Originally posted by K_OS
Starting this week, the nation's largest discount retailer will quietly begin selling tracking-chipped products to clueless shoppers. The first volley in their war against our privacy is set to start at their Brockton, Massachusetts store.
Wal-Mart will put Radio Frequency I.D. sensors on shelves stocked with RFID-tagged Gillette products, but they'd rather you didn't know about it, because, hey, you might not like it, and then you might make noise and then they'd have a big PR mess on their hands.
Rest of story here.
Now this one is DISTURBING!!
Sanjay Sarma, the lead researcher at the Auto-ID Center in Massachusetts, says that by adding more functions to the chip, installing a battery and attaching a longer antenna, a receiver far away could read all the information on a chip, including its exact location.
Homes equipped with receiver-readers could alert consumers when they are running low on orange juice or their prescription for heart medicine is about to expire. Hooked up to a national network like the Internet, the at-home devices could also provide details to marketers about a family's eating and hygienic habits.
Originally posted by RabidGoose
This is my first time posting, been reading these boards for awhile. Once I saw Wal-Mart on this I Just had to read, seeing as how I work there as an Unloader (take freight from the trucks to pallets then to the sales floor). So I preddy much get a good view of everything we have.
I really couldn't help but to see the fact that you mentioned Razors, Gillette razors at that. We've been getting about Three to Four of these massive boxes a night of Gillette razors. It was unusual for me to see them, especially in this kind of mass. In the past week I was there we had outrageous shipment numbers, but the thing I noticed most is we kept getting these boxes of Gillettes that we never receieved before. The reason I noticed them so well is they kept fubaring the stacking of the pallets so much and I got ticked and threw one across the room.
Anywho, I really can't confirm is it's true or not. But I can defintly say that we have had an usual amount of Gillette boxes this week. Even though it's July 4th and stocking for Back to School, there's no reason to get that many razors. Also, I've worked there since May 12th, and there's no way they could have had that many boxes stocked up and once everyone two months receiving a shipment of this product, it's not how their inventory system works.
Originally posted by ShubyDoo
You know whats really funny is that during the iraq war I couldn't find a single gillette razor blade on store shelves... especially Mach III... Hmmmmm.