Monday, 30 April 2018


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

Tree planted at White House by Trump and Macron appears to have vanished - symbolic much?

Polski rząd krytyczny ws. tzw. podatku od linków i obowiązku filtrowania treści - well done them #copyright #pl

David Goodall, Australia’s oldest scientist (104), to end own life in Switzerland - janacek wrote an amazing opera on this theme:

Fresh Lords Brexit defeat for government makes ‘no deal’ less likely - I look forward to #brexiters applauding parliament taking back control, just as they wished…

Epic Decides To Double Down On Copyright For Cheating Lawsuit Against 14 Year Old By Taking On Mom -

This nomadic group of people once feared elephants. Now, they rescue them. - #kudos; this is the future

Sunday, 29 April 2018


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

Protesters in Israel call for end to Australian live exports - time to end this cruel trade #australia

Who should hold the keys to our data? - “There is no contradiction between the desire to live in a society that is open and secure and the desire to protect privacy. Open and private apply to different content, handled in appropriately different ways.”

Trump hits out at ‘lousy location’ of US embassy in London - thus (unwisely) insulting South London…

Amber Rudd letter to PM reveals ‘ambitious but deliverable’ removals target - just go, and take may with you… #Windrush

Cheating at UK’s top universities soars by 30% - this is bad, but easy to solve: expel anyone caught cheating…


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

World experts call for #Australia to act on devastating HTLV-1 virus - this nearly amounts to genocide of aboriginal peoples by neglect

Innocent Man Charged With Murder Because His DNA Was Found On The Fingernails Of Victim, Whom He Had Never Met - important case

‘It’s not a done deal’: inside the battle to stop #Brexit - excellent explanation of background to the moves

Lynching memorial leaves some quietly seething: ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ - racists gonna racist

Saturday, 28 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180426 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides - EU leads the way again…

“INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG” — A Bad Lip Reading - oh, so that’s what they said…

How Microsoft Convinced Clueless Judges To Send A Man To Jail For Copying Software It Gives Out For Free - this proves that the “new” @microsoft is just the old Microsoft: a callous, greedy, #copyright maximalist. never trust it.

"he was advising the Dutch waste industry about the nine extra processes that would have to be followed for them to import British waste, in particular from Westminster, where a large amount of rubbish emanated, for treatment in the Netherlands." tell us about it...

Anteater in prize-winning wildlife photo is stuffed, say judges - we all are, mate…

Innocent Man Charged With Murder Because His #DNA Was Found On The Fingernails Of Victim, Whom He Had Never Met -

Thursday, 26 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180425 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

From Game of Thrones to The Crown: the woman who turns actors into stars - good insights into a fascinating world

The sadism of white men: why America must atone for its lynchings - “10,000 to watch Henry Smith, 17, tortured and burned on a 10ft-high stage in Paris, Texas, in 1893; 20,000 at the burning alive of Willy Brown in Omaha, Nebraska in 1919.”

Over 145 Organisations Ask Council To Stop A Rushed EU #Copyright Reform - this is getting serious: Copyright Directive process must be stopped, and flaws fixed

US farmers say chlorine-washed chicken should be part of a UK free trade deal - here’s why this dirty meat from US would kill people in UK: death is the only real #brexitdividend

‘Breathtaking homicidal violence’: Latin America in grip of murder crisis - “nearly half of all homicide victims aged 15–29. It also denounces the “astonishingly” large role of #guns.”

.@OCCRP 's Position on the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market - “linking to our stories is essential to achieve any meaningful impact on corruption and organized crime.”

Open Letter: The EU Copyright Directive is failing - the verdict is unanimous, the EU must listen and re-start the discussions - the present text is too deeply flawed

wow: just 22% of UK’s energy needs are being provided by fossil fuels (gas) at this moment: #renewables

if you live in the EU, you may have noticed a lot of companies sending you #GDPR updates, which is great. but since GDPR is so good, isn’t it only fair that we have #GDPRForAll? #privacy

“First international transfer of accessible books in Kyrgyzstan under the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities” -

Software Legend Ray Ozzie Thinks He Can Safely Backdoor Encryption Safely; He’s Very Wrong - embarrassingly wrong… #crypto

Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180424 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty - excellent summary of @ICANN’s arrogance and stupidity over #GDPR

Fertilisers Europe chief: No need for ‘rocket-science’ to reduce ammonia emissions - do it

Electric Buses Are Hurting the Oil Industry - excellent news; others must follow suit

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February - even trump can’t fight economics… #renewables

