Walmart filed a patent to use biometric shopping handles to track customers' heart rates, temperatures, and stress levels.
Nothing to worry about at all.
@torproject I'm sure they're only hoping to stop influenza with this.
Now we need to be hooked to a thermometer for Walmart's employees to realize we are in need of medical help.
@torproject That would go great with some fingerprint reading to link data to individuals, but I'm sure Walmart would be too privacy-conscious for that. </sarcasm>
@torproject Given that Walmart cares a lot for its workers
it is pretty reasonable that they ll care for their customers as well...
@torproject I see they didn't use any of their billions of dollars to hire a fucking artist
@torproject Here is the patent document
@torproject Public disclosure of things like this is one of the few good things about the patent system.
@torproject This is pure madness. We might as well just all be chipped and collared like animals in cages.
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