Thursday, 19 April 2018

180419


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180418 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180418.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/japans-renewable-energy-puzzle-solar-push-threatens-environment not hard to solve: use a distributed approach with panels on every building and factory #renewables

The Press Publishers’ Right (#Article11): Multiple Negative Impacts On The #Futureofknowledge - https://voxscientia.eu/the-press-publishers-right-article-11-multiple-negative-impacts-on-the-futureofknowledge/ how the #copyrightdirective will harm science and learning #oa

“Three key facets of the Achmea ruling suggest that investment agreements with third countries will also be incompatible with EU law” - https://www.documents.clientearth.org/wp-content/uploads/library/2018-04-19-implications-of-achmea-judgment-coll-en.pdf #ISDS is a goner for EU trade deals

Trump of the tropics: the ‘dangerous’ candidate leading Brazil’s presidential race - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/19/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-presidential-candidate-trump-parallels when you think it can’t get any worse: “vowed to downgrade the environment ministry”

One Small Step for Preprints, One Giant Step Forward for Open Scientific Communications - http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2018/04/one-small-step-for-preprints-one-giant-step-forward-for-open-scientific-communications/ #preprints are the future

Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/doctors-tried-to-lower-148k-cancer-drug-cost-makers-triple-price-of-pill/ why #pharma companies are evil, part 23857

Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. = https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-palantir-peter-thiel/ #palantir


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

180418


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180417 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180417.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


What the UN deal on #shipping emissions means - https://www.euractiv.com/section/transport/opinion/what-the-un-deal-on-shipping-emissions-means/ a start, at least, but much more needs to be done quickly

EU pushes to approve Japan trade deal, seeks to avoid CETA mistakes - https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/eu-pushes-to-approve-japan-trade-deal-seeks-to-avoid-ceta-mistakes/ “does not deal with investment protection” #ISDS is dying, rightly… #jefta

The Music Industry Now Wants To Creep Past Site-Blocking Into App-Blocking - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180416/14490839641/music-industry-now-wants-to-creep-past-site-blocking-into-app-blocking.shtml the basic rule is: enough is never enough for #copyright maximalists

Exxon sued for stoking drought, floods, and wildfires - https://mashable.com/2018/04/17/exxon-suncor-climate-change-lawsuit-colorado/ we need thousands of these lawsuits all around the world… #climatechange

#Somaliland poet jailed for three years in crackdown on writers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/18/somaliland-poet-naima-abwaan-qorane-jailed-for-three-years-in-crackdown-on-writers “Naima Abwaan Qorane’s lawyer said she had been threatened with rape and murder during her interrogation.” appalling

Bug bounty tender for #opensource software launched in the EU - https://marietjeschaake.eu/en/bug-bounty-tender-for-open-source-software-launched-in-the-eu this is good news

UK and India agree ambitious new tech partnership - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-and-india-agree-ambitious-new-tech-partnership amazing what you can do while part of the EU…

Whistleblowers contradict No 10 over destroyed #Windrush landing cards - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/18/whistleblowers-contradict-no-10-over-destroyed-windrush-landing-cards clearly time for the Home Secretary of the time to resign…

“If we are to decide what sort of #Brexit we want, the least we need is a menu, with prices. The one we have prepared represents the government’s current best estimates. It’s up to us to decide which of these prices is worth paying." - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/18/each-brexit-scenario-will-leave-britain-worse-off-study-finds


Trump and Abe’s pro-coal agenda disastrous for the planet - https://foe.org/news/trump-abes-pro-coal-agenda-disastrous-planet/ not content with slaughtering whales, japanese government also wants to cook the whole planet… #japan #dirtycoal

Boulder becomes first landlocked city to sue companies over climate change - https://thinkprogress.org/boulder-colorado-climate-change-lawsuit-exxon-9af5cbd6c472/ excellent precedent: every city should be suing #fossilfuel companies over the present and even worse future damage caused by #globalwarming

Government reports reveal new details about EPA pay raises and phone booth scandals - https://thinkprogress.org/government-investigations-probe-pruitt-pay-raises-and-spending-scandals-95dad0925225/ the nutter #climatedenialist-in-chief lands in even more (#globalwarming) hot water…

