Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180220 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180220.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


France Says ‘No’ To Company Hack-Backs Following Online Attacks – But Wants To Keep The Option Open For Itself - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180219/06520739266/france-says-no-to-company-hack-backs-following-online-attacks-wants-to-keep-option-open-itself.shtml

‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/dirty-meat-shocking-hygiene-failings-discovered-in-us-pig-and-chicken-plants “raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-#Brexit trade deal” exactly what will happen

Netanyahu aide agrees to implicate PM over corruption claims – reports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/21/benjamin-netanyahu-aide-shlomo-filber-testify-against-israeli-pm-reports well, that’s er, interesting if confirmed…

‘She was in so much pain’ - how turkey meatballs gave an Oregon baby salmonella poisoning - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/she-was-in-so-much-pain-how-turkey-meatballs-gave-an-oregon-baby-salmonella-poisoning coming to the UK if the hard #brexiters get their way and slash food regulations as part of US trade deal…

Red tape in the meat industry? It’s the difference between life and death - https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/red-tape-in-the-meat-industry-its-the-difference-between-life-and-death “if regulations are chopped away and if the results end up in our school dinners and hospital meals, there will be little likelihood of any of us knowing.” #brexit

Boston Dynamics is teaching its robot dog to fight back against humans - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/21/boston-dynamics-teaching-robot-dog-fight-back-humans I really don’t need to say it, do I? #WCPGW

‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/feb/21/ive-been-here-for-50-years-the-scandal-of-the-former-commonwealth-citizens-threatened-with-deportation so much for that supposed #brexit love of the commonwealth

EU Publishers Acknowledge Snippet Tax Concerns, But Say: ‘It’s OK, You Can Trust Us’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180220/09184639271/eu-publishers-acknowledge-snippet-tax-concerns-say-ok-you-can-trust-us.shtml as history demonstrates… #copyright #article11

Dirty US meat could flood into UK after a #Brexit trade deal - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2018-02-21/dirty-us-meat-could-come-over-here-after-brexit "US has already warned us that we will need to lower our food standards in exchange for a quick trade deal, but we need to fight this hard.”


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180219 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180219.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/20/trees-for-trump-one-million-pledged-offset-climate-change a great start, but we need 10 billion at least…

Why The #Copyright Directive Lacks (Artificial) Intelligence - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/eu-reform/why-the-copyright-directive-lacks-artificial-intelligence/ #AI will never flourish in EU unless the right to read is the right to mine #article3 #TDM

petition to help keep UK coal free - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/revoke-planning-for-bradley-opencast-coal-mine insane idea for a new open-cast #coal mine


Wired’s Big Cover Story On Facebook Gets Key Legal Point Totally Backwards, Demonstrating Why CDA 230 Is Actually Important - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180216/16165239254/wireds-big-cover-story-facebook-gets-key-legal-point-totally-backwards-demonstrating-why-cda-230-is-actually-important.shtml why we need @mmasnick

Facebook ‘Security’: A New VPN That’s Spyware And Two-Factor Authentication That Spams You - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180214/10252739234/facebook-security-new-vpn-thats-spyware-two-factor-authentication-that-spams-you.shtml symbolic much?

Tory MPs' hard Brexit letter to May described as 'ransom note' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/20/tory-mps-sign-letter-to-theresa-may-outlining-hard-... "full regulatory autonomy" = race to the bottom, since we could already race to top if we want; we didn't, and will utterly trash environment, health, safety, employment regs after #brexit

here’s what US will demand as price of FTA with UK: https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/the-tory-trump-plan-to-kill-food-safety-with-brexit-chicken-6faa9fbff0c1
"Exposed: The Tory-Trump plan to kill food safety with Brexit chicken"; no #brexit chicken, no US FTA. no US FTA, no brexit economy.

Farmers tell Gove: lack of migrant workers now ‘mission critical’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/20/farmers-tell-gove-lack-of-migrant-workers-now-mission-critical oh look: just as we warned… #brexit


Monday, 19 February 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180218 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180218.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why Decentralization Matters - https://medium.com/@cdixon/why-decentralization-matters-5e3f79f7638e “Cryptonetworks combine the best features of the first two internet eras: community-governed, decentralized networks with capabilities that will eventually exceed those of the most advanced centralized services.”

Trans-Atlantic Network of Hard #Brexit Climate Science Deniers Plotting ‘Shadow’ US-UK Trade Talks - https://www.desmog.uk/2018/02/18/trans-atlantic-network-hard-brexit-climate-science-deniers-plotting-shadow-us-uk-trade-talks-plot taking back control - and giving it to #climatedenialists

Urgent Legal Action for Our #NHS - Round 3 - https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/jr4nhs-round3/ “our fight to get proper consultation, parliamentary scrutiny and respect for the law. Save our NHS from an American-style take-over.”



