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Amazon’s “Flow” tool and potential impact

An article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Amazon’s Flow Image Recognition beats Barcode Scans” describes an app that enables Amazon’s customers to use their smartphone cameras to identify objects without the need to scan the barcode. This increases the … Continue reading

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Tracking retail customer movements using their cell phones – a prerogative or intrusive ?

An article in the New York Times (July 14, 2013) describes an experiment at Nordstrom, after informaring customers, that tracked customers “using the wi-fi signals from their smartphones”. But the cell phones unique signature also permits tracking customer repeat trips, … Continue reading

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