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How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron


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RFID device in shoulderpads

This is where the RFID device is hidden on both sides of an NFL player's shoulder pads.

Credit: Christopher Schodt

As guards were going so far as to check inside NFL fans' wallets as part of routine security measures before a recent preseason game at Levi's Stadium, a different form of surveillance was taking place on the inside of the San Francisco 49ers' 1-year-old, $1.3 billion home here in Silicon Valley.

From Ars Technica
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