Tuesday, 31 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180730.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Brexit created doubt’: Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/31/brexit-created-doubt-romanian-agencies-struggle-to-find-uk-farm-staff another reason we can’t grow enough food for ourselves… #brexitshambles

Hard Brexit not an option, Britain’s car industry warns - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/hard-brexit-not-an-option-britains-car-industry-warns/ but hey, who really needs a car industry employing nearly a million people…? #brexitshambles

Unsurvivable heatwaves could strike heart of China by end of century - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/31/chinas-most-populous-area-could-be-uninhabitable-by-end-of-century “air is so hot and humid that the human body cannot cool itself by sweating and even fit people sitting in the shade die within six hours.” #globalwarming

Monday, 30 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180729.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU And Japan Agree To Free Data Flows, Just As Tottering Privacy Shield Framework Threatens Transatlantic Transfers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180720/06192740272/eu-japan-agree-to-free-data-flows-just-as-tottering-privacy-shield-framework-threatens-transatlantic-transfers.shtml

Brexit: UK warns EU of tit-for-tat measures over financial services - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/30/brexit-uk-warns-eu-of-tit-for-tat-measures-over-financial-services because our current self-harm isn’t hurting us enough… #brexitshambles

Why Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/why-gmails-confidential-mode-is-bad-for-privacy-and-bad-for-open-source/ we need better solutions

Sunday, 29 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180728.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brexit provides the perfect ingredients for a national food crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/29/no-deal-brexit-food-supply-chain-crisis we need to stockpile food; UK gov won’t, suppliers can’t. #brexitshambles

Saturday, 28 July 2018


This is what no-deal Brexit actually looks like - http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/07/27/this-is-what-no-deal-brexit-actually-looks-like pl. read and pass on to everyone you know in the UK, so they understand what is at stake… #brexitshambles

Why #Gmail’s new “confidential mode” is not so great for #privacy, and potentially awful for the open Web - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/why-gmails-confidential-mode-is-bad-for-privacy-and-bad-for-open-source/

Wednesday, 25 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180724.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No, The Public Standing Up For An Open Internet Is Not A Criminal Google Conspiracy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180724/17071740304/no-public-standing-up-open-internet-is-not-criminal-google-conspiracy.shtml incredibly insulting to a million people who signed petition against #article13

Tuesday, 24 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Monsanto's ‘cancer-causing’ weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/23/monsanto-trial-dewayne-johnson-cancer-roundup-weedkiller “internal Monsanto emails that they said revealed the corporation’s repeated efforts to ignore expert’s warnings while seeking favorable scientific analyses”

Trump baby blimp expected to fly over Australia during US presidential visit - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/24/trump-baby-blimp-expected-to-fly-over-australia-during-us-presidential-visit yay, #TrumpBaby is clearly a thing now…

FCC Confirms Sinclair Misled Agency To Try And Get Its Megamerger Approved - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180723/08481740292/fcc-confirms-sinclair-misled-agency-to-try-get-megamerger-approved.shtml “shows that Pai’s agency does occasionally do the right thing, even if it’s probably for the wrong reasons.” ha!

Ivanka Trump to close fashion brand and lay off staff amid poor performance - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/24/ivanka-trump-company-shut-down-close-nordstrom-line-poor-performance a little brutal, but I have to agree: her performance has been poor…
Why is Europe going through a heatwave? - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/24/why-is-europe-going-through-a-heatwave one guess…correct

Monday, 23 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180722.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I was tired of covering my face to hide from the mafia’: Italian MP Piera Aiello - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/23/i-was-tired-of-covering-my-face-to-hide-from-the-mafia-italian-mp-piera-aiello amazing woman, amazing story…

UK will not oppose US death penalty for Isis pair - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/23/uk-will-not-oppose-us-death-penalty-for-isis-beatles @sajidjavid dishonours this country and its history, and shows himself unfit to be home secretary…

UK public will blame EU for no-deal Brexit, says Jeremy Hunt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/23/uk-public-will-blame-eu-for-no-deal-brexit-says-jeremy-hunt no, intelligent people who understand what is really going on will blame you and your incompetent colleagues…

Kuwaiti star faces backlash over Filipino worker comments - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/23/who-will-refund-me-kuwaiti-star-ignites-row-over-filipinos-days-off “How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them?” yeah, must be such a problem for slave-owners…

Listen To Stephen Fry Perfectly Analogize The Moral Panics Around Facebook To The Ones Over The Printing Press - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180720/14531640278/listen-to-stephen-fry-perfectly-analogize-moral-panics-around-facebook-to-ones-over-printing-press.shtml

Britons in EU must be protected in event of no-deal Brexit, say MPs - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/23/britons-in-eu-must-be-protected-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit-say-mps clearly both them, and EU citizens in UK should be taken out of #brexit negotiations, and solved separately, now.

