Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160523 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

What's the True Cost of #Fracking? This Eye-Opening Infographic May Surprise You - now coming to #Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire council backs first UK fracking tests for five years - so much for Tories' belief in local democracy

#TTIP less consensual than it seems in Central and Eastern Europe - support is dropping everywhere #ISDS

#Elephants continue to suffer in 'humane' wildlife sanctuaries - unacceptable suffering and abuse

Windows Phone market share falls below one percent - this is why #Microsoft will never be important again...

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics - IOW, idiots

Why the UK government’s latest Snoopers’ Charter bid is wrong - good to see an MP getting stuck in here #IPBill

Roundtable: Why the EU needs Knowledge #Commons - June 1st, Brussels

EU data protection chief: We have serious concerns about #PrivacyShield - whose survival chances get smaller...

CETA CHECK - Let's make this huge! - #CETA is the main threat today: we must address it

#Google’s Paris office raided by police in tax probe - and yet more...

Commission may offer defining criteria on hormone disruptors by June - well, we'll see...

"We respectfully ask that the NRC dissolve its current committee" - "NRC’s Proposed Committee Violates FACA"

Huge Scale Of UK Road Camera #Surveillance Revealed - now they want the same for the Information Superhighway...

EU Standards Directive needs revision, researchers say - "also warn against allowing #FRAND" (v @schestowitz) 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160522 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Better trade and regulation legal analyst - "someone who can analyse, research & dig around to the find the facts"

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet - the reality of #copyright today

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned - mankind would be toast, metaphorically & literally

European Parliament study - #TTIP and jobs - confirms there really is no benefit here: nothing, nothing, nothing

Another Whistleblower -- One Who Tried To Protect Other Whistleblowers -- Says 'Official Channels' Are Worthless -

Microsoft has ruined my day, and possibly my life - and you're surprised...?

Conflicts of interest in U.S National Research Council GMO studies - tut-tut

#Brazil minister ousted after secret tape reveals plot to topple President #Rousseff - a coup is a coup is a coup

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern's power pyramid - I can't wait to visit... #london

Monday, 23 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160521 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds - nice piece about #BigTobacco's Great Defeat

ITC evaluates the economic impact of the #TPP -  "statistically indistinguishable from no change at all" #nothing

Snowden calls for #whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source - important development

How the Pentagon punished #NSA #whistleblowers - "could put current and former senior Pentagon officials in jail."

How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS - remind me why West supports the terrorist state of #SaudiArabia

Bialowieza: Sorge um Polens Urwald - greed or stupidity? or both? #poland

Sunday, 22 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160520 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Microsoft’s 20-year journey to putting #Windows Everywhere - during which time #linux has already been doing it...

The world's largest #cruise ship and its supersized #pollution problem - this is a huge largely ignored problem

Moby: ‘There were bags of drugs, I was having sex with a stranger’ - great subject, nice journalism

House Science Committee claims free speech attacks in Exxon probes - these people are dangerous clowns

I did my research. Yes, I think academic publishers are greedy. (With notes on publishers’ rhetoric & creationism) -

Syrian refugees give new life to struggling city of Malmö - well, of course, that's why they are so good for a land

Vote Leave embroiled in race row over #Turkey security threat claims - racist much, #brexiters?

Police make naked dead woman sandcastle, then swiftly apologise - "won the Cornwall Beach Games competition"

Caution and optimism in #Zambia as forest scheme scales up - doesn't sound very optimistic to me... #REDD

Saturday, 21 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160519 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

US #TPP economic report will increase US opposition - "predicted  a tiny GDP increase of only 0.15% after 15 years"

Cannes Film Festival: A rare look at the festival’s digital cinema system - great look at the ultimate #DRM insanity

#PrivacyShield faces another setback after Eurocrats fail to agree on deal - big implications 4 #TTIP if this fails

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C - how long before it hits an "impossible" 60C?

TTIP and energy security: do Europeans actually want US LNG? - another "reason" for #TTIP is fading away...

Turkish parliament votes to lift MPs' immunity from prosecution - surely takes #turkey one step closer to civil war

Business Roundtable on ITC #TPP Report - amazing: even business lobbyists unable to find a single good thing here

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160518 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

ITC's 792-page #TPP Impact on US Economy & on Specific Industry Sectors - just *0.01%* extra GDP per year on average

"#TPP would be a disaster for working families, communities, & our climate" - reaction to ITC report by @sierraclub

#TPP means "US will be as wealthy on January 1, 2032 as it would otherwise be on February 15 of 2032" - #ITC

#TPP Study Projects Worsening Trade Balances for 16 of 25 U.S. Economic Sectors, Overall US Trade Deficit Increase -

Copyright Bill that will prohibit creative commons licenses for audiovisual works in Chile - just insane #cc #cl

#Netflix tax plan on video streaming services coming soon to EU—report - EU wants 20% EU quota too...

Backbench rebellion over #TTIP, the #NHS and the Queen's Speech? - this could be fun...

Lieberman to be Israeli defence minister in shock move - "transfer of Israeli Arabs into Palestinian territories"

Consultation on Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment on #TTIP - Deadline for submitting comments: Thursday 9 June

Proposed EU trade treaty threatens progressive laws, say campaigners - they want #ISDS to apply even more widely

Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition - Johnson showing statesman-like grasp of geopolitics

David Cameron moves to head off #TTIP rebellion - this is getting surreal #NHS

“Your criticisms are completely wrong”: Stallman on software patents - look, solution is simple: abolish all patents

Homeland Security Has Not Sent Us A Subpoena - @techdirt did not blink

Apple says game about Palestinian child isn’t a game - but "sending missiles at foreign-looking cartoon bombers" is


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160517 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Disappointing: Elsevier Buys #OpenAccess Academic Pre-Publisher SSRN - no one wants this - except elsevier...

New study and workshop for the protection of public services in free trade agreements - #TTIP #CETA #TISA

Spy tribunal tells #GCHQ snooping complainants to prove they were “at risk” - not exactly helpful #surveillance

Why #Google’s monopoly abuse case in Europe will run and run - good historical background #EU

"Model Clauses For The Exclusion Of Public Services From Trade And Investment Agreements" - #TTIP #CETA #TISA

A Dozen Bad Ideas That Were Raised At The #Copyright Office's DMCA Roundtables - thorough report of awful ideas

#Israel action threatens to close down rights group and 'chill' free speech - "crucial test case for civil society."

Brazil's Guarani Indians killing themselves over loss of ancestral land - awful; shame on brazil's courts

Turkish journalist sued by state stripped of legal rights 4 her children - #turkey descends into madness & tyranny

IBM Wants To Patent A Printer That Won't Let You Output Unauthorized Copies - I'm sorry, Dave...

here's ITC's full (792-page) assessment of #TPP  Likely Impact on  US Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors -

Federal Judge Says Internet Archive's Wayback Machine A Perfectly Legitimate Source Of Evidence - that's good