Hi everyone! I have heard about some tracking patents of Amazon that allow the company to track us. How it really works and what can be done to stop this?
asked Jan 09 '12 at 10:09
Yes, Amazon really has a patent to track your location, but that is only the thin end of the wedge. They are also cooperating with display manufacturers, TV and computer monitor retailers to do one bad thing. After the GPS system of your mobile device determines your location and places you have visited earlier, the special system calculates your path and tries to predict your next move.
The system is quite accurate so all displays on your way will probably show many ads trying to convince you to buy something. If that does not work, you will also periodically get a lot of ads on your mobile phone for them to be sure that it works. Could you imagine how annoying this may be? Yet the worst thing is that this system not only knows where you were or where you are, it will also discover where you would be in the future. Imagine how dangerous this information may become in the wrong hands!
Since this system operates using cell phone tower triangulation, GPS tracking and even WiFi triangulation (like the one used by Google and Apple), you need to stop Amazon patent from spying on you and reclaim your privacy and movement freedom!
answered Jan 09 '12 at 10:39