Music Industry Lawyer Calls For Criminal Investigation Over #Article13 Vote - https://torrentfreak.com/music-industry-lawyer-calls-criminal-investigation-article-13-vote-180723/ staggering contempt for what the public might want, as usual…

Sunday, 22 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180721.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Should Facial Recognition Technologies Be Regulated by the Government? Microsoft Says ‘Yes’ - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/should-facial-recognition-be-regulated-by-the-government-microsoft-says-yes/ here’s why that’s a shrewd move #surveillance #privacy

‘Piracy Audiences Are Untapped Pools of Wealth’ - https://torrentfreak.com/piracy-audiences-are-untapped-pools-of-wealth-180721/ exactly #copyright

Saturday, 21 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180720.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The immigration crisis facing London’s Chinatown - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/21/the-immigration-crisis-facing-london-chinatown @ukhomeoffice doing its best to destroy #london's multicultural society

A global guide to state-sponsored trolling - https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2018-government-sponsored-cyber-militia-cookbook/ how ruthless politicians ruined social networks…

Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/21/defending-earth-violence-murder-activists-land-corruption truly brave people: “Something in happening in the world. Activists are being branded as terrorists”

Friday, 20 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180719.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Don’t worry, a no-deal #Brexit won’t be allowed to happen - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/19/no-deal-brexit-britain-eu-wto-march this column seems to be meaningless twaddle: maybe boris johnson was ghostwriting it…

10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation in Somalia - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jul/20/10-year-old-girl-death-fgm-female-genital-mutilation-somalia these people are sadistic savages… #fgm

“The M26 in Kent would become a “holding area” for up to 1,400 goods vehicles to try to ease the gridlock as up to 10,000 lorries a day suddenly require customs checks to enter the EU.” - https://www.ft.com/content/9f494eea-8b77-11e8-b18d-0181731a0340 remember voting for this, #brexiters?

Thursday, 19 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180718.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Israel adopts controversial Jewish ‘nation state’ law - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/israel-adopts-controversial-jewish-nation-state-law the new #apartheid; time for a new global #boycott

‘Smart’ TVs Remain The Poster Child For Dismal Privacy, Transparency & Security Standards - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180711/07314740215/smart-tvs-remain-poster-child-dismal-privacy-transparency-security-standards.shtml

French Pirates Are Increasingly Buying Through Legal Options - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180709/14345140207/french-pirates-are-increasingly-buying-through-legal-options.shtml as always happens once there are decent legal offerings…

‘It’s dire’: farmers battle their worst drought in 100 years - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/19/you-count-your-blessings-farm-families-battling-drought-photo-essay perhaps #australia might like to take that #globalwarming thing more seriously…

Trump lambasts EU over $5.1bn fine for Google - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/19/donald-trump-eu-google-fine hypocritical donald doesn’t mention the $2.8bn fine the US imposed on volkswagen, does he? - https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

Report Shows U.S. Citizens Helped Coordinate Online Disinformation Assault From Macedonia - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180718/10154940263/report-shows-us-citizens-helped-coordinate-online-disinformation-assault-macedonia.shtml connecting all those macedonian dots…

British intelligence uses child spies in covert operations - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/19/british-intelligence-uses-child-spies-in-covert-operations UK gov thinks end justifies the means; it doesn’t.

EU leads criticism after #Israel passes Jewish ‘nation state’ law - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/israel-adopts-controversial-jewish-nation-state-law “stipulates only Jews have right of self-determination in the country”

Theresa May signed off five-figure bonus for chief Brexit adviser - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/19/theresa-may-signed-off-five-figure-bonus-for-chief-brexit-adviser-oliver-robbins ridiculously tiny - shows how small-minded may is…

The View From Somewhere: The Press Needs To Be Anti-Partisan, Not Bi-Partisan - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180718/00131040258/view-somewhere-press-needs-to-be-anti-partisan-not-bi-partisan.shtml @BBCNews please take note…

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Has Bulgaria’s coal industry hit rock bottom? - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/has-bulgarias-coal-industry-hit-rock-bottom/ time to close down this dangerous, dirty industry #bg

