Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170227 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170227.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#EPO to grant #CRISPR-Cpf1 patent - https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/european-patent-office-grant-crispr-cpf1-patent-broad-institute-mit-and-harvard-university patents not needed to make this discovery, not needed now it has been made

Demand for #Sand Sucks Life From #China’s Largest Freshwater Lake - http://www.sixthtone.com/news/demand-for-sand-sucks-life-from-chinas-largest-freshwater-lake more human stupidity

Beloved hippopotamus ‘Gustavito’ beaten to death at El Salvador zoo - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/27/el-salvador-hippopotamus-beaten-death-gustavito humans are sick creatures

Top Russian Net Official Says Children Under 10 Shouldn’t Go Online – At All - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170220/05494536750/top-russian-net-official-says-children-under-10-shouldnt-go-online-all.shtml I’m sure many tories would agree #ru

if you agree that cruel factory farming of #rabbits has no place in the UK, you might like to object to this: www.ciwf.org.uk/RabbitFarm

Eurovision announces new contest – and the UK is nowhere to be seen - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2017/feb/28/eurovision-announces-new-contest-and-the-uk-is-nowhere-to-be-seen good practice for #brexit

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign - https://gizmodo.com/leaked-audio-trump-cares-about-food-safety-but-only-if-1792719325 what the UK will get in US trade deal

Tibetan women’s soccer players denied US visas for tournament - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/tibet-womens-soccer-visas-denied looks like trump is frightened of offending #china

Sean Spicer Launches Witch Hunt Over The ‘Secure’ App He Just Said Was No Big Deal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/17580836804/sean-spicer-launches-witch-hunt-over-secure-app-he-just-said-was-no-big-deal.shtml well, course


Autonomous cars are about to do to transport what the internet did to information - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/autonomous_cars_are_about_to_do_to_transport_what_the_internet_did_to_information/ interesting analysis

Inside Another Internet Troll Factory: This Time In Sweden, But With Russian Connections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170223/02093536771/inside-another-internet-troll-factory-this-time-sweden-with-russian-connections.shtml what a time to be alive

BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to #Brexit worries - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/27/bmw-electric-mini-germany-uk-brexit-germany-oxford uh-huh

Monday, 27 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170224 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170224.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/australian-childrens-author-mem-fox-detained-by-us-border-control-i-sobbed-like-a-baby just the start #au

Kansas shooting raises safety concerns for foreigners in US - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/kansas-bar-shooting-indian-hate-crime Spicer: “absurd to link the action 2 Trump’s rhetoric”

#Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was ‘not a rape’ or racist - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/idaho-football-player-rape-case-coat-hanger-light-sentence what an appalling story

Conservation biologist warns that “cyber-poachers” could use tracking tags to hunt endangered animals - http://boingboing.net/2017/02/25/threat-models.html </sigh>

India now holds world record for planting 50 million #trees in a day - https://www.nextbigwhat.com/india-now-holds-world-record-for-planting-50-million-trees-in-a-day-297/ wow, kudos #india

“a hard #Brexit will cost the UK up to £200bn over the next 15 years” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/25/brexit-fintech-exodus-begins-london-eu-luxembourg don’t worry, only £12000 per family of 4

Saturday, 25 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170223 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170223.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU politicians back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/24/eu-politicians-back-brussels-call-for-uk-to-pay-60bn-exit-bill-before-trade-talks well, well, well #brexit

CCIA Welcomes IMCO’s Draft Opinion On The #Copyright Directive Proposal - https://www.ccianet.org/2017/02/ccia-welcomes-imcos-draft-opinion-on-the-copyright-directive-proposal/ “good first step in the right direction”

In Latest Twist To The Global Trade Deal Saga, EU Now Looking To Fill The Gap Left By US In Exiting #TPP - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170223/06363836773/latest-twist-to-global-trade-deal-saga-eu-now-looking-to-fill-gap-left-us-exiting-tpp.shtml

European Parliament: Govt, science clouds should use #openstandards, #opensource - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/159303 well, of course

‘Teflon’ Le Pen unshaken as corruption plagues French election - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/teflon-le-pen-unshaken-as-corruption-plagues-french-election this reminds me of something similar…

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170222 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170222.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Coalition Slams DHS Plans To Demand Social Media Passwords - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170221/11135336758/coalition-slams-dhs-plans-to-demand-social-media-passwords.shtml a really, really bad idea; another not to visit US…

Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after #Brexit’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/thousands-eea-doctors-may-leave-uk-after-brexit-survey-bma “impending “disaster” in medical staffing” #NHS

“need for a quick trade deal with the US will suck the UK as whole into the gravitational field” of trump - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/23/ireland-border-brexit-trump-eu #brexit

#Brexit could help EU strike free trade deal with India, MEPs believe - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/brexit-could-help-eu-strike-free-trade-deal-india-meps making Indian deal with UK less important…

It took less than a minute of satellite time to catch these thieves red-handed - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/02/to-catch-a-thief-with-satellite-data/ such important work by @SkyTruth

#China's Latest Target For Online Crackdown: Live-Streaming Foreigners - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170217/09094836731/chinas-latest-target-online-crackdown-live-streaming-foreigners.shtml & so it goes on…

Irish leader calls for united Ireland provision in #Brexit deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/irish-leader-enda-kenny-calls-for-united-ireland-provision-in-brexit-deal so that’s #Scotland and NI leaving UK…

Gove refuses to say if Murdoch sat in on Trump interview - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/michael-gove-refuses-say-murdoch-sat-in-trump-interview so that’s a clear “yes”, then…

US Cos. & gov Work To Bring Down ‘Dangerous’ UN Panel Report On Access To Medicines - http://www.ip-watch.org/2017/02/23/us-business-government-work-bring-dangerous-un-panel-report-access-medicines-change-debate-geneva/ making #patents kill the poor

Social Media Needs A Travel Mode - http://idlewords.com/2017/02/social_media_needs_a_travel_mode.htm sounds like a good technical approach to the problem

Investigatory Powers law: Gov’t quiet on missing draft communications data code - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/02/investigatory-powers-law-missing-draft-communications-data-code/ riiight #IPAct

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170221 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170221.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leftist French lawmakers take #CETA to Constitutional Council - http://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/leftist-french-mps-take-ceta-to-constitutional-council/ just the start #france

European News Publishers Still Believe They Have The Right To Make Google Pay For Sending Traffic Their Way - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170218/09265436740/european-news-publishers-still-believe-they-have-right-to-make-google-pay-sending-traffic-their-way.shtml

British suicide bomber: UK security services ‘guilty of failings’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/22/british-suicide-bomber-ronald-fiddler-uk-security-services-guilty-of-failings-terrorism-chief yet again, failure to monitor at fault

London Internet Exchange members vote to block UK Snoopers’ Charter gagging order - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/22/linx_members_vote_to_block/ #IPAct

Roundup From Day 2 of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 - http://fairuseweek.org/roundup-from-day-2-of-fair-usefair-dealing-week-2017/ lots of links #copyright

China to implement strictest fishing moratorium in history - http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0221/c90000-9180737.html welcome, but more of these needed everywhere

EU Embraces Nations Spurned by US - https://global.handelsblatt.com/politics/e-u-embraces-nations-spurned-by-u-s-709260 oh, bad luck #brexit UK: just as you leave, EU will be doing lots of trade deals

#Brexit talks could get ‘gory, bitter and twisted’, former ambassador warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/22/brexit-talks-could-get-gory-bitter-and-twisted-sir-ivan-rogers & he probably knows better than anyone

The MPAA Versus Fair Use - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170221/13321736760/mpaa-versus-fair-use.shtml great takedown of ridiculous claims #copyright

No More Hiding at Sea: Transshipping Exposed - http://usa.oceana.org/TransshippingExposed great work #fish

#Mexico's #sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/22/mexico-sugar-tax-lower-consumption-second-year-running time for other countries to follow suit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170220 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170220.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/long-winded-speech-could-be-early-sign-of-alzheimers-says-study now, who do we know unable to string sentences together…?

How to lobby the Lords on the #Brexit bill - http://www.stilleu.uk/lobby-lords-brexit-bill/ … today would be another good day to do this; please be polite…

Roundup from Day 1 of #FairUse/Fair Dealing Week 2017 - http://fairuseweek.org/roundup-from-day-1-of-fair-usefair-dealing-week-2017/ links to a good few posts on the subject

Shipowners isolated as maritime industry supports EU’s move to regulate CO2 - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/shipowners-isolated-maritime-industry-supports-eu’s-‘first-move’-regulate-co2 v important: ships must be included

.@wagamama_uk have today made the commitment to go 100% #cagefree - well done them.  www.wagamama.com/sustainability

Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project - https://www.linux.com/news/event/open-source-leadership-summit/2017/2/video-linus-torvalds-how-build-successful-open-source-project and he should know… #linux #git

Losing banking jobs to EU ‘threatens financial stability’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/losing-banking-jobs-to-eu-threatens-financial-stability-across-europe #WellDoneBrexiters, bringing everything crashing down

Betting the house? How #Brexit gamble could bring down the City - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/betting-the-house-how-brexit-gamble-could-bring-down-the-city I’m amazed the City let tories get to this point

NFU president says food will ‘rot in the fields’ unless government guarantees access to workforce - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/21/farmers-warning-eu-seasonal-workers-nfu-conference-birmingham #brexit

Monday, 20 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170219 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170219.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/texas-wind-energy-green-turbines-repbublicans-environment important pointers for way forward

How to lobby the Lords on the #Brexit bill - http://www.stilleu.uk/lobby-lords-brexit-bill/ … today would be a good day to do this; please be polite…

‘No deal’ #Brexit would mean £6bn in extra costs for UK exporters - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/20/no-deal-brexit-would-mean-6bn-in-extra-costs-for-uk-exporters “I doubt UK farmers know what’s coming”

Post-Brexit customs gridlock could choke UK trade, experts warn - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/20/post-brexit-customs-gridlock-could-choke-uk-trade-experts-warn #brexit is going to be an unbelievable fiasco

Climate scepticism is a far-right badge of honour – even in sweltering Australia - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/20/sweltering-aussies-rightwing-climate-of-fear “this idiocy-promoting rhetoric”

“four-year Trump administration could be heading for a billion dollars in taxpayer-borne costs” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/trump-family-security-new-york-palm-beach-taxes #smallgov indeed

MPs pour scorn on ‘racist and sexist’ Donald Trump in state visit debate - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/20/mps-pour-scorn-on-racist-and-sexist-donald-trump-in-state-visit-debate well done them

Sunday, 19 February 2017


Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/19/australia-new-normal-47c-climate-change irresponsible AU gov

I was wrong to defend Jeremy Corbyn. He has betrayed us over #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/i-was-wrong-to-defend-corbyn-he-has-betrayed-us-over-brexit “I gave him a chance”. me too; he blew it.

UK-US trade relations inquiry - https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/international-trade-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/uk-us-trade-16-17/ this will be a disaster; here’s a chance to make it slightly less awful #TTIP2

#StopTrump group aims for biggest protests in UK history - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/19/stop-trump-group-aims-for-biggest-protests-in-uk-history UK gov wants “full courtesy”: we’ll give it, don’t worry

Friday, 17 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170216 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170216.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Samba troupe’s political plan for Rio carnival ignites firestorm with farm lobby - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/16/rio-carnival-samba-protest-amazon-dam-environment good for them… #brazil

Britain starting to reassess US as an ally, Scottish Tory leader says - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/17/britain-starting-to-reassess-us-ally-scottish-tory-leader-ruth-davidson-says well, that’s interesting

Trump considers mobilizing national guard for immigration roundups - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/17/trump-immigration-roundup-national-guard definitely not martial law or a coup…

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170215 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Open Inheritance Art - http://openiart.uk/ “provides searchable access to over 36,000 works of art owned privately in the UK” #opendata

Stop Abusing Elephants at the Surin Elephant Round-up festival in #Thailand - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/617/804/915/ appalling abuse if true

Greens accuse Socialists of failure to stand up to corporate power as [some] MEPs vote to support #CETA trade deal - http://mollymep.org.uk/2017/02/15/socialists-failure-ceta/

#Tencent confirms #WeChat will introduce paid content for official accounts - http://technode.com/2017/02/16/tencent-confirms-wechat-will-introduce-paid-content-for-official-accounts/ this is the future, I think… #china

Ineos approached >5 East Midlands local councils to allow it to search 4 shale gas under council play parks - http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5948-local-community-spaces-in-east-midlands-at-risk-from-fracking-exploration #frack

if Ninova wins elections, “she would make sure the Bulgarian parliament will reject #CETA’s ratification” - http://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/french-and-german-socialists-divided-by-ceta-vote/

Malmström: #CETA done, Mexico and Mercosur next up - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/news/malmstrom-ceta-done-mexico-and-mercosur-next-up/ oh no it’s not: keep up pressure on your governments, people

Valve’s Gabe Newell: #VR could “turn out to be a complete failure” - https://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2017/02/valve-gabe-newell-vr-failure/ it will, just like last time - remember #VRML?

