Thursday, 20 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170719 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump is now attacking his own administration, including Jeff Sessions - this just gets better and better

No-deal #Brexit would spawn ‘legal morass and economic disaster’ - obvious to everyone except nutter #brexiters

Trump supporters still fixate on Clinton as mood darkens - trump voters are such utter morons

Plastic pollution risks ‘near permanent contamination of natural environment’ - we need plastic-chomping bacteria

Communication on Digital transformation of health and care in the context of the #DSM - #eu

#China’s Jack Ma has penetrated the Trump administration — and he knows what he wants - very interesting #alibaba

China’s Clean Energy Powers Up - more please

Asia’s coal-fired power boom ‘bankrolled by foreign governments & banks’ - #japan & #china mostly to blame, it seems

House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media has today published its call for evidence -

Putting together the pieces of the Chinese #VPN jigsaw puzzle - it’s…complicated #censorship #china

Britons in Europe ‘face huge loss’ if EU and UK cannot agree on rights - an utter mess, cause by #brexit bigots…

Son of Cecil the lion killed by trophy hunter - these people are deeply sick…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170718 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years - “little hope for limiting warming to1.5C”

Tories pledged to install CCTV in slaughterhouses in their election manifesto - they must deliver now #cruelty

Polling shows that no Brexit is definitely better than a bad Brexit - time to bin bad #brexit

Netanyahu attack on EU policy caught on microphone - “predicated Europe’s future on its attitude towards Israel”

Tuesday, 18 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170717 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

When The ‘Sharing Economy’ Turns Into The ‘Missing Or Stolen Economy’ - whoops #umbrella

Polish-born schoolgirl, 16, found dead after bullying - awful; #brexit has legitimised bullying like this

.@Dove: retract anti-breastfeeding advert and apologise - Dove loses the plot - & probably lots of business

Police missing terrorist tip-offs because of cuts - former Met chief - underfunding, not strong crypto, is problem

Advogado de Temer advoga para advogado de Lula - Jornal O Popular this is getting confusing #brazil

#PhilipMorris takes aim at young people in #India, and health officials are fuming - what a disgusting company

More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school – report - utterly disgusting #romancatholics

George Romero, Zombies… And The Public Domain - amazing story… #pd

Monday, 17 July 2017


Majority of #Brexiters would swap free movement for EU market access - shift away from #brexit continues

.@HSBC triggers investigation into #palmoil company over deforestation allegations - good; others must follow suit

Glyphosat: EU-Behörden kehrten Beweise für Krebsbefunde systematisch unter den Tisch -

Friday, 14 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170713 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EasyJet to set up Austrian base to operate EU flights after Brexit - the #brexit carnage continues…

#TiSA - Foul Play - “report for UNI on the implications of TiSA on workers, democracy”

All Out Of Ideas, Legacy News Providers Ask US Gov’t For The Right To Collude Against Google & Facebook -

Thursday, 13 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170711 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit: Labour threatens to defeat Theresa May over ‘great repeal bill’ - do it: this is completely undemocratic

‘Great repeal bill’ human rights clause sets up #Brexit clash with Labour - outrageous, but typical #tories

Inside Philip Morris’ campaign to subvert the global anti-#smoking treaty - important work by @reuters; more please

Electric cars to account for all new vehicle sales in Europe by 2035 - more good news on the #ev front…

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and Chinese political prisoner, dies aged 61 - sad; #china just created a martyr

Scientific Publishing: Beyond scoops to best practices - quite right: use of #preprints should be standard #oa

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170711 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brazil’s ex-president Lula convicted of corruption - whoa #br

Is Copyright Turning Into A Weapon Of Mass Destruction? - EU copyright reform turning into complete train wreck

Copyright Law And The Grenfell Fire – Why We Cannot Let Legal Standards Be Locked Up By Copyright -

Tuesday, 11 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170710 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Great Firewall of #China: Chinese orders ISPs to block personal #VPN use by February 1st - businesses won’t be happy

free service to check whether your email is among previous leaks - worth taking a look…

Half of the world languages are dying really fast – how you can save yours -

Deforestation soars in Colombia after Farc rebels’ demobilization -; colombian government must act

Iranian women spark debate by defying hijab rule in cars - well done them; brave… #iran

Latest# copyright votes: Filtering, blocking & half-baked compromises - some MEPs clearly bonkers

AWF Welcomes Rakuten Ban on Ivory Sales - great news; well done @RakutenJP #japan

People Would Pay A Hell Of A Lot More If #DRM Were Gone - but @w3c knows better, of course…

Coca-Cola to radically increase amount of recycled plastic in its bottles - long overdue; need all to do this

Monday, 10 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170709 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“clear, unequivocal wish of British people to leave EU” - nothing could be further from the truth: on 37% said ‘yes’

Challenge to UK Government/DUP deal for breaking Good Friday Agreement - crowdfunded #ge17

#Brazil's indigenous affairs agency barely functioning after drain of resources - Big Ag attacks - dreadful news

Encrypted Media Extensions: #Copyright, #DRM and the end of the open Web - this is so dangerous… #EME

After the G20 summit, Brexit Britain looks increasingly adrift and friendless - #WellDoneBrexiters

What If You Published Half Your Book For Free Online? - good question…

Tibetan Buddhist monastery - rather nice…

Sunday, 9 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170708 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

German industry warns UK not to expect help in Brexit talks - another #brexit fantasy shown for the lie it is

Would you like a #copyright law that said “if Hollywood doesn’t like this law, they can use their own”? - #DRM

Wrong #China policy: White House calls Xi Jinping president of #Taiwan - close - very, very close…

