Sunday, 21 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170520.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit and the coming food crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/21/brexit-coming-food-crisis-seasonal-migrant-labour-eu “food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU”

Revealed: #Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/revealed-facebook-internal-rulebook-sex-terrorism-violence this stuff is a mess; it won’t hold


170520


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170519 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170519.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page




Friday, 19 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170518 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170518.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK needs more immigrants to ‘avoid #Brexit catastrophe’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/19/uk-needs-more-immigrants-to-avoid-brexit-catastrophe bigoted #brexiters understand nothing

German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/german-business-leaders-conservatives-tories-rethink-plan-leave-single-market-trade-eu not much support there, Boris #brexit

“No more excuses” as major global research funders take strong lead on clinical trial #transparency - http://www.alltrials.net/news/funders-agree-to-who-standards/


Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-hub and Libgen - https://torrentfreak.com/elsevier-wants-15-million-piracy-damages-from-sci-hub-and-libgen-170518/ @elsevier the bully strikes again…

Renegotiation Of#NAFTA To Include IP Rights, Digital Trade - https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/05/18/us-renegotiation-nafta-include-ip-rights-digital-trade/ here comes SOPA/ACTA…




Thursday, 18 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170517 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170517.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU #GPL As Both A License And A Contract - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170515/06040337368/us-court-upholds-enforceability-gnu-gpl-as-both-license-contract.shtml interesting & important case #freesw

#Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over #privacy law breaches - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/facebook-hit-fines-investigations-six-eu-countries-privacy-law-breaches/ really piling up

Britain: Investigate the #Brexit referendum fraud - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/brexit_referendum_32/ the referendum was stolen, not won…

Tell the UK Government: No #Backdoors in #Crypto - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/05/tell-uk-government-no-backdoors-in.html here’s what I’ve just sent; consultation closes tomorrow

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/18/brazil-explosive-recordings-implicate-president-michel-temer-in-bribery impeach them both…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170516 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170516.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/17/fossil-fuel-lobby-to-declare-interests-at-un-talks long overdue

Dark money is pushing democracy in the UK over the edge - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/17/dark-money-democracy-billionaires-funding welcome to the great brexit banana republic

‘Narco-deforestation’: cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/16/drug-money-traffickers-destroying-swaths-forest-central-america another reason to decriminalise drugs

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/17/inquiry-launched-into-how-uk-parties-target-voters-through-social-media bit late now… #GE17

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ huge #privacy implications

#Renewables growing faster than expected – IEA - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/renewables-growing-faster-expected-–-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” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/france-macron-his-government-left-right-centre contrast with UK…



Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170515 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170515.html 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 - https://weownit.org.uk/manifesto we need more #commons-based systems

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/15/lib_dems_manifesto_pledge_to_end_snooping/ that would be nice…

Brxt and brands – out of the EU in 680 days - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2017/05/brxt-and-brands-out-of-eu-in-680-days.html looks like trademarks will be a staggering mess after #brexit

Ancillary #Copyright Would Be A Poison, Not A Cure - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/ancillary-copyright-poison-not-cure/ excellent explanation of a really bad idea #EU

The 5 Fundamental Flaws Of The Press Publisher’S Right, AKA Ancillary #Copyright - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/5-fundamental-flaws-press-publishers-right/ #EU

S&Ds push forward new measures to cut food waste in half by 2030 - http://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/sds-push-forward-new-measures-to-cut-food-waste-in-half-by-745709?e=78e1c0c8ff long overdue; insane wastage

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ me on implications 4 #privacy

Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/16/wild-boar-gives-british-ambassador-to-austria-the-chase understandable, given #brexit

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170516/06083537378/new-netflix-drm-blocks-rooted-phone-owners-downloading-netflix-app.shtml @netflix being evil with #drm


Monday, 15 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170514 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170514.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Ceta: The Eu-Vietnam Agreement - http://www.cncd.be/After-CETA-The-EU-Vietnam 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 - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/15/jp-morgan-landmark-office-dublin-brexit surprise. not.