Out of the loop: Rex Tillerson finds state department sidelined by White House - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/rex-tillerson-state-department-sidelined-by-white-house #ThisIsFine

Fifty shades of Justin Trudeau - http://brief.euractiv.com/2017/02/16/the-brief-sponsored-by-statoil-fifty-shades-of-justin-trudeau/ “You’re meant to be representatives of the people not panting groupies.”

#Amazon rainforest’s final frontier under threat from oil and soya - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/16/amazon-rainforest-final-frontier-in-brazil-under-threat-from-oil-and-soya shame on greedy @BP_plc the destroyer

Wednesday, 15 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170214 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170214.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: Please Write to Your MEPs About Today’s’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/russia-intelligence-communications-trump.html this is getting interesting - and serious

Nuttall claims spike in hate crimes following #Brexit is ‘fabricated’ - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ukip-leader-paul-nuttall-rise-in-hate-crimes-a7560381.html so he says all the police forces lied, then?

“The dawn of #Brexit promises no significant freedom or opportunity that wasn’t there the day before.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/15/brexiteers-blame-milk-honey-delusional-expectations-gove-johnson

#CETA ratified by EP: so it looks like many MEPs from @TheProgressives betrayed the EU public, as feared. the fight moves to national level

“We made #CETA better on the way towards a more progressive trade policy”, say S&Ds - http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=0e2431c651&e=78e1c0c8ff rubbish: you blew it – again

Scottish Sheriff Awards Couple Compensation For ‘Distress’ Caused By Neighbor’s Use Of #CCTV - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170214/03215936704/scottish-sheriff-awards-couple-compensation-distress-caused-neighbors-use-cctv.shtml important decision

Citizens’ rights undermined by flawed #CETA deal - https://edri.org/citizens-rights-undermined-flawed-ceta-deal/ “weakened protection of personal data & privacy of EU citizens”

UK fishermen may not win ‘waters back’ after Brexit, EU memo reveals - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/15/uk-fishermen-may-not-win-waters-back-after-brexit-eu-memo-reveals oh, bad luck, #brexiters

UN chief: united Europe essential to keep peace in ‘chaotic’ world - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/15/un-chief-antonio-guterres-united-europe-essential-to-keep-peace-in-chaotic-world #brexit: making us all less safe everywhere…

Ministers signal they are against deposits despite evidence plan would slash litter & boost recycling rates to 98% - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4225292/Ministers-signal-against-plastic-bottle-deposits.html

#Apple Wants To Stop You Fixing Your iPhone And iPad: Source Says It Will Testify Against ‘#RightToRepair’ Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170215/02473736716/apple-wants-to-stop-you-fixing-your-iphone-ipad-source-says-it-will-testify-against-right-to-repair-legislation.shtml


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170213 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170213.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/14/brexit-wine-champagne-prosecco-more-expensive-uk-trade-body at least brexit toffs will suffer a bit…

65% of British public support new Clean Air Act, says survey - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/14/65-percent-british-public-want-clean-air-act-pollution-harmful-uk-survey pity it’s likely to get worse after #brexit

A vote against #CETA would reset EU trade agenda - http://www.euractiv.com/section/trade-society/opinion/a-vote-against-ceta-would-reset-europes-trade-agenda/ “giving super-rights for investors must not be aim any longer”

A cocktail of risks: Brexit a ‘danger’ to environmental laws, Greens warn - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/a-cocktail-of-risks-brexit-a-danger-to-environmental-laws-greens-warn/ banana republic with 3rd-world pollution

“Trump’s state visit will be marked by the biggest protest against racism and hatred in our country’s history” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/government-says-trump-receive-full-courtesy-state-visit-petition

#CA mining corporation sues to force Romanians to accept toxic goldmine - https://corporateeurope.org/sites/default/files/attachments/gold_digging_with_investor_state_lawsuits.pdf 40,000 US companies can sue EU with #CETA

EIFL joins advocates of quality education to call for a better #copyright reform in Europe - http://www.eifl.net/news/better-copyright-reform-education we need this

Please Write to Your MEPs About Tomorrow’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #stopceta

After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170213/08484736698/after-passing-worst-surveillance-law-democracy-uk-now-proposes-worst-anti-whistleblowing-law.shtml must not pass

Iranian Oscar nominee gets free #London screening in snub to US travel ban - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/14/the-slaesman-trafalgar-square-uk-premiere-asghar-farhadi-oscars another great move by @SadiqKhan #iran

