Facebook plug-ins are periodically not loading on multiple devices, including desktop, laptop and smartphone devices. Periodic failure of embedded to load was observed on Chrome and Safari, and on pages served using WordPress and Blogger.
Twitter embeds of timelines and tweets resulted in slow load times today. The slow load times were observed for most of the day Thursday, May 21, 2015. The placeholder location where the embeds are located display "Tweets by username" until the embed loads.
Posted May 7, 2015 by Samuel Sidler. Filed under Releases, Security.
WordPress 4.2.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
Version 4.2.2 addresses two security issues:
The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML file vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. All affected themes and plugins hosted on WordPress.org (including the Twenty Fifteen default theme) have been updated today by the WordPress security team to address this issue by removing this nonessential file. To help protect other Genericons usage, WordPress 4.2.2 proactively scans the wp-content directory for this HTML file and removes it. Reported by Robert Abela of Netsparker.
WordPress versions 4.2 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable anonymous users to compromise a site. WordPress 4.2.2 includes a comprehensive fix for this issue. Reported separately by Rice Adu and Tong Shi from Baidu[X-team].
Blogger was showing some "Service Unavailable Error 503" on certain blog pages. Alerts only lasted a few moments.
No status alerts for Blogger.
Gmail status showed the following alert for March 30, 2015 at 11:15 AM ...
We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by 3/30/15, 12:15 PM detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.
This is only affecting IMAP connections to Gmail.
Message from National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Sunday, March 8, 2015.
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NOAA OSM *** Experimental ***
NOAA Open Source GIS Community:
The WOC has created a prototype OpenStreetMap service that is available to use for web mapping site development. The OSM service provides a WMS service endpoint that contains street, city names, water bodies, political boundaries, and many other layers for North America. The service is available publicly and can be used as a background map alternative to Google Maps in developing sites with OpenLayers or other popular web mapping APIs.
Keep in mind that it is not operationally supported at the moment, however it is fully-scaled and geographically redundant for optimal performance, and can be used for development purposes or for non-critical public sites (with any appropriate disclaimers) while it is under review by the WOC to provide as an operational service.
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NWS SPC seems to be generating Twitter announcements normally ...
Well this didn't take long to get destroyed. Nimble TV which launched in Chicago in August 2014 and in New York one year before, is finished in January 2015. Nimble TV shut down and announced "we've been acquired! Learn more about the exciting future of NimbleTV!"
NimbleTV let out some gibberish to direct-to-consumeroids who really could not care less. A confusing set of letters from the old NimbleTV, and the new Synacor left no recourse for NimbleTV customers. But they thanks their loyal customers ... "However, none of this would have been possible if people didn’t enjoy and want NimbleTV. So we’d like to thank all our loyal customers who have supported NimbleTV for the past couple of years. We have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for your patronage." In other words, "thanks we enjoyed using you as guinea pigs for a slightly different purpose, none of which benefits you, directly." Why didn't they just flat out say. Hey it sucks, NimbleTV was cool, but we're not going to do it anymore. We're going to transfer the technology to something new and exciting.