Wednesday, 30 January 2019


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‘May can no longer be trusted’: European press condemns PM - every government the UK wants to do a trade deal with will think exactly the same… #brexitchaos

Big agri-food industry aims to kill ‘End The Cage Age’ initiative - of course: treating animals decently would cost slightly more - and profits more important than compassion

Brexit cancellation of ‘.eu’ domain names confirmed - “there will be no downsides to brexit…”

Tuesday, 29 January 2019


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copyright: Open Letter calling for the deletion of Articles 11 and 13 - does the EU really want to undermine seriously the Internet in the region?

Over 85 Organisation Call On Eu Legislators To Delete Articles 11 & 13 - time to bin them #copyright

US firms seek changes to UK standards on beef and drugs - oh look, just as we said: US demanding lower UK food standards, more expensive drugs for NHS. must be that #brexit dividend again…

The EU’s plan for algorithmic copyright filters is looking more and more unlikely - but keep up the pressure - please write to governments

Monday, 28 January 2019


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‘Meaner and angrier’: Brexit exposes growing fractures in UK society - so #brexit will not only destroy the UK economically and politically, but also rend the social fabric - for what? blue passports - because there is zero other benefit to come

How much #privacy should children have from their own parents? - because they are starting to lose it even more thanks to technology

Peers and MPs receiving millions in EU farm subsidies - welcome to the even more corrupt world of #brexit farming, where UK politicians decide what subsidies to give themselves…

No-deal Brexit would mean shortages and price rises, say retailers - “Bosses of Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S, Co-op and Waitrose write letter to government” - but, hey - they know nothing about this, #amirite?

UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference - “Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and Turkey” trump is destroying international law

Labour support for Yvette Cooper’s Brexit amendment in doubt - @uklabour is going to blow this - and with it, any hope of power in the foreseeable future…

help, please: can anyone tell me more about - for example, who is behind it? sounds good, but I’d like my details… #preprints


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Insomnia, panic attacks, constant worry – the life of Britain’s EU citizens - #brexit is sheer, unnecessary, unforgivable sadism…

“Please don’t listen to the Brexiters’ madness, which asserts that because we have huge plants here we will not move and we will always be here. They are wrong.” -

How much #privacy should children have from their own parents? - are unremovable GPS trackers attached to the ankles really acceptable? what about brain-scan headsets?

The trouble with fake meat - ridiculously petty piece that completely misses the point…

Secret filming shows sick cows slaughtered for meat in #Poland - “workers cut off signs of illness such as tumours and pressure sores.” another reason not to eat meat

Sound of native languages in parliament to mark win for indigenous Canadians - that’s good, but much more needs to be done

Sunday, 27 January 2019


Loovuse südames asub avalik omand - "
Kui me tahame saada rohkem niisuguses laadis ja mõõdus suurt kunsti, nagu lõid Shakespeare ja teised temasugused geeniused, vajame rohkem avalikku omandit, mitte rohkem autoriõigust." #copyright #ee

An early fourth century AD historical puzzle involving a Caucasian people in North China - fascinating stuff #linguistics

Revealed: ‘dozens’ of girls subjected to breast-ironing in UK - what savages the perpetrators are; new child abuse laws clearly needed to address this

Juncker tells May: permanent customs union is price for revisiting backstop - #brexitchaos

Ireland dismisses suggestion it should quit EU and join UK - John Humphrys is and always has been blatantly biased in favour of #brexit; if @BBC had any integrity, he would be fired

Monday, 21 January 2019


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For lorries queuing at congested Calais, no-deal Brexit looms large - but of course, #brexiters don’t believe experts like lorry drivers - they know more about this, as they do about everything

Reform des Urheberrechts verschoben - compare this more balanced reporting with @reuters earlier failure… #article13

Copyright Negotiations Canceled As ‘#Article13’ Opposition Rises - “Keeping up the pressure in the coming weeks will be more important than ever”

May claims EU second referendum would threaten ‘social cohesion’ - there’s no social cohesion now, because you have insulted people who voted remain for 2.5 years… #brexitchaos


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Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for #privacy - tricky stuff

Jeremy Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit - well, that’s a good start… #brexitchaos

May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit - not good with that consensus thing, are we theresa? and yet you expect people who voted remain to just roll over… #brexitchaos

Sunday, 20 January 2019


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Verhandlungen zur Urheberrechtsreform ausgesetzt - “Die Verhandlungen mit dem EU-Parlament finden nicht wie geplant statt, und die Zeit wird knapp.” Que la bête meure… #article13 #article11

Kennzeichenerfassung: „Massenüberwachung unter dem Deckmantel des Umweltschutzes“ -

