Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 29, 2016)
1. Last month, mad deer disease exploded in Jinju, Gyeongnam Province followed by Hwasung, Gyeonggi Province, burying 35 deer. The province and city will perform the epidemiologic investigation while monitoring the surrounding deer farms.
Some people eat antlers and even drink deer blood. Is mad deer disease safe to the human body? That’s what I am wondering.
2. People can make an electronic financial transaction without installing Active X. Despite the Commission’s efforts to improve accredited certificates for online purchase and abolish all the patches and programs necessary for digital certification, consumers have continued to complain about hassles of using accredited certificates, Active X, and OTP.
Active X has been a long-standing issue. Are there reasons for delay?
3. Consumers can cash out in supermarkets or convenience stores if they purchase with their debit cards. If they ask for cash withdrawal along with their debit card purchase, these merchants give them the amount they request along with their purchase. This service only is available for cash and debit cards. The maximum cash withdrawal limit is expected to be 100,000 Korean Won (100 US dollars)
It’s quite handy because there is no additional service charge. The charge here means that I should make a purchase first to have cashback.
4. A study found that about one-third of Koreans watch TV alone even though they live with their family. One of the biggest reasons is that “they don’t have much time to stay together (60.9%), followed by “TV program preference (27.2%). “
This happens because of a father holding a remote control tightly.