Taylor Swift's using technology to seek out stalkers at her gigs

Taylor Swift singing on stage

Facial recognition technology has been utilized by Taylor Swift's management team in order to weed out stalkers that might be attending her concerts.

At a recent Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles, a special kiosk was used to allow fans to watch performances by their idol, but little did they know - a facial recognition system was also watching them.

The kiosk was being used at the Los Angeles Rose Bowl venue, during a gig back in May this year.

Swift's management team are said to have a database with hundreds of her known stalkers, in order to track them and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

Mike Downing, a security officer from Oak Group who has been invited to see the technology at work, confirmed "Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working."

Because the concert is technically a privately ticketed event, it is assumed that Swift has no legal obligation to notify fans that they are being monitored.

Swift has had many problems with stalkers in the past, which is why her management decided to keep a close eye on fans who are getting a little bit too close for comfort.

One of Swift's stalkers received a burglary conviction, and was sentenced to 6 months in jail, with a 5 year probation order for frequently turning up at her home in New York.

The singer got a restraining order on another stalker who had been harassing her with some extremely disturbing letters - he was arrested when he appeared outside her home, possessing a knife, wearing a mask.

The new technology is also being used to combat ticket touting, and in other parts of the world, it is even being used to track down wanted known criminals.