Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition To Track Known Stalkers At A Show

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition To Track Known Stalkers At A Show

But what wasn't immediately apparent was the fact that while her fans were watching the kiosk, the kiosk was watching them back.

Mike Downing, chief security officer of Oak View Group, an advisory board for concert venues told Rolling Stone: 'Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working'.

The pop star has so many stalkers that the issue was the subject of a Psychology Today article in October.

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She argues that companies should tell people when facial recognition is being used and let them opt out if they want.

The singer, who released her sixth studio album in November of 2017, announced on Instagram early Thursday morning that fans will be able to relive the experience of the record-setting tour in a special that will air on the streaming service on New Year's Eve.

However, many followers have taken the term a step further and turned it into actual stalking, resulting in fear and arrests for a number of A-listers - including Taylor Swift.

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Downing said he was invited to attend the concert by the maker of the facial-recognition software, a technology increasingly used at large events. Two recent examples cited by Slate: A 38-year-old man with ammunition in his auto was arrested outside her L.A. home in April, and a few months later federal authorities arrested a 26-year-old man and charged him with sending letters threatening to kill and rape her.

A startup called Blink Identity, in which Ticketmaster is heavily invested, claims to have sensors that can capture and identify faces of people who are moving in less than a second.

Either way, it has the potential to be pretty damaging if we're not careful with how we use it. Yet another piece of your anonymity.

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