Thursday, 27 April 2017

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


170423


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170421.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/opinium-observer-poll-conservatives-way-ahead-of-labour “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”

Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/23/donald-trump-mexico-border-wall-threatens-government-shutdown this is going well, then…

Energy bills: what’s the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/apr/23/energy-prices-tory-cap-miliband-freeze tory support for nuclear will add costs


Sunday, 23 April 2017

170422


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170421.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/22/opinium-observer-poll-conservatives-way-ahead-of-labour “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”


Friday, 21 April 2017

170421


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170420 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170420.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Generation spite: is that really how we want our kids to remember us? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/generation-spite-kids-scapegoat-young-people #brexit

‘real misery is in the countryside’: support for Le Pen surges in rural France - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/21/counryside-marine-le-pen-forgotten-france-presidential-election-2017 trump all over again, just as false

David Attenborough’s ‘Guardian headline’ halts Borneo bridge - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/21/attenborough-guardian-headline-halts-borneo-bridge well done #malaysia

How do we get best MPs for #Brexit Britain? Vote thoughtfully - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/mps-brexit-britain-vote-gina-miller “response 2 our campaign so far has been incredible”

Gina Miller’s crowdsourced tactical voting drive now up to £210K - https://www.gofundme.com/whats-best-for-britain maybe you’d like to help it reach £250K or more?

Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/21/almost-untreatable-superbug-poses-serious-threat-to-patients-doctors-warn-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae how many must die before we act?

Texas’s pick to safeguard environment? The man behind Dakota Access pipeline - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/21/texas-kelcy-warren-environment-dakota-access-pipeline-ceo really spitting the face of US public

Eine neue EU-Richtlinie wird dazu führen, dass Video-Anbieter massenhaft legale Videos löschen - https://netzpolitik.org/2017/audiovisuelle-medien-eine-neue-eu-richtlinie-wird-dazu-fuehren-dass-video-anbieter-massenhaft-legale-videos-loeschen/ this must go

Worse than MRSA: Doctors call for urgent action on deadly superbug threat - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-04-21/worse-than-mrsa-experts-call-for-action-on-deadly-new-superbug when will govs and public wake up?

"probably the worst day in history since the end of the Ice Age.” - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128512-ancient-carvings-show-comet-hit-earth-and-triggered-mini-ice-age/ quite a claim…


Thursday, 20 April 2017

170420


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170419 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170419.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

nationalist nutters getting upset a new film dares to deal with #turkey's genocide of 1.6 million Armenians - http://mashable.com/2017/04/19/promise-film-armenian-turkish-imdb/ #am

British artist with exclusive rights to use Vantablack pigment is forbidden to buy Black 2.0 pigment - http://boingboing.net/2017/04/19/british-artist-with-exclusive.html seems fair

.@Ryanair denies climate change because it doesn’t like the solutions - http://www.euractiv.com/section/aviation/opinion/ryanair-denies-climate-change-because-it-doesnt-like-the-solutions/ a good reason not to fly with them…

#DRM for the Web is a Bad Idea - http://blog.archive.org/2017/04/18/drm-for-the-web-is-a-bad-idea/ it’s tragic that @w3c doesn’t understand why #EME

.@nytimes defends hiring extreme climate denier: ‘millions agree with him’ - https://thinkprogress.org/new-york-times-defends-hiring-extreme-climate-denier-millions-agree-with-him-1655c23a524c so holocaust denier writer coming too?

.@nytimes should be explaining to climate denialists why they are dangerously wrong, not reinforcing their error…

“the message I also get from here in China: That the EU is an indispensable partner” - http://www.politico.eu/article/mogherini-britain-will-lose-more-from-brexit-than-eu/ #brexit


Solar energy has plunged in price—where does it go from here? - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/whats-next-for-solar-energy/ “over 5 terawatts of solar capacity by 2030”

Solar employs more U.S. workers than Apple, Google, and Facebook combined - https://thinkprogress.org/soaring-demand-for-global-solar-53f11bcaa89e time to start lobbying…

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39643453 fab: now card thieves will cut off your finger too

Children discovered on brink of starvation in Belarusian orphanages - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/20/children-discovered-on-brink-of-starvation-in-belarusian-orphanages awful; as if they have not suffered enough


