Thursday, 30 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171129 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Open Letter on EU #Copyright Reform - impressive list of 80 organisations warning of proposed Directive’s huge flaws

Rudd tells Trump critics: focus on 'bigger picture' of UK-US relations - the one that shows UK as the US's poodle... #brexit

The EU #copyright reform proposal is a threat to fundamental rights, the economy, education and creativity -

As Net Neutrality Repeal Nears, Comcast’s Promise To Avoid ‘Paid Prioritization’ Disappears - probably just one of those oversights…

Giro d’Italia backs down in Israel row over calling start ‘west Jerusalem’ - bullying rewarded again…

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171128 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No 10 condemns Trump’s tweets but won’t cancel state visit - if trump is stupid enough to come to UK, he’ll be greeted by the biggest demos ever…

New study uncovers the ‘keystone domino’ strategy of climate denial -
Scientists: go forth and debunk myths”

Tory Brexiters to protest to No 10 about deal on £60bn divorce bill - how dare these bunch of extremists try to impose their mad will on UK

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171127 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Yet Another Legal Action By Dogged Privacy Activist Brings Good News And Bad News For #Facebook In EU’s Highest Court -

New Zealand broadcasters refuse to stop using Māori words - damn right - it’s their country; bigots who don’t like it can leave

David Davis could be in contempt of parliament over #Brexit studies - the more they fight, the more we know they are hiding bad stuff

Oxford economists raise alarm at vanishing wealth of nature -

Corbyn becoming PM is ‘worse threat to business than Brexit’, says bank - because “spending priorities towards low-income households” - a feature, not a bug

Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed #Brexit posts - should be interesting… #russia

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study - “situation may be no better on Apple’s App Store”

US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims - shows even USians can’t accept gun violence, but resort to insane denial

Unrestricted Text and Data Mining with allofPLOS - this should be standard everywhere #TDM

Monday, 27 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171126 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fears for world’s rarest penguin as population plummets - fishing industry probably to blame - again

EU27 united in demanding ‘more progress’ on border in #Brexit talks, says Irish foreign minister - Politics live - they’d be fools not to

“Many have questioned the long-term viability of the UK’s continued place as one of the permanent five veto-wielding members of the security council” - seat makes no sense after #brexit

Hard #Brexit would hit 142 Irish cross-border agreements - just absurd - time to drop this pernicious idea

Sunday, 26 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171125 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The trouble with bitcoin and big data is the huge energy bill - important point; need low-energy computing programme

Fox: “I think this needs to be an economic Brexit, not a political one” - the man’s a blithering fool

Zimbabwe activists fear post-Mugabe human rights crackdown - people aren’t called “the crocodile” for nothing

Trump reaffirms support for ‘accused child molester’ Roy Moore - nice to trump doing absolutely the worst thing for the republicans

Russian hacking: FBI failed to tell US officials their email was targeted - Feeble Bureau of Investigation…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171124 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’ - someone with their finger really on the pulse of reality

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’ - great news - kudos to #mexico

Hindu activists threaten to torch UK cinemas in Bollywood film row - unacceptable bullying

Labour can take Tory ‘crown jewel’ councils next year, says Sadiq Khan - interesting #london

Irish warn Theresa May: change course or risk #Brexit chaos - “Brexit could reduce UK living standards by up to 9% in the most pessimistic case.”

North Atlantic’s greatest survivors are hunted once more - irresponsible industrial fishing must end #whales

Friday, 24 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171123 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“South Korea’s most popular search engine, Naver, has blocked results for searches for the [sex] store’s name” - #SouthKorea

Uma Thurman breaks Harvey Weinstein silence, saying #metoo - still very cross, and doubtless with good cause

“Northern Ireland politicians who backed #Brexit made an “historic mistake” that contributed to the crisis at Stormont” -

Reverse the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU withdrawal bill - why do this unless they want to lower animal welfare?

Environment Secretary confirms sentience of animals will continue to be recognised and protections strengthened when we leave the EU - we’ll see after US FTA…

.@rgibli addressed failure of current copyright models to work in the interests of authors, & offers a new formulation which would place authors’ interests at the centre of copyright discourse -

“there is no historical precedent for renegotiating such a wide range of agreements in the short timespan available” - it’s simply impossible #brexit

amsterdam popular with “non-European companies looking to set up a European bridgehead that have ruled out London” - #brexit

Thursday, 23 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171122 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre - blood wood - shameful

Liverpool estimated it generated a return of £750m to the local economy from £170m of spending - yeah, what has the EU ever done for us…?

