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Printing Fedex shipping label - had to whitelist doubleclick.net

     

MarkOly

5:28 pm on Feb 19, 2014 (gmt 0)



So I'm in my usual rush to get out the door. I'm trying to print a Fedex shipping label, the same way I always do through Fedex Ship Manager. When I look at the label, it's just a blank label, no name, address, etc.

So I look at my Firefox Noscript icon, looking for the little red circle with a line through it to indicate a domain I need to whitelist. Nothing. Just the pure white S which says I've already whitelisted everything. Or so I though at least.

I'm starting to freak out. It's almost 5:00. I process the shipment again. Same thing. Then I look at Noscript again. I notice I have doubleclick.net in my Untrusted zone. So I allow it - and sure enough, the full label loads for me.

Did anyone else notice that yesterday? I tell you what, it's a different internet when you have doubleclick.net whitelisted. I spent 10 minutes like that, decided it wasn't for me, and immediately reblocked doubleclick. I guess I'll just have to go back and forth when I print my Fedex labels from now on.

The bigger question is, what information is doubleclick collecting from my shipping label? I didn't see any ads on the page.

creeking

9:20 pm on Feb 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

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might be easier to have a second, portableapps.com version of your browser *just* for fedex and other special websites. leave the special use browser wide open, no adblocking at all.

MarkOly

7:53 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)



Thanks creeking. It's really not much trouble to click the Noscript icon when I use Fedex. It's only once a day at the most.

The reason I posted this is the privacy concerns it raises. We're expected to be PCI compliant, dutifully protecting our customers' sensitive information. Yet we blindly provide this same information to FedEx and other shippers. Who knows what they're doing with it? The fact that I couldn't see my customer's shipping info on the shipping label, until I let Doubleclick see my customer's shipping info on the shipping label, kind of gave me the creeps.
 

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