Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016
What's the Buzz:
Ignore your job, car, wardrobe or other status symbols that show off your bank account --the real test of wealth is what you have for breakfast! The UK's Daily Mailreports etiquette expert WILLIAMS HANSON says that cereal eaters are usually in the lower class, middle class folks like to down protein and good fats found in avocado toast while the upper echelons of society are fans of something called Kedgeree. This rice, egg and fish meal can be found in the homes of nobles across the pond, however Mr. Hanson also admits QUEEN ELIZABETH II still enjoys bacon and eggs every single morning. (Lee)
If you use LinkedIn, you probably ought to change your password.
That's the word from the company, who found that a hacker called "Peace" was looking to sell emails and passwords for 117 million LinkedIn users which had been stolen in a 2012 data breach.
It's especially troublesome for people who use the same password for multiple sites... because people are lazy and hackers automatically use stolen password combinations to try on things like banking sites to grab money if they can.
LinkedIn has reportedly begun contacting users and invalidating the passwords of anyone who hasn't changed their password since 2012.
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
Even though "Hamilton" is reportedly earning half-a-million dollars in pure profit every week, the show is still losing money! The New York Post says scalpers are getting all the best seats, and selling them for $2,000-dollars each, or more. $30-thousand dollars from every performance winds up in the hands of ticket re-sellers instead of the folks who invested in the musical, or the cast which now gets a piece of the profits. That works out to more than $12.5-million dollars a year, lost. Producers are so upset about this they are seriously thinking about charging $995-dollars for premium seats! Bloomberg says illegal "ticket bot" software allows brokers to buy up tickets to big events in bulk, then re-sell them for ridiculous prices. If the software doesn't work, some re-sellers are actually hiring human workers in third-world countries to manually type in security phrases that Tickemaster uses to prevent ticket-bots. (Marino)
Discrimination or Stupidity?:
A Home Depot worker who became an internet celebrity for her anti-DONALD TRUMP hat has been told to leave the hat at home.
22-year-old KRYSTAL LAKE works at a Staten Island, New York Home Depot store. Photos went viral showing her wearing a cap to work that read "America Was Never Great," which is a play on the Trump slogan "Make America Great Again." But, since the photo went public, Lake has reportedly received death threats. And, Home Depot was threatened with a boycott. The end result: Home Depot says Lake has to leave the hat at home while she's on the job. A Home Depot spokesman says, "Regardless of the message, our associates are not supposed to wear items with political statements." (Still)
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