News: 2014-01-12


Amazon’s Current Employees Raise the Bar for New Hires –

The inspiring heroism of Aaron Swartz | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free |

Remembering Aaron Swartz, Who Passed Away One Year Ago Today | Freedom of the Press Foundation

Exclusive: More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks – sources

Neiman Marcus Says Customer Credit Cards May Be Compromised – Bloomberg

Jelly Bean claims 59.1 percent of Android device share as KitKat inches forward

Kim Dotcom’s Mother Was Raided, Too | Motherboard

Nassim Taleb Lashes Out On Twitter – Business Insider


United States

Subprime Auto Lenders to Ease Standards Further: Moody’s –

Push is on to get ‘kill switch’ into smartphones

Christie aide is latest to use private emails – Yahoo News

Wisniewski raises possibility of Christie impeachment over bridge scandal |

After 12 years, £390bn, and countless dead, we leave poverty, fraud – and the Taliban in Afghanistan

U.S. profits could bounce in 2014 if economy gains steam



Loonie drops below 92¢ as data reveals Canada’s job growth in 2013 was the worst since the recession | Financial Post

Canada Jobless Rate Tops U.S. for First Time in 5 Years – Canada Real Time – WSJ

Target Corp warns of larger losses at Canadian stores in fourth quarter | Financial Post

Ice storm in Eastern Canada chilled retail sales: reports | Financial Post



What Is a ‘Class-A War Criminal’? More on the Yasukuni Controversy. – James Fallows – The Atlantic



Singapore Ranks as Least Emotional Country in the World

Singapore Confronts an Emotion Deficit – Businessweek

A color-coded map of the world’s most and least emotional countries

14 Absurd Ads From Before We Knew Cigarettes Could Kill You

Rafa Nadal –

Messi, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic: football’s new superheroes –


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