Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160627 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2016/06/160627.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Post-Brexit power vacuum hits UK tech policy influence at European Parliament - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/post-brexit-uk-eu-tech-digital-policy/ what a mess

British fishermen warned Brexit will not mean greater catches - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/28/british-fishermen-warned-brexit-will-not-mean-greater-catches oh, bad luck, fishermen, you were conned too...

The Mafia Is Giving Italians Cancer - http://digg.com/2016/mafia-cancer-mosaic what a sad, terrible story

Russia’s new spy law calls for metadata and content to be stored, plus crypto backdoors - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/russias-new-spy-law-calls-for-metadata-and-content-to-be-stored-plus-crypto-backdoors/ West can't point fingers

Pro-remain rallies cancelled over safety fears - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/28/pro-remain-rallies-cancelled-over-safety-fears what's going on? #brexit blackshirts? this is #projectfear

Handelsvertrag mit USA: EU-Parlament sieht kaum noch Chancen für #TTIP - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/eu-parlament-ttip-verhandlungen-vor-dem-scheitern-a-1100161.html  "Das Abkommen ist politisch tot"

Ars Technica UK is one year old. How are we doing? Take our survey! - http://arstechnica.co.uk/staff/2016/06/ars-technica-uk-first-year-survey/

National Parliaments Not Needed For #CETA Approval, European Commission President Juncker Says - http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/06/29/national-parliaments-not-needed-for-ceta-european-commission-president-juncker-says/ so democratic


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160626 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160626.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Firms plan to quit UK as City braces for more post-Brexit losses - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jun/26/city-of-london-expecting-further-post-brexit-losses-when-trade-reopens "100,000 roles could be lost in financial sector"

French PM opposes #TTIP as against "EU interests" - https://uk.news.yahoo.com/french-pm-opposes-transatlantic-trade-122033493.html without UK to push it, TTIP in big trouble

Proxy.sh hints at gag order after VPN node is withdrawn from warrant canary - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/proxy-sh-warrant-canary-gag-order-vpn/ squawk #surveillance

& here is Vote Leave's misleading video on how they would spend mythical £350 million a week - multiple times over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tItgGcWVHw

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/survey-one-fifth-of-british-businesses-may-move-operations-abroad/ only one fifth...? #brexit

Brussels rejects Boris Johnson 'pipe dream' over single market access - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/27/brussels-rejects-boris-johnson-pipe-dream-over-single-market-access “You cannot have your cake and eat it”

Semiautomatic handgun advocate shot and killed her two daughters - http://boingboing.net/2016/06/27/semiautomatic-handgun-advocate.html

Family rifts over Brexit: ‘I can barely look at my parents’ - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/27/brexit-family-rifts-parents-referendum-conflict-betrayal amazing how deep the rifts are

Sunday, 26 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160625 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160225.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

#NZ Govt plans to remove branding despite threats - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/307309/govt-plans-to-remove-branding-despite-threats quite right too

Sperm whales have many cultures, with their own dialects, all across the world - http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/new-evidence-that-sperm-whales-form-clans-with-diverse-cultures-languages/ amazing stuff

How the News Agenda is Set - https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/06/news-agenda-set/ hugely important point...

Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers - https://torrentfreak.com/rightscorp-pressures-isps-to-hijack-pirates-browsers-160625/ astonishing #copyright

to call the post-#brexit UK a banana republic would be to insult bananas

“If we want more globalization we must either give up some democracy or some national sovereignty." - http://www.standard.net/Business/2016/06/25/Brexit-is-a-bad-omen-for-world-commerce er, no thanks

Saturday, 25 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160624 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160224.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Introducing SpotMini - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf7IEVTDjng&feature=youtu.be post-#Brexit, I expect UKIP will buying lots of these soon to hunt down migrants

Japan firms in Britain will need to rethink Europe strategies - http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160625/p2g/00m/0bu/013000c "Japanese companies could move away from Britain"

Meet 10 Britons who voted to leave the EU - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/25/meet-10-britons-who-voted-to-leave-the-eu wow, self-delusion (literally) personified; read and weep #brexit

Constitutional crisis ahoy! - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/06/constitutional-crisis-ahoy.html "Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly may have veto power over #Brexit"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160623 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160223.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Brexit: Trade deals will force UK to follow EU data privacy laws anyway - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/brexit-trade-deals-will-force-uk-to-follow-eu-data-privacy-laws-anyway/ independence? what independence?

