Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170724 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170724.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/slaves-of-isis-the-long-walk-of-the-yazidi-women appalling tales…

Nettesheim-Gutachten: Bundesrat kann #CETA stoppen - https://www.mehr-demokratie.de/themen/stop-ttip-ceta-und-co/nettesheim-gutachten-ceta-12786/ it ain’t over yet…

A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water. - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/a-potential-climate-change-consequence-not-enough-cool-water-for-power-plants/ #water is the ultimate resource

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40716317 he means big for US poultry farms… #chlorinechicken #brexit

What is wrong with chlorinated chicken - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/what-is-wrong-with-chlorinated-chicken/ excellent, calm explanation of why chlorine chicken is health risk #brexit

EU attacks Fox’s ‘ignorant’ remarks on chlorinated chicken - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/brussels-attacks-liam-foxs-ignorant-remarks-chlorinated-chicken-eu-trade-deal-us “accused Fox of failing to understand the implications”

"Irish won’t be happy about chlorinated chicken crossing border said to be northern Irish chicken. So there will have to be a border."

Tory MPs call for action to avert post-#Brexit ports gridlock - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/tory-mps-call-for-action-to-avert-post-brexit-ports-gridlock their genius solution? “widen roads” hahahahahahaha

As a British EU negotiator, I can tell you that #Brexit is going to be far worse than anyone could have guessed - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-eu-negotiator-europe-euratom-airline-safety-negotiations-theresa-may-worse-anyone-guessed-a7858586.html

I used to think that #brexit's total long-term cost to UK would be ~ £100 billion.  I now reckon it will be £1000 billion - at least…

tell Fox to get a UK trade deal with the US that represents everyone and not just big business. open letter here: https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/trump_trade_deal

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) and the Supply Chain - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/07/sleeping-monster-trade-services-agreement-tisa-supply-chain.html indeed, still going on

Monday, 24 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/24/business-secretary-to-announce-investment-in-battery-technology some sensible policies at last… #UK #renewables

Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/24/rome-water-rationing-italy-suffers-driest-spring-60-years-fountain the reality of #climatechange

US trade deal could hinge on Britons eating chlorinated chickens - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/23/us-trade-deal-could-hinge-chickens/ oh look, as we predicted would happen #brexit

As secretive UK-USA trade ‘negotiations’ begin, government accused of massive big business bias - http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/news/2017/jul/24/secretive-uk-usa-trade-negotiations-begin-government-accused-massive-big-business #brexit

Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/24/revealed-pseudo-public-space-pops-london-investigation-map growing problem

Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2141613-australia-to-expand-commercial-fishing-in-marine-sanctuaries/ #australia goes from bad to worse #shame

Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/24/brexit-economy-sterling-fall-hits-public-finances-and-fails-to-boost-trade another #brexit lie dismantled…

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170722 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170722.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the #Brexit banking exodus May told us couldn’t happen? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/21/brexit-banking-exodus-theresa-may-morgan-stanley “like all Brexit-related fiascos, not being confronted”

How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/swedish-administration-tried-glossing-leaking-eus-secure-stesta-intranet-russia/

In Xinjiang, police have set up checkpoints to ensure that government-mandated “Jingwang” spyware is installed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/xinjiang-china-police-set-checkpoints-ensure-government-mandated-jingwang-spyware-installed/

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over - https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/23/the-dream-of-polish-tech-entrepreneurship-is-almost-over/ sadly #poland

Mammoth effort: Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/23/sri-lanka-navy-rescues-two-elephants well done, them

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707121 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170721.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The quiet successes of #Brexit - https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/07/the-quiet-successes-of-brexit/ the most delusional brexit piece I have read (so far); wrong on every point


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707120 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170720.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Lobby Group Tied to #Brexit Climate Science Deniers and Koch Industries Pushes for Deregulation in Europe - https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/07/20/new-lobby-group-tied-brexit-climate-science-deniers-and-koch-industries-pushes-deregulation-europe

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170719 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170719.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/19/donald-trump-jeff-sessions-recusal this just gets better and better

