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eclipse says

Every page I load on Etsy kind of hangs for a second, and in the status bar of my browser I see it's trying to download something from doug1izaerwt3.cloudfront.net.

What is that?

When I go to cloudfront.net, it's a parked site. There is no site there.

But when I do a who-is, it appears to be owned by Amazon.com.

Legal Department
Amazon.com, Inc.
PO BOX 81226
Seattle WA 98108-1226
hostmaster@amazon.com +1.2062664064 Fax: +1.2062667010

Why is Amazon.com downloading things on Etsy?

Posted at 1:17am Jul 30, 2010 EDT


Hmmm, strange. I don't see that on my end. Is anyone else seeing this?

I wonder if this is possibly a browser or spyware issue?

I'll mention it to our tech team. Thanks for posting!

Posted at 1:23am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

okbuyer says

by by

Posted at 1:23am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

eclipse says

It is in the source code of the Etsy page, Michelle

<script src="/assets/dist/201007291280435080/js/kiss.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

that javascript is this

var _kmq=_kmq||[];function _kms(c){setTimeout(function(){var a=document.createElement("script"),b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src=c;b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)},1)}_kms("//i.kissmetrics.com/i.js");_kms("//doug1izaerwt3.cloudfront.net/9b3ad2c8597e1e1cba277956695ba2e6c6476ff0.1.js");

and THAT javascript links to this super long javascript on the cloudfront.com domain

Posted at 1:25am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

SanDesign says

Checked and saw it flash by, too.

Posted at 1:25am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

eclipse says

so it is like one script, inside another, inside another.
It's nested 3 deep.

Posted at 1:26am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

SanDesign says

Maybe it the 'new' kissmetrics...lol

Posted at 1:27am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

eclipse says

Kissmetrics just seems to be another tracking tool, like google analytics.
But why is all the data it collects being sent to a website owned by Amazon.com?

Posted at 1:29am Jul 30, 2010 EDT

Me too... NOT good! I am petrified of viruses or spyware... I am sensing something amiss and am running a total PC check now on my computer to be sure nothing is amiss security wise.

Posted at 1:31am Jul 30, 2010 EDT