Handelsabkommen mit Kanada: Bundestag soll über Ceta mitbestimmen - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bundestag-soll-ueber-freihandelsabkommen-ceta-mitbestimmen-a-1099543.html not sure the @EU_Commission agrees... #CETA

Young voters are blaming older generations for the #Brexit result - http://mashable.com/2016/06/24/young-generation-brexit/ figures show that is absolutely true

"smirking fascist in corner is hoisting his pint glass and humming "tomorrow belongs to me." - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/06/tomorrow-belongs-to-me.html #WellDoneBrexiters

#Brexit in Brussels: Juncker’s mic drop and political brexploitation - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/brexit-in-brussels-junckers-mic-drop-and-political-brexploitation/ fascinating stuff

I’m an Austrian in the UK – I don’t want to live in this increasingly racist country - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/24/country-increasingly-racist-austrian-uk-briton-netherlands-eu-referendum-result sadly, I can't blame you

just heard about "a decently large and growing tech company" that was about to make London its EU HQ; and now isn't... #WellDoneBrexiters

With a single vote, England just screwed us all - http://fusion.net/story/318538/england-brexit-screwed-us-all/ "grimmest of reminders of power still held by older generation"

FSFE's answers to the EU's Public Consultation: Revision of the European Interoperability Framework - http://fsfe.org/news/2016/news-20160624-01.html #FRAND

Brexit calls EU climate action into question as top MEP quits - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/brexit-calls-eu-climate-action-into-question-as-top-mep-quits/ destroying UK - & now climate too #WellDoneBrexiters

Rights holders might need to re-register IP in the UK as a result of #Brexit, says expert - http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2016/june/brexit-rights-holders-might-need-to-re-register-ip-in-the-uk-as-a-result-of-brexit-says-expert/ they will enjoy that

The UK has the opportunity to lead the world in open innovation in banking - http://theodi.org/blog/the-open-future-of-banking no, that's Frankfurt you're thinking of

Tories ‘plan November general election’ to win Brexit government mandate - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/tories-plan-november-general-election-to-win-brexit-government-mandate/ hmm, I'll believe it when I vote in it

Friday, 24 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160622 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160222.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/22/dutch-prototype-clean-up-boom-brings-pacific-plastics-solution-a-step-closer I'm sceptical, but happy to be wrong

Digitising #publicdomain images creates a new #copyright, rules German court - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/digitising-public-domain-images-creates-a-new-copyright-germany/ this is bad news - & ridiculous #de

#PrivacyShield: Experts in the dark on planned EU-US data sharing pact - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/privacy-shield-experts-in-dark-planned-eu-us-data-sharing-pact/ floundering hopelessly

EU data flows to #China is next fight on #privacy warriors hit list - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/eu-data-flows-china-privacy/ very important issue needs to considered here

Digitising #publicdomain images creates a new #copyright, rules German court [Updated with comment from museum] - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/digitising-public-domain-images-creates-a-new-copyright-germany/

Hillary Clinton Isn’t Tacking Right For The General Election - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-tpp_us_576af709e4b09926ce5d9e6c "That could spell doom for the #TPP"

#MPAA Boss: Europe’s Geo Unblocking Plans Threaten Movie Industry - https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-boss-europes-geo-unblocking-plans-threaten-movie-industry-160623/ what total rubbish - as usual for #copyright

Russia's Problem (According To Russian Politicians): Not Enough Mass Surveillance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160622/07052034779/russias-problem-according-to-russian-politicians-not-enough-mass-surveillance.shtml like everywhere else

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160621 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/06/160221.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Phone-tapping ban for lawyers not absolute, rules top court - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/phone-tapping-ban-for-legal-profession-not-absolute-rules-top-court/ #ECHR says privilege is for clients, not lawyers...

Don’t break #crypto, go easy on the algorithms, says global Internet commission - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/one-internet-global-internet-governance-report-analysis/ lots on #privacy and stuff

In or out, Cameron's EU referendum may leave a toxic legacy - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/2016/jun/22/in-out-cameron-eu-referendum-toxic-legacy may? may??? it's the only thing that's guaranteed here

Brexit: James Dyson is lone, pro-Leave voice among UK tech superstars - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/brexit-leave-remain-uk-tech-influencers/

Mozilla Awards $385,000 to Open Source Projects as part of MOSS “Mission Partners” Program - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2016/06/22/mozilla-awards-385000-to-open-source-projects-as-part-of-moss-mission-partners-program/ this is good

Fake Satoshi Nakamoto Trying To Patent All Sorts Of Bitcoin Related Ideas - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160622/07071134780/fake-satoshi-nakamoto-trying-to-patent-all-sorts-bitcoin-related-ideas.shtml bonkers