Twitter restricts accounts in India to comply with government legal request | TechCrunch

Twitter disclosed on Monday that it blocked four accounts in India to comply with a new legal request from the Indian government. The American social network disclosed on Lumen Database, a Harvard University project, that it took action on four accounts — including those of hip-hop artist L-Fresh the Lion and singer and song-writer Jazzy […]
— Read on techcrunch.com/2021/06/07/twitter-restricts-accounts-in-india-to-comply-with-government-legal-request/

The unconstitutionality at the heart of the government’s Twitter block order

The rules to implement the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act go against the basic principles of natural justice.
— Read on theprint.in/opinion/the-unconstitutionality-at-the-heart-of-the-governments-twitter-block-order/603629/

Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research

Firewood and charcoal are replaced with more energy-efficient electricity.
— Read on theconversation.com/reducing-poverty-can-actually-lower-energy-demand-finds-research-159600

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax — ProPublica

ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax

What is Solana (SOL)? | Genesis Block

What is Solana (SOL)? Solana is a web-scale blockchain that provides fast, secure, scalable, decentralized apps and marketplaces.
— Read on genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/

DeFi ‘Yield Farming’: How To Get DeFi Yield, And Why Invest In It

Investors allocating to crypto are looking for yield, just like dividend paying stocks and bonds. It’s one of the best things about DeFi.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2021/06/06/defi-yield-farming-what-is-it-how-should-you-invest-in-it/

The prison pipeline – The Weeds – Vox

Matt sits down with John Pfaff, professor and author of Locked In, an influential and important 2017 book about mass incarceration in America. The two discuss some common misconceptions about America’s prison population, three different meanings of the term “broken windows,” and what might be the true cause 

The Weeds is Vox’s podcast for politics and policy discussions. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias, Dara Lind, and other voices dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare immigration, and housing. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here or join the Weeds Facebook community for conversation around each episode.

— Read on www.vox.com/the-weeds

Manatees are dying in droves this year. Here’s why the die-offs spell trouble for Florida – CNN

Decades of environmental stress culminated this year in one of the worst manatee die-offs in recent history: As of May 21, at least 749 manatees have died in Florida in 2021, in what has been called an unusual mortality event.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/05/30/us/manatee-deaths-florida-2021-trnd/index.html

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Defuse Latest Border Incident

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on June 5 reached an agreement to calm a tense border standoff between the two Central Asian nations, in the latest incident over contested territory more than a month after deadly clashes.
— Read on www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyzstan-tajikistan-border-incident/31292079.html