Thursday, 12 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/11/worlds-first-fully-electric-commercial-aircraft-takes-flight-in-canada that’s good


How #opensource can live up to its name in a post-#Brexit world - https://www.information-age.com/open-source-brexit-world-123486456/ interesting analysis

Twitter Makes A Bet On Protocols Over Platforms - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191210/21054943552/twitter-makes-bet-protocols-over-platforms.shtml @mmasnick explains…

Don’t invest in Brazilian meat, warn deforestation campaigners - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/11/dont-invest-in-brazilian-meat-warn-deforestation-campaigners we must up the pressure here #brazil #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil



Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191209.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Tibet’s Most Popular Song Is By A Hip-Hop Duo Whose Name Means ‘Youthism’ - https://supchina.com/2019/12/06/tibets-most-popular-song-is-by-a-hip-hip-duo-whose-name-means-youthism/ amazing - and rather wonderful - fusion of cultures

World Bank urged to rethink investment in one of #Brazil's big beef companies - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/10/world-bank-urged-to-rethink-investment-in-one-of-brazils-big-beef-companies @WorldBank must not finance deforestation in this way…

Amazonie : l’avocat des autochtones harcelé par le groupe pétrolier Chevron - https://reporterre.net/Amazonie-l-avocat-des-autochtones-harcele-par-le-groupe-petrolier-Chevron #chevron can’t stop being evil, it seems…

Alle 100 Meilen von der Polizei kontrolliert - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/alle-100-meilen-von-der-polizei-kontrolliert/ this is fascinating…


France, As Promised, Is First Out Of The Gate With Its Awful Copyright Directive Law: Ignores Requirements For User Protections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191208/19151943526/france-as-promised-is-first-out-gate-with-awful-copyright-directive-law-ignores-requirements-user-protections.shtml isn’t it amazing how #copyright is always gets better for corporates, and worse for ordinary citizens… #copyrightratchet




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#China tells government offices to remove all foreign computer equipment - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/china-tells-government-offices-to-remove-all-foreign-computer-equipment big opportunity for #opensource


We’ve seen the future of mobility. It’s golf carts. - https://technode.com/2019/12/09/insights-weve-seen-the-future-of-mobility-its-golf-carts/ yes, I think it probably is

Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup - https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/dec/09/russia-banned-from-tokyo-olympics-and-football-world-cup oh dear: vlad won’t be glad, but sad and mad…

How big coal could sue the Netherlands to sabotage climate action - https://corporateeurope.org/en/2019/12/how-big-coal-could-sue-netherlands-sabotage-climate-action just in case you thought fossil fuel industry couldn’t get any more evil… #isds

Revolving Door Revolves Some More: Head Of Copyright Office Leaves To Join MPAA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191209/08460843532/revolving-door-revolves-some-more-head-copyright-office-leaves-to-join-mpaa.shtml strange how that happens…



Saturday, 7 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191205.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


EU distances itself from Johnson’s timetable for post-Brexit trade deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/06/eu-distances-itself-boris-johnson-timetable-post-brexit-trade-deal the only deal possible in 11 months is one that gives EU everything it wants… #ge19

The Fate Of EU Legislation Designed To Bolster Data Protection Beyond The #GDPR, The #ePrivacy Regulation, Hangs In The Balance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191204/07330343502/fate-eu-legislation-designed-to-bolster-data-protection-beyond-gdpr-eprivacy-regulation-hangs-balance.shtml this is really bad news



Friday, 6 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191204.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Internet Society says opportunity to sell .org to private equity biz for $1.14bn came out of the blue. Wow, really? - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/03/internet_society_org/ but @internetsociety wants you to know that it’s definitely not doing it for the money…


Boris Johnson refuses to accept evidence that tax burden would rise under Tories - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/dec/05/general-election-johnson-outlines-plan-for-first-100-days-as-campaign-enters-final-week-live?page=with:block-5de9205a8f08e7796de8d49e#block-5de9205a8f08e7796de8d49e IOW, he just flat-out denies the truth; because he’s found he can, and it’s working with voters… #ge19