Евросоюз видит «положительные импульсы» в переговорах по Карабаху - let’s hope…

So, referendum results are sacred? Except when they’re not - yeah, strange that…

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council - “does make an adoption of the copyright directive before the European elections in May less likely” keep up the pressure on your govs, EU people… #article13 #article11

Brexit: Labour ‘must keep open’ option of second referendum - “either instruct the government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the EU based on a customs union, or campaign for a further public vote”

Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for #privacy - no, really…

The EU’s plan to impose mandatory copyright filters is on life-support and may die - but it’s not dead yet, so people should still contact their govs if possible, please… #article13

‘It’s like hell here’: Australia bakes as record temperatures nudge 50C - when is the australian government going to stop lying about the seriousness of #climatechange, and work with others to tackle it? #Australia

Ministers agree to consider Lib Dem plans for new referendum - it’s probably a trick, but interesting nonetheless…

Saturday, 19 January 2019


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Structural Violation of “Right to Access” and #GDPR Complaints against Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and Apple filed - more great work from @maxschrems

World’s biggest animal drugs company stops marketing antibiotics as growth promoters in #India - but: “still selling the products for this purpose.”

#Armenia and #Azerbaijan agree to prepare populations for peace - that would be good

#Article11: Negotiations Did Not Bring Any Improvement So Far - it’ll be a disaster, just as it was in Spain and Germany when they brought in ancillary copyright

#Artikel11: Verhandlungen Führen Zu Keiner Verbesserung - “Die Verfügbarkeit von Informationen wird zurückgehen und die Attraktivität der Europäischen Union als Innovations- und Investitionsstandort wird weiter sinken.”

The new EU Copyright Directive is almost upon us and here’s what you can do to stop #Article11 and #Article13 - “if passed, will turn the Internet into a censored pay-to-play ghost town.”

A dangerous political void - “That will mean that in ten weeks’ time we will face severe economic and social dislocation, with the probability of food and medicine shortages, troops on the street, disruptions to travel and much else.”

Shocked diplomats suggest EU would extend Brexit deadline - this is clearly emerging as the only way forward: delay, then reconsider… #brexitchaos

Latest EU #Copyright Directive Still Demands Internet Companies Wave Magic Wands - demanding the impossible is irresponsible law-making; shame on EU #article13

The Internet is for the people - “we take apart the new #Copyright Directive, to see how nine different issues either empower or hurt users and creators in the digital age” #article13 #article11

Boris Johnson condemned after falsely saying he did not make anti-Turkish claims in #Brexit campaign - he can’t stop lying, can he? he should resign - or be thrown out, if the tories had any decency…

#Copyrightweek – Drifting Away From Safe Harbors To The Internet’s © ‘Bermuda Triangle’ - “where content will disappear with no one understanding what’s just happened.” #article13

#Copyrightweek – Filterfail: The Hall Of Shame - here’s the proof that upload filters won’t work #article13

Thursday, 17 January 2019


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Engineers of the Soul: Ideology in Xi Jinping’s China by John Garnaut - the best short analysis of modern #China that I have read

How Illegally Harvested Timber Is ‘Greenwashed’ in #China - Illegally Harvested Timber Is ‘Greenwashed’ in China @FSC_IC needs to investigate urgently

Checks on both sides of Irish border ‘mandatory under no-deal #Brexit’ - “Customs expert says extra costs and delays will harm small businesses and WTO rules would ‘kill UK farming’”

No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for UK farmers, warns NFU - but destroying farming and manufacturing in UK small price to pay for blue passports, no…?

‘More animal than ever’: Europeans find joy in John Bercow - rightly so; he should be made PM… #brexitchaos

On Saturday the UK turns remain. Parliament must force a second referendum - “The true “will of the people” looks considerably more questionable if it turns out to be the will of dead people – not the will of those who have the most life ahead of them”

Kentucky newspaper removes criticism of Trump from woman’s obituary - if only there were a word for this sort of thing…

“Nous encourageons les Belges à agir, à dire à leurs représentants de porter un coup en faveur de l’équité, contre la concentration et la censure du marché.” - #article13

“Vi behöver få svenskar att agera och lägga tryck på sina politiker att utdela ett slag för rättvisa och mot marknadskoncentration och censur.” - #article13

“Die Deutschen haben hier eine besondere Rolle zu spielen, da Ihre Abgeordneten und Ihre Zeitungsriesen die Agenda in einem hohen Maß vorantreiben und beeinflussen. Da Wahl schon bald stattfinden wird, ist es wichtig, dass Sie JETZT handeln!” -

Wednesday, 16 January 2019


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‘It’s been like hell’: Australians on coping with the extreme heatwave - & it will get much worse; maybe the australian government should do something about #climatechange

#SaveYourInternet - #DeleteArt13: Big Businesses Fighting Each Other to the Detriment of Freedom - #copyright

In no man’s land: consumers in the copyright debate - “If this proposal becomes law, many consumers might face unjustified obstacles when uploading their creations – made without any commercial purpose – due to copyright protection issues.” #article13

EU copyright directive nearing final form as Google tests stripped-down news search engine results - #article11 will impoverish us all, for negligible benefits to publishers #article11

#Copyrightweek – At The Heart Of Creativity Lies The Public Domain - find out what King Leir tells us about King Lear, #copyright and creativity…

Tuesday, 15 January 2019


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Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’ - who cares about #brexit when this is happening…?

