against unwarranted individuals, biometrics have become progressively popular for its ability to provide a layer of security that is impenetrable. With the launch of dick-ometrics, we are taking things to the next level.
"Like a fingerprint and an eyeball, which are two of most commonly used body parts in biometric technologies, the penis has many, many differentiating factors like size, color and vein protrusion. However, unlike fingerprints and eyeballs, penises are not exposed to the public a lot of the time and mostly kept under clothing and shared with loved ones —presumably who are trusted."
If you are unable to take a dick pic because you're lacking the necessary equipment, don't worry. The company says they're working on "plans to develop similar technology for women."