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  • Ebay blocks seller from providing pdf manual from potential buyer

    01/20/2021 7:08:08 AM PST · by George from New England · 55 replies
    I've been an ebay'er since 1998. Never have I encountered so much censoring and blockage from ebay as there is now. I ask the seller for an install manual, iow in pdf form. Ebay blocks my message. Seller wants my email address, ebay blocks. Seller wants to post it in the listing, ebay blocks. There is no way that I can see to learn more about this product and its application for me. So I cannot buy. Any freeper have a suggestion ?
  • Microsoft created a portable data center the size of a shipping container connected by SpaceX satellites that can be placed anywhere — take a look

    10/22/2020 4:14:42 PM PDT · by srmanuel · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/20 | Business Insider
    Microsoft Azure just announced a new design for modular, portable data centers. Azure is the company's cloud computing service, used by big names including Boeing, eBay, and Samsung. The Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is designed to work just about anywhere, including nontraditional areas where cloud computing previously wouldn't have been possible. Data centers are the "backbone of the Internet," where data and photos from the cloud are physically stored
  • Two Former Ebay Employees Plead Guilty To Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

    10/09/2020 8:20:50 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | October 8, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
      BOSTON – Two former employees of eBay, Inc. pleaded guilty today to their roles in a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company.            Stephanie Popp, 32, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Manager of Global Intelligence, and Veronica Zea, 26, of San Jose, Calif., a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay’s Global Intelligence Center (GIC), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Feb. 25,...
  • 2 former eBay employees who sent live spiders, other disturbing deliveries to couple plead guilty in cyberstalking scheme

    10/09/2020 7:59:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/09/2020
    Two former eBay Inc. employees pleaded guilty Thursday to their roles in a campaign to terrorize a publisher and editor of an online newsletter critical of the company with a scheme that included live spiders and other disturbing deliveries sent to their home. Stephanie Popp, former senior manager of global intelligence; and Veronica Zea, a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in eBay’s Global Intelligence Center, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. They are scheduled to be sentenced in February. They are among seven former eBay employees charged in the...
  • Wow! GOP 'Never Trumpers' Are Paid by a 'Radical' Leftist Billionaire

    07/15/2020 8:37:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/15/2020 | Victoria Taft
    They sound like Leftists. They act like Leftists. And now we learn that the Never-Trumper group called “The Lincoln Project” is funded by a Leftist billionaire, according to a new book on the subject. And a collective “Oh, it all makes sense to me now!” just spread over the land. The project features, among others, GOP political strategists Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist Jennifer Rubin, former “Weekly Standard” editor Bill Kristol, and disgruntled attorney, George “Mr. Kellyanne” Conway, who spends nearly all of his time trying to ruin his wife’s White House career. Judging by their...
  • Six Former eBay Employees Charged with Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign Targeting Natick Couple

    07/06/2020 8:17:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | June 15, 2020 | DOJ
    BOSTON – Six former employees of eBay, Inc. have been charged with leading a cyberstalking campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives viewed as critical of the company. The alleged harassment included sending the couple anonymous, threatening messages, disturbing deliveries – including a box of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath and a bloody pig mask – and conducting covert surveillance of the victims. James Baugh, 45, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Director of Safety & Security, was arrested today and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with...
  • Ebay bans Black Americana collectibles

    06/18/2020 12:46:21 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 68 replies
    Ebay announcement board ^ | 6/18/2020 | Ebay Community Team
    We are continuing to evolve our Offensive Materials Policy to specify that certain items are prohibited. This includes items in the Black Americana category that portray negativity or stereotypes based on race or ethnicity, such as items that use caricatures or demeaning portrayals which may be seen on dolls, figurines, housewares, historical advertisements. We have begun to remove these items. Sellers who have listings for items that are no longer allowed on eBay will be notified through My Messages. Please review our updated policy for additional details. As always, thank you for selling on eBay.
  • Former eBay employees sent bugs, bloody mask to couple in 'aggressive cyberstalking campaign,' feds say

    06/15/2020 7:23:23 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 18 replies
    WCVB ^ | 06/15/2020 | Staff writer
    To be clear, based on the complaint unsealed today, eBay executives were not just unhappy about the victims' coverage, they were enraged. One of those executives texted that he wanted to, ‘crush this lady,’” he said. (Snip) Several of the defendants allegedly drove to the victims’ home several times, with Harville and Baugh intending at one point to break into the victims’ garage and install a GPS tracking device on their car, officials said. Federal investigators said the defendants also tried to lie to police about eBay's involvement and pretended to offer the company's assistance with the alleged harassment
  • Ex-eBay Workers Sent Critics Live Roaches and a Mask of a Bloody Pig Face, U.S. Says

    06/15/2020 6:32:46 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 33 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Natasha Singer
    BOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Six eBay employees mounted a cyberstalking campaign — including sending boxes of live cockroaches and a Halloween mask of a bloody pig’s face — against a couple who ran an online e-commerce newsletter, according to charges filed by federal prosecutors on Monday. Unhappy with the newsletter’s coverage of eBay, the employees, none of whom now work at the company, barraged the couple with threatening emails and sent disturbing deliveries, including a funeral wreath and a book on how to survive the death of a spouse, said Andrew E. Lelling, the United States attorney for Massachusetts, in a...
  • 6 eBay Executives And Employees Charged With Sending Threats, Bloody Pig Mask To Natick Couple