‘Un-American’ to cancel gun show near Florida high school where 17 died in mass shooting - http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2133698/un-american-can-cancel-gun-show-near-florida-high but not un-American to allow US children to be gunned down in schools again and again

“May’s government wants to oversee a race to the top in global standards” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/19/david-davis-brexit-britain-mad-max but: “EU largely sets minimum standards not maximum ones”, so the only thing stopping us doing that now is…lack of UK gov’s desire to do so #BrexitLies


Sunday, 18 February 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180217 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180217.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/18/iceland-ban-male-circumcision-first-european-country well done, #iceland leading the way; time to end this primitive child abuse,  well as #FGM

No new opencast coal mines in Durham, UK - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/revoke-planning-for-bradley-opencast-coal-mine what are they thinking?


“By the end of the year, Saudi Arabia aims to invest up to $7 billion to develop seven new solar plants and a big wind farm.” good news… #renewables

Terror als Vorwand der EU-Kommission für Copyrightfilter - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/2896057/ well, of course... #censorship #article13




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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180216 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180216.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May to warn EU not to put ideology before citizens’ safety - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/16/theresa-may-to-warn-eu-not-to-let-ideology-put-its-citizens-at-risk the hypocrisy of this stupid woman knows no bounds… #brexit

Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/17/revealed-us-uk-rightwing-thinktanks-talks-to-ditch-eu-safety-checks the reality of #brexit


Saturday, 17 February 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180215 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180215.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Plagiarism software finds Shakespeare plundered cool words from a little-known book - https://boingboing.net/2018/02/15/plagiarism-software-finds-shak.html “Shakespeare was a creative-commons powerhouse” #cc

Mistakes in the Drake Equation - https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/02/16/mistakes-in-the-drake-equation/ thought-provoking stuff

Everyone Creates: New Empirical Data Shows Just How Much The Internet Has Enabled A New Creative Economy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180214/23162739240/everyone-creates-new-empirical-data-shows-just-how-much-internet-has-enabled-new-creative-economy.shtml

A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/a-solar-panel-on-every-roof-in-the-us-here-are-the-numbers/ “The total production is equal to nearly 40 percent of the total electricity currently sold by utilities in the US.”


Lavrov: We want to see Europe strong and stable - http://vestnikkavkaza.net/material/110098 but only if it is the Theresa May kind of “strong and stable”…


Thursday, 15 February 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180214 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/02/180214.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Polen sollen antipolnische Äußerungen melden - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/polen-sollen-angeblich-antipolnische-aeusserungen-melden-a-1193581.html #poland goes full-on right-wing banana republic

Japan thinks #Brexit is an ‘act of self-harm’, says UK’s former ambassador - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/15/japan-thinks-brexit-is-an-act-of-self-harm-says-uks-former-ambassador “Japanese policy analysts are puzzled by British government rhetoric about global opportunities flowing from Brexit”; simple: it’s a desperate lie

Your Right to Fight Brexit crowdfunding now stands at £153,000 - https://www.gofundme.com/FightforYourRighttoFight judging by the recent comments, Boris Johnson’s appalling speech yesterday seems to have galvanised many into giving some dosh to stop the #BrexitShambles

Offended by Koreans eating dog? I trust you’ve never had a bacon butty - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/15/korea-eating-dog-meat-animals-food-west “93% of pigs killed for meat in the UK are factory-farmed, and 60% of sows reared here are kept in metal crates just centimetres bigger than their body”. pigs are highly intelligent.

#Dubai‘s archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’ is back in business - https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/feb/15/dubais-archipelago-of-300-artificial-countries-is-back-in-business-video who would be stupid enough to buy somewhere that will be under water in a few years’ time because of global warming?

EIFL supports joint letter calling for a better #copyright reform for education in Europe - http://www.eifl.net/news/european-educators-ask-better-copyright "signatories call on legislators to make good sense policy choices and to help support access to inclusive, fair education for all in the European Union."

Drug maker hikes price of 2-in-1 painkiller >2,000%—$36 drugs now $3,000 - https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/price-of-2-in-1-drug-spikes-to-3000-separately-the-two-drugs-cost-36/ why #pharma companies are scum, part 23598

FBI Director Still Won't Say Which #Encryption Experts Are Advising Him On His Bizarre Approach To Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180214/22141739238/fbi-director-still-wont-say-which-encryption-experts-are-advising-him-his-bizarre-approach-to-encryption.shtml