Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180227 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Wildlife trafficking is crippling the planet - governments must act now before it’s too late for many species

Looking Back: What Was Happening Ten Years Ago? - That was then, this is now: what’s next for the #OpenSource world?

Indonesia: Christians flogged in public for playing banned children’s game - #indonesia hurtles back to the dark ages…

“Major says, if business were to speak out against #Brexit, that would have a “significant impact on public opinion”. He thinks business leaders have been too reluctant to speak out.” - they must do this

Tuesday, 27 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180226 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Housing official says she was replaced for rejecting Carson’s costly office redecoration - #murica, where you going?

Peter Hain tables #Brexit amendment to ensure frictionless Irish border - never a dull moment

Cambridge Analytica boss denies working on Brexit campaign - whoa, lots of denial in there… #brexit

.@michaelgove don’t water down your promises to tackle plastic pollution. Please back a bottle deposit return scheme now @DefraGovUK posterity is watching…

Theresa May ‘will refuse #Brexit deal that threatens UK integrity’ - how about she shows some moral integrity first…?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180225 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The great European fuel shift? - “wind and solar power will be central to a shift away from fossil fuels” #EU

Icelandic language battles threat of ‘digital extinction’ - another reason for Icelandic government to promote #opensource, eh @smarimc? #is

ESA Comes Out Against Allowing Museums To Curate Online Video Games For Posterity - #copyright maximalists destroying culture again…

Monday, 26 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180224 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Labour alliance piles pressure on Corbyn over #Brexit stance - excellent - more, please…

“The power Labour MPs have, to inflict potentially devastating defeats on Theresa May by delivering cross-party parliamentary votes for a soft #Brexit with Tory Europhiles, is becoming clearer by the day.” -

One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in #Iran - appalling

Labour backs staying in EU customs union, Keir Starmer confirms - yay, finally… #brexit

Sunday, 25 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180223 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Paul Manafort’s inability to save Word files as PDFs provided the evidence necessary to indict him for fraud - he should have used #LibreOffice Writer - it’s a button on the toolbar there…

Saturday, 24 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180222 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Mep Voss’ Proposal On The Censorship Machine (#Article13): Not ‘Die Beste Idee’ Either - making a bad idea even worse #copyright

Norway Has Perfected Plastic Recycling, Here’s What The UK Can Learn From Them - come on, this isn’t rocket science - just do it

#Bali hopes to regain paradise island status with mass cleanup - good news - so sad to see this beautiful land besmirched in this way… #indonesia

UK’s aspirations for post-#Brexit trade deal an illusion, says Donald Tusk - whoops, I think they’ve noticed…

Thursday, 22 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180221 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Stronger storms mean new ‘category six’ scale may be needed - massive #climatechange powered by #GlobalWarming

‘We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?’: #Armenia's quandary - I’m surprised to learn this is a problem; very disappointing

MEPs call for power to tackle ‘vexatious lawsuits’ targeting journalists - great idea, although I may be biased… #SLAPP

Cambodian PM claims he will ‘beat up’ demonstrators, ahead of Asean summit in Sydney - what a civilised chap

Boston Dynamics Audio - a good joke…at the moment

Debt for dolphins: #Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme - brilliant move - and a great precedent for the future

EU27 rule out UK’s preferred approach to future trade deal - that having cake and eating it still not really working out, is it? #brexit

Paris: legal challenge to car-free promenade by Seine - “Several rightwing politicians and motorists’ groups went to court against it.” - for the few, not the many, to coin a phrase…

Half of world’s oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal - #china killing more than anyone else, as usual…

Niederländisches Parlament stuft Massaker an Armeniern als “Völkermord” ein - quite right too #am #tr

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180220 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

France Says ‘No’ To Company Hack-Backs Following Online Attacks – But Wants To Keep The Option Open For Itself -

‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants - “raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-#Brexit trade deal” exactly what will happen

Netanyahu aide agrees to implicate PM over corruption claims – reports - well, that’s er, interesting if confirmed…

‘She was in so much pain’ - how turkey meatballs gave an Oregon baby salmonella poisoning - coming to the UK if the hard #brexiters get their way and slash food regulations as part of US trade deal…

Red tape in the meat industry? It’s the difference between life and death - “if regulations are chopped away and if the results end up in our school dinners and hospital meals, there will be little likelihood of any of us knowing.” #brexit

Boston Dynamics is teaching its robot dog to fight back against humans - I really don’t need to say it, do I? #WCPGW

‘I’ve been here for 50 years’: the scandal of the former Commonwealth citizens threatened with deportation - so much for that supposed #brexit love of the commonwealth

EU Publishers Acknowledge Snippet Tax Concerns, But Say: ‘It’s OK, You Can Trust Us’ - as history demonstrates… #copyright #article11

Dirty US meat could flood into UK after a #Brexit trade deal - "US has already warned us that we will need to lower our food standards in exchange for a quick trade deal, but we need to fight this hard.”


