Friday, 23 August 2019

190823


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190822.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Amazon rainforest fires: Macron calls for G7 talks to focus on ‘international crisis’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-macron-calls-for-international-crisis-to-lead-g7-discussions global leadership by macron; boris johnson? not so much. that #brexit world leader thing really going well…

What3words Is A Clever Way Of Communicating Position Very Simply, But Do We Really Want To Create A Monopoly For Location Look-ups? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190816/04041742793/what3words-is-clever-way-communicating-position-very-simply-do-we-really-want-to-create-monopoly-location-look-ups.shtml

Irland droht Brasilien mit Blockade von Freihandelsabkommen - https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/amazonas-irland-droht-brasilien-mit-blockade-von-handelsabkommen-a-1283308.html well done, #ireland; every other EU country should take the same position #AmazonFires

Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from ‘suicide’ path - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/amazon-fires-global-leaders-urged-divert-brazil-suicide-path “agriculture sector in Brazil is very concerned that EU consumers won’t buy Brazil produce. This may be the ultimate way to stop the Brazilian government” #boycottbrazil


Merkel backs Macron’s call for G7 talks on Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-macron-calls-for-international-crisis-to-lead-g7-discussions top leaders call for action; #brexit nobody @BorisJohnson is nowhere, of course…

In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-deforestation-jair-bolsonaro

Boris Johnson ‘deeply concerned’ by fires raging in the Amazon - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/23/boris-johnson-deeply-concerned-by-fires-raging-in-the-amazon good. Conor Burns grovelling to Brazilian ministers, bad…



Thursday, 22 August 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190821.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Pressure mounting on EU to end ivory trade - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/pressure-mounting-on-eu-to-end-ivory-trade/ shameful this isn’t already the case

Xenophobic bullying souring lives of eastern European pupils in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/aug/22/xenophobic-bullying-souring-lives-of-east-european-pupils-in-uk this is on you, #brexiters, besmirching the heart of UK society


The future of privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ are you ready for gait recognition to track you everywhere? thought not…

First day at university in China now means a face scan to enrol - https://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/3023767/first-day-university-china-now-means-face-scan-enrol well, of course it has… #surveillance #privacy

Sanders to unveil $16tn climate plan, far more aggressive than rivals’ proposals - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/22/bernie-sanders-climate-change-plan well done him; everyone should be coming up with similar

How will Britain treat EU citizens after Brexit? They need to know – and so does business - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/22/britain-eu-citizens-brexit-business-immigration-policies once a byword for efficiency and pragmatism, UK is now an incoherent gibbering wreck…

Brazilian minister booed at climate event as outcry grows over Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/22/brazilian-minister-booed-at-climate-event-as-outcry-grows-over-amazon-fires good: keep up the pressure. "could scupper a trade deal between the South American trade block Mercosur and the European Union." scupper it, scupper it #AmazonFire

China (Yes, China) Complains About Attack On Its ‘Free Speech Rights’ After Twitter/Facebook Boot Propaganda Accounts - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190820/17074442826/china-yes-china-complains-about-attack-free-speech-rights-after-twitter-facebook-boot-propaganda-accounts.shtml #2019, you’re doing it again…



190821


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190820.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

It’s On: Details Emerge Of Polish Government’s Formal Request For Top EU Court To Throw Out #UploadFilters - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/08344542817/details-emerge-polish-governments-formal-request-top-eu-court-to-throw-out-upload-filters.shtml you thought the battle over #eucopyrightdirective was finished? nope; well done, #poland

The future of privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ get ready: here’s what is hurtling towards us

A Handbill of Tiananmen - https://chinachannel.org/2019/08/21/tam-handbill/ “Documents of atrocity, resurfacing after thirty years”

“Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his ‘collaboration’ jibe” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/aug/21/brexit-latest-news-boris-johnson-berlin-merkel-prepares-to-visit-berlin-as-minister-struggles-to-defend-his-collaborators-jibe-live-news?page=with:block-5d5cf8478f08a0805bcc1b07#block-5d5cf8478f08a0805bcc1b07 john humphries doing proper journalism for a change - well done; now, please continue in this vein…

Trump’s state visit cancellation over Greenland shocks Danes - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/21/trump-state-visit-cancellation-over-greenland-shocks-danes what a statesman, eh?

