Thursday, 31 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170830 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hard border could spell the end for Northern Ireland’s dairy processors - of course; but #brexiters don’t care

Brexit-fuelled energy efficiency myths - #brexiters spreading harmful lies everywhere

A ₹1 Crore Fund to Support Open Source Projects in #India - huge potential there

Estonia on #copyright: Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and his alter ego on steroids - a slap in the face for the EU public

Even encrypted data streams from the Internet of Things are leaking sensitive information; here’s what we can do -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170829 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hello spam and tinned peaches: is Britain facing a Brexit food crisis? - enjoy, #brexiters

urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation today - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Miss UK says she handed back her crown because she was told to lose weight - well done, her…

India’s Supreme Court Rules Privacy Is Fundamental Right; Big Ramifications For Aadhaar Biometric System & Beyond -

Distracted Boyfriend photographer: “It’s not allowed to use any image without purchasing the proper licence” -

Scale Of Moderating Facebook: It Turns Off 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day - facebook, not linus, does not scale

Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve - kudos, but: “may be only temporary reprieve for the area”

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170828 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU’s #Brexit negotiator tells UK to speed up and ‘get serious’ - this is going so well

Universities abroad headhunting 95% of UCL’s top EU researchers - #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK research

Interview With Raegan Macdonald - Senior Policy Manager @mozilla #copyright #EU #copyrightdirective

#Sweden doubles down on data retention surveillance, includes #VPN surveillance in new leaked proposal - awful move

Letters threatening acid attacks sent to Muslims in Bradford - this is what #brexiters have turned UK into

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf citadel faces obliteration - unnecessary: #turkey is perfect for solar power

Is this the key to foiling #phishing attacks? Spoiler alert: probably - everyone should do this if poss #security

Total Harvey insurance cost could be as high as $100bn - tackling #climatechange looking cheaper by the day

Man born and raised in UK told he is not a British citizen - @ukhomeoffice strikes again…

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170827 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: ‘It’s not if, it’s when’ - this is from June

2 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Get out, and go quick: #Brexit heartland stays defiant - stupid old bigots still stupid, still bigoted…

UK Home Office cannot be trusted, say EU citizens’ rights groups - too right: @ukhomeoffice is a perennial disgrace

Santorini’s popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point - #tourism is destroying what it loves

Netanyahu accuses Iran of missile production sites in Syria - well, at least #israel doesn’t have nuclear weapons

Monday, 28 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170826 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British tourists tell of misery abroad with pound at eight-year low - well, we did warn you; but you know, facts…

A million skilled EU workers see their future outside Britain - #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK’s future thus

3 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth - “like he’s building up a credible insanity defence”

Sunday, 27 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170825 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I hope you’re ready to get married’: in search of Vietnam’s kidnapped brides - fruit of china’s one-child policy

4 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Friday, 25 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170824 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Astronauts flew right over monster storm Hurricane Harvey - this is the face of #globalwarming

Jeremy Hunt can attack me all he wants – but he is wrong to say the #NHS is working - saith Stephen Hawking…

Piece by piece, the case for severing Britain’s ties to Europe is falling apart - just the start… #brexit

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things - we need to, er, talk about this now…

Repeal All UK Terrorism Laws, Says UK Government Adviser On Terrorism Laws - oh, that’s rather good

To truly understand Brexit debacle, look 2 Star Wars - “has 2 be explanation to make things better than they seem.”

Brexiteers tangled up in #redtape - oh look: another #brexit lie: not less, but more bureaucracy

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170823 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Special Offer for Non-Profit Organizations: Secure Your Emails for Free - saith @TutanotaTeam

Sun sets on nuclear as solar capacity catches up with atomic power - #renewables

EFF, Others Think It Would Be Cool If The FCC Stopped Hiding 47,000 Net Neutrality Complaints - it would

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time - ruh-roh #climatechange


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170822 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why the US Solar Industry Doesn’t Want Government Protection - interesting analysis

Dirty business: The livestock farms polluting the UK - lowered standards after #brexit will make this much worse

.@BBC should never have bigged up a ridiculous study saying a hard #Brexit would be good for the UK economy -

Is the #copyright industry above the law and exempt from respecting human rights? Some companies seem to think so -

.@ukhomeoffice apologises 4 letters threatening to deport EU nationals - how can you “mistakenly” send 100 letters?

ReFigure – connecting scientific insights across the web - an #opensource browser extension for #chrome

One man has the power to stop this cruelty - the #Netherlands’ inspector general must ban this animal abuser #nl

Sending EU nationals deportation letters an ‘unfortunate error’ - May - that it could even happen by error is awful

One week left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

.@Techdirt Turns Twenty! - amazing; here’s to the next 20 years…

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere - amazing

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170821 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits - so there you go

Hard #Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez - #brexit is rubbish for rubbish

Court Strips Immunity From Bite Mark Experts Who Put Wrong Man In Jail For 23 Years - awful, incredible

Monday, 21 August 2017


Abbott insists marriage equality threat to religious freedom - what a sad and spiteful little christian #au

How the post-#Brexit trade deal will affect British farmers - they’ll be wiped out by cheap imports

Man suffers serious injuries in east London acid attack - time for stricter regulations, not dogmatic #deregulation

Moving On From Obviously Fake News To Plausibly Fake News Sites - getting sneakier

Saturday, 19 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170818 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from Native Americans’ - needs pointing out more

Now #NHS cuts are stripping basic medicines from the poor - the lack of compassion here makes me ashamed of UK

