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Amazon's Map Tracking feature lets you stalk your delivery driver

Mariella Moon

If you absolutely need to know where your Amazon package is even though you got Prime's same-day delivery, check out the e-commerce giant's app to see if you already have access to its new Map Tracking tool. Amazon's new feature, which it launched last year, is now finally available to most (if not all) customers in the US, according to Android Police. It's not like any other tracking feature, which only gives you a vague idea of where your package is: this one actually allows you to monitor your driver.

Business Insidersays you'll get access to live tracking when your driver only has fewer than 10 stops left before reaching your location. It shows you their estimated time of arrival and how many deliveries they have left before they arrive. Since you can see the driver's every movement, it raises concerns about security and privacy -- someone could order an item just to see which houses near them have gotten packages they could steal off porches. It sounds like a useful tool, however, if you're out of the house and want to make sure you're there to receive your package or that the driver truly made a stop at your place.

Android Police

  • This article originally appeared on Engadget.