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180219 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change - a great start, but we need 10 billion at least…

Why The #Copyright Directive Lacks (Artificial) Intelligence - #AI will never flourish in EU unless the right to read is the right to mine #article3 #TDM

petition to help keep UK coal free - insane idea for a new open-cast #coal mine

Wired’s Big Cover Story On Facebook Gets Key Legal Point Totally Backwards, Demonstrating Why CDA 230 Is Actually Important - why we need @mmasnick

Facebook ‘Security’: A New VPN That’s Spyware And Two-Factor Authentication That Spams You - symbolic much?

Tory MPs' hard Brexit letter to May described as 'ransom note' - "full regulatory autonomy" = race to the bottom, since we could already race to top if we want; we didn't, and will utterly trash environment, health, safety, employment regs after #brexit

here’s what US will demand as price of FTA with UK:
"Exposed: The Tory-Trump plan to kill food safety with Brexit chicken"; no #brexit chicken, no US FTA. no US FTA, no brexit economy.

Farmers tell Gove: lack of migrant workers now ‘mission critical’ - oh look: just as we warned… #brexit

Monday, 19 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180218 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why Decentralization Matters - “Cryptonetworks combine the best features of the first two internet eras: community-governed, decentralized networks with capabilities that will eventually exceed those of the most advanced centralized services.”

Trans-Atlantic Network of Hard #Brexit Climate Science Deniers Plotting ‘Shadow’ US-UK Trade Talks - taking back control - and giving it to #climatedenialists

Urgent Legal Action for Our #NHS - Round 3 - “our fight to get proper consultation, parliamentary scrutiny and respect for the law. Save our NHS from an American-style take-over.”

‘Un-American’ to cancel gun show near Florida high school where 17 died in mass shooting - but not un-American to allow US children to be gunned down in schools again and again

“May’s government wants to oversee a race to the top in global standards” - but: “EU largely sets minimum standards not maximum ones”, so the only thing stopping us doing that now is…lack of UK gov’s desire to do so #BrexitLies

Sunday, 18 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180217 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom - well done, #iceland leading the way; time to end this primitive child abuse,  well as #FGM

No new opencast coal mines in Durham, UK - what are they thinking?

“By the end of the year, Saudi Arabia aims to invest up to $7 billion to develop seven new solar plants and a big wind farm.” good news… #renewables

Terror als Vorwand der EU-Kommission für Copyrightfilter - well, of course... #censorship #article13


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180216 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May to warn EU not to put ideology before citizens’ safety - the hypocrisy of this stupid woman knows no bounds… #brexit

Revealed: rightwing groups plot to ditch EU safety standards on food and drugs - the reality of #brexit

Saturday, 17 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180215 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plagiarism software finds Shakespeare plundered cool words from a little-known book - “Shakespeare was a creative-commons powerhouse” #cc

Mistakes in the Drake Equation - thought-provoking stuff

Everyone Creates: New Empirical Data Shows Just How Much The Internet Has Enabled A New Creative Economy -

A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers - “The total production is equal to nearly 40 percent of the total electricity currently sold by utilities in the US.”

Lavrov: We want to see Europe strong and stable - but only if it is the Theresa May kind of “strong and stable”…

Thursday, 15 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180214 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Polen sollen antipolnische Äußerungen melden - #poland goes full-on right-wing banana republic

Japan thinks #Brexit is an ‘act of self-harm’, says UK’s former ambassador - “Japanese policy analysts are puzzled by British government rhetoric about global opportunities flowing from Brexit”; simple: it’s a desperate lie

Your Right to Fight Brexit crowdfunding now stands at £153,000 - judging by the recent comments, Boris Johnson’s appalling speech yesterday seems to have galvanised many into giving some dosh to stop the #BrexitShambles

Offended by Koreans eating dog? I trust you’ve never had a bacon butty - “93% of pigs killed for meat in the UK are factory-farmed, and 60% of sows reared here are kept in metal crates just centimetres bigger than their body”. pigs are highly intelligent.

#Dubai‘s archipelago of 300 artificial ‘countries’ is back in business - who would be stupid enough to buy somewhere that will be under water in a few years’ time because of global warming?

