Walmart's terrifying shopping cart design measures your speed and heart rate

Walmart's terrifying shopping cart design measures your speed and heart rate

For Walmart, which is investing in blockchain to track food suppliers and which has already patented technology to eavesdrop on customers in stores, it's another sign that retail is changing.

How to stop Amazon from sharing your private information

How to stop Amazon from sharing your private information

From adding others in your family to getting a cheaper student or Medicaid rate, tap or click here to save big on your Amazon Prime account.To control what is visible on your public profile, follow these steps:Sign in to your Amazon account.

Everything You Need To Know About Browser Cookies

Everything You Need To Know About Browser Cookies

When you go back to a website over and over your browser will remember the preferences you like through cookies.A session cookie is used to remember what you have in your cart as you browse an online store.

Tips to control privacy and manage advertising preferences on Amazon.

Tips to control privacy and manage advertising preferences on Amazon.

From adding others in your family to getting a cheaper student or Medicaid rate, tap or click here to save big on your Amazon Prime account.If you’re spending more money and time on Amazon than ever before, let’s make sure your public profile is locked down:.

Amazon’s new smart shopping cart lets you check out without a cashier

Amazon’s new smart shopping cart lets you check out without a cashier

The Dash Cart links with your Amazon account and tracks the items you place inside The Dash Cart is coming first to Amazon’s grocery store in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Smile as you buy your holiday goods in a store – you are probably being watched, tracked and analyzed

Smile as you buy your holiday goods in a store – you are probably being watched, tracked and analyzed

For example, AiFi works in the same way as Amazon Go, but is designed to scale: the company claims its Autonomous Store Platform can track up to 500 people, and tens of thousands of products.

Thailand orders restaurants and internet cafes offering public WiFi to log your internet history

Thailand orders restaurants and internet cafes offering public WiFi to log your internet history

As mentioned before, explicit government orders to store your internet history and log your web traffic are a great reason to use VPN when on WiFI at an internet cafe – and not just in Thailand.

Haven Has Landed - Download Now for iOS and Android

Haven Has Landed - Download Now for iOS and Android

Keep your data and your financial information safe when you shop, chat, and send cryptocurrencies privately using Haven. To celebrate the launch, this week you can enjoy special 50% off deals on name-brand electronics and gift cards in the official Haven store.

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Safe shopping: Amazon Prime Day

Due to this many security problems arise, for example selling fake products, creating fake reviews, even getting customers sensitive data when they buy. It makes sense that reviews might give you a push which product to buy, but Amazon review system makes it easy to fake the reviews so be careful.

Abusing the GDPR to get someone’s intimate personal data.

Abusing the GDPR to get someone’s intimate personal data.

In other words: by only knowing your name, date of birth and home address; a criminal, your angry sister, your ex-partner or a disgruntled colleague is able to get all that personal information listed above and abuse it in any way possible.

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Gmail wittingly storing your online purchase data for years

Simply put: there is no mass-delete option and one has to go one by one to delete each product history which means the process requires manually deleting hundreds or thousands of emails depending on how much you shop online and whether you had purchase receipts sent to your Gmail account.

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

Only a small percentage of users buys stuff through Alexa, report claims

with 85 posters participating Analysts have been aggressively optimistic in their predictions about the growth of consumer shopping via virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa, but a new report claims that only a small fraction of Alexa device owners shop with voice commands.

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech

“Biometric photos of members of the public wrongly identified as potential criminals are taken without their knowledge and stored on police databases for 30 days,” said Big Brother Watch in a statement. Police are also continuing to build giant databases full of biometrically scanned images of innocent people’s faces, Jones revealed, saying:.

What Amazon knows about you

What Amazon knows about you

Fire tablets : Amazon's tablets run a custom version of Android, providing the company with lots of data since it, not Google, powers the browsing and app store on the devices. Amazon also offers an option to delete the Alexa recordings it has made.