Florida kids are taking their climate-denying governor to court - https://thinkprogress.org/kids-are-suing-florida-governor-rick-scott-over-climate-change-f48b55e9ee53/ “Rick Scott once reportedly banned officials from saying “#climatechange” or “#globalwarming” in government reports.” what a sad fool

Refugees prefer war-torn Syria over life in U.S., Haley insists - https://thinkprogress.org/refugees-prefer-war-torn-syria-over-life-in-u-s-haley-insists-f4266aa5e0f4/ syrians are probably rightly worried about the risk of getting shot in US… #guns


Goldman Sachs Analyst Asks Whether Curing Patients Is A Sustainable Business Model - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180417/07114039642/goldman-sachs-analyst-asks-whether-curing-patients-is-sustainable-business-model.shtml maybe traditional drug development is not a sustainable business model #pharma



180417


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180416 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180416.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Bad News For ‘Privacy Shield’: As Expected, EU’s Top Court Will Examine Legality Of Sending Personal Data To US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180413/07033939620/bad-news-privacy-shield-as-expected-eus-top-court-will-examine-legality-sending-personal-data-to-us.shtml #privacy

Poland violated EU laws by logging in Białowieża forest, court rules - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/poland-violated-eu-laws-by-logging-in-biaowieza-forest-says-ecj another demonstration of why we need the #CJEU - to act as a brake on stupid governments…

UK still uncertain about Windrush-era deportations - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/17/uk-still-uncertain-about-windrush-era-deportations this fiasco involves thousands; imagine the utter, unspeakable chaos that will be inflicted on the 3 million EU citizens after #brexit

Drones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/17/drones-fight-surge-monkey-malaria-malaysia maybe stop cutting down the forests and increasing contact between monkeys and humans; just a thought…

Syrian medics ‘subjected to extreme intimidation’ after Douma attack - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/syria-crisis-medics-intimidated-over-douma-gas-attack definitely no cover up there…

The shameful Windrush saga has struck fear into EU nationals’ hearts - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/17/windrush-eu-nationals-uk #brexit

If Trump Is So Worried About Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, He Should End The NSA’s Bulk Surveillance (And CPB Device Seizures) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180416/14423839640/if-trump-is-so-worried-about-protecting-attorney-client-privilege-he-should-end-nsas-bulk-surveillance-cpb-device-seizures.shtml


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180415 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180415.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Syrian strikes boost French president’s action man image - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/syrian-strikes-boost-macron-french-presidents-action-man-image france rises as UK falls…


Pruitt tells climate deniers he’ll stop counting value of lives saved for new rules - https://thinkprogress.org/epa-chief-discounts-value-of-american-lives-9758d36328ce/ this really sums up his worldview: people don’t count, only profits

#NHS Digital execs showed ‘little regard’ for patient ethics by signing data deal - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/16/nhs_digital_execs_demonstrated_little_regard_for_patient_ethics_in_signing_data_deal/ & note: after #brexit, all this data will probably be going to US companies routinely…

‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/16/plastic-is-literally-everywhere-the-epidemic-attacking-australias-oceans luckily, there are probably trillions of planets with life more intelligent than ours…

EU Member States Are Getting Steamrolled On #Copyright By The Bulgarian Presidency - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/eu-member-states-are-getting-steamrolled-on-by-the-bulgarian-presidency/ this is shaping up to be a disaster

After Removing US From Negotiating Process, Now Trump Suddenly Wants US Back In #TPP - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180416/00075139636/after-removing-us-negotiating-process-now-trump-suddenly-wants-us-back-tpp.shtml he’ll probably change his mind again…


Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats #plastic bottles - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/16/scientists-accidentally-create-mutant-enzyme-that-eats-plastic-bottles nice; this research needs to be made a priority

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service - https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/16/microsoft-built-its-own-custom-linux-kernel-for-its-new-iot-service/ I’ve always said this was inevitable; and this is just the start…


Sunday, 15 April 2018

180415



Article de Glyn Moody paru dans « Linux Journal » : Pourquoi la réforme européenne du droit d’auteur est une menace pour le logiciel libre — et comment lutter contre - https://www.april.org/article-de-glyn-moody-paru-dans-linux-journal-pourquoi-la-reforme-europeenne-du-droit-d-auteur-est-u

Tissue-destroying ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/16/tissue-destroying-ulcer-frequently-found-in-africa-spreading-rapidly-in-australia “While the infection responds to a roughly eight-week course of antibiotics, in rare cases surgery to remove skin or even amputation is needed.”