Encrypted Media Extensions: #Copyright, #DRM and the end of the open Web - this is so disappointing… #EME


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170707 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tim Berners-Lee Sells Out His Creation: Officially Supports #DRM In HTML - great summary of @w3c’s betrayal of Web

UK to lose global influence after #Brexit - Lord Hague - everyone’s admitting now…

G20: UK-US trade deal to happen quickly, says Trump - as usual, trump talks rubbish: quick deal simply not possible

Seven right whales found dead in ‘devastating’ blow to endangered animal - bad news

#G20: Leaders’ statement reflects Trump position on climate change - - US goes down in history for selfish stupidity

Saturday, 8 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170706 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ spreading around world, WHO warns - demonstrates failure of for-profit drug dev

Britain’s new place in the world – on the sidelines - "lost influence and will continue to do so because of #Brexit"

How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous - good history of how #denialist idiocy went mainstream

UK ISP, Three, doesn’t care about #netneutrality and will let you pay for zero-rated, unlimited Netflix - /cc @berec

US trying to water down #G20 text on lowering emissions - G19 must stand firm, tell trump to get lost

Surge in acid attacks in England leads to calls to restrict sales - UK gov must clamp down on this, not #crypto

Study: Dutch Piracy Rates In Free Fall Due Mostly To The Availability Of Legal Alternatives - again…

Thursday, 6 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170705 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May to discuss Paris accord with Donald Trump at G20 - well, kudos for that if she’s firm with him…

Disposition of Comments for EME and Director’s decision - sad to see @w3c doing #copyright industry’s dirty work

Wild Animals in Entertainment 2017 - please refuse to support this cruelty to elephants when you travel abroad

UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market - at last UK business gets serious #brexit

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170704 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

This Indian ISP won’t let its users use 128 bit or 256 bit encryption - just ridiculous #india

G20 public finance for fossil fuels ‘is four times more than renewables’ - UK even worse…

#TiSA Troubles: Services, Democracy and Corporate Rule in the Trump Era -
Ivory is still legally sold in EU - outrageous. I’ve asked EU commission to close all ivory markets in EU. more:

On London’s Streets, Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future - interesting analysis from #brexit viewpoint

Hopes of mild #climatechange dashed by new research - look what you’re exacerbating, denialists…

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170703 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK manufacturers say #Brexit uncertainty will force them to make cuts - #brexiters about to discover harsh reality

“Our door will always be open to a deep and special relationship with EU" - it’s called membership, you dumb twits

Tackle UK’s plastic bottle problem with money-back scheme, ministers told - do it now - what’s the problem?

Monday, 3 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170702 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Copyright Holders Ask Google to Block Site-Blocking Notifications - copyright maximalists at work…

Drivers are the top consumers of #palmoil in Europe - this is utter insanity; we must end it now

Openscore’s plans to liberate sheet music - fab idea #pd

#Copyright June Madness - good summary #eu
Oversight of use of #opensource code crucial as GDPR approaches, says industry expert - ridiculous scaremongering

New open energy data portal set to spark innovation in energy efficiency solutions - #opendata

EU Food Safety Authority execs reject EU Parliament demands to stay clear of industry-funded experts -

Privatisation of UK woodlands is happening by the backdoor - we stopped this before, we need to do it again

UK’s hunger for prawns is killing thousands of turtles a year - awful

New European Interoperability Framework calls on public sector to contribute to Free Software - still has #FRAND

Global Entertainment Giants Form Massive Anti-Piracy Coalition - needs keeping an eye on

Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana - … … shame on #kazakhstan for this barbarous move

Protesters plan to ‘kettle’ leaders at #G20 summit in Hamburg - this is going to be fun to watch…

CJEU Decision on Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Communicates Works to the Public - #copyright

If Trump tries a ‘sneak’ visit to Britain, he’ll see how much he is despised - “He is not welcome in our name”

Business Models, Intellectual Property and the Creative Industries: A Meta-analysis - #copyright

“UK is braced for a snap visit from US president in next 2 weeks.” - will his plane be on

Spain: Publishers pay themselves in desperate effort to show that giving them extra rights actually has an effect -

Two charged after 79 guns found in van headed for the UK - it’s so good that this is actually a headline

May sitting on report on foreign funding of UK extremists - which tells us pretty much what is in it…

Sunday, 2 July 2017


May’s #Brexit plan will hit rights of Britons abroad, campaigners tell EU - such a mean-spirited woman

British officials drop ‘cake and eat it’ approach to Brexit negotiations - oh look: another #brexit lie dies…

British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran in state of ‘despair’ - appalling; shows how weak UK government is now

New customs union with EU after Brexit is still an option, analysts say - more dare to challenge pre-#ge17 view

Saturday, 1 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170629 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Papua New Guinea election descends into chaos amid violence and claims of bribery - sad to see… #PNG

DOJ Asks The Supreme Court To Give It Permission To Search Data Centers Anywhere In The World - not good

National Charge Point Registry UK - available as #opendata - well done, UK gov (no, really…)

Brexit: Fox says talks on a UK-US trade deal will begin on 24 July - doesn’t deny food standards will be lowered

EU states start to examine whether UK is likely to reverse #Brexit - another straw in the wind…it’s happening

Grenfell cladding approved by residents was swapped for cheaper version -

Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to #climatechange, research shows - pity denialists don’t understand maths

The house that Tateh built … out of sand-filled plastic bottles - ingenious; I wonder if it scales…

First & Only Snippet Tax Deal In Spain Is With Big Supporter Of Snippet Tax In Germany - probably just a coincidence