EU must ban #ivory trade, or risk becoming a pariah - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/opinion/eu-must-ban-ivory-trade-or-risk-becoming-a-pariah/ too right: fix it now, @EU_Commission

OpSec – Staying Private Under Surveillance - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/opsec-staying-private-under-surveillance/ good, basic advice

Monday, 16 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180715.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British cave diver considering legal action after ‘pedo’ attack by Elon Musk - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/16/british-diver-in-thai-cave-rescue-stunned-after-attack-by-elon-musk the mask of the republican-loving musk has definitively fallen…

Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online #Privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/dark-patterns-how-tech-companies-use-interface-design-to-undermine-online-privacy/ a serious, if subtle, problem

Theresa May ready to cave in to hardline Brexiters' demands - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/16/theresa-may-ready-cave-in-hardline-brexiters-custom... who's the leader here? - certainly not may…

Guy In Charge Of Pushing Draconian EU Copyright Directive, Evasive About His Own Use Of Copyright Protected Images - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180713/09343640236/guy-charge-pushing-draconian-eu-copyright-directive-evasive-about-his-own-use-copyright-protected-images.shtml /cc @doctorow #copyrightdirective #article13

The MEP behind Europe’s proposed copyright censorship proposal can’t explain all the copyrighted images in his social media - https://boingboing.net/2018/07/16/axel-voss-serial-infringer.html #article13 #copyrightdirective

Sunday, 15 July 2018


Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online #Privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/dark-patterns-how-tech-companies-use-interface-design-to-undermine-online-privacy/ subtle & serious stuff

#Israel in turmoil over bill allowing Jews and Arabs to be segregated - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/15/israel-turmoil-bill-allowing-jews-arabs-segregated if only there were some word to describe this kind of thing…

Saturday, 14 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180712.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How to Use Private Internet Access and Tor: Tor over VPN or VPN over Tor? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/how-to-use-private-internet-access-and-tor-tor-over-vpn-or-vpn-over-tor/ good question; and the answer is…

US indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails during the 2016 election - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/russia-indictments-latest-news-hacking-dnc-charges-trump-department-justice-rod-rosenstein almost sounds as if russia had something to do with it…

“This week an Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur hf, caused uproar when it was revealed that it had killed a blue whale.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/13/killing-blue-whale-disconnected-nature-sea-ignorance selfish scum. #iceland

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180711.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Usos justos para el futuro. Entrevista con Delia Browne, por Glyn Moody. - https://karisma.org.co/usos-justos-para-el-futuro-entrevista-con-delia-browne-por-glynn-moody/ " el derecho de autor no está ahí para proteger una industria obsoleta o moribunda"

A FOSTA Of One’s Own: UK Parliament Members Looking To Punish Websites, Push Traffickers Underground - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180708/09392540198/fosta-ones-own-uk-parliament-members-looking-to-punish-websites-push-traffickers-underground.shtml this is doubly stupid: we know from the US it’s doesn’t achieve its stated goals

Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/12/ireland-becomes-worlds-first-country-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels great; others should follow its example #Divestment

Ötzi’s last supper: mummified hunter’s final meal revealed - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/12/otzis-last-supper-mummified-hunters-final-meal-revealed no peace for Ötzi


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180710.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Rise of Italian populist parties buoys anti-vaccine movement - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/rise-of-italian-populist-parties-buoys-anti-vaccine-movement idioti

Britons have overwhelmingly negative view of Trump, with most thinking he makes world more dangerous, poll suggests - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/jul/11/brexit-pmqs-nato-summit-trump-may-eu-countries-reimburse-us-for-defence-costs-trump-intensifies-criticism-of-nato-politics-live?page=with:block-5b45d597e4b0f86cea74734b#block-5b45d597e4b0f86cea74734b

‘Evil, exploitative and sick’: Sarah Palin says Sacha Baron Cohen duped her - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jul/11/evil-exploitative-sick-sarah-palin-duped-sacha-baron-cohen ‘Evil, exploitative and sick’ - no, that’s you, Sarah: https://www.thedodo.com/sarah-palin-animal-villain-999374582.html

Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin jailed after ‘show trial’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/china-chinese-dissident-qin-yongmin-jailed-democracy-activist so the Chinese government is frightened of one man? can’t be very “strong and stable”, can it…? #china

Buddhist group leader steps down over sexual assault claims - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/shambhala-buddhist-group-leader-steps-down-over-sexual-assault-claims so which insect will he be coming back as…?

