Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Halloween Treat: @Walmart's Creepy Customer Tracking Smarm


Yes, I know that when I go to a web site and look at stuff, I'm almost certainly being tracked by the site or by the advertising service, or by both, plus presumably by the NSA and all sorts of other nefarious characters. And the people trying to sell me the stuff I'm looking at, or stuff like it, will want to follow up by showing me targeted ads or sending me emails about the same or similar products.

But really, Walmart, sending me email with the subject line "Caught ya lookin’ 😉" is NOT the way to make me feel all warm, fuzzy, and comfortable with shopping at Walmart.com.

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