The Daily Populous

Saturday February 8th, 2020 night edition

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Pope Francis has called tax cuts for the wealthy a 'structure of sin' before telling a conference at the Vatican the 'rich world can and must end poverty'.

'Today’s structures of sin include repeated tax cuts for the richest people, often justified in the name of investment and development,' Francis told the meeting organized by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.

'We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis in the face of injustice,' he later added.

Pope Francis speaks at a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity, at the Vatican yesterday.

'We must be conscious of all being responsible,' said Francis, who has made inequality a central theme of his papacy.

'People who are poor in indebted countries suffer from strong fiscal pressure and the cutting of social services,' Francis added.

Francis can be seen arriving at the conference hosted by the Vatican at the Vatican yesterday. »

Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

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Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers.

In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did so to "prolong the life" of the devices.

Why does Apple slow down old iPhones?. »

Netflix Reveals Titles Pulled From Service Over Government Demands

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Netflix released its first Environmental Social Governance report Friday, based on a framework from the non-profit Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

While much of the report focuses on the company’s commitment to diversity and its environmental impact, the company also revealed every instance in which it has removed content from its streaming service due to government demands.

Netflix says in the report that it has removed a total of nine different TV shows and movies since the service launched. »

‘Fearless’ goat-herding dog Odin refuses to leave flock amid California wildfires

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A goat-herding dog is receiving attention after it stayed by a flock of goats amid the California wildfires last week.

We had loaded up the dogs and cats, but Odin, our stubborn and fearless Great Pyrenees would not leave the goats,” Hendel wrote.

Hendel said he made the decision to leave Odin, saying he was doubtful he could convince the dog to come along. »