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Scam on Google Maps directs you to fake businesses

Daily Mail

Google and the university found that the fraudsters would use an existing location and then setup a fake suit number that they would verify with the Postal Service. If a potential victim called the number listed, a call center operator would act as a business representative and transfer them to the unaccredited contractor. If a potential victim called the number listed, a call center operator would act as a business representative and transfer them to the unaccredited contractor. The search giant in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego have discovered that scammers are creating fake business location at a specific address, but are listing a fake suite number that the U.S.


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His research focus is on machine learning and pattern recognition in the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. He was also the prime technical lead responsible for technology transfer to the Postal Services in US, Australia, and UK. He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium.


Post Office 'to close more Crown branches'

BBC News

The Post Office is planning to close and franchise 37 Crown offices, with loss of 300 jobs and 127 specialist roles, according to the Communication Workers' Union (CWU). The union staged five days of strikes just before Christmas at the Crown post offices in a dispute that was partly about branch closures. It added that the Post Office network has been reduced by more than 50% over the past 30 years. In April 2016, the Post Office announced plans to transfer up to 61 branches into WH Smith stores over the following year.


How the U.S. Postal Service could enable smart cities

ZDNet

Postal Service could revolve around big data, Internet of things and smart cities. Here's the gist of how the Postal Service could be a smart city enabler: These assets could monitor conditions and the environment for things like potholes, potential for blight and infrastructure conditions. Regulations prevent the Postal Service from entering non-postal businesses. These assets could monitor conditions and the environment for things like potholes, potential for blight and infrastructure conditions.


Postal Service: Dog attacks on carrier halt mail delivery in town - Dog risked life to protect owner during house fire

FOX News

Renee Scholato says her dog, Tank, is just friendly, though she acknowledges the animal sometimes escapes from her home and did jump on the carrier. But she says the dog wasn't attacking or biting. The Postal Service has told residents that mail won't be delivered to Scholato's block in Washington, Pennsylvania, until the dog is properly restrained. Neighbor Brenda Dogle says she's upset about being punished for someone else's dog, saying neighbors "have to suffer because of one house."


Postal Service: Dog attacks on carrier halt mail delivery

U.S. News

The Postal Service has told residents that mail won't be delivered to Scholato's block in Washington, Pennsylvania, until the dog is properly restrained. Until then, those residents can pick up their mail at the post office, where it will be held for 30 days.


The Nineteenth-Century Idea that Could Keep the U.S. Postal Service Alive

The New Yorker

Contrast that with postal services in other countries, many of which are managing to reinvent themselves: last year, the Times wrote that Singapore Post has opened an e-commerce branch that sells consulting services to companies hoping to reach Asian customers; elsewhere, Australia's postal service is reportedly testing drone delivery, and Italy's sells mobile-phone services. The authors considered several potential reasons for this, from the obvious fact that being near a post office made it easier to file a patent application to the idea that post offices served as a kind of proto-Internet, helping to distribute information to and from counties fortunate enough to have access to them. Other proposals from the inspector general's office would take advantage of the postal service's buildings--for instance, by allowing post offices to provide basic financial services, like cashing checks, keeping savings accounts, and even taking out small loans. That seems to be the general sentiment in the Presidential race, where Bernie Sanders, who wants post offices to offer basic financial services, is the only candidate who seems to have anything to say at all about the U.S.P.S.


Even 'Family Guy' thinks Amazon drones will one day deliver our mail

Mashable

Even 2D animation TV franchises have to keep up with technology, as this past Sunday's Family Guy proved when it inserted big mentions of Amazon drones and even the future of TV. The other tech note in the show was a major shout out to one of the biggest (and most beloved, present company included) YouTube stars, Jenna Marbles. "I'll just become a YouTube star, like Jenna Marbles," Stewie says. And then, to emphasize the point of YouTube stars transcending TV, Stewie points to the ever-present Fox logo on the bottom of the screen saying, "This?


How emotion tracking and machine-learning makes the Post Office less stressful

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So, for me as a marketer, one of the most exciting trends in design today isn't Batman's new ride, it's the way we measure effectiveness – and the science and technology we're using to do it. We want to make it easy for our customers to get the important things in life done, and design marketing activity to support that goal. Recently, we've been using biometric technology to measure our customers' unconscious responses to'shopping' in one of our branches. Hopefully, a trip to the local Post Office branch is a lot less stressful than DiCaprio's ordeal.