В Ингушетии снимут первый народный фильм об общечеловеческих ценностях - https://kavtoday.ru/51774 “Картина выйдет на национальном языке”

Friday, 13 April 2018

180413


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180412 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180412.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hungarian journalists admit role in forging anti-migrant ‘atmosphere of fear’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/13/hungary-journalists-state-tv-network-migrants-viktor-orban-government they are not journalists, they are propagandists #hungary

WHOIS Limits Under GDPR Will Make Pirates Harder to Catch, Groups Fear - https://torrentfreak.com/whois-limits-under-gdpr-will-make-pirates-harder-to-catch-groups-fear-180413/ doesn’t matter: protecting privacy is much more important than chasing a few unauthorised downloads

High fines and collective redress planned under EU consumer law reforms - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/april/businesses-eu-penalties-consumer-law-breaches/ won’t apply to post-#brexit UK, of course #racetothebottom

Massive lode of rare-earth metals found in Japanese waters - https://boingboing.net/2018/04/12/massive-lode-of-rare-earth-met.html

UK Police Use Postcode Profiles, Garden Size And First Names For #AI-Based Custody Decision System - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180409/09125639594/uk-police-use-zipcode-profiles-garden-size-first-names-ai-based-custody-decision-system.shtml sounds legit

Canadian Music Industry Confirms Once More That For Copyright Companies, Enough Is Never Enough - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180412/07461039611/canadian-music-industry-confirms-once-more-that-copyright-companies-enough-is-never-enough.shtml the #copyright ratchet strikes again #ca

Pourquoi la réforme européenne du droit d’auteur est une menace pour le logiciel libre — et comment lutter contre - https://www.april.org/article-de-glyn-moody-paru-dans-linux-journal-pourquoi-la-reforme-europeenne-du-droit-d-auteur-est-u

Go away, kid, you bother me: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla kick W3C nerds to the curb - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/13/apple_google_microsoft_and_mozilla_kick_w3c_to_the_curb/ maybe selling out over DRM in HTML wasn’t such a clever move, eh @w3c?


Thursday, 12 April 2018

180412


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180411 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/04/180411.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

China named ‘world’s top executioner’ as global rate falls - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/12/china-named-worlds-top-executioner-as-global-rate-falls " “positive trend” towards ending capital punishment was exemplified by sub-Saharan Africa, where 20 countries have now abolished the death penalty for all crimes"

Canadian Government Leaning Towards A Right To Be Forgotten It Can Enforce Anywhere In The World - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180410/10435839602/canadian-government-leaning-towards-right-to-be-forgotten-it-can-enforce-anywhere-world.shtml #ca

Interview With Samuel Aubert - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/eu-reform/interview-with-samuel-aubert/ “Les Siestes Electroniques is a music festival that was once focussed on electronic music and digital culture and which is now quite more open-minded.” #copyright


California Bill Could Introduce A Constitutionally Questionable ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ In The US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180405/06173239566/california-bill-could-introduce-constitutionally-questionable-right-to-be-forgotten-us.shtml #GDPR #privacy

Rick Astley rickrolls unsuspecting weather reporter on air - https://boingboing.net/2018/04/12/rick-astley-rickrolls-unsuspec.html nice



Facebook Compartmentalization - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-compartmentalization if possible, don’t use #facebook; if you really have to use it, do it this way.

Caribbean nations demand solution to ‘illegal immigrants’ anomaly - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/12/caribbean-nations-demand-solution-to-illegal-immigrants-anomaly well, this is going to make those post-#brexit commonwealth deals much easier, isn’t it?