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Attention Shoppers

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Attention shoppers; your favorite store could be tracking your cell phone.

According to the New York Times major retailers are testing technology to track customers using Wi-Fi signals from their phones.

But it doesn't stop there. Stores are also using video surveillance and data from apps to learn the sex of each shopper, how many minutes they spend in the aisles and how long they look at something before buying it. Then companies take that information and use it when designing the layout of stores, deciding on sale items and issuing coupons.  read more »