Dec 302016
 
 December 30, 2016  Surveillance

Alan Levin and Jonathan Levin report:

Attending a game used to be a low-tech pleasure: Buy a ticket and grab a bleacher seat. Now, with metal detectors and bag checks standard at almost all major sporting venues, companies have begun offering biometric and other tools to create the equivalent of express security lanes like those in airports. Those fingerprints and iris scans also allow teams to track fans’ behavior and purchasing habits, helping them rake in more revenue and fatten profits while triggering at the same time the privacy concerns that dog this sort of technology in other parts of the economy.

Read more on Bloomberg.

via Joe Cadillic, of course! 🙂

  2 Responses to “Want to See the Ball Game? Scan Your Iris First”

  1. Just say no and watch at home on your TV. If everyone did this, they’d soon get the message.

    • It doesn’t have to be this way though..That is the sad thing that MORE surveillance can be added when most innocent civilians just want to enjoy a game.

      Scanning your iris is very creepy.

      Also seats tend to not fill up when fans team is doing bad because no one wants to pay high prices.

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