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Kindle Fire tablet: Cool gadget or power grab for Amazon?

The potential reach of such data mining goes into the real world, says Douglas Lyon, chairman of the computer engineering department at Fairfield University in Connecticut. As consumers are out and about, items of interest – such as sales on things they are shopping for – “will be funneled into your electronic alert system,” he says via e-mail.

Published in The Christian Science Monitor on 9/29/11

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