CSO: Whole Foods Market investigating payment card breach

CSO: Whole Foods Market investigating payment card breach. “Whole Foods Market, a supermarket chain that specializes in items that don’t contain artificial preservatives, colors, etc. said on Thursday they’re investigating a payment card breach at the venues of some stores where taprooms and full table-service restaurants are located.”

Northeastern: When It Comes To Social Media, Consumers Trust Each Other, Not Big Brands

Northeastern: When It Comes To Social Media, Consumers Trust Each Other, Not Big Brands. “In a paper published online in the Journal of Marketing, Northeastern marketing professor Koen Pauwels and his research colleagues describe the impact of social media on stock market performance via three consumer mindset metrics: brand awareness, purchase intent, and consumer satisfaction. What they found is that all social media posts are not created equal.”

Crains New York: This new tool could help you save on health care

Crains New York: This new tool could help you save on health care. “The colorful site, which Crain’s previewed ahead of its Sept. 12 launch, offers options for calculating costs based on a single procedure or a full episode of care. It pairs its features with instructional videos so users know what they are looking at. Perhaps the most useful feature is the ability to compare costs by provider for some common procedures, including those associated with obstetrical care and orthopedics. However, users will have to go elsewhere for quality ratings.”

Yahoo Finance: A new website lets you automatically sue Equifax with a click

Yahoo Finance: A new website lets you automatically sue Equifax with a click. “The entrepreneur behind DoNotPay, a free online chatbot that has successfully fought around 375,000 parking tickets in New York, Seattle, and the U.K., is launching a new service on Tuesday that will allow people to sue Equifax for $15,000 in mere minutes.”

CNBC: Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers

CNBC: Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers. “Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States. The population of the U.S. was about 324 million as of Jan. 1, 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which means the Equifax incident affects a huge portion of the United States.”

Gizmodo: Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak

Gizmodo: Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak. “Roughly four million records containing the personal details of Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers were discovered stored on an Amazon server without a password late last month. The files, more than 600GB in size, were discovered on August 24 by the Kromtech Security Center while its researchers were investigating an unrelated data breach at World Wrestling Entertainment.”