Trump relying on charisma to bridge old divides on first foreign trip - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/14/donald-trump-first-trip-foreign-policy on his what???

EU backs away from trade statement in blow 2 China’s #OBOR plan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/eu-china-summit-bejing-xi-jinping-belt-and-road wants “guarantees on transparency, sustainability”

Hold ISPs Responsible 4 Piracy After Brexit, Music Biz Says - https://torrentfreak.com/hold-isps-responsible-for-piracy-after-brexit-music-biz-says-170512/ copyright maximalists take every chance to demand more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data - https://thenextweb.com/africa/2017/05/11/microsoft-co-founder-paul-allen-hopes-stop-elephant-poachers-afrika-using-big-data/ let’s hope, let’s hope

The Threat: A Conversation With Ross Anderson - https://www.edge.org/conversation/ross_anderson-the-threat lots of interesting, important stuff #security

Trump to expand policy that bans US aid for overseas #abortion providers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/trump-abortion-rule-mexico-city-policy trump shows how much he hates women

Netflix is blocking rooted Android phones from downloading its app - https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/05/15/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 - http://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/the-brief-the-great-british-wake-up/ hard to tell, with trends confounded by #GE17

Will a #climatechange denier chair the EU’s Environment Council? - http://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/opinion/will-a-climate-change-denier-chair-the-eus-environment-council/ this man must be ridiculed everywhere he goes

How Google Took Over the Classroom - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/technology/google-education-chromebooks-schools.html #chrome - and thus #linux - spreading everwhere


Sunday, 14 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170513 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170513.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/13/millionaire-brexit-donor-targets-remain-mps the silent coup continues…

Conservatives pledge to give web users power to erase online history - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/12/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 - https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8a16-Unions-launch-push-to-spike-Tisa-trade-pact TISA is still a threat…


170513


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170512 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170512.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#NHS left reeling by-attack: ‘We are literally unable to do any x-rays’ - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/13/nhs-cyber-attack-patients-ransomware time to get rid of #microsoft monoculture

Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170512/16332437353/leaked-nsa-hacking-tool-global-ransomware-ram... "reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption"

Inside the new Battersea Power Station - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/13/inside-the-new-battersea-power-station after 7 failed schemes, finally happening…rather costly, though #lunnon


Saturday, 13 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170511 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170511.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘1.5m oldsters in their graves’ could swing second EU vote, says Ian McEwan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/12/15m-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 - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/ this is gobsmacking…

#NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/12/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 - https://nhsbuntu.org// - and away from #microsoft monoculture


Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits 74 countries around the world - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/12/global-cyber-attack-ransomware-nsa-uk-nhs but only those foolish enough to run #windows


Thursday, 11 May 2017

170511


This Makes No Sense: US To Ban Laptops On All Flights From Europe - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170510/15050837337/this-makes-no-sense-us-to-ban-laptops-all-flights-europe.shtml still want to fly to US?

The Brexit trap that’s closing on Britons who live in Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/11/the-brexit-trap-thats-closing-on-britons-who-live-in-europe May cares more about UKIP than these people

What is YouTube’s role in the music industry? - https://blog.google/topics/google-europe/youtube-role-music-industry/ “cannibalisation is unlikely” #copyright

Creative Commons’ New Strategy for a Collaborative Organizational Structure - http://www.shareable.net/blog/creative-commons-new-strategy-for-a-collaborative-organizational-structure #cc

Strasbourg could trade Parliament seat for medicines agency - http://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/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 - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2017/05/cjeu-to-rule-on-enforceability-of.html #LSR #copyright

Volunteers tailor Ubuntu Linux to UK’s health service - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/161230 great idea, could save #NHS big dosh

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/delfine-und-orcas-in-gefangenschaft-frankreich-verbietet-haltung-a-1146475.html france leads the way; others must follow

#Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/11/brexit-industrial-output-trade-deficit-march0ons “fall in pound … did little”

