Monday, 11 December 2017

171211


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171210 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/north-atlantic-right-whales-brink-of-extinction-... sad

'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove  -  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/not-ashamed-dolphin-hunters-of-taiji-break-silence-ove...  well, this bunch of lying, greedy butchers ought to be ashemed #japan

Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/11/boris-johnson-trade-forum-sudan-rights-ab... #brexit means...compromising on human rights in trade deals

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/meat-tax-inevitable-to-beat-climate-and-health-c... do it

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/eu-to-step-up-efforts-over-middle-east-peace-process good to see EU showing some spine; absence of trump's poodle, the UK, probably helps

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-elect... remember: this is mostly personal data. we should collect less, zero if possible

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - https://qz.com/1133123/batteries-cant-solve-the-worlds-biggest-energy-storage-problem-one-startup-ha... this looks good; let's hope it works at scale

The Free Market Argument For #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/01533638775/free-market-argument-net-neutrality.shtml long, deep stuff from @mmasnick - well-worth reading


Sunday, 10 December 2017

171210


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


171209


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


Friday, 8 December 2017

171208


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171207 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171207.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK Court Says Company Is Innocent In Massive Data Breach Caused By Vindictive Employee, But Must Nonetheless Pay Compensation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/08332238733/uk-court-says-company-is-innocent-massive-data-breach-caused-vindictive-employee-must-nonetheless-pay-compensation.shtml

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/death-spiral-half-of-europes-coal-plants-are-losing-money shut them down, buy batteries…

“Concetta Riina, created an online espresso store named Uncle Totò after the man believed responsible for about 150 murders” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/coffee-is-the-new-racket-how-mafia-are-brewing-up-trouble disgusting

EU closes mammoth trade deal with Japan - https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-closes-mammoth-trade-deal-with-japan/ but: “the two sides have not reached an agreement on investment protection” #ISDS #jefta

EU 2nd Data Package - https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/com-2017-495_en “a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union” #privacy

Palestinian shot dead in Gaza as protesters clash with Israeli troops in West Bank - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/palestinian-shot-dead-in-gaza-as-protesters-clash-with-israeli-troops-in-west-bank & so the spiral of violence beings - all because of trump

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/ski-resort-will-devastate-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-bulgaria-says-wwf disgraceful & pointless: soon there won’t be snow #bulgaria

Russia Says Disconnecting From The Rest Of The Net ‘Out Of The Question’, But Wants Alternative DNS Servers For #BRICS Nations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171206/03565338753/russia-says-disconnecting-rest-net-out-question-wants-alternative-dns-servers-brics-nations.shtml

Did A Non-Existent Eatery In A Shed Become TripAdvisor’s Top-Rated Restaurant In London? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171207/07102738759/did-non-existent-eatery-shed-become-tripadvisors-top-rated-restaurant-london.shtml you be the judge


Thursday, 7 December 2017

171207


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171206 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171206.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN security council to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/07/jerusalem-un-security-council-us-recognition-jerusalem-donald-trump-israel-capital “condemnation continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally”

“The question is no longer whether we are moving (operations to the EU), it is a question of how big those moves are” - https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-companies/companies-prepare-for-disorderly-brexit-as-talks-stall-idUKKBN1E10JK #WellDoneBrexiters

Brexit: UK fails to retain voice in European court of justice - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/07/brexit-uk-fails-to-retain-voice-in-european-court-of-justice our global influence shrinking by the day… #WellDoneBrexiters

Chinese ban on plastic waste imports could see UK pollution rise - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/07/chinese-ban-on-plastic-waste-imports-could-see-uk-pollution-rise "unfortunately because of Brexit … we have other priorities.”

Turkish president tells Greece he wants to rip up border treaty - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/07/turkish-president-erdogan-to-make-landmark-visit-to-greece whoa, never a dull moment these days…

FCC Boss Lies Again, Insists Net Neutrality Harms The Sick And Disabled - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/08140938732/fcc-boss-lies-again-insists-net-neutrality-harms-sick-disabled.shtml this man will stoop to anything

‘Brexit was the tipping point’: EU nationals on why they left the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/brexit-tipping-point-eu-nationals-left-uk this disgusting #brexit bigotry will shame this country for decades…

There’s proof: electing women radically improves life for mothers and families - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/06/iceland-women-government-better-for-mothers-america-lessons time to bring in quotas for women…

World Court for Corporations is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – New report exposes dangers of proposed Multilateral Investment Court - http://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AWorldCourtForCorporations.pdf #MIC #ISDS

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson expected to go to Tehran this weekend - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/07/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-boris-johnson-expected-to-go-to-tehran-this-weekend how about if we did a swap…? #iran

The Lords spell out grim consequences of ‘no deal’ #Brexit - https://www.ft.com/content/50431bb0-db4a-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482 “loss of 75,000 financial services jobs and rise in food prices”; “there really is nothing worse than no deal.”

