Madison Square Garden has been secretly scanning fans with facial recognition

If you’ve attended a concert or sporting event at Madison Square Garden recently, it’s possible you’ve been analyzed and recorded by a facial recognition system, a report from the New York Times finds.

Details are scarce, but the Times describes a system that records customers at the Manhattan arena and matches faces to a database to identify individuals and determine if they are “considered a problem.”

Facial recognition technology isn’t illegal. Still, many privacy advocates...

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