Tuesday, 10 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180709.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Elsevier Will Monitor Open Science In EU Using Measurement System That Favors Its Own Titles - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180706/09314440182/elsevier-will-monitor-open-science-eu-using-measurement-system-that-favors-own-titles.shtml serious conflict of interests here #metrics

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 900,000 have signed now - let’s get it to a million… #copyrightdirective #article13

SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh Bought Verizon’s Silly Argument That Breaking Net Neutrality Is A 1st Amendment Right - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180710/08061140209/scotus-nominee-kavanaugh-bought-verizons-silly-argument-that-breaking-net-neutrality-is-1st-amendment-right.shtml not good

Fake News Is A Meaningless Term, And Our Obsession Over It Continues To Harm Actual News - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180627/17123840122/fake-news-is-meaningless-term-our-obsession-over-it-continues-to-harm-actual-news.shtml agreed: pl. don’t use it or spread it except to debunk it…

Monday, 9 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180708_8.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Inside #China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/business/china-surveillance-technology.html “The whole point is that people don’t know if they’re being monitored, and that uncertainty makes people more obedient” #surveillance

David Davis: ‘I wouldn’t have done a good job’ of delivering May’s Brexit plan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2018/jul/09/david-davis-resigns-as-brexit-secretary-live-updates you didn’t, David, you didn’t… #brexitshambles

Donald Trump to face ‘carnival of resistance’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/09/donald-trump-to-face-carnival-of-resistance lots of great stuff

Raab appointed new #Brexit secretary in UK cabinet reshuffle - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/09/dominic-raab-appointed-new-brexit-secretary-in-uk-cabinet-reshuffle “some of his past gaffes could come back to haunt him, including once branding feminists “obnoxious bigots” in 2011.”

One in three fish caught never makes it to the plate – UN report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/09/one-in-three-fish-caught-never-makes-it-to-the-plate-un-report madness

Trump UK visit: police to mobilise in numbers not seen since 2011 riots - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/09/trump-uk-visit-police-to-mobilise-in-numbers-not-seen-since-2011-riot-protests what an utter waste of money; tell him not to com…

given the #brexitshambles that grows by the hour, now might be a good time to sign this petition, calling for a vote on whatever emerges: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition

May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/09/boris-johnson-resigns-as-foreign-secretary-brexit well, we can dream…

Sunday, 8 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180707.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of #copyright infringement - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/tv-addons-legal-battle-against-canadian-media-giants-demonstrates-severe-consequences-facing-developers-accused-of-copyright-infringement/

‘Gun rights are human rights’: pro-gun rally counters gun control movement - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/08/march-4-our-rights-pro-gun-rally-los-angeles er, no, they’re not, actually: that line of argument is as stupid as saying that “explosive rights are human rights”…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180706.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Saturday, 7 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180705.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Let’s bring water into public ownership - https://weownit.org.uk/act-now/lets-bring-water-public-ownership water supply is a natural monopoly: it must never be privatised

Government has no clue how to execute Brexit without harm – Airbus chief - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/06/government-has-no-clue-how-to-execute-brexit-without-harm-airbus-chief yeah, I noticed that, too… #brexitshambles

Donald Trump to almost entirely avoid London during UK visit - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/06/donald-trump-to-avoid-london-during-uk-visit #TrumpBaby is scared of #london - quite right, too, he’s not wanted here

Thursday, 5 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180704.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong #article13. please ring your MEPs - contax here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map.html

ES autorių teisių „reforma“ dinozaurams ir kolūkiečiams - http://kiskis.eu/es-autoriu-teisiu-reforma/ “Europe is once again being misled by the copying of the copyright flag. If you are a European citizen who is not, it’s time for new rallies against such false reforms .” #lt #copyrightdirective

UK.gov IT projects that are failing: Verify. Border control. 4G for blue-light services. We can go on - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/04/ipa_report_home_office_projects_undeliverable_and_risky/ & yet #brexiters think that sprinkling tech pixie dust will solve UK border problems???

