Monday, 18 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180617.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Jetzt Uploadfilter in der EU-Urheberrechtsreform verhindern: Sag dem EU-Parlament Deine Meinung! - https://netzpolitik.org/2018/jetzt-uploadfilter-in-der-eu-urheberrechtsreform-verhindern-sag-dem-eu-parlament-deine-meinung/ bitte…

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml huh? #article11 #copyright

#censorship by abuse of #copyright, as here - http://www.europe1.fr/medias-tele/le-compte-youtube-de-la-chaine-dextreme-droite-tv-libertes-ferme-le-rn-sinsurge-3683666 - will become much easier and more common if #article13 is included in EU #copyright directive. everyone who believes in freedom of speech should be against it. /cc @MCBoutonnetFN @Gilles_Lebreton

Article de Glyn Moody dans « boingboing.net » : Du foutoir, de l’Article 13, et de la déconstruction de mythes - https://www.april.org/article-de-glyn-moody-dans-boingboingnet-du-foutoir-de-l-article-13-et-de-la-deconstruction-de-mythe #EU #copyrightdirective #Article13

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With Éva Simon - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-eva-simon/ “if you think about #Article13, the solution is not to carve out certain services, but it’s just to delete [it].”

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ quick summary of main problems with #EU #copyrightdirective #article13 #article11

In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet #censorship - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/18/asymmetric-information-war.html how does that help EU companies and startups? hint: it doesn’t…

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With David Lopez, Lifelong Learning Platform - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-david-lopez-lifelong-learning-platform/ “Article 4 needs to be re-thought from the perspective of how it can serve as an enabler, not a barrier to high quality education.” #EU #copyrightdirective

Constellation Update – Tech, Telegram and Proof of Meme - https://constellationlabs.io/blog/index.php/2018/06/13/constellation-update-tech-telegram-and-proof-of-meme/ “proof of meme” is just the software development methodology that Linux invented over 25 years ago…

Jeremy Corbyn, take note: leftwing remainers won’t stay silent on #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/18/jeremy-corbyn-leftwing-remainers-brexit-momentum-labour-live “Awkwardly for its fixed manifesto position of “respect the referendum”, its membership is 87% remain. “Bollocks to Brexit” stickers were everywhere.”

Lessons From Making Internet Companies Liable For User’s Speech: You Get Less Speech, Less Security And Less Innovation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180615/01090140045/lessons-making-internet-companies-liable-users-speech-you-get-less-speech-less-security-less-innovation.shtml #article13 #EU


Sunday, 17 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Remember: Time is really running out. Please Write to Your MEPs Today to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/high-risk-food-shortages-pesticides-chemical-giant or, you know, we could come up with better solutions…


Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml what? #article11 #copyright

France’s Front National (who support the EU’s mandatory #copyright filters) furious when Youtube’s copyright filters kill their channel - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/17/three-days-left.html #article13 must go



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU #copyrightdirective is terrible; here are some of the myths about it. pl. write to MEPs today - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

‘Dubai in Paris’: French climate protesters fight plans for €3bn theme park - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/16/europacity-theme-park-france-climate-protesters-dubai-paris madness; bin it

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml @davidakaye knows what he is talking about: MEPs must listen to him


Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/13/article13letter.pdf says @timberners_lee,
@vgcerf, & just about everyone of importance in the digital world. pl. write to MEPs telling them to drop #article13 - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

Leftwing group at odds with Corbyn pushes for UK to stay in EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/16/leftwing-group-pushes-for-uk-to-stay-in-the-eu-at-odds-with-jeremy-corbyn “The only #Brexit is a Tory Brexit – a racist attack on migrants and workers’ rights.”

