Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Facial recognition is coming to TicketMaster events

  1. #1

    Facial recognition is coming to TicketMaster events

    One day after the President of the United States proclaimed the new holiday of state "Loyalty Day," a conglomerate has made an announcement about its ability to track the faces and movements of its millions of IRL customers.

    Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, announced on its Q1 investor call that it would be introducing facial recognition technology into its venues.

    We will continue investing in new technologies to further differentiate Ticketmaster from others in the ticketing business. It is very notable that today we announce our partnership with, and investment in, Blink Identity which has cutting-edge facial recognition technology, enabling you to associate your digital ticket with your image, then just walk into the show

    With this facial recognition technology, event-goers would not need to scan a digital or paper ticket. They would just walk into the venue. And according to Blink Identity's website, that doesn't mean just scanning your face instead of a ticket. Attendees can just walk through venue gates, "at full walking speed, without having to slow down or look at the camera."

    Blink Identity writes that it it then acquires "a face image and match[es] it against a large database in half a second (a blink!)"

    It's easy to see how this would add speed and convenience to events. But recent news out of China, and Blink Identity's own website, raise some concerns about how this technology could be used for much more than just ticket replacement.

    The Chinese government has been deploying facial recognition technology at music venues and subway platforms in order to catch criminal suspects. In April, Chinese police apprehended a suspect accused of "financial crimes" amongst a concert crowd of 60,000.

    Tying Live Nation's newly acquired facial recognition software to police monitoring is not unimaginable, either. Blink Identity's website describes its product as something that "Let[s] the good guys in (and keep[s] the bad guys out) when you know who they are." Indeed, the technology was developed in the Middle East for the Department of Defense. It is just now being introduced to the commercial market meaning its original use was for the state.

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that the use of facial recognition software is becoming increasingly common, especially by law enforcement. It poses risks to privacy and could cause arrests made in error due to still-developing technology.

    "Face recognition data is easy for law enforcement to collect and hard for members of the public to avoid," the EFF writes.

    In particular, the EFF says that facial recognition technology is not as precise at differentiating individuals with darker skin tones, which could lead to a disproportionate arrest of minorities. It also provides the ability to track individuals, since facial recognition databases are built without the knowledge or consent of the people it captures on camera. The EFF is also particularly concerned that "face recognition can be used to target people engaging in protected speech."

    ...
    https://mashable.com/2018/05/04/live.../#8ogl1U9ktgqZ
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.
    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    This intellectually stimulating conversation is the reason I keep coming here.



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2
    I wonder if I could break it? ( I always wonder)
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

  4. #3
    What is protected speech?



Similar Threads

  1. Facial recognition software in Moscow
    By Pauls' Revere in forum World News & Affairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2017, 10:07 PM
  2. There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system
    By aGameOfThrones in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-15-2014, 05:49 PM
  3. Video on fooling facial recognition
    By sailingaway in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-06-2013, 02:00 AM
  4. Facial Recognition Gone Wrong
    By DamianTV in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-18-2011, 07:20 PM
  5. Facebook Facial Recognition Could Get Creepy
    By DamianTV in forum U.S. Political News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-28-2011, 03:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •