Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170521 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170521.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Support for the Labour party in #Wales has surged in the last two weeks” - http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/electionsinwales/2017/05/22/the-new-welsh-political-barometer-poll-5/ Labour: 44% (+9) #GE17

Theresa May Plans To Regulate, Tax And Censor The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170522/01183037414/theresa-may-plans-to-regulate-tax-censor-internet.shtml good summary of bad stuff #GE17

The world’s first self-sailing, electric cargo ship set to replace 40,000 diesel trucks - https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/05/22/worlds-first-self-sailing-electric-cargo-ship-set-replace-40000-diesel-trucks/ that’s good…

Sorry East Texas: Supreme Court Slams The Door On Patent Jurisdiction Shopping - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170522/10263437420/sorry-east-texas-supreme-court-slams-door-patent-jurisdiction-shopping.shtml CAFC is useles; UPC will be too

Yet Another Bad Idea: Dropping Facial Recognition Software Into Police Body Cameras - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170512/11400137349/yet-another-bad-idea-dropping-facial-recognit…

medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/detailed-medical-records-61-million-italian-citizens-given-ibm-cognitive-computing-system-watson/ huh?

Sunday, 21 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170520.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit and the coming food crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/may/21/brexit-coming-food-crisis-seasonal-migrant-labour-eu “food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU”

Revealed: #Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/revealed-facebook-internal-rulebook-sex-terrorism-violence this stuff is a mess; it won’t hold


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170519 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170519.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Friday, 19 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170518 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170518.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK needs more immigrants to ‘avoid #Brexit catastrophe’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/19/uk-needs-more-immigrants-to-avoid-brexit-catastrophe bigoted #brexiters understand nothing

German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/19/german-business-leaders-conservatives-tories-rethink-plan-leave-single-market-trade-eu not much support there, Boris #brexit

“No more excuses” as major global research funders take strong lead on clinical trial #transparency - http://www.alltrials.net/news/funders-agree-to-who-standards/

Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-hub and Libgen - https://torrentfreak.com/elsevier-wants-15-million-piracy-damages-from-sci-hub-and-libgen-170518/ @elsevier the bully strikes again…

Renegotiation Of#NAFTA To Include IP Rights, Digital Trade - https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/05/18/us-renegotiation-nafta-include-ip-rights-digital-trade/ here comes SOPA/ACTA…

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170517 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170517.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU #GPL As Both A License And A Contract - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170515/06040337368/us-court-upholds-enforceability-gnu-gpl-as-both-license-contract.shtml interesting & important case #freesw

#Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over #privacy law breaches - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/facebook-hit-fines-investigations-six-eu-countries-privacy-law-breaches/ really piling up

Britain: Investigate the #Brexit referendum fraud - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/brexit_referendum_32/ the referendum was stolen, not won…

Tell the UK Government: No #Backdoors in #Crypto - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/05/tell-uk-government-no-backdoors-in.html here’s what I’ve just sent; consultation closes tomorrow

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/18/brazil-explosive-recordings-implicate-president-michel-temer-in-bribery impeach them both…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170516 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170516.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/17/fossil-fuel-lobby-to-declare-interests-at-un-talks long overdue

Dark money is pushing democracy in the UK over the edge - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/17/dark-money-democracy-billionaires-funding welcome to the great brexit banana republic

‘Narco-deforestation’: cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/16/drug-money-traffickers-destroying-swaths-forest-central-america another reason to decriminalise drugs

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/17/inquiry-launched-into-how-uk-parties-target-voters-through-social-media bit late now… #GE17

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ huge #privacy implications

#Renewables growing faster than expected – IEA - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/renewables-growing-faster-expected-–-iea that’s good; need to tackle shipping as a priority now

#France: “a broad new environment ministry – the second most important position in government” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/france-macron-his-government-left-right-centre contrast with UK…

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170515 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/05/170515.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the EU alone” - CJEU big blow for @EU_Commission #ISDS

We Own It manifesto 2017: How public ownership can give us real control - https://weownit.org.uk/manifesto we need more #commons-based systems

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/15/lib_dems_manifesto_pledge_to_end_snooping/ that would be nice…

Brxt and brands – out of the EU in 680 days - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2017/05/brxt-and-brands-out-of-eu-in-680-days.html looks like trademarks will be a staggering mess after #brexit

Ancillary #Copyright Would Be A Poison, Not A Cure - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/ancillary-copyright-poison-not-cure/ excellent explanation of a really bad idea #EU

The 5 Fundamental Flaws Of The Press Publisher’S Right, AKA Ancillary #Copyright - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/5-fundamental-flaws-press-publishers-right/ #EU

S&Ds push forward new measures to cut food waste in half by 2030 - http://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/sds-push-forward-new-measures-to-cut-food-waste-in-half-by-745709?e=78e1c0c8ff long overdue; insane wastage

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/05/coming-another-call-everyones-dna-collected-stored-permanently/ me on implications 4 #privacy

Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/16/wild-boar-gives-british-ambassador-to-austria-the-chase understandable, given #brexit

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170516/06083537378/new-netflix-drm-blocks-rooted-phone-owners-downloading-netflix-app.shtml @netflix being evil with #drm