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Walmart Wants To Eavesdrop On Employees And Customers With New Surveillance Patent

7 monthes ago   |   By Inquisitr

The idle, polite chatter between you and the Walmart employees could soon be surveilled. Why? The company says that in order to increase “cost savings” and “guest satisfaction,” they would like to install a new surveillance technology in their stores. However, those with privacy concerns view this as yet another step in the wrong direction.
This new surveillance technology would use “sound sensors” that would be “distributed throughout at least a portion of a shopping facility.” The audio that is collected would be used to see if “employees are performing their jobs efficiently and...
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