Leaving Apple and Google : my “eelo odyssey” - #freesw pioneer @gael_duval has a cool new project: “an appealing alternative for the mobile and for web services” /cc @aral

“Spanish claim that [Gibraltar] might be excluded from transitional arrangements unless there is deal over future status” - oh, look: as we predicted #brexit

Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171121 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania - troubling populist element here #ro

UK universities ‘face disaster within weeks’ without clear #Brexit plan - UK gov doesn’t give a damn

The latest threat to your online #privacy: exfiltration of personal data by website session-replay scripts - sneaky, and bad under #GDPR

‘Looting’ spree threatens wildlife and forests across eastern Europe - depressing

Uh, This Flat Earther’s Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable - so how does he think GPS works?

Gibraltar heading for​ abrupt exit from single market, says Spain - oh look: just as we warned… #brexit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171120 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top German Judges Slam EU Plans To Create Global Court To Enforce #ISDS - EU should stop putting corporations above nations

UK government votes that animals are incapable of feeling emotion and pain - shameful; prelude to lowering animal welfare standards as part of US FTA

“amid signs that some EU nations no longer feel the need to automatically support an isolationist former partner.” -

Once More European Parliament Shows Council The Road To © Common Sense On Article 13 - well done LIBE MEPs & @michalboni

Belief that customs system will be ready for Brexit ‘borders on insanity’ - when are #brexiters going to wake up to reality

Lords: Stop MPs’ Heartless Animal Vote - the true face of #brexit: cruel & stupid

Monday, 20 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171119 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Five-a-day eating targets ‘will be unaffordable for millions after Brexit’ - #brexit is taking UK back to 18th century - just as Rees Mogg wants

May under pressure to justify paying higher #Brexit divorce bill - ridiculous: £40bn small price to pay for good deal

Barnier says EU will not compromise standards in future UK trade deal - good, it’s the only thing that will safeguard UK regulations

Electoral Commission launches inquiry into leave campaign funding - “reasonable grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed” #brexit

The Sad Legacy Of #Copyright: Locking Up Scientific Knowledge And Impeding Progress - people are dying because of this

"Large private sector organisations are also considering moving to Europe and we can expect many to do so over next few years” - #brexit

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game - good analysis of china’s subtle but effective game

Sunday, 19 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171118 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

South West Water: Pollution, Floods And Profits - water should never be privatised #commons

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171117 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution - if effective, that would be laudable

Ireland will block progress of #Brexit talks without border guarantee - & that guarantee would mean accepting EU regs

This incredibly cute creature is threatened by selfie tourism - more here about this abuse -

Giant airship comes loose in UK - they really should christen it “#brexit”

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of 91 names to quash sex scandal - staggering; what a total reptile (apologies to reptiles)

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes diplomatic office in Washington - threats and counter-threats #pa

Can you guess what they found this anti-gay conservative Republican doing with another man? - bit of a stumper

Saturday, 18 November 2017


Ireland threatens to block progress of #Brexit talks over border - "Brexit-backing politicians had not “thought all this through”

How did the free sharing of scientific knowledge and culture become the worst crime our justice systems could think of? - #oa

‘We should be on the offensive’ – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits - quite right

“British cabinet was still in “cuckoo land” if it believed that the EU would offer anything more.” - #brexiters are

Downing Street denies it will back down over fixing date of #Brexit - may must be working for the russians…

Tusk tells UK: no trade talks without progress on money and Ireland - time running out for #brexit fantasists

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171113 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson

Monday, 13 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171112 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson

Sunday, 12 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171111 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It’s time for him to go - he’s not wrong…

Restaurants fear #Brexit will turn boom to bust - “We are struggling at the moment to find staff because of Brexit”

Free Will in the Theory of Everything - "this solution will give room neither for “Divine Intervention”, nor for “Free Will” - deep stuff from deep thinker

UK woman held in Iran jail ‘angry and in tears’ at Boris Johnson remarks - ‘lumps have been found in her breasts’

“ministers are ‘aghast’ at demands for hard #Brexit from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson” - a reptilian pair

Artist’s ‘sexual’ robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook - & they want people to trust them with nude pix?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171110 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#AU: Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Statement - with links to documents #TPP

Saturday, 11 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171109 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server -

Responsible Sourcing of Critical Metals - important issue

Algorithmic Videos Are Making YouTube Unsuitable For Young Children, And Google’s ‘Revenue Architecture’ Is To Blame -

Louis CK responds to sexual misconduct allegations: ‘These stories are true’ - at least he had the grace to do this

Friday, 10 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171108 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European parliament contradicts UK claim on deal on citizens’ rights - UK government lying again… #brexit

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund - bravo

Malta in hot water over trapping of protected birds - shame on #malta for allowing this brutal, primitive #animal abuse

EU cuts UK growth forecast as eurozone motors ahead - and that’s with optimistic assumptions #brexit

With us or US? Barnier challenges May on kind of society UK wants - key question: do you want chlorine chicken with your hormone beef?