#CETA: Labour under pressure to reject EU-Canada trade deal - http://energydesk.greenpeace.org/2017/02/14/ceta-vote-labour-union-letter/ pl. email MEPs using https://www.writetothem.com/ today

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/14/sea-to-plate-plastic-got-into-fish this really depressing…

Monday, 13 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170212 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170212.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How China’s Insatiable Demand for Timber Threatens Congo’s Rainforests - http://www.chinafile.com/china-africa-project/how-chinas-insatiable-demand-timber-threatens-congos-rainforests come on, #china, sort this please

Trumps bisherige Bilanz - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/donald-trump-und-seine-bisherige-bilanz-big-loser-so-sad-kommentar-a-1134016.html “es mehren sich die Anzeichen, dass ihm bereits die Munition ausgeht.”

Why Does #China Allow Freer Social Media? Protests versus Surveillance and Propaganda - https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2900195 interesting

Please Write to Your MEPs About This Week’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #ISDS #canada

A battle rages for the future of the Web - https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/02/future-of-the-www-timbl-drm/ good piece on how @w3c is betraying billions of web users… #DRM

Stars & journalists lose appetite 4 correspondents’ dinner under Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/white-house-correspondents-dinner-donald-trump self-respecting journalists should boycott

Lake Oroville dam: mass evacuation ordered over collapse threat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/13/lake-oroville-thousands-evacuated-part-tallest-dam-us-fail people listening to experts, whatever next?

Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/13/uk-treatment-of-eu-nationals-could-lead-to-backlash-against-britons-living-in-the-eu not that #brexit bigots give a damn…

UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/13/uk-labour-shortages-brexit-as-eu-worker-numbers-fall after #brexit these industries will be on their knees

UK unprepared for exiting Europe’s green legislation, says Lucas - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/13/uk-unprepared-for-exiting-europes-green-legislation-says-mp get ready for #brexit to trash UK’s environment

Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/datablog/2017/feb/13/most-polluted-cities-world-listed-region bad news all over the place…

#Australia’s extreme heatwave is a preview of things to come - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2121089-australias-extreme-heatwave-is-a-preview-of-things-to-come/ “In 30, 40, 50 years, they will be relatively normal”

Sonos hikes UK prices by 25% due to Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/13/sonos-hikes-uk-prices-by-25-due-to-brexit plenty more of this coming soon… #WellDoneBrexiters

Brexit migration cuts could push state pension age up - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/12/brexit-migration-cuts-could-push-state-pension-age/ oh, bad luck selfish old #brexiters - you work until mid-70s

North Korea’s missile test is a high five from one narcissist with bad hair to another - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/13/north-korea-missile-test-kim-jong-un-donald-trump-nuclear-weapons-toys-halt-stand-off love that headline…

Sunday, 12 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170211 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170211.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Northern Ireland peace at risk because of #Brexit, says Bertie Ahern - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/11/irelnd-peace-risk-brexit-bertie-ahern obviously…

Senior White House official refuses to say if Trump supports Michael Flynn - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/12/michael-flynn-national-security-donald-trump-russia so that’s a “no”, then…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170210 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Speak out against CETA - https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/ceta-en important chance to stop #CETA this weekend

Please Write to Your MEPs About Next Week’s Critical - and Final - #CETA Vote - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/02/please-write-to-your-meps-about-next.html here’s what I’ve sent #ISDS #canada

America is a home for the world’s most talented. A travel ban risks losing them - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/iran-shahrzad-changalvaee-trump-travel-ban just like post-#brexit UK…

Palm Beach businesses stung by cost of hosting Trump’s weekend retreat - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/palm-beach-businesses-cost-trump-mar-a-lago trump wreaking havoc wherever he goes

Theresa May faces public backlash over hard #Brexit, poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/11/theresa-may-hard-brexit-public-backlash-icm-poll May must listen and act accordingly

a “hard” #brexit was not on the referendum paper - May has no mandate or right to push for it - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/11/theresa-may-hard-brexit-public-backlash-icm-poll

Friday, 10 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170209 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170209.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit will cause ‘vanishingly small’ fall in net migration – report - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/10/brexit-will-cause-vanishingly-small-fall-in-net-migration-report hahaha: all the pain for no gain…

UK Search Engines Will Sign Up To A ‘Voluntary’ Code On Piracy – Or Face Consequences - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170209/06260636672/uk-search-engines-will-sign-up-to-voluntary-code-piracy-face-consequences.shtml#comments who needs laws? #copyright

