Sports Teams Considering Facial Recognition Despite Privacy Concerns
Facial recognition technology is being considered by sports teams looking to find ways to get fans back in buildings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Wall Street Journal. The New York Mets and Los Angeles Football Club are currently testing the technology, despite widespread outcry against the technology... Read more
New Study Shows Facial Recognition Technology Is Racially Biased
Artists and fans have been fighting the idea of facial recognition over the past few years, and now, a new study has revealed that the technology can be racially biased. According to the federal study conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology this past December, which was... Read more
Live Nation, AEG Back-Off From Facial Technology Plans At Festivals
Concertgoers were frustrated to hear that Live Nation and AEG were considering the use of facial recognition at concerts and festivals, but now, the promoters have taken a step back. Both live-entertainment giants disavowed any plans to use facial recognition at music festivals, and now, the musicians are declaring... Read more
Musicians, Festivals Call for Facial Recognition to Be Banned
Facial recognition technology has become more and more popular over the past few years, but artists have called out Ticketmaster to drop plans of using the technology at concerts and other live events. Now, a handful of festivals have jumped on the bandwagon. According to Fortune, the digital rights... Read more
Artists Call on Ticketmaster to Drop Facial Recognition Tech Plans
Artists including Tom Morello, The Glitch Mob, Speedy Ortiz and Atmosphere are among those who are throwing their support behind a campaign asking that Ticketmaster ban facial recognition software at concerts and other live events. “I don’t want Big Brother at my shows targeting fans for harassment, deportation, or... Read more
Ticketing Platform Uses Facial Recognition To Ban Unsafe Concertgoers
A new ticketing platform has been created to use facial technology to detect customers’ social media content in order to potentially help ban people from the show who post offensive content online, use stolen credit cards to purchase tickets, or attempt to tout their seats. Vertus Fusion was created... Read more
Taylor Swift’s Use Of Facial Recognition Sparks Future Privacy Concerns
When Rolling Stone revealed last year that Taylor Swift’s security team used facial recognition technology during her Reputation Tour to detect stalkers, a conversation about privacy concerns sparked across the country, but it turns out, consumers have a lot more to be worried about going forward. During Swift’s concert... Read more
Ticketmaster Plans To Use Facial Recognition, Dierks Bentley Disapproves
Ticketmaster wants to make the transition from paper tickets to facial recognition, but due to privacy reasons, country artist Dierks Bentley rejects the idea. The singer explained to Broadway’s Backyard that he is not a fan and believes it is very unsafe. “The 23 and Me ancestry stuff where... Read more
Ticketmaster Announces Move into Facial Recognition Territory
Not content to own all the data about the public’s concert and sporting preferences as well as whatever can be scraped from user social media by opt-ins to its Verified Fan system, Live Nation Entertainment is reportedly going to start compiling data on users’ faces. As part of last... Read more