Thursday, 30 May 2019


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“The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned Tory leadership hopefuls that Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement is not up for renegotiation” - seems pretty clear, no?

Tencent sues Bytedance over gameplay videos - interesting

"Jeremy Corbyn has further muddied the waters on Labour’s line on a second referendum by suggesting such a vote may not include the option to remain." - corbyn is determined to destroy the @UKLabour party; @libdems and @TheGreenParty will be delighted…

Revealed: women’s fertility app is funded by anti-abortion campaigners - appalling but clever…

New York tenants fight as landlords embrace facial recognition cameras - and so the normalisation of facial recognition continues apace… #surveillance

German Political Leader Questions YouTubers' Right To Tell Fans Not To Vote For Her Party, Urgently Summons Her Advisers In Response -- By Fax - incredible saga unfolding in #germany #rezo #AKKgate

Surviving Tiananmen: ‘I might have been one of the hundreds or thousands who lost their lives’ - great piece. ma jian’s “beijing coma” is my favourite modern chinese novel. Recommended.

Reflections on the 2019 European parliamentary elections - from someone who knows what she is talking about…

В Адыгее стартует программа углублённого изучения адыгейского языка - “Мы хотим привлечь внимание родителей к важности изучения адыгейского языка.” this is absolutely vital #circassian

Once Again, China Is About To Use The US’s Obsession With ‘Intellectual Property’ Against Us -

How wildcats will be reared for release in England and Wales - great idea; also, can we lots of beavers, please? #rewilding

Wednesday, 29 May 2019


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Labour under pressure to ballot members on second EU referendum -

Forget a second referendum, Labour should focus on bringing the country together - nearly every “fact” here wrong. “We cannot win a general election by simply fighting for the biggest share of 48%”; that’s the point, it’s not 48%, it’s 54%++ now. wake up.

Government spends almost £100m on Brexit consultants - the #brexit dividend - at last…

Congress Now Pushing ‘Bring Back The Patent Trolls’ Bill - “It would also bring us back to a world in which the default is everything is patentable” madness

Keine Belege, dass die Grünen das #Rezo-Video in Auftrag gegeben haben - “Unsere Bewertung: Die Webseiten liefern keine Belege für die Verdächtigung, das Rezo-Video sei eine Kampagne für die Grünen.”

Tuesday, 28 May 2019


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European elections: triumphant #Greens demand more radical climate action - damn right, time is running out. EU must take the lead and show the laggards how to do it… #GreenWave #ClimateCrisis

Translating Tibetan Literature - fascinating stuff #tibet

Chinese Military Will Replace Windows Operating System - should have done this years ago…

Remainers won these elections – and they’d win a second Brexit referendum - /cc @FT

Treated like trash: south-east Asia vows to return mountains of rubbish from west - quite right: the West must grow up and solve its own problems, rather than dumping them elsewhere

UK refuses to back ‘game-changing’ resolution on drug pricing - scandalous, and confirms that UK is unable to be a world leader in anything, even for morally inarguable moves

Theresa May describes ‘great regret’ as she arrives for last Brussels summit - yeah, we’ve known the feeling for the last three years, but at least she’s going now…

Theresa May blames Brexit failure for EU election humiliation - tez, tez, please look at the results: *remainer* parties won, that's why tories - and you - were humiliated.…

Monday, 27 May 2019


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Corbyn pressed by senior Labour MPs to back a second referendum - wakey wakey, jeremy…

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects - the extremely specific details in this piece are…intriguing

#Green party celebrates EU result as it pushes Tories into fifth place - "She cast the party’s success in the context of a #GreenWave sweeping across Europe"

Europawahl: Dieser Wahlkampf wurde im Internet entschieden - “Das ist vor allem der Verdienst der Jungen. Sie brachten online- und offline-Protest zusammen und setzten so ihre Themen Klimaschutz und Urheberrecht auf die Agenda.”

World’s rivers ‘awash with dangerous levels of antibiotics’ - this is incredibly stupid

The butterfly effect: how one species’ miraculous comeback could save the planet - mildly encouraging…

From Top Gear to the top field: how Jeremy Clarkson became an eco-friendly farmer - signs of the times… #greenwave

Die Zerstörung der CDU. - if, like me, you didn’t watch this before, watch it now. a really important moment, I think, for Germany, and I hope beyond as other young people start speaking up like this… amazing.

