Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift secretly used face scanning technology to capture images of every concertgoer at her concerts, according to Rolling Stone.

The "Bad Blood" singer used hidden facial recognition technology to identify obsessed stalkers among her fans at her concerts.

Taylor, 29, has been plagued by stalkers over the course of her pop music career. Earlier this year a man was arrested outside her Los Angeles home. He was armed with a knife and ammunition.

According to Rolling Stone, the facial recognition technology was in use at Taylor's Rose Bowl concert in Pasadena, Calif. in May. Hidden cameras scanned the faces of every concertgoer who entered the stadium.

The fans' images were then cross-referenced with known sex offenders and stalkers.

Mike Downing, chief security officer of Oak View Group, tells Rolling Stone magazine: "Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working."

Downing referred to the technology as "anti-stalker software."

Last week, a man who broke into Taylor's New York townhouse was arrested and jailed for six months. He plead guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of criminal contempt.

Other stars who have been plagued by stalkers include Bajan singer Rihanna. She listed her Los Angeles mansion for $7.5 million and moved to London after a man broke into her home and stayed long enough to charge his phone overnight.

The man told police he intended to have sex with the pop superstar.

Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

  • Phillybruh

    I want too see something wrong with this but I can't.

  • SpiceGirl

    Well.....welcome to the future ladies and gents.

  • Bossy704

    Taylor has gotten thick since her girlfriend got married.

  • SpillyNillie

    after a man broke into her home and stayed long enough to charge his phone overnight
    ________________________________________________________
    You know what....

  • ohdearme

    This can't be a surprise to anyone, I'm often amazed at the people that comment on articles involving certain entertainers on blogs. They post as if they personally know the person, what they think and/or like to eat. Heck yeah these "fans" go too far and it's better to be safe than in a box being carried by six!

  • ohdearme

    I thought it was because of the new boyfriend that she's not flashing all over the place. Those two lay low and snack! lol

  • Trace da Ace

    Wow....you would think that they would have better security measures in place at their home...but oh well.....and Rihanna moved to London?? I wonder why we have not seen her around in a hot minute....these folks out here are crazy AF...like for real...they on some other mess with these celebs....crazy....smdh

  • Trace da Ace

    I think that is the tightness of the leotard which is pushing the fat down to her thighs....lol...I guess...

  • thick1tyme

    That's why I'd rather be rich than famous.

  • Junkanoo

    These stalkers are slipping these days send her into the White light enough of her polluting the airwaves with her underwhelming music .

  • Yardgirl

    I thought I was the only one underwhelmed by her music *kanye shrug* lol could not resist :-))

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont agree with her using this in secret. They love her so much they would have STILL come even if she told them she was using it.

    But far as stalkers the shit is real. I am old enough to remma when Rebecca Schaeffer/My Sister Sam was killed by her stalker. They need all the protection they can get.

  • Applebootay

    If its legal then its no secret.

  • TriniHarlem

    *clears throat turns on Nippy* I have nothing nothing nooottthhiiinnnngggg ?

  • Coy little wink

    Well it ain't a secret no mo ?

  • Yui

    Agreed.

  • Renee26

    I don't blame her

  • Renee26

    Dang...kill her cause her music sucks??

  • Yui

    You think they should use tech like this in businesses? Something like this could’ve stopped certain tragedies. Very Minority Report. ?

  • Tinytoon

    That was the 1st episode of E! True Hollywood Story. The stalker talking about giving her a card but instead shot her.

  • KLove

    I think Wal-Mart uses this technology....I know someone that got banned from coming back to a particular Wal-Mart....and got jammed up....he said the facial recognition software got him....i was like damn lol wal-mart aint playin

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Taylor gaining weight.

  • Dowoop

    If you are a known threat then by all means.

  • Junkanoo

    The Illuminati kill folks all the time apparently ,the only people who would miss her are people with awful taste in music.

