6 million users had installed third-party Twitter clients

  1. 6 million users had installed third-party Twitter clients  TechCrunch
  2. Twitter Explains API Changes to Employees as Limits for Third-Party Apps Go Live  Mac Rumors
  3. Twitter ends support for legacy APIs, causes developer angst  ZDNet
  4. Twitter’s relationship with third-party apps is messy — but it’s not over  Mashable
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3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugs

3M to pay $9.1 million over defective military ear plugsThe 3M Co. has agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle allegations it knowingly sold defective combat ear plugs to the U.S. military without disclosing defects that limited the effectiveness of the hearing protection devices, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. A settlement frees 3M from the inconvenience of a long investigation and litigation, it said. The 3M payment settles allegations that 3M and its predecessor, Aearo Technologies Inc., knew the ear plugs it sold the military were too short for proper insertion into the users’ ears and could loosen and not perform effectively in some people, the Justice Department said.


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Top geneticist loses £3.5-million grant in first test of landmark bullying policy

Top geneticist loses £3.5-million grant in first test of landmark bullying policy

Top geneticist loses £3.5-million grant in first test of landmark bullying policy, Published online: 17 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06009-9

The Wellcome Trust pulled the grant from Nazneen Rahman, who worked at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.
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Trump's Military Parade Could Cost $92 Million, Official Says

  1. Trump’s Military Parade Could Cost $92 Million, Official Says  New York Times
  2. Trump will get his absurd military parade — thanks to Republicans who indulge his egomania  Washington Post
  3. Estimated cost of Trump’s military parade jumps 666%, reports say  USA TODAY
  4. Initial cost for Trump military parade comes in at $12 million, DoD says  Military Times
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Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal

Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal

Autism and DDT: What one million pregnancies can — and can’t — reveal, Published online: 16 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05994-1

Analysis finds that prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment.
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Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development projectFord aims to turn the building into a campus of offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers focused on self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. The second largest U.S. automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, about 10 miles from Detroit, announced the project in June, but had not previously disclosed costs until a community meeting on Tuesday. The company said Tuesday in a statement it is “working with federal, state and local economic development groups and officials, seeking at least $250 million in tax or other incentives to support the development of the five Corktown sites Ford has purchased.” Ford said total investment in the development of the train station and developing 45 acres of vacant land will cost approximately $740 million over the next four years.


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Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 million in cyber attack

Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 million in cyber attackCyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer information through a malware attack on its automated teller machine (ATM) server, withdrawing 805 million rupees in 14,849 transactions in just over two hours on Aug. 11, mainly overseas. Apart from the ATM withdrawals, the hackers transferred 139 million rupees to a Hong Kong-based company’s account by issuing three unauthorised transactions over the SWIFT global payments network, the bank said in a police complaint, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.


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