Taylor Swift Secretly Used Facial Recognition On Fans During Rose Bowl Show

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Even though the security measures taken at Taylor Swift's event could be considered extreme, it isn't the first when facial recognition technology has been used to weed out unwanted people.

It's been claimed the singer has installed some super high-tech tech that is equipped to detect her known stalkers who might chance a concert of hers.

Fans of the pop star were unknowingly monitored by facial-recognition technology at Swift's May performance at the stadium, according to a Rolling Stone report.

Concert venues have reportedly started using facial recognition to identify stalkers and VIPs.

Even though this is Taylor Swift's Reputation stadium tour, obviously she'll also be playing some of her fans' favorite hits from previous albums.

At no time were those concertgoers, who thought the kiosk was only there so they could watch Swift's rehearsal footage, made aware of the fact that their image was being recorded and scanned into a database controlled by Swift and her security team.

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Then earlier, in April, Julius Sandrock was arrested outside Taylor's Beverly Hills home, wearing a mask and with a knife in his vehicle.

Taylor Swift with her mum.

Last week, a fan who broke into her home, showered, and slept in her bed took a plea deal and will serve six months in prison. Various news accounts paint a disturbing picture of some of her many stalkers, including one she got a restraining order against who'd been sending her threatening letters.

A third stalker, Mohammed Jaffar, was also sentenced to six months in prison earlier this year after threatening Swift with violence and trespassing at another of Swift's NY homes.

CNN has reached out to Swift's rep for comment.

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