Nowhere is safe.
Hundreds of thousands of concertgoers at country/pop princess Taylor Swift’s May 18 Rose Bowl concert were unknowingly subjected to facial scanning technology…and nobody really seems to care.
Swift’s security team casually mentioned the extreme invasion of privacy in a Rolling Stone interview this week as if it were commonplace.
Swift’s team said they used the technology to pin down a stalker. But what did they do with the hundreds of thousands of additional scans?
We’ve gotten used to this kind of invasive technology at airports, and we’re okay with using facial scanning to unlock our phones, but should we accept this type of personal information gathering everywhere we go?
The program Swift implemented to catch her stalker was legal because the Rose Bowl is considered a private venue. If the Rose Bowl, which can fit over 100,000 fans, is “private” then it’s safe to assume we’re always being watched, and that a quick glance at a screen could send your identity into the ether.
Take proper precautions.
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