They Said It! Amazon Teen Just Another “Shameless Data Grab”

Free & Fair Markets Initiative logoDate: January 18, 2019

They Said It!
Amazon Teen Just Another “Shameless Data Grab”

 Amazon Teen program gives parents yet another reason why they “cannot trust the company.”

“‘Amazon targeting teens with a program designed to get them to click the ‘buy’ button more and more often shows exactly why parents cannot trust the company. It’s a shameless data grab and a sneaky attempt to drive blind consumer loyalty from cradle to grave,’ said Bob Engel, spokesman for the Free & Fair Markets Initiative, a nonprofit coalition that advocates for small businesses and local communities, in an email to ABC News.” (ABC News, “Amazon for Teens has arrived, but parents will still be picking up the tab,” Soo Youn, 1.17.19)

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