Sunday, 24 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180623.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

and of course, @BBCNews on Radio 3 this morning didn’t think this was worth mentioning at all, preferring to talk about sewage instead - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/23/brexit-demonstration-whitehall-demand-second-referendum these people are not journalists, they are lickspittle cowards

“Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost” - https://about.bnef.com/new-energy-outlook/ good, but not good enough; we must all do more #renewables

UK solar power growth halves for second year running - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/19/uk-solar-power-growth-halves-for-second-year-running tory government = environmental disaster government

Supposed ‘Free Speech’ Warrior Jordan Peterson Sues University Because Silly Professor Said Some Mean Things About Him - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180622/00523140087/supposed-free-speech-warrior-jordan-peterson-sues-university-because-silly-professor-said-some-mean-things-about-him.shtml @mmasnick wades in…

We, the undersigned, demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. - https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition I’ve signed, FWIW… #PeoplesVoteMarch


Jeremy Hunt hits back at Airbus over Brexit warnings on jobs - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/24/jeremy-hunt-hits-back-at-airbus-over-brexit-warnings-on-jobs being honest with employees is what good managers do; Hunt wouldn’t know anything about that, of course…


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I have to say the #PeoplesVoteMarch was very jolly today - a very civilised, upbeat atmosphere...well done all.

“Liam Fox, said the UK was not “bluffing” about being prepared to abandon trade talks” = “Fox said UK was not “bluffing” about sawing its own legs off” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/23/uk-not-bluffing-about-walking-away-with-no-deal-liam-fox-brexit what a waste of skin that man is

Maybe “smart” devices are too clever: they know all about your Facebook friends, and can spy on you and your family - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/06/maybe-smart-devices-are-too-clever-they-know-all-about-your-facebook-friends-and-can-spy-on-you-and-your-family/ #IoT #surveillance

#Opensource sustainability - https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/23/open-source-sustainability/ excellent review of this area…

Zehntausende demonstrieren gegen Brexit - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/brexit-zehntausende-demonstrieren-in-london-gegen-eu-ausstieg-a-1214618.html more like 100K - I know, I was there (although admittedly I didn’t count everybody…)



Thursday, 21 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180620.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#China's Latest Censorship Crackdown Target: Videos Of Women Rubbing, Kissing And Licking Binaural Microphones - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/09121340064/chinas-latest-censorship-crackdown-target-videos-women-rubbing-kissing-licking-binaural-microphones.shtml this is bonkers #ASMR

Port of Dover warns of ‘regular gridlock’ in event of hard Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/20/port-of-dover-warning-regular-gridlock-congestion-hard-brexit-trade from the people on the ground who know what they are talking about… #BrexitShambles

China’s Twitter erases John Oliver after scathing Xi Jinping skit - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jun/21/chinas-twitter-erases-john-oliver-after-scathing-xi-jinping-skit #china shows its insecurity and weakness again #streisandeffect


Ireland could bring in ‘Ryanair-type’ passport checks after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/21/brexit-ireland-could-bring-in-ryanair-type-passport-controls “He warned that customs checks and declarations would make it virtually impossible for smaller freight operators to survive.” #brexit spreading misery everywhere

EU’s attempt at internet copyright reform is a ridiculous own goal - https://www.irishtimes.com/business/eu-s-attempt-at-internet-copyright-reform-is-a-ridiculous-own-goal-1.3538030 good summary of a bad situation #CopyrightDirective

Matteo Salvini threatens to remove Gomorrah author’s police protection - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/21/matteo-salvini-threatens-to-remove-gomorrah-roberto-saviano-police-protection appalling

In A Surprising Decision, European Court Of Human Rights Says #Sweden's Mass #Surveillance Is Fine - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180621/03350340081/surprising-decision-european-court-human-rights-says-swedens-mass-surveillance-is-fine.shtml but the CJEU says it’s the boss, anyway…


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180619.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The EU is about to “end everything that’s good and pure about the internet” - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/your-last-chance.html all at the behest of a greedy #copyright industry, whose sense of entitlement knows no bounds

“Wah wah” – @CLewandowski_ mocks ten-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/wah-wah-corey-lewandows.html what utter scum: how does he bear to look in the mirror…?

President Trump Directs Pentagon To Create A ‘Space Force’ In What Is Surely Not Any Kind Of Distraction From Crying Children - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/09534040066/president-trump-directs-pentagon-to-create-space-force-what-is-surely-not-any-kind-distraction-crying-children.shtml no, sirreee


We can still win: Next steps for the #CopyrightDirective - https://edri.org/next-steps-copyright-directive-article-13/ good explanation and timeline; we can still stop this madness…

The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Voted for the #Article13 #CensorshipMachine: What Happens Next? - https://saveyourinternet.eu/the-european-parliament-legal-affairs-committee-voted-for-the-article-13-censorshipmachine-what-happens-next/ important background info on what happens next, and what we do next…

EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a ‘tool for control’ - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/20/eu-votes-for-copyright-law-that-would-make-internet-a-tool-for-control " @AxelVossMdEP: “No one is and no one will ever filter the internet". this is precisely what #article13 will impose; the man’s clueless about tech.