YouTube and Facebook could escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/05/youtube-could-escape-billions-in-copyright-payouts-after-eu-vote why is the @guardian so utterly clueless on this topic? this is the third rubbish report on the topic in recent days… #copyrightdirective

Oxford Street pedestrianisation plan ‘off the table for good’, Westminster Council announces - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/plans-to-pedestrianise-oxford-street-off-the-table-for-good-westminster-council-announces-a3858181.html high-handed, anti-democratic move by Westminster Council #lunnon

German businesses ‘reluctant’ to invest in UK over Brexit uncertainty - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/05/german-businesses-reluctant-to-invest-in-uk-over-brexit-uncertainty but remember: they need us more than we need them… #brexitshambles

Two amputations a week: the cost of working in a US meat plant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/05/amputations-serious-injuries-us-meat-industry-plant another reason why we don’t want to be forced to accept US working practices in our farms… #brexit

Trump to be met by protests at each stage of UK visit - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/05/donald-trump-to-be-met-by-protests-at-each-stage-of-uk-visit “‘Angry Trump baby balloon’ mascot for London action”

Scott Pruitt resigns: Trump’s scandal-ridden EPA chief steps down - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/05/scott-pruitt-resigns-epa-trump-latest-news-resignation it’s been a good day today, what with #copyrightdirective, #privacyshield, #TrumpBabyBlimp and now this…

The Death Of Google Reader And The Rise Of Silos - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180701/23570540149/death-google-reader-rise-silos.shtml I find @feedly is a good substitute…

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180703.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Parliament’s Legislative Affairs Committee Is Now Misleading Members Of Parliament In Effort To Fundamentally Alter The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/16343340172/eu-parliaments-legislative-affairs-committee-is-now-misleading-members-parliament-effort-to-fundamentally-alter-internet.shtml #JURI's misinformation revealed by @mmasnick #copyrightdirective

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 735,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright - https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/04/wikipedia-goes-dark-in-spanish-italian-ahead-of-key-eu-vote-on-copyright/ dark times are coming if #copyrightdirective goes through in current form

Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is so desperate it’s spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong #article13

The EU’s #CopyrightDirective is threatening online free speech - https://nordvpn.com/blog/eu-copyright-save-internet/ about the previous vote, but concerns still valid #VPN

Copyright Industries Reveal Their Ultimate Goal: An Internet Where Everything Online Requires A License From Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/05375040163/copyright-industries-reveal-their-ultimate-goal-internet-where-everything-online-requires-license-them.shtml this is what the #copyrightdirective is really about: control #article13 #article11

Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is so desperate it’s spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong - pl. tell your MEPs #article13

I just rang one of my MEPs, @maryhoneyball, and spoke to a very helpful assistant. what was interesting was that he (efficiently) remembered my name from emails I had sent recently, which shows why it is always worth doing this in order to establish contact #copyrightdirective

#Brexit: UK urged to accept CJEU jurisdiction on data protection - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/july/brexit-cjeu-jurisdiction-data-protection/ if it doesn’t, it can kiss #adequacy goodbye…

Die dunkle Technikhörigkeit der Ahnungslosen - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/upload-filter-und-leistungsschutzrecht-dunkle-technikhoerigkeit-der-ahnungslosen-a-1216613.html “Der Begriff “Erkennungssoftware” ist natürlich eine verharmlosende Beschreibung für Upload-Filter, etwa als würde man eine Atombombe “Einweg-Reaktor” nennen.”

Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of #Surveillance is Falling - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/oppression-for-pennies-the-cost-of-surveillance-is-falling/ important point: Moore’s Law works for the bad people as well as the good ones…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180702.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Music Industry’s Nonsense ‘Myth Busting’ About EU’s Censorship Machines Is Basically Saying ‘Nuh-uh’ Repeatedly - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180629/11410240140/music-industrys-nonsense-myth-busting-about-eus-censorship-machines-is-basically-saying-nuh-uh-repeatedly.shtml brilliant takedown by @mmasnick #article13

Business running out of patience on Brexit, warn City organisations - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/03/business-brexit-city-bcc-government-uk #brexitshambles will cost tens of thousands of jobs soon…

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet two-thirds of a million people have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) just published a briefing on the #copyrightdirective - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2016/593564/EPRS_BRI(2016)593564_EN.pdf it offers good, objective information about the basic issues #article13 #article11

“representatives of early-career researchers in Europe” - Eurodoc Open Letter to European Parliament on Copyright Directive - http://eurodoc.net/eurodoc-open-letter-copyright-directive.pdf “Please ​VOTE NO to accepting the proposal and beginning the trilogue discussions on the #CopyrightDirective directive”

Researchers Reveal Details Of Printer Tracking Dots, Develop Free Software To Defeat It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180626/09114540109/researchers-reveal-details-printer-tracking-dots-develop-free-software-to-defeat-it.shtml whistleblowers rejoice - but still be careful

Latest Text Of EU #CopyrightDirective Shows It’s Even Worse Than Expected: Must Be Stopped - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/01343440162/latest-text-eu-copyright-directive-shows-even-worse-than-expected-must-be-stopped.shtml “And that’s not all that JURI did. It also outlawed image search with an amendment. No joke.” can you believe it?