.@cisco & @Oracle Applaud The Looming Death Of #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170510/07262037333/cisco-oracle-applaud-looming-death-net-neutrality.shtml they were always among most evil tech cos. on planet

Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising” - http://boingboing.net/2017/05/11/the-c-word.html bring it on…

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate-change doubters - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/11/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170509/15260937329/austrian-courts-hate-speech-ruling-says-facebook-must-remove-perfectly-legal-posts-all-over-world.shtml #at

Sunday, 7 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170505 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170505.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/emmanuel-macron-targeted-by-hackers-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/06/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/06/syria-kurds-raqqa-mediterranen maybe #turkey shouldn’t have alienated West so much…


Saturday, 6 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170504 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170504.html 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: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/a-lot-of-galaxies-need-guarding-in-this-hubble-view

oh, and BTW, we must stop #CEPA now - http://www.politico.eu/article/trade-deals-beware-the-acronym/ will doubtless drive #deforestation and more #palmoil use…

May’s Brexit Britain can no longer be considered a serious country - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/05/theresa-may-brexit-britain-uk-europe-liberal #brexiters utterly destroying Britain’s brand

Help Stop #Rabbit Farm Cruelty in #Germany - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/869/786/457/ come on, Germany, you’re better than this…

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/04/government-faces-class-action-on-air-pollution-in-landmark-case these are EU standards, won’t be around soon

Judges call for legal changes to better protect #whistleblowing junior doctors in appeal judgment - http://www.itv.com/news/2017-05-05/judges-call-for-legal-changes-to-protect-whistleblowing-junior-doctors/ kudos to Dr Day

“someone grabs a suspected attacker and uses their own body as a shield so fewer people around them die” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/05/dressed-for-death-the-women-boko-haram-sent-to-blow-themselves-up terrible

Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/05/bill-oreilly-accuser-meet-ofcom-fox-scandal-threatens-rupert-murdoch-sky-takeover-bid murdoch is not “fit and proper”


Thursday, 4 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170503 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170503.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page



Thousands tackling huge forest fire in northern #China - http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2092663/thousands-tackling-huge-forest-fire-northern-china “over 5,000 hectares”

“Let’s make copyright RIGHT” - thunderclap for better copyright laws for education - https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/56275-let-s-make-copyright-right?locale=en

Ruperta the African Elephant is sick and neglected in Venezuelan zoo - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/760/009/487/ petition for relocation #Vzla

“key to success was to persuade young progressive voters to register and take part in the ballot on 8 June” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/04/trudeau-backer-endorses-gina-millers-tactical-voting-campaign #GE17

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years - 2GW - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-windpower-idUSKBN17Y1PC trump who? #renewables

Voter registration soars among students with 55% backing Labour - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/04/voter-registration-soars-students-backing-labour-corbyn-general-election interesting development #GE17

"how trade & investment agreements threaten environmental laws & regs to protect #water" - https://canadians.org/wfs

Macron came to Greece’s aid during our crisis. The French left should back him - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/04/macron-greece-french-left-marine-le-pen-yanis-varoufakis saith @yanisvaroufakis


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170502 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170502.html 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170425/07092537229/new-tools-allow-voice-patterns-to-be-cloned-to-produce-realistic-fake-sounds-anyone-saying-anything.shtml

Three-quarters of Brits would reject US ‘frankenfoods’ - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/buying-and-supplying/food-safety/three-quarters-of-brits-would-reject-us-frankenfoods/551703.article this will make UK-US trade deal negotiations fun #TTIP2

Happy Press Freedom Day from sunny #Indonesia - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/03/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170501/06455337280/hacker-extortion-attempt-falls-flat-because-netflix-actually-competes-with-piracy.shtml that’s the way to do it



Tuesday, 2 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170501 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170501.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Old tune - https://vimeo.com/215326297 well, they seem to be having fun… #china

