1st Dec 2023


River Oder mystery after thousands of fish found dead

Scientists are investigating the cause of a "catastrophic" mass death of fish in the River Oder, between Poland and Germany, the Guardian reported. Polish scientists have traced high salt levels, but rejected German claims of mercury pollution, but with both governments suspecting an untraced chemical spillage. German authorities have banned fishing and bathing in the river. Some 2,000 police, 300 firefighters and 200 soldiers have been deployed to remove carcasses.

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'Pay or okay?' — Facebook & Instagram vs the EU

Since last week, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta corporation is forcing its European users to either accept their intrusive privacy practices — or pay €156 per year to access Facebook and Instagram without tracking advertising.

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