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(The New York Times)   Retailers using facial recognition to target sales. "If you are an angry man of 30, and it is Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of whiskey," says woman who is unclear on what could possibly go wrong   (nytimes.com) divider line 24
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2013-07-15 04:28:21 PM
4 votes:
I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.
2013-07-15 04:46:34 PM
2 votes:
F*CK OFF WITH THIS CREEPY STALKER BULLSH*T!!!

F*cking corporate cockbag POS motherf*ckstains!!! Try making a good product/service and I'll consider buying it. If I find out you are pulling this creeper insanity you'll get NOTHING from me. NOTHING!!!
2013-07-15 04:37:22 PM
2 votes:
If it works as well as the internet advertising they'll be trying to sell me women's clothes from the time I went to the store with my girlfriend.
2013-07-15 04:29:59 PM
2 votes:

JohnHall: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

That's called advertising...


And I'm still right.
2013-07-15 04:29:11 PM
2 votes:
I go to brick and mortar stores for two reasons:

1) to put money in the local economy
2) not be freaking tracked like a commodity


Aaand I know any purchase made with a credit card or debit card is gonna get tracked anyway....
2013-07-15 05:39:49 PM
1 votes:
If these methods seem intrusive, at least some consumers seem happy to trade privacy for deals. Placed, a company based in Seattle, has an app that asks consumers where they are in a store in exchange for cash and prepaid gift cards from Amazon and Google Play, among others. More than 500,000 people have downloaded the app since last August, said a company spokeswoman, Sarah Radwanick, providing information like gender, age and income, and agreeing to be tracked over GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Placed then sells the data to store owners, online retailers and app developers.

F*ck these people. YOU are what is wrong with modern day society! Encouraging these c*ntbags so you can get 50 cents off your goddamned corporate whore garbage. F*ck you!

"I would just love it if a coupon pops up on my phone," said Linda Vertlieb, 30, a blogger in Philadelphia, who said that she was not aware of the tracking methods, but that the idea did not bother her. Stores are "trying to sell, so that makes sense," she said.

And f*ck you too Linda Vertlieb you shill c*nt. I hope you choke on that corporate cock you are so eager to gobble on. WHORE!

That said... I'll take my whiskey now please.
2013-07-15 05:38:36 PM
1 votes:

iron de havilland: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

Why do you hate capitalism?

/Free markets!
//Hurr durr, etc.


I've always wondered, do anti-capitalists ever start businesses? If they do, what prices do they set and how do they live, given that seeking a profit is bad?
2013-07-15 05:05:59 PM
1 votes:

jshine: You could always just use a basic phone and keep it turned off or in airplane mode whenever you weren't using it.


These days, I'm thinking even that won't work. You'd have to remove the battery to be sure.
2013-07-15 04:56:08 PM
1 votes:
God I can't wait to have my compound in the woods where I don't have to deal with this crap.
2013-07-15 04:55:14 PM
1 votes:
That's it.  We've crossed the line.  Burn all advertising agencies to the damn ground.  It's not free speech, but malicious brainwashing with an intent to defraud.  Every single one of the assholes behind this should be dead.
2013-07-15 04:53:40 PM
1 votes:
FTA:  "The idea that you're being stalked in a store is, I think, a bit creepy, as opposed to, it's only a cookie - they don't really know who I am," said Robert Plant.

1)  This guy is naive if he thinks that they don't know who he is online.

2)  This guy is smart by continuing to tour with "The Sensational Space Shifters," if he doesn't want people to know who he is.  A Led Zep or even Honey Drippers reunion would be a give away.
2013-07-15 04:53:39 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: I'm thinking it might be time for payphones to make a comeback, so people can make calls in public if they don't feel like carrying around a personal tracking device with scads of private data on it.


FARKING THIS.  Removing pay phones and crushing all the late-models under "cash for clunkers" are two shrewd and deceitful decisions to funnel the cattle into a forced economy in which your connectivity merely means you are never alone or enjoying privacy.

Think about it this way:  The NSA doesn't need to tap servers if they've created infrastructure to intercept the data in between servers.  That wifi radio in your pocket is a homing beacon.  No more no less.
2013-07-15 04:46:28 PM
1 votes:
If you are an angry man of 30, and it is Friday evening, it may offer you a bottle of whiskey,

I already have one of those.  It's called a cashier.
2013-07-15 04:44:23 PM
1 votes:
*pedosmile detected*

"Enjoy your complimentary cotton candy sir. Our puppy breeders will be with you momentarily"
2013-07-15 04:43:41 PM
1 votes:

Empty H: People usually like to point towards 1984 as a possible horrible future. Ever since I finished reading A Brave New World early one Christmas morning I have felt it was a future that was both more likely to happen and worse.


Huxley was much more on-the-ball than Orwell. The iron fist squeezes more tightly inside a velvet glove. Have some soma and play centrifugal bumble-puppy.
2013-07-15 04:41:13 PM
1 votes:

JohnHall: DubtodaIll: I think it's really sick to delve in to human behavior in order to figure out how to extract more money from the human behaving.

That's called advertising...


Technically that's called marketing.
2013-07-15 04:40:31 PM
1 votes:
Great!  They need to sell these machines to husbands.   Maybe finally someone can figure out what a woman means when they say "You should know why I'm upset."
2013-07-15 04:39:41 PM
1 votes:
tricycleracer



Who just walks around all day with their WiFi radio on?

A number of people, devices attempt to connect to any Wi-Fi in an attempt to lower the amount of data you use on your plan unless you turn it off.
2013-07-15 04:35:58 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: Welcome to this brave new world, that has such marketing techniques in't.

It's only gonna get creepier from here.


People usually like to point towards 1984 as a possible horrible future. Ever since I finished reading A Brave New World early one Christmas morning I have felt it was a future that was both more likely to happen and worse.
2013-07-15 04:35:49 PM
1 votes:
Better start shutting my phone down before I go shopping.
2013-07-15 04:33:04 PM
1 votes:
Welcome to this brave new world, that has such marketing techniques in't.

It's only gonna get creepier from here.
2013-07-15 04:30:05 PM
1 votes:
So first it was getting location tracking into everyone's hands with cell phones, and now its gonna be getting all those cameras and Google Glass to let us visually surveill and record each other.

All the time. No exceptions.

Enjoy they new slavery, folks. Who owns you?
2013-07-15 04:29:35 PM
1 votes:
Huh, "Minority Report" is real.
2013-07-15 04:29:11 PM
1 votes:
Hello Mr. Yakamoto and welcome back to the Nordstrom
 
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