Bullying, harassment and physical assault: Abuse faced by inspectors inside UK slaughterhouses - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-04-20/bullying-harassment-and-physical-assault-abuse-faced-by-inspectors-inside-uk-slaughterhouses they need bodycams

China’s biggest airline bans shark fin cargo - http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2089229/chinas-biggest-airline-bans-shark-fin-cargo great news; US carriers must follow suit now…

EU would welcome UK back if voters overturn #Brexit – Brussels chief - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/20/european-parliament-will-welcome-britain-back-if-voters-veto-brexit pity about corbyn, then…

Argentina: #Brexit could end EU’s support for UK control of Falklands - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/20/falkland-islands-argentina-brexit of course. gibraltar, falklands all going

Packham cleared of assault in #Malta after confronting bird hunters - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/20/chris-packham-cleared-of-assault-malta-bird-altercation-bbc-wildlife kudos to him and sensible maltese judge


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

170419


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170418 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170418.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#TiSA and state-owned enterprises - https://www.tni.org/en/publication/tisa-and-state-owned-enterprises “Lessons from Uruguay’s withdrawal for other countries in the South”

Gina Miller to launch tactical voting initiative against hard #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/19/gina-miller-best-for-britain-tactical-voting-against-hard-brexit what a star: can we have her as PM?

Gina Miller’s “Do what’s best for Britain!” crowdfunding - https://www.gofundme.com/whats-best-for-britain FWIW I’ve just given; every little helps #brexit #GE17

#Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/19/italy-measles-epidemic-vaccinations unacceptable; Cinque Stelle partly to blame…

Ryan "added he wanted to revive #TTIP" - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/19/paul-ryan-london-visit-us-uk-trade-agreement-brexit get ready to fight again, people… #ISDS


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

170418


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170417 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170417.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Denmark to contest UK efforts to ‘take back control’ of fisheries - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/18/denmark-to-contest-uk-efforts-to-take-back-control-of-fisheries oh, BTW, no fish for UK either… #brexit


This is no general election, it’s a coup – MPs have a duty to stop May - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/18/general-election-coup-mps-theresa-may it was before, even more so now #GE17

Child refugees in Europe ‘forced to sell bodies’ to pay smugglers - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/18/child-refugees-in-europe-forced-to-sell-bodies-to-pay-smugglers May’s callousness partly to blame for this


Monday, 17 April 2017

170417


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170416 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170416.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner’s death, say researchers - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/17/air-pollution-as-bad-for-wellbeing-as-partners-death-say-researchers maybe we should address it

An interview with Michael Geist: #copyright reform in #Canada and beyond - https://creativecommons.org/2017/04/17/michael-geist/ #TPP

Alabama Sheriff In Court For Starving Inmates, Paying Critic’s Grandson To Install Keylogger On Her Computer - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170414/10500937152/alabama-sheriff-court-starving-inmates-paying-critics-grandson-to-install-keylogger-her-computer.shtml wut?


Sunday, 16 April 2017

170416


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170415 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170415.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Britain set to lose EU ‘crown jewels’ of banking & medicine agencies - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/15/britain-set-to-lose-eu-crown-jewels another #brexit victory in self-harming game

Campbell: PM is wrong to hint that ‘God would have voted leave’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/16/campbell-attacks-mays-easter-message-to-nation co #brexit means theocracy? May is clearly mad now

“I don’t think I have ever known Britain more divided" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/16/campbell-attacks-mays-easter-message-to-nation damn right: don’t let May get away with new “unity” lie


170415


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170414 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170414.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Copyright Society’s ‘World IP Day’ Lesson: Give Us Your Copyrights For Nothing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170414/09142537148/copyright-societys-world-ip-day-lesson-give-us-your-copyrights-nothing.shtml well, of course…

Outcry as Utah judge calls Mormon bishop who raped girl a ‘good man’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/15/outcry-as-utah-judge-calls-mormon-bishop-who-raped-girl-a-good-man his brother “compared Vallejo to Jesus”

so now we have to regard @nytimes as little better than Murdoch’s rags when it comes to cynical and irresponsible #climatedenialism


Saturday, 15 April 2017

170414


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170413 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170413.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Initiative for Open Citations Takes Alternative Approach To Freeing Up Knowledge - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170410/09063137115/initiative-open-citations-takes-alternative-approach-to-freeing-up-knowledge.shtml nice, but not enough #openaccess

