It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
1. Wal-Mart Executive Simon Langford is putting the new system in place at Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs.
2. Langford says it'll help reduce theft and lower prices.
3. Langford says the transmitters are worthless once they leave the store.
"We're not interested in tracking anybody," Langford said.
I do believe once it has been scanned through at checkout it becomes deactivated on that particular item. I am unsure however if it will be able to become reactivated if the item is returned for any reason whatsoever.
But seriously, I think that would require uch more budget than the profit it would generate, and not to mention so many hours of surveilance it really is just stupid to think of it. It is theoretically possible to track the signal from everyones cellphone whether they have a GPS reciever or not and monitor where everyone is at all times. Does it mean that someone is doing it? Rediculous I say!