    06/15/2020 9:04:43 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 41 replies
    Hi BOSTON (CBS) – Six former eBay executives and employees are facing federal charges after they allegedly led a cyberstalking campaign against a Natick couple they believed was critical of the company in an online ecommerce newsletter. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the eBay employees’ harassment included sending the couple “disturbing deliveries” that included a bloody pig mask, a box of live cockroaches, and a funeral wreath. The employees also allegedly sent anonymous threatening messages and traveled to Massachusetts to conduct “covert surveillance” of the victims. “It was a determined, systematic effort of senior employees of a major company to...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • eBay bans face mask and hand sanitizer listings to halt coronavirus price gouging

    03/06/2020 12:05:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 49 replies
    the verge ^ | 3/6/20 | Nick start
    eBay is escalating its fight against online price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak with a new outright ban on all sales of face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. The new policy, outlined in a notice to sellers posted Friday, applies both to new listings and existing ones. eBay says it is in the process of removing current listings for these items as well as listings that mention the coronavirus, COVID-19 (the illness it causes), and other popular variations of the phrases like 2019nCoV.Since the coronavirus outbreak began spreading worldwide in late January, prices for health items that could help...
  • Trash to Cash: Your Amazon Purchase Could Come From the Garbage

    12/31/2019 4:29:32 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 41 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/17/2019 | wsj
    Some Amazon third-party sellers sell second-hand products as new on the site—some even claim to sell products they found while digging through garbage dumpsters. The Wall Street Journal set out to test their claims by setting up an Amazon storefront and gathering some trash.
  • Vince Young’s trophies, Rose Bowl helmet on eBay after storage unit auction, seller says

    12/23/2019 10:56:23 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Austin American-Stateman ^ | 12/21/2019 | Katie Hall
    Several trophies and other sports memorabilia belonging to former University of Texas star Vince Young are now on eBay. An anonymous seller says they bought the contents of two storage units that previously belonged to Young at a semi-blind auction in Houston. “We’ve acquired 2 storage units formally [sic] belonging to the award winning, record breaking, newly inducted into the college football hall of fame, Football Star Vince Young,” the seller says in a post selling Young’s 2006 Rose Bowl trophy for offensive MVP. The “buy it now” price: $50,000. Young could not be immediately reached for comment. The seller’s...
  • Dad accidentally orders $130 inflatable Santa Claus decoration and it's as tall as his house

    12/20/2019 8:39:20 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2019 | Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline
    A father has left his neighbors 'laughing their heads off' after accidentally ordering a 25-foot inflatable Santa. Matty James, 32, believed he had purchased a eight foot blow-up Father Christmas from eBay - only for the festive whopper to turn out to be 25 feet instead. The nightclub owner, from Southport, Merseyside, spent $130 on the inflatable decoration in the hope of sprucing out the outside of his home for the festive season, but was left open-mouthed when the flaccid St Nick was blown up earlier this month.
  • The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll

    12/30/2018 6:36:24 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 31, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democrats’ Biggest Expert Accusing Republicans of Russian Trolling Was a Russian Troll They invented the Russian conspiracy, then they faked the crimes. December 31, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. When the Democrats and the media wanted to prove that Russian trolls were everywhere, and supporting Republicans, they turned to Jonathon Morgan and Renee DiResta. Morgan and DiResta had originally been part of Obama’s futile effort to fight ISIS on social media, before discovering a much more lucrative...
  • Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.

    06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/19 | Gary Gastelu, Fox News
    Dirty little secrets are rarely this big. An eclectic car, motorcycle and parts collection discovered after the May 2018 death of a Michigan man who had amassed it over the years is heading to the auction block. According to VanDerBrink Auctions, Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and fell under the spell of eBay when he was closing out his wife’s account following her passing in 2003.
  • VIDEO: I Was the Creator of the Internet Commerce Boom

    04/09/2019 11:27:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Should you dare to cast aspersions upon the veracity of my claim, this video will reveal the amazing TRUE story of how the internet commerce boom kicked off and the crucial (but accidental) role YOURS TRULY played in it.
  • Math Question for Math Genius Freepers :)

    11/02/2018 11:36:33 AM PDT · by beergarden · 62 replies
    just me dudes | 11/02/2018 | beergarden
    Hi. Time for a non-political break from the usual anti-lib articles which we all love here. I have a math question for my genius Freepers because I know conservatives are smarter than idiot liberals so the question is " how many stupid liberals does it take to screw a light bulb? ANSWER: None, they think the light bulb will lead to climate change (drum beat) OK, that's not it (j/k) but here it is: I have a relative (self-made/taught/ no HS diploma but makes more than I do) who sells on an online platform like Ebay. She will sell fabrics...
  • Man lists 'used' girlfriend for sale on eBay, is shocked when bids reach $119G

    10/10/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/10/2018 | Michelle Gant
    A man who listed his girlfriend for sale on eBay as a prank was shocked when the bids reached over $119,000 within 24 hours. Click to learn more Dale Leeks, who lives in London, “wanted to have a laugh” so he thought it would be funny to list his girlfriend of one year, Kelly Greaves, on the auction site, CTV News reports. He described her condition as “for parts or not working” and wrote that she “starts OK but after that there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop. Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows...