Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170918 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says - when will #AU government act?

EU Kick-Starts #PSI Directive Review - your chance to make your views heard: let’s push for #opendata

Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy - an alternative to #surveillance capitalism

EU also preparing “Communication on a balanced, clear and predictable European licensing framework for Standard Essential Patents” #SEP

Boris Johnson could resign if Theresa May opts for ‘Swiss-style’ #Brexit - that’s a feature, not a bug

Blowing the whistle on the meat industry - great report on hugely important issue; mandatory, independent #CCTV now

Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170917 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia & Ukraine - UK gets this free; now throwing it away #brexit

W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation - shame on @w3c for adding #DRM to HTML

Soviet officer who averted cold war nuclear disaster dies aged 77 - this is what a modern hero looks like

find out how your MP voted on the EU Withdrawal Bill just enter postcode; can then send email to MP…

“Effective today, @EFF is resigning from the W3C.” - good to see someone has principles #DRM; time to boycott @W3C?

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught “controversial” evolutionary theory - #turkey goes medieval

Shanghai’s newest theater has a three-layered facade that’s always rotating - more amazing architecture in #china

Monday, 18 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170916 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Frustrated EU fears Britain is ‘heading for the #Brexit rocks’ - imagine how the sane 16 millions Brits feel…

#Brazil: Stop #Corruption Killing the Amazon - 1.2 million have signed; let’s make it 1.5 million…

James O’Brien Explains Why Voters Have Been ‘Conned’ Over #Brexit - this is really good - very clear explanation

Call to Action: Write to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on the upcoming #copyright vote -

Hardline Israeli rabbis use tough checks on Jewish identity to block marriages - rational solution: embrace atheism

Sunday, 17 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170915 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK exporters have ‘hoarded’ gains from fall in sterling, says ONS - another reason why #brexit will be a disaster

UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes - action needed

All the things we were told about Brexit that now turn out to be wrong - I know it’s hard to keep track, so many now

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170914 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Chinese IT giant #Huawei has big plans for the cloud in Western markets, with important implications for #privacy -

Moral Muppets At @Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship - @mmasnick on fine, angry form

Friday, 15 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170913 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Apache Software Foundation Confirms #Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches for Struts Exploit -
Four Times No: Article 13 Censorship Filter Confirmed As Illegal - just bin it #copyright

Home secretary ignores court order & sends asylum seeker to Kabul - UK gov just ignores the law - #brexit breakdown

Thursday, 14 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170912 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New iPhones: why is Apple’s pricing the same in pounds and dollars? - because #brexit has trashed the pound, obvs

Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, & the UK should be worried - another reason #brexit a disaster

Another threat to your #privacy: the way you write - has the NSA got a yottabyte yet? #surveillance

Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170911 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“ideas – and exponential growth they imply – are getting harder & harder to find” - growth not the point of research

Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws - ag-gag laws have one purpose: to hide animal abuse

Welcome to #JEFTA! - which will benefit corporates far more than the public - as usual

How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance - millions are likely to die because of big-ag greed

Monday, 11 September 2017


Compensation body told Rotherham abuse victim she ‘consented’ - sickening; fire all the people responsible

The UK’s faith in a ‘sweet Brexit’ isn’t just deluded – it’s dangerous - great quote at end:

"the way your suit is ruined with blood stains if the person standing next to you decides to shoot themselves in the foot" #brexit

No Europeans need apply: evidence mounts of discrimination in UK - this is what we have become #WellDoneBrexiters

European #Copyright Reform: A New Directive Against Fundamental Freedoms -

Lighthizer: Buy #GMOs Or Expect A Fight - only EU strong enough to fight this; #brexit means UK will get GMOs

Sunday, 3 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170901 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump’s ambassador to #Israel refers to ‘alleged occupation’ of Palestinian territories - yeah, it was all a dream

the more I read rabid comments of #brexiters, the more it becomes clear it will take 50 years to heal harm #brexit has done to UK society

Saturday, 2 September 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170831 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment - this is the future #renewables

Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In ‘Seed-Preemption’ Laws Across The US - more bad stuff #seeds

Thursday, 31 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170830 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hard border could spell the end for Northern Ireland’s dairy processors - of course; but #brexiters don’t care

Brexit-fuelled energy efficiency myths - #brexiters spreading harmful lies everywhere

A ₹1 Crore Fund to Support Open Source Projects in #India - huge potential there

Estonia on #copyright: Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and his alter ego on steroids - a slap in the face for the EU public

Even encrypted data streams from the Internet of Things are leaking sensitive information; here’s what we can do -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170829 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hello spam and tinned peaches: is Britain facing a Brexit food crisis? - enjoy, #brexiters

urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation today - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Miss UK says she handed back her crown because she was told to lose weight - well done, her…

India’s Supreme Court Rules Privacy Is Fundamental Right; Big Ramifications For Aadhaar Biometric System & Beyond -

Distracted Boyfriend photographer: “It’s not allowed to use any image without purchasing the proper licence” -

Scale Of Moderating Facebook: It Turns Off 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day - facebook, not linus, does not scale

Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve - kudos, but: “may be only temporary reprieve for the area”

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170828 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU’s #Brexit negotiator tells UK to speed up and ‘get serious’ - this is going so well

Universities abroad headhunting 95% of UCL’s top EU researchers - #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK research

Interview With Raegan Macdonald - Senior Policy Manager @mozilla #copyright #EU #copyrightdirective

