Tuesday, 31 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171029 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171029.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU - http://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2017/surveillance-intelligence-socio-lega 168-page report

As China Builds More on the Sea, Nature’s Beauty Gets Buried - https://www.caixinglobal.com/2017-10-29/101162695.html not good, & will lead to flooding later…

European Parliament Agrees Text For Key ePrivacy Regulation; Online Advertising Industry Hates It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171027/08414738498/european-parliament-agrees-text-key-eprivacy-regulation-online-advertising-industry-hates-it.shtml EU leads the way

Yorkshire village takes on Swiss petrochemical giant over #fracking injunction - https://www.channel4.com/news/yorkshire-village-takes-on-swiss-petrochemical-giant-over-fracking-injunction brave them

Is a second #Brexit vote possible? Yes – if the people want it - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/second-brexit-referendum-possible-remainers-working-class-shift so that means we must hold a meta-referendum first

Monday, 30 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171028 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171028.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Home Office letter tells EU citizen to ‘go home or go elsewhere’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/29/home-office-eu-citizens-leave-uk-avoid-destitution @ukhomeoffice still an utter disgrace

“Liam Fox, a man who looks like he could finish a steak while looking at footage from Hiroshima” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/28/night-of-the-living-dead-britains-brexit-team #brexit

UK minister admits asking assistant to buy sex toys - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/29/minister-mark-garnier-conservative-admits-asking-assistant-to-buy-sex-toys calling her “sugar tits” “does not constitute harassment”

Sunday, 29 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171027 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171027.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tory donors tell May: no deal is better than a bad #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/28/tory-donors-tell-may-no-deal-is-better-than-a-bad-brexit utter contempt for how ordinary people will suffer then

Saturday, 28 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171026 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171026.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

the right to read must be synonymous with the right to mine - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/right-read-right-mine/ here’s why… #TDM #copyright

Honest Government Advert: War on Satire - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=97&v=PmCDxmZI3I8 this is very well done… #au

France has launched a national public consultation on online platforms’ accountability - https://contribuez.cnnumerique.fr/loyaute/fr deadline is 17 November

Trump Campaign Tries To Defend Itself With Section 230, Manages To Potentially Make Things Worse For Itself - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171027/06132038496/trump-campaign-tries-to-defend-itself-with-section-230-manages-to-potentially-make-things-worse-itself.shtml

Thursday, 26 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171025 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171025.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cambridge Analytica and the Hillary Emails - https://www.emptywheel.net/2017/10/25/camdbridge-analytica-and-the-hillary-emails/ the plot thickens… #trump #brexit

France, Spain & Portugal Impose Trojan #Copyright Horse On Council Agenda - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/france-spain-portugal-impose-trojan-horse-council-agenda/ bad stuff #censorship

The Good News: You Can Download Hawking’s PhD For Free; The Bad News: It Took 50 Years To Make It Happen - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171024/08014338467/good-news-you-can-download-hawkings-phd-free-bad-news-it-took-50-years-to-make-it-happen.shtml #oa

#Brexit: Boris Johnson promises EU citizens’ rights will be protected ‘whatever happens’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/26/brexit-boris-johnson-promises-eu-citizens-rights-will-be-protected-whatever-happens hmm, let’s hope so

Sea levels to rise 1.3m unless coal power ends by 2050, report says - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/26/sea-levels-to-rise-13m-unless-coal-power-ends-by-2050-report-says probably will, anyway… #climatechange

Wire - Business and personal conversations secured with E2E encryption, protected by EU privacy laws - https://wire.com/en/ #opensource

EU under mounting pressure to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/26/eu-under-mounting-pressure-to-ban-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia #brexit britain won’t - it’s desperate & shameless

Scott Brown: US envoy to New Zealand ‘counselled on standards of conduct’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/26/scott-brown-more-complaints-surface-over-behaviour-of-us-ambassador-to-new-zealand what, by trump…?

