Friday, 22 September 2017

170922

Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170921 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170921.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Diagnosed With © ‘Ostrich Syndrome’: Missing Study On Piracy - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/ec-diagnosed-ostrich-syndrome-missing-study-piracy/ in-depth analysis of buried report on #copyright

The Village Voice prints its final edition – with Bob Dylan on the cover - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/sep/21/village-voice-final-edition-new-york-bob-dylan end of an era; sad it’s online only now

Thursday, 21 September 2017

170921


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170920 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170920.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bashkir becomes the first language collated inside MediaWiki - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/09/20/bashkir-collation/ yay

Florida Trump Flash Mobs Organized by the Russian “Troll Factory” - https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2017/09/20/florida-trump-flash-mobs-organized-russian-troll-factory/ great analysis

EU Brexit negotiator attacks Johnson’s ‘old-fashioned’ views on identity - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/21/eu-brexit-negotiator-attacks-boris-johnson-old-fashioned-views-on-identity-european it’s johnson & #brexiters who are wrong

Opening the black boxes: algorithmic bias and the need for accountability - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/opening-black-boxes-algorithmic-bias-need-accountability/ this is serious and urgent


‘He headbutted me’: Tony Abbott says he was assaulted by yes campaigner - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/21/tony-abbott-assaulted-on-street-in-hobart I thought it was called “shirtfronting”…

Irish border data underlines huge task facing #Brexit negotiators - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/21/irish-border-data-underlines-huge-task-facing-brexi... "110m border crossings last year "

Beijing’s Securitization Strategy in Tibet & Xinjiang - https://jamestown.org/program/chen-quanguo-the-strongman-behind-beijings-securitization-strategy-in-tibet-and-xinjiang/ “overlooked risk is the alienation of local Han population”


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

170920


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170919 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170919.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

HP Brings Back Obnoxious #DRM That Cripples Competing Printer Cartridges - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170914/11491238210/hp-brings-back-obnoxious-drm-that-cripples-competing-printer-cartridges.shtml @HP hates its customers

Demand Heart Radio stops promoting cruel @SeaWorld - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/880/585/378/ this is completely irresponsible given the animal cruelty there

Free Software Foundation Europe Leads Call For Taxpayer-Funded Software To Be Licensed For Free Re-use - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170914/09163238207/free-software-foundation-europe-leads-call-taxpayer-funded-software-to-be-licensed-free-re-use.shtml



Florida Utilities Lobbied To Make It Illegal For Solar Users To Use Panels In Wake Of Hurricanes, Outages - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170919/10565138241/florida-utilities-lobbied-to-make-it-illegal-solar-users-to-use-panels-wake-hurricanes-outages.shtml obscene


I Have Nothing to Hide – Really? Here’s why #privacy matters to all of us - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/nothing-hide-really-heres-privacy-matters-us/ amazing this still needs to be said


170919


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170918 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170918.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/19/australias-record-breaking-winter-beats-average-highs-by-2c-climate-council-says when will #AU government act?

EU Kick-Starts #PSI Directive Review - http://copybuzz.com/facts-figures/ec-kick-starts-psi-directive-review/ your chance to make your views heard: let’s push for #opendata

Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/data-decode-future-personal-data-economy/ an alternative to #surveillance capitalism


EU also preparing “Communication on a balanced, clear and predictable European licensing framework for Standard Essential Patents” #SEP

Boris Johnson could resign if Theresa May opts for ‘Swiss-style’ #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/19/boris-johnson-could-resign-if-theresa-may-opts-for-swiss-style-brexit that’s a feature, not a bug

Blowing the whistle on the meat industry - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-09-19/blowing-the-whistle-on-the-meat-industry great report on hugely important issue; mandatory, independent #CCTV now



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

170918

Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170917 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170917.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia & Ukraine - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/cyprus-selling-eu-citizenship-to-super-rich-of-russia-and-ukraine UK gets this free; now throwing it away #brexit

W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation - https://www.w3.org/2017/09/pressrelease-eme-recommendation.html.en shame on @w3c for adding #DRM to HTML

Soviet officer who averted cold war nuclear disaster dies aged 77 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/soviet-officer-who-averted-cold-war-nuclear-disaster-dies-aged-77 this is what a modern hero looks like

find out how your MP voted on the EU Withdrawal Bill https://bestforbritain.org/WithdrawalBill just enter postcode; can then send email to MP…


“Effective today, @EFF is resigning from the W3C.” - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/open-letter-w3c-director-ceo-team-and-membership good to see someone has principles #DRM; time to boycott @W3C?