No-deal #Brexit would spawn ‘legal morass and economic disaster’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/no-deal-brexit-would-spawn-legal-morass-and-economic-disaster obvious to everyone except nutter #brexiters

Trump supporters still fixate on Clinton as mood darkens - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/20/donald-trump-support-base-hillary-clinton-hatred-pennsylvania trump voters are such utter morons

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/plastic-pollution-risks-near-permanent-contamination-of-natural-environment we need plastic-chomping bacteria

Communication on Digital transformation of health and care in the context of the #DSM - http://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2017-3 #eu

#China’s Jack Ma has penetrated the Trump administration — and he knows what he wants - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/07/19/chinas-jack-ma-has-penetrated-the-trump-administration-and-he-knows-what-he-wants/ very interesting #alibaba

China’s Clean Energy Powers Up - http://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-07-19/101118768.html more please

Asia’s coal-fired power boom ‘bankrolled by foreign governments & banks’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/asias-coal-fired-power-boom-bankrolled-by-foreign-governments-and-banks #japan & #china mostly to blame, it seems

House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media has today published its call for evidence - http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/political-polling-digital-media/

Putting together the pieces of the Chinese #VPN jigsaw puzzle - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/putting-together-pieces-chinese-vpn-jigsaw-puzzle/ it’s…complicated #censorship #china

Britons in Europe ‘face huge loss’ if EU and UK cannot agree on rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/britons-europe-huge-loss-eu-uk-rights-free-movement an utter mess, cause by #brexit bigots…

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/son-of-cecil-the-lion-killed-by-trophy-hunter these people are deeply sick…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170718 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170718.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/19/third-hottest-june-puts-2017-on-track-to-make-trifecta-of-hottest-years “little hope for limiting warming to1.5C”

Tories pledged to install CCTV in slaughterhouses in their election manifesto - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/uk_slaughterhouse_cctv_1/ they must deliver now #cruelty

Polling shows that no Brexit is definitely better than a bad Brexit - https://blog.bestforbritain.org/index.php/blog/polling-shows-no-brexit-definitely-better-bad-brexit/ time to bin bad #brexit

Netanyahu attack on EU policy caught on microphone - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/eu-will-wither-and-die-if-it-does-not-change-policy-on-israel-netanyahu “predicated Europe’s future on its attitude towards Israel”

Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170717 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170717.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

When The ‘Sharing Economy’ Turns Into The ‘Missing Or Stolen Economy’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170711/07142837761/when-sharing-economy-turns-into-missing-stolen-economy.shtml whoops #umbrella

Polish-born schoolgirl, 16, found dead after bullying - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/17/schoolgirl-dagmara-przybysz-16-killed-herself-racist-bullying-inquest-told awful; #brexit has legitimised bullying like this

.@Dove: retract anti-breastfeeding advert and apologise - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/691/371/695/ Dove loses the plot - & probably lots of business

Police missing terrorist tip-offs because of cuts - former Met chief - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/18/police-missing-terrorist-tip-offs-lord-condon-because-of-cuts-says-former-met-chief underfunding, not strong crypto, is problem

Advogado de Temer advoga para advogado de Lula - Jornal O Popular http://www.opopular.com.br/editorias/politica/advogado-de-temer-advoga-para-advogado-de-lula-1.1310066 this is getting confusing #brazil

#PhilipMorris takes aim at young people in #India, and health officials are fuming - http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/pmi-india/ what a disgusting company

More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school – report - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/boys-abused-germany-catholic-regensburger-domspatzen-school utterly disgusting #romancatholics

George Romero, Zombies… And The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170718/00532537803/george-romero-zombies-public-domain.shtml amazing story… #pd

Monday, 17 July 2017


Majority of #Brexiters would swap free movement for EU market access - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/17/majority-of-brexiters-would-swap-free-movement-for-eu-market-access shift away from #brexit continues

.@HSBC triggers investigation into #palmoil company over deforestation allegations - https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/17/hsbc-investigation-palm-oil-company-deforestation-allegations-noble-plantations good; others must follow suit