#Sweden doubles down on data retention surveillance, includes #VPN surveillance in new leaked proposal - awful move

Letters threatening acid attacks sent to Muslims in Bradford - this is what #brexiters have turned UK into

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf citadel faces obliteration - unnecessary: #turkey is perfect for solar power

Is this the key to foiling #phishing attacks? Spoiler alert: probably - everyone should do this if poss #security

Total Harvey insurance cost could be as high as $100bn - tackling #climatechange looking cheaper by the day

Man born and raised in UK told he is not a British citizen - @ukhomeoffice strikes again…

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170827 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: ‘It’s not if, it’s when’ - this is from June

2 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Get out, and go quick: #Brexit heartland stays defiant - stupid old bigots still stupid, still bigoted…

UK Home Office cannot be trusted, say EU citizens’ rights groups - too right: @ukhomeoffice is a perennial disgrace

Santorini’s popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point - #tourism is destroying what it loves

Netanyahu accuses Iran of missile production sites in Syria - well, at least #israel doesn’t have nuclear weapons

Monday, 28 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170826 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British tourists tell of misery abroad with pound at eight-year low - well, we did warn you; but you know, facts…

A million skilled EU workers see their future outside Britain - #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK’s future thus

3 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth - “like he’s building up a credible insanity defence”

Sunday, 27 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170825 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I hope you’re ready to get married’: in search of Vietnam’s kidnapped brides - fruit of china’s one-child policy

4 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Friday, 25 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170824 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Astronauts flew right over monster storm Hurricane Harvey - this is the face of #globalwarming

Jeremy Hunt can attack me all he wants – but he is wrong to say the #NHS is working - saith Stephen Hawking…

Piece by piece, the case for severing Britain’s ties to Europe is falling apart - just the start… #brexit

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things - we need to, er, talk about this now…

Repeal All UK Terrorism Laws, Says UK Government Adviser On Terrorism Laws - oh, that’s rather good

To truly understand Brexit debacle, look 2 Star Wars - “has 2 be explanation to make things better than they seem.”

Brexiteers tangled up in #redtape - oh look: another #brexit lie: not less, but more bureaucracy

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170823 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Special Offer for Non-Profit Organizations: Secure Your Emails for Free - saith @TutanotaTeam

Sun sets on nuclear as solar capacity catches up with atomic power - #renewables

EFF, Others Think It Would Be Cool If The FCC Stopped Hiding 47,000 Net Neutrality Complaints - it would

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time - ruh-roh #climatechange


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170822 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why the US Solar Industry Doesn’t Want Government Protection - interesting analysis

Dirty business: The livestock farms polluting the UK - lowered standards after #brexit will make this much worse

.@BBC should never have bigged up a ridiculous study saying a hard #Brexit would be good for the UK economy -

Is the #copyright industry above the law and exempt from respecting human rights? Some companies seem to think so -

.@ukhomeoffice apologises 4 letters threatening to deport EU nationals - how can you “mistakenly” send 100 letters?

ReFigure – connecting scientific insights across the web - an #opensource browser extension for #chrome

One man has the power to stop this cruelty - the #Netherlands’ inspector general must ban this animal abuser #nl

Sending EU nationals deportation letters an ‘unfortunate error’ - May - that it could even happen by error is awful

One week left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

.@Techdirt Turns Twenty! - amazing; here’s to the next 20 years…

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere - amazing

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170821 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits - so there you go

Hard #Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez - #brexit is rubbish for rubbish

Court Strips Immunity From Bite Mark Experts Who Put Wrong Man In Jail For 23 Years - awful, incredible

Monday, 21 August 2017


Abbott insists marriage equality threat to religious freedom - what a sad and spiteful little christian #au

How the post-#Brexit trade deal will affect British farmers - they’ll be wiped out by cheap imports

Man suffers serious injuries in east London acid attack - time for stricter regulations, not dogmatic #deregulation

Moving On From Obviously Fake News To Plausibly Fake News Sites - getting sneakier

Saturday, 19 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170818 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from Native Americans’ - needs pointing out more

Now #NHS cuts are stripping basic medicines from the poor - the lack of compassion here makes me ashamed of UK

Welcome To The Technological Incarceration Project, Where Prison Walls Are Replaced By Sensors, Algorithms, And AI -

Google researchers reveal automated process for removing watermarks from stock images - interesting

Look at this man trying to stop a Boston Dynamics robot from opening a door - not sure its wise to make them angry

Germany introduces bill to make outsourcing easier for businesses subject to professional secrecy laws - bad move

Environmentalists worried as UK sells off Green Investment Bank - outrageous: sold to fossil fuel investors

This video of dancing robots will keep you up at night - now imagine them with weapons

#Norway close to becoming planet’s first ‘fully electrified society’ - interesting

Trump Forest organizers want to resist Trump with billions of trees - this is a lovely idea

"Trump Forest aims to plant enough trees — 110  billion — to offset carbon emissions created by Trump administration’s climate regression"

Judge blocks coal mine expansion, citing lack of adequate climate analysis - wise judge

A trillion-dollar investment company is making #climatechange a business priority - why trump has already lost

What does respecting the referendum result mean? - “no one who voted to Leave is going to be happy” great post

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked - these are not survivable

Friday, 18 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - must be nice to be above the law…

#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - that really says it all…

#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - gosh, so generous…

UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - #AU would be mad to go ahead

‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - still a total shambles

Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - #brexit

Monday, 14 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - #coal is dead everywhere