Welcome To The Technological Incarceration Project, Where Prison Walls Are Replaced By Sensors, Algorithms, And AI -

Google researchers reveal automated process for removing watermarks from stock images - interesting

Look at this man trying to stop a Boston Dynamics robot from opening a door - not sure its wise to make them angry

Germany introduces bill to make outsourcing easier for businesses subject to professional secrecy laws - bad move

Environmentalists worried as UK sells off Green Investment Bank - outrageous: sold to fossil fuel investors

This video of dancing robots will keep you up at night - now imagine them with weapons

#Norway close to becoming planet’s first ‘fully electrified society’ - interesting

Trump Forest organizers want to resist Trump with billions of trees - this is a lovely idea

"Trump Forest aims to plant enough trees — 110  billion — to offset carbon emissions created by Trump administration’s climate regression"

Judge blocks coal mine expansion, citing lack of adequate climate analysis - wise judge

A trillion-dollar investment company is making #climatechange a business priority - why trump has already lost

What does respecting the referendum result mean? - “no one who voted to Leave is going to be happy” great post

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked - these are not survivable

Friday, 18 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - must be nice to be above the law…

#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - that really says it all…

#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”

Thursday, 17 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - gosh, so generous…

UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - #AU would be mad to go ahead

‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - help roll back the #copyright ratchet

UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - still a total shambles

Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - #brexit

Monday, 14 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - #coal is dead everywhere

Sunday, 13 August 2017


Grouse moors ‘to blame for Scotland’s disappearing raptors’ - time to shut down this barbaric “sport”

David Miliband: we need a second vote on #Brexit deal - this is good news: more people must raise their voices

Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven - what a fiasco

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police - @Uber continues to be a disgrace in this area

Friday, 11 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170810 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps - bravo him… #crypto

Thursday, 10 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170809 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Alone in the desert - “Taklaman desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Germany”

UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter - this is just shameful; ban all ivory sales now

End bear farming in #Vietnam - bear bile extraction is unbelievably cruel; it must be abolished everywhere

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help - just the start, alas #climatechange

Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep - this is where #copyright always leads…

‘Tens of thousands’ of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says - unacceptable; more must be done by UK gov.

#Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told - when will #AU gov wake up?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170808 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Appeals Court Agrees: Awful Patent Used To Shake Down Podcasters Is Invalid - good news for a change

‘I can have you killed’: Afghan woman fears husband after US denies asylum - appalling from every viewpoint

UK needs new party 2 stop ‘catastrophic’ #Brexit - former Davis aide - “demolition of lots of Brexit voters’ houses”

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey - well done them

The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online - interesting move

.@Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting - the indomitable @mmasnick

Australian Public Servants Warned Against Liking Social Media Posts That Are Critical Of Government Policies - #au

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170807 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Computer says no: Irish vet fails oral English test needed to stay in Australia - a foretaste of what is to come #AI

Canadian Telcos Lose Their Goddamn Minds Over TVAddons - highly recommended for light it sheds on copyright industry

EU: Stop The Torture Farmer - 20,000 pigs burnt alive; this farmer must be banned from ever raising animals again

Monday, 7 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170806 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Pro-EU activists to stage ‘stop Brexit’ march during Tory conference - as someone said, the real fight starts now

USDA has begun censoring use of the term ‘#climatechange’, emails reveal - has US really come to this…?

Sunday, 6 August 2017


They say after Brexit there’ll be food rotting in the fields. It’s already started - #WellDoneBrexiters

Vince Cable hits out at hardline #Brexit ‘martyrs’ - particularly, stupid old gits with pensions and no job to lose

Friday, 4 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170803 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family - splendid stuff

Lonely Planet: Stop Promoting Elephant Rides - come on, @lonelyplanet, you can do better here…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C - #climatechange is happening, and faster than ever

US surgeon may be forced to quit UK because of visa nightmare - utter disgrace; @ukhomeoffice strikes again

Science Beam - using computer vision to extract PDF data - #opensource, sounds good - is it, @petermurrayrust?

Thursday, 3 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170802 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people - #climatechange will kill millions

British farmers are returning to intensive measures that deplete wildlife and damage the environment - a #brexit win

#Arsenal owner launches ‘sickening’ bloodsports TV channel in UK that screens lion & elephant hunts - utterly sick

Trophy hunting is vile. Stan Kroenke’s TV channel must be banned - these hunters should be in psychiatric hospitals

If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized - not good

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum - dosh for blockchains…

Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170801 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Former Netanyahu chief of staff ‘in negotiations to become state witness’ - well, that would be fun

Home Secretary Doesn’t Want Backdoors; She Just Wants Companies 2 Stop Offering Encryption Because No One Wants It -

Canada incentivizes mass surveillance with mobile app called Carrot Rewards - awful; but only the stupid would do so

Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170731 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brazil prepares to vote on removing second president in a year - politics in #2017 is rather exhausting…

Help End Genocide in West Papua - “destroying the world’s second‐largest rainforest & 50,000 years of civilisation”

Passengers facing four-hour security queues at some European airports - now imagine how it will be post-#brexit

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico - more negative externalities from US meat

bids for London’s EU agencies are unveiled - shows how valuable they are, & we’re just throwing them away… #brexit

Streisand Effect Helps @Sci_Hub To Acquire Almost All Scholarly Literature, Dooms Traditional Academic Publishing -

Hague backs transitional plan to avoid great Brexit ‘muddle’ - “gaining traction”; #brexit nutters can get lost

Tennessee sheriff’s deputies torture teenager with stun gun - unbelievable #torture; men deserve decades of prison