Forcing Internet Platforms To Police Content Will Never Work - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171022/00045638455/forcing-internet-platforms-to-police-content-will-never-work.shtml on @cyberleagle’s 3 Laws of Internet Intermediaries

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171024 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.ca/2017/10/171024.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Understanding the costs of scholarly publishing – Why we need a public data infrastructure of publishing costs - https://blog.okfn.org/2017/10/24/understanding-the-costs-of-scholarly-publishing-why-we-need-a-public-data-infrastructure-of-publishing-costs/ #oa

‘We will be toasted, roasted and grilled’: IMF chief sounds #climatechange warning - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/25/we-will-be-toasted-roasted-and-grilled-imf-chief-sounds-climate-change-warning more leaders need to speak out

Calls grow for ‘green clause’ in EU trade deals - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/calls-grow-for-green-clause-in-eu-trade-deals/ but not like the ineffectual #CETA chapter

Epson delete competing Ebay ink listings citing patent claims - https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2017/epson-delete-ebay-listings-citing-patent-claims @epson the patent bully

Tuesday, 24 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171023 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2017/10/171023.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK likely to end up with Canadian-style deal - Michel Barnier - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/23/uk-likely-to-end-up-with-canadian-style-deal-warns-michel-barnier IOW massively worse than what we have now #brexit

How To Avoid Future Krack-Like Failures: Create Well-Maintained ‘Fat’ Protocols Using Initial Coin Offerings - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171020/07551438447/how-to-avoid-future-krack-like-failures-create-well-maintained-fat-protocols-using-initial-coin-offerings.shtml #ico

UK is 30-40 years away from ‘eradication of soil fertility’, warns Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/24/uk-30-40-years-away-eradication-soil-fertility-warns-michael-gove gove being good again, I have to admit

The #privacy battle over cross-border #dataflows just went up a notch - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/privacy-battle-cross-border-data-flows-just-went-notch/ what the EU does here, matters globally

Brexit ‘more complex than first moon landing’, says academic study - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/24/brexit-more-complex-than-first-moon-landing-says-academic-study but not nearly so much fun

BBC apologises over interview with climate sceptic Lord Lawson - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/24/bbc-apologises-over-interview-climate-sceptic-lord-nigel-lawson @BBCRadio4 needs to start doing its job properly

Elephant poaching drops in Africa but populations continue to fall - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/24/elephant-poaching-drops-africa-but-populations-c... southern africa doing well – kudos

Monday, 23 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171022 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171022.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK plan to register EU citizens would be illegal, say MEPs - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/23/uk-plan-to-register-eu-citizens-would-be-illegal-say-meps perfect excuse for them to try #IDcards again…

#Brexit fears are holding back manufacturing investment, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/23/brexit-fears-holding-back-manufacturing-investment-study-finds gosh, no one saw that coming…

Sadiq Khan: second #Brexit vote possible if parliament rejects deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/23/sadiq-khan-second-brexit-vote-possible-if-parliament-rejects-deal it’s absolutely indispensable…

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171021 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171021.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/22/uk-emigrants-spain-no-deal-brexit-eu #spain showing more magnanimity than UK…

UK and US Citizens: Please Request Your Personal Data Held By Cambridge Analytica - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/10/uk-and-us-citizens-please-request-your.html here’s how; takes only 5 minutes

The recent catastrophic Wi-Fi vulnerability was in plain sight for 13 years behind a corporate paywall - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/the-recent-catastrophic-wi-fi-vulnerability-was-in-plain-sight-for-13-years-behind-a-corporate-paywall/ #open wins

Briton jailed for three months in #Dubai for touching man’s hip - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/22/briton-jailed-for-three-months-in-dubai-for-touching-mans-hip why would anyone go to a place with these laws?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171020 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171020.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Russia’s free pass to undermine British democracy - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/21/russia-free-pass-undermine-british-democracy-vladimir-putin UK gov "compromised by its endorsement of #Brexit. "

CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/co₂-benefits-of-regrowing-forests-nothing-to-shake-a-stick-at/ “Land use shifts could provide over a third of our needed emissions cuts”

Saturday, 21 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171019 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171019.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Good news on the #privacy front: no more EU demands for #crypto #backdoors - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/good-news-privacy-front-no-eu-demands-crypto-backdoors/ they have finally seen the light, maybe

A Joke Tweet Leads To ‘Child Trafficking’ Investigation, Providing More Evidence Of Why SESTA Would Be Abused - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171018/20223738436/joke-tweet-leads-to-child-trafficking-investigation-providing-more-evidence-why-sesta-would-be-abused.shtml obvs

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171018 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171018.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Screenwriter close to Harvey Weinstein actually apologizes for his part in this - http://mashable.com/2017/10/16/scott-rosenberg-screenwriter-weinstein-hollywood/

