When you're an artist with millions of fans around the world, you may well have another stalwart. Taylor Swift she is well-known and does not intend to sit eagerly with people who are attacking her, hiding behind the anonymity provided by the internet and social networks .
Given this, it became known today that Taylor Swift had been acting secretly surface recognition systems in their concerts, this with the aim of identifying and "hunting" their holders, according to information that Rolling Stone had access to.
And yes, it's legal … at least in the United States
According to the information, during the last May concert in Rose Bowl in California, United States, the Taylor Swift team held a system that scanned the presence of attendees, where was the goal try to identify some of the artist's stalkers.
Mike Downing, security director at the security company, Oak View Group, an expert at live events said that he was present at the concert personally, was talking about setting up a kiosk showing some videos of Taylor Swift during his exercises. That is not what nobody knew This kiosk scanned the face of all those who watched these videos.
According to him, all the information gathered from the faces was sent to a management center in Nashville, Tennessee, where they were responsible Look for games among those who attend and "hundreds of images of known Taylor Swift stalkers".
Although there is no official confirmation from the Taylor Swift team, this will be the first time this type of technology is used during a massive concert to find stalkers in the US, at least in public. And contrary to what some imagine, this practice is completely legal, since then A concert is a private event where organizers can be subject to any kind of surveillance.
Without any confirmation, details of this recognition action are not known, that is, we do not know whether today is still used or used in other concerts, what happens with the collected images that will be deleted or will be kept? Or if they managed to identify a stalker and what their fate was.
To date, we have heard all kinds of news about using face recognition technologies, ranging from spying tasks in China, forthcoming outdoor venues, alleged collaborations with the government to identify illegal migrants, to great efforts in search platforms for missing children. And this just starts.