Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160725 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/07/160725.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Nonagenarian model citizen wants secret #surveillance data on him deleted - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/john-catt-echr-secret-surveillance/ what a hero

The Internet Of Things Is a Security And Privacy Dumpster Fire And The Check Is About To Come Due - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160725/09460835061/internet-things-is-security-privacy-dumpster-fire-check-is-about-to-come-due.shtml yup; great stuff

Monday, 25 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160724 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2016/07/160724.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Mass killing of elephants: Will the EU go on turning a blind  eye? - http://www.euractiv.com/section/development-policy/opinion/mass-killing-of-elephants-will-the-eu-go-on-turning-a-blind-eye/ appalling stance by @EU_Commission – shame

Researchers Who Exposed #VW Gain Little Reward From Success - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/business/vw-wvu-diesel-volkswagen-west-virginia.html?_r=0 NB not US gov that spotted this, but indy researchers

A massive trade in services deal is running into roadblocks from the European Union - http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-trade/2016/07/pence-the-change-is-gonna-be-huge-215455 #TISA in trouble, like #TTIP

"Wir wollen kein #TTIP um jeden Preis" - http://www.spdfraktion.de/presse/statements/lambrecht-kein-ttip-um-jeden-preis "Private Schiedsgerichte ... wird es mit uns nicht  geben"

#China orders top Internet firms Sina, Tencent to halt original news reporting - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/china-sina-tencent-original-news-reporting-ban/ more bad stuff #censorship

Official: #Yahoo snapped up by Verizon in £3.7 billion deal - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/07/verizon-buys-yahoo-folds-business-into-aol/ sad end...

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in #climatechange battle - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/25/china-coal-peak-hailed-turning-point-climate-change-battle kudos to #China; but to be undone by Trump...?

Verizon Buys Yahoo In $4.8 Billion Attempt To Bore The Internet To Death - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160725/06401135057/verizon-buys-yahoo-48-billion-attempt-to-bore-internet-to-death.shtml ha! great headline

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/07/160723.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

EU considers migration ‘emergency brake’ for UK for up to seven years - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/24/brexit-deal-free-movement-exemption-seven-years hmmm, not sure how that would work, but hey

Trump: EU was formed 'to beat the US at making money' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/24/donald-trump-eu-was-formed-to-beat-the-us-at-making-money sounds like a good reason to be a member...

Dover port delays: families stuck on roads told chaos will last until Monday - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/23/port-of-dover-seven-hour-delays-border-checks-france a reminder of what borders can do

Saturday, 23 July 2016


Isis claims responsibility for Kabul fatal bomb attack on Hazara protesters - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/23/hazara-minority-targeted-by-suicide-bombs-at-kabul-protest NB: muslim victims again...

Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/kaine-comes-out-against-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-226064 important shift from just earlier this week #TPP

Huge toxic algae bloom sickens >100 in Utah amid heatwave - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/22/toxic-algae-bloom-utah-lake-100-sick-heatwave so, maybe time to address those environmental problems

Erasmus scheme may exclude British students after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jul/23/erasmus-scheme-exclude-british-students-brexit another mighty victory achieved by #brexiters

As Trump backers praise Brexit, UK and US are nations united in rage - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/22/donald-trump-backers-praise-brexit-uk-us-nations-united-rage-republicans-us-election Dark Ages 2.0

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160720 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/07/160720.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Why untangling UK industry from Europe may be 'impossible' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/21/brexit-untangling-uk-industry-europe-german-manufacturing-single-market-bavaria some seem to think "complicated" can just be ignored

Julia Reda MEP discusses the harmonisation of #copyright law, IP enforcement and #Brexit - http://kluwercopyrightblog.com/2016/07/20/julia-reda-mep-discusses-harmonisation-copyright-law-ip-enforcement-brexit/ and does so well...

Florida police shoot black man lying down with arms in air - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/21/florida-police-shoot-black-man-lying-down-with-arms-in-air I am astonished at forbearance of the black community

Just As We Warned: A Chinese Tech Giant Goes On The Patent Attack -- In East Texas - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160718/06573135006/just-as-we-warned-chinese-tech-giant-goes-patent-attack-east-texas.shtml #china

Ed Snowden and Andrew "bunnie" Huang announce a malware-detecting smartphone case - http://boingboing.net/2016/07/21/ed-snowden-and-andrew-bunnie.html exciting

US eyes quick post-#Brexit trade deal with UK to get stalled #TTIP moving - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/uk-us-post-brexit-trade-deal/ likely to have #ISDS red in tooth & claw

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160719 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/07/160719.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Hottest June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/20/june-2016-14th-consecutive-month-of-record-breaking-heat-says-us-agencies when do denialists wake up? when they're on fire?

Boris Johnson grilled over past ‘outright lies’ at uneasy press conference - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/19/boris-johnson-grilled-past-outright-lies-uneasy-press-conference-john-kerry journos must do this at every presser

'World’s saddest polar bear' exhibited in Chinese shopping centre - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/20/worlds-saddest-polar-bear-chinese-shopping-centre disgraceful animal abuse in #china

Google, Microsoft can’t be forced to censor “torrent“ searches, Paris court rules - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/paris-court-snep-torrent-search/

Ceta erlaubt Klagen gegen öffentliche Versorger in Deutschland - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/ceta-erlaubt-klagen-gegen-wasserwirtschaft-a-1103741.html bad #CETA

Chinese Electronics Retailers Join Forces For E-commerce Push - http://www.chinatechnews.com/2016/07/16/23769-chinese-electronics-retailers-join-forces-for-e-commerce-push interesting move #china

Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices - https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68/micro-desktop "freely-accessible royalty-free, unencumbered hardware standard"

"Scottish plans to somehow remain in the EU despite the UK’s Leave vote were “impracticable”. - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/may-warns-against-scottish-eu-hopes-ahead-of-merkel-talks/ independence, then?

Referendum on Irish reunification is a ‘possibility’ after #Brexit - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/referendum-on-irish-reunification-is-a-possibility/ so that's Scotland, NI...not much UK left

Reducing Adobe Flash Usage in Firefox - https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2016/07/20/reducing-adobe-flash-usage-in-firefox/ can't happen too quickly

Turkey Blocks Wikileaks After It Dumps Nearly 300,000 Turkish Gov't Emails - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160720/00453335015/turkey-blocks-wikileaks-after-it-dumps-nearly-300000-turkish-govt-emails.shtml question is: what's in them?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160718 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/07/160718.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK’s #DRIPA spy law is legal if safeguards in place, says top EU court advisor - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/dripa-not-illegal-if-safeguards-in-place-eu-advocate-general/ #IPBill

Philippines won't honour UN climate deal, says president - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/19/philippines-wont-honour-un-paris-climate-deal-president-duterte well, the typhoons smashing your country won't care, mate

Security in-a-Box - https://securityinabox.org/en/guides-linux "instructions to help you install and use the most essential digital security sw & services."

Monster shark fishing tournaments face growing pressure to reform - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/19/atlantic-shark-hunting-tournaments-endangered-species bunch of egoistical barbarians

"risk that the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU could prove to be worse than expected" - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/19/imf-cuts-uk-growth-forecasts-following-brexit-vote #brexit

Theresa May wrong to pass spy law, and DRIPA opinion proves it—MP says - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/theresa-may-wrong-to-pass-spy-law-dripa-opinion-tom-watson/ AG opinion stronger than thought #IPBill

The Importance of Following Community-Oriented Principles in GPL Enforcement Work - https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2016/jul/19/patrick-mchardy-gpl-enforcement/ "always seek compliance"