Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170227 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170227.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#EPO to grant #CRISPR-Cpf1 patent - https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/european-patent-office-grant-crispr-cpf1-patent-broad-institute-mit-and-harvard-university patents not needed to make this discovery, not needed now it has been made

Demand for #Sand Sucks Life From #China’s Largest Freshwater Lake - http://www.sixthtone.com/news/demand-for-sand-sucks-life-from-chinas-largest-freshwater-lake more human stupidity

Beloved hippopotamus ‘Gustavito’ beaten to death at El Salvador zoo - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/27/el-salvador-hippopotamus-beaten-death-gustavito humans are sick creatures

Top Russian Net Official Says Children Under 10 Shouldn’t Go Online – At All - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170220/05494536750/top-russian-net-official-says-children-under-10-shouldnt-go-online-all.shtml I’m sure many tories would agree #ru

if you agree that cruel factory farming of #rabbits has no place in the UK, you might like to object to this: www.ciwf.org.uk/RabbitFarm

Eurovision announces new contest – and the UK is nowhere to be seen - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2017/feb/28/eurovision-announces-new-contest-and-the-uk-is-nowhere-to-be-seen good practice for #brexit

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign - https://gizmodo.com/leaked-audio-trump-cares-about-food-safety-but-only-if-1792719325 what the UK will get in US trade deal

Tibetan women’s soccer players denied US visas for tournament - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/tibet-womens-soccer-visas-denied looks like trump is frightened of offending #china

Sean Spicer Launches Witch Hunt Over The ‘Secure’ App He Just Said Was No Big Deal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/17580836804/sean-spicer-launches-witch-hunt-over-secure-app-he-just-said-was-no-big-deal.shtml well, course


Autonomous cars are about to do to transport what the internet did to information - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/27/autonomous_cars_are_about_to_do_to_transport_what_the_internet_did_to_information/ interesting analysis

Inside Another Internet Troll Factory: This Time In Sweden, But With Russian Connections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170223/02093536771/inside-another-internet-troll-factory-this-time-sweden-with-russian-connections.shtml what a time to be alive

BMW considers making electric Mini outside UK due to #Brexit worries - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/27/bmw-electric-mini-germany-uk-brexit-germany-oxford uh-huh

Monday, 27 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170224 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170224.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/australian-childrens-author-mem-fox-detained-by-us-border-control-i-sobbed-like-a-baby just the start #au

Kansas shooting raises safety concerns for foreigners in US - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/kansas-bar-shooting-indian-hate-crime Spicer: “absurd to link the action 2 Trump’s rhetoric”

#Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was ‘not a rape’ or racist - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/idaho-football-player-rape-case-coat-hanger-light-sentence what an appalling story

Conservation biologist warns that “cyber-poachers” could use tracking tags to hunt endangered animals - http://boingboing.net/2017/02/25/threat-models.html </sigh>

India now holds world record for planting 50 million #trees in a day - https://www.nextbigwhat.com/india-now-holds-world-record-for-planting-50-million-trees-in-a-day-297/ wow, kudos #india

“a hard #Brexit will cost the UK up to £200bn over the next 15 years” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/25/brexit-fintech-exodus-begins-london-eu-luxembourg don’t worry, only £12000 per family of 4

Saturday, 25 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170223 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170223.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU politicians back call for UK to agree €60bn exit bill before trade talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/24/eu-politicians-back-brussels-call-for-uk-to-pay-60bn-exit-bill-before-trade-talks well, well, well #brexit

CCIA Welcomes IMCO’s Draft Opinion On The #Copyright Directive Proposal - https://www.ccianet.org/2017/02/ccia-welcomes-imcos-draft-opinion-on-the-copyright-directive-proposal/ “good first step in the right direction”

In Latest Twist To The Global Trade Deal Saga, EU Now Looking To Fill The Gap Left By US In Exiting #TPP - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170223/06363836773/latest-twist-to-global-trade-deal-saga-eu-now-looking-to-fill-gap-left-us-exiting-tpp.shtml

European Parliament: Govt, science clouds should use #openstandards, #opensource - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/159303 well, of course

‘Teflon’ Le Pen unshaken as corruption plagues French election - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/teflon-le-pen-unshaken-as-corruption-plagues-french-election this reminds me of something similar…

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170222 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170222.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Coalition Slams DHS Plans To Demand Social Media Passwords - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170221/11135336758/coalition-slams-dhs-plans-to-demand-social-media-passwords.shtml a really, really bad idea; another not to visit US…

Thousands of doctors trained in Europe 'may quit UK after #Brexit’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/thousands-eea-doctors-may-leave-uk-after-brexit-survey-bma “impending “disaster” in medical staffing” #NHS

“need for a quick trade deal with the US will suck the UK as whole into the gravitational field” of trump - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/23/ireland-border-brexit-trump-eu #brexit

