Friday, 24 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170322 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“British security officials say the UK’s strict gun control laws have been key to preventing such attacks in the UK”

Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability - “policies that affect users’ freedom of expression & privacy”

Stop the Killing of #Slovenia's Wolves - “killing of 10 wolves out of a total estimated population of less than 50”

Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook, etc - #copyright industry still throttling innovation

Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong? - what inded…?

.@pepsi , @McDonalds, @Nestle Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat - maybe boycott needed

far right wants to exploit attack. London won’t let it - “rich texture that rejects simplistic incendiary rhetoric”

eBook Pirates Tend To Be Older And Well Off, Which Means They Pirate Because Of Human Intuition On Economics -

Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy - confirming they are opportunistic & stupid

EU poised 4 total ban on bee-harming pesticides - great; will UK keep it post-#brexit, or throw out as “green tape”

Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in #Uruguay -

Defensa de las estrictas reglamentaciones sobre empaquetado y etiquetado del tabaco aplicadas por #Uruguay -

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump - let’s hope he succeeds…

Rendition: government evidence to be heard in secret in UK for first time - simply unacceptable

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170321 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Unpaywall: The Browser Add-on That Finds (Legal) Free Copies Of Academic Papers You See As You Browse The Web -

Stop the World’s Biggest #Whale Slaughter - #norway sounds a wonderful place - except for this…

King Battistelli’s swish penthouse office Euro Patent Office doesn’t want you to see - “His 6 personal bodyguards”

The true picture of the German Energiewende - this is very disappointing, #germany - please fix it #renewables

Leaked Text: Is EU Tempted By Too Many Safeguards Limiting The Scope Of Blind Treaty? - #marrakesh #copyright

#Armenia’s rising tech scene: The new Silicon Valley of former Soviet Union - I’ve often thought this might happen

UK-based airlines told to move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes - #brexit will destroy UK airline industry

UK must retain link with European Court of Justice, say MPs - “Conservative-dominated select committee has urged.”

Try and make it through this deeply frustrating video without screaming - funny and quite deep in a way…

From bad to worse: the del Castillo Report on the European Electronic Communication Code -

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170320 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ - yet Murica is run by deep-dyed denialists

Paris Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer - perhaps dosh will get the denialists’ attention (v @aral

Three UK’s mobile customers new data breach - NB: these cos. will hold your entire Web history for a year #ICR

Tell Your MEP to Stand Up and Save the Link - also, please ask for Article 13 to be deleted

Eli Lilly Loses Quixotic Quest To Get Canada To Pay $500 Million For Rejecting Its Bad Patents - #ISDS wastes money

Patients Ask Government of Chile to End Monopoly Prices on Prostate Cancer & Hepatitis C Drugs - patents kill

Met police accused of using hackers to access protesters’ emails - the Met being evil again

US electronics ban for Middle East flights endangers passengers - “could create fire risk that has downed airplanes”

Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights - "bomb would work just as well in the cargo hold.”

UK gov says electronics ban is for “safety” - simply not true; & applies to BA, EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch & others

“transport secretary said the UK had been in close touch with the US to understand their approach”: which they apply without understanding?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170319 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling rising waters - perhaps they should talk with trump #climate

‘More Than Half Brits Want To Know #Brexit Impact’ - silly billies: don’t they know that’s not allowed?

JURI rapporteur proposes to fix most egregious flaws of the #copyright reform proposal - but Article 13 must go

This Won’t Be Abused At All: Google Offers Tool To Flag And Downrank ‘Offensive’ Search Results -

Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against Ecuador gov - & against yet another despoiling #chinese company

Former CIA Director Blame Millennials Lack Of Loyalty For All The Government Leaks - er, what?

Monday, 20 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170318 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ - “could damage close ties”

“people in Wales are going to start saying, well, the government is listening to Scots, we need to be like them” -

“some free-market zealots believe 1 of big advantages of #Brexit is it will lead to a bonfire of EU regulations” -

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170317 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Record numbers of EU nurses quit #NHS - 92% drop in registrations; #WellDoneBrexiters, good job you never get ill

Eurosceptic Tory junior minister: "The sense of nationhood in Edinburgh is palpable.” - #indyref2

Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets -

Peer Into Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance - why factory farming will kill hundreds of millions

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170316 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

We are four nations, but at heart we are one people” - apart from 16 million who voted remain, still totally ignored

Bill Gates And Other Major Investors Put $52.6 Million Into Site Sharing Unauthorized Copies Of Academic Papers -

Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access - fab news from multiple viewpoints #DAPL

Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers - “blasphemers”…what century are we in?

