Amazon Pursues Data Mining In the Name of Security
started off as an online bookseller. But it's apparent that
"bookselling" was a great front for its ever-expanding apparent data
mining operation. When Amazon first started, book selling was a big
money losing operation. The "real money" was in using user's data for
all kinds of apparent nefarious commercial activities unknown the
Amazon's client base.
I managed to stumble upon Amazon's latest unethical commercial data mining operations.
order to become an 'Amazon Seller', this company now demands that users
not only provide front and back copies of drivers licenses and
passports but also provide actual clear high resolution images of one's
bank account and/or credit card statements.
would not be surprises if Amazon began demanding passwords for bank
accounts along with how many times its users go to the bathroom with
video proof of it.