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 697,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs today - this is urgent & really serious

You Wouldn’t Steal A #Meme: The Threat From #Article13 - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/you-wouldnt-steal-a-meme-the-threat-from-article-13/ only people who don’t understand the Internet could propose #article13 #CopyrightDirective

.@AxelVossMdEP, MEP Behind Awful Internet Destroying EU #CopyrightDirective, Tries To Defend His Plan - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/00531440161/axel-voss-mep-behind-awful-internet-destroying-eu-copyright-directive-tries-to-defend-his-plan.shtml @mmasnick explains why he fails in every way…

Outrage after American woman hunts and kills rare giraffe in South Africa - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/03/american-woman-hunts-kills-giraffe-for-sport I’m delighted that the world now knows who #TessThompsonTalley is. Let’s not forget what she did, since she’s clearly so proud of slaughtering this rare, defenceless animal…

#Article 13 of the #CopyrightDirective considered harmful - https://signal.eu.org/blog/2018/07/02/article-13-of-the-copyright-directive-considered-harmful/ this is an excellent, comprehensive review of filtering technologies & their limitations; every MEP should read it before voting. pl. RT widely

Copyright Industries Reveal Their Ultimate Goal: An Internet Where Everything Online Requires A License From Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/05375040163/copyright-industries-reveal-their-ultimate-goal-internet-where-everything-online-requires-license-them.shtml this is what the #copyrightdirective is really about #article13 #article11

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 711,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

Monday, 2 July 2018


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180701.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan faces backlash over push to resume ‘cruel’ commercial whaling - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/japan-commercial-whaling-backlash shame on cruel, selfish #japan

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs today - this is urgent and really serious

Please Write a Short Email to Your MEPs Today about EU Copyright Directive - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/please-write-short-email-to-your-meps.html we need to change the text and stop #article13 breaking the EU Internet

Over 60 Organizations Want Sanctions For EU Nations’ Failure To Repeal ‘Invalid’ Data Retention Laws - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/03130540126/over-60-organizations-want-sanctions-eu-nations-failure-to-repeal-invalid-data-retention-laws.shtml keeping up the pressure #surveillance

Liberian Palm Oil Company GVL Destroyed Dense Rainforests, Violated Land Rights, Endangered Chimpanzee Habitat - https://foe.org/news/report-liberian-palm-oil-company-gvl-destroyed-dense-rainforests-violated-land-rights-endangered-chimpanzee-habitat/ “Report calls on financiers to pressure Golden Agri-Resources and Golden Veroleum Liberia to halt destructive activities”

EU-Urheberrecht: Am 5. Juli geht es in Straßburg um die Zukunft des Internets - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/eu-urheberrecht-am-5-juli-geht-es-in-strassburg-um-die-zukunft-des-internets-a-1216130.html “vier netzpolitische Vereine, die den Parteien CDU, CSU, SPD und FDP nahestehen, deutsche Abgeordnete auf, die Upload-Filter und das Leistungsschutzrecht zu verhindern.”

The argument for #fracking as a climate solution just went down in flames - https://thinkprogress.org/bombshell-study-proves-fracking-actually-fuels-global-warming-bc530e20bedc/ maybe the tories should stop pushing it

Over 145 Organisations Oppose JURI Committee Negotiation Mandate - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/over-145-organisations-oppose-juri-committee-negotiation-mandate/ please write to MRPs now asking them to oppose the mandate for #CopyrightDirective

EU Copyright Proposal That Would Destroy Internet Memes Being Protested With Internet Memes - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/09054440127/eu-copyright-proposal-that-would-destroy-internet-memes-being-protested-with-internet-memes.shtml enjoy them while you can, they will soon run the risk of being automatically blocked #Article13

Fifth Circuit Says No, You Fucking May Not Strip Search A Classful Of Female Students To Find $50 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/16330840134/fifth-circuit-says-no-you-fucking-may-not-strip-search-classful-female-students-to-find-50.shtml well, one would hope not…