European Parliament Committee’s Vote in Favor of Copyright Law Threatens Online Speech and Innovation - https://cdt.org/press/european-parliament-committee-vote-in-favor-copyright-law-threats-online-speech-innovation/ #SaveTheInternet

Wireless Carriers Hope You Won’t Notice Their Location Data Scandal Makes The Facebook, Cambridge Fracas Look Like Amateur Hour - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/11155440068/wireless-carriers-hope-you-wont-notice-their-location-data-scandal-makes-facebook-cambridge-fracas-look-like-amateur-hour.shtml good analysis of important issue

Police officer caught making over 16,000 privacy violations in police registers; charged with electronic trespassing - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/06/police-officer-caught-over-16000-privacy-violations-in-police-registers-charged-electronic-trespassing/ but they say we can trust the police to have access to this info

President Trump Overturns Obama’s National Ocean Policy - https://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/president-trump-overturns-obamas-national-ocean-policy what a monster trump is: his name will live in infamy…



Warner Bros. Turns Harry Potter Fan Events Into Events For The Franchise That Must Not Be Named - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/10130740067/warner-bros-turns-harry-potter-fan-events-into-events-franchise-that-must-not-be-named.shtml just imagine what carnage #article13 will wreak on #fanfic in the EU…


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180618.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Free software is at risk in the EU – take action now - https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/free-software-is-at-risk-in-the-eu-take-action-now write to your MEPs today please #article13

Open Source Industry Australia Says Zombie TPP Could Destroy Free Software Licensing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180615/09090440050/open-source-industry-australia-says-zombie-tpp-could-destroy-free-software-licensing.shtml #TPP was and is bad…

.@openstreetmap Should Be a Priority for the #OpenSource Community - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openstreetmap-should-be-priority-open-source-community in a world awash with smartphones, maps are fundamental, #OSM should be too

“With the ancillary copyright, some publishers want to get a digital money printing machine from politicians – soon also at the EU level. How did we come to this?” - http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-19/such-nonsense-law @saschalobo on #article11 #copyrightdirective

Europe on the verge of voting nefarious digital publishing right - https://www.technollama.co.uk/europe-on-the-verge-of-voting-nefarious-digital-publishing-right “This idea is bad. Really bad. This is a new right created without any evidence supporting it, and on the contrary, the experience of such a new right in Spain & Germany has been negative.”

Dear EU Parliament: Why Are You About To Allow US Internet Companies To Decide What EU Citizens Can Say Online? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180618/16521740060/dear-eu-parliament-why-are-you-about-to-allow-us-internet-companies-to-decide-what-eu-citizens-can-say-online.shtml that’s what #copyrightdirective will do…

Barnier: UK will lose access to EU security databases after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/19/barnier-uk-will-lose-access-to-eu-security-databases-after-brexit exactly as we warned… #BrexitShambles

#Brexit row: GCHQ chief stresses UK’s role in foiling European terror plots - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/19/barnier-uk-will-lose-access-to-eu-security-databases-after-brexit sure, but what about GCHQ’s other role of breaking into the computer systems of EU governments and businesses? #snowden



Monday, 18 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180617.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Jetzt Uploadfilter in der EU-Urheberrechtsreform verhindern: Sag dem EU-Parlament Deine Meinung! - https://netzpolitik.org/2018/jetzt-uploadfilter-in-der-eu-urheberrechtsreform-verhindern-sag-dem-eu-parlament-deine-meinung/ bitte…

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml huh? #article11 #copyright

#censorship by abuse of #copyright, as here - http://www.europe1.fr/medias-tele/le-compte-youtube-de-la-chaine-dextreme-droite-tv-libertes-ferme-le-rn-sinsurge-3683666 - will become much easier and more common if #article13 is included in EU #copyright directive. everyone who believes in freedom of speech should be against it. /cc @MCBoutonnetFN @Gilles_Lebreton

Article de Glyn Moody dans « boingboing.net » : Du foutoir, de l’Article 13, et de la déconstruction de mythes - https://www.april.org/article-de-glyn-moody-dans-boingboingnet-du-foutoir-de-l-article-13-et-de-la-deconstruction-de-mythe #EU #copyrightdirective #Article13

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With Éva Simon - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-eva-simon/ “if you think about #Article13, the solution is not to carve out certain services, but it’s just to delete [it].”

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ quick summary of main problems with #EU #copyrightdirective #article13 #article11

In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet #censorship - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/18/asymmetric-information-war.html how does that help EU companies and startups? hint: it doesn’t…

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With David Lopez, Lifelong Learning Platform - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-david-lopez-lifelong-learning-platform/ “Article 4 needs to be re-thought from the perspective of how it can serve as an enabler, not a barrier to high quality education.” #EU #copyrightdirective

Constellation Update – Tech, Telegram and Proof of Meme - https://constellationlabs.io/blog/index.php/2018/06/13/constellation-update-tech-telegram-and-proof-of-meme/ “proof of meme” is just the software development methodology that Linux invented over 25 years ago…

Jeremy Corbyn, take note: leftwing remainers won’t stay silent on #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/18/jeremy-corbyn-leftwing-remainers-brexit-momentum-labour-live “Awkwardly for its fixed manifesto position of “respect the referendum”, its membership is 87% remain. “Bollocks to Brexit” stickers were everywhere.”

Lessons From Making Internet Companies Liable For User’s Speech: You Get Less Speech, Less Security And Less Innovation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180615/01090140045/lessons-making-internet-companies-liable-users-speech-you-get-less-speech-less-security-less-innovation.shtml #article13 #EU


Sunday, 17 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Remember: Time is really running out. Please Write to Your MEPs Today to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/high-risk-food-shortages-pesticides-chemical-giant or, you know, we could come up with better solutions…


Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml what? #article11 #copyright

France’s Front National (who support the EU’s mandatory #copyright filters) furious when Youtube’s copyright filters kill their channel - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/17/three-days-left.html #article13 must go