Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161129 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#AU Gov majority backs a dead horse but Labor and Greens slam #TPP - ridiculous: will weaken future negotiations

Intelligence experts urge Obama to end Edward Snowden's 'untenable exile' - just do it, obama...

Ministers want controls on skilled and unskilled EU workers, say sources - yeah, stop skilled workers coming, clever

Frightened by Trump? You don’t know the half of it - "staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network"

Tearing up US deal with #Iran would be disastrous, says CIA chief - don't often agree with him, but he's right here

Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen - #london needs to do more here #dk

Call for views: Modernising the European #copyright framework - UK consultation closes 6 December

Russia Draws On Chinese Expertise And Technology To Clamp Down On Internet Users Even More - #BFF

Europol hit by data security breach, blames human error - another reason Internet Connection Records will leak...

A disappointing #TTIP human rights assessment - tl;dr - the @Ecorys report is predictably supine and mealymouthed

European Union Directive on counterterrorism is seriously flawed - "could lead to criminalising public protests"

Cop filmed killing fleeing suspect testified he felt “total fear” - yeah, riiight

Ahead Of President Trump, The Web's One And Only Backup Wants To Make A Backup Of Itself (In Canada) - just in case

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161128 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Digital Economy Bill passed by MPs, ISP porn blocking plan waved through - welcome to the prudish police state UK

Theresa May signs up to unitary patent, accepts supremacy of top EU court - well, that's awkward #brexit #UPC

Taliban ​facing financial crisis as civilian deaths deter donors - our heart bleeds...

Germans want Merkel to take tough line with UK over #Brexit, poll finds - so there's that...

Get ready for 24-30% reduction in cost of #windpower by 2030 - great news, but I expect we'll do even better

Time for Elsexit? - important post about @jisc's pathetic negotiating skills, & what to do about it (v @yvonnenobis)

French nuclear power  'worst situation ever', says former EDF director - "renewable power will match Hinkley Point"

#Uber tells Europe’s top court that taxi app is a “digital economy” champ - important case with big ramifications

Cameroonian Government Calls Social Media A 'New Form Of Terrorism' - uh-huh

Trudeau cabinet approves Trans Mountain, Line 3 pipelines - - "a million more barrels of oil a day" #tarsands #ca

#RCEP must not be another #TPP, say 316 regional civil society groups - #ISDS proposed too..

Monday, 28 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161127 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Hard #Brexit would damage 'almost every sector' of UK economy - "a cross-party study warns"

German interior ministry wants 2 diminish citizens’ data #privacy rights - hey, was gibt's, Germany? #dataprotection

UK tech visa applications skyrocket after government slackens rules - damn immigrants, powering our tech industry...

Somehow Everyone Comes Out Looking Terrible In The Effort For Election Recounts - what a mess #us

UK unlikely to stay in single market, Tory document suggests - clueless idiots; a second referendum only way forward

"How could you betray me?" - "I don’t think women like you have anything to fear from Trump"; what an utter moron

Sunday, 27 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161126 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

‘A recipe for scandal’: Trump conflicts of interest point to constitutional crisis - interesting times

“#FOIA superhero” launches campaign to  make Trump’s admin transparent - funding needed -

talking of #FOI, Karl Auerbach pointed out to me that US Privacy Act of 1974 - is another useful option

#Chechnya picks leader's aide with an Apprentice-style reality show - </insert reference to another country here>


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161125 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Send patients 2 private sector to avert winter crisis, hospitals told - clever: privatisation by stealth, adds costs

Donald Trump’s stock in Dakota Access oil pipeline company raises concern - as it should... #DAPL

Thunderstorm asthma: 'an event equivalent to a terrorist attack' - climate change far more serious than terrorism

Saturday, 26 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161124 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable #climatechange at global level - & US voted 4 the denialist trump

'We are in shock': historic #Bolivia drought hammers homes and crops - facts of #climatechange we'll see more often

.@BorisJohnson is a clown who has united the EU against Britain - about the only thing he's ever achieved

Repeal the new Surveillance laws (Investigatory Powers Act) - #epetition; probably hopeless, but we have to try...

#TiSA-Leaks: Fundamental rights overridden for free trade – also in the internet - lots of bad stuff confirmed

Kazakh President Says 'No Need' To Rename Capital After Him - bravo, this would be a huge mistake for #kazakhstan

Digital Economy Bill: About this data sharing plan… where are the safeguards? -

Chechnya picks leader's aide with an Apprentice-style reality show - border between reality & showbiz fades yet more

Friday, 25 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161123 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

ISPs may be forced to block age-flouting porn sites, saucy sex acts face ban - UK goes from bad to worse

.@Snowden can be invited to meatspace in German #NSA probe, court rules - but would the US nab him if he went?