EIFL supports joint letter calling for a better #copyright reform for education in Europe - "signatories call on legislators to make good sense policy choices and to help support access to inclusive, fair education for all in the European Union."

Drug maker hikes price of 2-in-1 painkiller >2,000%—$36 drugs now $3,000 - why #pharma companies are scum, part 23598

FBI Director Still Won't Say Which #Encryption Experts Are Advising Him On His Bizarre Approach To Encryption -

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180213 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson warns thwarting Brexit vote would be disastrous - not if a majority of people want it now they know they were tricked by #brexit lies…

if you’d like to indicate your displeasure regarding Boris Johnson’s #brexit cant and hypocrisy, you might care to support this - currently up to £131K

Ägypten plant größtes Solarkraftwerk der Welt - this is such an obviously good idea; other north African nations should do the same #renewables

Cloudflare Gets An Easy, Quick And Complete Win Over Patent Troll - this is very good news; and kudos to @Cloudflare for fighting

#lovenotleave “aims to bring together photos of EU-UK couples to showcase the love that exists between people from the UK and people from the EU” - nice

Johnson urges remainers to recognise benefits of leaving EU - the only benefit is that the UK won't be able to screw up good EU policies for purely selfish reasons

Time to Take Environmental Protection Seriously - georgian government's neglect of environmental protection incredibly shortsighted #ge

Dover could suffer '20-mile permanent traffic jam' after #Brexit - "organisation representing the shipping industry and ports has said. " this is a real killer for economy and society

Judge Dismisses Playboy’s Dumb Copyright Lawsuit Against BoingBoing - that’s good

Tuesday, 13 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180212 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Leaving the European Union could provide the UK with an opportunity to regulate differently across social, environment, energy, consumer and product standards.” - “regulate differently” = race to the bottom #brexit

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi’s trial begins behind closed doors - is #israel so cowardly, & its justice such a sham, that they have to try a girl in secret?

Trump’s Second Budget Proposal Again Seeks Deep Cuts to Key Ocean Programs; Infrastructure Proposal Attacks Bedrock Environmental Protections - what scum he is…

The French Supreme Body of Financial Control Approves the Use of Free Software by Government Services - “Sharing free software development now appears as a powerful way to increase efficiency and influence.” #france

LEAK: European Commission’s reckless draft Recommendation on “illegal” content - awful: @EU_Commission doesn’t give a damn about freedom of expression, creativity or the Internet

How We Got To The Point That Hollywood Is Trying To Attack The Internet Via NAFTA - important background to today’s parlous state of #copyright


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180211 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Attitudes towards data sharing - ODI/YouGov poll results - yikes, people are gullible, young people more gullible…

"Your Right to Fight #Brexit" is surging - now nearly at £100,000 after 4 days - with soros making matching donations too…

Sunday, 11 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180210 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180209 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

There’s no secret plot. The Daily Mail won’t stop us trying to reverse Brexit - <cough/> you can donate here, should you so desire:

Britain’s #Brexit self-punishment - briliant, as ever: “In diplomacy-speak that means not only do you seem to have gone completely round the twist, but also that if you don’t come to your senses soon your economy is going to go down the toilet.”

Saturday, 10 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180208 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

northern Ireland will stay in single market after Brexit, EU says - well, obvs

An English-Language, Algorithmically-Personalized News Aggregator, Based In #China – What Could Possibly Go Wrong? -

No-deal #Brexit would trigger wave of red tape for UK drivers and hauliers - “Without a recognised licence, travellers to Europe could find themselves unable to hire cars or take insurance” something rees-mogg never mentions

Carta aberta sobre a posição do Governo português no debate relativo à diretiva europeia de #copyright - “pedem ao Governo que reveja a sua posição de forma a defender o ecossistema digital”

Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam direct service in April - can’t wait to use direct service

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses - I love the warmth and humanity of christians…

Lack of migrant workers left food rotting in UK fields last year, data reveals - "We are disinvesting in British production which is just appalling.” #brexit

#Bulgaria seen as most corrupt in EU - throwing MEPs out of the country for daring to express an opinion isn’t going to help much, is it…?

