Taylor Swift has become Big Brother

14 December, 2018, 05:58 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Taken At Her Concert To Track Down Stalkers

Concert-goers at a Taylor Swift concert were unknowingly scanned to spot potentially risky mega-fans who have become obsessed with the star. But this could be the future of concert-going tech.

Rolling Stone reports that a kiosk set up at the May 18 show had a hidden facial-recognition camera.

Swift has been the target of a disturbing number of stalkers.

Taylor Swift has stumbled into the somewhat delicate matter of privacy concerns with her high-tech effort to identify stalkers at her spring Rose Bowl concert in California.

Images, sent to a "command post" in Nashville, were then cross-referenced with a database of hundreds of the pop star's known stalkers, according to Mike Downing, chief security officer at Oak View Group, an advisory board for concert venues.

The announcement coincides with Swifts birthday (December 13) and she shared it with her fans while posting a thank you message to them on her Instagram post for all their well wishes as she turns 29.

A third stalker, Mohammed Jaffar, was also sentenced to six months in prison earlier this year after threatening Swift with violence and trespassing at another of Swift's NY homes.

Then earlier, in April, Julius Sandrock was arrested outside Taylor's Beverly Hills home, wearing a mask and with a knife in his vehicle. Swift captioned the trailer, later adding that the film will premiere New Year's Eve on Netflix.

It's clear the Love Story singer takes her security seriously, as she's had many security threats in the past after most recently in September this year, she got a restraining order against Eric Swarbrick.

Swift's representatives have not replied to requests for comment.

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