Monday, 31 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170730 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU court bans logging in Poland’s primeval forest - #poland's environmental vandalism

Brompton Electric bicycle - nice idea, looks at bit pricey, though…

“What advancements are we making impossible today, at the society level, by creating a mass #surveillance society” -

Snapp: how Tehran’s answer to Uber is changing how people travel, and live - fascinating stuff… #iran

Transatlantic #dataflows under renewed threat following top EU court’s ruling - #PNR hits privacy troubles… #CA

#Poland vows to continue logging in Białowieża forest despite court ban - shame on Polish government

Democracy is dying – and it’s startling how few people are worried - true and true

Australian Prosecutors Want To Make It Illegal To Refuse To Turn Over Passwords To Law Enforcement - just as in UK

Sunday, 30 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170729 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Border chaos will hit hard after #Brexit, says report - “require vast lorry parks in south-east”, cost “£1bn a year”

EU migrants make up over 20% of labour force in 18 British industries - this is fine #brexit

Big tobacco ‘manipulating cigarette prices’ to thwart taxes on smoking - people in these companies should be ashamed

France isn’t heading for a belle époque, but its future looks better than Britain’s - #brexit

Amtrak’s $630m Trump budget cut could derail service in 220 US cities - trump betrays more trump voters…

Is tourism overwhelming Britain’s cities? - twee tourism will be about only thing left in UK after #brexit

Saturday, 29 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170728 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Acid-attack journalist says police failure to prosecute crime boss who ordered hit a ‘dangerous precedent’ -

Ireland ‘will not design a border for the Brexiteers’, says taoiseach - well, that’s #awkward, isn’t it #brexiters?

While May’s away: Hammond leads cabinet reshuffle on Brexit policy - hmm, all a bit fishy…

Reince Priebus forced out as Trump names John Kelly new chief of staff - the soap opera continues…

Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company - I predict this will turn into a fiasco over time

Republican senators kill Obamacare repeal bill - @Channel4News having some fun…

Pro-Israel advocates in Australia targeted three journalists, new book claims - this bullying is unacceptable

Protestants told not to use ‘RIP’ as it is Catholic superstition - protestant primitive superstitions are fine, tho’


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170727 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘#Iran Is at the Center of Everything’ - hugely significant, especially for US policy

We know how to reduce deforestation – so where’s the money? - we must do this; please take my money…

Pakistani court removes PM Nawaz Sharif from office in Panama Papers case - wow #pk

Philip Hammond confirms UK will seek #Brexit transitional deal - “brexit doesn’t mean brexit”…

‘A bit of me is dying. But I can’t stay’: the EU nationals exiting Britain - #brexiters: hang your heads in shame

England Lost: Mick Jagger releases #Brexit-inspired solo songs - "So am I politically optimistic? … No,”

We need to talk about the UK’s aid budget - needs to support needy, not the UK gov’s rich mates making more dosh…

“The [#brexit] referendum was democratic, but has resulted in a situation in which everyone loses.” - well put

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170726 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Aberdeen to be worst hit by #Brexit but all British cities will suffer – report - no upside at all - just misery

“Every economic model, however sceptical, has #Brexit costing the British economy dear.” -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170725 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“why secretive trade deals will lead to corporate hijacks” - letter in FT about UK-US FTA et al. - #brexit

If you thought chlorine-washed chicken was scary, wait until you see what else Liam Fox has planned for UK-US FTA -

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170724 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women - appalling tales…

Nettesheim-Gutachten: Bundesrat kann #CETA stoppen - it ain’t over yet…

A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water. - #water is the ultimate resource

Trump: UK-US trade deal could be ‘big and exciting’ - he means big for US poultry farms… #chlorinechicken #brexit

What is wrong with chlorinated chicken - excellent, calm explanation of why chlorine chicken is health risk #brexit

EU attacks Fox’s ‘ignorant’ remarks on chlorinated chicken - “accused Fox of failing to understand the implications”

"Irish won’t be happy about chlorinated chicken crossing border said to be northern Irish chicken. So there will have to be a border."

Tory MPs call for action to avert post-#Brexit ports gridlock - their genius solution? “widen roads” hahahahahahaha

As a British EU negotiator, I can tell you that #Brexit is going to be far worse than anyone could have guessed -

I used to think that #brexit's total long-term cost to UK would be ~ £100 billion.  I now reckon it will be £1000 billion - at least…

tell Fox to get a UK trade deal with the US that represents everyone and not just big business. open letter here:

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (#TiSA) and the Supply Chain - indeed, still going on

Monday, 24 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170723 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology - some sensible policies at last… #UK #renewables

Rome facing water rationing as Italy suffers driest spring for 60 years - the reality of #climatechange

US trade deal could hinge on Britons eating chlorinated chickens - oh look, as we predicted would happen #brexit

As secretive UK-USA trade ‘negotiations’ begin, government accused of massive big business bias - #brexit

Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London - growing problem

Australia to expand commercial fishing in marine sanctuaries - #australia goes from bad to worse #shame

Brexit economy: sterling fall hits public finances and fails to boost trade - another #brexit lie dismantled…

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170722 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the #Brexit banking exodus May told us couldn’t happen? - “like all Brexit-related fiascos, not being confronted”

How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it -

In Xinjiang, police have set up checkpoints to ensure that government-mandated “Jingwang” spyware is installed -

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over - sadly #poland

Mammoth effort: Sri Lankan navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea - well done, them

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707121 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The quiet successes of #Brexit - the most delusional brexit piece I have read (so far); wrong on every point


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 1707120 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Lobby Group Tied to #Brexit Climate Science Deniers and Koch Industries Pushes for Deregulation in Europe -

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…