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Source: The Guradian

Taylor Swift used facial recognition software to detect stalkers at LA concert

Friday 06:59 GMT

Liberty and Big Brother Watch have backed two legal challenges against police forces in south Wales and London over their use of automated facial recognition.

What they didn’t know was that a facial recognition camera inside the structure was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville of hundreds of Swift’s known stalkers, according to a Rolling Stone report.

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Source: Fox News

Kanye West goes on Twitter rant against Drake -- on Taylor Swift's birthday

Friday 20:01 GMT

User Willyonce tweeted with a gif saying "I THINK NOT!". "...today was really Taylor Swift’s birthday and Kanye had to make it all about him today," another user @nandogarz tweeted.

It was unclear if that West message referred to Drake, but many of the tweets in West's Twitter thread referred to him, including another saying "Drake I'm not going to physically fight you like it's MTV boxing." Earlier in the evening, West tweeted that "you are disrespectful to all people with mental health conditions so this is an opportunity for growth."

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Source: The Guradian

Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans

Saturday 03:19 GMT

Taylor Swift secretly secretly surveilling her fans using facial recognition technology might sound like science fiction – but Rolling Stone reported on Thursday that the pop star has been doing exactly that in an effort to root out stalkers.

“Stalkers are a generally scary phenomenon and everyone understands why someone like Taylor Swift would want to be protected against them,” says Jay Stanley, the ACLU’s senior policy analyst.

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Source: BBC

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

Saturday 19:04 GMT

It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were scanned at a pop concert in an effort to spot stalkers.

The UK's Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham says police forces must address concerns over the use of facial recognition systems or they may face legal action.

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Source: Common Domain

Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore

Sunday 15:23 GMT

The concert films from Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway residency and Taylor Swift’s stadium tour across the U.S.—two of the hottest tickets of 2018—are headed for Netflix Inc. NFLX -3.33%

The Boss’s film will be available starting early Sunday, just hours after his final curtain call at the Walter Kerr Theatre, while Ms. Swift’s hits Netflix New Year’s Eve. The tours, which tested new ticketing methods in an effort to thwart scalpers, commanded high ticket prices and rank among the top earners for the year.


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