May 09, 2018

Ticketmaster switches from paper tickets to facial recognition technology

Amanda HeadRebel Contributor

A criminal in China was arrested at a concert, when facial recognition technology exposed his identity. Now this is coming to the rest of the world, as Ticketmaster announces it's replacing paper and even digital tickets with the same technology.

And yes, the company is changing its name...

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commented 2019-06-20 06:08:10 -0400
Facial recognition, computer vision, AI, AR and VR – everything is developed even by young companies like The only thing I hope for – is that the technology will used for our good, not for spying
commented 2018-05-11 11:15:31 -0400
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six… …Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
commented 2018-05-11 11:07:40 -0400
I wouldn’t be too quick to overreact. There is no danger that this information would be sold to anyone else. They pinkie promised. Besides when has that ever happened before?
commented 2018-05-09 23:27:08 -0400
Wow that is quite the statement regarding Abraham Lincoln. I am sure you were going for shock value. With all this big brother tech and AI I can’t help but think our own Judgement Day is coming Skynet style. To hell with AI.
commented 2018-05-09 23:26:02 -0400
In actual fact, I believe that the reasons for ticketmaster to be making this decision also include some equally worrying commercial reasons. Currently you can purchase a ticket with a barcode that you can resell through a large number of resellers or even through a direct transaction with the buyer. For instance I sell my Canucks tickets for the games that I cannot attend through Stub Hub, although Ticketmaster also has a similar service. The Stub hub service is far better and it allows me to get rid of my tickets at whatever price i feel like, while Ticketmaster will not allow me to sell the tickets at less than face value in order to protect their own sales of original tickets. Under a new system of facial recognition, I assume that Ticketmaster would have the monopoly on resale tickets (a service which is exteremely lucrative for them) since only they control and make changes to the facial recognition information on the tickets.
Frankly, I am already inundated with unsolicited junk mail from ticketmaster offering me tickets for various events which (through their data base of prior tickets that I have purchased) they believe that i may be interested in.
The current paper tickets and the options to have them on one’s phone is already enough and gives the buyer the option to transfer them easily.
commented 2018-05-09 17:14:44 -0400
I have been saying for years now this needs to be at our borders, airports, government offices, banks, and the list grows but apparently canadians aren’t too worried- or too smart as their only concern seems to be "privacy’ which trudeau already has taken from canadians when he handed over our personal information to countries all over the globe recently- oh and has internet police and soon phone police monitoring our conversations!
wow, do they come any dumber than canadians??? even the most backwards, uneducated, inbreds from all over the globe are smarter than canadians!
commented 2018-05-09 16:41:41 -0400
Deborah, absolutely true.

Now, how will Ticketmaster/Face account for dopplegangers?
commented 2018-05-09 14:21:46 -0400
Once they have you in their data base it will be used for purposes you’ve never dreamed of.
commented 2018-05-09 13:41:27 -0400
commented 2018-05-09 13:31:30 -0400
Mark Of The Beast. On the path thereof………….