Kris Constable's digital log

Kris Constable's digital log

This means there will be a new wave in short order of FinTech apps that are offering you services to make your financial life easier — and the question will be the same as your web surfing and free email service choices — will you accept the convenience of what they offer, in exchange for your privacy?

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Happy Data Privacy Day: City Planning Now Mines Everyone’s Data All the Time

Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is the go-to story for Data Privacy Day with its new “user-friendly” tool called Replica, which allows city planners see “how, when, and where people travel in urban areas.” The Intercept’s explainer details a troubling use of consumer data.

Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.

Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.

Over time, Amazon has given more advertisers and their agencies access to the self-service system to run their own targeting campaigns on and off Amazon’s websites, and at a variety of spending levels.

OpenBazaar launches Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies

OpenBazaar launches Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies

Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven , a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies.

How to Stop Facebook from Ruining Your Holiday Gift Surprises

How to Stop Facebook from Ruining Your Holiday Gift Surprises

“I guess you have to pick btw letting your kids use the computer and shopping online, since custom ads follow you and spoil gift surprises,” one mom tweeted recently.

I Visited Facebook’s 'Privacy Shop' And They Still Don’t Get It

I Visited Facebook’s 'Privacy Shop' And They Still Don’t Get It

Credit: Tom's GuideFacebook’s reputation on that front has been less than stellar throughout the past year, and the shop is clearly an effort to change that image and regain the public’s trust.

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

Walmart patents biometric shopping cart to track your vitals

It’s one thing if you want to track the speed of a cart or its route through a store for marketing purposes but a desire to collect a user’s vital signs under the guise that you’re doing so to help sick or elderly shoppers or otherwise improve customer service is outright disturbing.

Best Browsers for Privacy and Security

Best Browsers for Privacy and Security

Comodo Dragon is no Tor. But it does have a set of inbuilt tools that will provide a certain level of protection as you browse the internet. Waterfox is a Firefox fork that works pretty much like Firefox, except it doesn’t collect user data.

Free Haven's Selected Papers in Anonymity

Free Haven's Selected Papers in Anonymity

In the Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies workshop (PET 2003), March 2003, pages 32-47. Heartbeat Traffic to Counter (n-1) Attacks (PDF) (Cached: PDF) (BibTeX entry)· Mix nodes should send out "heartbeat" messages (dummies that start and end at that node).

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is opening a cashier-less store in Texas

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is opening a cashier-less store in Texas

Sam’s Club — the members-only, Walmart-owned retail store — is taking a page from Amazon’s playbook by opening an experimental cashier-less “Sam’s Club Now” store in Texas.

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

How smart cameras are being used increasingly by retailers

Amazon is trialling a shop in which there are no checkouts: store CCTV cameras detect when shoppers pick up items, and users are billed via an app. Some of these systems are used for security, while others use facial recognition on CCTV footage to track where customers go within a shop.

Walmart patents creepy internet-connected shopping carts that can measure your heart rate

Walmart patents creepy internet-connected shopping carts that can measure your heart rate

The retail giant filed a patent for a internet-connected shopping cart that can measure and track biometric data. From there, it would be able to alert store associates that a customer needs a hand, based on the biometric data they received from the shopping cart handle.

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle

Walmart files patent for stress-tracking cart handle

"It is noted that the biometric data and the cart movement data collected during the use of the shopping cart is not tied or otherwise linked to the identity of the individual customer," the company said in its patent application.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

It is also using contact information you handed over for security purposes and contact information you didn't hand over at all, but that was collected from other people's contact books, a hidden layer of details Facebook has about you that I've come to call "shadow contact information." I managed to place an ad in front of Alan Mislove by targeting his shadow profile.

Google's 'secret deal' with Mastercard allows it to track user shopping habits offline

Google's 'secret deal' with Mastercard allows it to track user shopping habits offline

Google has a "secret deal" with Mastercard that allows it to track users' shopping habits offline and link that data with adverts they see online. As part of the deal, when a Google user clicks on an online advert, their activity is recorded on a database,...