Thursday, 5 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191203.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

United Airlines bestellt 50 Flugzeuge bei Airbus - https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/united-airlines-bestellt-50-flugzeuge-bei-airbus-a-1299583.html ouch - that’s gotta hurt…

Brits freak out when told the price of health care in the United States - https://boingboing.net/2019/12/03/brits-freak-out-when-told-the.html #ge19

Plant-based burgers are “ultra-processed” like dog food, meat-backed ads say - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/12/plant-based-burgers-are-ultra-processed-like-dog-food-meat-backed-ads-say/ the blood drains from Big Meat’s face: they’re scared stiff by plant-based substitutes…

Origin Indonesia | Why Chinese entrepreneurs are going abroad - https://technode.com/2019/12/04/origin-indonesia-understanding-why-chinese-entrepreneurs-are-going-abroad-chuhai/ #indonesia will be the next huge market for digital tech and startups; chinese know that, which is why they are piling in

Huawei is now shipping smartphones with zero US components - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/12/huawei-is-now-shipping-smartphones-with-zero-us-components/ another trump “victory”… #china

Deutschland weltweit am drittstärksten von Extremwetter betroffen - https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/klima-risiko-index-deutschland-unter-den-top-drei-bei-extremwetter-a-1299619.html “Nur Japan und die Philippinen waren im vergangenen Jahr noch stärker von Extremwettern betroffen als Deutschland” amazing

US House approves Uighur Act calling for sanctions on China’s senior officials - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/04/us-house-approves-uighur-act-calling-for-sanctions-on-chinas-politburo-xinjiang-muslim great news, and possibly a turning point in the world’s relationship with #china


Person diagnosed with monkeypox in England after visiting Nigeria - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/04/person-diagnosed-with-monkeypox-in-england-after-visiting-nigeria first #ge19, and now this…haven’t we suffered enough?



Wednesday, 4 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191202.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Egyptian Government Plans To Track The Movement Of 10 Million Vehicles With Low-Cost RFID Stickers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191127/09242343468/egyptian-government-plans-to-track-movement-10-million-vehicles-with-low-cost-rfid-stickers.shtml not good; who’s next? #surveillance



Monday, 2 December 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/12/191201.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Our Guidelines for the Implementation of the DSM Directive - https://www.communia-association.org/2019/12/02/guidelines-implementation-dsm-directive/ no, no, no: just nuke the damn thing…

Prison Telecom Monopolies Bring Their ‘Innovation’ To Prison Ebooks - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191127/08583943467/prison-telecom-monopolies-bring-their-innovation-to-prison-ebooks.shtml appalling abuse of power

Silenced - by Apple - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0F9xATkDBE&feature=youtu.be “Apple’s noise-cancelling AirPods effectively block out the most “inconvenient” of sounds…no matter how loud.” #censorship

seems to me that more and more people are getting the “vote tactically” message. whether they follow through, and whether it’s enough, is another matter. but at least things seem to be moving in the right direction #ge19

#Copyright Troll Threatens Criminal Charges In #Germany Against Domain Registrar - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191123/22390343442/copyright-troll-threatens-criminal-charges-germany-against-domain-registrar.shtml




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Six more countries join Trump-busting Iran barter group - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/01/six-more-countries-join-trump-busting-iran-barter-group government find a spine; excellent





Saturday, 30 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191128.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Slovakia still opposes EU accession to Istanbul Convention preventing violence against women - https://www.euractiv.com/section/freedom-of-thought/news/slovakia-still-opposes-eu-accession-to-istanbul-convention-preventing-violence-against-women/ “40% of respondents in Slovakia deem rape – sexual intercourse without consent – justifiable in some circumstances”

UK relies on migration to sustain health system, says new report - https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/uk-relies-on-migration-to-sustain-health-system-says-new-report/ good job old #brexit bigots won’t need any hospital treatment in the coming years…

