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    Will our Whole Foods purchase history now come back to haunt us, too?

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    Mark Lennihan/Associated Press/File 2015
    An Amazon Echo

    So Amazon is buying Whole Foods. Business implications aside, what does this mean for our shopping privacy? As any true Amazon addict knows, the company has a knack for profiling its customers, and it hits a bit too close to home. Admit it: One impulse click on the “Murder, She Wrote” DVD boxed set and suddenly they’re pushing the Clapper light switch.

    What if the same helpful — er, presumptive — suggestions applied to Whole Foods? What if your every whimsical purchase suddenly haunted you like a stray dog each time you logged in, making you question your very essence? Imagine.

    Your purchase: Three pounds of buffalo macaroni and cheese from the hot foods bar and a wedge of artisanal cheese.

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    OK, maybe that one’s right on target.

    Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin