Tag: Trust And Safety

How to stop phishing emails

According to yougov survey results out today 46% of the UK population don’t have a clue what phishing is. The good news is that only about 2% of UK residents have fallen for a phishing scam, but that 2% equates to millions of people demonstrating why our inboxes are still bombarded with spoof emails. So […]

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eBay fight back against spoof emails

Rob Chesnut had some interesting news today, eBay are fighting back with new technology to step the tide of phishing emails. In a session at eBay Live! he confirmed that Domain Key Signatures are being introduced to all eBay emails. Domain Key Signatures allow ISPs to check that the email actually came from eBay, and […]

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Feedback changes coming soon

Feedback used to be the one unchangeable aspect of eBay. Everybody hates it, everybody loves it, but no one wants it to change. Today Pierre Omidyar himself revealed that he never foresaw just how central to the eBay phenomenon feedback would become. Since he first introduced feedback until recent years only two major changes have […]

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Imported off road mini motorbikes under investigation

Coroner David Master is writing to trading standards condemning some off road motorbikes as lethal weapons that should never have been imported into the UK. The BBC reports a 110cc Loncin model burst into flames when it crashed, due to the substandard design, killing a teenage rider last September. The motorbike in question was imported […]

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iPhone sales restrictions

Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone finally launches on 29th June, and as normal with high profile gadget launches, eBay have placed restrictions on sales. Pre-sale listings are banned altogether, while post-launch listings will have to have a unique photo of the actual item being sold, including the seller’s ID, and Paypal must be the only payment method […]

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eBay top in the world for privacy – Google worst

In a report due out today eBay joins the BBC and Wikipedia as some of the best companies in watchdog group Privacy International‘s latest report. They are rated as “generally privacy-aware” along with Last.fm and LiveJournal, although this isn’t the top grade available which no company attained. Google were alone in being awarded the worst […]

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Hackers compromise PayPal and eBay EV SLL protection

EV SLL built into the new Internet Explorer 7 was supposed to inform you when a phishing site was masquerading as a legitimate site such as eBay or PayPal. The title bar in your browser will turn green for known safe sites, red for known phishing sites, and yellow for suspected phishing sites. PayPal have […]

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Don't tell me my buyer is NARU

I’ve been waiting for payment for a buyer for just over a week and today opened an unpaid item dispute. To my surprise I was instantly credited as the buyer is NARU (Not a registered user). You may think why am I surprised? Well it’s all to do with eBay notes. In the customise options […]

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eBay content licence does not take away your rights

The new eBay user agreement content licence has caused concern to some eBay users. It reads: Content licence When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, trade marks, database rights and all other intellectual property rights you have in the […]

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Flickr flames Only-Dreemin

Icelandic photographer Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir has claimed that photographs were stolen from her Flickr account, and subsequently sold on eBay by seller Only-Dreemin. She also discovered that Only-Dreemin’s website was selling her pictures. When she contacted the seller, the photographs were removed from the website, but the compensation Rebekka demanded was not paid. She told the […]

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