Wednesday, 17 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180116 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK 'revenge porn' case - important precedent

Secret negotiations, empty promises: #Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes - a laser beam, more like… #transparency #CopyrightWeek

Educators ask for a better copyright - " to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive)" #CopyrightWeek

Emmanuel Macron: a modern master of the diplomatic gesture - <sigh/> it must be so nice having an intelligent, adroit leader; meanwhile we have the worst PM in recent history…

Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato - @ukhomeoffice strikes again, of course…

Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging - info which they try to hide…

#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media? -

Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180115 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No-deal Brexit would cost EU economy £100bn, report claims - but UK would lose £125bn by 2020 - got that spare, #brexiters?

EU declares war on plastic waste - good news; let’s hope it leads to rapid action

EU leaders say UK can reverse #Brexit decision if it wants to - pretty important declaration

Media Freaks Out About #Facebook Changes; Maybe They Shouldn’t Have Become So Reliant On Facebook - well, we did warn them… #publishing


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180114 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Don’t Let #EU Upload Filters Undermine the #PublicDomain - another reason to drop #Article13 of proposed #copyright regulation #PD

British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs - stop using vital antibiotics for farming now; people will die because of this selfish stupidity

Is #Copyright Term Extension Finally Done? - "there are communities of people who wish to work for a more fair copyright—and fight for better access to knowledge, fast and reliable technology and connectivity, and a robust shared #publicdomain. "

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure - oh look: that #brexit cakeism doesn’t seem to be going down so well…

Shell invests in Nashville solar firm, but it’s no less an oil company - but it knows which way the wind is blowing (& the sun is shining…) #renewables

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180113 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

With Farage rattled and MPs flexing their muscles, the real #Brexit battle is just beginning - let’s win this time…

UK government’s #Brexit impact assessment ‘shameful’ says Sturgeon - " as her own government prepares to publish a “clear-eyed, hard-headed” analysis of potential outcomes of leaving the EU"

Desperate for a trade deal, the Tories are enabling Donald Trump - “Such are the bleak wages of #Brexit, the ashen taste of diminishing global power.”


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180112 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU warned about ‘lost decade’ for renewables as costs continue to fall - #renewables continue to plunge in price

“These EU citizens save lives in our communities every day, yet ministers have treated them like dirt and failed to give them certainty over their futures here” - #brexit

Saturday, 13 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180111 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN condemns as racist Donald Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ remark - quite right, too

Home Office accused of cruelty for ordering cannabis slave back to Vietnam - @ukhomeoffice maintaining its record as the most heartless government deparment; pure #brexiters

Norway backs EU fishing policies remaining during #Brexit transition - things going, er, swimmingly

Farage has MEP salary docked to recoup misspent EU funds - “paid assistant who is believed to have not been working on EU matters”

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180110 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before boiling - damn right - of course they feel pain. everyone should follow suit.

Victoria police say Daily Mail provoked African ‘gang flare-up’ scuffle - Daily Mail spreading hatred and dissension again

City of Barcelona Kicks Out Microsoft in Favor of Linux and Open Source - “City of Barcelona will start outsourcing IT projects to local small and medium sized enterprises.”

In Keeping And Improving News Comments, The Intercept Shows Websites What Giving A Damn Looks Like -

Giant squid and sexed-up druids: is Britannia Jez Butterworth’s mad masterpiece? - sounds, er, intriguing

“Wir sollten die Presse gegen die digitalen Riesen verteidigen” – #copyright already does this: article 11 unnecessary; article 13’s upload filters will just chill creativity and censor free speech #EU

“330 investors from Germany and 7 other countries showed ~ 80% would not invest in online platforms that make user-generated music or video content accessible if #copyright law were tightened and startups were held liable for infringements.” -

EU to hold Britain to fishing quotas during #Brexit transition - “UK would also have no role in deciding the total catches in EU seas after Brexit.”

No-deal is a disaster. The government must tell us the truth about #Brexit - “geographic inequalities across the UK would widen even further, rather than narrowing”

‘No deal’ #Brexit threatens ‘bleak future’ for Welsh farmers - "Welsh agriculture sector was already suffering from a loss of seasonal labour."

Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180109 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Copyright Maximalists Throw In The Towel On Term Extension; Admit That Maybe Copyright Is Too Long - time to reduce copyright term

Watch: Cruise from hell sailed right through “bomb cyclone” despite storm forecast - puny humans meet mighty Nature…

As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind - get moving, then… #ev

This 15-foot tall mech weighs 8,000 lbs and can run 20 mph - no way this could possibly be misused…

Complying with the new EU data protection directive requires a top-to-bottom redo of the adtech industry - can’t see that happening…this is going to be messy #gdpr

New York City plans to #divest $5bn from fossil fuels and sue oil companies - fab move; other cities should follow

Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180108 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives - “Efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented racial minorities…[is] illegal discrimination against the majority” er, wut?