The International Journal of the #Commons Volume 11 - Issue 2 - 2017 - https://www.thecommonsjournal.org/32/volume/11/issue/2/

“Value Growth & Music Industry: Untold Story of Digital Success” - https://www.ccianet.org/2017/10/publication-of-a-ccia-research-paper-on-value-growth-and-the-music-industry/ “healthy revenue increase 4 legacy music players”

New Whistleblowers Highlight How Russia’s Information War On U.S. Was Larger Than Initially Reported - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171018/10051238430/new-whistleblowers-highlight-how-russias-information-war-us-was-larger-than-initially-reported.shtml incredible

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171017 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/171017.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

With evidence of a failing #Brexit, who needs prophecy? - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/17/evidence-failing-brexit-prophecy-remainers-doom " judge against all of the leavers’ broken promises"

Brexit plan ‘in paralysis’, with ministers set to delay EU withdrawal bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/18/brexit-strategy-in-paralysis-as-eu-withdrawal-bill-delayed if it weren’t so serious, it’d be funny

#Brexit deadlock means time is running out fast for businesses - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/18/brexit-deadlock-means-time-is-running-out-fast-for-businesses bye-bye service industries…

Powerful and pervasive artificial intelligence is coming: now is the time to talk about its impact on #privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/powerful-pervasive-artificial-intelligence-coming-now-time-talk-impact-privacy/ #AI

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers industrial agriculture will kill us

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171006 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171016.html

Private Internet Access becomes KDE Patron - https://dot.kde.org/2017/10/16/private-internet-access-becomes-kde-patron fab news - & not just because I write for PIA - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/author/glynmoody/

After five rounds of #Brexit talks, David Davis runs out of bluster - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/17/after-five-rounds-of-brexit-talks-david-davis-runs-out-of-bluster “it was the pity that got him every time.”

UK facing most severe terror threat ever, warns MI5 chief - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/17/uk-most-severe-terror-threat-ever-mi5-islamist they keep saying that. don’t tell me: #crypto is bad

Monday, 16 October 2017


Article 13 Open letter – Monitoring and Filtering of Internet Content is Unacceptable - https://www.liberties.eu/en/news/delete-article-thirteen-open-letter/13194 huge support to drop idea

Iraqi forces clash with Kurds in operation to ‘impose security’ on Kirkuk - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/iraqi-army-advances-kirkuk-kurds #iraq on the brink of civil war?

Trump May Not Be Serious About His NBC Threats… But He May Have Violated The First Amendment - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171012/23510038395/trump-may-not-be-serious-about-his-nbc-threats-he-may-have-violated-first-amendment.shtml naughty, naughty

Tillerson denies ‘castration’ and says diplomacy goes on till ‘first bomb drops’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/15/rex-tillerson-donald-trump-iran-moron-castration well, that’s comforting…

#NHS chiefs spend £100,000 on failed bid to stop #whistleblowing doctor having his day in court - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/nhs-chiefs-spend-100000-failed-11345564 shameful waste

EU commission obscures growing impacts multilateral investment court - http://blog.ffii.org/eu-commission-obscures-growing-impacts-multilateral-investment-court/ “obscures environmental and social impacts”

Council Legal Service On Copyright: ‘Regrettably No Clear Answers Are Given…’ - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/council-legal-services-to-member-states-on-regrettably-no-clear-answers-are-given/ Article 13 must go

Theresa May to appeal to Macron over Brexit transition period - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/16/thereas-may-to-appeal-to-emmanuel-macron-over-brexi... so she's begging now? take back control, yeah, right

think back to 2012 London Olympics, how proud & united we were as a country; now think what we are today. that is what #brexit has done #UK

Rule out plans to stop patients going to A&E without permission - https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/2784 hunt is just contemptible #NHS

Raju Narisetti joins Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/10/16/raju-narisetti-new-foundation-trustee/ sounds good

The refuge system at breaking point - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-10-16/a-system-at-breaking-point imagine how things will be under post-#brexit hyper-austerity

Whales and dolphins lead ‘human-like lives’ thanks to big brains, says study - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/16/whales-and-dolphins-human-like-societies-thanks-to-their-big-brains also why they must never be in zoos