Glyphosat: EU-Behörden kehrten Beweise für Krebsbefunde systematisch unter den Tisch - https://www.global2000.at/glyphosat-krebsstudien-behoerdenversagen

Friday, 14 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170713 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170713.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EasyJet to set up Austrian base to operate EU flights after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/14/easyjet-austria-eu-flights-brexit the #brexit carnage continues…

#TiSA - Foul Play - http://www.thefutureworldofwork.org/stories/uni-global/tisa-foul-play/ “report for UNI on the implications of TiSA on workers, democracy”

All Out Of Ideas, Legacy News Providers Ask US Gov’t For The Right To Collude Against Google & Facebook - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170714/01065737787/all-out-ideas-legacy-news-providers-ask-us-govt-right-to-collude-against-google-facebook.shtml

Thursday, 13 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170711 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170711.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit: Labour threatens to defeat Theresa May over ‘great repeal bill’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/12/labour-tories-great-repeal-bill-brexit-eu do it: this is completely undemocratic

‘Great repeal bill’ human rights clause sets up #Brexit clash with Labour - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/13/great-repeal-bill-human-rights-clause-sets-up-brexit-clash-with-labour outrageous, but typical #tories

Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-#smoking treaty - http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/pmi-who-fctc/ important work by @reuters; more please

Electric cars to account for all new vehicle sales in Europe by 2035 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/13/electric-cars-to-account-for-all-new-vehicle-sales-in-europe-by-2035 more good news on the #ev front…

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and Chinese political prisoner, dies aged 61 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/13/liu-xiaobo-nobel-laureate-chinese-political-prisoner-dies-61 sad; #china just created a martyr

Scientific Publishing: Beyond scoops to best practices - https://elifesciences.org/articles/30076 quite right: use of #preprints should be standard #oa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170711 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170711.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brazil’s ex-president Lula convicted of corruption - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/12/brazil-president-lula-convicted-corruption whoa #br

Is Copyright Turning Into A Weapon Of Mass Destruction? - copybuzz.com/analysis/copyright-turning-weapon-mass-destruction/ EU copyright reform turning into complete train wreck

Copyright Law And The Grenfell Fire – Why We Cannot Let Legal Standards Be Locked Up By Copyright - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170705/23532937726/copyright-law-grenfell-fire-why-we-cannot-let-legal-standards-be-locked-up-copyright.shtml

Tuesday, 11 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170710 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170710.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Great Firewall of #China: Chinese orders ISPs to block personal #VPN use by February 1st - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/great-firewall-china-chinese-government-orders-isps-block-personal-vpn-use-february-1st/ businesses won’t be happy

free service to check whether your email is among previous leaks - https://sec.hpi.de/leak-checker/search worth taking a look…

Half of the world languages are dying really fast – how you can save yours - https://blog.okfn.org/2017/07/04/half-of-the-world-languages-are-dying-really-fast-how-you-can-save-yours/

Deforestation soars in Colombia after Farc rebels’ demobilization - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/colombia-deforestation-farcdepressing; colombian government must act

Iranian women spark debate by defying hijab rule in cars - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/11/compulsory-hijab-rule-increasingly-flouted-by-iranian-drivers well done them; brave… #iran

Latest# copyright votes: Filtering, blocking & half-baked compromises - https://edri.org/latest-copyright-votes-filtering-blocking-half-baked-compromises/ some MEPs clearly bonkers

AWF Welcomes Rakuten Ban on Ivory Sales - http://www.awf.org/news/awf-welcomes-rakuten-ban-ivory-sales great news; well done @RakutenJP #japan

People Would Pay A Hell Of A Lot More If #DRM Were Gone - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170710/16293537759/people-would-pay-hell-lot-more-if-drm-were-gone.shtml but @w3c knows better, of course…

Coca-Cola to radically increase amount of recycled plastic in its bottles - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jul/11/coca-cola-to-radically-increase-amount-of-recycled-plastic-in-its-bottles long overdue; need all to do this

