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Thursday, November 24, 2011

BIG BROTHER is at the Mall

Philip K. Dick  (1928 - 1982)
Author of Total Recall, Minority
Report and Blade Runner.

"There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. 

Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me."
— Philip K. Dick

Corporate Big Brother is watching your cell phone 

Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year's Day, two U.S. malls -- Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. -- will track guests' movements by monitoring the signals from shopper's cell phones.

These days it is a mad 100 yard dash between runners from government and multi-national corporations on who will claim the title of Big Brother.  I suspect the two will merge into one force.

But all this is nothing new to followers of this Blog.  See our article  THE FEDERALIST - "Big Brother goes Corporate."

The data collected at the malls that's is supposed to be anonymous.  But it can follow shoppers' paths from store to store while you shop, reports CNN.

The goal is for stores to answer questions like: How many Nordstrom shoppers also stop at Starbucks?

How long do most customers linger in Victoria's Secret? Are there unpopular spots in the mall that aren't being visited?

While U.S. malls have long tracked how crowds move throughout their stores, this is the first time they've used cell phones.

The management company of both malls, Forest City Commercial Management, says personal data is not being tracked.

"They" are already following your every move through debt cards and facial recognition technology.  The hangman's noose is getting tighter and tighter. . . . . . and the Sheeple bleat on and on never understanding the fate that awaits them at the slaughter house.

The Sheeple keep shopping at the malls.  They bleat on and on never understanding the fate that awaits them at the slaughter house.

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