Sunday, 26 May 2019


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Stop Boris Johnson campaign launched by Tory moderates opposed to no-deal Brexit - interesting…

Hammond warns leadership candidates not to ignore parliament on Brexit - " increase the chances that a hard Brexit candidate could decide to go for a general election" so @uklabour had better get sorted if it wants to win…

Brexit will not save troubled steel industry, says trade body - but what do they know, compared to the geniuses of #brexit...?

#NHS bosses accused of breaking law in cancer scanning privatisation - sue them - it's the only language they seem to understand…

The Chinese company that bought Grindr wasn't supposed to let Chinese engineers access Americans' data -- but it did - surprise.…

Brexit: top Tories would bring down any PM who backs no deal - good to see a few rational tories still left…


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EU fraud watchdog considering Nigel Farage investigation - damn right; only EU has the guts to tackle farage…

Police take hard line on arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters - shame on police for exactly the wrong response; when histories come to be written, they will emerge with shame

EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government - understandable, not sure it will achieve much even if they win… #DeniedAVote

“A “senior White House official” tells Acosta: “The president’s insane.”” - oh, great…

Shami Chakrabarti warns police over @ExtinctionR prosecutions - “Protesters’ passivity and non-violence had meant commanders could not send in riot police to clear the streets by force”

“Further environmental protests, along with US President Donald Trump’s visit in June and demonstrations over the ongoing Brexit debate, are likely to stretch police resources over the summer.” clearly need to coordinate the two for maximum impact #ExtinctionRebelion

Europe’s surging, far-right, “anti-establishment” parties: funded by billionaires, voting for billionaire-friendly policies, lining their own pockets - IOW, only stupid mugs vote for them… #brexit

The power switch: tracking Britain’s record coal-free run - that’s good but: “the largest power source in Britain remains natural gas, a carbon-emitting fossil fuel.” not so good

Saturday, 25 May 2019


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Pelosi v Trump: how a ‘stable genius’ president met his match - more, please…

‘What they did to me was so horrific’: brutal silencing of a #Saudi feminist - “According to Amnesty International, the women were held incommunicado for a month and subjected to electric shocks, as well as psychological and physical torture.”

Larkin in the Middle Kingdom - fascinating stuff

Diehard #Bolsonaro supporters prepare to march as criticism of his rule intensifies - “It’s obvious the government is going to collapse”

Business leaders fear Conservative leadership contenders will back no deal - now would be a good time to threaten to stop funding tories…

Thursday, 23 May 2019


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China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds - shame on #china the global cheat… #ozone

Dog gone: healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner - how selfish can you get? stupid woman is dead, what difference does it make?

Afghan public health chief settles in UK after kidnap by Taliban - a gain for the UK, a loss for #afghanistan

Argentina and Algeria stamp out malaria in ‘historic achievement’ - impressive - kudos to them. but I fear it will be hard to maintain because of #ClimateCatastrophe

Duncan Smith calls for May’s cabinet to quit if Brexit bill published - what a waste of skin this man is…

it’s a lovely sunny day here in London - why not go and vote? I just did…

UK Open Source Awards Shortlist Announced! - “The 4 award category winners will be announced at the event hosted at University of Edinburgh Informatics forum on 12th June 2019.”

Laying Out All The Evidence: Shiva Ayyadurai Did Not Invent Email - very long, very thorough, very interesting post

EU citizens in UK complain of being denied right to vote - this is turning into a major scandal #DeniedMyVote

#Botswana condemned for lifting ban on hunting elephants - “Experts say the move would be counterproductive as hunting elephants makes them fearful and aggressive, exacerbating conflict with local communities.”

