Friday, 24 March 2017

170323


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170322 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170322.html 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” https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/crude-nature-of-attack-suggests-lack-of-isis-network-in-britain

Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability - https://rankingdigitalrights.org/ “policies that affect users’ freedom of expression & privacy”

Stop the Killing of #Slovenia's Wolves - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/204/949/767/ “killing of 10 wolves out of a total estimated population of less than 50”

Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook, etc - https://torrentfreak.com/australia-shelves-copyright-safe-harbor-for-google-facebook-et-al-170323/ #copyright industry still throttling innovation

Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong? - http://www.alternet.org/belief/alabama-megachurch-hires-its-own-cops what inded…?

.@pepsi , @McDonalds, @Nestle Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat - http://www.alternet.org/environment/pepsi-mcdonalds-nestle-other-major-brands-implicated-illegal-destruction-critical maybe boycott needed



far right wants to exploit attack. London won’t let it - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/23/far-right-exploit-westminster-attack-london-wont-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170316/12401436934/ebook-pirates-tend-to-be-older-well-off-which-means-they-pirate-because-human-intuition-economics.shtml

Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/anti-immigrant-politicians-link-london-attack-migrant-policy confirming they are opportunistic & stupid

EU poised 4 total ban on bee-harming pesticides - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/europe-poised-for-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 - https://escholarship.org/uc/item/07n9m5wn

Defensa de las estrictas reglamentaciones sobre empaquetado y etiquetado del tabaco aplicadas por #Uruguay - https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8nh5n6ds#page-1

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump - https://www.wired.com/2017/03/tom-steyer-interview/ let’s hope he succeeds…

Rendition: government evidence to be heard in secret in UK for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/23/rendition-government-evidence-heard-secret-uk-first-time simply unacceptable


Thursday, 23 March 2017

170322


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170321 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170321.html 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170319/02251236949/unpaywall-browser-add-on-that-finds-legal-free-copies-academic-papers-you-see-as-you-browse-web.shtml

Stop the World’s Biggest #Whale Slaughter - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/norway_save_the_whales_loc/ #norway sounds a wonderful place - except for this…

King Battistelli’s swish penthouse office Euro Patent Office doesn’t want you to see - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/22/patent_office_battistellis_penthouse/ “His 6 personal bodyguards”

The true picture of the German Energiewende - http://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/opinion/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? - https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/03/21/leaked-text-eu-tempted-many-safeguards-limiting-scope-blind-treaty/ #marrakesh #copyright

#Armenia’s rising tech scene: The new Silicon Valley of former Soviet Union - https://thenextweb.com/asia/2017/03/17/armenias-rising-tech-scene-new-silicon-valley-former-soviet-union/#.tnw_LBCO8eb7 I’ve often thought this might happen

UK-based airlines told to move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/22/uk-based-airlines-told-to-move-to-europe-after-brexit-or-lose-major-routes #brexit will destroy UK airline industry


UK must retain link with European Court of Justice, say MPs - https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/mar/22/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 - http://mashable.com/2017/03/22/worlds-least-satisfying-video/ funny and quite deep in a way…

From bad to worse: the del Castillo Report on the European Electronic Communication Code - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/telecom-package-del-castillo-report



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

170321


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170320 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170320.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/21/record-breaking-climate-change-world-uncharted-territory yet Murica is run by deep-dyed denialists

Paris Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-20/paris-climate-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/20/three-mobile-possible-data-breach-data-usage-call-history NB: these cos. will hold your entire Web history for a year #ICR

Tell Your MEP to Stand Up and Save the Link - https://act1.openmedia.org/savethelink 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170320/17013336957/eli-lilly-loses-quixotic-quest-to-get-canada-to-pay-500-million-rejecting-bad-patents.shtml #ISDS wastes money

Patients Ask Government of Chile to End Monopoly Prices on Prostate Cancer & Hepatitis C Drugs - http://keionline.org/node/2748 patents kill

Met police accused of using hackers to access protesters’ emails - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/21/ipcc-investigates-claims-police-used-hackers-to-read-protesters-emails-jenny-jones the Met being evil again

US electronics ban for Middle East flights endangers passengers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/electronics-ban-middle-east-flights-safety-hazards-airline-profit “could create fire risk that has downed airplanes”

Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/us-electronic-devices-ban-flights-tsa-airports "bomb would work just as well in the cargo hold.”

