Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171213 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/171213.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#OpenAccess: What should the priorities be today? - https://poynder.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/open-access-what-should-priorities-be.html #oa

Congolese fighters convicted of raping young girls in landmark case - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/congolese-fighters-convicted-raping-toddlers-young-gir... "a group that christened itself Djeshi ya Yesu (The Army of Jesus)"


Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/dec/14/fox-alleged-bribes-tv-soccer-copa-libertadores why murdoch must not take over sky

Tory rebels warn May not to attempt to enshrine #Brexit date in law - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/14/tory-rebels-theresa-may-brexit-date-in-law-eu-withd... well done them

Data Is The New Oil, So Big Tech Is Pushing For A Digital Free Trade Deal - https://www.buzzfeed.com/burcukilic/big-tech-is-pushing-for-a-new-kind-of-free-trade “Decades ago it was pharmaceuticals, oil and food. Now tech giants want data to be the next frontier in the free trade agenda.”

UKIP appeals against ICO request for info on Brexit data dealings - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/14/ukip_appeals_against_icos_request_for_information_on_brexit_data_dealings/ nothing to hide, of course…

Roy Moore issues fiery video refusing to concede: ‘Immorality sweeps over our land’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/14/roy-moore-issues-fiery-video-refusing-to-concede-immorality-sweeps-over-our-land well, he certainly can speak from personal experience…


Leaked E-mail Shows Even The FCC's Own CTO Thinks Gutting #NetNeutrality Harms The Public - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171213/13553438802/leaked-e-mail-shows-even-fccs-own-cto-thinks-... they just don't care...

Dominic Grieve says he has had death threats after Brexit rebellion - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/14/dominic-grieve-says-he-has-had-death-threats-after-brexit-rebellion striking how it's always #brexiters making the death threats...

Omarosa Manigault-Newman on the White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/14/omarosa-manigault-newman-trump-ive-seen-things-that-... tell us more...

Two Separate Studies Show That The Vast Majority Of People Who Said They Support Ajit Pai's Plan... Were Fake - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171214/09383738811/two-separate-studies-show-that-vast-majority-... #netneutrality


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171212 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/171212.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171211/13221038786/folks-that-built-internet-tell-fcc-it-has-no-... it won't care... #netneutrality

Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/13/merkel-ally-manfred-weber-brexit-talks-second-refer... “The British people realise that Brexit means losing many things, but not gaining anything.”

UK Drug Lab Misconduct Calls 10,000 Convictions And Prosecutions Into Question - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/17172738779/uk-drug-lab-misconduct-calls-10000-conviction...

Chinese gang accused of selling poisoned darts to kill dogs for meat - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/eight-arrests-china-poisoned-syringes-kill-dogs-meat-t... "people who ate the meat were also in danger of being poisoned"

Don't risk water pollution from oil drilling on Leith Hill - https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-leith-hill-in-surrey-from-the-risk-of-water-contamina... this is absurd: oil must stay in the ground - we don't need more drilling #UK

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/13/guatemala-canada-indigenous-right-canadian-mining-comp... "bring some accountability to a Canadian mining company for horrific human rights abuses in another country"

Facebook Says #Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In #Brexit - https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/facebook-says-russia-spent-less-than-1-trying-to-interfere & if you believe that, I have a bridge you may care to purchase..




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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171211 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171211.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial - http://mashable.com/2017/12/11/youth-climate-case-appeals-court/ excellent

US Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/study-uk-economy-likely-to-suffer-post-brexit/ this is why UK won't do impact studies: "loss in GDP of nearly 5%, or $140 billion, in the ten years after Brexit"

Austria stubs out looming #smoking ban in name of 'freedom' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/austria-stubs-out-looming-smoking-ban-freedom it's official: far-right parties give you cancer...

Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/dec/11/thylacine-dna-reveals-weakness-kangaroo-tasmanian-ti... one of the best examples of what’s known as “convergent evolution”

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout - http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42315280 "fall back to World Trade Organisation rules would reduce EU FDI inflow into the UK by about $7.8bn (£5.8bn)."