Environmental crusaders risk their lives to save Philippine paradise - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/06/environmental-crusaders-risk-their-lives-to-save-philippine-paradise such bravery: “His eyes were gouged out. His tongue was cut off. His testicles were cut off and placed in his mouth”


Irish border checkpoints would be terror targets, police chief warns - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/northern-irish-border-terror-target-police-chief-warns-brexit pity #brexiters don’t understand…


171206


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171205 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171205.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/05/us/harvey-weinstein-complicity.html what a disgusting human being weinstein is…

Google Says It Can’t Filter Pirated Content Proactively - https://torrentfreak.com/google-says-it-cant-filter-pirated-content-proactively-171202/ another reason why #articel13 in EU #copyright directive must go

“Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested that regulatory divergence was a must after #Brexit.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/05/pressure-grows-on-theresa-may-as-dup-reveals-brexit-shock that has to mean downward - there is nothing stopping EU membvers raising standards…

Boost your shield against violations of #digitalrights - support European Digital Rights (@edri ) - https://edri.org/donate/ needed more than ever these days…

Trump’s Jerusalem statement is an act of diplomatic arson - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/06/donald-trump-jerusalem-statement-capital-israel-middle-east “only way to resolve the Jerusalem issue is for it to serve as the capital of both states”


Hammond says the cost to the country of having a “less favourable” #Brexit deal - ie, a no deal Brexit - would dwarf the cost of what the government is expecting to pay when it leaves (around £50bn, according to some reports.) - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/dec/06/david-davis-questioned-by-brexit-committee-about-impact-assessments-politics-live?page=with:block-5a27ff0b5483ae06cb81bed0#block-5a27ff0b5483ae06cb81bed0 dwarf

Dutch government publishes large project as Free Software - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171206-01.en.html nice #nl

Labour leadership in UK has antisemitic views, says Israeli minister - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/06/labour-leadership-in-uk-has-antisemitic-views-says-israeli-minister-gilad-erdan time to fight this tired old trope that “anti-israel government” = “anti-semite”. it doesn’t, so don’t fall for it.

(Virtually) No one should ever own an Echo or any other “voice assistant” product - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/06/can-you-hear-me-now.html agreed; never understood their attraction, personally…

Appeals Court: Forcing A Teen To Masturbate So Cops Can Take Pictures Is A Clear Violation Of Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171205/16092838751/appeals-court-forcing-teen-to-masturbate-so-cops-can-take-pictures-is-clear-violation-rights.shtml er…

The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy - https://www.wired.com/story/everipedia-blockchain/


#Climatechange already costs us all money, and it’s going to get worse - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/weve-all-managed-to-end-up-paying-the-costs-of-climate-change/


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

171205


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171204 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171204.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU #Privacy Campaigner Says He Wants Lots Of Money For ‘None Of Your Business’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171201/07371138716/top-eu-privacy-campaigner-says-he-wants-lots-money-none-your-business.shtml sounds good to me… #noyb

Upload Filters: Heads – They’re Illegal; Tails – They’re Illegal - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/upload-filters-heads-theyre-illegal-tails-theyre-illegal/ why #article13 must go from EU #copyrightdirective

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/oceans-under-greatest-threat-in-history-warns-sir-david-attenborough " albatross chicks being killed by the plastic they mistake for food were too upsetting to broadcast"

#Brexit poses huge risk to Britain’s food standards, report says - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/05/brexit-poses-huge-risk-to-britains-food-standards-report-says “Rush to secure trade deals could lead to a lowering of standards”

Housebuilders issue Brexit plea as poll shows UK reliance on EU workers - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/05/housebuilders-issue-brexit-plea-as-poll-reveals-uk-reliance-on-eu-workers more exemptions from #brexit…?

Letter From 24 Civil Society Groups To EU And #Mercusor Trade Negotiators, Re: Ip And Access To Medicines - http://infojustice.org/archives/39330


“UK government was in “an ever-worsening, deteriorating cycle,” he said. “I love Britain and I hate to see what is going on.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/05/we-cant-go-on-like-this-mood-of-resignation-in-eu-as-brexit-talks-stutter imagine how we feel… #brexit


Shy Tory remainers must find the courage to mutiny too - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/05/shy-tory-remainers-theresa-may-brexit-brussels-dublin "The [#brexiter] wreckers are kicking over chairs because they are losing the argument."


Monday, 4 December 2017

171204


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171203 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/171203.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


.@SadiqKhan plans network of #London water fountains to reduce plastic waste - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/04/sadiq-khan-plans-network-of-london-water-fountains-to-reduce-plastic-waste simple but brilliant move

Scientists demand end to crop-based biofuels - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/scientists-demand-end-to-crop-based-biofuels/ “false solution to climate problems”.


Eight arrested over murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/04/daphne-caruana-galizia-malta-journalist-eight-arrested-murder-inquiry but are they the right eight…?


