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22 April 2018

Sizzling Santorini holiday from £260pp - 7nts award winning hotel, breakfast & flights

Ahoy, this one will blow up your Instagram, Santorini is absolutely stunning, and it's even more appealing when you know you can visit at an affordable price. We have found this great holiday in Santorini with breakfast included each morning with the option to upgrade to half board. The hotel is great rated and award… Lola

Staffordshire cabbie loses licence after masterbating at a park

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A taxi driver form Staffordshire has lost his hackney carriage licence after allegations of him ‘masturbating’ at a local park.Staffordshire Police received a complaint about the driver, Abdul Hakim Baig, from a member of the public back in October at Bathpool Country Park, in Kidsgrove.
This latest complaint follows three others of ‘inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature’ between 2015 and 2017.Mr Baig’s hackney carriage licence was stripped from him at a private meeting in December with local authorities Newcastle Borough Council. The driver appealed the decision however the decision was upheld at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on 9th April.Mr Baig had been caught speeding in 2015 and more worryingly driving without insurance in December.
A statement made to the council’s public protection committee said: “The police received a complaint from a member of the public that Mr Baig had been witnessed masturbating in Bathpool Park. Also, between 2015 and 2017, there had been three other complaints made against Mr Baig of inappropriate behaviour of a sexual nature.“The council resolved that due to the serious nature of the complaints received and considering the council’s responsibility to ensure the safety of the public that, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Baig was no longer a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage licence. In the interests of public safety the licence was revoked with immediate effect.”
The driver was ordered to pay costs of £300 after the failed appeal.
April 22, 2018 at 01:50PM

All inclusive Turkey family holiday from £218pp - 7nts 4* hotel, flights, luggage & transfers

Ahoy there pirates, stop what you are doing and check out this awesome all inclusive holiday in Turkey we have come across with Thomas Cook. You will stay for a week in an awesome award winning hotel with amazing ratings and even better as you are on an all inclusive board basis you will receive… Lola

Tenerife all inclusive spring holiday 7nts from £354pp - incl. flights & hotel

Ahoy mateys! Treat yourself to some all inclusive sunshine on scorching Tenerife next month! We've found this great holiday placing you at 4* Labranda Isla Bonita in popular Costa Adeje. Holiday details Travel duration: 7 nights (longer or shorter stays possible) Example date: 1st 8th May 2018 Flight + Hotel package from Loveholidays Departure… Cee

Super luxe 5* Moroccan escape: 4nts B&B from £310pp incl. hotel & flights

Who says summer has to end on August 31st? Extend your sunny season this year with a September getaway to Marrakech. Surround yourself in quirky yet traditional Moroccan decor at the lush 5* Riad Karmela Princesse where you will be spending 4 nights. Set in the heart of the historical city, you'll be within walking… GemUK

Thanksgiving in USA from £456pp: 4nt group getaway - incl. iconic New Yorker hotel & flights

Thanksgiving falls on 22 November this year and you can spend it in the Big Apple, at one of the most iconic hotels in the city that never sleeps for a barrrgain price. Grab your squad for the holiday of a lifetime, staying at the 4* New Yorker hotel in Midtown and with return flights,… Niamh_UK

Sunday Special Report: We've All Heard Of Uber's GreyBall Program, But What actually Is It

Greyball is a software tool used by the ride-hailing service Uber to identify and deny service to certain riders, including riders who Uber suspects of violating its terms of service. 

Uber's use of Greyball was made public in a March 3, 2017, investigative report by The New York Times, which described how, as early as 2014, Uber had used Greyball to evade local government authorities in the United States, Australia, South Korea, and China. In the days following the publication of the New York Times story, Uber admitted that it had used Greyball to thwart government regulators and it promised to stop using the tool for that purpose.

Uber reportedly developed Greyball to identify individuals who Uber suspected of using its service improperly, and it began using the tool as early as 2014. According to Uber, Greyball can "hide the standard city app view for individual riders, enabling Uber to show that same rider a different version." Uber claimed that it used Greyball to deny service to individuals suspected of violating the company's terms of services, such as people seeking to harm Uber drivers, disrupt Uber operations, or carry out law enforcement actions against Uber drivers. However, after The New York Times revealed Greyball's existence in March 2017, Uber said it would stop using it to evade local government regulators.

According to the New York Times report, which was based on interviews of four current and former Uber employees and a review of internal Uber documents, Greyball used several methods to identify and deny service to government officials who were investigating Uber for violations of local laws. Those methods included:
* Geofencing. Uber would create a digital map that identified the locations of city government offices. If a potential rider attempted to hail a ride from the area around a government building, Greyball would flag the individual as a possible law enforcement agent.
* Mining credit card databases. If Uber identified a credit card as being associated with a government agency or police union, it would flag that individual in Greyball. 
* Identifying devices. Since government agencies would often buy cheap cellphones for use in sting operations, Uber employees would visit electronics stores to obtain model numbers for inexpensive phones and input those model numbers into Greyball. 
* Searches of social media. Uber employees searched social media profiles to identify possible law enforcement agents. Uber then flagged those individuals in Greyball. 
* Eyeballing. Greyball would determine if a potential rider had been opening and closing the Uber app numerous times without calling for a ride.

In May 2017, several news organizations reported that the United States Department of Justice had opened a criminal investigation into Uber's use of Greyball to avoid local law enforcement operations.

