Wednesday, October 04, 2006

News Flash: Wal-Mart is creepy...

So 10 Wal-Mart stores are trying out new software that allows the retail giant to spy on your every move while you're in their stores, and correlate your movements with actual cash register activity.

Hmmm, at least when you shop at Amazon.com, you can customize your recommendations so you see more items you're actually interested in while you're being click-tracked and spied on!

The ugly story can be found at:

http://www.engadget.com/2006/10/03/wal-mart-to-use-infrared-to-track-shoppers-promotions/

with more details at techdirt.com:

http://techdirt.com/articles/20061002/150452.shtml

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