pull up info from our phones, computers, etc. Today, I found out that it is not just
Big Brother looking at our electronic records.
On CBS news this morning, a reporter informed the public that the stores where we shop are tracking us – what we buy, what departments we visit, people we talk to, etc. They can, as we all know, track our purchases through our credit cards.
Even if we purchase everything with cash, they can still track us. Did you know that they also can track us through our cell
As the reporter said, with the help of surveillance cameras and the Wi-Fi on our phones, they know where we go in the store, what we look at, and who we are. Will there be an uprising of complaint? I doubt it. We do not want to fight with
our Wal-Mart, drugstores, or grocery stores. We probably would not win
The reporter suggested that we turn our phones off in stores, and everyone knows that some people cannot do that even in the middle of the night. Text messages come in at all hours. She also suggested
that we tell the stores that we do not want to be monitored – I do not know how
we would do this, short of a major protest. I do not see us doing that anytime soon, either.
It all boils down to giving up something for our privacy, and our society today does not want to give up anything. So we must be careful of what we check out (not buy) in stores – those porno movies in the movie store, the racy books in the book store, the unhealthy snacks at the grocery store, and the sex paraphernalia at “sex” stores.
Just be aware - someone is watching us as we shop, eat, - just everything we do.