Target http://ripr.org en Target Security Breach Doesn't Keep Local Shoppers Away http://ripr.org/post/target-security-breach-doesnt-keep-local-shoppers-away <p>Big box store Target announced last week that a security breach exposed the credit and debit card information of some 40 million customers.</p><p>But asthe hours ticked down toward Christmas that didn’t keep Ocean state shoppers away.</p><p></p><p></p><p>With less than 48 hours to go before Christmas morning, a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;steady stream of customers moved in and out of the Target store at the Warwick Mall.</span></p><p>Many customers seemed unfazed or unworried by the security breach, and most continued to use their credit and debit cards.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:10:14 +0000 John Bender 26752 at http://ripr.org Target Security Breach Doesn't Keep Local Shoppers Away The war is on Thanksgiving, not Christmas http://ripr.org/post/war-thanksgiving-not-christmas <p>Right wing cable television networks and websites love to yammer on about the ``War’’ on Christmas. But when was the last time you saw Fox News talk about the war on Thanksgiving, which seems to many a much more serious threat.</p><p>Exhibit A: the growing list of national retail chains opening their doors for the Christmas shopping season on Thanksgiving Day. This year, more than a dozen big retail chains will open Thanksgiving, giving their workers scant chance to celebrate the holiday over a stuffed turkey with their families.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:26:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 24841 at http://ripr.org