What the @Sci_Hub saga and #DNA testing services can teach us about #privacy - it’s all about control #oa #copyright

32 European ministers call for more #FreeSoftware in governmental infrastructure - great; but will anything actually happen?

important: there’s no #TPP deal yet according to this -

#Israeli anti-corruption police question Netanyahu for fifth time - anybody would think there’s something dodgy

Too early to talk gun control, not too early to bork iPhone security - good point #crypto

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171107 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop ‘death by chocolate’ - kudos to govs of Ghana & Ivory Coast

Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn - @facebook exploring just how stupid its users are…

Big Meat and Dairy’s Supersized Climate Footprint - appalling #climatechange

Ex-Israeli PM introduced Weinstein to agents who ‘suppressed abuse allegations’ - all such lovely people

Priti Patel forced to resign over unofficial meetings with Israelis - damn right

Coal-fired plant shifted $1bn offshore while pocketing $117m from Australian taxpayers - stop #adani now #au

Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK’s stature, say critics - don’t worry, our stature gone now #brexit

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171106 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton - and maybe #brexit? #Mercer

Dear Senators Portman & Blumenthal: What Should Blogs Do If SESTA Passes? - important question

Planting #trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases - we need to do this, and quickly…

Monday, 6 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171105 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Red squirrels successfully reintroduced to north-west Scottish Highlands - well, that’s good

US Senate hearing confirms #Facebook is perfect #surveillance machine: what can we do about it? - pay up 4 services

Cost of wind keeps dropping, and there’s little coal, nuclear can do to stop it - bad luck, trumpy coalminers…

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt says Church the best place to be shot - holy guns…

Charging deer kills hunter outside Paris, police say - seems only fair that deer should win a match occasionally…

Sunday, 5 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171104 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK firms want a #Brexit transition deal by March - UK gov won’t even have a plan by then…

Boris Johnson in spotlight as questions raised over Russian influence on UK - well, look at that... #brexit

Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into #climatechange - his infamy will live forever (if we survive)

Ministers ‘could be in contempt of parliament over #Brexit papers’ - release them now…

Tory whip steps down as more MPs are caught up in harassment scandal - who’s next?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171103 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Der von der Europäischen Kommission angestrebte Weg, ein multinationales Gericht zu schaffen, der falsche Weg.” -

‘There’s a lot more there’: Mueller ups the stakes in Trump-Russia inquiry -

Most scientists now reject the idea that the first Americans came by land -

Saturday, 4 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171102 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Estonian Presidency On © & Censorship: Oops!…I Did It Again - why does #estonia want to destroy the Internet? #ee

Internet Association Sells Out The Internet: Caves In And Will Now Support Revised #SESTA - awful move

Friday, 3 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171101 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fox: “no objection” to importing chlorine-rinsed chicken under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US” - #brexit

#NewZealand launches biggest ever drive to attract Brexit Britain’s builders - no nurses, no builders, in #brexit UK

Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza - the lights went out when I was in there

The running costs of eLife 2.0 - “four months after the launch”; #opensource

Russian hacking went far beyond US election, digital hitlist reveals - “lone hacker” theory “absurd”

‘Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway’: Stockholm art sparks row - just can’t think why… #se

Iceland’s president asks opposition Left-Greens to form coalition - intriguing #is

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171031 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Spinoff: Whatever The Reports About Russian Trolls Buying Ads Is Initially, It’s Way, Way Worse - truly

In Xi’s new era, Chinese diplomacy will be a display of hard power - well, that’s going to be fab, isn’t it? #china

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171030 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Brits abroad look at the fact other countries see us in retreat, having lost our way.” - and how #brexit

call for an immediate inquiry to uncover foreign interference in the UK’s electoral processes -

Joseph Mifsud. The “professor” in the Papadopoulos – Manafort revelations. - fascinating stuff…

Brexit: Whitehall headcount to balloon by 8000 workers - fab - I can almost smell all the money #brexit will save us