Thai Government Forbids Any Online Contact With Three Overseas Critics Of The Monarchy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170413/09283537140/thai-government-forbids-any-online-contact-with-three-overseas-critics-monarchy.shtml uh-huh

NB: Latest In @techdirt First Amendment Fight; Please Help Keep True Independent Journalism From Being Silenced - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170413/13372937145/latest-filings-our-first-amendment-fight-please-help-keep-true-independent-journalism-being-silenced.shtml


Thursday, 13 April 2017

170413


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170412 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170412.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European couple stunned as UK-born children denied residency - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/13/european-couple-stunned-as-uk-born-children-denied-residency this is on you, bigoted #brexiters

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia will make "special relationship" very special




Wednesday, 12 April 2017

170412


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170411 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170411.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Foreign states may have interfered in Brexit vote, report says - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/12/foreign-states-may-have-interfered-in-brexit-vote-report-says #WellDoneBrexiters, you were used to harm UK…


Johnson right to push for Russia sanctions, says Hammond - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/12/boris-johnson-was-right-to-push-for-russia-sanctions-says-hammond delusional chancellor backs global laughing-stock BoJo

Johnson has been humiliated – his circus show isn’t funny any more - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/boris-johnson-brexit-tim-farron “shown himself incapable and must be sidelined”

A century of rubbing salt in #Palestinian wounds is surely enough, even for Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/12/palestinian-britain-balfour-declaration-theresa-may “Britain will be haunted”

The Bull Statue Copyright Claim Is Ridiculous… But Here’s Why It Just Might Work - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170412/11215937137/bull-statue-copyright-claim-is-ridiculous-heres-why-it-just-might-work.shtml


170411


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170410 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2017/04/170410.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Demand the Bank of England stops using #PalmOil in Plastic Banknotes - https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/756/799/841/demand-the-bank-of-england-stops-using-palm-oil-in-plastic-banknotes/ hardly necessary, surely?


Open Knowledge International Annual Report - https://2016.okfn.org/ lots of good things… #opendata

Top Bolivian NGO facing eviction - given just days to move archive - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2017/apr/08/top-bolivian-ngo-faces-forced-eviction shabby behaviour by #bolivia

Digital privacy advocates declare 13 April national day of action against #dataretention - http://digitalrightswatch.org.au/2017/04/12/digital-privacy-advocates-declare-13-april-national-day-of-action-against-data-retention/ ‘National Get A #VPN Day’

NHS risking people’s health by rationing test strips, #Diabetes UK says - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/06/nhs-risking-peoples-health-by-rationing-test-strips-diabetes-uk-says callous and shortsighted

Climate change would swamp Trump’s border wall - https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-trumps-border-wall-e2f79cef69b1 interesting point

“The 48% of British people who voted remain need to be taken into account in negotiation process” - http://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/video/hubner-no-more-lies-in-brexit-negotiation/ ignored so far


Monday, 10 April 2017

170410



Мания величия: Борис Джонсон пошел в атаку на Россию и Сирию - https://ria.ru/accents/20170410/1491915939.html Boris Johnson doesn’t fool anyone…

Breaking the grip of gas in Europe: the fight is on - https://350.org/breaking-the-grip-of-gas-in-europe-the-fight-is-on/ desperate #brexiters will go nuts for fracking

Boris Johnson must prove he can be taken seriously on world stage - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/10/boris-johnson-diplomatic-atlantic-brexit-world-stage once a buffoon, always a buffoon

Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/10/tesla-most-valuable-car-company-gm-stock-price bonkers, but highly symbolic

Libya: public slave auctions regularly taking place, survivors say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/10/libya-public-slave-auctions-un-migration in 2017…


Thursday, 6 April 2017

170406


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170405 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170405.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Chinese university to open in Oxford despite ideological crackdown at home - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/06/chinese-university-to-open-in-oxford-despite-ideological-crackdown-at-home nice symbol of huge shift in soft power

Ryanair ‘will have to suspend UK flights’ without early Brexit aviation deal - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/06/ryanair-uk-flights-brexit-deal-wto another great #brexit win

Secret footage obtained of the wild elephants sold into captivity in Chinese zoos - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/06/secret-footage-obtained-of-the-wild-elephants-sold-into-captivity-in-chinese-zoos shameful trade; must stop #china