UK gov says electronics ban is for “safety” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/uk-set-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-middle-east-countries 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

170320


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170319 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170319.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling rising waters - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/20/atlantic-city-miami-beach-sea-level-rise perhaps they should talk with trump #climate

‘More Than Half Brits Want To Know #Brexit Impact’ - http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/survey-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 - http://www.communia-association.org/2017/03/20/lead-mep-proposes-fixes-egregious-flaws-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170316/18100036936/this-wont-be-abused-all-google-offers-tool-to-flag-downrank-offensive-search-results.shtml


Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against Ecuador gov - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/ecuador-indigenous-shuar-el-tink-mining-land-dispute & against yet another despoiling #chinese company


Former CIA Director Blame Millennials Lack Of Loyalty For All The Government Leaks - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170313/10040236907/former-cia-director-blame-millennials-lack-loyalty-all-government-leaks.shtml er, what?


Monday, 20 March 2017

170319


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170318 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170318.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/19/white-house-trump-wiretap-uk-ambassador-peter-westmacott “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” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/19/theresa-may-warned-of-looming-battle-over-devolution

“some free-market zealots believe 1 of big advantages of #Brexit is it will lead to a bonfire of EU regulations” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2017/mar/19/brexit-britain-talking-trade-deal-eu-wrong-talking-point


Sunday, 19 March 2017

170318


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170317 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170317.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Record numbers of EU nurses quit #NHS - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/18/nhs-eu-nurses-quit-record-numbers 92% drop in registrations; #WellDoneBrexiters, good job you never get ill

Eurosceptic Tory junior minister: "The sense of nationhood in Edinburgh is palpable.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/18/nicola-sturgeon-theresa-may-independence-voters-referendum-snp #indyref2

Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets - http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/oops-he-did-it-again-donald-trump-just-cant-stop-himself-blurting-out-state-secrets

Peer Into Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance - https://www.wired.com/2017/03/peer-post-apocalyptic-future-antimicrobial-resistance/ why factory farming will kill hundreds of millions


Saturday, 18 March 2017

170317


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170316 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/03/170316.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

We are four nations, but at heart we are one people” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/16/scottish-independence-may-uk-sturgeon-referendum 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170306/09583336853/bill-gates-other-major-investors-put-526-million-into-site-sharing-unauthorized-copies-academic-papers.shtml

Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/17/sami-dakota-access-pipeline-norway-pension-fund-divest fab news from multiple viewpoints #DAPL

Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/pakistan-asks-facebook-twitter-help-identify-blasphemers “blasphemers”…what century are we in?

Japanese government liable for negligence in Fukushima disaster - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/japanese-government-liable-negligence-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-disaster good ruling

UK, Overhaul Your Zoo Licensing and Monitoring Systems - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/243/644/061/ currently a disgrace


“Blair stressed he was not forming the embryo of a new party in the UK” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/17/tony-blair-launches-pushback-against-frightening-populism yeah, right

EU sources: May must mention UK’s financial settlement in article 50 notice - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/17/eu-sources-may-must-mention-uk-financial-settlement-in-article-50-notice oh, this is going so well…

Deadly flooding in Peru sparks criticism over climate change preparedness - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/peru-floods-ocean-climate-change this will become a common headline




Friday, 17 March 2017

170316


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170315 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170315.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Stop UK supermarkets from destroying edible food - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/304/988/669/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 - http://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/closing-the-net-the-eu-must-step-up-enforcement-of-seafood-import-controls/ urgent

Google DeepMind and healthcare in an age of algorithms - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12553-017-0179-1 “issues of privacy and power emerging as potent challenges”


Thursday, 16 March 2017

170315


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170314 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170314.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European media ‘deeply regrets’ EU plans to ditch search engine payouts - http://www.euractiv.com/section/media4eu/news/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 - http://www.alternet.org/environment/how-94-year-old-genius-may-save-planet let’s hope so…

“We’re looking for a Chief Information Security Officer.” - https://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2017/03/14/the-university-is-hiring/ “protecting Cambridge from online bad actors”

Grab them by the patent: The Trump family’s history of patent enforcement - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/03/macrosolve-donald-trump-jr-patents/ #patenttrolls to flourish under trump

“If you are saying you want #indyref2 'cos of Brexit, you have to know what the arrangement is" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/15/scottish-independence-may-set-to-refuse-referendum-until-after-brexit like #brexit vote




Wednesday, 15 March 2017

170314


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170313 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170313.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I am not afraid’: the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on #India's right wing - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/14/gurmehar-kauer-delhi-university-student-death-threats-right-wing brave woman

