'One of the NFL's premiere franchises, the New England Patriots is using "Evolve Edge" millimeter wave/facial recognition scanners to identify fans before they enter Gillette Stadium.
According to Evolv Edge's brochure, their scanners use facial recognition to identify everyone.
"The automated, consistent screening eliminates guard fatigue and subjectivity so there’s fewer complaints and no profiling while providing better threat detection. The system can scan everyone and their bag including those with medical devices and pregnant women. In addition, facial recognition can be integrated to identify people who are prohibited from an environment."
Evolv's scanners are designed to make it easy for private corporations and law enforcement to create blacklists of suspicious people.
"Evolve Edge keeps unwanted visitors out with integrated face recognition. Evolv Edge, captures facial images of visitors, via a built-in camera, and matches them against a locally defined gallery."
Because nothing says freedom quite like being placed on a so-called "locally defined gallery" (secret blacklist.)
Across the country, Evolv Edge's millimeter waves are secretly scanning Americans without their knowledge.
"The Evolv Edge is in wide use for for visitor, employee and VIP screening at top entertainment venues, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large scale events and national landmarks worldwide." (For more information about Evolv Edge and stadium security click here.)
Gillette Stadium and the TD Garden have also been using FanCam to identify every fan since 2017.
"The cameras — the number of which depends on the configuration of the stadium — take multiple images at many different points in a game. Those shots are then put together to form one large composite 360-degree view of every fan in the stadium for a given game."'
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