Monday, 31 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150830 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP Could Block Copyright Fair Use - because of #ISDS - of course...

WTO Ruling Against India's Solar Push Threatens Climate, Clean Energy - shows why putting trade first so dangerous

CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to snatch #Snowden - interesting work by "amateurs"  (v @schestowitz)

#Facebook must obey local censorship laws, says #Germany’s justice minister
 - easy to say, hard to do

Court Orders Italian ISPs to Block Popcorn Time - spiace, ain't gonna work... #P2P #opensource #it

written submissions to UK Science and Technology Committee inquiry in "#BigData dilemma" - closes soon: 3 September

‘transparency’ around TTIP a sham - 4 "values-based choices, democracies must be free to change level of regulation"

The MPAA Will Let Amazon Touch Its Stuff, But Only If It Agrees To A Ton Of Stipulations - 'cos #copyright = control

Author resigns from West Point following paper legitimizing attacks on scholars who question terror tactics -

Moral Panics And How 'The Kids These Days' Adapt: From Facebook 'Permanence' To Snapchat's 'Impermanence' -

Many undecided over #TPP - no surprise given how little info they have.... #NZ

FBI: Hurricane Katrina Made It Clear We Just Don't Have Enough Stingray Devices - huh?

Local councils are starting to tear strips off #TTIP - great initiative; more needed

BBC presenter loses it on live TV after spotting a blue #whale - and who can blame him?


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150828 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Chris Christie: I would track immigrants like FedEx packages - er, what? where does America find these idiots?

#TurksandCaicos dolphin park plan meets with opposition - damn right, too...

#Malaysia protesters regroup to urge PM Najib Razak’s resignation - useful background to what's going on #Bersih

Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist and author of Awakenings, dies aged 82 - that's sad; great man

Can #TTIP Protect European Creativity? - good analysis #ISDS

Scott Walker says building #Canada border wall is a 'legitimate issue' - you can't make this stuff up... #bonkers

1000s of North Sea oil jobs at risk as platform builder fails to win contract - another reason to boost renewables

MPAA Demands Extraordinary Measures to Prevent Piracy - makes plain that #copyright is all about total control

The Coming Terrorist Threat From Autonomous Vehicles - now might be a good time to think sensibly about this

Sunday, 30 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150828 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

We are not obliged to offer cheapest tickets, says train firm email - another reason to re-nationalise railways...

Steven Moffat: 'Only the BBC would have come up with #DoctorWho' - or #MontyPython...

Virginia shooting victim's father says he will need to buy gun to defend himself - </sigh> from the gun nutters...

Richard Stallman writes: "I'm looking for people to..." - #RMS

Croatian policy encourages open source adoption - nice, but what hope for implementation? #hr

TUC briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) - finally wakes up to dangers

FSFE supports recognition for User Data Rights - well, course...

Hunted: could you go on the run in UK's extreme surveillance state? - too much to hope this might shake complacency

Obama defends Arctic drilling decision on eve of Alaska climate change trip - “self-defeating hypocrisy”.

TTIP explained: The secretive US-EU treaty that undermines democracy - background reading for big #TTIP autumn push

TIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - these 51 posts give all the twists & turns over last two & half years #ISDS

50 years after its death, Thames is again home to seals, whales, and dolphins - Thamesmaidens are grateful... #lunnon

Jeremy Corbyn will have to learn Blairite lessons if I'm deputy, says Caroline Flint - so draw the obvious conclusion

West Point Professor Calls On US Military To Target Legal Critics Of War On Terror - domestic ones next, presumably

Lexmark’s war against a man who recycles toner cartridges - ridiculous

Blair’s plea: Corbynmania is ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics - better than your "Poodle in Republicanland" politics

Saturday, 29 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150827 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

TISA and Tech's Double Standards On Secret Government Internet Deals - good analysis of #TISA's deep problems

Chaos in Melbourne as protests force border force to cancel visa operation - Australians standing up to #policestate

Extreme Arctic sea ice melt forces thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska - another really bad sign...

Labour did too little to safeguard #civilliberties, says Yvette Cooper - finally, some in Labour get it...

#Japan says #TPP may be halted if no deal is reached before #Canada election in October - "it will be difficult"

UK Music Collection Society PRS Sues SoundCloud - "appeasing copyright extremists never gets you very far"

Kenyan Copyright Collection Society Shockingly Found To Be Paying Artists Very Little - strange, that... #ke

Thursday, 27 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150826 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Horses 'neglected for 15 years' found with 3ft-long hooves - appalling neglect

Pesticides pose risk to bees, EU watchdog says - "pesticides made by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta pose a risk"

Brussels launches public consultation on geo-blocking - about time too #EU

LG Made A Full-Size Keyboard For Mobiles That Folds Into A Stick To Fit In Your Bag - clever

​The Nations That Will Be Hardest Hit by #Water Shortages by 2040 - we need to start addressing this now

Net migration to UK hits record high of 330,000 - #Tories are dogmatic morons: this is great news for economy/society

Thousands have died after being found fit for work: DWP figures - Tories know that only shirkers use death as excuse

Consultation on the review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive - your chance to have say on #geoblocking

EU's and US' new trade deal threatens progressive business - "create new opportunities 2 weaken stronger rules" #TTIP

UK police triples use of ad-hijacking tech on alleged piracy websites - er, can they do that?

