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This IoT Mesh Network Watches You As You Shop - Without Cameras


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This IoT Mesh Network Watches You As You Shop - Without Cameras

"https://www.thingsquare.com/blog/articles/iot-mesh-retail/"

Online retailers know a lot about how their customers are navigating their virtual stores. Offline retailers are not so lucky.

Together with consumer behavior experts B:Clarity and a multinational home appliance brand we built a system to help understand customer movement and behavior.

The system consists of wireless sensors that are installed in electronics stores. A few hundred sensors in each store.

There are two types of sensors:

Vibration sensors. That trigger when someone is trying out a product.

Light sensors. Trigger when someone is standing in front of a product.

With these sensors, we can see what items are most popular, how it correlates to sales data – and how to take action to improve sales.

But without collecting any personally identifiable information.

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I quit shopping at Amazon because they often don't describe where the product is made and also print false information about there products that they sell. Just my experience and you wouldn't believe what you have to do just to unsubscribe from Amazon account. It's called "Hidden Data" if I remember correctly.

I never you free WiFi anywhere and use an VPN and I would never let anything scan my phone at any store. I also have the camera on my laptop blacked out and use blockers to keep my privacy if there is such a thing. LoL.. Even with new and old phones they already know much about what you do. I often even leave it at home but there are certain ways to block some things but not everything.

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1 hour ago, Hardhead said:

I quit shopping at Amazon because they often don't describe where the product is made and also print false information about there products that they sell. Just my experience and you wouldn't believe what you have to do just to unsubscribe from Amazon account. It's called "Hidden Data" if I remember correctly.

Don't even get me started on what happens to items you return. It actually hurts.

 

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