Access Now calls on Internet Society to halt the sale of .ORG - https://www.accessnow.org/access-now-calls-on-icann-and-internet-society-to-halt-the-sale-of-org/ this attack on the digital #commons must be stopped

Ohio bill orders doctors to ‘reimplant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charges - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/29/ohio-extreme-abortion-bill-reimplant-ectopic-pregnancy #murica has gone mad

BBC bars Johnson from Marr Show unless he agrees Neil interview - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/29/bbc-bars-johnson-marr-show-unless-he-agrees-andrew-neil-interview OK, I grant that’s probably as much as @BBC can do here, so well done for that…

‘There are no words’: Samoa buries its children as measles outbreak worsens - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/30/there-are-no-words-samoa-buries-its-children-as-measles-outbreak-worsens #antivaxxers should go to see where their stupidity inevitably leads…



Thursday, 28 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191127.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The End Of Ownership, Military Edition: Even The US Military Can’t Fix Its Own Equipment Without Right To Repair Laws - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191121/12582543429/end-ownership-military-edition-even-us-military-cant-fix-own-equipment-without-right-to-repair-laws.shtml

TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation error” - https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/tiktok-apologizes-for-removing-viral-video-about-abuses-against-uighurs-blames-a-human-moderation-error/ yeah, sure…doubtless the same will be true the next it happens, and the one after that…

Indict Jair Bolsonaro over indigenous rights, international court is urged - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/27/jair-bolsonaro-international-criminal-court-indigenous-rights do it

Squad 2-seater solar car is what cities need right now – and it’s taking orders - https://electrek.co/2019/11/26/squad-mobility-2-seater-solar-car/ only €5,750 too - the tech is moving fast, which is good…

Revealed: Tory candidates issued with attack manuals on how to smear rivals - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/28/revealed-tory-candidates-issued-with-attack-manuals-on-how-to-smear-rivals tories not just the nasty party, but the gutter-dwelling disgusting one as well; this is what the UK will be if they win #ge19

French insurer AXA vows to stop insuring fossil fuel-dependant companies - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/french-insurer-axa-vows-to-stop-insuring-fossil-fuel-dependant-companies/ every fossil-fuel related company will become an economic pariah; get your money out while you can #climatecrisis

The gift of the gab: Are rental scammers skilled at the art of persuasion? - https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.08253 “They appear to be the criminal equivalent of a boilerhouse sales operation, a modus operandi that has not previously been studied by cybercrime researchers.” fascinating stuff

Academic praised by Cummings is remain-voting critic of Tory plans - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/28/academic-praised-by-cummings-is-remain-voting-critic-of-tory-plans cummings is dangerous and delusional #ge19

EU-Parlament teilte Wählerdaten mit umstrittener Firma, die auch für Trump und Brexit arbeitete - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/eu-parlament-teilte-waehlerdaten-mit-umstrittener-firma-die-auch-fuer-trump-und-brexit-arbeitete/



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191126.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Germany’s CDU, Angela Merkel’s Party Of Fuddy-Duddies, Decides To Join The Cool Kids: Backs Open Standards, Open Source, Open Data, Open APIs – Open Everything - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191126/08572543459/germanys-cdu-angela-merkels-party-fuddy-duddies-decides-to-join-cool-kids-backs-open-standards-open-source-open-data-open-apis.shtml #open has won…

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find - https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/27/brexit-ad-blitz-data-firm-paid-by-vote-leave-broke-privacy-laws-watchdogs-find/ #brexit is rotten to the core, from beginning to end, top to bottom; more proof here…

Go game master quits saying machines ‘cannot be defeated’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/27/go-game-master-quits-saying-machines-cannot-be-defeated sad but inevitable

Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/climate-emergency-world-may-have-crossed-tipping-points unbelievably, trump and bolsonaro want to make it even worse…