Brexit no-deal funding ‘too little, too late’, says Portsmouth council leader - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/21/brexit-no-deal-funding-too-little-too-late-says-portsmouth-council-leader so there’s that…

Jair #Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fire to Amazon rainforest - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/21/jair-bolsonaro-accuses-ngos-setting-fire-amazon-rainforest adopting the trump trick of spouting outright and outrageous lies…

“Eliades says that he voted to leave because he sees the EU as overly bureaucratic. But he believes that a no-deal Brexit would mean chaos in Dover.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/21/uk-main-ports-brexit-chaos-portsmouth-dover what he stupidly calls “bureaucratic” is just rules that work; unlike #brexit, which is chaos itself.

Potentially Big News: Top CEOs Realizing That ‘Maximizing Shareholder Value’ Isn’t A Great Idea - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/16582042822/potentially-big-news-top-ceos-realizing-that-maximizing-shareholder-value-isnt-great-idea.shtml

Leaked emails suggest Trump’s US interior secretary may have corrupt role in gas project - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/21/leaked-emails-suggest-this-tru.html



Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190819.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Boris Johnson has written to the EU suggesting the backstop could be replaced by some form of commitment” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/19/eu-unconvinced-as-boris-johnson-sets-out-fresh-bid-to-remove-brexit-backstop because nothing suggests “commitment” like repudiating a deal you have already agreed… #brexitchaos

Brexit free-movement cutoff plans worse than Windrush, says Abbott - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/20/brexit-free-movement-cutoff-plans-worse-than-windrush-says-abbott UK is “heading for a catastrophe that would make Windrush seem like a minor blip”

Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/aug/20/death-blackouts-melting-asphalt-ways-the-climate-crisis-will-change-how-we-live or, you know, US government could tackle the #climatecrisis like any civilised country…


Amazon under fire for new packaging that cannot be recycled - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/20/amazon-under-fire-for-new-packaging-that-cant-be-recycled we need to impose high taxes on anything that can’t be recycled

Canada’s election watchdog: ads saying climate change is real may break law - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/20/canadas-election-watchdog-a.html #climatecrisis is not a matter of opinion; @ElectionsCan_E are irresponsible idiots

It’s On: Details Emerge Of Polish Government’s Formal Request For Top EU Court To Throw Out #UploadFilters - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190819/08344542817/details-emerge-polish-governments-formal-request-top-eu-court-to-throw-out-upload-filters.shtml you thought the battle over #eucopyrightdirective was finished? nope #poland

Cruise ship nightmare: After measles, norovirus outbreaks, why does anyone still set sail? - https://www.nbcnews.com/think/amp/ncna1043516 “a mere 10 viral particles is enough to make someone sick”. why I would never go on a cruise…

Donald Trump’s UK trade promises are hot air – his aim is Brexit chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/20/donald-trump-uk-trade-brexit-chaos-boris-johnson-us-eu “While a post-Brexit UK is still likely to be one of the world’s largest economies… it will be less important to US national security and economic interests.”

Ivanka Trump's embrace of nature sparks cries of hypocrisy - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/20/ivanka-trumps-embrace-of-nature-sparks-cries-of-hypocrisy it's *not* hypocrisy; it's merely a foretaste of the future where the rich 1% live in environmental heaven, while the 99% live in #climatecrisis hell, largely driven by her father and #bolsonaro

EU citizens in UK demand clarification of status as no deal looms - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/20/eu-citizens-uk-demand-clarification-immigraiton-status-no-deal-brexit "How will a UK border control officer even know which EU citizens are resident in the UK and which are not?” shameful

Customs passes to be allocated as part of no-deal Brexit planning - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/20/customs-passes-to-be-allocated-no-deal-brexit-exports-uk “Even with a customs pass there is no guarantee the EU will recognise Eori numbers after 31 October should a no-deal Brexit go ahead.” why should it? “no deal” = throwing away everything

The future of #privacy is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/the-future-of-privacy-is-already-here-its-just-not-very-evenly-distributed/ coming your way…



Tuesday, 20 August 2019

190819


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190818.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/19/boris-johnson-confident-eu-will-back-down-in-brexit-talks of course, announcing this publicly will make it much more likely to happen, #amirite…?



