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.)
Sports stadiums across the country are using ‘Babel Street’ and ‘Babel X’ to spy on fan’s sentiments and social media accounts.
“The FBI recommended that Seattle Police reach out to San Francisco PD to learn more about how they used it when nearby Santa Clara hosted Super Bowl 50.”
According to the article, the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers also use Babel Street to spy on fans.
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.)
Last year, I warned everyone that police would begin arresting people based on their ‘sentiments‘
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.
Last year, CLEAR a biometrics company installed ‘fastlane’ fingerprint lines at Marlins Park in Florida.
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.
Where does the police state end?