Japanese government liable for negligence in Fukushima disaster - good ruling

UK, Overhaul Your Zoo Licensing and Monitoring Systems - currently a disgrace

“Blair stressed he was not forming the embryo of a new party in the UK” - yeah, right

EU sources: May must mention UK’s financial settlement in article 50 notice - oh, this is going so well…

Deadly flooding in Peru sparks criticism over climate change preparedness - this will become a common headline

Friday, 17 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170315 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Stop UK supermarkets from destroying edible food - this is just crazy; we must follow france’s example here

Closing the net: The EU must step up enforcement of seafood import controls - urgent

Google DeepMind and healthcare in an age of algorithms - “issues of privacy and power emerging as potent challenges”

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170314 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European media ‘deeply regrets’ EU plans to ditch search engine payouts - more whining from greedy publishers

How a 94-Year-Old Genius May Save the Planet - let’s hope so…

“We’re looking for a Chief Information Security Officer.” - “protecting Cambridge from online bad actors”

Grab them by the patent: The Trump family’s history of patent enforcement - #patenttrolls to flourish under trump

“If you are saying you want #indyref2 'cos of Brexit, you have to know what the arrangement is" - like #brexit vote

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170313 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I am not afraid’: the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on #India's right wing - brave woman

England and Wales has highest imprisonment rate in western Europe - tories want to turn EW into 51st state of US

vzbv-Untersuchung zeigt weltweiten Handlungsbedarf zum Schutz digitaler Verbraucherrechte -

Commission grants industry additional year to propose alcohol labelling information - @EU_Commission bottle it again

‘Lots of nurses have already left’: EU workers head for exit - what an utter disaster #WellDoneBrexiters

Monumental success for Europe’s farmed #rabbits - now the @EU_Commission must act swiftly

Social Media in Rural #China - looks fascinating; kudos for free #PDF download of entire text

#May expected to tour UK in effort to forge Brexit consensus - pity she still ignores 16 million who voted to stay

No global #ISDS court for corporations - shows EU has learned nothing from public resistance to #CETA and #TTIP

Building Greenland’s new data infrastructure as free software -

Scientists to EPA head: You don’t know what you’re talking about - so just shut it

Three solar thermal plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day - very, er, cool…

Lawsuit: Greedy drug maker purposefully flooded black market with opioids - staggering if confirmed

Canadian church group denied entry to US over fears they would ‘steal’ jobs - yeah, can’t be too careful these days

Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170312 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Zoos are prisons 4 animals – no one needs to see a depressed penguin in the flesh - close them, unless 4 breeding

Trump and Brexit hurt Hungary, says liberal presidential candidate - #WellDoneBrexiters, spreading hatred & bigotry

UK Teenager Jailed For 5 Years For Downloading One Movie - nicely done; #digitaleconomyact must be fixed

3D Size Comparison of Everything in Universe is Awe-Inspiring - puts everything in context - literally. #uplifting

Filmmakers Take #NL State to Court Over Lost Piracy Revenue - the sense of entitlement of these people has no bounds

EU Questionnaire on options for “reform” of #ISDS - totally biased, but worth filling in; takes about 10’ online

FWIW here is a copy of my answers to the EU biased consultation on re-branding #ISDS -

No global corporate court - epetition to stop supra-national, anti-democratic #ISDS tribunals

TiSA at a stalemate - Risks to regulations in the public interest remain - #TISA is not dead - don’t relax

Civil society urges EU institutions to stop the “censorship machine” in #copyright proposal - upload filters must go

.@remediationmag - “technologies and techniques for use in reversing or stopping environmental damage”; interesting

Move Over, Series Of Tubes, The Internet Is Now A Bridge Over A Creek For A Dozen People? - er, nope

#KORUS Negotiation Documents (Preamble for Investors): Disclosed by Supreme Court Order - “reveal US unilateralism”

Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill - nicely done…

Theresa May unlikely to trigger article 50 before end of March - she’s clearly no longer in control of process

“Brussels insiders would not expect #Scotland to encounter serious problems if it wanted to join the EU” - #brexit

UK projects ‘at risk’ if PM demands £9bn refund from EU after #Brexit - well, obvs: does May seriously doubt it?

“The risk is that public opinion turns against #Brexit, lending support for … another referendum” - hope, not risk

Extra Digit Accidentally Typed By Officer Turns UK Man Into A Pedophile - hugely important case

Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for #surveillance - I’m sure this will be rigorously obeyed

MPs vote down Lords amendments on #Brexit vote and EU citizens’ rights - shame on all those who voted against

Monday, 13 March 2017


Scarlett Johansson Just Ruthlessly Roasted Ivanka Trump In This SNL Sketch - nicely done

MPs slam Theresa May over lack of a plan if Brexit talks collapse - tl;dr - tories insanely reckless, labour a joke

British democracy at risk from Russian hackers, says GCHQ - at far greater risk from hard #brexiters’ intransigence

Davis: MPs must choose between May’s deal and crashing out of EU - so, blackmail, in other words?

Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming - appalling: #italy's shame

"what this is really about is us deliberately – not the prime minister, but others – ensuring we have no deal” -

Saturday, 11 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170309 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California just hit an incredible solar power milestone - take that trump & pruitt #renewables

British-owned cruise ship wrecks one of Indonesia’s best coral reefs - cruise ships are a disaster in every way

Council of Europe criticises UK for Cornish language funding cuts - shame on UK gov #kernow

Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback #whales - what happens when we don’t hunt them; it’s a party

Drive to replace UK-EU trade links with closer ties to Commonwealth - “little substitute” exactly; delusional

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170308 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Close Down South Lakes Safari Zoo Cumbria - staggering animal abuse in UK in 2017 - close it now; pl. sign

Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters - $189bn clean-up costs: why Hinkley reactor is madness

UK software companies oppose Unitary Patent ratification - UK gov won’t care; #IPAct already ruins UK sw industry

#EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming - a dangerous moron…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170307 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“[EU] support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal” - damn right #trump

Freenet release 1476 brings convenient, privacy-preserving publishing -

Governments should be protecting our online privacy, not destroying it - such a pity #EME will make it easier to do

Body Cameras Used By UK Local Government To Catch People Dropping Litter And Walking Dogs - welcome to #UK #2017

Never mind watching TV – the TV is watching you - misses point; UK is storing all your web activity - much worse

“Save The Meme” Campaign Protests EU’s Proposed Piracy Filters - Article 13 must go #censorship #surveillance

Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170306 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Parched’ Chinese city plans to pump water from Russian lake via 1,000km pipeline - #china to destroy lake baikal?

Stop #CensorshipMachine: EU #copyright threatens our freedoms - we must fight this #SavetheMeme

Stephen Hawking says Jeremy Corbyn is disastrous for Labour - Hawking should know: he’s the expert on black holes…

Petition against the ratification of the Unitary Software Patent treaty by UK & Scotland - pl. sign, & contact MP

#Trump Policy Could Wipe Out Endangered Gorillas on the Brink of Extinction - shame on this reckless idiot

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world - great work by @Srtoxics

Automated platform filtering: La Quadrature sends its arguments to MEPs - Article 13 has got to go #copyright

Rhino shot dead by poachers at French zoo - just sickening; hope they catch them soon

Bellingcat: home of online investigations - “use open source information to break critical global stories”; they do

Monday, 6 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170305 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

If I hear another sneering Remain voter say Cornwall ‘got what it deserved’ over #Brexit, I’ll explode - please do

Why the IPO needs to change the criminal offence for online #copyright infringement - @The_IPO being bloody-minded

The ‘Jessiah’: the Dutch progressive trying to turn back the populist tide - more like him needed… #nl

Streaming Pirate Content Isn’t Illegal, UK Trading Standards Says - interesting if confirmed #copyright

ePrivacy at the European Parliament : La Quadrature publishes its analysis - #privacy

#Israel passes law barring entry for supporters of boycott of Jewish state - which proves #BDS is working…

Xinhua Insight: China to open up like never before - well, no, not that kind of opening up…

Sunday, 5 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170304 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

voters on trump: “so far, I haven’t heard of anything horrible” - these people are idiots

Russian MP calls for ban on Beauty and the Beast over ‘gay propaganda’ - go home, #russia, you’re drunk


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170303 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Telling Congress Otherwise, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Now Be Permitted to be Constructed with Imported Steel -

Saturday, 4 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170302 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

India Opening Up World’s Largest Biometric Database For Commercial Apps, Despite Inadequate Privacy Protection -

After Telling Congress Otherwise, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Now Be Permitted to be Constructed with Imported Steel -

S2B position on the European Commission proposal for a multilateral #ISDS mechanism -

Thursday, 2 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170301 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tell Your MEP to Stand Up and Save the Link - easy-to-use tool #copyright

Pipelines considered pointless: Big oil seems to be (finally) abandoning #Canada's filthy #tarsands -

EU ministers likely to oppose EU carbon market regulation of shipping - dirty shipping must be regulated

Avoiding an EU own goal on digital access to knowledge - text & data mining must be open to all #TDM #copyright

What happened in Munich - basically, betrayal of public & openness by @TheProgressives mayor #disgraceful

Germany’s Spy Agency Walks Away From Three-Year Investigation With Expanded Spy Powers - well, that’s unfortunate

#MI6 returns to ‘tapping up’ in effort to recruit black and Asian officers - nudge-nudge, wink-wink

Irene Clennell tells of ‘deeply humiliating’ deportation from #UK - this country gets more shameful by the day…

Tories wary about plugging Trump gap in family planning funding - translation: Theresa May is a grovelling coward…

UN #climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department - Make America Petty Again #MAPA

Research shows ‘astonishing’ scale of UK construction skills shortage, experts say - which #brexit will exacerbate

'Amazon’s fulfillment centers will soon run on #solarenergy - yay