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

Time is really running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM


Saturday, 16 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180614.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Time is running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-c... this is not going well #climatechange

Protected grey seals at the mercy of Poland’s ruling party - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/protected-grey-seals-at-the-mercy-of-polands-ruling-party/ #poland's shame: people are slaughtering seals #pl

Experience: I was nearly killed by a spider bite - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jun/15/experience-i-was-nearly-killed-by-a-spider-bite incredible story of what happened to someone in London when he reached for a banana (arachnophobes may wish to avoid…)

UK Govt Mulls Options to Make Anti-Piracy Enforcement Easier - https://torrentfreak.com/uk-govt-mulls-options-to-make-anti-piracy-enforcement-easier-180615/ this will just stunt growth of Internet UK; stupid and pointless

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml pl. tell your MEPs what’s happening, & why it’s bad #article13

No 10 insists PM will stick to late change to Brexit promise - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/15/conservative-rebel-theresa-may-forced-backtrack-brexit-pledge-meaningful-vote that’s not a “late change”, that’s an utter betrayal… #brexitshambles

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research! - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

DOJ Lets Cops Know SESTA/FOSTA Is For Shutting Down Websites, Not Busting Sex Traffickers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/08352740037/doj-lets-cops-know-sesta-fosta-is-shutting-down-websites-not-busting-sex-traffickers.shtml appalling


The UN’s top free speech expert just denounced the new EU copyright plan as a “potential violation of international human rights law” - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/15/contact-your-mep-3.html #article13 must go


Thursday, 14 June 2018

180614


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180613.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser - http://vestnikkavkaza.net/material/113655 whoa: what’s going on here? #russia

For Survivors of a 9-Hour Chinese Exam, a Door Opens to America - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/world/asia/china-gaokao-new-hampshire.html gaokao result now being accepted in US; I predict this will become widespread…

it’s windy in the UK now: wind is generating 9.67GW - 30.70% of UK’s current energy needs - http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

How @RedHat helped to build Summit, America’s top science supercomputer - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/how-red-hat-helped-build-summit-americas-top-science-supercomputer good to have some details #linux


just had an impressively fast personal response from one of my MEPs, @SebDance, after I sent him this email: https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html. this is why it is worth contacting them - the best ones always reply. pl. try… #copyrightdirective

Mike Pompeo loses temper when asked about North Korean disarmament - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/13/north-korea-nuclear-deal-trump-next-steps-what-will-happen so, definitely an absolutely cast-iron agreement there, eh Mike…?

“Das Leistungsschutzrecht im Verbund mit den Zensurmaschinen der Uploadfilter soll via Axel Springer in der EU eingeführt werden - ein schöneres Geschenk der Regierung Merkel könnten sich Populisten und Extremisten kaum wünschen.” - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/leistungsschutzrecht-fuer-presseverleger-so-ein-quatschgesetz-a-1212697.html #copyright

Tory peers poised to back Brexit rebels if talks with May fail - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-peers-poised-to-back-brexit-rebels-if-talks-with-may-fail it ain’t over yet… #brexitshambles

Canadian Music Industry Pitches ‘You Must Be A Pirate’ Tax On Smartphones - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/10415540030/canadian-music-industry-pitches-you-must-be-pirate-tax-smartphones.shtml <sigh/>

Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s #Brexit amendment - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-rebellion-back-on-after-mps-reject-mays-brexit-amendment “At the end of the process something was inexplicably changed, which had not been agreed.” foolish game-playing by UK gov

“Soon the headlines will be not just about a few hundred jobs moving out of the City – but of firms scrapping their expansion plans, or factories shifting to Poland, or thousands of jobs going at a stroke of a pen.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/tories-brexit-business-jobs-theresa-may #brexitshambles


The EU is about to impose Google’s worst idea on all European internet users - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/14/six-days-left.html but it can still be stopped - write to your MEPs now, pl. like this - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html #copyrightdirective #article13


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180612.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Legislators Reintroduce Pro-Encryption Bills After FBI Destroys Its Own ‘Going Dark’ Narrative - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180609/18253640002/legislators-reintroduce-pro-encryption-bills-after-fbi-destroys-own-going-dark-narrative.shtml

