Sports stadiums across the country are spying on everyone’s instant messages, Tweets and sentiments.
(MassPrivateI) A recent article in Motherboard reveals how sports stadiums are spying on everyone’s instant messages, Tweets and sentiments. (I couldn’t find any pictures of a U.S. sport stadium security room, so I posted one of a 2014 World Cup security room – image credit: E&T Engineering)
Babel X has the ability to spy on 25 social media websites and can surveil millions of url’s.
Below, is a list of social media spying companies that sports stadiums and police use:
- Media Sonar
- Digital Stakeout
- Digital Shadows
- X1 Social Discovery
Last year the ACLU, revealed how police use these companies to spy on everyone’s social media and a 2014 Lexis Nexis report, revealed the tools police use to spy on social media. A year ago, ‘The Intercept’ warned everyone that the CIA is investing in firms like Geofeedia to help law enforcement spy on social media. (Click here to see how the North Charleston Police spy on social media.)
Sports stadiums and police use ‘sentiment analysis’ to spy on fans
image credit: Babel Street
“Babel Street possesses the most sophisticated sentiment analysis tool on the market. Derived from collaboration with top university linguistic programs, Babel Street boasts the ability to evaluate sentiment in 19 languages…”
Last year, I warned everyone that police would begin arresting people based on their ‘sentiments‘
According to professor Juan Manuel Corchado, law enforcement could use the tool to detect , threats and areas with concentrations of potentially dangerous people.“It’s based both on the semantic analysis of messages and historical data and their evolution.”
People being arrested because of their sentiments, what could possibly go wrong?
Let’s say, you’re a NY Yankees fan jeering and booing Boston Red Sox players and you Tweet the Red Sox suck or something similar. When out of nowhere you’re surrounded by police and security and kicked out of the ballpark. The police inform you that you’re being charged with ‘inciting a riot or terrorism.’
Congratulations, you’re life’s been ruined by corporate/police spying sentiment analysis.
Sports stadiums use biometrics to spy on fans
Last year, CLEAR a biometrics company installed ‘fastlane’ fingerprint lines at Marlins Park in Florida.
“Continuing a commitment to bring its fans state-of-the-art baseball enjoyment, the Miami Marlins announced today that the team has installed a new way to enter Marlins Park– called the Marlins CLEAR Lane – that will speed fans through security with just the touch of a finger..”
“CLEAR utilizes fingerprint and iris identification technology to speed members through security at airports and sports stadiums across the U.S. and currently serves a growing base of over 700,000 members.” (To find out more about sport stadium spying click here, here & here.)
In 2016, CLEAR announced they’ve partnered with Amazon, American Express and U.S. Customs to help expand their reach and it seems to be working. Currently, CLEAR is being used in 18 cities across the country.
Soon CLEAR, will be in every sports stadium in America if DHS has its way.
Amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Orlando are also using facial biometrics to spy on their guests.
‘Enhanced searches’ don’t begin to show how Police, DHS and private corporations are destroying our rights.
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Where does the police state end?