ASM Global Rolling Out Facial Recognition Ticketing With PopID
Facial recognition technology is up and running at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, and set to expand widely through venues operated by ASM Global, according to a recent news release. The technology, powered by PopID, will allow for both venue entry and payment at concession areas. Biometric facial recognition... Read more
Red Rocks Ditches Plans to Add Amazon Palm Scan After Uproar
After major uproar, the management of Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado has apparently backed off of plans to install Amazon One biometric scanning devices at the famed venue. From the moment they were announced in the fall of 2021, consumer privacy advocates had pushed back hard against the devices,... Read more
Artists, Privacy Groups Call on Red Rocks, AXS, AEG to Drop Amazon One Palm Scanning
More than 200 artists and privacy advocacy groups have penned an open letter calling on Red Rocks, AXS, and AEG to immediately stop its use of the Amazon One biometric scanning system. Among those signing are Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, and Pittsburgh punk... Read more