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught “controversial” evolutionary theory - https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/gollum-erdogan.html #turkey goes medieval

Shanghai’s newest theater has a three-layered facade that’s always rotating - http://mashable.com/2017/09/18/shanghai-kinetic-theater-landmark/ more amazing architecture in #china


Monday, 18 September 2017

170917


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170916 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/09/170916.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Frustrated EU fears Britain is ‘heading for the #Brexit rocks’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/16/european-union-frustration-britain-heading-for-brexit-rocks imagine how the sane 16 millions Brits feel…

#Brazil: Stop #Corruption Killing the Amazon - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/all_for_amazon_loc/ 1.2 million have signed; let’s make it 1.5 million…

James O’Brien Explains Why Voters Have Been ‘Conned’ Over #Brexit - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/james-obrien-brexit-con_uk_59ba74f6e4b02da0e13f7bab this is really good - very clear explanation

Call to Action: Write to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on the upcoming #copyright vote - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/call-action-write-european-parliaments-legal-affairs-committee-upcoming-copyright-vote/

Hardline Israeli rabbis use tough checks on Jewish identity to block marriages - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/16/rabbis-block-marriages-israeljewish-identity-human-rights rational solution: embrace atheism



Sunday, 17 September 2017

170916


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170915 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170915.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK exporters have ‘hoarded’ gains from fall in sterling, says ONS - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/15/uk-exporters-have-hoarded-gains-from-fall-in-sterling-says-ons another reason why #brexit will be a disaster


UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/16/legal-claims-grow-exposure-at-work-to-toxic-diesel-fumes action needed

All the things we were told about Brexit that now turn out to be wrong - http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/things-were-told-brexit-now-459168 I know it’s hard to keep track, so many now


Saturday, 16 September 2017

170915


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170914 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170914.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Chinese IT giant #Huawei has big plans for the cloud in Western markets, with important implications for #privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/chinese-giant-huawei-big-plans-cloud-western-markets-important-implications-privacy/

Moral Muppets At @Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170915/09593238214/moral-muppets-harvard-cave-to-cia-rescind-chelsea-mannings-fellowship.shtml @mmasnick on fine, angry form

Friday, 15 September 2017

170914


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170913 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170913.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Apache Software Foundation Confirms #Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches for Struts Exploit - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/media-alert-the-apache-software
Four Times No: Article 13 Censorship Filter Confirmed As Illegal - http://copybuzz.com/facts-figures/4-times-no-article-13-censorship-filter-confirmed-illegal/ just bin it #copyright

Home secretary ignores court order & sends asylum seeker to Kabul - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/14/home-secretary-ignores-court-order-sends-asylum-seeker-kabul-samim-bigzad UK gov just ignores the law - #brexit breakdown

Thursday, 14 September 2017

170913


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170912 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170912.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New iPhones: why is Apple’s pricing the same in pounds and dollars? - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/13/apple-iphone-x-launch-uk-prices-dollar-parity because #brexit has trashed the pound, obvs


Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, & the UK should be worried - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/13/brexit-britain-eu-european another reason #brexit a disaster

Another threat to your #privacy: the way you write - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/another-threat-privacy-way-write/ has the NSA got a yottabyte yet? #surveillance

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

170912


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170911 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170911.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“ideas – and exponential growth they imply – are getting harder & harder to find” - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/are_we_running_out_of_ideas/ growth not the point of research

Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws - https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/09/06/civil-liberties-groups-release-first-comprehensive-report-ag-gag-laws ag-gag laws have one purpose: to hide animal abuse

Welcome to #JEFTA! - https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2017/09/welcome-jefta which will benefit corporates far more than the public - as usual

How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance - https://www.wired.com/story/big-chicken/ millions are likely to die because of big-ag greed



Monday, 11 September 2017

170911



Compensation body told Rotherham abuse victim she ‘consented’ - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/11/compensation-body-told-rotherham-abuse-victim-she-consented sickening; fire all the people responsible

The UK’s faith in a ‘sweet Brexit’ isn’t just deluded – it’s dangerous - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/11/uk-sweet-brexit-deluded-eu-europe-single-economy great quote at end:

"the way your suit is ruined with blood stains if the person standing next to you decides to shoot themselves in the foot" #brexit

No Europeans need apply: evidence mounts of discrimination in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/11/no-europeans-need-apply-growing-evidence-discrimination-uk-brexit this is what we have become #WellDoneBrexiters

European #Copyright Reform: A New Directive Against Fundamental Freedoms - https://www.laquadrature.net/fr/node/10289

Lighthizer: Buy #GMOs Or Expect A Fight - http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/lighthizer-warning-buy-gmos-or-expect-a-fight only EU strong enough to fight this; #brexit means UK will get GMOs


Sunday, 3 September 2017

170902


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170901 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170901.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump’s ambassador to #Israel refers to ‘alleged occupation’ of Palestinian territories - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/01/trump-ambassador-israel-david-friedman-alleged-occupation-palestinian-territories yeah, it was all a dream

the more I read rabid comments of #brexiters, the more it becomes clear it will take 50 years to heal harm #brexit has done to UK society

Saturday, 2 September 2017

170901


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170831 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170831.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/florida-power-company-exchanging-nuclear-plans-for-solar-plans-cutting-rates/ this is the future #renewables


Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In ‘Seed-Preemption’ Laws Across The US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170830/09234038111/big-ag-gets-ag-gag-envy-helps-bring-seed-preemption-laws-across-us.shtml more bad stuff #seeds