England and Wales has highest imprisonment rate in western Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/14/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 - http://www.vzbv.de/pressemitteilung/verbrauchervertrauen-die-digitale-welt-staerken

Commission grants industry additional year to propose alcohol labelling information - http://www.euractiv.com/section/alcohol/news/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/14/lots-of-nurses-have-already-left-eu-workers-head-for-exit what an utter disaster #WellDoneBrexiters

Monumental success for Europe’s farmed #rabbits - https://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2017/03/monumental-success-for-europes-farmed-rabbits now the @EU_Commission must act swiftly

Social Media in Rural #China - https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/14/theresa-may-tour-the-uk-eu-effort-to-forge-brexit-consensus pity she still ignores 16 million who voted to stay


No global #ISDS court for corporations - https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2017/03/no-global-isds-court-corporations shows EU has learned nothing from public resistance to #CETA and #TTIP

Building Greenland’s new data infrastructure as free software - http://blogs.fsfe.org/agger/2017/03/14/building-greenlands-data-infrastructure-as-free-software/

Scientists to EPA head: You don’t know what you’re talking about - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/scientists-to-epa-head-you-dont-know-what-youre-talking-about/ so just shut it

Three solar thermal plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/plans-for-a-24-hour-solar-thermal-plant-earn-environmental-approval-in-chile/ very, er, cool…

Lawsuit: Greedy drug maker purposefully flooded black market with opioids - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/14/canada-church-volunteers-denied-entry-us-hurricane-sandy yeah, can’t be too careful these days


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

170313


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170312 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170312.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Zoos are prisons 4 animals – no one needs to see a depressed penguin in the flesh - https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2017/mar/13/zoos-are-prisons-for-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/trump-brexit-damaged-democracy-hungary-presidential-candidate-laszlo-majteny #WellDoneBrexiters, spreading hatred & bigotry

UK Teenager Jailed For 5 Years For Downloading One Movie - https://torrentfreak.com/futureshock-uk-teenager-jailed-for-5-years-for-downloading-one-movie-170312/ nicely done; #digitaleconomyact must be fixed

3D Size Comparison of Everything in Universe is Awe-Inspiring - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/3d-size-comparison-of-everything-in-the-universe-is-awe-1793199716 puts everything in context - literally. #uplifting

Filmmakers Take #NL State to Court Over Lost Piracy Revenue - https://torrentfreak.com/filmmakers-take-dutch-state-court-lost-piracy-revenue-170309/ the sense of entitlement of these people has no bounds

EU Questionnaire on options for “reform” of #ISDS - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=233 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 - https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/pdf/answer/e9df4d4c-0682-4aa5-ad99-2ddaad47d164/

No global corporate court - https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/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 - http://www.akeuropa.eu/en/tisa-at-a-stalemate-risks-to-regulations-in-the-public-interest-remain.html #TISA is not dead - don’t relax


Civil society urges EU institutions to stop the “censorship machine” in #copyright proposal - https://edri.org/civil-society-urges-eu-institutions-to-stop-the-censorship-machine-in-the-copyright-proposal/ upload filters must go

.@remediationmag - http://www.remediationmagazine.co.uk/ “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? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170311/00533736893/move-over-series-tubes-internet-is-now-bridge-over-creek-dozen-people.shtml er, nope


#KORUS Negotiation Documents (Preamble for Investors): Disclosed by Supreme Court Order - https://occupyfta.blogspot.nl/2017/03/korus-negotiation-documents-preamble.html “reveal US unilateralism”

Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/13/texas-masturbation-bill-abortion-jessica-farrar nicely done…

Theresa May unlikely to trigger article 50 before end of March - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/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” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/independent-scotland-would-have-to-apply-to-join-eu-commission-says #brexit

UK projects ‘at risk’ if PM demands £9bn refund from EU after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/uk-projects-at-risk-if-pm-theresa-may-demands-9bn-refund-eu-after-brexit well, obvs: does May seriously doubt it?