Eurovision: UK’s dire points haul of 16 revised down to 11 - how appropriate…

Techdirt Sues ICE After It Insists It Has No Records Of The 1 Million Domains It Claims To Have Seized - great work by @techdirt

Donald Trump to bring adult children on UK state visit, reports say - great: more pathetic individuals to mock

Wednesday, 22 May 2019


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Is modern life poisoning me? I took the tests to find out - this is why we need the Precautionary Principle

Yanis Varoufakis: Green New Deal can unite Europe’s progressives - yes, beginning to look like a way forward #greens

Leyla Aliyeva attends ceremony to release Caucasus bisons into Azerbaijan`s nature - rewilding in #az - good to see

European regulators: 737 Max won’t fly again until we approve it - and frankly, who would want to fly in it anyway?

EU ignoring climate crisis with livestock farm subsidies, campaigners warn - “EU must support farmers to produce less and better meat, and to provide meat and dairy alternatives”

UK suffers crushing defeat in UN vote on Chagos Islands - this is a foretaste of life outside EU; and there is not a thing that #brexiter morons can do about it… we will be a third-rate country thanks to #brexit

Tuesday, 21 May 2019


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“Twitter has deprived me of free speech; its unfair and act of suppression” - @Twitter really needs to look at its account suspension service, and improve the appeals procedure

Three conclusions to draw from Google denying Huawei access to software - obvious ones, but important

U.S. to slap sanctions on Nord Stream 2 - how about if #murica minded its own business? (not that I support the pipeline…)

Chagos Islands: isolated UK faces thrashing in UN vote on ownership - #brexit already makes us weaker, with worse to come: " growing resentment of the UK’s permanent position on the security council" - we will lose this thanks to #brexit

В Абхазии сегодня отмечают День памяти жертв Кавказской войны - “21 мая 1864 года - день окончания Кавказской войны. В результате трагических событий тысячи абхазов покинули историческую родину.” #CircassianGenocide

Enhancing Galaxy Zoo - “we’re now running an automatic classifier which works with those results from volunteers.” great idea

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown - please sign to support this great idea #rewilding


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For a fair, free and open future: celebrating 15 years of the Open Knowledge Foundation - needed more than ever in a world of #article13/17 blocks and censorship

Why #5G is a huge future threat to #privacy - you think #surveillance is bad now? you ain’t seen nothing yet…

NDI: Почти 80% опрошенных поддерживают членство Грузии в ЕС - well, at least one country whose patron saint is St George gets it…

Brexit party’s funding must be investigated, says Gordon Brown - we had an illegal referendum in 2016, vitiated by #brexiters’ law-breaking: do we really want an illegal election now?

MPs have a duty to pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal, says Hancock - what rubbish: MPs have a duty to scrutinise it and then do the best for the country, not just blindly accept it…

#BigPharma Companies Accused Of Conspiring To Inflate Prices Of Over 100 Generic Drugs By Up To 1000% - probably just a coincidence… #generics

Глава Адыгеи провел встречу с руководством Адыгэ - Хасэ - “Дня памяти и скорби по жертвам Кавказской войны XIX века” - best way to honour that event is to teach #circassian in all the region’s schools as a matter of course

100 Proofs that the Earth is a Globe - these are good; shameful we even need them…

В Адыгее обсудили подготовку к запуску самого мощного в стране ветропарка - great idea; do it

Pro- and anti-Brexit parties neck and neck in EU election, says poll - if @uklabour developed a spine & got off the fence, this would be overwhelmingly pro-EU…

Electoral Commission to visit Brexit party offices over funding concerns - that’s nice. probably have a cuppa while they’re there. but then what…?

“It’s time to recognise air pollution as an occupational health hazard” - “36,000 early deaths in the UK every year from ambient air pollution”

Racism on the rise since Brexit vote, nationwide study reveals - of course

Turkey seeks extradition of UK barrister over Twitter activity - wut???

Monday, 20 May 2019


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Labour panics as remain voters switch to Liberal Democrats - well, serves you right, @uklabour… #brexitchaos

Europe’s Greens ready to be kingmakers in EU elections - great news, their voice is indispensable at this critical moment in human history

BP pushed for Arctic drilling rights after Trump’s election - @BP_plc is an environmental criminal; it should be shut down

Israeli culture minister criticises Palestinian flags at Eurovision - if #israel is so frightened of a couple of tiny flags, shows it knows how deeply illegal its occupation of #palestine is

‘Future of Britain is in Europe,’ the Queen told Germany in 1988 - which means #brexiters are committing treason by trying to thwart the monarch’s will, no…?

