Sunday, 21 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170520 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit and the coming food crisis - “food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU”

Revealed: #Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence - this stuff is a mess; it won’t hold


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170519 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Friday, 19 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170518 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK needs more immigrants to ‘avoid #Brexit catastrophe’ - bigoted #brexiters understand nothing

German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market - not much support there, Boris #brexit

“No more excuses” as major global research funders take strong lead on clinical trial #transparency -

Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-hub and Libgen - @elsevier the bully strikes again…

Renegotiation Of#NAFTA To Include IP Rights, Digital Trade - here comes SOPA/ACTA…

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170517 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU #GPL As Both A License And A Contract - interesting & important case #freesw

#Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over #privacy law breaches - really piling up

Britain: Investigate the #Brexit referendum fraud - the referendum was stolen, not won…

Tell the UK Government: No #Backdoors in #Crypto - here’s what I’ve just sent; consultation closes tomorrow

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery - impeach them both…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170516 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks - long overdue

Dark money is pushing democracy in the UK over the edge - welcome to the great brexit banana republic

‘Narco-deforestation’: cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America - another reason to decriminalise drugs

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media - bit late now… #GE17

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - huge #privacy implications

#Renewables growing faster than expected – IEA -–-iea that’s good; need to tackle shipping as a priority now

#France: “a broad new environment ministry – the second most important position in government” - contrast with UK…

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170515 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the EU alone” - CJEU big blow for @EU_Commission #ISDS

We Own It manifesto 2017: How public ownership can give us real control - we need more #commons-based systems

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto - that would be nice…

Brxt and brands – out of the EU in 680 days - looks like trademarks will be a staggering mess after #brexit

Ancillary #Copyright Would Be A Poison, Not A Cure - excellent explanation of a really bad idea #EU

The 5 Fundamental Flaws Of The Press Publisher’S Right, AKA Ancillary #Copyright - #EU

S&Ds push forward new measures to cut food waste in half by 2030 - long overdue; insane wastage

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - me on implications 4 #privacy

Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase - understandable, given #brexit

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App - @netflix being evil with #drm

Monday, 15 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170514 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Ceta: The Eu-Vietnam Agreement - will have #ISDS for corps, no enforceable rights for environment, like #CETA

JP Morgan appears to make good on #Brexit threat with new Dublin office - surprise. not.

Trump relying on charisma to bridge old divides on first foreign trip - on his what???

EU backs away from trade statement in blow 2 China’s #OBOR plan - wants “guarantees on transparency, sustainability”

Hold ISPs Responsible 4 Piracy After Brexit, Music Biz Says - copyright maximalists take every chance to demand more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data - let’s hope, let’s hope

The Threat: A Conversation With Ross Anderson - lots of interesting, important stuff #security

Trump to expand policy that bans US aid for overseas #abortion providers - trump shows how much he hates women

Netflix is blocking rooted Android phones from downloading its app - @netflix confirming its evil credentials #DRM

The Brief: The Great British Wake-Up on #brexit - hard to tell, with trends confounded by #GE17

Will a #climatechange denier chair the EU’s Environment Council? - this man must be ridiculed everywhere he goes

How Google Took Over the Classroom - #chrome - and thus #linux - spreading everwhere

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170513 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election - the silent coup continues…

Conservatives pledge to give web users power to erase online history - but not the one the UK gov will access #ICR

Unions launch push to spike #Tisa trade pact - TISA is still a threat…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170512 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#NHS left reeling by-attack: ‘We are literally unable to do any x-rays’ - time to get rid of #microsoft monoculture

Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage - "reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption"

Inside the new Battersea Power Station - after 7 failed schemes, finally happening…rather costly, though #lunnon

Saturday, 13 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170511 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘1.5m oldsters in their graves’ could swing second EU vote, says Ian McEwan - not to mention economic meltdown

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada - this is gobsmacking…

#NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack - that’s what you get with a #microsoft monoculture…

in the light of the attack on the #NHS, maybe we need to move to @NHSbuntu - - and away from #microsoft monoculture

Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits 74 countries around the world - but only those foolish enough to run #windows

Thursday, 11 May 2017


This Makes No Sense: US To Ban Laptops On All Flights From Europe - still want to fly to US?

