This week’s featured link: Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight – Associated Press There are so many stories about airline passengers gone wrong out there, but this is one that I find more concerning than most. From the accounts I’ve seen, this guy never should have been able to buy a ticket, get through security, and board the airplane. The quote at the end that airline employees may be less likely to confront a passenger for fear of a video being taken...
Link building is hard. And it should be. Links are supposed to be granted editorially, not something anybody with $5 can buy in bulk. Search ranking survey data via Moz But links became a commodity once every SEO and his cousin learned that links are the most important Google ranking factor. Quality? Pffft! Quantity was all that mattered for many link builders. At least until a little thing called Penguin came along. Google's Penguin algorithm torched a lot of websites who were artificially inf...
Chef Automate now comes with InSpec compliance monitoring integrated into the dashboard. (Click for larger version.) Not quite a year after launching Chef Automate, cloud-based software development company Chef has improved support for InSpec and Habitat — its code testing and app building projects — within its flagship product as it kicks off ChefConf 2017. Seattle-based Chef helps companies developing applications on cloud services or across hybrid cloud environments to build, mana...
CHANDIGARH: In a joint operation, the Boder Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan. Two terrorists, who, according to police, were "planning to target enemies of the Panth", were arrested with a large cache of weapons and ammunition. Among the weapons seized by the security forces were an AK-47 assault rifle, five hand grenades, a modified machine-pistol, five pistols and over 450 rounds of live ammunition of...
This week’s featured link: New flying out of Paine Field will ease commuting pain for many – Alaska Airlines Blog Alaska has been trying to replicate its successful Pacific Northwest strategy down in California, but now it’s bringing something it learned in California back north. In California, Alaska has learned that serving secondary airports in major markets can work wonders. It’s now going to try that out in Seattle by starting 9 daily flights from Paine Field, the ...
This week’s featured link: Amid Cancelations & Delays, Court Orders Spirit Airlines Pilots To Halt Alleged Work Slowdown – Consumerist I thought Consumerist did a nice job of covering the bubbing labor problems over at Spirit. It sounds like the pilots have been slowing down the airline as part of its negotiating strategy, and so Spirit went to court to get that to stop. A temporary restraining order was issued to prevent the pilots from any participating in any shenanigans. ...
ETAH/LUCKNOW: A nephew of UP legislative council chairman and SP leader Ramesh Yadav today slapped a sub-inspector inside a police station in Etah after he was held for allegedly assaulting hospital staffers who refused give in to his demand for "VIP treatment".      Bragging of his political links, Mohit Yadav, who was said to be in an inebriated state, was also caught on camera hurling abuses at the cops in the incident, prompting rival BJP to accuse the Samajwadi Par...
By Jiun-Ren Lin and Shengbo Guo We want to help people build an informed community on Facebook. That’s why we’re always working to understand which posts people consider misleading, sensational and spammy so we can show fewer of those and show more informative posts instead. We hear from our community that they’re disappointed when they click on a link that leads to a web page containing little substantive content and that is covered in disruptive, shocking or malicious ads. Pe...
This week’s featured link: For the First Time, Allegiant Air Learns What It’s Like to Configure a New Airplane – Skift This is a great story from Brian Sumers about how Allegiant had to learn how to outfit an aircraft. The airline has always chosen used aircraft, but now it has new airplanes coming from Airbus for the first time. Apparently it was quite the learning experience, and Brian got into some great details about what was involved in the process, all the way down to decid...
Linksys is updating its Velop mesh network solution and App Enabled routers with new features and bug fixes, including a new bridge mode for the former and parental controls for the latter. The post Linksys adds bridge mode to Velop mesh, parental controls to App Enabled routers appeared first on Digital Trends.
This week’s featured link: Lufthansa says not interested in taking over Alitalia – Financial Express The worst airline ever continues to live up to its name. Just about to run out of cash, the airline turned to its unions to agree to a plan that would include big cuts. The unions said no. So now Alitalia will go into reorganization once again. What’s going to happen? Well, apparently they’re going to sell the airline to the highest bidder. Lufthansa, one of the like...
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales bravely rode into battle against fake news this week, announcing a new media venture called Wikitribune. He said it would harness the powers of the crowd and be above the failings of most news outlets, enabling readers to really trust it. But how does Wales’s own record on unvarnished truth-telling stack up? Heat Street is reminded of one unedifying incident from early in Wikipedia’s history, which saw Wales purge his own profile of X-rated details he di...
A major music venue in the UK will have its name scrapped because of its links to a local slave trader. Colston Hall, a 150-year-old performing space in Bristol, will be given a new title to avoid any connection with 17th-century slaver Edward Colston. The rebrand comes after a local campaign against Colston’s legacy, reported in February by Heat Street. At the time, a spokesman for the Countering Colston campaign said: “Edward Colston’s crimes are well known, and many people beli...
IOActive Labs published a report stating it discovered 10 security vulnerabilities residing across 25 network routers sold by Linksys. Four units fall under the WRT umbrella while the rest reside within the EAxxxx Series. The post Researchers find 10 vulnerabilities in 25 network routers supplied by Linksys appeared first on Digital Trends.
As with every router vulnerability, a key issue is, “How many owners will hear about the issue and bother to update?”
This week’s featured link: Aviation and the Media Survey There’s a lot of bad reporting out there about aviation, and now the American Aviation Institute is trying to get feedback on the aviation news media in this survey. This is meant for people who are close to the industry only. I’m not being compensated for this. I just hope that a healthy response with clear results could help to improve media coverage of this industry. (There’s always hope…) Two for the ...
PATNA: A man suspected to have been in touch with a module of ISIS was arrested in Bihar’s West Champaran district in an anti-terror operation on Thursday. Ehtesamul Haq, 27, was arrested from his home in Belwa village under Sathi police station in a joint operation conducted by a team of anti-terrorist squad (ATS) from Uttar Pradesh, the Special Cell of Delhi Police and the West Champaran police. “Haq, the son of Madrasa teacher named Mohammad Alauddin, was interrogated by a team ...
SWITZERLAND wants to strengthen financial links with China by deepening the opening-up of financial markets and exchange of fintech expertise, Swiss officials said yesterday. Switzerland is open to Chinese financial institutions and it will offer financial services for Chinese companies when they expand business in Europe, Ueli Maurer, Swiss federal councillor and head of the Federal Department of Finance, said yesterday as his delegation ended their five-day visit to China’s mainland....
This week’s featured link: Ryanair Unveils 2017/18 (Year 4) “Always Getting Better” Plan – Ryanair This is starting to sound like a Soviet 5 year plan. Ryanair has its latest improvement plan out, and there are some goodies in here. This year, Ryanair is going to begin selling connecting flights. Specifically it says it will start with connections on its own aircraft, but it will expand into connecting to other airlines. Also passengers will be automatically checked ...
SUKMA: IT took 11 years and 13 tenders issued repeatedly amid Maoist threat to accomplish the construction of a desperately needed bridge over river Shabri in the worst Naxal-affected district of Sukma in Chhattisgarh. As one drives on the 8.5 metre wide new bridge built at a height of 17 metres from the water level, the impression of being in an area dominated by Left-wing extremism disappears. Entering the bridge from Dornapal in Chhattisgarh, one has to travel just half-a-kilometre to cross...