Broncos, Panthers and Security … Oh My!


Your team fought all year to get to the ultimate sports spectacle, Super Bowl 50. You, the fan, bought airfare, hotel, car rental, game tickets and a foam finger totaling over $5,000 and are ready to cheer hard—if not tailgate hard—for your favorite team. 

As you watch the game, little did you know, security forces are watching you.  

Super Bowl 50 and the greater San Francisco area surrounding Levi’s Stadium will be highly monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, the Coast Guard and the local Santa Clara and San Francisco police departments, according to a report by Wired.

According to the report, authorities will be using social media to track threats online, license plate readers to collect information on tailgaters, facial recognition cameras to track movements of visitors and cell phone trackers, also known as stingrays that mock cell towers, to monitor the information stored on your device.  

Oh my, that’s enough snooping equipment to make Bill Belichick jealous!

If you weren’t one of the lucky few to obtain tickets to the big game or want to evade the high level of surveillance the Puppy Bowl may be for you.

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