Archive for October 5th, 2017

IMb Planning Tool MIA

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Where oh where has the IMb Planning Tool gone?  It was announced in May that it would be upgraded to use Informed Visibility data, setting the stage for future improvements.

“This IMb Planning Tool provides visibility into the mail stream; assists in planning drop shipments; and helps manage delivery expectations.”

However, the link returns an error.

https://iv.usps.com/imb-planning-tool/

Several questions come to mind.  Is the link broken (I don’t know, reported it today to PostalPro feedback, will update when I hear back).  Is the planning tool broken?  Is the planning tool gone?  Has nobody noticed until now?

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 5th, 2017 at 1:50 pm

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USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream — Krebs on Security

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A free new service from the U.S. Postal Service that provides scanned images of incoming mail before it is slated to arrive at its destination address is raising eyebrows among security experts who worry about the service’s potential for misuse by private investigators, identity thieves, stalkers or abusive ex-partners. The USPS says it hopes to have changes in place by early next year that could help blunt some of those concerns.

Source: USPS ‘Informed Delivery’ Is Stalker’s Dream — Krebs on Security

Written by Lisa.Bowes

October 5th, 2017 at 10:44 am

Posted in USPS