Monday, 10 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170709 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170709.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“clear, unequivocal wish of British people to leave EU” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/09/may-to-invite-labour-to-help-create-policies-amid-tory-plot-to-oust-her nothing could be further from the truth: on 37% said ‘yes’

Challenge to UK Government/DUP deal for breaking Good Friday Agreement - https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/challenge-dup-deal/ crowdfunded #ge17

#Brazil's indigenous affairs agency barely functioning after drain of resources - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/10/brazil-funai-indigenous-people-land Big Ag attacks - dreadful news

Encrypted Media Extensions: #Copyright, #DRM and the end of the open Web - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/encrypted-media-extensions-copyright-drm-end-open-web/ this is so dangerous… #EME

After the G20 summit, Brexit Britain looks increasingly adrift and friendless - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/10/g20-summit-brexit-britain #WellDoneBrexiters

What If You Published Half Your Book For Free Online? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170710/10103937757/what-if-you-published-half-your-book-free-online.shtml good question…

Tibetan Buddhist monastery - http://supchina.com/photos/tibetan-buddhist-monastery/ rather nice…

Sunday, 9 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170708 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170708.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/08/german-industry-warns-uk-over-brexit another #brexit fantasy shown for the lie it is

Would you like a #copyright law that said “if Hollywood doesn’t like this law, they can use their own”? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/hollywood-gets-to-use-their-own-copyright-law-because-digital-restriction-measures/ #DRM

Wrong #China policy: White House calls Xi Jinping president of #Taiwan - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/09/wrong-china-policy-white-house-calls-xi-jinping-president-of-taiwan close - very, very close…

Encrypted Media Extensions: #Copyright, #DRM and the end of the open Web - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/encrypted-media-extensions-copyright-drm-end-open-web/ this is so disappointing… #EME


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170707 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170707.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tim Berners-Lee Sells Out His Creation: Officially Supports #DRM In HTML - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170707/15544137737/tim-berners-lee-sells-out-his-creation-officially-supports-drm-html.shtml great summary of @w3c’s betrayal of Web

UK to lose global influence after #Brexit - Lord Hague - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40517715 everyone’s admitting now…

G20: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly, says Trump - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40540340 as usual, trump talks rubbish: quick deal simply not possible

Seven right whales found dead in ‘devastating’ blow to endangered animal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/08/right-whales-dead-canada-endangered-species bad news

#G20: Leaders’ statement reflects Trump position on climate change - - https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/jul/08/g20-summit-may-meets-world-leaders-in-bid-to-boost-brexit-trade-prospects US goes down in history for selfish stupidity

Saturday, 8 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170706 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170706.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ spreading around world, WHO warns - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/07/untreatable-gonorrhoea-superbug-spreading-around-world-who-warns demonstrates failure of for-profit drug dev

Britain’s new place in the world – on the sidelines - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/06/britain-world-sidelines-brexit-trump-theresa-may-g20 "lost influence and will continue to do so because of #Brexit"

How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/07/climate-change-denial-scepticism-cynicism-politics good history of how #denialist idiocy went mainstream

UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about #netneutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/uk-isp-three-doesnt-care-net-neutrality-will-let-pay-zero-rated-unlimited-netflix/ /cc @berec

US trying to water down #G20 text on lowering emissions - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/07/us-trying-to-water-down-g20-text-on-lowering-emissions-warn-charities G19 must stand firm, tell trump to get lost

Surge in acid attacks in England leads to calls to restrict sales - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/07/surge-in-acid-attacks-in-england-leads-to-calls-to-restrict-sales UK gov must clamp down on this, not #crypto

Study: Dutch Piracy Rates In Free Fall Due Mostly To The Availability Of Legal Alternatives - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170706/09383837730/study-dutch-piracy-rates-free-fall-due-mostly-to-availability-legal-alternatives.shtml again…

Thursday, 6 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170705 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170705.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May to discuss Paris accord with Donald Trump at G20 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/05/theresa-may-to-discuss-paris-accord-with-donald-trump-at-g20 well, kudos for that if she’s firm with him…