Sunday, 19 May 2019


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US pastor runs network giving 50,000 Ugandans bleach-based ‘miracle cure’ - anti-science religion spreads ignorance and causes actual bodily harm to victims

The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves - bees are the bees knees (obvs); let’s save them

Police ask McDonald’s to halt milkshake sales during Farage rally - such a #2019 headline…

Why #5G is a huge future threat to #privacy - you may think it’s just a solution in search of a problem, but it’s something much worse… #surveillance

Saturday, 18 May 2019


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Baltic cod walloped as stocks crash - “The cod will try to spawn starting now in May and all that can be saved must be done now” #EndOverfishing

Trump takes war on abortion worldwide as policy cuts off funds - a criminal act; but solution is to refuse all US funding, and seek it elsewhere

After Five-Year Legal Battle, Top Judges Rule That The UK’s Spying Activities Can Be Challenged In Ordinary Courts - good news - but such hard work… #surveillance

Theresa May blames Labour divisions for collapse of Brexit talks - well, that’s a bit rich, tez…

Stop the nitpicking! This season of Game of Thrones is miraculous - FWIW, I think the analysis here is correct

US more anti-abortion than other developed countries - global poll - UK not too bad according to that table…

German parliament declares Israel boycott campaign antisemitic - germany losing its way on this, too... #BDS

@techdirt: Our Legal Dispute With Shiva Ayyadurai Is Now Over - “We are glad the lawsuit is done, but we now need to ask for your support”

Canadian Committee Publishes Ludicrous Fantasy Pretending To Be Copyright Reform Analysis - “The whole report is an utter joke.” truly #canada

S. Korean government to switch to #Linux: ministry - wow, this is massive if it all goes through as planned…

Thursday, 16 May 2019


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‘At Least One Million People in the Camps Full Time’: Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby - “#China appears to be intent on robbing the #Uyghur people of their ethnicity, of their religion” #xinjiang

Trump’s interior secretary: I haven’t ‘lost sleep’ over record CO2 levels - another selfish, stupid old man doesn’t care about the harms visited upon the young, because he won’t be around…

You can now buy a 1TB microSD memory card - that’s nice, but where’s my 1 petabyte microSD card…?

Judge Alsup Slams Patent Troll For Basically Everything - we need a few hundred more judges like him…

Canadian Parliamentary Report Proposes Tough Copyright Measures - it’s not “tough”, it’s totally biased and one-sided; appalling copyright maximalism - nothing for the public


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EU clean water laws under attack from industry lobbyists - confirms that mining, agriculture, hydropower and chemical industries are all deeply & inherently evil. never give them the benefit of the doubt. fight them.

Axon Hints It May Ruin A City’s Credit Rating For Cancelling Its Contract For Body Cam Footage Storage - such lovely people…

Mass grave in Poland embodies the violent beginning of the Bronze Age - amazing find

Heavy metals and harmful chemicals ‘poison Europe’s seas’ - well done us… <slow handclap/>

Israeli forces shoot 16 Palestinian protesters at Gaza frontier - just in time for #ESC2019 - how artistic

Copyright As Censorship: American Law Institute Uses Copyright To Stop Discussion Of Controversial Publication Prior To Vote - will become routine thanks to #article13/17

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


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WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after discovering spyware vulnerability - interesting that none of the @BBC news report I heard bothered to mention that it was an Israeli company - not russian, or chinese - behind the malware, pretty important fact

EU settlement scheme doesn’t work, say couple held at airport - this was utterly predictable, and will be a huge problem in years to come

Content emerges as new driver of Chinese e-commerce - “Chinese e-commerce giants pioneered the “shoppertainment” concept to combine the purchasing and entertaining experience.”

