Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170312 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170312.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Zoos are prisons 4 animals – no one needs to see a depressed penguin in the flesh - https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2017/mar/13/zoos-are-prisons-for-animals-no-one-needs-to-see-a-depressed-penguin-in-the-flesh close them, unless 4 breeding

Trump and Brexit hurt Hungary, says liberal presidential candidate - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/13/trump-brexit-damaged-democracy-hungary-presidential-candidate-laszlo-majteny #WellDoneBrexiters, spreading hatred & bigotry

UK Teenager Jailed For 5 Years For Downloading One Movie - https://torrentfreak.com/futureshock-uk-teenager-jailed-for-5-years-for-downloading-one-movie-170312/ nicely done; #digitaleconomyact must be fixed

3D Size Comparison of Everything in Universe is Awe-Inspiring - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/3d-size-comparison-of-everything-in-the-universe-is-awe-1793199716 puts everything in context - literally. #uplifting

Filmmakers Take #NL State to Court Over Lost Piracy Revenue - https://torrentfreak.com/filmmakers-take-dutch-state-court-lost-piracy-revenue-170309/ the sense of entitlement of these people has no bounds

EU Questionnaire on options for “reform” of #ISDS - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=233 totally biased, but worth filling in; takes about 10’ online

FWIW here is a copy of my answers to the EU biased consultation on re-branding #ISDS - https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/pdf/answer/e9df4d4c-0682-4aa5-ad99-2ddaad47d164/

No global corporate court - https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/no-global-corporate-court epetition to stop supra-national, anti-democratic #ISDS tribunals

TiSA at a stalemate - Risks to regulations in the public interest remain - http://www.akeuropa.eu/en/tisa-at-a-stalemate-risks-to-regulations-in-the-public-interest-remain.html #TISA is not dead - don’t relax

Civil society urges EU institutions to stop the “censorship machine” in #copyright proposal - https://edri.org/civil-society-urges-eu-institutions-to-stop-the-censorship-machine-in-the-copyright-proposal/ upload filters must go

.@remediationmag - http://www.remediationmagazine.co.uk/ “technologies and techniques for use in reversing or stopping environmental damage”; interesting

Move Over, Series Of Tubes, The Internet Is Now A Bridge Over A Creek For A Dozen People? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170311/00533736893/move-over-series-tubes-internet-is-now-bridge-over-creek-dozen-people.shtml er, nope

#KORUS Negotiation Documents (Preamble for Investors): Disclosed by Supreme Court Order - https://occupyfta.blogspot.nl/2017/03/korus-negotiation-documents-preamble.html “reveal US unilateralism”

Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/13/texas-masturbation-bill-abortion-jessica-farrar nicely done…

Theresa May unlikely to trigger article 50 before end of March - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/theresa-may-unlikely-to-trigger-article-50-before-end-of-march she’s clearly no longer in control of process

“Brussels insiders would not expect #Scotland to encounter serious problems if it wanted to join the EU” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/independent-scotland-would-have-to-apply-to-join-eu-commission-says #brexit

UK projects ‘at risk’ if PM demands £9bn refund from EU after #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/uk-projects-at-risk-if-pm-theresa-may-demands-9bn-refund-eu-after-brexit well, obvs: does May seriously doubt it?

“The risk is that public opinion turns against #Brexit, lending support for … another referendum” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/brexit-talks-theresa-may-fitch-eu-scottish-independence hope, not risk

Extra Digit Accidentally Typed By Officer Turns UK Man Into A Pedophile - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170313/08105936905/extra-digit-accidentally-typed-officer-turns-uk-man-into-pedophile.shtml hugely important case

Facebook and Instagram ban developers from using data for #surveillance - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/13/facebook-instagram-surveillance-privacy-data I’m sure this will be rigorously obeyed

MPs vote down Lords amendments on #Brexit vote and EU citizens’ rights - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/13/brexit-vote-article-50-eu-citizens-rights-lords-mps shame on all those who voted against

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