  • Junkanoo

    The Illuminati kill folks all the time apparently ,the only people who would miss her are people with awful taste in music.

  • the guest

    I cannot begin to understand a mind that is driven to break into someone's home because they are famous. There are sick people in this world.

  • T Willis

    I’ll give Taylor credit, she is a very progressive business woman.

  • Coffee1st

    I know they have a camera right in front of you in the self check out

  • Allihave2say

    The US gov't (NSA) is using facial recognition and location gathering on SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and other SM venues. Mark Zuckerberg stated that FB is developing predictive behavior software based on posts that will predict a person's next action or intent to commit a crime. Like Tom Cruise's Minority Report.

    There are triggers on cell phone networks that screen for certain words that flag your call discussions and prompt recordings.Walmart not only has face recognition software they also have voice recordings and recognition active in their store. When you go to the casino and pull out your phone too much (that's me- I photo all my wins) they can block your calls/texts and usually will stand near you to see what you're doing.

    We authorized all of this after 911 in the Patriot Act.

  • Judge Mental Will

    She makes dame near a million or more per show so heyyyy....... The first album she made that wasn't nominated in any top Grammy categories ????? Dont put out an album on your enemy(Kanye) dead mother Birthday, Karma?

  • KLove

    they sure do, and what a lot folks dont know, is that it also records audio...so get up there and be chatting to the homie about how you gonna act like youre scanning that steak, and not scan it....and put it in the bag....see how fast loss prevention will jam you up at the exit lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes that was so sad....

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    They have to deal with actual factual nuts so trying to protect herself is understandable

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    where’s this technology in de schools
    oh

  • Blue

    You would never capture my face at a Taylor Swift concert. Better wait for me outside of target or Popeyes. How bout dat?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Blue blue blue lmao

  • Prettybrowneyes

    My first thought was her thighs getting thicc ?

  • Blue

    lol

  • Logan Roberts

    That's right Taylor protect yourself, this world is cruel.

  • Jennifer Wade

    Why this skinny little white girl be having so much drama?

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  • ClaireHuxtable

    A woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do...
    I aint mad at you, Taylor.

  • mzwhang90210

    I love me some Taylor Swift (sue me.)
    And ion blame her..remember that Voice contestant Christina Grimmie, shot while she was signing autographs? These stans be cray cray.
    And as quiet as it's kept..your average drug store, dept store, even your corner market does it.
    Not facial recognition per se, but (security) cameras are erry whurr. Walk down the make up/pharmacy or liquor isles .. you ARE being recorded. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f76b73b61374d9efbe49b98360c5170aa71164498c9498e2f941f2345670ca3e.gif

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Either that or perform with a pistol!!

  • Wayup!

    you know the funni part...the day gon come when nobody remembers her .,.,she beg that stalker to giver her life!!!!

  • Wayup!

    bony @ss pelvis lookn like she tryna acr like she gon beat somebody @ss!!!CHILE PLEASE

  • ?• ?ee?? •?

    Pale Saltine Cracker ???

  • tintin

    When you are a milionaire theres just so much you can do

  • nicfury420

    I don't understand how people are gaining access to her homes. Doesn't she have security? With all her money and prior issues I'm surprised she doesn't have a security detail especially while she's away.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Modern Technology can be used for Good or evil.

  • dblogged

    NWO puppet

  • ?jessica?

    That a good thing but as usual someone always finds a way to turn something good into something bad. It's just a matter of time

  • MythCalledLove

    Ain't nothing wrong with trying to be cautious but when you feel the need to go all BE A. It's time to fall back. One thing Americans don't play with and thats privacy.

  • MythCalledLove

    Ain't nothing wrong with trying to be cautious but when you feel the need to go all BE A. It's time to fall back. One thing Americans don't play with and thats privacy.

  • MRiGOThim

    Soooooo she did this with or without their consent I'm not a Taylor Swifter Jet fan O_o