Transport for London (TfL) cited use of Greyball in London as one of the reasons for its decision not to renew Uber's private hire operator licence. The decision states that the way in which Uber uses Greyball contributes to it failing to meet the standards of a "fit and proper" private hire operator. 

Consequently, Uber would not be able to operate legally in London after its licence expired on 30 September 2017 unless they entered an appeal within 21 days. Uber challenged the ban in court and are currently still working even though they've been cited as not fit and proper by the licensing authority. 

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21 April 2018

Best of British: Cotswolds luxury spa break from £105pp - incl. breakfast & spa

Ahoy mateys! We've spotted some great rates over at the award-winning 4* Calcot Manor Hotel & Spa in the Cotswolds boasting luxury amenities including outdoor and indoor pool, hot-tub along with a lush spa and great wining and dining. Breakfast and spa access is included and we've found loads of dates spanning May - Aug!… Cee

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Bargain Krakow mini break from £53pp - 3nts hotel & flights (Christmas market dates)

Pirates, we have yet another mega bargain for you, this time we're heading to Krakow in Poland and have put together this 3 night break for only £53.50 per person! Krakow is a great place to visit and we have included a choice of hotels for you to stay in and also a one click… Lola

Last minute 14nt Norwegian Fjord cruise from £442pp incl. full board meals - flights from £52rtn

Adopt the Pirate lifestyle and hit the high seas this May for an epic 14 night cruise discovering the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords as well as a few stop offs in Denmark thrown in for good measure - all from only £442pp, that's just £31.50pppn! This price includes all your meals on board (including… GemUK

Tunisia 7nt family holiday from £265pp: Flights, all inclusive & beach resort w/ waterslides

Tunisia is back on everyone's travel radar this year, with fantastic value to be had on holidays from London, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Bristol. Check out this 7-night all inclusive offer on our holidays finder, staying at a beachfront hotel with its own selection of waterslides and pools; prices start from as little as £265… Niamh_UK

Meet your mates in Majorca from £183pp - 6nts 4* hotel & flights

Pirates, grab your squad and head to Majorca this Spring with this holiday in the Balearic islands which comes in at the bargain price of under £190 per person. For your holiday in Majorca you will stay in a great rated 4* hotel and you can choose to upgrade to an alternative board basis at… Lola

All inclusive Mexico 2 week holiday from £681pp - 4* beach hotel, flights, luggage & transfers

Pirates, fancy a holiday to marvellous Mexico at a bargain price? This Mexican getaway is only £681 per person and that's for 2 weeks which works out at under £50 per person per night - wow! You will be staying in a great rated and award winning 4* hotel right on the beach throughout your… Lola

New lobbying record for Uber in Washington as they seek to fend off regulatory threats

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Ride-hailing giants Uber Technologies Inc. disclosed federal lobbying figures for the first three months of 2018, and they set a record high for the controversial firm from Silicon Valley in Washington.Uber spent $540,000 (£385,000)in its first quarter this year, up from last years final quarter of $510,000 (£564,000) Following Uber's most controversial year to date, which involved a major data breach, and revelations of spying on passengers and sexual harassment and discrimination claims, they have had to up their lobbying game, focusing on state capitols as it desperately attempts to keep regulators off it's doorstep. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been a busy man since taking over from the highly controversial Travis Kalanick back in August 2017, with visits to a number of different countries as he looks to smooth out major cracks left by the former Uber chief executive. Khosrowshahi made his first visit to Washington earlier this month to help rebuild relations with some high powered. Uber appointed Danielle Burr as its new head of federal affairs in January. According to a report in Bloomberg, Uber confirmed lobbying federal policymakers on legislation governing self-driving cars and the future of work and "anti-competitive activities that could limit consumers access to app-based technologies". I guess now the only question that we need to ask is: Does money talk?
April 21, 2018 at 03:25PM

All inclusive in Turkey from £309pp - 7nts 4* hotel, flights, bags & transfers (many party sizes)

Ahoy pirates, there is a great offer over at Thomas Cook right now with them offering 10% off holidays to Turkey, we have snooped around and found this awesome all inclusive holiday in Dalaman in Turkey. There are many dates available at great prices with a choice of departures airports too - be quick though… Lola

Gorgeous Croatia beach holiday 7nts from £338pp - incl. 4* hotel, flights & breakfast

Ahoy mateys! We've spotted this great value for money Croatia holiday where you will be staying at the popular 4* Medora Auri Family Beach Resort just in front of the beach in Podgora, overlooking the emerald water. The hotel offers a selection of pools, along with a wellness centre with a variety of saunas, a… Cee

The LPHCA update on legal action funding against TfL

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April 21, 2018 at 01:38PM

5* Marbella beachfront holiday from £262pp - incl. 4nts hotel, flights, breakfast & swimup bar

Treat yourself at the end of summer with a 5* break in marvellous Marbella. We've discovered excellent end-of-season rates at celeb-favourite Guadalpin Banus including return flights from the UK and 4 nights B&B. Prices in October start from £262 per person, based on 2 sharing. But don't forget pirates; what happens in Marbs...stays in Marbs!… Niamh_UK

Twice as nice: 4-6nts in Venice & Rome from £129pp incl. flights, hotels & train transfers

Ahoy Pirates. With the sun finally showing it's face it's got us thinking about one of our favourite destinations - Italy. When visiting this stunning country of food, wine and history why visit one spectacular city when you can see two? Our friends at TourCenter are offering 4 or 6 nights in Rome and Venice… GemUK


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