Monday, 17 June 2019

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India heatwave: rain brings respite for some but death toll rises - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/india-heatwave-rain-brings-respite-for-some-but-death-toll-rises sadly, this is the #climatecrisis future for many parts of the world. temperatures and deaths will soar even higher…

Jagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to death - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/17/writing-truth-weighing-heavily-on-my-life-murder-jagendra-singh “Singh wrote a social media post about the threats he believed he faced for investigating sand mining in northern India.” awful

#Huawei Now Using Patent Claims To Demand $1 Billion From Verizon, As The US Tries To Chase Huawei Out Of The US Market - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190613/02365642389/huawei-now-using-patent-claims-to-demand-1-billion-verizon-as-us-tries-to-chase-huawei-out-us-market.shtml well, that was predictable…

Please Donate 78rpm Records to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project - http://blog.archive.org/2019/06/17/please-donate-78rpm-records-to-the-internet-archives-great-78-project/ great idea from great project



Friday, 7 June 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190606.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK official in charge of #Brexit border plans resigns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/06/uk-official-in-charge-of-brexit-border-plans-resigns "earlier this year said there were no magic technological solutions for preventing a hard border with Ireland in the event of no deal."

How many more will die in US heatwaves as world warms? - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/how-many-more-will-die-in-us-heatwaves-as-world-warms/ many, and unnecessarily

Cruise ships poisoning port cities as much as cars – new data reveals - https://www.transportenvironment.org/news/cruise-ships-poisoning-port-cities-much-cars-%E2%80%93-new-data-reveals outrageous that cruise ships still getting away with this

Rat brains provide even more evidence our brains operate near tipping point - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/does-the-human-brain-teeter-on-the-edge-of-chaos-rat-brains-point-to-yes/ fascinating stuff

No ‘Novoland’: This Really Is a Tough Year for Chinese Costume Dramas - https://www.whatsonweibo.com/no-novoland-this-really-is-a-tough-year-for-chinese-costume-dramas/ insane: $72million, 55-episode series cancelled *20 minutes* before 1st episode due to air…

Russia Says it Will Soon Begin Blocking Major #VPNs - https://torrentfreak.com/russia-says-it-will-soon-begin-blocking-major-vpns/ not good

What do the American negotiating objectives mean for a future US-UK trade deal? - https://brexitcentral.com/what-do-the-american-negotiating-objectives-mean-for-a-future-us-uk-trade-deal/ basically: bend over and enjoy it... #NHS #chlorinechicken #hormonebeef

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/06/general-data-protection-regulation-one-year-on-what-next/ the first year was just a warm up; now #GDPR get serious…



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190605.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

AFP signals journalists could face charges for publishing secrets - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/06/afp-signals-journalists-could-face-charges-for-publishing-secrets bad stuff happening in #australia #censorship

"Donnie wasn’t a total bust: the photo he posted of him and his [trump] siblings in the Churchill War Rooms was a real insight for those who ever wondered what Britain would have looked like if the Nazis had won the war." - https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/j

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget - https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/climate-becomes-top-priority-in-eus-2020-budget/ "
As much as 21% of the proposed budget will be devoted to climate change issues." long overdue

Facebook's Triple Woes Over Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190605/07294642339/facebooks-triple-woes-over-cambridge-analytica-data-harvesting-scandal.shtml "There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy," on Facebook or any other social media site, says Facebook's lawyer Orin Snyder. so now you know.

Robert Downey Jr. launches a coalition to clean up the earth using AI and robots - https://thenextweb.com/world/2019/06/0

Secret footage exposes abuse of calves at Coca-Cola affiliated dairy farm - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/06/secret-footage-calves-fair-oaks-farms-illinois "young dairy calves being kicked, violently thrown, having their heads stamped into the ground and suffering from heat exposure" appalling



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190604.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Study Shows That All This Ad Targeting Doesn't Work That Well - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190530/10330742303/new-study-shows-that-all-this-ad-targeting-doesnt-work-that-well.shtml hugely important "We still hope that sooner or later advertisers realize that they're getting scammed by the ad companies promising miracles"

#Facebook, Not Microsoft, Is the Main Threat to #OpenSource - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-not-microsoft-main-threat-open-source and it's not going to be easy to tackle this…

Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US is 'clean' on climate change - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/05/donald-trump-tells-prince-charles-us-is-clean-on-climate-change to charles's credit that he at least tried... #climatecrisis

Manufactured Goods industry would be hit the hardest by a no-deal #Brexithttps://www.statista.com/press/p/the_manufactured_goods_industry_would_be_hit_the_hardest_by_a_no_deal_brexit_uk_industry_reports_now_include_exclusive_brexit_analyses/ "gross value of the industry would decrease by 12% over next 15 years."

