How do you feel about stores tracking your movements?

Phones intentionally left in bathrooms, bars and on public transportation were hacked within minutes, according to the study. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

WASHINGTON – More and more retailers are tracking the movements of their customers when they are inside stores.

Nordstrom has tested technology that tracks customers using the Wi-Fi signals from their smartphones. The retailer wanted to know buying habits and see how many repeat customers it has.

But Nordstrom received some complaints and stopped the program earlier this year.

Other retailers are moving ahead with tracking customers in their stores, and in offering customers in-store deals, The New York Times reports.

One tech firm called Retail Next can even pinpoint within a 10-foot radius where a shopper is in the store.

What do you think of retailers tracking your cellphone? Are you OK with that, or do you think it goes too far? Post a comment in this story, comment on WTOP’s Facebook Page or use #WTOP on Twitter.


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