I found it a bit odd that there was mostly hype about opening arenas next season, but very little in way of criticism on what seems like a blatant overreach by the NBA. A lot of it was in removed comments, I guess because their language was over the line. In Europe, some countries want to implement a "Green Passport" - its a list of people who got both shots of the vaccination, and once you have you get a personal QR Code. You can either print it or show it on your phone and once scanned, it connects to a government site that shows a picture of you, your name, and that you are vaccinated. (For technical people - theres also an API, so you can use to arena scanners used for tickets to show this info). Other less sophisticated options include asking for an approval of vaccination from fans, or simply the low-tech option of just fucking waiting until this pandemic is subdued to the point where everything is open (California will allow all location to fully open by June 15th, for example, and they are on the harsher side of things). Having a private company take the biometric information of millions of fans (and private info as well - they ask for your fathers name, highschool, other kind of info usually reserved for CC companies or your bank at worst) is a major invasion of fans privacy. A leak of said info is unrepairable - you cant change your face or fingerprints or your fathers name. It could be used to impersonate you. Even if there isnt a leak, it could be used for insane micro-targeting, especially when used against other info corporations obtain from many vectors. All in all seems like a massive overreach by the NBA, and fans should make themselves heard that it is completely unnecessary, and unacceptable.
>Having a private company take the biometric information of millions of fans (and private info as well - they ask for your fathers name, high school, other kind of info usually reserved for CC companies or your bank at worst) is a major invasion of fan
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/31208486/sources-nba-expects-full-arenas-2021-22-season-amid-partnership-biometric-screening-company literally asking u for vaccination proof and a selfie on their app. really not much. and not all teams will be require
Then don’t sign up for clear and wait in a longer line with your vaccine card.
California WAS on the harsher side of things. The vaccine rollout is pretty fast out here.
The US does have HIPPA which protects medical privacy but the only covered entities are medical providers which the NBA is not.
Is there a link to more information on this?
Was there anything else with more info? Because youre accusing them of having access to things that this article doesnt specify
It says teams have already been using it and no one has had any problems with it and its used in a ton of airports. You already have to show testing results for a ton of stuff so this is just an automated version
did u even read that?
OP, your claim that this is like choosing to charge black people a premium is BEYOND a reach.
> Your logic would also dictate that its fine for a cinema to not let black people in without paying x3 the price "because its a private establishment" and "If you dont like it just dont go there". Well, no -- race is a protected class, so this would
>Having a private company take the biometric information of millions of fans (and private info as well - they ask for your fathers name, high school, other kind of info usually reserved for CC companies or your bank at worst) is a major invasion of fa
Just don’t go to the games then
Then dont go to games. No one is forcing you.
Take your meds
The NBA is a private entity so if you go to games you are agreeing to their terms. Its not that complicated.
1) They cant just dictate whatever they want. They cant, for example, decide not to let black people in. So there are limits, you just think they should be very few, while I think our privacy is also important. 2) Im protesting it online, not burning th
>1) They cant just dictate whatever they want. They cant, for example, decide not to let black people in. So there are limits, you just think they should be very few, while I think our privacy is also important. Thats only because race is a protected
Maybe this is actually stuff to worry about but like, so many companies already have your info anyway. If its something to worry about youre already fucked so no point in worrying
This needs to go to the front page. Its scary because the NBA bows to China. China will soon have personal and biometric information on American citizens. YIKES
I thought you whackjobs are only NFL and NHL fans.
I havent ran into any weirdo NHL fans, they exist? I do live in Miami and all the NHL fans here are left leaning
I was with you for a sec there, about how this needs to be on the front page, but then you just kinds lost me and a big jump in conclusions about China
You made a pretty big jump here lmao
Thats not how it works tho.
Xi is just Biden with playoff success tbh
This has nothing to do with China...
I mean, I dont trust CC companies and think their control over peoples finances and their reach in the government is absurd, but if you want to buy something expensive, you need credit. Same deal here. I might not like it, but if iwant to go to a game, g
Maybe I missed something, what is the nba going to collect?
>As it pertains to attendance, fans can download the Clear app and upload an identifying document along with a selfie. To link their COVID-19 test results, fans log into their testing account through the app, and results will be linked to their health
The NBA, Microsoft, and China have conspired to put behavioral modifiers into the Covid-19 vaccines given out by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The chip is injected into you with your vaccine. Since getting vaccinated, I have already ordered
Lucky for you! I got a bad batch. I ended up with three Mo Williams jerseys, a PS1, and Ive eaten 12 hot dogs.
Thanks for pointing this out. Personally, I think this wave of tech/data collection is almost an inevitability, but hopefully therell be more legislation like CCPA that gives power back to the individual to dictate our personal data usage