Of all the methods used to follow UPS (or Postal Service, aka USPS) packages, tracking numbers are probably the easiest to confirm. Just go to the Fed Ex tracking website, as you would also use the USPS tracking site, enter your number, and see where your package may or may not be. You know who else also is big into tracking? The NDAA. They probably have your USPS or Fedex tracking information, along with UPS numbers, too. Christopher Hitchens would surely take issue with that. Of course, the NDAA is tracking this article. Well, maybe, but it isn’t going via UPS. How many packages do you think Christopher Hitchens has sent through FedEx? Probably quite a bit; most people ship a lot of things over their life times.
There are many methods for shipping packages. UPS and USPS tracking is available, if you want to know where your package is or was. It is important to follow a shipment, and UPS tracking is automatic, whereas USPS is not. Fed Ex is automatic, too; but those items seem to be better suited to documents and the like. It is very easy to track those shipments online, in your web browser. I don’t know if Facebook has a UPS tracker, but please check for me. Now, with the passing of NDAA, will tracking information be automatically sent out to “others”? One could argue that the NDAA allows for this because it is in the “national interest”. Christopher Hitchens (R.I.P.) could have argued all day with this. FedEx tracking is electronic, so is UPS. You’ve seen those handheld scanner pads, haven’t you? As a hypothetical, if Christopher Hitchens entered the waiting room of the afterlife (he did say something about hoping is allowed), do we all get tracking numbers, just in case? I guess that would be limbo, otherwise.