30,000 Unsuspecting Rose Bowl Attendees Were Scooped Up in a Facial Recognition Test

Cameras gathered information on attendees’ gender, age, and whether they matched a list of suspicious persons

A view of the Rose Bowl Stadium as the Oregon Ducks play the Wisconsin Badgers on January 1, 2020, in Pasadena, California. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

It turns out those fans were being watched, too.

“Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working.”

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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