Stores can see where you go by tracking your phone

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chief technologist Latanya Sweeney, left, points to cell phone information displayed as she conducts a mobile tracking demonstration, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Washington. You might want to keep your cellphone home _ or at least turn it off _ when you go shopping. Stores are using technology to track consumers’ movements, but they say the information is anonymous. The Federal Trade Commission takes a look at the information these companies are collecting, how long they are keeping it and what it’s being used for. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?

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