Kazakh politicians want to rename capital after president - don't spoil all the progress you've made... #kazakhstan

World Leaders: Protect half our planet - with trump about to wreck environment, we need this more than ever

Protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets – report - EU #bioenergy policy a disaster - bin it

TiSA Ministerial Cancelled, Officials To Prepare for 2017 - after #TPP & #TTIP, now #TISA is in trouble...

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161122 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’ - dangerous fools on the loose

UK to censor online videos of 'non-conventional' sex acts - "will take UK’s censorship regime back to pre-internet"

China Uses US Concern Over Fake News To Push For More Control Of The Internet - as was inevitable...

They blocked Netflix, but no one's in a rush to regulate insecure 'smart devices' - that's foolish #IoT

Nadella says next Microsoft phone will be the “ultimate mobile device” - the last one, he means? that's a relief

MEPs quash #CETA challenge but what about Wallonia? - will @PaulMagnette save EU democracy? #ISDS


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161121 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Donald Trump to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership on first day in office - it's official: #TPP is dead

Important Research Venture at the University of Skövde within the Area of Open Source - looks interesting…

#Trump: I’ll ditch #TPP trade deal on day one of my presidency - but says he wants more "clean coal" </facepalm>

"the cesspit that is career politics" - says the man who has made a career out of failing to become an MP

UK people: please write to your MEPs about this #CETA vote - via this easy-to-use service -

#Brexit deadlock could halt flights to Europe, warns Ryanair boss - will be disaster - delusional to think otherwise

#Turkey: Erdoğan rule could extend until 2029 under proposal - no more holidays in turkey until 2029, then; pity...

S&Ds call for strong EU leadership to move ahead with global climate action - something sensible for a change..

Monday, 21 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161120 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK aid money spent trying to boost British role in Malawi oil sector - May's perversion: using aid to damage ecology

Fed up with EU, Erdogan says Turkey could join ‘Shanghai Five’ bloc - I predict this will happen

#GCHQ may be forced to respond to #FoI requests after European court ruling - you have a right to public data

Going with the flow: The global battle for your personal data - localisation requirements to protect #privacy? #TISA

High-speed rail officials planned to spy on private lives of opponents - what were they thinking? #HR2 #privacy

Support for the EU on the rise since #Brexit vote … even in the UK - confirmation that #Brexit is madness & unwanted

The ruthlessly effective rebranding of Europe’s new far right - best analysis I've read explaining #brexit, #trump

US to quit #TPP trade deal, says Trump - "on his first day in office"

Sunday, 20 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161119 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

US launches most advanced weather satellite ever built - they are going to need it under denialist Trump...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161118 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law with barely a whimper - @UKLabour not worthy of name of opposition party #IPA

Trump demands apology from Hamilton cast after Mike Pence booed - Trump has a thin skin: everyone #booTrump

Brexit & Trump have exposed the left’s crucial flaw: playing by the rules - Farage would never have accepted "stay"

#TPP nations eye a future without the US with Trump in the White House - Key wants to make more concessions #NZ

Saturday, 19 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161117 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

What might have been: US introduces plan for “deep decarbonisation” - needs to happen regardless of trump

Trump, GOP Prepare To Gut FCC Boss Wheeler's Populist Reforms Under False Banner Of Populist Reform - good analysis

#CETA’s #environment promises are a ‘dead letter’ – new analysis - "undermined by a toothless environment chapter"

Poor nations pledge deep emissions cuts at Marrakech summit - meanwhile, world's richest nation becomes most selfish

"less likely that the cabinet will seek a fast-track divorce that severs all ties with the EU" - #brexit

"environmentalists are now moving on to a war footing" - ironically, trump could be really good 4 environmentalists

Anna Soubry: ‘What’s happened to our country? We’ve lost the plot’ - great interview with decent woman; make her PM

Thursday, 17 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161116 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Johnson ridiculed by European ministers after prosecco claim - this clown is trashing little reputation we have left

Climate change a Chinese hoax? Beijing gives Donald Trump a history lesson - the humiliation of America begins...

Obama calls for 'course correction' to share spoils of globalisation - he should have listened earlier #TTIP #TPP

video of leading #brexiters saying UK will stay in single market - there is simply no mandate to leave Single Market

EU to ask #Ukip group to repay ~£150,000 in 'misspent funds' - "funded polls to gauge public mood on leaving the EU"

Marmite row is the first sign of the true cost of #Brexit for food producers - "only 50%" of our food produced in UK

Why the Investigatory Powers Act is a #privacy disaster waiting to happen - UK gov creating perfect blackmail file

Briton who reported rape in Dubai faces extramarital sex charge - why would any sane person risk travelling there?