Israeli policeman jailed over 2014 death of Palestinian teenager - 9 months prison for murder - “replaced the magazine on his M16 with one containing live rounds.” says it all about the value placed on a palestinian life…

while Macron leads the Western world in calling for #climatechange action, this is what our pathetic “Foreign Secretary” does:

Eight months on, is the world’s most drastic plastic bag ban working? - amazing leadership by #kenya; the world must follow its example

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180423 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence Sharing Between Governments and the Need for Safeguards -

Energy giants and investors call for close UK-EU ties after Brexit - obvs

#Humansofcopyright: interview with Bas Peters From #Github - talks about the harmful effects the proposed #Copyright Directive’s upload filter – Article 13 – would have on the software world, particularly in the EU.

The trillion-dollar coastal property bubble is ready to burst, per new study - when USians lose billions because of #climatechange, maybe they will finally wake up to reality

Court blocks Trump from delaying higher penalties on automakers that produce gas-guzzlers - that’s good

Invented Chinese characters, old and new - Chinese sniglets (more on sniglets here:

Tell @Facebook to shut down wildlife traffickers on its platforms - isn’t zuck hated enough already? does he really have to sell ivory, rhino horn, and other products from endangered species too?

Open Letter: 56 Organisations Encourage Axel Voss To Delete Ancillary Copyright From The Digital Single Market Directive - it’s a total disaster; bin it

‘I felt like dirt’: disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years - so, that presumably means #brexit UK won’t be getting that free trade deal with #canada now…

Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice - “microplastics are now ubiquitous within the surface waters of the world’s ocean. Nowhere is immune” well done us… #notreally

It’s Thanks To The Pirate Community That Amazon’s Attempt To Degrade Its Streaming Service Is Now Public -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180422 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Customs union U-turn by May could inspire Brexiter cabinet revolt - should be an interesting week… #brexit

‘No deal’ #Brexit risks disaster for food and drink industry, warn MPs - but at least we’ll have the car industry; oh, wait…

‘A vigilante state’: Aceh’s citizens take sharia law into their own hands - #indonesia hurtles back to barbarism…

UK Space Sector Will Fall Behind Post-Brexit, Lords Warn - that’s OK, will match the rest of UK industry…

EU Council Presidency rushes to impose new copyfails in the EU - the Bulgarian Presidency is an unprofessional disgrace #copyright

Bulgarian Presidency Demands Mandate for #Copyright Negotiations with European Parliament - this is awful; the Bulgarian presidency is a shame to its country #bg

The International Journal of the #Commons (IJC) has now launched its newest issue -

The CIA Made A Card Game… And We’re Releasing It - no, really…

Azeri ruling families linked to secret investments via Maltese bank - I’m shocked, shocked#notreally #Azerbaijan

Sunday, 22 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180421 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet - interesting and sensible thoughts on #AI

Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections - this is #gerrymandering in a more subtle form - exactly what the Republicans do in the US

“This is what “evangelical” has come to mean: a total lack of principle. Corruption.” - #trump

Bill Gates, Airbus and SoftBank invest in satellite video startup that wants to help us ‘see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered’ -

Disrupting the Publisher-Academic Complex - “closed access means people die” says @petermurrayrust. and that’s a scandal. #oa


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180420 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Democratic National Committee’s Lawsuit Against Russians, Wikileaks And Various Trump Associates Full Of Legally Nutty Arguments - yeah, bonkers

Publisher Helps To Keep Sci-Hub In The Public Eye By Trying To Bully It Into Submission Using Ineffectual Legal Remedies - how not to do it #openaccess

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time - pushkin is up there with shakespeare, with a more extraordinary life, lived to the full until that fatal bullet

India poised to introduce death penalty for child rapists - death penalty never justified, not even for this

Saturday, 21 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180419 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel award due to ‘distressing recent events’ there - her intelligence is deep and long-standing -

On #Brexit, the views of the 48% must be respected too. That’s democracy - so far, they have been totally ignored

Amber Rudd boasted of harsher immigration strategy, leak reveals - & we thought she was the nice one… #Windrush

Thursday, 19 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180418 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan’s renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment - not hard to solve: use a distributed approach with panels on every building and factory #renewables

The Press Publishers’ Right (#Article11): Multiple Negative Impacts On The #Futureofknowledge - how the #copyrightdirective will harm science and learning #oa

“Three key facets of the Achmea ruling suggest that investment agreements with third countries will also be incompatible with EU law” - #ISDS is a goner for EU trade deals