America’s forgotten crisis: over 50% of one Native American tribe are homeless - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/06/americas-forgotten-crisis-50-percent-native-american-tribe-homeless appalling - it’s their country…

#Brexit: Tell Uk Government To Support A Good Food Act - https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=67326 bad luck, UK gov will bring in worst food policy in West

“Leave voters were almost unanimous in believing that #Brexit was a cost-free option.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/06/eu-no-deal-hard-brexit-living-standards confirming they are morons


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

170405


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170404 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170404.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No patents on beer! - http://www.no-patents-on-beer.org/en/ I don’t drink the stuff, but I certainly don’t want patents on it…

Can Trump Match Xi Jinping’S Game? - http://www.newyorker.com/news/evan-osnos/can-trump-match-xi-jinpings-game Kushner: “trusted by the President, overworked, and undertrained”

"China has not assigned a novice to handle world’s most complex bilateral relationship, but it will not object if US is inclined to do so."

#Climatechange impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genome - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2017/apr/05/climate-change-life-wildlife-animals-biodiversity-ecosystems-genetics there is now not the slightest doubt

The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/05/the-end-of-coal-eu-energy-companies-pledge-no-new-plants-from-2020 good; shame about #poland & #greece

What is ‘global Britain’? A financier and arms merchant to brutal dictators - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/05/global-britain-brexit-financier-arms-merchant-brutal-dictators still proud of that #brexit britain?

“a young leader would in time try to place the UK back in the EU” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/05/european-parliament-red-lines-resolution-brexit-negotiations time to start working towards this… #brexit



170404


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170402 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170402.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Use Of #VPNs Banned Completely For Millions Of People By Chinese Authorities - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170330/04094837040/use-vpns-banned-completely-millions-people-chinese-authorities.shtml Western nations taking notes…#china

Let’s do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/04/brexit-deal-parthenon-marbles I’m sure that suggestion will go down well with #brexiters

New Regulations Appear To Authorize Chinese Law Enforcement To Hack Into Computers Anywhere In The World - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170328/07454637022/new-regulations-appear-to-authorize-chinese-law-enforcement-to-hack-into-computers-anywhere-world.shtml we do it

This is what #Brexit looks like: cosying up to brutal regimes - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/04/brutal-regimes-tory-brexit-eu-theresa-may-saudi-arabia-terror of course: we’re desperate now - no time for morals

Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel & Juncker ally warns on euro clearing - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/04/uk-jobs-merkel-juncker-euro-clearing-eu-manfred-weber-brexit if only someone had warned us etc

Liam Fox starts UK trade charm offensive with Philippines’ Duterte - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/liam-fox-meets-philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte these are our new friends… #WellDoneBrexiters

Drop the Target: Theresa May must drop the tens of thousands net migration cap – sign our petition now - https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/campaigns/dropthetarget/drop-the-target-petition-sign-immigration-net-migration-cap-theresa-may-eu-open-borders-a7653906.html

German president attacks ‘irresponsible’ Brexit campaign - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/04/german-president-attacks-irresponsible-brexit-campaign “Brexiters unable to deliver promise” 2 take back control

UK’s need for post-#Brexit trade deals will trump human rights concerns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/04/uks-need-for-post-brexit-trade-deals-will-trump-human-rights-concerns #brexit will make us become a disgrace

Dismay over Liam Fox’s claim of ‘shared values’ with Duterte’s brutal regime - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/liam-fox-meets-philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte #brexiters, you really are something

“Duterte is one of the 21st century’s most sinister leaders and Liam Fox has flown halfway around the world to grovel to him." #brexit


Monday, 3 April 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170402 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170402.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Lithuania fears Russian propaganda is prelude to eventual invasion - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/03/lithuania-fears-russian-propaganda-is-prelude-to-eventual-invasion very worrying - and all trump’s fault

Use Of #VPNs Banned Completely For Millions Of People By Chinese Authorities - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170330/04094837040/use-vpns-banned-completely-millions-people-chinese-authorities.shtml Western nations taking notes…#china

Activist 'upset' Trump employees secretly photographed her urinating - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/03/activist-rohan-beyts-really-upset-donald-trump-emplo... &: trump's golf co. "in breach" of UK DP laws

