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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:53 pm

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=should-you-worry-about-the-tags-on-2010-07-23
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:36 pm

Nothing new here. Cell phones have had GPS position transmitters for years. Unless you disable the transmitter, big brother can follow you wherever you go. If you call 911 on a cell phone, they can know the geo coordinates from whence you are call.

These things happen because we allow them to happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Unless you're an "undocumented citizen." They're the only ones we're not supposed to track, ID or ask questions of.
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:49 pm

The writer is taking an inch and going a mile. Trying to get everyone paranoid.

I've seen those tags everywhere. They are totally removable. In a case like underwear they would go on the package, not the individual pants.

Does Wal-mart really care if your bloomers are in washing machine or bedroom floor???
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:38 pm

I remember the hoopla when spybots started tracking Internet sites; now, it's normal practice. Geez, you type an email with key words in it and a string of adds pops up about those subjects. Amazon knows to flash your favorites.

Some things in science fiction have not materialized; the lack of privacy is just part of our evolution and is happening. I'm glad to know about the tagging; I'll remove them just for the spite of it. But everything we buy has a bar code that could be imprinted with the same technology to track where we took the product. Just too complicated to think about.
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:46 am

No, do not worry.
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:22 am



7/30/2010

Doesn't bother me , they can follow my
underwear anywhere they want to.......


cheers..joe
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:05 pm

I don't go anywhere that I don't care anyone to know about.
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:53 pm

no because I don't buy them from Walmart Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Should you worry about the tags on Wal-Mart underwear?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:06 am

neither do I--forgot that salient point!
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