Monday, 19 August 2019

190818


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Anti-Piracy Efforts Are Unlikely to Beat @Sci_Hub - https://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-efforts-are-unlikely-to-beat-sci-hub/ why would any sane person want to “beat” a service to humanity?

Briten drohen Lebensmittel- und Benzin-Engpässe - https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/brexit-grossbritannien-drohen-lebensmittel-und-benzin-engpaesse-a-1282469.html not what a civilised country does; #brexit UK is not a civilised country…

Murgers and biangbiang in London - https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=44002 #lunnon

Where did all the cod go? Fishing crisis in the North Sea - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/18/where-did-all-the-cod-go-fish-chips-north-sea-sustainable-stocks human greed and stupidity strike again; likely to be worse after #brexit: “taking back control” will probably mean “taking everything that moves in the North Sea”

FCO Speeds Up Planning to Move UK Embassy to Jerusalem - https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2019/08/fco-speeds-up-planning-to-move-uk-embassy-to-jerusalem/ “Donald Trump, Viktor Orban, Scott Morrison, Benjamin Netanyahu and now Boris Johnson – constitute a distinct and extreme right wing bloc.”



Saturday, 17 August 2019

190817


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

A trade deal with Trump will change Britain for the worse - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/17/trade-deal-trump-change-britain-for-the-worse-animal-welfare-tech-monopoly #brexit will destroy everything fine about the UK; oh, the irony…




190816


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190815.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Kenyan Government Risks Squandering The Long-Term Potential Of Mobile Transactions In The Hope Of A Little Extra Tax Revenue - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190813/09115642771/kenyan-government-risks-squandering-long-term-potential-mobile-transactions-hope-little-extra-tax-revenue.shtml #kenya

Norway halts Amazon fund donation in dispute with Brazil - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/16/norway-halts-amazon-fund-donation-dispute-brazil-deforestation-jair-bolsonaro MEPs must block #mercosur trade deal

Lobbying group takes out full-page ads to prove Beyond Meat’s veggie burger is unhealthy — but it’s not - https://thenextweb.com/insider/2019/08/16/lobbying-group-takes-out-full-page-ads-to-prove-beyond-meats-veggie-burger-is-unhealthy-but-its-not/ good to see the meat industry panicking…

Group to tout bleach-based ‘miracle cure’ at upstate New York ‘seminar’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/bleach-based-miracle-cure-group-seminar-new-york “The two liquids are combined to make chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent used in industrial processes including textile manufacture.” #darwinism at work in #murica

‘Always ask if there’s coffee in it’: Mormon church stands by rule with new advice - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/16/always-ask-if-theres-coffee-in-it-mormon-church-stands-by-rule-with-new-advice industrial bleach probably ok, though…? #murica



Thursday, 15 August 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Half of UK farms could fail after no-deal Brexit, report warns - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/15/half-of-uk-farms-could-fail-after-no-deal-brexit-report-warns 's OK, people knew they were voting to destroy UK farming when they chose #brexit




Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190813.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why tiny Belize is a world leader in protecting the ocean - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/14/why-tiny-belize-is-a-world-leader-in-ocean-protection inspiring; rest of the world should learn from this

El Salvador rape victim who suffered stillbirth faces murder retrial - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/aug/14/el-salvador-rape-victim-who-suffered-stillbirth-faces-murder-retrial-evelyn-beatriz-hernandez-cruz what a backward, primitive country #elsalvador is…

Johnson accuses MPs and EU of ‘terrible collaboration’ over Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/14/johnson-hits-out-at-terrible-collaboration-of-mps-and-eu-trying-to-block-brexit oh, “collaboration” - like WW2 collaborators, you mean - traitors that should be executed…?