China’s Muslims fear crackdown in ancient city of Xi’an - sadly, they are likely to be next for the concentration camps, as in #xinjiang

‘One fish at a time’: Indonesia lands remarkable victory - #kudos to #indonesia; let’s hope this is the start of a wider respect for the environment

Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study - we must do this. we won’t.

‘No deal would be more Millennium Bug than Armageddon’, say Brexiteers - only people who don’t understand technology could say that; millennium bug was handled with a decade of detailed, brilliant planning… #brexitchaos

Hollywood Asks EU To Drop Article 13 Entirely, Because It Might Possibly Have A Tiny Compromise For The Internet - time to kill #article13

Even the rightsholders think Europe’s Article 13 is a mess, call for an immediate halt in negotiations - just kill #article13

current status: listening to Mahler 10 in Deryck Cooke’s completion. chords with all 12 notes of chromatic scale played simultaneously. seems appropriate. #brexitchaos

Monday, 14 January 2019


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Britons in EU may have to retake driving tests after a no-deal Brexit - yeah, but blue passports, you know… #brexitchaos

Obscure pro-Brexit group spends tens of thousands on Facebook ads - oh look: @facebook getting rich off undermining transparency and democracy again. just close it down now… #brexitchaos

Sunday, 13 January 2019


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If May stays at No 10, I’m starting Project Hope, the positive case for remain - @SadiqKhan leads the way…

England’s schools face staffing crisis as EU teachers stay at home - so that’s health and education will be devastated by #brexit; who’s next to admit it…?

Taking back control? Brexit seems to offer exactly the opposite - well, at least the #brexitchaos has produced that great pic…

US envoy startles German diplomats threatening Nord Stream 2 firms - clearly time for EU to threaten US companies with sanctions in retaliation…

this spells out why #brexit means total, abject submission to the US; not just eating dirty US meat - - but also includes banning boycotts against Israel by anyone in the UK… #bds

People start to wake up to the pervasive third-party tracking that comes with 90% of Android apps - but rather late, and slowly… #privacy

EU preparing to delay Brexit until at least July - hugely important if confirmed: seems that brexit doesn’t mean brexit…

'Cornish embassy' would continue to represent county in EU - "It had been on course to receive about £350m for the next round of funding from the years after 2020." #brexitchaos


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Saturday, 12 January 2019


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‘If you enter a camp, you never come out’: inside China’s war on Islam - global pressure must be maintained in #china over its muslim concentration camps #xinjiang

‘Total success’: China broadcasts new images from far side of moon - has anyone asked the #uyghurs what their views are…? #xinjiang

The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down. - not so. nadella is just running in his corporate hamster wheel better than others.  the best CEO is Linus, who invented an entirely new management methodology…

AG Szpunar advises CJEU to rule that quotation exception is not limitless and that there is no fair use in the EU - clearly time to bring in eu #fairuse, then…

How China’s Big Overseas Initiative Threatens Global Climate Progress - important analysis; suggests that #OBOR could be an environmental disaster

#China Targets Prominent #Uighur Intellectuals to Erase an Ethnic Identity - not even hiding the fact that they want to extirpate the #uyghurs as a race; this is culture genocide, pure and simple #xinjiang

Even Mordor was less toxic than Brexit Britain - “As for that self-styled Frodo, David Cameron, we are still unable to quantify how wrong his plan to destroy the ring has gone, other than to say the Shire is now primarily a vast Orc brothel.” fab

Thursday, 10 January 2019


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits out at ‘disgusting’ media publishing fake nude image - let’s hope she’s as strong as she seems - she will need to be to withstand the onslaught of lies that’s coming

No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for food supply, say UK farmers - isn’t it strange how all that “Project Fear” turned out to be “Project Fact”…? #brexitchaos

Jaguar Land Rover may cut up to 5,000 jobs - just the start of that #brexit dividend…

Tech developer quits UK saying #Brexit has ‘killed’ his business - " didn’t want to be ‘trapped on an island descending into mindless tribalism’"

Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked Inside Vaquita Refuge - appalling action by contemptible poachers

Our Cellphones Aren’t Safe - missed this before (V @schneierblog)

US will expel every last Iranian boot from Syria, says Mike Pompeo - boots? does he have a foot fetish, or something?