Why Does China Love The '#Sharing Economy'? Not Because Of Communism... - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/02561438730/why-does-china-love-sharing-economy-not-becau... #bikes #surveillance

Donald Trump visit to UK expected in new year, says US ambassador - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-visit-to-uk-expected-in-new-year-says-u... "chances of such [large-scale] protests not going ahead during any visit are minimal". you bet.

#Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/surveillance-firms-spied-on-campaign-groups-for-big-co... want to hate big business a little more?  read on...

Insurance giant Axa dumps investments in #tarsands pipelines - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/insurance-giant-axa-dumps-investments-tar-sands-pipelines important: who now wants to be left with stranded assets…?

No-deal #Brexit will cost everyone in UK £1,585, says US thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/no-deal-brexit-cost-everyone-uk-1585-us-thinktank IOW £6,000 for a family of four: you got that spare...?

'No shame': how the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/big-oil-lobby-get-what-it-wants-epa-trump-pruitt #EPA

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/calls-for-greater-fossil-fuel-divestment-at-anni...

UK banks join pledge to come clean on #climatechange risks - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-banks-join-multinationals-pledge-come-clean-clim... "237 companies with a combined market capitalisation of $6.3tn (£4.7tn) were now backing the scheme."

How a maker with Type I #diabetes led an #opensource project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/organlegging.html #T1D

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit


Monday, 11 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171210 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/north-atlantic-right-whales-brink-of-extinction-... sad

'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove  -  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/not-ashamed-dolphin-hunters-of-taiji-break-silence-ove...  well, this bunch of lying, greedy butchers ought to be ashemed #japan

Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/11/boris-johnson-trade-forum-sudan-rights-ab... #brexit means...compromising on human rights in trade deals

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/meat-tax-inevitable-to-beat-climate-and-health-c... do it

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/eu-to-step-up-efforts-over-middle-east-peace-process good to see EU showing some spine; absence of trump's poodle, the UK, probably helps

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-elect... remember: this is mostly personal data. we should collect less, zero if possible

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - https://qz.com/1133123/batteries-cant-solve-the-worlds-biggest-energy-storage-problem-one-startup-ha... this looks good; let's hope it works at scale

The Free Market Argument For #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/01533638775/free-market-argument-net-neutrality.shtml long, deep stuff from @mmasnick - well-worth reading


Sunday, 10 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


Friday, 8 December 2017

171208


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171207 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171207.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK Court Says Company Is Innocent In Massive Data Breach Caused By Vindictive Employee, But Must Nonetheless Pay Compensation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/08332238733/uk-court-says-company-is-innocent-massive-data-breach-caused-vindictive-employee-must-nonetheless-pay-compensation.shtml

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/death-spiral-half-of-europes-coal-plants-are-losing-money shut them down, buy batteries…

“Concetta Riina, created an online espresso store named Uncle Totò after the man believed responsible for about 150 murders” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/coffee-is-the-new-racket-how-mafia-are-brewing-up-trouble disgusting

EU closes mammoth trade deal with Japan - https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-closes-mammoth-trade-deal-with-japan/ but: “the two sides have not reached an agreement on investment protection” #ISDS #jefta

EU 2nd Data Package - https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/com-2017-495_en “a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union” #privacy

Palestinian shot dead in Gaza as protesters clash with Israeli troops in West Bank - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/palestinian-shot-dead-in-gaza-as-protesters-clash-with-israeli-troops-in-west-bank & so the spiral of violence beings - all because of trump

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/ski-resort-will-devastate-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-bulgaria-says-wwf disgraceful & pointless: soon there won’t be snow #bulgaria

Russia Says Disconnecting From The Rest Of The Net ‘Out Of The Question’, But Wants Alternative DNS Servers For #BRICS Nations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171206/03565338753/russia-says-disconnecting-rest-net-out-question-wants-alternative-dns-servers-brics-nations.shtml

Did A Non-Existent Eatery In A Shed Become TripAdvisor’s Top-Rated Restaurant In London? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171207/07102738759/did-non-existent-eatery-shed-become-tripadvisors-top-rated-restaurant-london.shtml you be the judge