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In insane retail news of the day: Starting this August, Walmart will be placing thingies (read: "radio-frequency ID tags") in everything they sell that can track where it goes. Like, literally, where it goes minute-by-minute. This means that any underpants, socks, shoes, dog leashes, anything you buy from Walmart will be trackable. Gawker says: "While the tags can be removed from clothing and packages, they can't be turned off, and they are trackable. Some privacy advocates hypothesize that unscrupulous marketers or criminals will be able to drive by consumers' homes and scan their garbage to discover what they have recently bought." Insane. On the upside, if you ever lose your keychain or phone you bought at Walmart, maybe if you call them, they can locate it for you? [Gawker]