#Fracking causing rise in methane emissions, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/14/fracking-causing-rise-in-methane-emissions-study-finds confirms why everyone - including the UK - should ban it

Johnson’s Facebook PMQs show how politicians can bypass scrutiny - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/14/boriss-facebook-pmqs-show-how-politicians-can-bypass-scrutiny he’s just copying trump; journos must not play along as they do in the US…

Johnson sparks cross-party backlash over Brexit ‘collaboration’ claim - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/14/johnson-sparks-cross-party-backlash-over-brexit-collaboration-claim he knew exactly what he was doing; he doesn’t care if people get killed over this…




Tuesday, 13 August 2019

190813


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190812.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Loud, obsessive, tribal’: the radicalisation of remain - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/13/brexit-remain-radicalisation-fbpe-peoples-vote good summary of why we will never forgive #brexiters for what they have done to this country and its values, and why we will simply rejoin the EU if johnson takes us out.

Brexit: judge fast-tracks challenge to stop Johnson forcing no deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/13/court-hears-challenge-boris-johnson-no-deal-brexit good news

UK Moves To Give Regulators Power To Fine Internet Companies 5% Of Revenue If They Can’t Wave A Magic Wand And Make Bad Content Disappear - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190812/16392242762/uk-moves-to-give-regulators-power-to-fine-internet-companies-5-revenue-if-they-cant-wave-magic-wand-make-bad-content-disappear.shtml

Interoperability and Privacy: Squaring the Circle - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/13/interoperability-and-privacy.html #facebook

Of course the US supports a no deal – it makes a minnow out of Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/13/us-no-deal-john-bolton-trade-foreign-policy “Britain after a no-deal Brexit would be a beggar, not a chooser; a panicky minnow “negotiating” with a shark whose sole stated purpose is making sharks great again.”

Hungary’s far-right government vilifies #Finland over rule of law inquiry - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/13/hungary-far-right-government-finland-rule-law-inquiry clearly time to suspend #hungary's voting rights in EU institutions

.@linuxjournal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye awkward, and regrettable, indeed, since two of my columns for the title were yet to be published. looks like I have some free slots for freelance work…

John Bolton doesn’t want a trade deal with the UK – he wants to colonise us - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/13/john-bolton-trade-deal-uk-colonise “Brexiteers promised a return of sovereignty. What’s coming is a sellout – a fire sale at the altar of America First.”



190812


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/08/190811.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Nigel Farage attacks Harry and Meghan, jokes about ‘overweight’ Queen Mother - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/12/nigel-farage-prince-harry-meghan-markle-overweight-queen-mother-cpac-brexit I’m sure #brexiters will love this…

#facialrecognition recognition concerns go mainstream in the US, as cities and companies bring in bans - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/facial-recognition-concerns-go-mainstream-in-the-us-as-cities-and-companies-bring-in-bans/ it’s spreading, but so is the fightback… #privacy

‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/greenland-residents-traumatised-by-climate-emergency sadly, this will become the norm in most places

British diplomats to pull out from EU decision-making meetings within days - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/12/british-diplomats-to-pull-out-from-eu-decision-making-meetings-within-days “They were once the most respected diplomatic corps here,” - this is what #brexit means - trashing our global reputation for excellence

Sportsman who bit head off live chicken faces legal action - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/bixente-larralde-sportsman-who-bit-head-off-live-chicken-faces-legal-action “If convicted of animal cruelty, Larralde could face a fine of up to €30,000 (£28,000).”

Reaping What They Sowed: Recording Industry Now Quite Upset About Copyright Run Amok - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190806/21222842734/reaping-what-they-sowed-recording-industry-now-quite-upset-about-copyright-run-amok.shtml well, we did warn them…

How YouTube Radicalized Brazil - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/world/americas/youtube-brazil.html so it seems that @google is responsible for the coming destruction of the amazon, and with it today’s generally habitable environment. I mean that quite seriously. all to sell a few more ads.



