A random ranking of recent bad behavior
SKIMMING WITH CONFIDENCE
Criminals are making it even harder to use a debit card at an ATM: There was a sixfold(!) increase in the number of teller machines compromised by skimmers in 2015 compared with 2014.
OOH, IT MAKES ME WONDER
Rumors have long persisted that Led Zeppelin stole the opening to Stairway to Heaven. And now a judge has ruled there’s enough evidence for a trial, writing that there are substantial similarities between the song and Spirit’s tune Taurus.
BUREAUCRACY 1, TRANSPARENCY 0
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law legislation allowing state athletic departments to delay acknowledging records requests for 90 days. So now they have three months before they can officially start ignoring them.
THANKS FOR THE FREE COFFEE IN 2031
Starbucks introduced a rewards program that requires customers to spend $62.50 for a free drink, up from about a third of that. Loyalists were so angry they’ll definitely never go to another Starbucks again—ever, ever.