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Fraudsters hijack eBay parcels in a postcode lottery2h Fraudsters hijack eBay parcels in a postcode lottery
Refunds to buyers rely on Royal Mail tracking using postcodes rather than signatures, and it’s helping thievesAnastasios Siampos was suspicious after selling an iPhone for £275 on eBay. The buyer claimed it was defective and, though Siampos contested this, eBay instructed the buyer to return it using Royal Mail’s 48-hour tracked delivery service. Two days later eBay refunded the buyer, insisting that Royal Mail’s tracker showed the parcel had been successfully returned. Siampos, however, had received nothing. When he contacted Royal Mail he found the parcel had indeed been delivered, but not to his address. Extraordinarily, the tracking update only confirms an item has been delivered to the postcode without specifying the property. There are 53 properties in Siampos’s postcode. Online selling platforms, such as eBay, rely on tracker information as proof an item has been returned and the sender can be refunded. Nowhere on Royal Mail’s website does it clarify that items are only tracked to the postcode – a loophole that has been exploited by fraudsters to steal goods.
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For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan Alva3h For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan Alva
A new California law will finally give thousands of misclassified workers the rights and protections that everyone deserves Have you ever taken a ride using the Lyft app? There’s a chance I drove you. I’ve worked in the gig economy for over four years, mostly as a Lyft driver. I started driving to make money during my hour-long commute to work. When I lost my full time job, Lyft became my primary source of income.
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Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince14h Updated Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince
The account was one of thousands with ties to governments in the Middle East that were taken down by the social media company.
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17h Updated ‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?
ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.
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Schools use AI test to detect bullying and self-harm18h Schools use AI test to detect bullying and self-harm
One of England's biggest academy chains is testing pupils' mental health using an AI (artificial intelligence) tool which can predict self-harm, drug abuse and eating disorders, Sky News can reveal.
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Problem that would take 10,000 years for normal PC is solved in 4 minutes24h Problem that would take 10,000 years for normal PC is solved in 4 minutes
Researchers at Google have created a computer that can carry out calculations way beyond the reach of traditional computers, it has been reported.
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