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April 22, 2014

Unintended consequences

The (Unintentional) Amazon Guide to Dealing Drugs

One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale—the AWS-100— on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another.

Amazon's data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.

Posted by joke du jour at April 22, 2014 06:02 PM

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