The Open Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age - http://blog.okfn.org/2018/06/12/the-open-revolution-rewriting-the-rules-of-the-information-age/ #openness is winning

Watch Disney’s new live-action ‘Dumbo’ trailer - https://mashable.com/2018/06/13/dumbo-disney-trailer/ I trust @Disney is making a suitably generous donation to help protect elephants worldwide…


Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/13/pro-eu-tories-warn-pm-keep-your-word-or-face-fresh-rebellion quite right: there have been enough #brexit lies and broken promises

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU #copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ pl. read & then use to explain to your MEPs why #article13 and #article11 must go from proposed law. this site makes it easy: https://saveyourinternet.eu/

#Article13 of the EU #Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/12/article13letter.pdf look, if @timberners_lee and dozens of other luminaries say it, should MEPs listen?

Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’m sending - pl. free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

EU to block UK’s access to Galileo satellite programme after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/13/eu-member-states-block-uks-access-to-galileo-satellite-programme-after-brexit guess what? when you leave the club, you no longer have access to the club’s amenities… #brexitshambles

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml naja, logisch… #article11 #copyright


Hey @Google : Stop Trying To Patent A Compression Technique An Inventor Released To The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/23125540015/hey-google-stop-trying-to-patent-compression-technique-inventor-released-to-public-domain.shtml being evil… #patents


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180611.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs *Today* about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve sent to my MP

High School Student’s Speech About Campus Sexual Assault Gets Widespread Attention After School Cuts Her Mic - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/10470340012/high-school-students-speech-about-campus-sexual-assault-gets-widespread-attention-after-school-cuts-her-mic.shtml if only there were a name for this kind of effect…

Proposed EU #Copyright Measure Threatens the Internet - https://blog.archive.org/2018/06/12/proposed-eu-copyright-measure-threatens-the-internet/ saith @internetarchive - and they know what they are talking about


Monday, 11 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180610.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

urgent: What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” – and how to stop it before June 20 - https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/ the EU Internet is really in danger from this pernicious #copyright proposal: please write to your MEPs this week

Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU people: please contact your MEPs to tell them why this is bad, and must be stopped #copyright


.@openstreetmap Should Be a Priority for the #OpenSource Community - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openstreetmap-should-be-priority-open-source-community in a world awash with smartphones, maps are fundamental #OSM

Theresa May calls on Trump to honour G7 commitments - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/theresa-may-calls-on-trump-to-honour-g7-commitments don’t be silly: trump can’t even spell “honour”…

Germany pours cold water on EU’s clean energy ambitions - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/germany-pours-cold-water-on-eus-clean-energy-ambitions/ I’m really disappointed in #germany these days: anything but a leader in environmental issues…

UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs Today about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve just sent to my MP

Tory remainers warn of revolt over EU withdrawal bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/11/tory-remainers-warn-of-revolt-over-eu-withdrawal-bill if they care about the UK - & I’m sure some do - they should revolt now #brexitshambles

Whale jumps out of water and completely soaks boat filled with tourists - https://mashable.com/2018/06/11/whale-splashes-whale-watchers/ whales just wanna have fun…



Sunday, 10 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180609.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May reiterates strong relationship with US despite slights - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/10/theresa-may-donald-trump-relationship-despite-slights May is naturally weak; #brexit makes her abject

BNEF expects 34% fall in PV module prices in 2018 - https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/06/05/bnef-expects-34-fall-in-pv-module-prices-in-2018/ these are just incredible figures #SolarEnergy #renewables

Trudeau ‘stabbed us in back’ on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/10/justin-trudeau-donald-trump-tariffs-g7-north-korea-summit trump and his team are completely out of their prams…

What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” – and how to stop it before June 20 - https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/ @Senficon knows better than anyone what’s happening in the @Europarl_EN, and how serious this is: pl. act and help spread the word

