posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 09:57 AM
a reply to: opethPA
There is nothing to equate. It IS a privacy invasion. Unless people are fully aware of just HOW MUCH those cards cross reference and produce about
them in the computers, to then sell out to info brokers and marketers? Then it's a fraud, in my opinion. It doesn't have to be illegal, and I'm not
suggesting it is. The data mining of citizens with their own help and happy cooperation seems to be perfectly legal, even if many have no CLUE how
badly they are compromising everything about themselves.
Now as far as what they already knew? Well.. If I use a loyalty card in the grocery store? With that, they know product type, brand, rate of
consumption, ability and frequency to replace, movement between brands and history of brand loyalty vs. being flighty about purchasing as well as
overall income levels deduced by both brand choices and overall amount spent by method of payment.
There is a hell of a lot that little card tells all about someone. Got hemorrhoids? That's recorded... Got a fetish for teenage bands or a kid who
likes them? Noted in Magazine interests..and that you never miss an issue too! What are your movie interests? Well..bargain basket impulse buys show
that nicely. Also shows how impulsive you are as a general rule as well as analysis on your purchase habits to where the store knows it's different
displays were in relation to check-out, and which you bought vs. which you didn't ...vs. what is a normal buying pattern for your family at the store.
See how FAST this becomes a nice addition to the "This is your life" dossier? We wonder how they can POSSIBLY get cradle to grave files on people? We
think NSA must be poking in our records, past and private lives? Why should they have to? To save a nickle, we hand them EVERYTHING by choice and
we're literally happy and anxious to do it.
We sell out at a price that is just....sad, and then we actually (believe it or not) bitch that they know too much about us.
edit on 6/15/2014
by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)