Disposition of Comments for EME and Director’s decision - https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-media/2017Jul/0000.html sad to see @w3c doing #copyright industry’s dirty work

Wild Animals in Entertainment 2017 - https://www.unitefortheherd.org/uk please refuse to support this cruelty to elephants when you travel abroad

UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/06/uk-business-leaders-to-call-for-indefinite-delay-in-leaving-single-market at last UK business gets serious #brexit

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170704 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170704.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

This Indian ISP won’t let its users use 128 bit or 256 bit encryption - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/07/indian-isp-wont-let-users-use-128-bit-256-bit-encryption/ just ridiculous #india

G20 public finance for fossil fuels ‘is four times more than renewables’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/05/g20-public-finance-for-fossil-fuels-is-four-times-more-than-renewables UK even worse…

#TiSA Troubles: Services, Democracy and Corporate Rule in the Trump Era - http://www.rosalux.eu/publications/tisa-troubles-services-democracy-and-corporate-rule-in-the-trump-era/
Ivory is still legally sold in EU - outrageous. I’ve asked EU commission to close all ivory markets in EU. more: http://g.ifaw.org/2t2x0Ow

On London’s Streets, Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/world/europe/london-uk-brexit-uber-taxi.html interesting analysis from #brexit viewpoint

Hopes of mild #climatechange dashed by new research - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/05/hopes-of-mild-climate-change-dashed-by-new-research look what you’re exacerbating, denialists…

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170703 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170703.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK manufacturers say #Brexit uncertainty will force them to make cuts - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/04/uk-manufacturers-brexit-cuts-business #brexiters about to discover harsh reality

“Our door will always be open to a deep and special relationship with EU" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/04/uk-ministers-move-to-allay-brexit-fears-over-access-to-medicines it’s called membership, you dumb twits

Tackle UK’s plastic bottle problem with money-back scheme, ministers told - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/04/tackle-uk-plastic-bottle-problem-with-money-back-scheme-ministers-told do it now - what’s the problem?

Monday, 3 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170702 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170702.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Copyright Holders Ask Google to Block Site-Blocking Notifications - https://torrentfreak.com/copyright-holders-ask-google-to-block-site-blocking-notifications-170702/ copyright maximalists at work…

Drivers are the top consumers of #palmoil in Europe - https://www.euractiv.com/section/biofuels/opinion/drivers-are-the-top-consumers-of-palm-oil-in-europ... this is utter insanity; we must end it now

Openscore’s plans to liberate sheet music - https://creativecommons.org/2017/06/30/openscores-plans-liberate-sheet-music/ fab idea #pd

#Copyright June Madness - http://www.project-disco.org/intellectual-property/062917-copyright-june-madness/ good summary #eu
Oversight of use of #opensource code crucial as GDPR approaches, says industry expert - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/june/oversight-of-use-of-open-source-code-crucial-as-gdpr-approaches-says-industry-expert/ ridiculous scaremongering

New open energy data portal set to spark innovation in energy efficiency solutions - https://blog.okfn.org/2017/06/22/new-open-energy-data-portal-set-to-spark-innovation-in-energy-efficiency-solutions/ #opendata

EU Food Safety Authority execs reject EU Parliament demands to stay clear of industry-funded experts - https://corporateeurope.org/pressreleases/2017/06/eu-food-safety-authority-execs-reject-eu-parliament-demands-stay-clear

Privatisation of UK woodlands is happening by the backdoor - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2015/feb/17/privatisation-uk-woodlands-happening-by-backdoor we stopped this before, we need to do it again

UK’s hunger for prawns is killing thousands of turtles a year - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2134813-uks-hunger-for-prawns-is-killing-thousands-of-turtles-a-year/ awful

New European Interoperability Framework calls on public sector to contribute to Free Software - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170613-01.html still has #FRAND

Global Entertainment Giants Form Massive Anti-Piracy Coalition - https://torrentfreak.com/global-entertainment-giants-form-massive-anti-piracy-coalition-170613/ needs keeping an eye on

Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana - http://astanatimes.com/2017/06/central-asias-largest-marine-park-opens-in-astana/ … … shame on #kazakhstan for this barbarous move

Protesters plan to ‘kettle’ leaders at #G20 summit in Hamburg - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/protesters-plan-to-kettle-leaders-at-g20-summit-in-hamburg this is going to be fun to watch…

CJEU Decision on Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Communicates Works to the Public - http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/2017/06/30/cjeu-decision-ziggo-pirate-bay-communicates-works-public/ #copyright

If Trump tries a ‘sneak’ visit to Britain, he’ll see how much he is despised - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/03/trump-sneak-visit-britain-unwelcome-presidency-tarnished “He is not welcome in our name”

Business Models, Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries: A Meta-analysis - http://www.create.ac.uk/publications/business-models-intellectual-property-and-the-creative-industries-a-meta-analysis/ #copyright

“UK is braced for a snap visit from US president in next 2 weeks.” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/03/donald-trump-may-visit-uk-within-fortnight-whitehall-sources-say will his plane be on https://www.flightradar24.com/?

Spain: Publishers pay themselves in desperate effort to show that giving them extra rights actually has an effect - http://www.communia-association.org/2017/07/03/spain-publishers-pay-desperate-effort-show-giving-extra-rights-actually-effect/

Two charged after 79 guns found in van headed for the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/03/two-charged-after-79-guns-found-in-van-headed-for-the-uk it’s so good that this is actually a headline

May sitting on report on foreign funding of UK extremists - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/03/theresa-may-report-foreign-funding-extremists-saudi-arabia which tells us pretty much what is in it…

Sunday, 2 July 2017


May’s #Brexit plan will hit rights of Britons abroad, campaigners tell EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/02/mays-brexit-plan-will-hit-rights-of-britons-abroad-campaigners-tell-eu such a mean-spirited woman

British officials drop ‘cake and eat it’ approach to Brexit negotiations - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/02/british-officials-drop-cake-and-eat-it-approach-to-brexit-negotiations oh look: another #brexit lie dies…

British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran in state of ‘despair’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/02/british-iranian-woman-jailed-in-tehran-in-state-of-despair-iran-nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe appalling; shows how weak UK government is now

New customs union with EU after Brexit is still an option, analysts say - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/02/new-customs-union-with-eu-after-brexit-is-still-an-option-analysts-say more dare to challenge pre-#ge17 view

Saturday, 1 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170629 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/06/170629.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Papua New Guinea election descends into chaos amid violence and claims of bribery - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/30/papua-new-guinea-election-descends-into-chaos-amid-violence-and-claims-of-bribery sad to see… #PNG

DOJ Asks The Supreme Court To Give It Permission To Search Data Centers Anywhere In The World - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170626/05205137665/doj-asks-supreme-court-to-give-it-permission-to-search-data-centers-anywhere-world.shtml not good

National Charge Point Registry UK - http://www.national-charge-point-registry.uk/ available as #opendata - well done, UK gov (no, really…)

Brexit: Fox says talks on a UK-US trade deal will begin on 24 July - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-latest-trade-deal-liam-fox-uk-us-24-july-a7815751.html doesn’t deny food standards will be lowered

EU states start to examine whether UK is likely to reverse #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/30/eu-states-examine-whether-uk-likely-reverse-brexit another straw in the wind…it’s happening

Grenfell cladding approved by residents was swapped for cheaper version - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/30/grenfell-cladding-was-changed-to-cheaper-version-reports-say

Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to #climatechange, research shows - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/30/europes-extreme-june-heat-clearly-linked-to-climate-change-research-shows pity denialists don’t understand maths

The house that Tateh built … out of sand-filled plastic bottles - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/30/house-tateh-built-sand-filled-recycled-waste-plastic-bottles-western-sahara- ingenious; I wonder if it scales…

First & Only Snippet Tax Deal In Spain Is With Big Supporter Of Snippet Tax In Germany - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170629/07283537693/first-only-snippet-tax-deal-spain-is-with-big-supporter-snippet-tax-germany.shtml probably just a coincidence