Thursday, 30 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160629 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

What Brexit could mean for global trade - "#TTIP and the EU-Canada deal must be renegotiated" #CETA

Forget the politics – Brexit may be unlawful - interesting

Lauri Love still doesn’t know if he’ll be extradited to the US for alleged hacking -

Software Heritage, the “Library of Alexandria of software,” launches today - looks a big, important project #freesw

Chechen leader Kadyrov to choose assistant on reality TV show - the world is officially losing its grip

Wednesday, 29 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160628 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

European states mull giving EU citizenship to UK students after Brexit, Renzi says - clever (v @jonworth)

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations - fascinating stuff

#Germany to bring in new oversight for its spies, but snooping powers undiminished - as usual #BND

Warnung von Vizekanzler Gabriel: "Wenn die EU-Kommission das macht, ist #TTIP tot" - "dumme Durchdrücken von #Ceta"

Gove's Wife Raises Johnson Leadership Concerns - even she has doubts about BoJo the Clown...

EU leaders on collision course with Commission over #CETA - should be fun to watch

Thai military cracks down on allegations of torture - try cracking down on torture instead... #thailand

Gun nut mom went back for more bullets before executing daughter - no words...

Leave donor plans new party to replace Ukip – without Farage - wow, not just tories & labour, UKIP in meltdown too

Trump renews support for waterboarding at Ohio rally: 'I like it a lot' - maybe there are things worse than #brexit

Tuesday, 28 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160627 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Post-Brexit power vacuum hits UK tech policy influence at European Parliament - what a mess

British fishermen warned Brexit will not mean greater catches - oh, bad luck, fishermen, you were conned too...

The Mafia Is Giving Italians Cancer - what a sad, terrible story

Russia’s 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 - what's going on? #brexit blackshirts? this is #projectfear

Handelsvertrag mit USA: EU-Parlament sieht kaum noch Chancen für #TTIP -  "Das Abkommen ist politisch tot"

Ars Technica UK is one year old. How are we doing? Take our survey! -

National Parliaments Not Needed For #CETA Approval, European Commission President Juncker Says - so democratic


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160626 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Firms plan to quit UK as City braces for more post-Brexit losses - "100,000 roles could be lost in financial sector"

French PM opposes #TTIP as against "EU interests" - without UK to push it, TTIP in big trouble hints at gag order after VPN node is withdrawn from warrant canary - squawk #surveillance

& here is Vote Leave's misleading video on how they would spend mythical £350 million a week - multiple times over -

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad - only one fifth...? #brexit

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 -

Family rifts over Brexit: ‘I can barely look at my parents’ - amazing how deep the rifts are

Sunday, 26 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160625 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#NZ Govt plans to remove branding despite threats - quite right too

Sperm whales have many cultures, with their own dialects, all across the world - amazing stuff

How the News Agenda is Set - hugely important point...

Rightscorp Pressures ISPs to Hijack Pirates Browsers - 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." - er, no thanks

Saturday, 25 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160624 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Introducing SpotMini - 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 - "Japanese companies could move away from Britain"

Meet 10 Britons who voted to leave the EU - wow, self-delusion (literally) personified; read and weep #brexit

Constitutional crisis ahoy! - "Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly may have veto power over #Brexit"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160623 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Brexit: Trade deals will force UK to follow EU data privacy laws anyway - independence? what independence?

Handelsabkommen mit Kanada: Bundestag soll über Ceta mitbestimmen - not sure the @EU_Commission agrees... #CETA

Young voters are blaming older generations for the #Brexit result - figures show that is absolutely true

"smirking fascist in corner is hoisting his pint glass and humming "tomorrow belongs to me." - #WellDoneBrexiters

#Brexit in Brussels: Juncker’s 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 - 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 - "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 - #FRAND

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 - they will enjoy that

The UK has the opportunity to lead the world in open innovation in banking - no, that's Frankfurt you're thinking of

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 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

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 - this is bad news - & ridiculous #de

#PrivacyShield: Experts in the dark on planned EU-US data sharing pact - floundering hopelessly

EU data flows to #China is next fight on #privacy warriors hit list - very important issue needs to considered here

Digitising #publicdomain images creates a new #copyright, rules German court [Updated with comment from museum] -

Hillary Clinton Isn’t Tacking Right For The General Election - "That could spell doom for the #TPP"

#MPAA Boss: Europe’s Geo Unblocking Plans Threaten Movie Industry - what total rubbish - as usual for #copyright

Russia's Problem (According To Russian Politicians): Not Enough Mass Surveillance - like everywhere else

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160621 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Phone-tapping ban for lawyers 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 - lots on #privacy and stuff

In or out, Cameron's EU referendum may leave a 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 -

Mozilla Awards $385,000 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 - bonkers


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160620 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Science & Tech museums' documents to be 'open by default' by fall, CEO pledges - this should be the rule everywhere

Boris Johnson will make TV apology if Brexit triggers recession - oh, well, that's OK then... </facepalm>

Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals - because they can override national courts #ISDS

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160619 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Italy to block democratic vote on #CETA for 500 million Europeans, according to leaked letter - naughty italy...

