By The Numbers

Till hack do us part

Marketplace Staff Aug 19, 2015
10 gigabytes

That’s the size of the file containing the personal information of millions of Ashley Madison users made available as a BitTorrent download on Tuesday. The site, used to help organize affairs among people who are married, was recently attacked, with hackers threatening said release of information if it wasn’t shut down. As reported by Ars Technica, the files included users’ profile information, credit card numbers and email addresses.

70 stores

That’s how many Starbucks now carry an evening menu with small plates and a selection of beer and wine. Think truffle mac and cheese and bacon-wrapped dates. The company wants to become not just the place where you start the morning, but also end the day.


That’s how many children’s night lights have been recalled by Ikea. As the New York Times writes, the cover can detach, causing risk of electrical shock. At least one instance has already been reported in Australia, where a child sustained a minor hand injury when trying to pull the night light out of an outlet.

$30 billion

That’s how much companies lost last year due to theft, according to the National Retail Federation. Even behemoths like Wal-Mart have issues with stolen merchandise. On Tuesday, the company announced that some stores have or will add a new position called a “asset protection customer specialist;” essentially a person who stands by the exit and may ask to check a customer’s receipt.

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