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Significant Digits For Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

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8-4

The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 in the American League wildcard game to advance to the playoffs. [The New York Post]

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68 percent

Percentage of registered voters who said that President Trump’s call for NFL owners to fire protesting players and fans to boycott their games was inappropriate. [USA Today]


7,100

Equifax, the subject of a data breach exposing the personal information of upwards of 140 million Americans, has the data behind the payrolls of some 7,100 different companies. The 40 largest employers in the U.S. have refused to say that they would sever ties with the company following the staggering cyberattack. [Bloomberg]


10 million

Estimated number of Facebook users who saw 2016 political ads paid for by Russian entities. That’s what $100,000 for 3,000 ads buys you. [The Wall Street Journal]


3 billion

Remember Yahoo, America’s most vestigial tech company? The one that got fire sale’d to the largest telecom available at the time? It turns out that the 1 billion accounts with the company that were affected by a 2013 data breach were actually 3 billion accounts. [The Daily Beast]


CORRECTION (Oct. 6, 11:05 a.m.): An earlier version of this article mischaracterized a poll question. Respondents were asked whether they approved or disapproved of Trump’s comments calling on NFL owners to fire the players and on fans to boycott games, not just his comments urging a boycott.

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Walt Hickey is FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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