EU Parliament Must Step Up After Council Adopts Ill-Advised #Copyright Position - https://cdt.org/blog/copyright-eu-parliament-must-step-up-council-adopts-ill-advised-position/ our last hope: EU citizens, please contact your MEPs…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180608.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Au pair shortage sparks childcare crisis for families - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jun/09/au-pair-shortage-prompts-crisis-for-families #brexit bigotry strikes again…

"The slump in au pair applications is largely being blamed on a perception that Britain is now “anti-foreigner”" #welldonebrexiters

Act now to stop the EU’s plan to censor the web - https://creativecommons.org/2018/06/08/act-now-to-stop-the-eus-plan-to-censor-the-web/ this is bad, EU people: please write to your MEPs alerting them to the huge threat

Masks fall as Romanian government withdraws UNESCO application for Rosia Montana - https://www.euractiv.com/section/central-europe/opinion/masks-fall-as-romanian-government-withdraws-unesco-application-for-rosia-montana/ disgraceful sellout over goldmine #romania

EU Publishers Freak Out Now That People Are Realizing Just How Fucked Up Their #LinkTax Really Is - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180607/18054639989/eu-publishers-freak-out-now-that-people-are-realizing-just-how-fucked-up-their-link-tax-really-is.shtml brilliant takedown of EU publishers’ whining #article11 #copyrightdirective

The EU’s #Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/eus-copyright-proposal-extremely-bad-news-everyone-even-especially-wikipedia that means the harm will be global #article13

The ‘dark fleet’: Global Fishing Watch shines a light on illegal catches - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/09/the-dark-fleet-global-fishing-watch-shines-a-light-on-illegal-vessels #china is eating the earth again…

Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/jun/09/milk-canada-us-trade-war the problem is US use of inhumane mega-farms with rampant neglect of cows + hormones to increase yield & overproduce; trump should fix that…


Saturday, 9 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180607.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Unpublished Censorship Guidelines Lay Bare The Deepest Fears Of The Chinese Government - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180606/07450339980/unpublished-censorship-guidelines-lay-bare-deepest-fears-chinese-government.shtml unsourced but interesting


Of Dog’s Breakfasts, #Article13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html some of the misinformation floating around about the pernicious EU #copyright directive; pl. write to MEPs telling them the truth

No 10 backs Johnson amid calls for him to quit over Treasury remarks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/08/ex-tory-leader-howard-defends-johnsons-criticism-of-treasury-over-brexit theresa may is not just weak, she seems proud of it… #brexitshambles

Trump to skip climate portion of #G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau - https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/trump-g7-canada/index.html good: the adults can talk about important matters without the uncomprehending child

EU Publishers Freak Out Now That People Are Realizing Just How Fucked Up Their #LinkTax Really Is - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180607/18054639989/eu-publishers-freak-out-now-that-people-are-realizing-just-how-fucked-up-their-link-tax-really-is.shtml brilliant rebuttal of EU publishers’ whining #article11 #copyrightdirective

Theresa May to hold Brexit peace summit for feuding cabinet - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/08/theresa-may-to-hold-peace-summit-over-brexit-white-paper “peace summit” - she wishes… #brexitshambles


Thursday, 7 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180606.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Mercosur: Don’t sacrifice our food standards and tropical forests for trade - https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/opinion/mercosur-dont-sacrifice-our-food-standards-and-tropical-forests-for-trade/ @EU_Commission is being completely irresponsible here

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed ‘millions of data points’ from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters - https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/06/cambridge-analyticas-nix-said-it-licensed-millions-of-data-points-from-axciom-experian-infogroup-to-target-us-voters/ excellent, detailed report

This AI lets you move a portrait like Animoji - https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/06/07/this-ai-lets-you-move-a-portrait-like-animoji/ not surprising, but troubling all the same…

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/07/more-than-100-wedge-tailed-eagles-found-dead-on-victorian-farm digusting - the guilty must go to prison