Singapore Government Tests Out Its Fake News Law Against An Opposition Party Leader - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191125/17321343457/singapore-government-tests-out-fake-news-law-against-opposition-party-leader.shtml another reason not to go to “disneyland with a death penalty”…

Bad luck may have caused Neanderthals’ extinction – study - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/27/bad-luck-may-have-caused-neanderthals-extinction-study regrettably, aliens won’t be able to say the same out home sapiens’ extinction…



Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191125.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page



EU’s #ePrivacy regulation is being subverted by publishers who want their “right” to use tracking cookies enshrined in law - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/11/eus-eprivacy-regulation-is-being-subverted-by-publishers-who-want-their-right-to-use-tracking-cookies-enshrined-in-law/ enough is never enough for #copyright industry #linktax

Archaeologists fear Bolsonaro agenda will kill Amazon civilisation research - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/26/brazil-amazon-archaeologists-bolsonaro-civilisation just when you think you can’t have any more contempt for #bolsonaro

“Vote Leave’s former chief technology officer boasted to colleagues that he could use unknown online campaign groups to “split the vote” of Conservative opponents” - https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/revealed-former-vote-leave-data-chief-accused-pro-tory-disinformation/ #ge19


The Apache Software Foundation Objects to the For-Profit Sale of the .org Registry - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-objects that’s good; every similar organisation should be doing the same - outrageous plundering of the commons going on here…

Huawei Files SLAPP Suits In France Against Critics Who Highlighted The Company’s Ties To The Chinese Government - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191122/16362143437/huawei-files-slapp-suits-france-against-critics-who-highlighted-companys-ties-to-chinese-government.shtml stupid move, @Huawei, you’re not in #china

Proteste gegen Verkauf der .org-Registry an Investor - https://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/org-top-level-domain-proteste-gegen-verkauf-der-org-registry-an-investor-a-1298367.html excellent news, this must be reversed

The Sketchy, Sketchy Case Of @ICANN Execs And Self-Dealing Regarding The .Org Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191125/23132643458/sketchy-sketchy-case-icann-execs-self-dealing-regarding-org-domain.shtml read and get angry. an appalling saga that must now end in the deal being cancelled

No-deal #Brexit ‘would cost UK car industry £40bn by 2024’ - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/26/no-deal-brexit-would-cost-uk-car-industry-40bn-by-2024 yeah, but who needs a UK car industry when we have, er…

Police raid office of Brazil NGO linked to brigade that helped battle Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/26/brazil-police-raid-ngo-office-amazon-wildfires #bolsonaro has no shame, really, none…



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191124.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Contract for the Web - https://contractfortheweb.org/ would have been a great idea 20 years ago, but I fear it’s too late now, the rot has set in too much for polite initiatives like this…

Rescue effort resumes for 14,000 sheep on sinking ship as noises heard inside - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/25/rescue-mission-for-14000-sheep-on-sinking-ship-abandoned-black-sea such appalling animal cruelty; live exports must be banned.


.ORGanized Takeover – a timeline of the ISOC, PIR & Ethos Capital Deal - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/11/isoc-pir-ethos-capital-deal-timeline/ this must be fought



Monday, 25 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191123.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Allow no escapes’: leak exposes reality of #China's vast prison camp network - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/24/china-cables-leak-no-escapes-reality-china-uighur-prison-camp #genocide behind prison walls #uyghurs #turkestan



Sunday, 24 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191122.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Curious Case Of The Bogus CC License On A 3D Scan Of A 3000-Year-Old Bust Of Nefertiti - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191122/03003843433/curious-case-bogus-cc-license-3d-scan-3000-year-old-bust-nefertiti.shtml once #publicdomain, always public domain…museums must stop doing this

Experience: I learned to play the piano without a piano - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/22/experience-i-learned-to-play-piano-without-a-piano nicely uplifting story of perseverance and success

Sumatran rhinoceros now extinct in Malaysia, say zoologists - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/23/sumatran-rhinoceros-now-extinct-in-malaysia-say-zoologists well done us… <slow handclap/>



Saturday, 23 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191121.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Musescore has just announced the latest version of Musescore 3 - https://musescore.com/ “Musescore is the most popular free music notation software in the world with more than 200.000 downloads per month powered by #opensource community.”

