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GPS trackers secretly placed in laundry detergent boxes

submitted on August 2, 2010 by DebsFreebies in "Products / Gadgets"
Is your laundry detergent stalking you?

Read this:

and this:

Talk about "big brother"......

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    Posted by tammy987 on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    But what's a little stalking compared to boosting the commercial sales of a high-profit brand? I bet they don't run this promo in Texas, or Unilever's agents are likely to get their heads shot off before they even make it to the front porch of some security-minded farm customer who doesn't let a team of strangers run up on his front porch without unloading a few cartridges from Mr. Remington.

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    Posted by gabyperu on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
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    Posted by jack69darin on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Walmart is now doing the same thing with clothes. After you check out they don't turn off, and people are worried that someone can drive by house with a reader, and check to get a signal from your house or garbage.
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    Posted by jack69darin on August 2, 2010
    [reply] 2 0 Stores Inc. plans to roll out sophisticated electronic ID tags to track individual pairs of jeans and underwear, the first step in a system that advocates say better controls inventory but some critics say raises privacy concerns.

    Starting next month, the retailer will place removable "smart tags" on individual garments that can be read by a hand-held scanner. Wal-Mart workers will be able to quickly learn, for instance, which size of Wrangler jeans is missing, with the aim of ensuring shelves are optimally stocked and inventory tightly watched. If successful, the radio-frequency ID tags will be rolled out on other products at Wal-Mart's more than 3,750 U.S. stores.

    Wal-Mart's broad adoption would be the largest in the world, and proponents predict it would lead other retailers to start using the electronic product codes, which remain costly. Wal-Mart has climbed to the top of the retailing world by continuously squeezing costs out of its operations and then passing on the savings to shoppers at the checkout counter. Its methods are widely adopted by its suppliers and in turn become standard practice at other retail chains.

    But the company's latest attempt to use its influence—executives call it the start of a "next-generation Wal-Mart"—has privacy advocates raising questions. showthread.php?t=11606
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    The radio frequency tags are the large white square ones you often see on razors at drugstores. They've been used a while in my area.
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    Posted by mooncow728 on August 2, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Predictions for Brazil
    Here's my prediction of what's going to happen in Brazil this week thanks to this Unilever promotion: There could be alarmingly high numbers of home robberies due to clever thieves posing as Unilever agents. They simply watch people buying Omo at the grocery store, then follow them to their homes, and a few minutes later knock on their door, announcing, "You've won the prize!"

    When the homeowner opens their door, they get a gun shoved in their face and are directed to hand over all their cash and jewelry. I'll be curious to watch the Brazilian newspapers to see if anything like this happens during the week. If so, the robbers may be dubbed the "Unilever bandits."

    It's sad but that might happen. This is just ridiculous imho.

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