“The risk is that public opinion turns against #Brexit, lending support for … another referendum” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/brexit-talks-theresa-may-fitch-eu-scottish-independence hope, not risk

Extra Digit Accidentally Typed By Officer Turns UK Man Into A Pedophile - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170313/08105936905/extra-digit-accidentally-typed-officer-turns-uk-man-into-pedophile.shtml hugely important case

Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for #surveillance - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/13/facebook-instagram-surveillance-privacy-data I’m sure this will be rigorously obeyed

MPs vote down Lords amendments on #Brexit vote and EU citizens’ rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/brexit-vote-article-50-eu-citizens-rights-lords-mps shame on all those who voted against


Monday, 13 March 2017

170312


Scarlett Johansson Just Ruthlessly Roasted Ivanka Trump In This SNL Sketch - http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/03/12/snl-just-ruthlessly-roasted-ivanka-trump-parody-perfume-ad/ nicely done

MPs slam Theresa May over lack of a plan if Brexit talks collapse - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/11/brexit-trigger-article-50-theresa tl;dr - tories insanely reckless, labour a joke

British democracy at risk from Russian hackers, says GCHQ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/12/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/12/davis-mps-must-choose-between-mays-deal-and-crashing-out-of-eu so, blackmail, in other words?

Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/12/slavery-sicily-farming-raped-beaten-exploited-romanian-women appalling: #italy's shame

"what this is really about is us deliberately – not the prime minister, but others – ensuring we have no deal” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/12/davis-mps-must-choose-between-mays-deal-and-crashing-out-of-eu



Saturday, 11 March 2017

170310


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170309 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170309.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California just hit an incredible solar power milestone - https://thinkprogress.org/for-a-moment-california-got-half-its-energy-from-solar-f4e0acec1ae4 take that trump & pruitt #renewables


British-owned cruise ship wrecks one of Indonesia’s best coral reefs - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/10/british-owned-cruise-ship-wrecks-one-of-indonesias-best-coral-reefs cruise ships are a disaster in every way

Council of Europe criticises UK for Cornish language funding cuts - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/10/council-of-europe-criticises-uk-for-cornish-language-funding-cuts shame on UK gov #kernow

Never-before-seen gatherings of hundreds of humpback #whales - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124149-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/mar/10/drive-to-replace-eu-trade-links-with-closer-ties-to-commonwealth-economies “little substitute” exactly; delusional



Thursday, 9 March 2017

170309


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170308 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170308.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Close Down South Lakes Safari Zoo Cumbria - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/199/978/201/ staggering animal abuse in UK in 2017 - close it now; pl. sign

Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/09/fukushima-nuclear-cleanup-falters-six-years-after-tsunami $189bn clean-up costs: why Hinkley reactor is madness



UK software companies oppose Unitary Patent ratification - http://www.nounitarysoftwarepatents.uk/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/09/epa-scott-pruitt-carbon-dioxide-global-warming-climate-change a dangerous moron…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170307 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170307.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“[EU] support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal” - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/08/climate-change-impacts-already-hitting-us-say-europeans damn right #trump

Freenet release 1476 brings convenient, privacy-preserving publishing - https://github.com/freenet/website/pull/77#issuecomment-284263994

Governments should be protecting our online privacy, not destroying it - http://webfoundation.org/2017/03/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170228/03351436806/body-cameras-used-uk-local-government-to-catch-people-dropping-litter-walking-dogs.shtml welcome to #UK #2017

Never mind watching TV – the TV is watching you - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/08/wikileaks-revelations-intelligence-services-using-home-devices-to-watch-citizens misses point; UK is storing all your web activity - much worse

“Save The Meme” Campaign Protests EU’s Proposed Piracy Filters - https://torrentfreak.com/save-the-meme-campaign-protests-eus-proposed-piracy-filters-170308/ Article 13 must go #censorship #surveillance



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170306 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170306.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Parched’ Chinese city plans to pump water from Russian lake via 1,000km pipeline - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/07/parched-chinese-city-plans-to-pump-water-from-russian-lake-via-1000km-pipeline #china to destroy lake baikal?

Stop #CensorshipMachine: EU #copyright threatens our freedoms - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAcTeYtUzQY we must fight this #SavetheMeme


Stephen Hawking says Jeremy Corbyn is disastrous for Labour - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/07/stephen-hawking-jeremy-corbyn-disastrous-labour-resign Hawking should know: he’s the expert on black holes…

Petition against the ratification of the Unitary Software Patent treaty by UK & Scotland - http://www.nounitarysoftwarepatents.uk/ pl. sign, & contact MP

#Trump Policy Could Wipe Out Endangered Gorillas on the Brink of Extinction - http://www.alternet.org/environment/trump-policy-could-wipe-out-endangered-gorillas-brink-extinction-you-can-help-save-them shame on this reckless idiot

UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/07/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 - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/Automated-platform-filtering-arguments Article 13 has got to go #copyright

Rhino shot dead by poachers at French zoo - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/07/rhino-shot-dead-by-poachers-at-french-zoo just sickening; hope they catch them soon

Bellingcat: home of online investigations - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1278239551/bellingcat-the-home-of-online-investigations “use open source information to break critical global stories”; they do


Monday, 6 March 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170305 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170305.html 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 - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/brexit-europe-cornwall-funding-deserved-sneering-condescending-remainer-explode-a7612266.html please do

Why the IPO needs to change the criminal offence for online #copyright infringement - https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2017/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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/06/the-jessiah-dutch-progressive-populist-jesse-klaver more like him needed… #nl

Streaming Pirate Content Isn’t Illegal, UK Trading Standards Says - https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-pirate-content-isnt-illegal-uk-trading-standards-says-170306/ interesting if confirmed #copyright

ePrivacy at the European Parliament : La Quadrature publishes its analysis - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/ePrivacy_LQDN_recommendations #privacy

#Israel passes law barring entry for supporters of boycott of Jewish state - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/06/israel-law-barring-entry-supporters-jewish-state-boycott which proves #BDS is working…

Xinhua Insight: China to open up like never before - http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/06/c_136106884.htm well, no, not that kind of opening up…


Sunday, 5 March 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170304 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170304.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

voters on trump: “so far, I haven’t heard of anything horrible” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/05/virginia-voters-optimistic-donald-trump-first-six-weeks these people are idiots

Russian MP calls for ban on Beauty and the Beast over ‘gay propaganda’ - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/05/russian-mp-calls-for-beauty-and-the-beast-ban-over-gay-propaganda go home, #russia, you’re drunk


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170303 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170303.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Telling Congress Otherwise, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Now Be Permitted to be Constructed with Imported Steel - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/03/master-negotiator-donald-trump-lies-about-then-fails-keystone-xl-steel



Saturday, 4 March 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170302 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170302.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

India Opening Up World’s Largest Biometric Database For Commercial Apps, Despite Inadequate Privacy Protection - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170222/02263036762/india-opening-up-worlds-largest-biometric-database-commercial-applications-despite-inadequate-privacy-protection.shtml

After Telling Congress Otherwise, Keystone XL Pipeline Will Now Be Permitted to be Constructed with Imported Steel - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/03/master-negotiator-donald-trump-lies-about-then-fails-keystone-xl-steel

S2B position on the European Commission proposal for a multilateral #ISDS mechanism - http://www.s2bnetwork.org/isds-dangerous-crossroads/


Thursday, 2 March 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170301 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170301.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tell Your MEP to Stand Up and Save the Link - https://act1.openmedia.org/savethelink easy-to-use tool #copyright

Pipelines considered pointless: Big oil seems to be (finally) abandoning #Canada's filthy #tarsands - http://boingboing.net/2017/02/28/keystone-jt-really.html

EU ministers likely to oppose EU carbon market regulation of shipping - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/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 - http://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/opinion/avoiding-an-eu-own-goal-on-digital-access-to-knowledge/ text & data mining must be open to all #TDM #copyright

What happened in Munich - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170301-01.en.html basically, betrayal of public & openness by @TheProgressives mayor #disgraceful

Germany’s Spy Agency Walks Away From Three-Year Investigation With Expanded Spy Powers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/15243336801/germanys-spy-agency-walks-away-three-year-investigation-with-expanded-spy-powers.shtml well, that’s unfortunate

#MI6 returns to ‘tapping up’ in effort to recruit black and Asian officers - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/02/mi6-returns-to-tapping-up-recruit-black-asian-officers-alex-younger-interview nudge-nudge, wink-wink

Irene Clennell tells of ‘deeply humiliating’ deportation from #UK - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/02/grandmother-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/02/donald-trump-family-planning-she-decides-conference translation: Theresa May is a grovelling coward…

UN #climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/02/climate-change-trump-administration-un-paris-agreement Make America Petty Again #MAPA

Research shows ‘astonishing’ scale of UK construction skills shortage, experts say - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/march/research-shows-astonishing-scale-of-uk-construction-skills-shortage-experts-say/ which #brexit will exacerbate

'Amazon’s fulfillment centers will soon run on #solarenergy - http://mashable.com/2017/03/02/amazon-solar-panels-fulfillment-centers/ yay