“family planning is something that occurs between a husband and a wife and God” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/01/trump-teresa-manning-family-planning-role 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.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/britain-complacency-brexit-humiliation--france-germany-eu-uk

Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/04/chinese-snooping-foreshadows-future-copyright-enforcement EU copyright directive will do same

“Future Farming is a new global brand focussing on smart farming” - https://www.futurefarming.com/ I wonder how sustainable that farming will be…


ALERTĂ METEO. #România, lovită de fenomene EXTREME, în următoarele zile: furtuni violente şi tornade - https://www.realitatea.net/anunt-crunt-de-la-meteo-romania-lovita-de-fenomene-extreme-in-urmatoarele-zile_2059027.html yikes #ro


post-#brexit price increases: “headline figure of an average 18.5% tariff” for food sector" - http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2017/05/02/brexit-about-to-trigger-sky-high-costs-for-british-food + sterling devaluation

Trump: US needs ‘good’ government shutdown to fix trouble in Senate - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/02/government-shutdown-donald-trump-senate-budget-vote this man is completely bonkers

Fifteen countries ask for EU legislation on data flows - http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/news/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/02/angela-merkel-vladimir-putin-russia-investigate-lgbt-torture-claims-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 - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/he-just-seemed-go-crazy-senior-gop-aides-stunned-trumps-demented-behavior-last-24 he’s mad

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/02/seals-deafened-noisy-shipping-lanes-say-scientists we need to make ships quieter and less polluting

Stephen Colbert “interviews” Trump - http://boingboing.net/2017/05/02/stephen-colbert-interviews.html nicely done

Why now is the time to talk to Hamas - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/hamas-charter-antisemitism talking always better than the alternatives… #palestine

FBI translator married Isis recruiter she was meant to be investigating - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/02/fbi-translator-syria-rapper-isis-islamic-state the ultimate “Reader, I married him”…


Monday, 1 May 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170430 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170430.html 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170501/01170337278/homeowners-house-burns-down-he-tries-to-rebuild-facing-copyright-threats-original-builder.shtml of course

Brazilian farmers attack indigenous tribe with machetes in brutal land dispute - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/01/brazilian-farmers-attack-indigenous-tribe-machetes appalling violence #brazil


Sunday, 30 April 2017

170430


.@nytimes promised 2 fact check their new climate denier columnist — they lied - https://thinkprogress.org/the-ny-times-promised-to-fact-check-their-new-climate-denier-columnist-they-lied-72ad9bdf6019 “abetting climate change denialism”

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment - https://globalvoices.org/2017/04/28/high-profile-chinese-blogger-arrested-for-online-comments-after-years-of-police-harassment/ #china

#Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/25/uk-windfarm-subsidies-ban-cheap-energy-electricity not just anti-environment, but anti-economics

Schmelzendes Eis führt zu Billionenkosten - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/arktis-billionenkosten-durch-schmelzendes-eis-a-1144930.html #climatedenialism makes no sense economically, either

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels - https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/26/taylor-farms-wants-to-make-food-without-fossil-fuels/ interesting move

Incredible discovery places humans in California 130,000 years ago - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/unknown-humans-were-in-california-130000-years-ago-say-scientists/ or it was time-travellers…


By 2030, #India will only have electric cars [Govt] - https://www.nextbigwhat.com/electric-cars-india-297/ let’s hope…

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa’: the women fighting Isis - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/30/jihadists-were-going-to-burn-it-all-the-amazing-story-of-timbuktus-book-smugglers wonderful tale


Saturday, 29 April 2017

170428


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170427 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170427.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs ​calls for armed service - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/28/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 - https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2016-17/busservices.html more privatisation by stealth

White Tears by Hari Kunzru review – a satire of cultural appropriation - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/28/white-tears-hari-kunzru-review sounds fun

Britons could lose health cover in Europe after Brexit, Parliamentary report warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/28/brexit-european-health-insurance-card-ehic-healthcare-europe-uk #WellDoneBrexiters

