Scary Article about how stores are tracking us

If you have a strong stomach, take a look at this article from the New York Times. It discusses how stores use the wi-fi signals from your cell phone to identify you, tie you to a large database, track what you look at in the stores, and even define if you are a repeat customer. The article is a sobering reminder of how little privacy we have and what does privacy mean in the era of big data

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/business/attention-shopper-stores-are-tracking-your-cell.html?hp

Does it matter if everyone knows how much money you make, how you spend it, where you go in your free time, and how to entice you to spend more money? Why should we care, after all, the retailers claim this lets them customize displays to make us happy.

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Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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