Espionage Act could jail journos and #whistleblowers as spies - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/10/espionage_law_jail_journalists_as_spies/?mt=1486729276871 @UKLabour will doubtless help march to police state

Australia swelters in heatwave and argues about energy future - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/10/australia-swelters-in-heatwave-and-argues-about-energy-future wake up, #australia, it will get worse - much worse

Revealed: FBI terrorism taskforce investigating Standing Rock activists - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/10/standing-rock-fbi-investigation-dakota-access other environmentalists next, presumably

British officials drop plans for Donald Trump to address parliament - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/10/british-officials-drop-plans-donald-trump-address-parliament-queen-elizabeth nice one, Mr Speaker…

Brexit transitional deal will lock UK into EU court, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/10/brexit-transitional-deal-will-lock-uk-into-eu-court-guy-verhofstadt well, obvs; only fools would think otherwise

Thursday, 9 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170208 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fears of ‘2-tier NHS’ as GPs allow fee-paying patients to jump queue - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/08/two-tier-nhs-gps-allow-patients-pay-jump-the-queue-bournemouth & it starts; #brexit will make this the norm

Ask Members of the European Parliament to vote against #CETA - https://stop-ttip.org/cetacheck/ easy-to-use form

UK government’s huge citizen data grab is go—where are the legal safeguards? - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/02/uk-government-transformation-strategy-huge-citizen-data-grab-sans-legal-safeguards/ & no “opposition” to stop it…

Concerns raised over Brexit impact on free movement of horses - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/09/concerns-raised-over-brexit-impact-on-free-movement-of-horses yet another #brexit shambles that will cost millions

UK Search Engines Will Sign Up To A ‘Voluntary’ Code On Piracy – Or Face Consequences - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170209/06260636672/uk-search-engines-will-sign-up-to-voluntary-code-piracy-face-consequences.shtml#comments who needs laws? #copyright

Trump vows law and order crackdown to combat ‘menace’ of crime - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/09/donald-trump-police-crime-executive-orders-taskforce-cartels even though crime rates at near-historic low…

#AU weather: heat threatens power outages & ‘catastrophic’ fire danger - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/feb/10/australia-weather-heat-power-outage-blackout-fire-danger-nsw-live how bad must it get before climate action?

Wednesday, 8 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170207 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170207.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tories To ‘Secretly’ Pass Ceta Treaty - https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-e36b-Tories-to-secretly-pass-Ceta-treaty# but still no estimates of costs of #CETA, only its tiny benefits…

Canadian shames teenage troll in UK over burlesque photo insults - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/08/canadian-shames-teenage-troll-uk-burlesque-photo-insults great approach

Nuevo intento de imponer el canon AEDE: piden a Menéame 2,5 millones de euros al año - http://www.elconfidencial.com/tecnologia/2017-02-07/canon-aede-meneame-internet-facebook-agregadores_1327333/ #spain's absurd link tax

Norway spearheads Europe’s electric vehicle surge - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/07/power-to-the-ev-norway-spearheads-europes-electric-vehicle-surge exciting; pity pound’s collapse makes them unaffordable in UK

The CETA Deception 2.0: How the Trudeau government is misrepresenting #CETA - http://canadians.org/ceta-deception #canada

The great CETA swindle - https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2016/11/great-ceta-swindle why #CETA is really bad for environment, despite claims to contrary

GOP Senate Streisands Elizabeth Warren And Coretta King In Attempt To Silence Her - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170208/09372336665/gop-senate-streisands-elizabeth-warren-coretta-king-attempt-to-silence-her.shtml whoops, how careless…

Donald Trump: a man so obnoxious that karma may see him reincarnated as himself - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/08/donald-trump-obnoxious-karma-reincarnated-as-himself-frankie-boyle spectacularly acid & quotable

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170206 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/02/170206.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump’s ‘under-reported’ terror attacks – and how they were reported - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/07/full-list-of-trump-under-reported-terror-attacks-and-ho

Betsy DeVos likely to get education post despite all-night Democratic protest - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/07/betsy-devos-education-secretary-vote-democratic-protest america, you really are in trouble

Putin approves change to law decriminalising domestic violence - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/07/putin-approves-change-to-law-decriminalising-domestic-violence trump must be so proud…

“website is full of images of people standing next to lifeless, bloodied animal bodies”; pl. help shut it down - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/219/523/839/