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Supreme Court to decide if the government can seize control of YouTube and Twitter

In mid-2021, about a year before he began his longstanding feud with the biggest employer in his state, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation attempting to seize control of content moderation at major social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter (now called X by Elon Musk). A few months later, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, also a Republican, signed similar legislation in his state. Both laws are almost comically unconstitutional — the First Amendment does not permit the government to order…

Why Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and other Silicon Valley figures are fascinated with drugs

Elon Musk uses drugs. So do some of the people he works with — including directors on the Tesla board — sometimes allegedly partaking with Musk. These revelations have been a minor point of scandal in the media lately, particularly after a Wall Street Journal article last year discussed how popular microdosing drugs like ketamine, LSD, and shrooms are in Silicon Valley, including among some of the most famous executives in the industry. It has become, the piece noted, “a routine part of doing business” for many. Musk…

On Elon Musk’s X, influencers are minting money from misinformation

Influencers on X are monetizing misinformation about conflicts in the Middle East, leveraging the platform's contentious policies that researchers say prioritize engagement over accuracy. Since Elon Musk's turbulent 2022 acquisition of X, formerly Twitter, the site has restored thousands of once-banned accounts and introduced a paid verification system that critics say has boosted conspiracy theorists. X also rolled out an ad revenue-sharing program for verified users, who often peddle hateful and false information to…

Best phones under ₹40000: High performance and value for money options

1. OnePlus 9R 5G (Carbon Black, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage) The OnePlus 9R 5G is a powerhouse that offers a smooth user experience with its Snapdragon 870 processor and 12GB of RAM. Its 120Hz Fluid AMOLED display and 4500mAh battery make it perfect for gaming and entertainment. Specifications of OnePlus 9R 5G (Carbon Black, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage)6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display48MP quad-camera setup65W fast charging5G connectivityOxygenOS…

Dogecoin (DOGE) stays level while Solana (SOL) Rockets but trends show smart money moving into Kelexo (KLXO) for long-term 20x Gains

In the last few weeks, the crypto market has experienced high volatility. With tokens like Bitcoin and Ethereum losing market value, analysts have said this dip is heavy. However, Dogecoin (DOGE) has found a way to steady itself in the market. Trading between the $0.08 mark, Dogecoin (DOGE) holders are breathing easy. Another token that’s green in the market is Solana (SOL). With a 1.13% rise in market value,  Solana (SOL) trades impressively in the crypto market. With these gains, token holders are trading…

Save 54% on H&R Block Deluxe Federal + State for PC and Mac

H&R Block It’s tax season once again, which means there’s going to be a lot of demand for tax software deals leading up to the April 15 deadline. For an extremely helpful app at a very reasonable price, you may want to check out the H&R Block Deluxe Federal + State, which is currently available from Amazon’s Woot with a 54% discount that slashes its price to just $23 from $50 originally. There appears to be a lot of time before the $27 in savings disappear, but you should proceed with the purchase now to make…

The big idea: why we need to kick big money out of UK politics | Party funding

If you live in a marginal constituency and felt bombarded by leaflets, billboards and online ads at the last general election, brace yourself. Last year, Michael Gove dramatically increased the limits on campaign spending. A tsunami of bumf is heading your way.Ministers argued that the changes – which saw the cap on party spending increase by 80%, and the one on candidate spending by almost a third – reflected inflation since the limits were last set, in 2000. But the shift will only amplify the centrality of big money to…

Grocery prices are higher than ever — could chains like Walmart help?

In 2022, grocery prices rose more than they had in over four decades, since the “great inflation” of the 1970s. The hair-raising climb has finally stopped, but the pain remains: We’re still paying 25 percent more for groceries than we did in 2019. A pound of ground beef in December 2019 was $3.86 — in December 2023 it was $5.21. A 16-ounce bag of potato chips went from $4.53 to $6.40. The price of a 12-ounce can of soda rose almost 64 percent. Consumer prices tend to go only one way — up. Despite a falling inflation…

Money can buy you love? Score dating app to match users based on credit score! To debut on Valentine’s day

In the digital age, where online dating has become increasingly nuanced, a new trend is emerging that prioritizes more than just compatibility in interests or physical attraction. This is signified and the trend is set to be captured by the launch of the new Score dating app, which will debut on Valentine's Day in the United States. And it has already stirred conversation with its unique approach: pairing potential matches based on their credit score!The concept gained traction after an accountant from Boston showcased…