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/03/renewables-cut-europes-carbon-emissions-by-10-in-2015-says-eea that’s great, but much more needed

Rightcopyright.eu: Making #copyright work 4 education - https://creativecommons.org/2017/04/03/rightcopyright-eu-making-copyright-work-education/ “Let’s raise our voices & spread word about this petition”

D’oh! Amber Rudd meant ‘understand hashing’, not ‘hashtags’ - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/03/uk_home_secretary_amber_rudd_hashing_not_hashtags/ yeah, riiight; she still wants to break crypto

Android beats Windows to become the internet’s most used operating system - https://thenextweb.com/apps/2017/04/03/android-windows-internet-usage/ IOW, #linux most widely-used OS there

EU needs more successful data mining startups - http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/opinion/europe-needs-more-successful-data-mining-startups/ startups must be able to use #TDM with "with full legal certainty"

Hundreds of millions ‘wasted’ on UK court digitisation scheme - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/03/up_to_200m_wasted_on_court_digitisation_plans/ & they think UK border sw will cope with #brexit?

Debate rages over controversial #copyright standard for web - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2126513-debate-rages-over-controversial-copyright-standard-for-the-web/ no debate: it’s a staggeringly stupid idea #DRM #EME


Sunday, 2 April 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170401 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170401.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Spain drops plan to impose veto if Scotland tries to join EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/02/spain-drops-plan-to-impose-veto-if-scotland-tries-to-join-eu hugely significant #brexit #indyref2

a fine new term for #brexiters: "quitlings", via @CloveHitched (& possible others).  I'm sure you'll appreciate the historical resonance…

Thousands sign petition against London shop worker’s deportation - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/02/thousandssign-petition-london-shop-worker-deportation-stojan-jankovic compassionate londoners vs #brexit bigotry

‘Dark money’ is threat to integrity of UK elections, say leading academics - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/01/dark-money-threat-to-uk-elections-integrity this is incredibly serious… #brexit

"EU will not back down in its support for Spain’s demands over control of the Rock of Gibraltar in #Brexit" - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/eu-will-not-go-soft-on-gibraltar-brexit-talks-diplomats-say-spain whoa

The Problem of The Demos and Why I Want Us To Fuck This Brexit Thing Right Off - http://www.indelicates.com/brexit/ superb; incandescent; correct

From Great Britain to Little England - http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2017/04/02/24131 “to date no G20 economy has had to make such a dramatic pivot.” #nope

‘Sapphire rush’ threatens rainforests of Madagascar - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/sapphire-rush-threatens-rainforests-of-madagascar awful, awful news…for what? a bunch of shiny rocks


Saturday, 1 April 2017

170401


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170331 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/04/170331.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Feeling rather calm about the Article 50 notification - https://jonworth.eu/feeling-rather-calm-article-50-notification/ “all of this ought to start to get real for the UK.” yup

‘A coup has been carried out’: #Paraguay's congress set alight after vote to let president run again - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/01/paraguays-congress-set-on-fire-after-vote-to-let-president-run-again serious stuff

"#HongKong & #UK have yet to pass proposed bans on the ivory trade, while #Japan’s market “remains wide open” - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/29/good-news-for-africas-elephants-china-is-losing-its-taste-for-ivory/


Salmon farming in crisis: ‘We are seeing a chemical arms race in the seas’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/01/is-farming-salmon-bad-for-the-environment industrial farming failing again

#NHS recruits must be given special status after #Brexit, MPs urge - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/01/nhs-recruits-special-status-brexit-eu-nationals oh: another exception; soon everyone will be


170331


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170330 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170330.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU says no to free-trade talks until ‘progress’ on final #Brexit terms - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/31/eu-willing-to-discuss-free-trade-deal-before-final-terms-of-brexit seems a pretty definitive “no”

#Japan kills more than 300 #whales in annual Antarctic hunt - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/31/japan-kills-whales-annual-antarctic-hunt “studying the ecological system” by slaughtering, yeah

EU Plans To Weaken Encrypted Communications Despite Countless Warnings It Can’t Be Done Safely - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170330/08151637042/eu-plans-to-weaken-encrypted-communications-despite-countless-warnings-it-cant-be-done-safely.shtml get ready to fight