Light pollution is key ‘bringer of insect apocalypse’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/22/light-pollution-insect-apocalypse interesting point

‘Not cool’: telescope faces interference from space-bound satellites - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/22/not-cool-telescope-faces-interference-from-space-bound-satellites now we are losing even the sky #commons

The Curious Case Of The Bogus CC License On A 3D Scan Of A 3000-Year-Old Bust Of Nefertiti - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191122/03003843433/curious-case-bogus-cc-license-3d-scan-3000-year-old-bust-nefertiti.shtml once #publicdomain, always public domain…



Friday, 22 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191120.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/20/google-political-ad-policy-facebook-twitter “will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting”.

World’s donkeys being ‘decimated’ by demand for Chinese medicine - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/21/worlds-donkeys-being-decimated-by-demand-for-chinese-medicine “transported on long journeys without access to food or water, with up to 20% dying on route”. #china destroying everything it touches…

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town ‘unliveable’ amid 40C heat - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/21/victorian-town-mildura-unliveable-massive-dust-storm-40c-heat sadly, “unliveable” will be the epithet for many places on this heating planet…

Court Says It’s Not Tortious Interference To Report Your Account Or Ask Twitter To Ban You - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191120/15165743422/court-says-not-tortious-interference-to-report-your-account-ask-twitter-to-ban-you.shtml lovely word, “tortious”…

#DiversifyTheMedia – PressPad Crowdfunder - https://natwestbackherbusiness.co.uk/diversifythemedia we certainly need more diversity in the media… #journalism

UK metal detectorists guilty of theft after concealing £3m hoard - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/nov/21/uk-metal-detectorists-guilty-of-theft-after-concealing-3m-treasure-hoard “The stupidity is that our treasure system is the most generous in the world in terms of providing rewards for those who abide by the law.”

Bad news: ‘Unblockable’ web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/21/ublock_origin_firefox_unblockable_tracker/ you know what to do…

Renewables are not making electricity any more expensive - https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/11/new-report-shows-wind-and-solar-dropping-us-wholesale-electricity-prices/ so install it everywhere…



Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191119.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Facebook Claims Users Sign Up Because They Want To See Personalized Ads, Max Schrems Disagrees – And Usually Wins These #GDPR Arguments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191114/06540343387/facebook-claims-users-sign-up-because-they-want-to-see-personalized-ads-max-schrems-disagrees-usually-wins-these-gdpr-arguments.shtml yeah, sure, zuck, sure…

Humans put into suspended animation for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/20/humans-put-into-suspended-animation-for-first-time "involves rapidly cooling the brain to less than 10C by replacing the patient’s blood with ice-cold saline solution. " whoa…


Will PM’s national insurance pledge help ‘working people’? - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/20/will-pms-national-insurance-pledge-help-working-people “The plan could favour richer households over poorer ones.” gosh, now isn’t that a surprise…? #ge19





Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191118.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Libre Browser - https://librebrowser.com/ "Built on Chromium with #opensource code but without the dependency on Google web services and tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency." good to see more privacy-enhanced options emerging.

“We’re the first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for every single flight.” - https://www.easyjet.com/en/sustainability this is a great idea, and certainly makes it more likely I will fly with @easyJet. every airline should do this.