Brexit is a fake revolt – working-class culture is being hijacked to help the elite - which makes it even worse

#China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners - kudos; we should follow suit

Monday, 20 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160618 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Are Research Ethics Obsolete In The Era Of Big Data? - interesting, detailed discussion

.@w3c#DRM working group chairman vetoes work on protecting security researchers and competition - digraceful

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160617 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Jack Ma announces support for Russian small businesses - interesting move #brics

#Italy offers to betray 500 million EU citizens by blocking parliamentary votes on #CETA - (v @StopTTIP_Italia#shame

China Blocks Sales Of iPhones, Claiming Design Is Too Close To Chinese Co's Phone - live by patents, die by patents

Saturday, 18 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160616 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Free trade demands a regulatory framework and ethical principles - it does, it does #TTIP #CETA #TISA

The unspeakable  truth - fine analysis of the shameful British racism now dropping its mask in the #brexit debate

The new Tate Modern isn’t that modern - I'm looking forward to visiting, nonetheless...

EU-Japan FTA would boost growth more than TTIP - not difficult given the miserable projected gains from #TTIP

Woman, 19, sues U.S. over anal and vaginal search for which she was billed $575 - staggering

Shattered records show #climatechange is an emergency today, scientists warn - so when do the denialists get it?

Get Ready for a Meat Revolution - amazing story of an animal-free burger; let's hope this catches on

Thursday, 16 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160615 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Brexit would scupper Europe’s unitary patent plans, says EPO president - well, there's that...

Half of cops in England, Wales needed to spy on UK terror suspects, all the time—report - #IPBill will make it worse

US farmers: "#TTIP negotiations must result in a modern, science- and risk-based approach" -  = GMOs, no precautions

Stop the UK government ban on new public bus companies - another foretaste of the post-#brexit world...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160614 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

The UK should rejoin space race, say MPs - that would be fun

Netflix law divides MEPs: On-demand can be soooo demanding - #EU

Commission research shows Nature Directives don’t need ‘better regulation’ - so leave the things alone #EU

#TTIP talks bogged down in food standards debate - EU can have high food standards or a deal, but not both

Cost of ambitious new car CO2 targets well below previous estimate – ICCT - car companies should stop whining

EU "scientific criteria" to identify endocrine disruptors - blatant sacrifice of #precautionaryprinciple for #TTIP

Europe’s opportunity to stop hormone disruption crushed - "years of harm to health before we can remove them" #TTIP

Mossack Fonseca worker arrested in Switzerland - looks like another #whistleblower is going to need support

Promised end to EU #roaming fees faces technical hurdle - nah, just the @EU_Commission dragging its feet again...

Brexit is only way the working class can change anything - interesting, but it will make things far worse for them

"Will we have poisoned the wells of civility for a generation?" - yes, we will, mate, that's the awful tragedy here

'The descent into farce is just sad' - result doesn't matter now,  brexit "debate" shows UK is finished as an idea

Baptist pastor praises Orlando shooter for killing gays - religion strikes again...

Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels - the acceptable face of religion...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160613 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#CETA: The Canadian #TTIP nobody noticed until it was (almost) too late - where it came from, why it's got to go #ca

When everything else fails, amateur radio will still be there—and thriving - "It’s a good time to be technical"

EU watchdog demands redacted data on top drug Humira - "Public health more important than commercial interest"

How nature turned failed communist plan into Bucharest's unique park - amazing what nature can do if you let it

Unmasked: Corporate rights in the renewed Mexico-EU FTA - despite public rejection, EU wants more #ISDS

#CETA fails the consumer crash test - & much else besides

Monday, 13 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160612 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Cracks emerging in plurilateral talks for #TiSA - not a moment too soon

BEUC and EDRi urge the EU Commission not to undermine citizens’ #privacy in trade agreements - important point #TTIP

EU digital #copyright consultation: Last chance to have your voice heard - important stuff: pl. participate

US government asks to join key EU @facebook#privacy case brought by @maxschrems- wow, this is getting serious

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Hurt Farmers and Make #Seed Companies Richer - #TPP

Greenpeace calls on Italy to reconsider position on EU-Canada trade deal - shame on #italy if it does this #CETA

Offener Brief an EU-Kommissarin Malmström: Datenschutz nicht durch Freihandelsabkommen untergraben - #TTIP #TISA

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160611 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Chinese Nationals Involved in an African Elephant Poaching Crisis - #china must do more to stamp this out


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160609 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Google Comes Down On The Wrong Side Of The #TPP - @google decides to be evil again...

Lobbyists swamp MEPs over ‘Netflix bill’ - well, that was inevitable

Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches - yikes #brazil

Saturday, 11 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160609 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Taxpayer-funded private copying levy muffled by top EU court - #copyright levies are a mess: they need to go

No single market access for UK after Brexit, Wolfgang Schäuble says - "In is in. Out is out."

Research funders renew commitment to transforming science publishing - eLife gets more dosh #openaccess

Regulation of Financial Industry is History if Trade In Services Agreement Passes - #TISA

#TTIP Proposals on regulatory cooperation would lower standards - pretty much guaranteed...

GOP Senator David Perdue leads prayer for Obama's death - just gotta love these right-wing christians...

#Ceta: EU-Kommission könnte Freihandelsabkommen an Parlamenten vorbeischleusen - will #Italy play the Judas?

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160608 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

"how #AI will totally change the law firm model" - also applies to other professions

#Infosec is a sham: The reality of IT security - snake oil, pure and simple...

#Ireland’s #abortion laws violated woman's human rights, says UN - "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment"

#ISDS: Konzerne klagen - Wir zahlen - "große Bedrohung in den geplanten Freihandelsabkommen #TTIP und #CETA"