Energy agency rejects Trump plan to prop up coal and nuclear power plants - whoa: some republicans with a spine…well done them

Monday, 8 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180107 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK ‘inadvertently helped neuter’ Middle East ally the Iraqi Kurds - UK’s waning importance on world scene…

I will soon have regular spare slots in my #freelance writing schedule. Any editors interested in commissioning, please see here for details -

Weather and climate disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017 - addressing #climatechange is just good economics; not doing so is just stupid

Want Anybody’s Personal Details From #Aadhaar, India’s Billion-Person Identity Database? Yours For $8 - as we warned… #privacy

The Gorilla Channel Satire Demonstrates The Ridiculousness Of Banning Fake News - yup

Sunday, 7 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180106 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brexit to swallow £70m meant for developing cancer drugs, says GSK - people will die as a result of #brexit

Sydney suffers through hottest day since 1939 as temperatures reach 47.3C in Penrith - & it will get worse; 50C soon… #AU

#Iran bans the teaching of English in primary schools, official says - er, they do know forbidden fruits taste sweeter…?

#Israel imposes travel ban on 20 foreign NGOs over boycott movement - such a fragile government if it can’t take this criticism; proves #BDS is working


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180105 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Really Bad Ideas: French President Macron Wants To Ban ‘Fake News’ During The Election -

Republican senators want ex-British spy behind #Trump dossier to be investigated - AKA “oh, look, a squirrel”

Saturday, 6 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180104 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hammond refuses to rule out customs union with EU after #Brexit - at least...

Preise steigen langsamer - unlike in #brexit UK, of course, where they are rising ever-faster…

Intel facing class-action lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre bugs - as predicted…

Once more, #Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female - unless you are a female whale…

Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress - poor #brazil

Thursday, 4 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180103 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Revealed: Vietnam’s 10,000-Strong Internet Monitoring Force, Tasked With Stamping Out ‘Wrongful Views’ - #vn

Farmland could turn into meadows after Brexit, says Michael Gove - surprisingly sensible stuff…

Pilots grounded after ‘midair fight’ on London-Mumbai flight - “leading pair to briefly leave cockpit unattended” er, ok…

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn - #2018 getting worse and worse already…

U.S. Urges U.K. to Cut EU Rules After Brexit to Boost Trade - he comes that lowering of food standards, all thanks to #brexit

"Michael Gove, the British environment secretary, has privately assured U.S. officials that he would try to draw a line under the chicken dispute because it was not fair to American poultry producers." bad luck, British public #chlorinechicken coming your way

And we return to Munich’s migration back to Windo- it’s going to cost what now?! €100m! - this is not rational at any level #linux #limux

#Aadhaar Architectural Flaw: Anyone can be added as admin - yes, that is a bit of a flaw…

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180102 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why Trump’s funding threat to Palestinians is even more dangerous than Jerusalem move - "He is ignoring the issue of dignity, which people are prepared to die for.”

Black or blue? Confusion grows over traditional British passport colour - #brexit has brought us to this level of inanity…

Netanyahu asks if African ‘infiltrators’ can be forcibly removed from Israel - definitely not racist…

Windsor council leader calls for removal of homeless before royal wedding - & then to be liquidated, presumably…

Paul Manafort Has Conducted His Oleg Deripaska Dalliance on PRISM Provider Google’s Servers - whoops

UK leaving single market for TPP could hit workers’ rights, union warns - #TPP also terrible for the environment, but #brexiters won’t care


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180101 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Happy New Year- Welcome to Linux Journal 2.0 - kudos to @buyvpnservice for supporting the #freesw ecosystem; more companies should do same

#NHS hospitals told to take drastic measures amid winter crisis - this is where chronic underfunding and shortage of nurses exacerbated by #brexit takes us...

Tuesday, 2 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171231 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Universities to work on policy solutions to Europe’s social malaise - perhaps we could create some kind of pan-EU organisation to promote European values…

Lorde called a bigot over cancelled Israel concert in full-page Washington Post ad - that dishonest confounding of anti-#israel protests with anti-semitic bigotry yet again… pure bullying

London #Catholic school abuse survivor speaks of ‘constant violence’ - “made the 11-year-old kneel in front of the class and conducted the rest of the lesson standing on Peter’s hands”

Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations - shame on #US

Palestinian girl filmed slapping Israeli soldier is charged with assault - israeli soldiers are evidently terrified of a 16-year-old girl; such manly heroes... #israel

Monday, 1 January 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171230 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How a violent land seizure story led to my ‘death’ in Brazil - “It was 1989 and I was investigating a tip-off I had about villagers being forced out of their homes.”