Cell Phones: A Store's New Survelliance Device
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You're being watched in stores, but you may not realize how exactly. There are security cameras, but some companies are now using your own phone.
Anytime you walk into any store, there are eyes on you. Surveillance cameras have been tracking customers, both good and bad for years, but now stores are tracking your cell phone.what you buy, or even what you might buy. In other words, you are not just a shopper, but a digital footprint. Sam Liles, Computer and IT Expert, says, "I'm talking about a digital representation of you. You have this avatar of your identity. That avatar, I will tell you right now, we will hold you accountable for that."
One of the only ways you can protect yourself from a store spying on your every move, is to turn off the phone, or leave it in the car.