United Airlines, one of the world’s largest carriers, is facing fresh criticism over plans to charge passengers extra for the use of overhead lockers.

The airline, which welcomed almost 139m passengers in 2015, will introduce a new “basic economy” fare in 2017. Those who opt for the cheapest ticket will be allowed to travel with a single small item of luggage, measuring no more than 9” x 10” x 17” (23cm x 25cm x 43cm), but they must place it under a seat and not in the overhead bins. They will also be automatically allocated a seat on the day of departure, meaning passengers on the same ticket could be forced to sit apart.

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Time For Truth: (The Telegraph) – US airline to charge passengers extra to use overhead lockers

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Dependence on Wi-Fi is now so high that 4 out of 10 people would prioritise it over sex, chocolate, or alcohol, a new study has found.

The study, carried out by Wi-Fi connectivity provider iPass and which examined 1,700 professionals across America and Europe, found that 40.2 per cent of people now view WiFi as their number one “human luxury or necessity,” ranking above sex at 36.6 per cent and alcohol at 14.3 per cent.

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Time For Truth: (Breitbart) – Study: People Now Crave Wi-Fi More Than Sex, Chocolate Or Alcohol

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Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for migration, said he will appeal a court ruling that the country must grant a visa to a Syrian family wanting to apply for asylum in Belgium, according to local broadcaster VRT.

The Belgian Court of First Instance ruled the state must pay a penalty of €4,000 for each day the visa is delayed.

The Syrian family of four is seeking an official visa to come to Belgium without traveling by sea. They claim they will apply for asylum as soon as they are in the country.

Read the Full Article: Source – Politico
Time For Truth: (Politico) – Belgium claims court ruling will open migrant floodgates

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Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how “trustworthy” you are.

In this world, anything from defaulting on a loan to criticizing the ruling party, from running a red light to failing to care for your parents properly, could cause you to lose points.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Washington Post
Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – China’s plan to organize its society relies on ‘big data’ to rate everyone

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