Wednesday, 22 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171120 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top German Judges Slam EU Plans To Create Global Court To Enforce #ISDS - EU should stop putting corporations above nations

UK government votes that animals are incapable of feeling emotion and pain - shameful; prelude to lowering animal welfare standards as part of US FTA

“amid signs that some EU nations no longer feel the need to automatically support an isolationist former partner.” -

Once More European Parliament Shows Council The Road To © Common Sense On Article 13 - well done LIBE MEPs & @michalboni

Belief that customs system will be ready for Brexit ‘borders on insanity’ - when are #brexiters going to wake up to reality

Lords: Stop MPs’ Heartless Animal Vote - the true face of #brexit: cruel & stupid

Monday, 20 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171119 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Five-a-day eating targets ‘will be unaffordable for millions after Brexit’ - #brexit is taking UK back to 18th century - just as Rees Mogg wants

May under pressure to justify paying higher #Brexit divorce bill - ridiculous: £40bn small price to pay for good deal

Barnier says EU will not compromise standards in future UK trade deal - good, it’s the only thing that will safeguard UK regulations

Electoral Commission launches inquiry into leave campaign funding - “reasonable grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed” #brexit

The Sad Legacy Of #Copyright: Locking Up Scientific Knowledge And Impeding Progress - people are dying because of this

"Large private sector organisations are also considering moving to Europe and we can expect many to do so over next few years” - #brexit

How China made Victoria’s Secret a pawn in its ruthless global game - good analysis of china’s subtle but effective game

Sunday, 19 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171118 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

South West Water: Pollution, Floods And Profits - water should never be privatised #commons

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171117 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK considers tax on single-use plastics to tackle ocean pollution - if effective, that would be laudable

Ireland will block progress of #Brexit talks without border guarantee - & that guarantee would mean accepting EU regs

This incredibly cute creature is threatened by selfie tourism - more here about this abuse -

Giant airship comes loose in UK - they really should christen it “#brexit”

Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of 91 names to quash sex scandal - staggering; what a total reptile (apologies to reptiles)

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes diplomatic office in Washington - threats and counter-threats #pa

Can you guess what they found this anti-gay conservative Republican doing with another man? - bit of a stumper

Saturday, 18 November 2017


Ireland threatens to block progress of #Brexit talks over border - "Brexit-backing politicians had not “thought all this through”

How did the free sharing of scientific knowledge and culture become the worst crime our justice systems could think of? - #oa

‘We should be on the offensive’ – James Hansen calls for wave of climate lawsuits - quite right

“British cabinet was still in “cuckoo land” if it believed that the EU would offer anything more.” - #brexiters are

Downing Street denies it will back down over fixing date of #Brexit - may must be working for the russians…

Tusk tells UK: no trade talks without progress on money and Ireland - time running out for #brexit fantasists

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171113 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson

Monday, 13 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171112 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels - go home, US, you’re drunk

Welcome to the brave new world of workplace #surveillance - stop reading this, get back to work…

John Redwood criticised over advice to pull money out of UK - he should resign for this typical #brexit hypocrisy #dyson

Sunday, 12 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171111 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson has been embarrassing Britain for long enough. It’s time for him to go - he’s not wrong…

Restaurants fear #Brexit will turn boom to bust - “We are struggling at the moment to find staff because of Brexit”

Free Will in the Theory of Everything - "this solution will give room neither for “Divine Intervention”, nor for “Free Will” - deep stuff from deep thinker

UK woman held in Iran jail ‘angry and in tears’ at Boris Johnson remarks - ‘lumps have been found in her breasts’

“ministers are ‘aghast’ at demands for hard #Brexit from Michael Gove and Boris Johnson” - a reptilian pair

Artist’s ‘sexual’ robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook - & they want people to trust them with nude pix?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171110 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#AU: Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Statement - with links to documents #TPP

Saturday, 11 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171109 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server -

Responsible Sourcing of Critical Metals - important issue

Algorithmic Videos Are Making YouTube Unsuitable For Young Children, And Google’s ‘Revenue Architecture’ Is To Blame -

Louis CK responds to sexual misconduct allegations: ‘These stories are true’ - at least he had the grace to do this

Friday, 10 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171108 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European parliament contradicts UK claim on deal on citizens’ rights - UK government lying again… #brexit

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund - bravo

Malta in hot water over trapping of protected birds - shame on #malta for allowing this brutal, primitive #animal abuse

EU cuts UK growth forecast as eurozone motors ahead - and that’s with optimistic assumptions #brexit

With us or US? Barnier challenges May on kind of society UK wants - key question: do you want chlorine chicken with your hormone beef?

