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Twitter notifies users of bug that may have sent some direct messages to unauthorized developers

Twitter is notifying users that a bug may have sent direct messages and protected tweets to developers who were not authorized to receive them. In notifications sent to users, Twitter says the bug has been around since May 2017, but it was discovered only on Sept. 10. The U.S.-based social media giant says in a blog post that less than one per cent of its users were impacted by the bug, but does not say how many Canadian users were affected. The company is apologizing for the error, which it says affects only direct messages users sent to companies using...

Overlooked for a Nobel decades ago, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell claims US$3-million science prize − and donates it to support diverse students

By her own admission, when Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1950s, she wasn’t much for poetry. “It was a bit hit and miss the way it was taught in school, so I don’t think it was for me,” said Dr. Bell Burnell, who would eventually choose numbers over letters, become a renowned astrophysicist and, mostly recently, claim the world’s most lucrative science prize. Yet, this week found Dr. Bell Burnell speaking to a packed house in Calgary, encouraging volunteers to stand up and recite astronomically themed poems as the kickoff to the annual...

Montreal Impact coach warns team against complacency as they push for the playoffs

As the Montreal Impact drive toward the Major Soccer League playoffs, coach Rémi Garde has sent a clear message to his players – don’t let confidence turn into complacency. Winner of two in a row, Montreal is feeling positive heading into the final five games of the season, starting Saturday against New York City FC. The Impact (12-14-3) is holding on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, four points clear of seventh-place D.C. United, who have a game in hand. “We have to be careful about all the good stuff that’s being said about us,” Garde said...

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after three straight losses

Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semi-finals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino’s sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show. Tottenham has lost three straight games – two in the Premier League and the other against Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday – heading into a typically difficult away match against Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. The passing has become sloppy. The pressing – a...

Inflation eases but core measures signal higher interest rates

Canada’s overall inflation rate eased for the first time in four months in August, but another uptick in core measures of inflation suggest that further Bank of Canada interest-rate increases remain on track. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the consumer price index 12-month inflation rate dipped to 2.8 per cent last month from 3 per cent in July, its first decline since April. CPI dipped 0.1 per cent from July on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, snapping a seven-month string of month-over-month gains. Declines in transportation costs were the key source of the monthly downturn, as gasoline prices and airline tickets...

Inflation eases but core measures signal higher interest rates

Canada’s overall inflation rate eased for the first time in four months in August, but another uptick in core measures of inflation suggest that further Bank of Canada interest-rate increases remain on track. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the consumer price index 12-month inflation rate dipped to 2.8 per cent last month from 3 per cent in July, its first decline since April. CPI dipped 0.1 per cent from July on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, snapping a seven-month string of month-over-month gains. Declines in transportation costs were the key source of the monthly downturn, as gasoline prices and airline tickets...

Kenya lifts ban on Rafiki, making it eligible for Oscars

A Kenyan judge temporarily lifted a ban on an acclaimed film portraying a lesbian relationship on Friday, making it eligible to be entered for a Foreign Language Oscar, delighting the filmmakers but angering the censor. “Rafiki” - “Friend” in Swahili - premiered at Cannes, the first Kenyan film to be selected by the prestigious festival. Hailed by critics as a “sweet” romance about two young women who live in the same Nairobi housing estate, it was banned at home on the grounds that it promotes homosexuality, which is a criminal offense a colonial-era law. Addressing a packed courtroom in Nairobi,...

Canada’s annual inflation rate dips to 2.8 per cent, still well above BoC target

Canada’s annual inflation rate dipped to 2.8 per cent in August from 3.0 per cent in July, the seventh consecutive month it has exceeded the Bank of Canada’s 2.0 per cent target, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. The rate matched the forecast of analysts in a Reuters poll. The central bank said this month the inflation rate should move back toward 2 per cent in early 2019 as the effects of past increases in gasoline prices dissipated. Statscan’s data showed that gasoline prices had increased by 19.9 per cent over August 2017, down from the 25.4 per cent year-over-year...
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As MLS season winds down, Toronto FC still trying to solve defensive woes

Injuries have hurt Toronto FC all season long. But so has a porous defence. It has made for an unsettling campaign for the MLS champions, who are on pace to concede a franchise-worst 66 goals – surpassing the 62 given up in 2012, when the team went 5-21-8. While the offence has revived recently, striker Jozy Altidore is hardly resting easy. “No, because even if we score six, we might give up seven,” Altidore said. “So, no.” Toronto (8-14-6) has scored 19 goals in its past eight matches in all competitions (3-4-1). It has also conceded 19. Toronto gave up...

Innovator Andre Blay put movies onto videocasettes

Andre Blay, whose innovative idea of marketing Hollywood movies on videocassettes sparked an entertainment industry bonanza and a revolution in television viewing, died on Aug. 24 in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was 81. The cause was complications of pneumonia, his son, Robert, said. Once Hollywood studios, moviegoers and couch potatoes began catching onto the phenomenon in the late 1970s, Mr. Blay’s merchandising breakthrough created a new revenue stream that helped revive the film industry. It also created a vast market for goods ranging from video recorders to popcorn that viewers could microwave at home. The relatively high initial retail price...

Ex-rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight pleads no contest to voluntary manslaughter

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene of an altercation in January 2015 outside a Compton burger stand. Knight and Cle “Bone” Sloan, a consultant on the N.W.A. biopic “Straight Outta Compton” were involved in a fist fight that ended with Knight clipping the man with...

White House warns foreign hackers it will increase offensive measures to protect cyber security

The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy. The move comes as U.S. intelligence officials expect a flurry of digital attacks ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections. The strategy provides federal agencies with new guidance for how to protect themselves and the private data of Americans, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters. Bolton said the policy change was needed “not because we want more offensive operations in cyber space but precisely to create the structures of deterrence that will demonstrate to adversaries...