• Amazon granted patent to restrict the open internet at in-store public WiFi hotspots

    4 days ago - By Privacy Online

    Jeff Bezos's Amazon has been granted a patent for a tool called “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” which helps brick and mortar locations control users' online shopping experience when they are at the store and on the store's WiFi network. If a customer searches for a product or competitor, Amazon would be able to “control” that online experience by redirecting, blocking, or otherwise tampering with your internet traffic. Interestingly enough, Amazon itself is often used as an online price comparison when consumers are currently on the ground in other stores - Amazon's new patent...
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