The Brexit trap that’s closing on Britons who live in Europe - May cares more about UKIP than these people

What is YouTube’s role in the music industry? - “cannibalisation is unlikely” #copyright

Creative Commons’ New Strategy for a Collaborative Organizational Structure - #cc

Strasbourg could trade Parliament seat for medicines agency - this is an excellent idea #EMA #brexit

CJEU to rule on enforceability of German press publishers’ right - #LSR #copyright

Volunteers tailor Ubuntu Linux to UK’s health service - great idea, could save #NHS big dosh

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas - france leads the way; others must follow

#Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows - “fall in pound … did little”

.@cisco & @Oracle Applaud The Looming Death Of #NetNeutrality - they were always among most evil tech cos. on planet

Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising” - bring it on…

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate-change doubters - well done, plucky #Finland

Austrian Court’s ‘Hate Speech’ Ruling Says Facebook Must Remove Perfectly Legal Posts All Over The World - #at

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170505 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election - makes it almost certain it was #russians who hacked #clinton

The end of wild #elephants? Why we must not let Africa become one giant food farm - indeed, we must not

Syria’s #Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea - maybe #turkey shouldn’t have alienated West so much…

Saturday, 6 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170504 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

if you’re feeling depressed by what’s happening in the world, this may help to put things in perspective:

oh, and BTW, we must stop #CEPA now - will doubtless drive #deforestation and more #palmoil use…

May’s Brexit Britain can no longer be considered a serious country - #brexiters utterly destroying Britain’s brand

Help Stop #Rabbit Farm Cruelty in #Germany - come on, Germany, you’re better than this…

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan - these are EU standards, won’t be around soon

Judges call for legal changes to better protect #whistleblowing junior doctors in appeal judgment - kudos to Dr Day

“someone grabs a suspected attacker and uses their own body as a shield so fewer people around them die” - terrible

Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal - murdoch is not “fit and proper”

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170503 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Thousands tackling huge forest fire in northern #China - “over 5,000 hectares”

“Let’s make copyright RIGHT” - thunderclap for better copyright laws for education -

Ruperta the African Elephant is sick and neglected in Venezuelan zoo - petition for relocation #Vzla

“key to success was to persuade young progressive voters to register and take part in the ballot on 8 June” - #GE17

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years - 2GW - trump who? #renewables

Voter registration soars among students with 55% backing Labour - interesting development #GE17

"how trade & investment agreements threaten environmental laws & regs to protect #water" -

Macron came to Greece’s aid during our crisis. The French left should back him - saith @yanisvaroufakis

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170502 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Tools Allow Voice Patterns To Be Cloned To Produce Realistic But Fake Sounds Of Anyone Saying Anything -

Three-quarters of Brits would reject US ‘frankenfoods’ - this will make UK-US trade deal negotiations fun #TTIP2

Happy Press Freedom Day from sunny #Indonesia - “124th on the press freedom list and kills civilians in #WestPapua.”

Hacker Extortion Attempt Falls Flat Because Netflix Actually Competes With Piracy - that’s the way to do it

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170501 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Old tune - well, they seem to be having fun… #china

“family planning is something that occurs between a husband and a wife and God” - where do these nutters come from?

UK “will then have to spend next 20 years painstakingly rebuilding the influence that it so casually threw away.” -

Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter - EU copyright directive will do same

“Future Farming is a new global brand focussing on smart farming” - I wonder how sustainable that farming will be…

ALERTĂ METEO. #România, lovită de fenomene EXTREME, în următoarele zile: furtuni violente şi tornade - yikes #ro

post-#brexit price increases: “headline figure of an average 18.5% tariff” for food sector" - + sterling devaluation

Trump: US needs ‘good’ government shutdown to fix trouble in Senate - this man is completely bonkers

