Gabatron Morning Briefing – 1-8-16: Big Mother Is Watching You

According to a new study, parents in the 21st century are spending most of their time following their little snowflakes around online. Is that good old fashioned parenting or being nosey?

Interesting Stat of the Day: 320,000 passwords. Time Warner Cable reported that up to 320,000 customers of the service may have had their email passwords stolen.

Donald Trump is stepping up his birther strategy against Ted Cruz. Now he’s saying he should immediately have a judge verify that he is eligible to run for President.

Ben Carson was at a school in Iowa and decided he would make a point about his own story of turning his life around, saying he was the worst kid in his school and asking who the worst kid in their school was. Before he could say “just kidding” all of the students pointed to the same kid.

In science news, the level of volcanic eruptions has reached its highest level in 300 years. Now some scientists are saying we should be worried about the Yellowstone Supervolcano blowing it’s top.

Plus, an eight year old girl from Evanston here in Illinois took on the mighty Hasboro toy empire and won.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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