What the @Sci_Hub saga and #DNA testing services can teach us about #privacy - it’s all about control #oa #copyright

32 European ministers call for more #FreeSoftware in governmental infrastructure - great; but will anything actually happen?

important: there’s no #TPP deal yet according to this -

#Israeli anti-corruption police question Netanyahu for fifth time - anybody would think there’s something dodgy

Too early to talk gun control, not too early to bork iPhone security - good point #crypto

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171107 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop ‘death by chocolate’ - kudos to govs of Ghana & Ivory Coast

Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn - @facebook exploring just how stupid its users are…

Big Meat and Dairy’s Supersized Climate Footprint - appalling #climatechange

Ex-Israeli PM introduced Weinstein to agents who ‘suppressed abuse allegations’ - all such lovely people

Priti Patel forced to resign over unofficial meetings with Israelis - damn right

Coal-fired plant shifted $1bn offshore while pocketing $117m from Australian taxpayers - stop #adani now #au

Priti Patel fallout erodes public trust and diminishes UK’s stature, say critics - don’t worry, our stature gone now #brexit

Tuesday, 7 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171106 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Offshore cash helped fund Steve Bannon’s attacks on Hillary Clinton - and maybe #brexit? #Mercer

Dear Senators Portman & Blumenthal: What Should Blogs Do If SESTA Passes? - important question

Planting #trees could mop up ten years’ worth of greenhouse gases - we need to do this, and quickly…

Monday, 6 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171105 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Red squirrels successfully reintroduced to north-west Scottish Highlands - well, that’s good

US Senate hearing confirms #Facebook is perfect #surveillance machine: what can we do about it? - pay up 4 services

Cost of wind keeps dropping, and there’s little coal, nuclear can do to stop it - bad luck, trumpy coalminers…

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt says Church the best place to be shot - holy guns…

Charging deer kills hunter outside Paris, police say - seems only fair that deer should win a match occasionally…

Sunday, 5 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171104 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK firms want a #Brexit transition deal by March - UK gov won’t even have a plan by then…

Boris Johnson in spotlight as questions raised over Russian influence on UK - well, look at that... #brexit

Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into #climatechange - his infamy will live forever (if we survive)

Ministers ‘could be in contempt of parliament over #Brexit papers’ - release them now…

Tory whip steps down as more MPs are caught up in harassment scandal - who’s next?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171103 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Der von der Europ√§ischen Kommission angestrebte Weg, ein multinationales Gericht zu schaffen, der falsche Weg.” -

‘There’s a lot more there’: Mueller ups the stakes in Trump-Russia inquiry -

Most scientists now reject the idea that the first Americans came by land -

Saturday, 4 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171102 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Estonian Presidency On © & Censorship: Oops!…I Did It Again - why does #estonia want to destroy the Internet? #ee

Internet Association Sells Out The Internet: Caves In And Will Now Support Revised #SESTA - awful move

Friday, 3 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171101 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fox: “no objection” to importing chlorine-rinsed chicken under a post-Brexit trade deal with the US” - #brexit

#NewZealand launches biggest ever drive to attract Brexit Britain’s builders - no nurses, no builders, in #brexit UK

Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza - the lights went out when I was in there

The running costs of eLife 2.0 - “four months after the launch”; #opensource

Russian hacking went far beyond US election, digital hitlist reveals - “lone hacker” theory “absurd”

‘Enjoy menstruation, even on the subway’: Stockholm art sparks row - just can’t think why… #se

Iceland’s president asks opposition Left-Greens to form coalition - intriguing #is

Thursday, 2 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171031 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Spinoff: Whatever The Reports About Russian Trolls Buying Ads Is Initially, It’s Way, Way Worse - truly

In Xi’s new era, Chinese diplomacy will be a display of hard power - well, that’s going to be fab, isn’t it? #china

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171030 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Brits abroad look at the fact other countries see us in retreat, having lost our way.” - and how #brexit

call for an immediate inquiry to uncover foreign interference in the UK’s electoral processes -

Joseph Mifsud. The “professor” in the Papadopoulos – Manafort revelations. - fascinating stuff…