German minister takes hard line over Britain's EU commitments post-#Brexit - well, this is going swimmingly, no?

Après les Etats-Unis, le Vietnam suspend la ratification du TPP - now #Vietnam suspends #TPP

Scotland could offer Northern Irish women access to free abortions - what a fine idea. do it.

David Petraeus in the running to be Trump's secretary of state - no comment necessary, I think...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161115 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Argentina Orders Telecoms To Create A Permanent Database Of All Mobile Phone Users - what could possibly etc etc

EU-US trade deal “not realistic” under Trump presidency, says Germany - #TTIP is dead; #TPP is dead; #CETA next?

Gove raises question of 'quickie divorce' 4 UK from EU - "regardless of economic consequences"; a dangerous idiot

Meet PoisonTap, the £4 tool that ransacks password-protected computers - ow, that's nasty...

French law on digital versions of out-of-print books flouts EU directive - big knock-on effects for EU #copyright

Let’s remove the secrecy behind #CETA vote and bring it out into open - EU people, pl. use this to contact your MEPs

A New, Climate-Friendly Approach to Trade - this is what must replace the failed #TTIP, #TPP

A mysterious 1,500-year-old stone monument has been unearthed in #Kazakhstan - exciting

If you're interested in how easily UK police will access your Net history, details: no warrant required... #IPBill

White evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Trump: exit polls - well, he's the embodiment of christian virtues, no?

Investigatory Powers Act imminent as peers clear path 4 UK super-snoop law - no warrant needed to access your files

Massive report details the energy economy that limits warming to 2°C - post suggests trump won't do too much damage

Police Just Found Phone & USB Stick Belonging To Paris Suicide Bomber, After Misplacing It For Almost Two Years -

Florida Voters Vote Down Bill Aimed At Hamstringing Solar Competition - great example for trump's america

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161114 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Lauri Love faces hacking trial in US after UK signs extradition order - UK kowtowing to US; take back control? Nope

Comey Can't Say How Often Encryption Thwarts Investigations, But Probably A Lot - NB: lots of other ways to get info

TalkTalk data breach: Teenager admits seven hacking offences - should put energies in free software instead...

Le Pen würde mit "Breitbart News" zusammenarbeiten - wake up, EU people: Breitbart is coming here, & a real threat

#China will soon trump America: The country is now the global leader in #climatechange reform - technology soon..

Leaked EU energy package subsidises #fossil fuels, undermines #renewables - the @EU_Commission is a disgrace

Let Them Eat Facts: Why Fact Checking Is Mostly Useless In Convincing Voters - huge problem, as #brexit/#trump shows

World Leaders: Protect the Paris Agreement - only an e-petition, but we must do what we can to fight #trump

#Brexit camp tried to toxify debate before referendum, MPs hear - & succeeded; their names will live in infamy


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161113 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says - 3rd year running. meanwhile trump says: "what #globalwarming...?"

Wallonia blocked a harmful #CETA – but we are not petty isolationists - excellent explanation why by @PaulMagnette

A digital levy on Google & Facebook isn’t the answer to UK newspaper woes - if you want good journalism, pay for it

VP Elect Mike Pence Goes To Court To Keep His Emails Secret - well, of course...

Thanks to Donald Trump, China just won the global green technology sector - yup

.@foreignoffice: Saudis have not breached humanitarian law in Yemen - public:@foreignoffice is staffed by halfwits

Sunday, 13 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161112 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trump looking at quickest way to quit Paris climate agreement, says report - eternal shame on him if he does


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161111 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

No, Trump Didn’t Kill the #TPP — Progressives Did - now #TTIP, #TISA and #CETA must go

'The Pantanal is national heritage': protecting the world's largest wetlands - a jewel that needs protecting

‘There’s no plan B’: #climatechange scientists fear consequence of Trump victory - this is worst part of Trump's win

MPAA-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal dead in wake of Trump win - #TTIP next to fall... #TPP

Saturday, 12 November 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 161110 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trump presidency a 'disaster for the planet' - with an idiot climate denialist in US, we need China to take the lead

Article 50 notice could be reversed, government may argue in #Brexit case - rather like their position...

#TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is Bad News for Workers and Communities - new analysis of key problems

Apparently Trump Draining Swamp Of Lobbyists & Crony Capitalists Requires A Lot Of Lobbyists & Crony Capitalists -

US and UK #surveillance system is ‘ripe for further abuse under an autocratic, power-obsessed president’ -