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Make your phone your wallet (aka super tracking device!)

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:00 AM
Coming soon: make your phone your wallet

Google releases another tool to make our lives even more convenient, but will people prefer to keep increased privacy?

First, anyone who uses a credit card is already leaving an electronic trail, so this seems like a small jump to just have them on a phone instead. But then consider that we use phones to make calls too. Would you like your credit card to be able to know what calls you were making? A phone that links the two (and more) would be a leap worth considering.

The deal breaker for me would be those "loyalty cards" and "special offers"/ coupons. Loyalty cards are discrete tracking tools used to analyze our buying habits. (A bit of a workaround is to "lose" yours every so often then start over.) They help stores know what people are buying, in what quantities, in what combinations, when, and in what combinations.

While I use credit cards for most purchases, I would say no to having them on my phone.

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:34 AM
all cell phones

are tracking you

no need to chip you

when you buy them

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