Monday, 12 August 2019

190811


Elsevier Says It’s Infringing To Link To Sci-Hub; Hypocrite Elsevier Links To Sci-Hub All The Time - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190804/21235242719/elsevier-says-infringing-to-link-to-sci-hub-hypocrite-elsevier-links-to-sci-hub-all-time.shtml also: gives yet more publicity to @Sci_Hub so that even more people use it…

Elsevier Tries To Lie About University Of California’s Contract Negotiation; UC Shows Its Receipts - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190804/21394042720/elsevier-tries-to-lie-about-university-californias-contract-negotiation-uc-shows-receipts.shtml more stupidity from @ElsevierConnect

#facialrecognition recognition concerns go mainstream in the US, as cities and companies bring in bans - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/08/facial-recognition-concerns-go-mainstream-in-the-us-as-cities-and-companies-bring-in-bans/ it’s spreading, but so is the fightback #privacy

#Brazil's highest court rules that #Bolsonaro cannot use criminal investigations to harass Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept - https://boingboing.net/2019/08/11/democratic-fundamentals.html that’s good

Ireland tells Boris Johnson there will be no backstop renegotiation - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/11/ireland-tells-boris-johnson-there-will-be-no-backstop-renegotiation seems that attempt to blackmail ireland isn’t going so well… #brexit

Jaipur protest demands end to use of elephants to carry tourists - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/jaipur-protest-demands-end-to-use-of-elephants-to-carry-tourists quite right



Wednesday, 31 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190730.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Brexit: mess with Good Friday and we’ll block UK trade deal, US politicians warn - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/31/brexit-mess-with-good-friday-and-well-block-uk-trade-deal-us-politicians-warn #brexit going well, I see…

Boris Johnson: EU must scrap the backstop to avoid a no-deal Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/johnson-varadkar-clash-over-irish-backstop-phone-call-brexit this is the same old - incredibly stupid - blackmail: give me want I want or I will blow my legs off…

Boris Johnson’s threat of a no-deal Brexit will not break EU unity - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/31/boris-johnson-eu-no-deal-brexit-uk-government-backstop EU unimpressed with @BorisJohnson’s threat to shoot ourselves in both feet

Eyes in the sky will soon see everything – even what happened in the past; is it too late to worry about #privacy? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/07/eyes-in-the-sky-will-soon-see-everything-even-what-happened-in-the-past-is-it-too-late-to-worry-about-privacy/ er, yeah, probably…

A modest proposal to solve no-deal Brexit: insure all losses with the pensions of Brexit supporters - https://boingboing.net/2019/07/31/thinking-in-bets.html seems totally fair to everyone



Tuesday, 30 July 2019

190730


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190729.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The New Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive: A Critical Look - http://infojustice.org/archives/41470 “the Directive denotes a normative preference for private ordering over public choice in EU copyright law”

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/07/what-can-we-learn-from-palantirs-secret-user-manual-for-police-users-of-its-big-data-software/ it’s easy - too easy #surveillance #privacy

A Trump trade deal with Britain will unleash a bonfire of regulations - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/29/trump-trade-deal-britain-bonfire-regulations-liz-truss-brexit “wants Britain to allow food produced in enormous animal factories, pumped with steroids, hormones and antibiotics, into our markets”

PM warned of ‘absolutely catastrophic’ result of no-deal Brexit ahead of a visit to Wales - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/stop-playing-russian-roulette-sheep-industry-johnson-told " I suspect there will be protests"

Stop Lydian’s toxic attack on democracy - https://act.globaljustice.org.uk/stop-lydian’s-toxic-attack-democracy appalling bullying of small, poor country - using #ISDS, of course. at risk is the main water supply for the nation and much else


Trump's threat to tax French wines labelled 'completely moronic' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/30/trumps-threat-to-tax-french-wines-labelled-completely-moronic well, trump made it, so…

Brexit will be 'catastrophic', first minister tells Boris Johnson ahead of his visit to Wales - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/jul/30/boris-johnson-prime-minister-brexit-news-warned-no-deal-brexit-could-lead-to-farmers-blocking-roads-in-protest-live-news "Under WTO trade rules, without a trade deal, the EU could not drop tariffs for meat imports from the UK without dropping them for everyone else."