Google Still Says Our Post On Content Moderation Is Dangerous Or Derogatory - bonkers


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Natural gas is now getting in the way; US carbon emissions increase by 3.4% - not good

‘It’s complete chaos’: Brazilian state overwhelmed by rash of gang violence - you can see why people might vote for bolsonaro; but this is fuelled by drugs - legalise them to disempower the criminals #brazil

1MDB scandal: #China denies it offered to bail out Malaysian fund - #OBOR loses yet more lustre…

German police cast doubt on details of attack on rightwing politician - curiouser and curiouser…

The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Kingdom of Bicycles - detailed & fascinating #china #bicycles

“when a 29-year-old child of Puerto Rican migrants and former bartender beats a senior Democratic leader of the House, and then proceeds to set the political agenda during her first week in office, it’s more than a cute social media story.” -

FSFE is hiring: Fundraising Manager - “will work 35 hours per week with our team in the Berlin office, being in charge of the FSFE’s individual and corporate fundraising.” #freesw

Tuesday, 8 January 2019


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#China Starts Using Facial Recognition-Enabled ‘Smart’ Locks In Its Public Housing - what could possibly go wrong?

Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release - rare good news that deserves celebration

Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes like beef. Really - I’ve tried the current version; it’s really impressive, and i don’t even like burgers…

Cross-party alliance of MPs tells May: we will stop no-deal #Brexit - a glimmer of hope that sane MPs will take control of the process finally

Hampshire motorway ‘may become lorry park after no-deal Brexit’ - perfectly normal


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May says the ‘danger’ is ending up with ‘no Brexit at all’ - that’s a feature, not a bug…

Oil Fail - "electricity is the new oil"

Labour backs cross-party amendment to block no-deal Brexit - well done, @UKLabour…

Dutch eco initiative halves energy bills in first UK homes - great approach - it’s a good job the UK has EU support for this - oh, wait… #brexitshambles

Sunday, 6 January 2019


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Hot Trump. Cool @aoc. - "Trump and his allies don’t know how to tweet but Ocasio-Cortez does — and that’s what so disturbs and confounds the GOP about @aoc. " interesting analysis; hope it’s right…


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Sushi king pays record $3.1m for endangered bluefin tuna in Japan - he should be arrested: he’s an environmental criminal

#Google wants to spy on everything you do at home, in every room (including the bathroom), to help “improve” your family - how about no? #privacy #surveillance

Shutdown over Trump wall demand threatens food, tax, transport and more - isn’t it fascinating how #trump and #brexit continue to converge on the same political singularity of unparalleled social and economic chaos…?

Saturday, 5 January 2019


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Police reinforcements for Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit - translated: they are preparing for civil war again. #welldone #brexiters, people are going to die in large numbers because of you

I love this’: bid to discredit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with college dance video backfires - ha!

Greater Manchester tells #fracking firms they are not welcome - great move; “experts believe the stance taken by Manchester and London will embolden other local authorities”

Student drug dealers spared jail as judge says he was impressed by the grammar in their text messages -

#Copyright, Culture, Sharing, Remix… And A Congresswoman Dancing As A College Student - fab long post - read it, enjoy it…

Thursday, 3 January 2019


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The ‘Patriotism’ Of Not Speaking Uyghur - #china's cultural genocide of the #uyghurs is out in the open now… #xinjiang

EU’s First Attempt At Building A List Of Evil Pirate Sites… Lists Non-Infringing Sites - another demo of why #article13 will be a disaster… #copyright


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‘It’s a very big torture’: the children growing up in hiding in Dubai - what an utterly uncivilised, backward society #UAE is…

#Thunderbird in 2019 - “It is our hope to make encrypting Email and ensuring your private communication easier in upcoming releases, we’ve even hired an engineer who will be focused primarily on security and privacy.” - hooray #mozilla

Indian woman who braved temple protest arrested for ‘exposed thigh’ - #india: 21st-century nation…?

Jair #Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections - this man will go down in history as one of the worst…

Tuesday, 1 January 2019


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Theresa May "wanted 2019 to be “the year we put our differences aside and move forward together”. - had she given the slightest sign of caring about what 16 million people thought, this might be possible. she didn’t, and it isn’t. she can get stuffed.

Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread, say doctors - notice how #israel's illegal blockade of #palestine is like to cause a superbug epidemic in #israel

New Year’s Message: Do Something Different - the inimitable and weirdly upbeat @mmasnick, consistently providing the best analysis of the online world that you will read anywhere…

Venice to charge day-trippers up to €10 to enter city - quite right, but should be much more than that for those arriving the damned cruise ships…

People think London’s New Year’s Eve firework display was the most epic act of trolling ever - @SadiqKhan is a hero…