Microscopic zoom-in on a bacterium on a diatom on an amphipod - impressive

#TTIP deal: Business lobbyists dominate talks at expense of trade unions and NGOs - so much for fairness (v @PCGTW)

#TPP Must Not Undermine North America’s Dairy Sector - "“I believe the TPP interferes with government’s obligations"

Tobacco Industry's Interest In Trade Negotiations? Totally Redacted - which is totally outrageous #TTIP

Man found to have been shedding virulent strain of polio for 30 years - yikes

.@SeaWorld criticism surges online after Harry Styles speaks out, analysts report - time to shut the whole lot down


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150825 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle - what could possibly go wrong? #my

Mass protest against #TTIP and #CETA to take place in Berlin - "Over 50,000 demonstrators are expected" 10 October

Will #Malaysia's #tobacco 'carve out' be adopted in Pacific trade deal? - would be disgraceful if it isn't... #TPP

The Strategic Costs of #TPP Failure - "The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in trouble." deep, deep trouble...

Major #TPP players holding their dairy consumers to ransom - not so much "free" trade, eh? #NZ

#NZ not convinced a #TPP deal would have plenty of upside - er, that's because it won't...

Claim That #TPP Promotes Free Trade 'is a Myth' - Former UN Delegate - as the squabbling over dairy shows

#TPP "select committee considers it once, no vote in Parliament, can't be modified, & only Cabinet decides on ratification, not Parliament"

#TPP would be a 2nd-best outcome for Asia - more start calling for move away from flawed agreement

Putting the cart before the horse: a doomed constitutional strategy for negotiating the #TTIP - detailed analysis

Stop #TTIP, #CETA, #TiSA and #TPP! International Days of Action, main site - 10-17 October 2015

As Part Of Its War On Encryption, #Russia Briefly Blocks All Of Wikipedia Over One Weed Reference - good analysis

Streaming Site Operator Accused of £120m ‘Piracy Fraud’ - but only if you use totally bogus "lost sale" argument

Europese pesticidewetten moeten wijken voor vrijhandelsverdrag met de VS - of course... (v @AnneMarieMineur)#TTIP

#BBC impartiality may be scrutinised by Ofcom, culture secretary hints - good: it's far too pro-government currently

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy - "completion of U.S.-led negotiations on #TPP may bog down"

The good and bad news about #TPP - "once the primaries begin, the TPP is off the agenda indefinitely."

Help make the UK a #TTIP free zone - TTIP is in deep trouble: here's how to help kick it while it's down...

Lessons learned from cracking 4,000 Ashley Madison passwords - fascinating analysis; shows how good #bcrypt is...

Virginia Police Force BBC Reporters To Delete Camera Footage Of Police Pursuit Of Shooter - so make cloud backups

Labour has duty to resolve 'mess' of hospital #PFI deals, says Jeremy #Corbyn - good to see this honesty...

Windows 10 Reserves The Right To Block Pirated Games And 'Unauthorized' Hardware - uh-huh....

Global “Trade” and the Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - time to stop the mindless greed #TPP #TTIP

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150824 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP: USA wollen Mitspracherecht bei EU-Gesetzen - yeah, who cares about EU sovereignty? (v @olewin)

Corn wars - ridiculous; all this should be in the public domain so that we can feed the world (v  সঙ্কর্ষণ)

Stop Fedex from shipping shark fins - shame on @FedEx profiting from this deadly trade

Large-Scale Peer-Review Fraud Leads To Retraction Of 64 Scientific Papers - symptom of much bigger problem #oa

Germany initiates move to ban #GMO crops - that will go down well with Us companies #TTIP

if #Corbyn wins, Britain could be out of Europe - predictable scaremongering from pathetic toynbee #blair

Pesticides Blamed for Bee Declines Widespread in US Waterways - #neonicotinoids could devastate aquatic invertebrates

UK #surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief - great to see him speak out so soon on this...

Asian countries shift focus to regional trade after TPP delay - bored by #TPP?

Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says - that's good news 4 UK, actually

75,000 Popcorn Time Users in Crosshairs of Anti-Piracy Group - popcorn indeed...

Facing possible ban, more Americans are buying new—and legal—$900 flamethrowers - bonkers; great pic, though

#TPP sceptics won't halt deal - Groser - translation: "I'm going to do it whatever the public thinks..." #arrogance

No #TPP deal if auto parts sector threatened: trade minister - fighting words; but does he mean it? #CA

Monday, 24 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150823 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

See pics of Sydney #TPP Protest August 23, 2015 - small but perfectly formed #AU

Mycroft is the world's first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform - #kickstarter

Hammond declares new chapter with #Iran in search for end to Syrian war - strangely sensible stuff; disconcerting

Will Australian Government Use Cost-Benefit Analysis 2 Kill Off Fair Use Proposal Once And For All? - #AU #copyright

Ban #Windows 10 in government, says top Russian politician over privacy fears - also concerns about secret stuff #ru

Banner Drop #TTIP Campaign Strikes Again - well done, York...