Cambridge Analytica did work for Leave. EU, emails confirm - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/30/cambridge-analytica-did-work-for-leave-eu-emails-confirm oh…now, where is my surprised face…?

Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into actual sentences - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/30/neuroscientists-decode-brain-speech-signals-into-actual-sentences good news for the paralysed; not so sure for the rest of us…

“at Heathrow, customers walking up to Travelex desks on Tuesday morning were being given just €0.91 for each £1, while if they wanted dollars the rate had collapsed to just $1.01.” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/30/pound-holidays-prices-sterling-brexit but remember: there are no downsides to #brexit, only upsides

Court: No Immunity For SWAT Team That Hurled A Flash-Bang Grenade In The General Direction Of A Two-Year-Old Child - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190725/14363942655/court-no-immunity-swat-team-that-hurled-flash-bang-grenade-general-direction-two-year-old-child.shtml well, that’s, er, good…

Boar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/30/boar-wars-how-wild-hogs-are-trashing-european-cities fascinating feature; great headline; majestic, if problematic, beasts

No-deal Brexit: how likely is it and what would be the impact? - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/no-deal-brexit-how-likely-is-it-what-would-be-impact “With meat farming, there would be an immediate WTO 40% tariff on exports to the EU, which could instantly wipe out many farming businesses”

No-deal Brexit would endanger rural life, says Welsh leader - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/no-deal-brexit-would-endanger-rural-way-of-life-says-welsh-leader “he took very seriously the risk of civil unrest in the countryside if farmers’ livelihoods were lost.”

“a very successful shellfish industry that has been built up over the last 20 years and more,” he said. “It leaves fresh, it arrives fresh, there are no impediments to trade. That 20-year investment could be over in three weeks in a no-deal Brexit.” #wales #brexit

“I think the union that is the United Kingdom is more at risk today than at any time in my political lifetime." #wales #brexit

‘Five Eyes’ nations discuss backdoor access to WhatsApp - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/30/five-eyes-backdoor-access-whatsapp-encryption still clueless; and Patel’s comment totally gormless…

Former Tory minister warns Johnson against no-deal Brexit strategy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/stephen-hammond-boris-johnson-warn-against-no-deal-brexit "In a coded warning to the new prime minister, Hammond said he should not underestimate the strength of feeling on the Tory backbenches."

EU must give way over backstop, says Johnson after rebuff by Varadkar - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/30/johnson-varadkar-clash-over-irish-backstop-phone-call-brexit why on earth should EU give in? it’s the UK that’s leaving: it takes what it gets. he’s acting like a selfish 7-year-old: “just give me what I want, you rotters”



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190728.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/28/boris-johnson-ifg-no-deal-brexit-crush-domestic-policy-plans “hard Brexiters predictions of a “clean break” from the EU will not materialise.”



‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/29/guatemala-climate-crisis-migration-drought-famine IOW, if trump weren’t such a moron over the #climatecrisis, he wouldn’t have a migrant problem…

Brexit: Don’t underestimate Boris Johnson, EU warned - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49152261 er, warned by the man paid to be Boris Johnson’s EU barker…credible much…?

EU officials reject Dominic Raab’s ‘easier’ no-deal Brexit claim - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/29/eu-officials-reject-dominic-raabs-easier-no-deal-brexit-claim “Who wants to deal with the country who doesn’t pay its bills?” is that so hard to understand?

