Click-Through Agreements Are Dumb

So I ordered something online the other day, and I get its shipping confirmation in my e-mail. It has a link to the UPS package tracker for my shipment. Notice anything odd about the URL?

http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/processRequest?HTMLVersion=5.0&Requester=NES&
    AgreeToTermsAndConditions=yes&loc=en_US&tracknum=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

That’s right, the URL tells the server you agreed to whatever terms and conditions they want to impose on you to access the tracker, without ever presenting them to you.

Outstanding!

One Response

  1. Now you can use that URL in http://feed43.com and create an RSS feed to track your package!

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