Wednesday, 16 August 2017

170816


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170815.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/adani-mining-giant-faces-financial-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/16/welsh-port-fears-chaos-of-uk-leaving-customs-union-holyhead-ireland-brexit well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/guilty-secret-chinese-writer-arrested-cold-case-murders somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-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

170815


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/14/theresa-may-interim-eu-deal-brexit still a total shambles


Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170811/06444337981/danish-university-industry-work-together-open-science-platform-whose-results-will-all-be-patent-free.shtml #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/981/167/697/ great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/15/bolivia-approves-highway-in-amazon-biodiversity-hotspot-as-big-as-jamaica 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? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/doj-demands-1-3-million-visitor-ip-addresses-protest-website-using-vpn/ a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/15/european-minister-pours-cold-water-on-uk-interim-trade-proposal-brexit #brexit


Monday, 14 August 2017

170814


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170813.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/privacy-issues-palantirs-move-law-enforcement-tackle/ more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/chicken-meat-exported-africa-belgium-tested-insecticide-fipronil #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/israeli-diamond-tycoon-beny-steinmetz-arrested-fraud-investigation “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/coal-expansion-plans-up-in-smoke-as-europe-realises-mistake/ #coal is dead everywhere


Sunday, 13 August 2017

170813


Grouse moors ‘to blame for Scotland’s disappearing raptors’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/grouse-moors-to-blame-for-scotland-disappearing-raptors-birds-prey-glorious-twelfth time to shut down this barbaric “sport”

David Miliband: we need a second vote on #Brexit deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/12/david-miliband-calls-second-vote-on-brexit-deal-europe-britain this is good news: more people must raise their voices

Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/tanzanias-ghost-safari-how-western-aid-contributed-to-the-decline-of-a-wildlife-haven what a fiasco

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/13/uber-failing-to-report-sex-attacks-by-drivers-says-met-police @Uber continues to be a disgrace in this area


Friday, 11 August 2017

170811


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170810 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170810.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/11/ex-mi5-chief-warns-against-crackdown-encrypted-messaging-apps bravo him… #crypto



Thursday, 10 August 2017

170810


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170809 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170809.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Alone in the desert - http://supchina.com/photos/alone-in-the-desert/ “Taklaman desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Germany”

UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/10/uk-named-as-worlds-largest-legal-ivory-exporter this is just shameful; ban all ivory sales now

End bear farming in #Vietnam - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/163/290/035/ bear bile extraction is unbelievably cruel; it must be abolished everywhere

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/10/alaska-coastal-towns-sea-level-rise-climate-change just the start, alas #climatechange

Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep - https://torrentfreak.com/internet-archive-blocked-in-2650-site-anti-piracy-sweep-170810/ this is where #copyright always leads…


‘Tens of thousands’ of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says -
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/modern-slavery-uk-nca-human-trafficking-prostitution unacceptable; more must be done by UK gov.

#Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/australia-potentially-disastrous-consequences-of-climate-change-inquiry-told when will #AU gov wake up?


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

170809


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170808 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170808.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Appeals Court Agrees: Awful Patent Used To Shake Down Podcasters Is Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/00402737953/appeals-court-agrees-awful-patent-used-to-shake-down-podcasters-is-invalid.shtml good news for a change

‘I can have you killed’: Afghan woman fears husband after US denies asylum - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/afghanistan-woman-husband-us-asylum-claim appalling from every viewpoint

UK needs new party 2 stop ‘catastrophic’ #Brexit - former Davis aide - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/09/brexit-political-party-james-chapman-david-davis “demolition of lots of Brexit voters’ houses”

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/09/four-uk-news-sources-among-top-10-most-trusted-in-us-survey well done them

The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/ interesting move

.@Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/15450037961/techdirt-now-with-more-free-speech-reporting.shtml the indomitable @mmasnick

Australian Public Servants Warned Against Liking Social Media Posts That Are Critical Of Government Policies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/01445037954/australian-public-servants-warned-against-liking-social-media-posts-that-are-critical-government-policies.shtml #au