#Brexit could help EU strike free trade deal with India, MEPs believe - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/brexit-could-help-eu-strike-free-trade-deal-india-meps making Indian deal with UK less important…

It took less than a minute of satellite time to catch these thieves red-handed - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/02/to-catch-a-thief-with-satellite-data/ such important work by @SkyTruth

#China's Latest Target For Online Crackdown: Live-Streaming Foreigners - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170217/09094836731/chinas-latest-target-online-crackdown-live-streaming-foreigners.shtml & so it goes on…

Irish leader calls for united Ireland provision in #Brexit deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/irish-leader-enda-kenny-calls-for-united-ireland-provision-in-brexit-deal so that’s #Scotland and NI leaving UK…

Gove refuses to say if Murdoch sat in on Trump interview - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/23/michael-gove-refuses-say-murdoch-sat-in-trump-interview so that’s a clear “yes”, then…

US Cos. & gov Work To Bring Down ‘Dangerous’ UN Panel Report On Access To Medicines - http://www.ip-watch.org/2017/02/23/us-business-government-work-bring-dangerous-un-panel-report-access-medicines-change-debate-geneva/ making #patents kill the poor

Social Media Needs A Travel Mode - http://idlewords.com/2017/02/social_media_needs_a_travel_mode.htm sounds like a good technical approach to the problem

Investigatory Powers law: Gov’t quiet on missing draft communications data code - https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2017/02/investigatory-powers-law-missing-draft-communications-data-code/ riiight #IPAct

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170221 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170221.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leftist French lawmakers take #CETA to Constitutional Council - http://www.euractiv.com/section/elections/news/leftist-french-mps-take-ceta-to-constitutional-council/ just the start #france

European News Publishers Still Believe They Have The Right To Make Google Pay For Sending Traffic Their Way - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170218/09265436740/european-news-publishers-still-believe-they-have-right-to-make-google-pay-sending-traffic-their-way.shtml

British suicide bomber: UK security services ‘guilty of failings’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/22/british-suicide-bomber-ronald-fiddler-uk-security-services-guilty-of-failings-terrorism-chief yet again, failure to monitor at fault

London Internet Exchange members vote to block UK Snoopers’ Charter gagging order - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/22/linx_members_vote_to_block/ #IPAct

Roundup From Day 2 of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 - http://fairuseweek.org/roundup-from-day-2-of-fair-usefair-dealing-week-2017/ lots of links #copyright

China to implement strictest fishing moratorium in history - http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0221/c90000-9180737.html welcome, but more of these needed everywhere

EU Embraces Nations Spurned by US - https://global.handelsblatt.com/politics/e-u-embraces-nations-spurned-by-u-s-709260 oh, bad luck #brexit UK: just as you leave, EU will be doing lots of trade deals

#Brexit talks could get ‘gory, bitter and twisted’, former ambassador warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/22/brexit-talks-could-get-gory-bitter-and-twisted-sir-ivan-rogers & he probably knows better than anyone

The MPAA Versus Fair Use - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170221/13321736760/mpaa-versus-fair-use.shtml great takedown of ridiculous claims #copyright

No More Hiding at Sea: Transshipping Exposed - http://usa.oceana.org/TransshippingExposed great work #fish

#Mexico's #sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/22/mexico-sugar-tax-lower-consumption-second-year-running time for other countries to follow suit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170220 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/02/170220.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer’s - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/long-winded-speech-could-be-early-sign-of-alzheimers-says-study now, who do we know unable to string sentences together…?

How to lobby the Lords on the #Brexit bill - http://www.stilleu.uk/lobby-lords-brexit-bill/ … today would be another good day to do this; please be polite…

Roundup from Day 1 of #FairUse/Fair Dealing Week 2017 - http://fairuseweek.org/roundup-from-day-1-of-fair-usefair-dealing-week-2017/ links to a good few posts on the subject

Shipowners isolated as maritime industry supports EU’s move to regulate CO2 - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/shipowners-isolated-maritime-industry-supports-eu’s-‘first-move’-regulate-co2 v important: ships must be included

.@wagamama_uk have today made the commitment to go 100% #cagefree - well done them.  www.wagamama.com/sustainability

Video: Linus Torvalds on How to Build a Successful Open Source Project - https://www.linux.com/news/event/open-source-leadership-summit/2017/2/video-linus-torvalds-how-build-successful-open-source-project and he should know… #linux #git

Losing banking jobs to EU ‘threatens financial stability’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/losing-banking-jobs-to-eu-threatens-financial-stability-across-europe #WellDoneBrexiters, bringing everything crashing down

Betting the house? How #Brexit gamble could bring down the City - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/betting-the-house-how-brexit-gamble-could-bring-down-the-city I’m amazed the City let tories get to this point

NFU president says food will ‘rot in the fields’ unless government guarantees access to workforce - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/21/farmers-warning-eu-seasonal-workers-nfu-conference-birmingham #brexit