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Walmart Patents Surveillance Tool That Can Eavesdrop On Workers

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WEB Notes: Do not become spooked folks, you love this stuff! You love being spied on, ol big brother has been doing it for years and you just have not noticed or do not care. Hey, ol TSA feels you up at the airport, ah well you say. You post your life on social media, who cares you say. So who cares if Walmart listens to your conversations, you offer them up for free anyway. Yes, I am being sarcastic, but this is the new world we live in. You could go hide under a rock I suppose, but that will not make it go away and it will not help our Father spread His Word. Use the tools you have to spread His Word, share the ministries that help you understand His Letter with those tools.

It looks like Amazon and Walmart, which have long been battling it out in the retail arena, both want to keep a very close eye on their workers. Earlier this year, Amazon patented smart wristbands that can make sure a warehouse worker’s hands are always moving. Now, its rival has patented an audio surveillance system, which can be used to listen to conversations between employees and customers at checkout. Before you freak out and think that Walmart has been listening to all the juicy gossip you’ve been dropping at checkout lines, know that it’s still just a patent. And, of course, the company has refused to confirm or deny whether it’s planning to actually use the technology to spy on its workers.

A spokesperson told BuzzFeed News:

“We’re always thinking about new concepts and ways that will help us further enhance how we serve customers, but we don’t have any further details to share on these patents at this time.”

Source: Walmart patents surveillance tool that can eavesdrop on workers

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