Call for Participation // re:publica 2018 (Berlin, 2-4 May) - https://18.re-publica.com/en/everything-you-need-know-about-call-participation-join the best tech conference #rp18


Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/04/hunter-dies-in-germany-after-wild-boar-he-was-trying-to-shoot-attacked-him who can blame animals for fighting back?

Security Researcher Held In Jail For 8 Months Because He Wrote An Angry Blog Post, Released For Now - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171201/23474838723/security-researcher-held-jail-8-months-because-he-wrote-angry-blog-post-released-now.shtml crazy story


Fury as #Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/04/mexican-presidential-candidate-pitches-amnesty-deal-for-drug-cartel-kingpins it would be far simpler to decriminalise drugs


171203


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171202 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171202.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/02/theresa-may-crisis-mass-walkout-social-policy-alan-milburn #brexit will exacerbate social divide - #london will be fine

“US envoy says plan for more humane strategy is incompatible with US sovereignty” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/03/donald-trump-pulls-us-out-of-un-global-compact-on-migration well, yes, can’t have any of that humanity in US policy

Home Office putting UK’s research reputation at risk, says Jeremy Corbyn - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/03/corbyn-visa-policy-puts-uks-global-reputation-research-risk petty and vindictive behaviour by UK government


May to take charge of Brexit talks at crucial Brussels meetings - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/03/may-take-charge-brexit-talks-crucial-brussels-meetings-northern-ireland-border-issue well, that’s it, then - we’re doomed

Sunday, 3 December 2017

171202


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171201 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171201.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Sturgeon tells May to ignore ‘extreme Brexiteers’ during EU summit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/02/nicola-sturgeon-tells-may-to-ignore-extreme-brexiteers-during-eu-summit not least because the 52-48 vote was clearly not a mandate for extreme brexit - on the contrary

EU could impose punitive tariffs on key British exports such as beef if UK seeks to lower regulatory standards - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/01/brussels-punishment-clause-uk-trade-deal-regulatory-standards-brexit damn right too: if UK gov won’t maintain high stds, EU must

#Adani Group: #China Construction Bank won’t grant loan, PR firm says - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/02/adani-group-china-construction-bank-wont-grant-loan-pr-firm-says significant if confirmed

Sharp drop in net migration of EU citizens to areas outside south-east England - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/02/sharp-drop-in-net-migration-of-eu-citizens-outside-south-east-england despite #brexit, they are welcome here in #london

MEPs looking into death of journalist ‘disturbed’ by trip to #Malta - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/02/daphne-caruana-galizia-malta-death-of-journalist-meps reluctance to investigate and prosecute major cases had created a “perception of impunity”

What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/02/what-a-time-to-cut-ourselves-off-from-friends-in-europe-donald-trump “Tories are blind to the truth about our alliance with America” #brexit


Saturday, 2 December 2017

171201


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171130 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/11/171130.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU #Copyright review: The FSFE joins more than 80 organisations asking the EU member states to reject harmful Article 13 - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171130-01.en.html

Mixed Messages? The Limits of Automated Social Media Content Analysis - https://cdt.org/insight/mixed-messages-the-limits-of-automated-social-media-content-analysis/ “We explain five limitations of these tools” #copyright

Sicilians take aim at oil ‘monster’ they blame for children’s birth defects - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/01/sicilians-take-aim-at-oil-monster-they-blame-for-childrens-birth-defects "it is the water that is the contaminant of the toxic substance.” #italy

David Davis threatens to quit if Damian Green is sacked unfairly - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/01/david-davis-threatens-to-quit-if-damian-green-sacked-unfairly for some value of “unfairly”…

ISPs Are Already Using The FCC’s Planned #NetNeutrality Repeal To Harm Consumers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171129/10461638696/isps-are-already-using-fccs-planned-net-neutrality-repeal-to-harm-consumers.shtml well, course they are…what did people expect?

Meghan Markle could shake up monarchy, says Noam Chomsky - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/01/meghan-markle-could-shake-up-monarchy-says-noam-chomsky what a time to be alive…

Trump Tweet About Surveillance Undercuts FBI’s Glomar Responses In FOIA Lawsuits - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171130/09333738709/trump-tweet-about-surveillance-undercuts-fbis-glomar-responses-foia-lawsuits.shtml horrible though they are, his tweets have their use

How London’s loss is Dublin’s gain after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/01/how-londons-loss-is-dublins-gain-after-brexit “Close to 100 big banks, insurers and law firms maybe sizing up the capital”

Navy Officer Working For The NSA Caught Trying To Search Her Boyfriend’s Son’s Phone - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171129/15320938701/navy-officer-working-nsa-caught-trying-to-search-her-boyfriends-sons-phone.shtml this never happens, they say…

Linux Journal Ceases Publication - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication that’s sad…thanks for all your great work

Australian State Wants To Let Tech Companies Ignore Laws And Regulations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171130/03591238705/australian-state-wants-to-let-tech-companies-ignore-laws-regulations.shtml er, what?