Facial recognition used against concert ticket scalping in Japan

The Japan Times 

When a 48-year-old male fan of girl band Momoiro Clover Z arrived at a recent concert, he looked into the camera of a facial-recognition device to get his pre-paid ticket. In the past, I used to wait for 30 minutes to an hour before I was able to get in," said the man from Yokohama. The concert was taking place at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture. Operators of the group's concerts introduced the technology in July 2014 to combat scalping. At first, staff would check the concertgoers' IDs.

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