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The Mystery of That Taylor Swift Face Recognition Kiosk Has Been Solved

In December of last year, Rolling Stone reported that at a Taylor Swift concert at the 2018 Rose Bowl there was a mysterious kiosk playing clips of the singer that doubled as a facial recognition system to flag any of Swift’s stalkers. A number of reports covered the alleged kiosk – including Gizmodo – but little was known at the time about the surveillance system. But now we have answers to some key questions about this kiosk, including who was behind it. Read More >>

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Experts: Kanye and Kim Could Both Be Prosecuted Over Taylor Swift Phone Call

Kanye West could face criminal charges over releasing a recording of a phone call he had with Taylor Swift, according to three legal experts who spoke with Gizmodo. Not only that, but West’s wife Kim Kardashian could also face charges for publishing the recording of the phone call on her Snapchat. Read More >>

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Meet the Guy Taylor Swift Impersonates to Hide Her Identity

Nils Sjöberg is blond, has an active social media presence, and works as a communications specialist. “Nils Sjöberg” is blonde, has an active social media presence, and is one of the most powerful women in music. Read More >>

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Apple Wins an Exclusive Taylor Swift Concert Streaming Deal

Apple has announced that its Music service will have the exclusive rights to stream a concert-film from Taylor Swift’s current world tour. Read More >>

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Thank Tarnished Nu-Metallers Lostprophets for Taylor Swift’s Short Spotify Return

She may be one of the biggest stars on the planet, but Taylor Swift is a notable absence in Spotify's increasingly-comprehensive streaming library. The Shake it Off star made a brief, unintentional return to the service over the weekend however – and, in a round about way, we've defunct, tarnished nu-metallers Lostprophets to thank for it. Read More >>

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Indie Labels are Signing on to Apple Music. Also: Pharrell.

Following last weekend’s Apple Music/Taylor Swift tango, the most influential independent labels have signed on to Apple Music. Also, a Pharrell track will be the first Apple Music exclusive. That makes me happy. Read More >>

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Meet the Truthers Who Think There’s a Taylor Swift/Apple Conspiracy

After renowned streaming music nemesis Taylor Swift published an open letter to Apple on Sunday asking the company to pay artists during Apple Music’s free three month trial period, Apple quickly changed its policy to line up with Swift’s wishes. Almost TOO quickly... Read More >>

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Taylor Swift Beats Apple: A 21st-Century Magna Carta?

The big story this morning is that Apple has been forced to U-turn on its Apple Music royalties plan after being faced down by a formidable enemy. But who was this titan that successfully took on the biggest company in the world? Microsoft? Google? The US Government? No, it was Taylor Swift. Read More >>

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1989 Won’t be on Apple Music, and That’s Bad News for Apple

Joke about Taylor Swift and her army of loyal Tumblr tweens all you want (go on, I dare you), but Swift is an undeniable powerhouse in pop music. Eight months after the launch of 1989, it’s still the fourth-best selling album in the US and is at number eight on the UK album charts. And that makes it doubly bad for Apple that she’s just stuck up two middle fingers in the general direction of its new streaming service. Read More >>

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Here, Watch Taylor Swift’s New Video on Work Time, it’s Got Gadgets in it

Tron bikes. The video for Taylor Swift's new single Bad Blood has got Tron bikes in it. Everyone likes Tron and Tron is about computers and technology so we're allowed to write about Taylor Swift today and you're allowed to watch it at 720p. It's practically work. Read More >>

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What Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik and Clarkson’s Faces Say About Their Spotify Tastes

One of the best things about Spotify is its open API, which means developers can come up with all manner of ways to recommend you songs. But a hackathon in Los Angeles this Easter weekend resulted in the creation of MusicFace, which uses your actual face to recommend tunes. Read More >>

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Taylor Swift Put All Her Music on Jay-Z’s Pet Streaming Service

Taylor Swift, part-time pop star and full-time crusader for the rights of impoverished pop artists, made headlines last year when she yanked her music off Spotify. Well, streaming Swift is back — on a service you've probably never heard of. Read More >>