News Snippets

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> A US court has ordered Twitter to release old details about a user held during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. The micro-blogging firm contested the subpoena, saying the tweets were owned by users, not the company. But a judge said defendant Malcolm Harris’ privacy would not be violated if the material was handed over.

>> Coffins made from British wool fleeces are growing in popularity, thanks to increasing number of Britons choosing an environmentally sound send-off. In the past year, Hainsworth, one of the UK’s leading textile mills, has witnessed 700 per cent rise in demand for woollen coffins.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter :

Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.