Monday, 18 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191117.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

.@Interpol Interpol: Strong encryption helps paedos. Build backdoors - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/18/interpol_says_encryption_helps_paedos_barmy/ utterly clueless idiocy from international plods…



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Jennifer Arcuri: ‘I’ve kept Johnson’s secrets – now he’s cast me aside like a one-night stand’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/17/arcuri-says-johnson-cast-her-aside-like-one-night-stand that’s strange - so out of character for him… #ge19

not seen this before - http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices says it switches off customised ads for many sites. worth trying…

Scientists and climate advisers condemn Tory environmental record - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/17/scientists-and-climate-advisers-condemn-tory-environmental-record “The current government has systematically weakened the capacity of this country to manage its environment. It’s been done by stealth.” #ge19



Saturday, 16 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191114.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/15/european-investment-bank-to-phase-out-fossil-fuels-financing this is good, even with its loopholes. well done @EIB…

At last, some good news for privacy: signs that micro-targeted advertising may be on the way out - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/11/at-last-some-good-news-for-privacy-signs-that-micro-targeted-advertising-may-be-on-the-way-out/ currently one of the biggest threats to democracy…



Friday, 15 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191113.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Norwegian wealth fund blacklists G4S shares over human rights concerns - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/14/norwegian-wealth-fund-blacklists-g4s-shares-over-human-rights-concerns all funds should do this

Boris Johnson drops word ‘onanism’ from speech after criticism - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/13/boris-johnson-drops-word-onanism-from-speech-after-criticism johnson hardly one to be casting aspersions about seed-spilling…

US will not support abortion abroad even in cases of rape, says senior official - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/nov/14/us-will-not-support-abortion-even-in-cases-of-rape-says-senior-official such staggering hypocrisy from a country that has caused so many deaths around the world

Boris Johnson accused of running scared from public in Somerset - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/14/boris-johnson-accused-running-scared-public-somerset-protest he’s useless with people… #ge19

US will not support abortion abroad even in cases of rape, says senior official - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/nov/14/us-will-not-support-abortion-even-in-cases-of-rape-says-senior-official such staggering hypocrisy from a country that has caused so many deaths around the world

Police foil attempt to steal Rembrandt works from exhibition - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/14/police-foil-plan-to-steal-rembrandt-paintings-from-art-gallery whoa, in dulwich…

Universal Music Claims Copyright Over Newly Public Domain ‘Yes! We Have No Bananas’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191113/12503243383/universal-music-claims-copyright-over-newly-public-domain-yes-we-have-no-bananas.shtml that’s, well, just bananas…

Bolivia’s interim president’s indigenous-free cabinet heightens polarization - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/14/bolivia-president-jeanine-anez-cabinet-indigenous certainly sounds like a coup…



Thursday, 14 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191112.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/13/tesla-cites-brexit-as-germany-chosen-over-uk-for-european-plant-elon-musk that #brexit dividend turns out to be negative…

Simulation of a sub implosion - https://boingboing.net/2019/11/12/simulation-of-a-sub-implosion.html yeah, definitely not going in one of those…

Join the legal fight to release the Russia Report - https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/releasetherussiareport/ “an urgent legal challenge to force the Prime Minister to release a report that has been blocked on alleged Russian interference in British politics.”

Brave Launches Next-Generation Browser that Puts Users in Charge of Their Internet Experience with Unmatched #Privacy and Rewards - https://brave.com/brave-launches-next-generation-browser/



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191111.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Labour reveals large-scale cyber-attack on digital platforms - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/12/labour-reveals-large-scale-cyber-attack-on-digital-platforms russians presumably, sniffing around for stuff they can leak against @uklabour

Safeguarding User Freedoms in Implementing Article 17 of the #Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive: Recommendations from European Academics - https://www.ivir.nl/recommendationsarticle17/ #uploadfilters will be an utter disaster for EU society

Products from Israeli settlements must be labelled, EU court rules - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/12/products-israeli-settlements-labelled-eu-court settlements “give concrete expression to policy of population transfer conducted by that state outside its territory, in violation of the rules of general international humanitarian law”

Australia fires could be out of control for months, says fire chief - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/12/australia-fires-rage-out-of-control-catastrophic-day sadly, this is the reality of #climatecrisis; #australia is in denial




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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191110.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australia fires: nation braces for ‘most dangerous bushfire week ever seen’ - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/11/australia-fires-nation-braces-for-most-dangerous-bushfire-week-ever-seen and still the australian government thinks supporting coal is more important addressing #climatecrisis and saving lives…



Monday, 11 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191109.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

NSW and Queensland fires: Sydney to face catastrophic fire danger for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/10/nsw-and-queensland-fires-sydney-to-face-catastrophic-fire-danger-for-first-time does the australian government still think supporting coal is more important than tackling #climatecrisis?



