Friday, 26 January 2018

180125


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180124 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180124.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

CJEU gives Green Light for #Facebook Lawsuit in Vienna - http://www.europe-v-facebook.org/sk/CJEU_en.pdf but “CJEU gave a very narrowly definition of the notion of a “consumer” which makes an Austrian-style “consumer class action” impossible.”


Beppe Grillo steps aside from Italy’s Five Star Movement - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/24/beppe-grillo-steps-aside-from-italys-five-star-movement whoa; will it survive without its figurehead?


“May says technology companies employ some of the brightest minds in the world - they should be able to design a system where unacceptable content is deleted automatically.” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/jan/25/davos-2018-may-trump-hammond-lagarde-climate-change-crypto-tax-avoidance-day-three-live?page=with:block-5a69da43e4b0ff7aa1a42630#block-5a69da43e4b0ff7aa1a42630 clueless politician wants tech #pixiedust again

UK government Digital Charter - vague update on what’s happening - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-charter/digital-charter mostly platitudinous

UK government is looking to appoint a Chair to lead the interim Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation - https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/interim-centre-data-ethics-innovation-chair/ form an orderly queue, please…

“It’s official. Barring a few details, US president Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom later this year.” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/jan/25/davos-2018-may-trump-hammond-lagarde-climate-change-crypto-tax-avoidance-day-three-live?page=with:block-5a6a05b0e4b0ff7aa1a42831#block-5a6a05b0e4b0ff7aa1a42831 OK, so let’s start organising the biggest protests UK has ever seen…

May calls again for tech firms to act on encrypted messaging - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/25/theresa-may-calls-tech-firms-act-encrypted-messaging the record’s broken again, but it’s jumped from the “strong and stable” track to “backdoor crypto” track #clueless

Bulgarian environment minister under MEP fire over his views on climate change - https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/bulgarian-environment-minister-under-mep-fire-over-his-views-on-climate-change/ #bulgaria's shame: he’s a denialist. everyone boycott him. #bg

Britain risks losing green protections after Brexit - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/britain-risks-losing-green-protections-after-brexit/ of course, it’s race to the bottom time after #brexit

Tourism to U.S. under Trump is down, costing $4.6B and 40,000 jobs - https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-down-trump-took-office-costing-4-6-n840326 who would want to visit a land ruled by a lying, racist, sexist climate-denier?

Rupert Murdoch Admits, Once Again, He Can’t Make Money Online – Begs Facebook To Just Give Him Money - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180125/09164639083/rupert-murdoch-admits-once-again-he-cant-make-money-online-begs-facebook-to-just-give-him-money.shtml @mmasnick one of the few people to remember murdoch’s many many previous Net failures…


Invitation to tender: Copywriters, editors and/or producers - https://theodi.org/blog/invitation-to-tender-copywriters-andor-publishers “Experienced copywriters, editors and/or producers to assist in the production of outputs from the ODI’s three year innovation programme”

UK opposes strong EU recycling targets despite plastics pledge - https://www.euractiv.com/section/circular-economy/news/uk-opposes-strong-eu-recycling-targets-despite-plastics-pledge/ this is what is waiting for us post-#brexit - low standards compared to EU…

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinians for ‘disrespecting’ Pence - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/25/trump-threatens-to-cut-aid-to-palestinians-for-disrespecting-pence “miss, miss, that rotter was nasty to my friend - I’m not going to play with him now…”

“For May, the good news is that business doesn’t hate her. The bad news is that they pity her.” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/25/ghost-general-election-theresa-may-davos-2018 #strongandstable #brexit

“Trump’s erratic behaviour, nationalist approach and support from the racist far-right have brought the prospect of mass protests when he does arrive” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/25/trump-and-may-discuss-uk-visit-later-this-year-davos #stoptrump


Theresa May disowns Hammond’s remarks as MPs rebel over #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/25/britain-cowed-brussels-jacob-rees-mogg-theresa-may-brexit-eurosceptic-mps tory party is out of control; May is nowhere

#TPP Is Back, Minus #Copyright Provisions And Pharma Patent Extensions, In A Clear Snub To Trump And The US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180125/03473439079/tpp-is-back-minus-copyright-provisions-pharma-patent-extensions-clear-snub-to-trump-us.shtml #CPTPP

Harris Stingray Nondisclosure Agreement Forbids Cops From Telling Legislators About Surveillance Tech - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180120/06352239048/harris-stingray-nondisclosure-agreement-forbids-cops-telling-legislators-about-surveillance-tech.shtml

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