‘The Future Of The Country’: Russian Activist Creates Database Of Schools That Use Children In Pro-War Demonstrations (Radio Free Europe)

Radio Free Europe: ‘The Future Of The Country’: Russian Activist Creates Database Of Schools That Use Children In Pro-War Demonstrations. “The Telegram channel, Oni Za Voinu! (They Are For The War!), is the brainchild of 36-year-old Dmitry Tsibiryov, a former coordinator for imprisoned opposition politician Aleksei Navalny from the Saratov region, on the Volga River. Tsibiryov left Russia in 2021, shortly after the organizations connected with Navalny were banned as ‘extremist’ and law enforcement began opening criminal cases against people who had worked for them.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A public database significantly undercounts former drug labs in Pa. Here’s why homebuyers and renters should care.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A public database significantly undercounts former drug labs in Pa. Here’s why homebuyers and renters should care.. “The only online federal database that allows people to see whether their home or property was contaminated with toxic chemicals used to make drugs like methamphetamine significantly undercounts the number of sites in Pennsylvania, according to data obtained by Spotlight PA. Similar reporting discrepancies exist in neighboring states, but Pennsylvania is one of several nationwide that do not have laws or guidelines outlining how contaminated properties should be cleaned or when they are safe to live in, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Mashable: Twitter shareholder Elon Musk is reportedly being investigated by the SEC. Again.

Mashable: Twitter shareholder Elon Musk is reportedly being investigated by the SEC. Again.. “Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, investors who acquire over 5 percent of a publicly traded company are required to file a report notifying the SEC within 10 days of the acquisition. Musk bought enough Twitter shares to pass this 5 percent threshold on March 14, putting the deadline for disclosure at March 24. However, rather than notifying the SEC of his shiny new Twitter stocks, Musk waited until the deadline passed before buying even more shares, putting his stake at 9.2 percent.”

The Hub at Johns Hopkins: Opioid Industry Archive Releases 1.4 Million Documents From Leading Opioid Maker Implicated In Drug Crisis

The Hub at Johns Hopkins: Opioid Industry Archive Releases 1.4 Million Documents From Leading Opioid Maker Implicated In Drug Crisis. “The archive, launched by the two research universities in March 2021, is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents arising from ongoing opioid litigation brought by local and state governments and tribal communities against opioid manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies. The Mallinckrodt company agreed to release documents produced during litigation as part of their settlement in recent legal cases with the plaintiffs.”

Associated Press: Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database

Associated Press: Condition of some US dams kept secret in national database. “Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal government. But they won’t find the condition of Hoover Dam, which impounds one the nation’s largest reservoirs on the border of Nevada and Arizona. Nor is there any condition listed for California’s Oroville Dam, the country’s tallest, which underwent a $1 billion makeover after its spillway failed.”

Yale School of Management: Almost 1,000 Companies Have Curtailed Operations in Russia—But Some Remain

Yale School of Management: Almost 1,000 Companies Have Curtailed Operations in Russia—But Some Remain. “Since the invasion of Ukraine began, we have been tracking the responses of well over 1,200 companies, and counting. Almost 1,000 companies have publicly announced they are voluntarily curtailing operations in Russia to some degree beyond the bare minimum legally required by international sanctions — but some companies have continued to operate in Russia undeterred.”

Just Security: Facebook Provided Warning to FBI Before January 6, GAO Report Reveals

Just Security: Facebook Provided Warning to FBI Before January 6, GAO Report Reveals. “A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that seven federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies were aware of open source information on social media about ‘potential violence’ planned for January 6, 2021. The report suggests that federal agencies had ample authority and information to anticipate and prepare for a violent assault on the Capitol.”

New York Times: Europe Is Making Social Media Better Without Curtailing Free Speech. The U.S. Should, Too.

New York Times: Europe Is Making Social Media Better Without Curtailing Free Speech. The U.S. Should, Too.. “What distinguishes the bad practices of these other industries from Big Tech is simple — there are laws holding them accountable. That’s what government is intended to do in democratic capitalism: use the law to steer the market back into alignment with the public interest. When concentrated monopolistic power privileges the few over the many and distorts how the free market operates, this kind of correction is vital.”

Engadget: Twitter admits it accidentally overstated user numbers between 2019 and 2021

Engadget: Twitter admits it accidentally overstated user numbers between 2019 and 2021. “As it prepares itself for the possibility of becoming wholly owned by Elon Musk, Twitter is today revealing that it previously overstated its user figures between 2019 and 2021. In its newest financial reports, the platform says that users with multiple accounts were inadvertently counted as multiple people. The difference in the figures was never more than 2 million either way, but it reflects the even more limited nature of Twitter’s growth.”

Reuters: Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges

Reuters: UPDATE 3-Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges. “Legislation that would subject U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges to tougher disclosure requirements for their financial holdings and stock trades passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a rare show of bipartisanship. The bill, approved on a voice vote after winning Senate passage in February, would make it easier for the public to see if a member of the federal judiciary has a financial conflict of interest warranting recusal from hearing a case.”

Chalkbeat Philadelphia: Want to know the condition of a Philly school building? New map to help.

Chalkbeat Philadelphia: Want to know the condition of a Philly school building? New map to help.. “In a move to provide solutions to its facility challenges, the district unveiled a site Tuesday specifically for its Facilities Planning Process aimed to inform the public on how it is managing its aging infrastructure. Visitors will be able to use an interactive map to access information about each school building’s condition, as well as facility assessments conducted by third-party industry professionals.”