Trump of the tropics: the ‘dangerous’ candidate leading Brazil’s presidential race - when you think it can’t get any worse: “vowed to downgrade the environment ministry”

One Small Step for Preprints, One Giant Step Forward for Open Scientific Communications - #preprints are the future

Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill - why #pharma companies are evil, part 23857

Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. = #palantir

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180417 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

What the UN deal on #shipping emissions means - a start, at least, but much more needs to be done quickly

EU pushes to approve Japan trade deal, seeks to avoid CETA mistakes - “does not deal with investment protection” #ISDS is dying, rightly… #jefta

The Music Industry Now Wants To Creep Past Site-Blocking Into App-Blocking - the basic rule is: enough is never enough for #copyright maximalists

Exxon sued for stoking drought, floods, and wildfires - we need thousands of these lawsuits all around the world… #climatechange

#Somaliland poet jailed for three years in crackdown on writers - “Naima Abwaan Qorane’s lawyer said she had been threatened with rape and murder during her interrogation.” appalling

Bug bounty tender for #opensource software launched in the EU - this is good news

UK and India agree ambitious new tech partnership - amazing what you can do while part of the EU…

Whistleblowers contradict No 10 over destroyed #Windrush landing cards - clearly time for the Home Secretary of the time to resign…

“If we are to decide what sort of #Brexit we want, the least we need is a menu, with prices. The one we have prepared represents the government’s current best estimates. It’s up to us to decide which of these prices is worth paying." -

Trump and Abe’s pro-coal agenda disastrous for the planet - not content with slaughtering whales, japanese government also wants to cook the whole planet… #japan #dirtycoal

Boulder becomes first landlocked city to sue companies over climate change - excellent precedent: every city should be suing #fossilfuel companies over the present and even worse future damage caused by #globalwarming

Government reports reveal new details about EPA pay raises and phone booth scandals - the nutter #climatedenialist-in-chief lands in even more (#globalwarming) hot water…

Florida kids are taking their climate-denying governor to court - “Rick Scott once reportedly banned officials from saying “#climatechange” or “#globalwarming” in government reports.” what a sad fool

Refugees prefer war-torn Syria over life in U.S., Haley insists - syrians are probably rightly worried about the risk of getting shot in US… #guns

Goldman Sachs Analyst Asks Whether Curing Patients Is A Sustainable Business Model - maybe traditional drug development is not a sustainable business model #pharma


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180416 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bad News For ‘Privacy Shield’: As Expected, EU’s Top Court Will Examine Legality Of Sending Personal Data To US - #privacy

Poland violated EU laws by logging in Białowieża forest, court rules - another demonstration of why we need the #CJEU - to act as a brake on stupid governments…

UK still uncertain about Windrush-era deportations - this fiasco involves thousands; imagine the utter, unspeakable chaos that will be inflicted on the 3 million EU citizens after #brexit

Drones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia - maybe stop cutting down the forests and increasing contact between monkeys and humans; just a thought…

Syrian medics ‘subjected to extreme intimidation’ after Douma attack - definitely no cover up there…

The shameful Windrush saga has struck fear into EU nationals’ hearts - #brexit

If Trump Is So Worried About Protecting Attorney-Client Privilege, He Should End The NSA’s Bulk Surveillance (And CPB Device Seizures) -

Tuesday, 17 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180415 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Syrian strikes boost French president’s action man image - france rises as UK falls…

Pruitt tells climate deniers he’ll stop counting value of lives saved for new rules - this really sums up his worldview: people don’t count, only profits

#NHS Digital execs showed ‘little regard’ for patient ethics by signing data deal - & note: after #brexit, all this data will probably be going to US companies routinely…

‘Plastic is literally everywhere’: the epidemic attacking Australia’s oceans - luckily, there are probably trillions of planets with life more intelligent than ours…

EU Member States Are Getting Steamrolled On #Copyright By The Bulgarian Presidency - this is shaping up to be a disaster

After Removing US From Negotiating Process, Now Trump Suddenly Wants US Back In #TPP - he’ll probably change his mind again…

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats #plastic bottles - nice; this research needs to be made a priority

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service - I’ve always said this was inevitable; and this is just the start…

Sunday, 15 April 2018


Article de Glyn Moody paru dans « Linux Journal » : Pourquoi la réforme européenne du droit d’auteur est une menace pour le logiciel libre — et comment lutter contre -

Tissue-destroying ulcer frequently found in Africa spreading rapidly in Australia - “While the infection responds to a roughly eight-week course of antibiotics, in rare cases surgery to remove skin or even amputation is needed.”