Sunday, 10 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191108.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Three Chinese Lessons - https://mondaynote.com/three-chinese-lessons-f01f7a8f103d “It occurred to me that Instant Messaging — in our case #WeChat — was the fast track that enabled this agility.” (v @jjn1) #china #censorship

NSW and Queensland bushfires: fears death toll will rise as blazes continue to rage - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/09/nsw-and-queensland-bushfires-fears-death-toll-will-rise-as-blazes-continue-to-rage terrible scenes; you’d think the australian government might want to tackle #climatecrisis instead of watching its citizen die like this…but not



Saturday, 9 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191107.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Greta Thunberg effect’ driving growth in carbon offsetting - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/08/greta-thunberg-effect-driving-growth-in-carbon-offsetting that’s welcome

Johnson accused of misunderstanding own Brexit deal after NI remarks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/08/boris-johnson-goods-from-northern-ireland-to-gb-wont-be-checked-brexit his deal is an incoherent, impossible mess. it will destroy the UK.

Health Minister Wants Full-Genome Sequencing Of Every Newborn Child In UK To Become Routine - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191107/03152043342/health-minister-wants-full-genome-sequencing-every-newborn-child-uk-to-become-routine.shtml what could possibly go wrong?

On top of the world: Europeans say they are happier than ever - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/08/on-top-of-the-world-europeans-say-they-are-happier-than-ever just happy not to be Brits suffering the insane self-harm of #brexit

Newly found work by Artemisia Gentileschi to be auctioned - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/08/newly-found-work-by-artemisia-gentileschi-to-be-auctioned I predict this will sell for many times its reserve price…

Nigel Farage softens stance in attempt to form pact with Tories - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/08/nigel-farage-softens-stance-in-attempt-to-form-pact-with-tories this is incredibly weak; nige is panicking, it seems…



Thursday, 7 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191106.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Опрос: Почти половина россиян высказались за возвращение смертной казни - https://www.ekhokavkaza.com/a/30257618.html not good

Budapest declares climate emergency, teases carbon-neutrality - https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-strategy-2050/news/budapest-declares-climate-emergency-teases-carbon-neutrality/ sticking it to viktor…

Tory election hopeful called climate crisis ‘socialist Trojan horse’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/07/conservative-election-candidate-craig-morley-climate-crisis-socialist-trojan-horse vote for boris johnson, get nutter climate denialists…


“Javid said now was a responsible time to increase borrowing because interest rates were negative for the government” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/07/sajid-javid-rips-up-tory-fiscal-rules-vow-spend-extra-20bn in that case, makes sense to borrow even more, as @uklabour proposes, no…?


BritBox: ‘inappropriate’ classic UK TV shows to be kept off service - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/nov/07/britbox-uk-networks-plan-to-tackle-netflix-amazon-and-apple-tv pathetic



Wednesday, 6 November 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/11/191105.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Dumped fishing gear is biggest plastic polluter in ocean, finds report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/06/dumped-fishing-gear-is-biggest-plastic-polluter-in-ocean-finds-report needs addressing urgently

Science can’t explain consciousness — but panpsychism might crack the mystery - https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/11/06/science-cant-explain-consciousness-but-panpsychism-might-crack-the-mystery/ an interesting approach, despite its dodgy-looking name…

John Bercow: Brexit is UK’s biggest mistake since second world war - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/06/john-bercow-brexit-is-uks-biggest-mistake-since-second-world-war and how