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

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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