В Ингушетии снимут первый народный фильм об общечеловеческих ценностях - “Картина выйдет на национальном языке”

Friday, 13 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180412 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hungarian journalists admit role in forging anti-migrant ‘atmosphere of fear’ - they are not journalists, they are propagandists #hungary

WHOIS Limits Under GDPR Will Make Pirates Harder to Catch, Groups Fear - doesn’t matter: protecting privacy is much more important than chasing a few unauthorised downloads

High fines and collective redress planned under EU consumer law reforms - won’t apply to post-#brexit UK, of course #racetothebottom

Massive lode of rare-earth metals found in Japanese waters -

UK Police Use Postcode Profiles, Garden Size And First Names For #AI-Based Custody Decision System - sounds legit

Canadian Music Industry Confirms Once More That For Copyright Companies, Enough Is Never Enough - the #copyright ratchet strikes again #ca

Pourquoi la réforme européenne du droit d’auteur est une menace pour le logiciel libre — et comment lutter contre -

Go away, kid, you bother me: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla kick W3C nerds to the curb - maybe selling out over DRM in HTML wasn’t such a clever move, eh @w3c?

Thursday, 12 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180411 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

China named ‘world’s top executioner’ as global rate falls - " “positive trend” towards ending capital punishment was exemplified by sub-Saharan Africa, where 20 countries have now abolished the death penalty for all crimes"

Canadian Government Leaning Towards A Right To Be Forgotten It Can Enforce Anywhere In The World - #ca

Interview With Samuel Aubert - “Les Siestes Electroniques is a music festival that was once focussed on electronic music and digital culture and which is now quite more open-minded.” #copyright

California Bill Could Introduce A Constitutionally Questionable ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ In The US - #GDPR #privacy

Rick Astley rickrolls unsuspecting weather reporter on air - nice

Facebook Compartmentalization - if possible, don’t use #facebook; if you really have to use it, do it this way.

Caribbean nations demand solution to ‘illegal immigrants’ anomaly - well, this is going to make those post-#brexit commonwealth deals much easier, isn’t it?


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180410 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“all scientific data generated in #China must be submitted to government-sanctioned data centers before appearing in publications” - “At the same time, the regulations, posted last week, call for #openaccess and data sharing.”

Ted Cruz Gets Section 230 All Wrong, While Zuck Claims He’s Not Familiar With It - <facepalm/>

“Vox Scientia is a group of organisations and individual educators, researchers, librarians, cultural heritage professionals, students, etc. who stand up and aim to be the ‘Voice of Knowledge’ - ‘Vox scientia’ - in this debate.” - #copyright

EU will seek ‘non-regression’ clause to tie UK to environmental standards - very wise

Latest EU #Copyright Plan Would Ban Copyright Holders From Using Creative Commons - @AxelVossMdEP wants to turn the EU into a #copyright dictatorship - no choice about licences

Amber Rudd to announce crackdown on dark web - oh, do give over with the crowd-pleasing soundbites, amber, you’re talking nonsense as usual

Britons in France grill ambassador over post-Brexit rights - the issues raised are the reality of #brexit…and the UK gov doesn’t give a damn

Climate denying blogs use polar bears as a tool to spread twisted science -

Tuesday, 10 April 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180409 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Sorry, Brexiters. Banking on the Commonwealth is a joke - “As director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, I know what this institution does”

Make crisp packets recyclable - obvious, really; do it now #plasticwaste

“The same photograph was used in Ukip’s controversial “breaking point” poster during the UK’s Brexit referendum campaign.” - bigots of a feather, flock together. #brexiters must be so proud of #orban's racist rhetoric

Chinese Government Forces Residents To Install Surveillance App With Awful Security - poor uyghurs get it in the neck, again… #xinjiang

Costly medicines and pus in milk: a #Brexit trade deal that’ll make you sick - US official demands reveal the reality of a post-brexit UK-US trade deal. & it’s disgusting

Ttip, la scusa ‘Trump ci costringe a farlo’ mette in pericolo i nostri diritti e la nostra salute - #italia

“imagine having your data stored with you, and not the servers of a centralized intermediary like Facebook.” - yup; it’s the future…

Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement - “These are places where housing is often affordable and where quality of life is sufficiently good that new home buyers are willing to play the odds and choose these neighborhoods over others”

Public goods are REALLY good: thousands of years later, the Roman roads are still paying dividends - excellent point #commons