Ethiopia plants 250m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/29/ethiopia-plants-250m-trees-in-a-day-to-help-tackle-climate-crisis this is fab; if every country did this, we’d have 50 billion more trees to help fight the #climatecrisis

What Vote Leave leaders really said about no-deal Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/29/what-vote-leave-leaders-really-said-about-no-deal-brexit they lied, lied and lied, like #brexiters did for the entire campaign

What can we learn from Palantir’s secret user manual for police users of its big data software? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/07/what-can-we-learn-from-palantirs-secret-user-manual-for-police-users-of-its-big-data-software/




Monday, 29 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190727.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hammond plots with Labour to kill Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/27/hammond-plots-with-starmer-to-kill-no-deal-brexit let’s hope the adults in the room can stop the blond schoolboy nutter

Boris Johnson’s key adviser must face sanctions, demand MPs - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/28/dominic-cummings-must-face-sanctions-demand-leading-mps and how

Amazon gold miners invade indigenous village in Brazil after its leader is killed - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/28/amazon-gold-miners-invade-indigenous-village-brazil-leader-killed just sickening; what a disgusting criminal #bolsonaro is…

Belgium: government source code is public information - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/open-source-observatory-osor/news/open-data-directive “In 2016 France approved its law for a Digital Republic (République Numérique) extending the country’s principle of “open data by default” to cover source code.”

“Corbyn: I’m ready to fight Boris Johnson in a general election” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/28/corbyn-worried-boris-johnson-election-labour-brexit maybe you are ready; but: “party would not necessarily campaign for remain in a second referendum”, which means you won’t win power, and won’t even win many seats this time…



Sunday, 28 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190726.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


EIB plans to cut all funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/26/eib-plans-to-cut-all-funding-for-fossil-fuel-projects-by-2020 welcome, but should have happened years ago

Brexit: key strands of British policing ‘in jeopardy’ because of no-deal risk - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/27/nca-harvesting-eu-databases-owing-to-risk-of-no-deal-brexit UK police know that “no deal” #brexit will make us less safe, with more criminals roaming and operating freely in UK

‘Roman Biro’ – complete with joke – found at London building site - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/27/joke-on-roman-souvenir-bloomberg-building-site-city-of-london amazing what is still lurking beneath the streets of #london

Boris Johnson yet to make a phone call to Irish PM Leo Varadkar - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/27/boris-johnson-yet-to-make-a-phone-call-to-irish-pm-leo-varadkar boris johnson really is the master of the art of dealing with people…




Saturday, 27 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190725.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

James Dyson reported to have bought second ultra-luxury Singapore home - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/26/james-dyson-reported-to-have-bought-second-ultra-luxury-singapore-home leading #brexiters backs UK in his own special way…

The Death Of Ownership: Educational Publishing Giant Pearson To Do Away With Print Textbooks (That Can Be Resold) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190716/17335842600/death-ownership-educational-publishing-giant-pearson-to-do-away-with-print-textbooks-that-can-be-resold.shtml this is really bad; expect it to become the rule…

‘He wants to destroy us’: Bolsonaro poses gravest threat in decades, Amazon tribes say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/26/bolsonaro-amazon-tribes-indigenous-brazil-dictatorship this is sickening: it’s their damn country - #bolsonaro and his people are just colonisers


#Brexit deadlock as No 10 insists EU must scrap backstop before talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/26/brexit-deadlock-as-no-10-insists-eu-must-scrap-backstop-before-talks this is tantamount to saying johnson wants to leave without any deal

Copyright Troll Richard Liebowitz May Have Cost His Client A Ton Of Money, And Set An Expensive Precedent For Copyright Trolls - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190726/00143342658/copyright-troll-richard-liebowitz-may-have-cost-his-client-ton-money-set-expensive-precedent-copyright-trolls.shtml nice…



Thursday, 25 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU moves to tackle deforestation caused by chocolate and other products - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/25/eu-moves-to-tackle-deforestation-caused-by-chocolate-and-other-products excellent - more leadership by the EU

US Attorney General demands encryption backdoors at all costs and for you to just accept it - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2019/07/us-attorney-general-demands-encryption-backdoors-at-all-costs-and-for-you-to-just-accept-it/ just grotesquely stupid #crypto

people in the UK should be watching and using this important site: the Facebook Ad Library - (link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/) facebook.com/ads/library/ tories have already started using it to prepare for General Election. Where is @uklabour here? if they don’t start using social medium, they may as well go home