Fifteen countries ask for EU legislation on data flows - actually this is basically the UK, & it’ll be gone soon…

Merkel presses Putin over anti-gay purge in Chechnya - this is why she is leader of the West, not May or Trump

‘He Just Seemed to Go Crazy’: Senior GOP Aides Stunned by Trump’s Demented Behavior in Last 24 Hours - he’s mad

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists - we need to make ships quieter and less polluting

Stephen Colbert “interviews” Trump - nicely done

Why now is the time to talk to Hamas - talking always better than the alternatives… #palestine

FBI translator married Isis recruiter she was meant to be investigating - the ultimate “Reader, I married him”…

Monday, 1 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170430 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“EU citizens would receive only the same rights in relation to living and working in the UK as anyone else who was not a British citizen.”

Homeowner’s House Burns Down, He Tries To Rebuild… But Facing #Copyright Threats From Original Builder - of course

Brazilian farmers attack indigenous tribe with machetes in brutal land dispute - appalling violence #brazil

Sunday, 30 April 2017


.@nytimes promised 2 fact check their new climate denier columnist — they lied - “abetting climate change denialism”

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment - #china

#Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds - not just anti-environment, but anti-economics

Schmelzendes Eis führt zu Billionenkosten - #climatedenialism makes no sense economically, either

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels - interesting move

Incredible discovery places humans in California 130,000 years ago - or it was time-travellers…

By 2030, #India will only have electric cars [Govt] - let’s hope…

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa’: the women fighting Isis - great reporting, illuminating piece #kurdistan #iraq

‘Jihadists were going to burn it all’: the amazing story of Timbuktu’s book smugglers - wonderful tale

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170427 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs ​calls for armed service - appalling violence by hunters/farmers

UK government just got away with banning new public buses - more privatisation by stealth

White Tears by Hari Kunzru review – a satire of cultural appropriation - sounds fun

Britons could lose health cover in Europe after Brexit, Parliamentary report warns - #WellDoneBrexiters

Tories’ ‘imperial vision’ 4 post-#Brexit trade branded disruptive & deluded - says head of nations we need for deals

Want To Promote Breastfeeding? That’s A Trade Barrier, Says US Trade Rep - riiiight #NTB

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170426 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking - let’s hope so, & that others follow suit

For World ‘Intellectual Property’ Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay - greatest speech ever made about #copyright

Angela Merkel attacks British ‘illusion’ of keeping benefits of EU - well, obvs #brexit

Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses - pretty much explains it, then…

The Republicans who care about #climatechange: ‘They are done with the denial’ - some small, hopeful signs…

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta - for which UK had no say whatsoever

Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns - kudos #ireland

Britain’s divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel - this is getting better all the time


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170425 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

open letter of the Visegrad Group countries regarding the EU reform of #copyright law - makes excellent points

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are #Copyright Infringement - copyright stops unpaid creativity

#Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens’ residency rights - “UK ministers living in a parallel universe”

Trump’s ‘huge tax cut for the rich’ would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy - just what trump voters wanted

Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (& Unwanted) Reform - #article11

Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after #Brexit - just the start…

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170424 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste - another reason why science is important

Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - UK’s plans here as elsewhere laughable in comparison

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans - well, not #brexit Brits, obviously…

European Parliament Culture Committee takes strong position against upload filtering - #copyright

I do really wonder about the modern world when I receive press releases about "world’s first augmented reality cocktail menu"...</facepalm>

#TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks - interesting point

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo - true heroes; I hope families are OK

police hands victims of crime over to Home Office for immigration enforcement - why would anyone now trust police?

#Israel snubs German foreign minister - " Netanyahu … increasingly preoccupied with Breaking the Silence"

President Trump’s dramatic retreat on trade - just one of many such retreats…

Music industry hits ‘historic tipping point’ as upturn continues - bit awkward for “piracy is destroying us” story

Monday, 24 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170423 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction - #japan being selfish & irresponsible

Malware Hunts And Kills Poorly Secured Internet Of Things Devices Before They Can Be Integrated Into Botnets - #IoT