It’s an amazing piece of technology, and it’s one of the reasons why Walmart is a must-visit for shoppers.
The company’s gPS tracking app has been used by shoppers in some locations, including a Walmart near Chicago, and even at a Walmart store in Austin, Texas, where it was used by some customers to track their shopping habits.
Walmart says that while it’s not aware of any specific instances where it’s used in this way, it’s aware of the practice.
“This type of behavior, in any circumstance, is unacceptable and violates our company’s policies,” a Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider.
“We’ve been in contact with Walmart and are taking appropriate action to address this issue,” the spokesperson added.
This isn’t the first time that Walmart has been caught using GPS tracking technology in violation of its own policies.
In 2013, the retailer was caught in an incident where the app had a tracking code that allowed customers to “track down” items that weren’t in their cart.
The app’s creator said that the company had disabled the tracking code due to “a lack of privacy.”
“I think the only reason they were able to do this was because they were using the Walmart GPS,” the creator, Adam O’Brien, told ABC News.
“We didn’t even know it was being used.”
“We are very proud of this product, and this company is a beacon of hope for many families in need,” Walmart said in a statement at the time.