EU #Copyright Reform: Over 100 MEPs Call For Deletion Of #Article11 - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/reform-over-100-meps-call-for-deletion-of-article-11/ kudos to them all, especially @MarietjeSchaake for leading this

Northern Ireland abortion law clashes with human rights, judges say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/07/supreme-court-dismisses-bid-to-overturn-northern-ireland-abortion-laws repeal it

104 Members of Parliament agree: It’s time to dump the #LinkTax - https://www.communia-association.org/2018/06/07/104-members-parliament-agree-time-dump-linktax/ end this madness now #article11 #copyright

Of Dog’s Breakfasts, #Article13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html the #copyrightdirective is a disaster for the Internet in EU; here’s some of the reasons why

MUSO, Of All Groups, Tells Copyright Holders To Get Their Shit Together And Treat Pirates Like The Customers They Are - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180606/09143139981/muso-all-groups-tells-copyright-holders-to-get-their-shit-together-treat-pirates-like-customers-they-are.shtml @AxelVossMdEP please note #article13

Boris Johnson admits there may be a #Brexit ‘meltdown’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/07/boris-johnson-admits-there-may-be-a-brexit-meltdown he doesn’t care, he’ll just go off to his pal trump

May offers Tory rebels compromise ‘breathing space’ over Brexit bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/07/may-offers-tory-rebels-compromise-breathing-space-over-brexit-bill another putting off the fateful day - it’s all she knows #brexitshambles


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180605.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Attempts To Break Encryption Will Have Lasting Effects For Online Freedom Of Speech - https://digitalrightswatch.org.au/2018/06/06/attempts-to-break-encryption-will-have-lasting-effects-for-online-freedom-of-speech/ when will they ever learn? #AU

Australia drafts laws forcing Facebook and Google to reveal encrypted data - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/06/planned-laws-to-force-tech-firms-to-reveal-encrypted-data “avoiding using “backdoor” methods of accessing data, such as a so-called “key” to de-encrypt data.” yeah – how?

Cambridge Analytica director ‘met Assange to discuss US election’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/06/cambridge-analytica-brittany-kaiser-julian-assange-wikileaks I can’t wait for the film of the book of this…

#Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say UK ministers - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44160820 because in the post-#brexit world, who cares about that silly democracy thing, or letting local people take back control…?

Meet the people who still use Myspace: ‘It’s given me so much joy’ - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/06/myspace-who-still-uses-social-network yeah, but apart from rupert murdoch, who really uses it…?

Julia Reda sounds the alarm: Two weeks until Censorship Machine vote in the European Parliament - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/06/julia-reda-sounds-the-alarm-two-weeks-until-censorship-machine-vote-in-the-european-parliament/ this is serious: please spread the word


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180604.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness - https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/who-and-eu-clash-with-tobacco-industry-over-plain-packaging-effectiveness/ industry claim is manifest rubbish - it wouldn’t be fighting #plainpacks tooth & nail if they didn’t work…

Saudis gave Obama aides jewels worth thousands, ex-adviser says - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/saudi-arabia-jewels-white-house-obama-ben-rhodes "no one kept them that I recall.” what about gifts to trump aides…?

Study Shows That Wartime Program To Abolish #Copyright On German Science Books Brought Significant Benefits To US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180530/03353439938/study-shows-that-wartime-program-to-abolish-copyright-german-science-books-brought-significant-benefits-to-us.shtml let’s do it again, more widely…



Tusks, Horns, and Claws: The Fight to Dismantle the Facebook Animal Parts Bazaar - https://www.wired.com/story/tusks-horns-and-claws-inside-the-fight-to-destroy-the-animal-parts-bazaar-on-facebook/ another massive @facebook fail: time to break up this monster, it’s out of control…

#PGP Encryption Creator Phil Zimmermann Joins Startpage.com - https://startpage.pr.co/166610-pgp-encryption-creator-phil-zimmermann-joins-startpage-com that sounds good news… #crypto #privacy

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/05/the-planet-is-on-edge-of-a-global-plastic-calamity “I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Mr. McGuire: There’s no great future in plastics.”