Brexit: Whitehall headcount to balloon by 8000 workers - fab - I can almost smell all the money #brexit will save us

Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171029 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU - 168-page report

As China Builds More on the Sea, Nature’s Beauty Gets Buried - not good, & will lead to flooding later…

European Parliament Agrees Text For Key ePrivacy Regulation; Online Advertising Industry Hates It - EU leads the way

Yorkshire village takes on Swiss petrochemical giant over #fracking injunction - brave them

Is a second #Brexit vote possible? Yes – if the people want it - so that means we must hold a meta-referendum first

Monday, 30 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171028 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Home Office letter tells EU citizen to ‘go home or go elsewhere’ - @ukhomeoffice still an utter disgrace

“Liam Fox, a man who looks like he could finish a steak while looking at footage from Hiroshima” - #brexit

UK minister admits asking assistant to buy sex toys - calling her “sugar tits” “does not constitute harassment”

Sunday, 29 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171027 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tory donors tell May: no deal is better than a bad #Brexit - utter contempt for how ordinary people will suffer then

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171026 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the right to read must be synonymous with the right to mine - here’s why… #TDM #copyright

Honest Government Advert: War on Satire - this is very well done… #au

France has launched a national public consultation on online platforms’ accountability - deadline is 17 November

Trump Campaign Tries To Defend Itself With Section 230, Manages To Potentially Make Things Worse For Itself -

Thursday, 26 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171025 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cambridge Analytica and the Hillary Emails - the plot thickens… #trump #brexit

France, Spain & Portugal Impose Trojan #Copyright Horse On Council Agenda - bad stuff #censorship

The Good News: You Can Download Hawking’s PhD For Free; The Bad News: It Took 50 Years To Make It Happen - #oa

#Brexit: Boris Johnson promises EU citizens’ rights will be protected ‘whatever happens’ - hmm, let’s hope so

Sea levels to rise 1.3m unless coal power ends by 2050, report says - probably will, anyway… #climatechange

Wire - Business and personal conversations secured with E2E encryption, protected by EU privacy laws - #opensource

EU under mounting pressure to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia - #brexit britain won’t - it’s desperate & shameless

Scott Brown: US envoy to New Zealand ‘counselled on standards of conduct’ - what, by trump…?

Forcing Internet Platforms To Police Content Will Never Work - on @cyberleagle’s 3 Laws of Internet Intermediaries

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171024 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Understanding the costs of scholarly publishing – Why we need a public data infrastructure of publishing costs - #oa

‘We will be toasted, roasted and grilled’: IMF chief sounds #climatechange warning - more leaders need to speak out

Calls grow for ‘green clause’ in EU trade deals - but not like the ineffectual #CETA chapter

Epson delete competing Ebay ink listings citing patent claims - @epson the patent bully

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171023 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK likely to end up with Canadian-style deal - Michel Barnier - IOW massively worse than what we have now #brexit

How To Avoid Future Krack-Like Failures: Create Well-Maintained ‘Fat’ Protocols Using Initial Coin Offerings - #ico

UK is 30-40 years away from ‘eradication of soil fertility’, warns Gove - gove being good again, I have to admit

The #privacy battle over cross-border #dataflows just went up a notch - what the EU does here, matters globally

Brexit ‘more complex than first moon landing’, says academic study - but not nearly so much fun

BBC apologises over interview with climate sceptic Lord Lawson - @BBCRadio4 needs to start doing its job properly

Elephant poaching drops in Africa but populations continue to fall - southern africa doing well – kudos

Monday, 23 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171022 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs - perfect excuse for them to try #IDcards again…

#Brexit fears are holding back manufacturing investment, study finds - gosh, no one saw that coming…

Sadiq Khan: second #Brexit vote possible if parliament rejects deal - it’s absolutely indispensable…

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171021 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal #Brexit - #spain showing more magnanimity than UK…

UK and US Citizens: Please Request Your Personal Data Held By Cambridge Analytica - here’s how; takes only 5 minutes

The recent catastrophic Wi-Fi vulnerability was in plain sight for 13 years behind a corporate paywall - #open wins

Briton jailed for three months in #Dubai for touching man’s hip - why would anyone go to a place with these laws?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171020 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Russia’s free pass to undermine British democracy - UK gov "compromised by its endorsement of #Brexit. "

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests -₂-benefits-of-regrowing-forests-nothing-to-shake-a-stick-at/ “Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts”