Dec 24, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads
Happy Tuesday/Merry Christmas Eve everyone! One day till the big “jolly” holiday. As always, I really appreciate the feedback and if there are any particular kinds of articles you want to see more of (or less of), feel free to just tell me. Here’s material (http://bit.ly/1bomOMf) for those family conversations.
A very Target christmas: co may be liable up to $3.6Bn ($90 per compromised cardholder); along with the hack, $TGT stock price has been struggling (card breach @ Nov 27 – Dec 15 http://bit.ly/1bopae0, http://on.mktw.net/1booHsh) due to a 3 – 4% dip in Christmas transaction volumes – ’13 v ’12; regardless, it’s widely known that the magnetic strip in US credit cards is quite behind in terms of encryption capabilities (http://tcrn.ch/1bonIbx);
Computer pioneer and WW2 decorated codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon; he was convicted in 1952 for being homosexual and punished by chemical castration. ouch. (http://bbc.in/1bonkK6);
Where’s Santa?! Since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, the concept of ‘figuring out where Santa and his presents are,’ even at the festive level, is a bit bizarre; cute, nonetheless (http://ti.me/1bopDg9);
Why it’s time to start being comfortable with being uncomfortable; even if your career choices don’t require a lot of risk-taking, the ones who ‘make it’ oftentimes are the best at navigating uncomfortable situations (http://elitedai.ly/1bomQUe);
Despite rise in poverty, UK parents send upwards of $135M for babies 1st Christmas (http://bit.ly/1bopQQB);