'Great views! Booze!': Is London ready for its biggest ever party boat? - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/05/great-views-booze-is-london-ready-for-its-biggest-ever-party-boat interesting, raises a number of issues


Interpol makes public appeal in hunt for most wanted eco-criminals - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/interpol-makes-public-appeal-in-hunt-for-most-wanted-eco-criminals spread the word…

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/05/high-heels-at-work-are-necessary-says-japan-labour-minister so, how long before he resigns over this...? #KuToo運動

As Germany Floats The Idea Of Encryption Backdoors, Facebook May Already Be Planning To Undermine Its Own Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190604/07071342325/as-germany-floats-idea-encryption-backdoors-facebook-may-already-be-planning-to-undermine-own-encryption.shtml this is not good

Public concern over environment reaches record high in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/greta-thunberg-effect-public-concern-over-environment-reaches-record-high good - now let's act to protect it - and us

Trump visit avoids major pitfalls despite usual blunders - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/05/trump-visit-avoids-major-pitfalls-despite-usual-blunders indeed; the queen's practised dignity and the d-day commemoration helped…



Tuesday, 4 June 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190603.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Thirty years on from Tiananmen: unpublished pictures of the student movement - http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20190530-china-thirty-years-tiananmen-square-unpublished-photos-student-movement some amazing pix here #Tiananmen30

"President tweets that ‘big trade deal is possible once UK gets rid of the shackles’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/03/may-to-hail-great-partnership-with-us-as-trump-visits-no-10 "shackes" are health and safety regulations, and environmental protections; post-#brexit, UK will be a 3rd-world country

#Facebook Fails To Block EU Court Case That Could Rule Against Most Transatlantic Data Flows - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190603/07310442317/facebook-fails-to-block-eu-court-case-that-could-rule-against-most-transatlantic-data-flows.shtml potentially huge decision in the offing.. #privacyshield #surveillance

Marine ‘gold rush’: demand for shark fin soup drives decimation of fish - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/marine-gold-rush-demand-shark-fin-soup such greed and stupidity; #china getting better, but #hongkong, #macao & #taiwan bad

#Facebook, Not Microsoft, Is the Main Threat to #OpenSource - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/facebook-not-microsoft-main-threat-open-source and it's not going to be easy to tackle…

How The Guardian grew its premium app offering - https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/google-news-initiative/how-guardian-grew-its-premium-app-offering/ "Today The Guardian generates more income from readers than advertisers" #journalism #newspapers

Watch an AI-generated human face become monstrous as its neural network decays - https://boingboing.net/2019/06/04/watch-an-ai-generated-human-fa.html nope nope nope

EU gives Nigel Farage 24 hours to explain Arron Banks funds - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190602.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘They are amazed’: New York City sees extraordinary leap in whale sightings - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/new-york-city-whale-sightings-increase “Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act that have mopped up pollution flowing from the Hudson River and helped safeguard humpbacks from direct harm.” good news for a change

"Asked if he would be willing to meet the London mayor, Trump replied: “No, I don’t think much of him. I think that he’s the twin of [the New York City mayor Bill] de Blasio, except shorter.” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/trump-praises-nigel-farage-and-refuses-to-apologise-for-nasty-jibe-as-he-leaves-us trump acts and talks like petulant six-year-old child

Experts urge Theresa May to confront Trump over climate crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/03/experts-urge-theresa-may-to-confront-trump-over-climate-crisis "an opportunity for the prime minister to challenge the president’s reckless approach and advance the UK’s reputation as an international leader on climate change"

#Brexit 'may bar UK scientists from €100bn EU research fund' - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jun/03/brexit-may-bar-uk-scientists-from-100bn-eu-research-fund "exclusion would see the UK drop out of the top tier of research nations" of course, that's what #brexit does to everything - makes us smaller, weaker, with less sovereignty

German Officials Think German Citizens Need Less Security, More Encryption Backdoors - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190530/17355942306/german-officials-think-german-citizens-need-less-security-more-encryption-backdoors.shtml how about nein?

Resurgent Greens find they can set agenda in German politics - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/03/germany-green-party-set-agenda-emission-debt-break-politics excellent news #GreenWave



Sunday, 2 June 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/06/190601.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘We’ve only just started’: 1 year into GDPR, ad industry braces for more fines - https://digiday.com/media/weve-just-started-1-year-gdpr-ad-industry-braces-fines/ a reminder: #GDPR is very young, and its contours still being defined. it’s too early to pass judgement…

Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/01/donald-trump-like-20th-century-fascist-says-sadiq-khan @SadiqKhan tells it as it is, while #brexiters humiliate UK by grovelling before their new lord…

Donald Trump denies calling Meghan ‘nasty’ despite audio recording - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/02/donal-trump-denies-calling-meghan-nasty-despite-audio-recording he can’t stop lying, even when there’s clear evidence of his lies…

US wants access to #NHS in post-Brexit deal, says Trump ally - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/02/us-wants-access-to-nhs-in-post-brexit-deal-ambassador-to-uk-says "complaints about US food standards were ill-informed. “It’s completely safe." - it most certainly isn't, as US gov admits: https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/dirty-meat-shocking-hygiene-failings-discovered-in-us-pig-and-chicken-plants #dirtymeat

Mitschnitt belegt, wie Trump Herzogin Meghan “fies” nennt - https://www.spiegel.de/panorama/leute/donald-trump-bestreitet-aussage-ueber-meghan-markle-a-1270445.html “Donald Trump fordert eine Entschuldigung der Medien: Sie hätten erfunden, dass er Herzogin Meghan als fies bezeichnet hat. Doch die Aussage gibt es auf Band.”

As London braces for Trump’s arrival, Sky News makes hilarious use of the baby blimp - https://mashable.com/article/donald-trump-london-visit-protests-baby-blimp/

Trump to land in UK amid rising anger over trade demands - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/02/donald-trump-to-land-in-uk-amid-rising-anger-over-trade-demands “UK would need to allow US agricultural products, including #chlorinatedchicken, on to the UK market as part of any post-Brexit trade deal, as well as US private sector involvement in the #NHS.”