Tories’ ‘imperial vision’ 4 post-#Brexit trade branded disruptive & deluded - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/28/tories-imperial-vision-post-brexit-trade-deal-disruptive-deluded says head of nations we need for deals


Want To Promote Breastfeeding? That’s A Trade Barrier, Says US Trade Rep - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170426/09303137242/want-to-promote-breastfeeding-thats-trade-barrier-says-us-trade-rep.shtml riiiight #NTB


Thursday, 27 April 2017

170427


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170426 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170426.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/27/plain-cigarette-packaging-could-drive-300000-britons-to-quit-smoking let’s hope so, & that others follow suit

For World ‘Intellectual Property’ Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170426/13391137245/world-intellectual-property-day-reading-thomas-macaulay.shtml greatest speech ever made about #copyright


Angela Merkel attacks British ‘illusion’ of keeping benefits of EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/27/trump-tax-plan-millions-small-businesses pretty much explains it, then…

The Republicans who care about #climatechange: ‘They are done with the denial’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/27/climate-solutions-caucus-republicans-trump some small, hopeful signs…

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/26/australia-canada-urge-uk-join-ready-made-trade-deals-nafta/ for which UK had no say whatsoever


Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/27/doctor-resigns-dublin-hospital-nuns-sisters-of-charity-dr-peter-boylan kudos #ireland

Britain’s divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/27/britain-divorce-bill-brexit-angela-merkel this is getting better all the time


170426


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170425 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170425.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

open letter of the Visegrad Group countries regarding the EU reform of #copyright law - http://www.politico.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Statement_copyright-reform_25.04.2017.pdf makes excellent points

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are #Copyright Infringement - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170421/09273237206/dutch-court-rules-that-freely-given-fan-subtitles-are-copyright-infringement.shtml copyright stops unpaid creativity

#Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens’ residency rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/26/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/26/trump-tax-cuts-proposal-deductions-brackets just what trump voters wanted

Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (& Unwanted) Reform - http://infojustice.org/archives/38014 #article11

Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/26/deutsche-bank-4000-jobs-at-risk-of-being-moved-out-of-uk-after-brexit just the start…


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

170425


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170424 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170424.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/24/plastic-munching-worms-could-help-wage-war-on-waste-galleria-mellonella another reason why science is important


Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-24/resistance-is-futile-china-s-conquest-plan-for-robot-industry UK’s plans here as elsewhere laughable in comparison

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans - http://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/wifi4eu-free-wi-fi-for-all-europeans-745261?e=78e1c0c8ff well, not #brexit Brits, obviously…

European Parliament Culture Committee takes strong position against upload filtering - https://edri.org/european-parliament-culture-committee-takes-strong-position-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 - https://www.tni.org/en/publication/tisa-and-the-threat-to-public-banks interesting point

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/25/two-wildlife-rangers-killed-democratic-republic-congo-elephants true heroes; I hope families are OK


police hands victims of crime over to Home Office for immigration enforcement - http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2017/04/05/met-police-hands-victims-of-crime-over-to-the-home-office why would anyone now trust police?

#Israel snubs German foreign minister - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/25/israel-snubs-german-foreign-minister-in-row-over-human-rights-talks " Netanyahu … increasingly preoccupied with Breaking the Silence"

President Trump’s dramatic retreat on trade - http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international-affairs/330371-president-trumps-dramatic-retreat-on-trade just one of many such retreats…

Music industry hits ‘historic tipping point’ as upturn continues - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/25/2016-marks-tipping-point-for-music-industry-with-revenues-of-15bn bit awkward for “piracy is destroying us” story


Monday, 24 April 2017

170424


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170423 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170423.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/24/japan-criticised-exceed-bluefin-tuna-fishing-quota #japan being selfish & irresponsible

Malware Hunts And Kills Poorly Secured Internet Of Things Devices Before They Can Be Integrated Into Botnets - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170418/06354137175/malware-hunts-kills-poorly-secured-internet-things-devices-before-they-can-be-integrated-into-botnets.shtml #IoT