Tag: Walmart

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

More Creepy Surveillance Capitalism: Kroger and Walgreens Installing Cameras in Stores to Read Shoppers’ Facial Expressions to Sell Them More Stuff

BN Frank | Activist Post | Source URL It’s reasonable to expect stores to install security cameras to protect themselves from theft and property damage.  But is it reasonable for them to install facial recognition cameras to determine shoppers’ moods to try to sell them more stuff?  After all, stores are […]

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Walmart Patents a System for Listening to Every Sound in Stores

Jacob Banas | Futurism | Source URL Save Money. Live Better. Walmart’s latest patent is a device that eavesdrops on employees and customers alike, hearing every interaction, plastic bag rustle, and register noise — and it’s evaluating. The patent, originally filed earlier this year, was granted to the retail giant earlier […]

Walmart patents ‘big brother’ internet-connected shopping cart that can measure your heart rate, stress levels and even how fast you are moving through the store

The Daily Mail | Source URL Walmart wants to track how its customers are feeling as they peruse the snack aisle. The retail giant filed a patent for a internet-connected shopping cart that can measure and track biometric data.  Not only can it keep track of your heart rate, but also […]

Walmart tests ‘Alphabot’ grocery-picking robot that can pick and pack customers’ online shopping orders

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A robot will soon be able to handle your groceries for you. Walmart announced Friday that it will soon incorporate automated robotic carts, called Alphabots, in one of its superstores in Salem, New Hampshire.  Alphabots can pick and pack shoppers’ online orders […]