Good News! Indian State Saves Over $400 Million by Choosing Linux - great news #opensource

UN agency meets to tackle pollution and emissions by ships - long overdue: “if shipping were a country, it would be the sixth biggest in terms of emissions share” #ClimateCatastrophe

“This statement notifies Parliament of compliance risks MI5 identified and reported within certain technology environments used to store and analyse data, including material obtained under the Investigatory Powers Act.” -

Germany’s #AfD turns on Greta Thunberg as it embraces climate denial - my, but these people are evil; anyone voting for them really hates their own children

WhatsApp spyware attack was attempt to hack human rights data, says lawyer - lawyer “is involved in a civil case brought against the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group”

“Les plateformes de diffusion en ligne devront filtrer les publications mises en ligne pour s’assurer qu’elles ne contiennent pas des œuvres protégées” - French government admits it was lying all along… #article13/17

“extra layer of intended protection for press publishers is not matched by incentives for the platforms to carry press publishers’ content. Given the existing imbalance of power, it is likely to achieve the opposite of what is in-tended” - #article11

What We Learned Through NewsMatch Can Help All of Local News -

Adobe Warns Users Someone Else Might Sue Them For Using Old Versions Of Photoshop - "For years we’ve noted repeatedly how in the modern era you no longer truly own the things you buy. " important stuff

Jury awards $2b to California couple who say Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller gave them cancer - I predict buying #monsanto will destroy @Bayer…

Monday, 13 May 2019


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Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules - seems fair

How an Academic Journal Censored My Review on #Xinjiang - #china

John Oliver’s deep dive on the Green New Deal is an eye-opener - more good work by oliver

“Digital strip-searches”: police increasingly downloading everything from smartphones – including from crime victims - Smartphones are not just an element of our daily life, but a store of its essence. Routine downloads of their data is unacceptable.


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Poll surge for Farage sparks panic among Tories and Labour - shows utter folly of corbyn’s strategy: @uklabour losing both brexiters and those want to remain…

Octopus farming is ‘unethical and a threat to the food chain’ - this is like “farming” chimpanzees; our greed and cruelty knows no bounds

Thousands march in Cardiff calling for Welsh independence - “Demonstrators say Brexit and austerity have increased support for leaving the UK” can’t wait for welsh to become the official language there…

EU Quietly Ramps Up Preparations To Re-introduce Blanket Data Retention After Top Court Threw It Out In 2014 - prepare to fight for your privacy…

Protect solar system from mining ‘gold rush’, say scientists - “to ensure that humanity avoids a catastrophic future in which all of the resources within its reach are permanently used up.” good point, I missed that

Sunday, 12 May 2019


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Social media boycott ‘may be only way to protect children’ - or, you know, parents and schools could teach children how to use social media properly. just a thought…

Friday, 10 May 2019


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Germany blocking EU plans to stop spyware trade with dictators - yet more disappointing behaviour from #germany, fast becoming a serious EU baddie

Palestinians turn to EU to counter Kushner plan - US not an honest broker, EU should definitely step in #palestine

‘I like to operate’: #Bhutan's PM spends weekends as a surgeon - compare and contrast with UK’s utterly useless PM who can’t even do her main job, let alone save lives on the side

Apples Only For Apple: Apple Opposes A German Bicycle Path - @apple the bully…

Help us Save the Amazon! Anti-#Chevron Day, May 21 - classic abuse of #ISDS

Donald Tusk: chance of Brexit being cancelled could be 30% - what a pity corbyn won’t harness this growing movement to do so; @UKLabour is going to get hammered…

EU Quietly Ramps Up Preparations To Re-introduce Blanket #DataRetention After Top Court Threw It Out In 2014 - ecommerce directive also under threat #article13/17

Krebskranke US-Lehrerin muss für Vertretung zahlen - “und zwar 200 Dollar pro Tag” #murica

European election win would revive no-deal Brexit option - Farage - no it doesn’t; voting for a party without policies, led by someone who has reneged on his previous positions, is worthless and meaningless.

World-first brain surgery performed on endangered kākāpō parrot - #2019 strikes again - but at least they got the macrons in the headline…

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of #Facebook for #dataprotection failures - Zuck seems to live in another universe…

'Sicansíos!’: Geordie accent stumps Spanish Game of Thrones voice actors - interesting #linguistics

"if in 2016 European citizens were successfully cast as the people ahead of you in the queue at the GP surgery, over the last three years voters have realised that “the EU citizen is not taking an NHS bed from you – they’re standing by it, treating you”. -

Nearly all the world’s countries sign deal to prevent plastic waste – except US - I’m sorry, #murica, but you’re a disgrace…