E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The ‘John Oliver Effect’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180605/07420739969/e-mails-show-fcc-made-up-ddos-attack-to-downplay-john-oliver-effect.shtml whoa


Monday, 4 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180603.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen’s birthday honours - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/new-zealand-former-sex-worker-becomes-a-dame-in-queens-birthday-honours some things get better with time…

No strong business case for ditching EU rules, says thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/04/no-strong-business-case-for-ditching-eu-rules-says-thinktank “UK should accept regulations in return for strong market access, argues Open Europe” well, obvs #brexit

#Virunga National Park in Congo closes to tourists until 2019 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/virunga-national-park-congo-closes-tourists-2019-security sad to see this important reserve so troubled, and so many brave rangers killed in defence of nature

Edward #Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware wow, 5 years ago… “US and UK intelligence agencies have not forgiven him.” maybe they shouldn’t have broken the law so much…


Sunday, 3 June 2018

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“The idea we are hoping to become a backdoor for illegal products going into Europe, is not going to be reality.” - https://news.sky.com/story/amp/brexit-forensics-playing-chicken-with-the-channel-tunnel-11291767 important article from April #brexitshambles

Grenfell survivor blames landlord’s ‘cancerous’ decisions for disaster - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/03/grenfell-survivor-blames-landlords-cancerous-decisions-for-disaster many people need to go to prison for this #Grenfell

MPs call on May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/03/mps-call-on-may-to-decriminalise-abortion-in-northern-ireland quite right


Friday, 1 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/05/180531.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Brexit: Davis considers joint EU and UK status for Northern Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/01/brexit-northern-ireland-could-be-given-joint-eu-and-... bonkers

English is no longer the default language of American pop - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/31/bts-love-yourself-kpop-us-charts-changing-american-culture-reggaetron “leading to more young people learning Korean” fascinating

UN: US inequality reaching a dangerous level due to Trump’s ‘cruel’ measures - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/01/us-inequality-donald-trump-cruel-measures-un what’s the betting trump refuses to pay anything to UN after this…?

“The “Zombie treaty” for broadcasters may be much closer to having a diplomatic conference.” - https://www.keionline.org/28058 this is very bad #copyright

Italy vows to ‘send home’ undocumented immigrants - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/01/italy-vows-to-send-home-undocumented-immigrants “EU had given ammunition to anti-immigration populist parties by not helping Italy deal with large numbers of arrivals.” this is true

At ex-CIA panelist’s insistence, Oxford Union reneges on promise to upload video of whistleblowing debate - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/01/petulant-loser.html on “copyright grounds”…nope


Thursday, 31 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/05/180530.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How chopping off their horns helps save rhinos from poachers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/31/how-chopping-off-their-horns-helps-save-rhinos-from-poachers makes sense

FCC Claims Perfectly-Timed Regulatory Handout To Sinclair Is Just Quirky Happenstance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180525/09195139909/fcc-claims-perfectly-timed-regulatory-handout-to-sinclair-is-just-quirky-happenstance.shtml yeah, right - just like all the other quirky happenstances…

Antibiotic resistance crisis worsening because of collapse in supply - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/31/antibiotic-resistance-crisis-worsening-because-of-collapse-in-supply this is utter madness; posterity will not believe our stupidity here

Snippet Tax And Upload Filters: Lethal #Copyright Cocktail From The Council – The @Europarl_EN Must Act Now - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/snippet-tax-and-upload-filters-lethal-cocktail-from-the-council-the-ep-must-act-now/

Romania breaks up alleged €25m illegal logging ring - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/romania-breaks-up-alleged-25m-illegal-logging-ring well done everyone that made this happen #romania


EU Parliament Members Play Hardball On Terrible Copyright Policies, Article Highlighting Sketchy Tactics Magically Disappears - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180531/00285739946/eu-parliament-members-play-hardball-terrible-... these people will sink to anything for #copyrightmaximalism

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth looks important; we all need to try harder

Student Group At Fudan University Forced To Cancel Annual Production Of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ - https://supchina.com/2018/05/31/student-group-at-fudan-university-forced-to-cancel-annual-production-of-the-vagina-monologues/ #china frightened of something?