Wednesday, 24 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190723.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Deutsch-britischer Handel schrumpft deutlich - https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/brexit-deutsch-britischer-handel-schrumpft-deutlich-a-1278694.html but remember: they need us more than we need them… #brexitlies

Far-right leaders join Trump in welcoming Boris Johnson to No 10 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/24/far-right-leaders-join-trump-in-welcoming-boris-johnson-to-no-10 which really tells you all you need to know about @BorisJohnson

Civil society calls for a proper assessment of data retention - https://edri.org/civil-society-calls-for-proper-assessment-of-data-retention/ “European Commission is conducting informal dialogues with different stakeholders to research about possibilities of data retention legislation that complies with the rulings of CJEU & EctHR”

Implementatiewetsvoorstel Richtlijn auteursrecht in de digitale eengemaakte markt - https://www.internetconsultatie.nl/auteursrecht go for it #article13/17 #uploadfilters

‘A new nadir’: EU papers on Boris Johnson’s ascendancy - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/24/a-new-nadir-eu-papers-on-boris-johnsons-ascendancy nice word, “nadir”…

Make environmental damage a war crime, say scientists - https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/jul/24/make-environmental-damage-a-war-say-scientists-geneva-convention great idea; the impunity must end


Summer’s second heatwave set to break records across Europe - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/24/summers-second-heatwave-set-to-break-records-across-europe " the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists to the climate emergency."



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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190722.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Boris Johnson warned by Tory rebels: ditch no deal or face fight for survival - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/22/senior-tories-warn-boris-johnson-over-no-deal-brexit #brexit madness continues





Tuesday, 23 July 2019

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/07/190721.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#China denies Uighurs’ Turkic descent and says ‘hostile forces’ trying to split country - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/22/china-denies-uighurs-turkic-descent-and-says-hostile-forces-trying-to-split-country yeah, sure; still, rather strange they speak a turkic language, and are genetically related to other turkic nations…

EU farm chief struggles to dispel concerns over #Mercosur trade deal - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/eu-farm-chief-struggles-to-dispel-concerns-over-mercosur-trade-deal/ that’s probably because it’s a terrible deal, especially for the amazonian forest…

Large companies fail to disclose impact on deforestation - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/large-companies-fail-to-disclose-impact-on-deforestation/ “Among those who failed to provide information were major food companies like REWE Group, Auchan Holding, Oetker-Gruppe, Parmalat and Louis Dreyfus, but also furniture maker IKEA”

Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/22/canadian-cities-take-wooden-skyscrapers-to-new-heights " massive beams and columns are created from the aggregate of many smaller pieces, mimicking many coveted characteristics of old-growth wood with a fraction of the ecological damage."

Europäische Union plant europaweite Abfrage von Gesichtsbildern - https://netzpolitik.org/2019/europaeische-union-plant-europaweite-abfrage-von-gesichtsbildern/ not good

“Blackjewel is the third large US coal company to declare bankruptcy since May 2019, despite promises from Donald Trump that he would save the coal industry and its jobs.” - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/22/blackjewel-mines-shut-down-layoffs-future shut them all now #dirtycoal

UK must look after its own ships in the Gulf, says Pompeo - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/22/uk-must-look-after-its-own-ships-in-the-gulf-says-pompeo that #brexit UK-US special relationship really working well again…

Leonardo DiCaprio flooded with requests to save Siberian lake - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/22/leonardo-dicaprio-baikal-lake-siberia-instagram-appeals-to-save I’m disappointed vlad isn’t doing more to save #baikal

SJ: “H.O is perfectly capable of having large, complicated tasks, requiring big projects, using new technology, and making it work.” what, like this, you mean?
“Home Office criticised over £830m ‘failed’ borders scheme” - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34988913 eight years late, too…

Video of uncontacted Amazon tribe highlights threat from illegal loggers - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/22/uncontacted-tribe-video-amazon-rainforest-awa-people more people that #Bolsonaro wants to murder