The European Parliament Should Be Talking About #DRM, Right Now! - http://infojustice.org/archives/38903 DRM must go

Sunday, 8 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171006 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171006.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British tourist faces jail in Dubai after brushing against man in bar - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/06/british-tourist-faces-jail-in-dubai-after-brushing-against-man-in-bar outrageous; solution - don’t go to #dubai

Sack Boris Johnson and reshuffle cabinet, senior Tories to tell May - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/06/sack-boris-and-reshuffle-cabinet-senior-tories-to-tell-may come on, just do it…

May under pressure over ‘secret advice’ on halting #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/07/theresa-may-secret-advice-brexit-eu "exit talks with Brussels are heading for disaster"

Nate heralds latest US destruction as 2017 poised for record clean-up bill - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/07/hurricane-nate-us-cleanup-costs much cheaper to address #climatechange

Why it’s not too late to step back from the Brexit brink - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/07/why-its-not-too-late-to-step-back-from-brexit as growing #brexit disaster shows, we must step back

Saturday, 7 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171005 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171005.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Call: study on detection & take-down of illegal content - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call-contributions-study-detection-and-take-down-illegal-content let them know what you think #copyright

Government sets out plans for #ivoryban - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-plans-for-ivory-ban at last; now we must all work to make it effective worldwide

Thursday, 5 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171004 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171004.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Vast animal-feed crops to satisfy our meat needs are destroying planet - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/05/vast-animal-feed-crops-meat-needs-destroying-planet we have got to cut back on soy beans

TiSA impact assessment report ignores crucial human rights concerns - https://edri.org/tisa-report-ignores-human-rights/ don’t forget about #TISA

German firms told to prepare for hard Brexit or face heavy losses - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/05/german-firms-told-prepare-hard-brexit-heavy-economic-losses #brexit coming along nicely, I see…

The Triumphant Return of the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect - https://www.wired.com/story/welcome-back-lord-howe-island-stick-insect/ lovely tale

Goldman Sachs boosts post-#Brexit plans with Frankfurt office deal - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/05/goldman-sachs-boosts-post-brexit-plans-with-frankfurt-office-deal just the start


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171003 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171003.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK #privacy laws may allow 230 million Americans to demand personality profiles created by Trump’s big data ally - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/uk-privacy-laws-may-allow-230-million-americans-demand-personality-profiles-created-trumps-big-data-ally/

Too poor to vote: how Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/04/alabama-voting-poll-tax so blatant what they’re doing

Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171002 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/10/171002.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Upload Filters, #Copyright & Magic Pixie Dust - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/upload-filters-copyright-magic-pixie-dust/ filters don’t work, & aren’t needed, but @EU_Commission wants them

The UK home secretary still doesn’t know how #encryption works, and she’s not ashamed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/uk-home-secretary-still-doesnt-know-how-encryption-works/ we are that she can say this

Oracle Tells The White House: Stop Hiring Silicon Valley People & Ditch #OpenSource - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170930/00522238319/oracle-tells-white-house-stop-hiring-silicon-valley-people-ditch-open-source.shtml @Oracle proves how evil it is

Monday, 2 October 2017


Monarch Airlines collapse - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/02/monarch-airlines-flights-cancelled-as-airline-goes-into-administration "collapse of sterling following the #Brexit vote"; many more like this to come

Upload Filters, #Copyright And Magic Pixie Dust - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/upload-filters-copyright-magic-pixie-dust/ @EU_Commission’s non-existent solution to non-existent problem

EU is losing its patience with the US government over its failure to implement properly the #PrivacyShield deal - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/10/eu-losing-patience-us-government-failure-implement-properly-privacy-shield-deal/

Open Letter to Secure Free and Open Source Software Ecosystem in the EU #Copyright Review - https://www.savecodeshare.eu/#research bin the #uploadfilters

Hollywood Using Trump To Undermine The Internet In NAFTA Talks - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171001/01200438323/hollywood-using-trump-to-undermine-internet-nafta-talks.shtml important explanation of what’s going on

Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disasters - http://www.tjmcintyre.com/2017/09/ireland-must-learn-from-uk-data.html UK must learn from them…

UK government outlines plan to be “safest place in the world to go online” - https://thenextweb.com/tech/2017/10/02/uk-government-outlines-plan-safest-place-world-go-online/ IOW more surveillance, more censorship