UK “investing more in our joint F-35 fast jet programme” costing $379bn - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/31/uk-defence-role-us-eu-michael-fallon-nato-james-mattis-meeting because we will be so rich post-#brexit

"response to School’s Week report, 'Ofsted considers tracking #Facebook and #Twitter to check on schools.” - http://defenddigitalme.com/2017/03/response-ofsted-to-use-private-social-media-to-predict-performance-in-schools/

Future of Gibraltar at stake in #Brexit negotiations - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/31/future-of-gibraltar-at-stake-in-brexit-negotiations “taking back control” & giving it to Spain…

Epigenetics, hype and woo - http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2017/03/31/epigenetic-hype-woo/ “There’s a lot of #epigenetics pseudoscience & quackery out there”

People Don’t Want to Come to Trump’s America: ‘Trump Slump’ in Travel Is Costing US Billions - http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/people-dont-want-come-trumps-america-trump-slump-travel-costing-america-billions can’t think why…

Australia lays claim to the biggest solar farm in the world - https://thenextweb.com/au/2017/03/30/australia-lays-claim-to-the-biggest-solar-farm-in-the-world/ fab news - more, please, #AU

See how data travels across the internet and the privacy risks it faces along the way - https://ixmaps.ca/ looks interesting #GCHQ #NSA

How Burger King’s #PalmOil Addiction Is Devastating Local Communities—and Planet Earth - http://www.alternet.org/environment/how-burger-kings-palm-oil-addiction-devastating-local-communities-and-planet-earth shame on @BurgerKing

Большинство россиян считают, что Путин работает хорошо - https://rg.ru/2017/03/31/opros-bolshinstvo-rossiian-schitaiut-chto-putin-rabotaet-horosho.html they’d probably say the same about trump, unlike Usians…


Thursday, 30 March 2017

170330


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170329 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170329.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tractor Owners Using Pirated Firmware To Dodge John Deere’s Ham-Fisted Attempt To Monopolize Repair - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170322/04582036973/tractor-owners-using-pirated-firmware-to-dodge-john-deeres-ham-fisted-attempt-to-monopolize-repair.shtml repeal #DMCA

Climate change: China calls US ‘selfish’ after Trump seeks to bring back coal - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/30/climate-change-china-us-selfish-trump-coal US: “are we the baddies?” china: yup

our perpetual question to UK #brexit negotiators should be: "is the cake we get to have and eat baked yet?" #GreatBritishBrexitBakeoff

The #Copyright Industry’s So-Called “#ValueGap” Is Actually an Innovation Gap - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/03/the-copyright-industrys-so-called-value.html upload filtering is unacceptable

Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/30/dairy-scary-public-farming-calves-pens-alternatives appalling images we rarely see

“CJEU case law be given the same status in our courts as decisions of our own supreme court” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/30/great-repeal-bill-will-create-sweeping-powers-to-change-laws-after-brexit NB #surveillance



Trump #NAFTA Renegotiation Draft Notice Exposes an All-Talk No-Action Plan - https://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/03/trump-nafta-renegotiation-draft-notice-exposes-all-talk-no-action-plan all going pear-shaped now…

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise - https://www.wired.com/2017/03/wanna-protect-online-privacy-open-tab-make-noise/?mbid=social_twitter these obfuscatory programs will become common

Trump’s Internet Brigades Shocked To Realize The Government Just Sold Them Out On Privacy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170330/06015237041/trumps-internet-brigades-shocked-to-realize-government-just-sold-them-out-privacy.shtml whoops

James Comey’s New Idea: An International Encryption Backdoor Partnership - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170327/10121437009/james-comeys-new-idea-international-encryption-backdoor-partnership.shtml that’ll work…er, actually, no, it won’t
Brazilian politician who orchestrated ousting of Rousseff sentenced to prison - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/30/brazil-eduardo-cunha-guilty-prison-dilma-rousseff-impeachment “a rightwing evangelical Christian”

Hope for #elephants rises as China’s ivory prices plunge - http://mashable.com/2017/03/30/elephants-china-ivory-sales/ kudos to #china; #hongkong please follow suit


#Nevada, this is how we win - http://act.presente.org/sign/nvconnieberry/ “we have a chance to put solar back in the hands of our communities”

El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/30/el-salvador-makes-history-first-nation-to-impose-blanket-ban-on-metal-mining wow; others need to follow