Saturday, July 01, 2006

They know when you're sleeping, they know when you're awake, they know if you've been bad or good...yes, I'm talking about Wal-Mart. From a New York Times business article, Wal-Mart has been amassing an enormous amount of information on their customers. And when I say enormous I mean unfathomable. Try 460 terabytes worth, over two times the amount of data contained on the internet. What that means for you is if you've ever shopped at a Wal-Mart they've got what you bought, where you bought it, when you bought it and even your credit card or banking information. All this is under pad lock and key, they are ferociously private about the data they collect. But with all this secrecy protecting the information they accrue and analyze about their customers are we really to believe they're just the benevolent giant they claim to be?

1 comment:

Ming said...

That article sketched me out beyond belief. Kind of makes me want to staer carrying cash.