Canadian, Mexican auto parts makers warn of fallout from #TPP trade pact - whoops, getting worse, not better #ca #mx

Trading up for a better deal than Trans-Pacific pact - #TPP just isn't good enough; bin it

Recording Industry Thinks Famous Dead Musicians And Their Personal Struggles Will Get People To Stop Pirating -

Big tobacco should be excluded from the #TPP - excellent explanation why

Carl Malamud Asks YouTube To Institute Three Strikes Policy For Those Who Abuse Takedowns - makes sense

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150822 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Thousands of new UK doctors opt for a better life abroad - this is what the destruction of the #NHS looks like

#Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies - not bonkers, but #TTIP would be a massive problem

perfect pinta vs. TTIP trade tanker - important point: why EU farmers will suffer badly under #TTIP #animalwelfare

TUC briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) - why #ISDS must go, & other problems

Rosia Montana, an omen for TTIP - this is the reality of #ISDS #ro

Geo-Blocking Caused Massive TV Piracy 20 Years Ago - interesting

National MPs could block US trade deal, activists say - all EU parliaments must ratify #TTIP, except malta

Stop #TTIP petition hits 2,500,818 EU signatures - that's 0.5% of EU population - great achievement

for detailed background on #TTIP see - 6000 words on its origin and problems, particularly #ISDS

and for even more #TTIP info, here are 51 columns I wrote over the last two years - also covers #CETA, #TPP, #ISDS

This Anti-Piracy Campaign Will Leave You Speechless - yet more proof #copyright industry is divorced from reality

Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops - unusual birth malformations worrying


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150821 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Americans overpower gunman who opened fire on Paris express - kudos them for their bravery

Antibiotic resistance: the race to stop 'silent tsunami' facing modern medicine - maybe stop using them in farming

Londongrad: TV comedy shows London through eyes of its Russian inhabitants - fascinating #russia #london

Two Danes face up to six years in jail for explaining how to use Popcorn Time - more #copyright madness #dk

I’m now an Estonian e-resident, but I still don’t know what to do with it - answers on the back of an e-postcard #ee

Takedown Resistant ‘Hydra Proxy’ Launches to Beat #Censorship - the more, the merrier...

UK Government's trade union proposals not fit for purpose, watchdog says - a bit like the UK government itself...

Saturday, 22 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150820 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

25m birds illegally killed in Mediterranean each year, says report - shame on #Italy for being a serious offender

"analysis of implications of proposed biologics definition in latest leaked version of #TPP IP chapter" -

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories - this is #censorship, basically

World Is Catching On That Creativity And Creative Jobs Have Been Growing, Not Disappearing, Post-Napster -

SORRY. - maybe @spotify should have published this rather than pushing out its poorly-phrased new privacy policy...

"Key said he would be concerned if #TPP was not done by Christmas" - oh, look: end of the year - again #NZ

Umstrittenes Freihandelsabkommen: EU will doch über #TTIP-Verhandlungen berichten - more U-turns: anyone in charge?

Critics of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal warn about arbitration clause - as they should #TPP #ISDS

Oilseed rape pesticide linked to UK honeybee deaths, study finds - UK government says: "la la la, not listening..."

Our unsustainable habit of hunting and fishing only for adult animals - </sigh> more problems...

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150819 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Increasing the transparency of clinical drug trials reduces number of positive results - why data must be open

New Zealand: Doctors’ #TPP Fears ‘Are Not Misinformed’ - staggering arrogance of #NZ government

#TPP talks to resume in September - pushing process deep into 2016 US elections

Gabriel beschwert sich über Geheimhaltung - whoops,@EU_Commission move proving an own goal (v @michelreimon)#TTIP

Court Lets Malibu Media Move Forward With Discovery In Copyright Case, But Blocks 'Speculative Invoicing' - good

#CA appealing NAFTA tribunal decision of Nova Scotia quarry project - not so keen on #ISDS after all #canada

#TTIP could put Big Tobacco's interests before public health - "predicted gains too small to justify social risks"

Your Toner Is No Good Here: Region-Coding Ink Cartridges... For The Customers - yeah, right

#Mexico: Stop attacks on freedom of expression - "Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa found tortured & murdered"

#TPP protestors take wipe at Groser - "Show Us Ya Text" #NZ

"I hope Chinese aren't collating Madison data with their federal list of Americans with a security clearance." -

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?!@Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With Data It Collects On You - spotify just lost it

new @Spotify Privacy Policy is an utter disgrace - I won't recommend service again - & I have many times until now

It's Time To Encrypt Your Email - 6 Posts - it is; here's some help on that

Inhumane animal treatment cited at 3 out of 4 large-volume meat plants - #TTIP would bring this meat to #EU plates