Thursday, 8 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180207 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bulgarian Presidency Worse Than Estonian On #copyright…Or Is The Ec The Ultimate Puppet Master? - #bulgaria's politicians are utterly clueless - this will destroy EU Internet as we know it

Huge levels of antibiotic use in US farming revealed - “raising questions about rules on meat imports under post-#Brexit trade deals.” UK farmers won’t be able to compete with artificially low prices, will go bankrupt

End Of An Era: Saying Goodbye To John Perry Barlow - @mmasnick reflects

Wednesday, 7 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180206 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fearless: five years after Delhi gang-rape, has anything changed for women in India? - sadly, sounds like not #india

“Tory MP Bernard Jenkin, a prominent Brexiter, said the EU would not impose tariffs post-Brexit” - with no deal, WTO says they have to, you ignorant twit #brexit

On the internet, everyone is a creator - “Online platforms have enabled an unprecedented explosion of innovation, creativity and culture — but the laws that make this possible are under attack in trade negotiations.” #copyright

Hard #Brexit would cost public finances £80bn, says secret analysis - & even that assumes environmental regs trashed…

Doctors floored by epidemic levels of black lung in Appalachian coal miners - #dirtycoal kills in a horrible way; trump will cause more people to die thus

Gambling firms defy calls to stamp out sexist behaviour at event - close down the show, then…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180205 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Insane drug cocktails in India net drug makers millions and pose global threat - antibiotics form a #commons; #india is destroying that commons…

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180204 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hacking suspect Lauri Love wins appeal against extradition to US - excellent news

important: Nigel Farage hates the #NHS; he "warned against the US bringing in universal health care, saying: “If you were to introduce universal health care, paid for centrally under taxes, you would never ever be able to remove it.” -

‘Catalog Of Missing Devices’ Compiles The Useful Tech Products DRM Is Preventing Us From Owning - #DRM is pure evil

Donald Trump Tweeted About The “Broke” NHS After Nigel Farage Appeared On Fox & Friends - farage talking down the UK again…

Here’s what Americans need to know about the UK’s health system - “the #NHS is hugely reliant on immigrant doctors and nurses to provide the care it does. Of the NHS’s 1.1 million staff, 138,000 are immigrants”

Sunday, 4 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180203 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit attacks on civil service are reminiscent of 'Nazi Germany’ - I’m sure Rees-Mogg would look fetching with a toothbrush moustache

BBC journalist ordered out of Papua over tweets that ‘hurt soldiers’ feelings’ - #indonesia's soliders are obviously sensitive petals #westpapua

Thug Robot et le DJ Florent Sabatier - #CreatorsNetwork - this is the reality of #article13 of EU’s #copyright directive

Mexico protesters fear US-owned brewery will drain their land dry - water is the key resource #commons

Tories are lying to the voters and themselves over #Brexit - superb stuff - please share widely while it’s not behind a paywall…

Worth Saving? - “Doc outlines his plans for Linux Journal 2.0.”

Hospitals cancelling urgent surgery despite NHS bosses’ orders - jeremy hunt should be in prison for causing this & the deaths it will inevitably cause

No 10 rules out customs union with EU - may would rather destroy the UK’s economy than risk upsetting #brexit nutters…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180202 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Die Illusion vom blühenden #Brexit-Land - “Ohnehin stellt sich die Frage: Wie groß werden wohl die Zugeständnisse sein, die riesige Volkswirtschaften wie Indien, China und die USA gegenüber dem vergleichsweise kleinen Großbritannien machen werden?”

Rees-Mogg repeats claim Treasury is ‘fiddling’ #Brexit figures - this dishonourable person has no shame; he should resign - or be thrown out of tory party

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry - understandably; appalling, bullying behaviour by the others involved

Saturday, 3 February 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180201 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

On-demand dog walking app Wag raises $300 million from SoftBank Vision Fund - who remembers…?

Irish court refuses man’s extradition because of Brexit - I predict we will see more of these cases…

Thursday, 1 February 2018


Palestinian girl arrested by #Israel sent to Gaza Strip – where she’d never been, activists say -

Warning of ‘utter chaos’ if May ends EU free movement next March - “May’s plan will also hit anyone leaving and returning to the country on holidays or business.” #brexit

Liam Fox admits being in EU doesn’t stop more trade with China - & guess what? that applies to all the other trade deals you fantasise about… #BrexitShambles

Maps of tree cover in Europe - UK is practically a tree desert; we need to fix this

LibreOffice, the best office suite, gets even better with LibreOffice 6.0 - so why aren’t you using it? it’s free in both senses

#Brexit minister condemned by union for questioning civil servants’ impartiality - #brexiters destroying faith in civil service now - will they stop at nothing?

Groups opposed to hard #Brexit join forces under Chuka Umunna - the resistance builds…

A game of chicken: how Indian poultry farming is creating global superbugs - this is utter irresponsible madness #india