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‘Creepy’ Path Intelligence retail technology tracks shoppers

Posted By yihan On October 14, 2011 @ 7:38 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

News.com.au [1]

Shopping centres will monitor customers’ mobile phones to track how often they visit, which stores they like and how long they stay.

The technology, brought to Australia by a UK-based company, has prompted a call for privacy or telephone intercept regulators to investigate.

One unnamed Queensland shopping centre is next month due to become the first in the nation to fit receivers that detect unique mobile phone radio frequency codes to pinpoint location within two metres.

The company behind the Footpath system says it is also in discussions with other major Australian sites.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] News.com.au: http://www.news.com.au/money/creepy-retail-technology-tracks-shoppers/story-e6frfmci-1226166413071

[2] PATH Stations To Run Security Screening Tests: To Use Cutting Edge Passive Millimeter Wave Technology: http://www.prisonplanet.com/path-stations-to-run-security-screening-tests-to-use-cutting-edge-passive-millimeter-wave-technology.html

[3] Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/retail-apocalypse-why-are-major-retail-chains-all-over-america-collapsing.html

[4] Cameras Inside Mannequins Spying on Shoppers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cameras-inside-mannequins-spying-on-shoppers.html

[5] Trained state police observers to patrol retail outlets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/trained-state-police-observers-to-patrol-retail-outlets.html

[6] UK ‘exporting surveillance technology to repressive nations’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-%e2%80%98exporting-surveillance-technology-to-repressive-nations%e2%80%99.html

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