Amazon Assistant Can Track You
The company offered U.S. users $10 if they signed up to the Amazon Assitant during the 48-hour shopping event. The Assistant is a comparision tool in the form of a browser extension. It tells users the Amazon price of products from other retailers. However, it collects links and some page content viewed by the user. The company said it uses the data for marketing, products, and services. However, it insists it only links browser data with a user’s account when the Amazon Assistant is in use.