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/05/180529.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japanese hunters kill 120 pregnant minke whales during summer months – report https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/30/japanese-hunters-kill-120-pregnant-minke-whales-during-summer-months-report shame on #japan

“If we lose access to these [EU] databases, we will lose access to vital intelligence about the origin of food, feed and animal products, and won’t be aware when rapid alerts are issued to the rest of the continent.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/may/30/brexit-public-health-at-risk-if-uk-loses-access-to-eu-food-safety-databases-say-council-chiefs-politics-live?page=with:block-5b0e533ae4b022a3efa0cfe2#block-5b0e533ae4b022a3efa0cfe2 #brexit

Can the world’s largest #rewilding project restore Patagonia’s beauty? - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/30/can-the-worlds-largest-rewilding-project-restore-patagonias-beauty inspiring stuff; now, can we have beavers in the UK, please…?

Brexit: UK may get poorer access than Israel to EU science scheme - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/30/brexit-uk-may-get-poorer-access-than-israel-to-eu-science-scheme #brexit going well, I see…

“Among the issues that caused concern was the discovery that UK officials had been copying personal data and sharing it with US contractors working for its immigration services and the border police.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/30/brexit-uk-may-get-poorer-access-than-israel-to-eu-science-scheme bye-bye adequacy after #brexit

Russian journalist who was reported killed is still alive - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/30/russian-journalist-arkady-babchenko-who-was-reported-killed-is-still-alive never a dull moment these days…



‘Technological’ Brexit customs solution unrealistic, say manufacturers - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/may/technological-brexit-customs-solution-unrealistic/ as we been saying…


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/05/180528.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

@EU_Commission: Completing a trusted Digital Single Market for the benefit of all - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-3740_en.htm the Copyright Directive is nothing of the kind - there are zero benefits for 500 million EU citizens

Progressives win fight for greater transparency in EU decision making - https://mailchi.mp/socialistsanddemocrats/progressives-win-fight-for-greater-transparency-in-eu-decision-making why is the @ALDEgroup so afraid of transparency and democracy…?

Revealed: industrial-scale beef farming comes to the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/29/revealed-industrial-scale-beef-farming-comes-to-the-uk campaign needs to target supermarkets not to use these industrial farms

FOSTA-SESTA is now law—where does that leave the Internet? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/05/fosta-sesta-is-now-law-where-does-that-leave-the-internet/ “FOSTA-SESTA has dangerous consequences for Internet freedom”

Kinder Morgan pipeline: Canadian government to buy project for $4.5bn - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/29/canada-kinder-morgan-pipeline-trans-mountain justin obviously got bored with being the cool kid in politics… #canada #tarsands

Soros-backed campaign to push for new #Brexit vote within a year - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/29/george-soros-drastic-action-needed-for-eurozone-to-survive “the British public must express its support by a convincing margin in order to be taken seriously by Europe.”

Arkansas IHOP manage put on leave for refusing to serve kid born without arms - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/29/arkansas-ihop-manage-put-on-le.html imagine how that child must have felt…

ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ because Roseanne Barr is a racist - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/29/abc-cancels-roseanne-becau.html

FSFE is hiring: EU public policy programme manager - http://fsfe.org/news/2018/news-20180529-01.html

Televangelist tells his flock to buy him a $54 million jet: “It’s what Jesus would do.” - https://boingboing.net/2018/05/29/televangelist-tells-his-flock.html