Sunday, 30 June 2019


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Donald Trump praises Mohammed bin Salman for doing ‘spectacular job’ - that’s true - a spectacular job as a sadistic murderer of journalists… #KhashoggiMurder #SaudiArabia

London Bridge attack: Victims’ families criticise authorities for clearing MI5 and police - sadly, it is never going to be possible to stop every attack

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: ‘Hope is contagious’ - two great hopes for the future…

I felt the fear of abduction by China in Hong Kong. Appeasing Bejing has to stop - one of my favourite Chinese authors

Crazy #Copyright Suit Over Gigi Hadid Posting A Photo Of Herself To Instagram Shows Absurdity Inherent In Photo Copyrights - great analysis of interesting case

Friday, 28 June 2019


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Guest post: “Growing war on intellectual property, a threat to health for all” - it’s true, intellectual monopolies kill people - we should abolish them all

Russia criticised for ‘dumping’ trapped whales at sea - I wonder how many will die as a result…

Thursday, 27 June 2019


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HPV vaccine ‘offers chance’ of wiping out cervical cancer in rich countries - #vaccines work.

Faces of Protest: People who animate #Georgia now -

Japan says next British PM must not lead UK out of EU without deal - “Firms operating in UK likely to relocate in event of no-deal #Brexit, says foreign minister”

Theresa May: Swiss holidays brought home impact of climate crisis - little things can have a big impact

New Danish government puts climate change centre stage - “This represents a U-turn from the previous Conservative-led government that had dropped any climate target and initiatives” great news #denmark

It turns out planes are even worse for the climate than we thought - “All aircraft that burn fuels leave behind a trail of exhaust fumes and soot. At high altitudes, water vapour often condenses on the soot particles and freezes to form a cirrus cloud”

Edward Snowden used Bitcoin to buy servers for 2013 mass surveillance leak -

Partisan Gerrymandering Upheld by Supreme Court - this seems insane, but I’m a furriner, what do I know…?

#FreeDOS's Linux Roots - rather underappreciated #opensource project

Protests in Russia as sisters face jail for killing abusive father - “sisters were beaten almost daily by their father, who also forced them to perform sexual acts. He had physically abused them on the day of the fatal attack”

Alabama woman charged with manslaughter of unborn baby while actual shooter goes free - #murica

Eel smuggling arrests rise 50% in Europe-wide crackdown - that’s good, but more work needed


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Boris Johnson’s premiership could be an ‘opportunity for disaster’, warns ex-civil service chief - "Mr Johnson had put himself in the position of an escapologist who had put on a “straitjacket, padlocked the door and started the tap running”.

EU Intellectual Property Office Produces Dumbest Propaganda Film Ever, Pretending Without IP There Is No Creativity - yeah, tell that to shakespeare, rembrandt, mozart and a few million others…

No-deal #Brexit could trigger flurry of profit warnings, say accountants - get ready for the UK economy to collapse in panic sell-offs…

“Welsh government switched its position on #Brexit and committed itself to firmly arguing for a referendum and for the UK to remain in the EU” - “increases the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to commit the party to backing remain in a future referendum” #wales

Wednesday, 26 June 2019


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Toxic chemicals and risks to infants: what to know and what you can do - if only there were some kind of precautionary principle that #murica could apply here…

How Peru fell in love with a sea giant worth far more alive than dead - a model for other countries and species

‘Climate apartheid’: UN expert says human rights may not survive - IOW anyone who claims to care about human rights must act on the #climatecrisis

Jared Kushner’s economic blueprint for Palestinians faces boycott and derision - hardly a surprise…

The Impossible Burger shortage: Why it’s hard to find this meat-free burger - nice problem to have provided it doesn’t drag on too long

Canonical returning 32-bit Ubuntu Linux support after gaming uproar - good to see they admitted their error so quickly…

France loses landmark court case over air pollution - excellent; more cases needed

Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France - impressive how any climate change denialists can keep up their delusion in the face of this extreme weather, which is getting worse so rapidly

Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts - minister - hmm

Monday, 24 June 2019


Cartier, Bulgari and other luxury brands are flocking to WeChat - this is exactly what they will do when @facebook introduces #libra

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata - indeed, @spotify’s search engine for classical music is an utter disgrace

Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 - interesting move

Boris Johnson row: top Tory party donor joins calls for explanation - I think we are seeing that hiding behind the clown’s mask, there is nothing but a void…boris johnson just can’t hack it

Boris Johnson does speak to Steve Bannon, says Nigel Farage - is this the kind of person we want running this country?

China’s War on Coal in Seven Charts: Peak Coal is Not a Blip but a Trend - “What has gained at coal’s expense? Natural gas and renewables.”

'Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe - this is the price ordinary people must pay for feeble and inadequate action on the #climatecrisis; people will die as a result of #globalwarming

Tories warn of government collapse if Boris Johnson pursues no-deal Brexit - never a dull moment these days…

#Australia Says Media Companies Can Be Sued Over User Comments On Facebook -

I was Boris Johnson’s boss: he is utterly unfit to be prime minister - “Corbyn is far more honest, but harbours his own extravagant delusions. He may yet prove to be the only possible Labour leader whom Johnson can defeat in a general election.”

Saturday, 22 June 2019


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Continental Europe braced for ‘potentially dangerous’ heatwave - if only there were some scientifically-rigorous, over-arching explanation for this extreme weather…

Canada becomes first G7 country to ban shark fin imports - other countries should follow suit

Thursday, 20 June 2019


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Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040 - just a tiny fraction of the costs of the #climatecrisis. we’re talking many trillions. but by all means, pretend it’s not happening…

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds - time the rest of the world took action against these rogue states, no…?

Trump aims to force open UK/EU markets to GMOs – within 120 days - the EU will tell him to get lost; the UK will just bend over. well done, #brexiters, you voted for this…

Thousands petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime’s Good Omens - not the sharpest knives in the drawer…

Ivanka Trump’s 2020 tweet violated Hatch Act, watchdog says - and absolutely nothing will happen as a result…

Facebook usage has collapsed since scandals, data shows - well, look at that…

A Jerusalem hospital where Palestinian babies die alone - what a heartbreaking symbol of #israel's unrelenting cruelty to children in #palestine

Antigua: sprawling ‘Chinese colony’ plan across marine reserve ignites opposition - chinese destroying other people’s environment for profit, yet again…

Wednesday, 19 June 2019


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The Copyright Fights Over The Australian Aborigine Flag Continue To Demonstrate Copyright Insanity -

#India's 6th largest city just ran out of water - a glimpse of the future for many #climatecrisis

Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland - I beg your pardon…?

Can planting billions of trees save the planet? - well, they will certainly help. we need billions and billions of trees to be planted quickly…

‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for #Khashoggi killing – UN report - “Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated over journalist’s murder, says report”

One million EU citizens were deprived of vote in UK’s European elections - disgraceful; likely to have had a big impact on the results

Tuesday, 18 June 2019


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Polish Government’s Legal Challenge To EU Copyright Directive’s #Article13/17 Remains Shrouded In Mystery, But Details May Not Matter - never say never…

NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting - amazing pix

UK led towards no-deal Brexit by untruthful elite, says ex-EU envoy - " in what he described as an act of “economic lunacy”

Content Moderation Is Impossible: You Can’t Expect Moderators To Understand Satire Or Irony - algorithms for upload filters will be even worse #article13/17

WhatsApp spyware: UK firm promises new ‘respect for human rights’ following allegations - yeah, right, sure…

Monday, 17 June 2019


India heatwave: rain brings respite for some but death toll rises - sadly, this is the #climatecrisis future for many parts of the world. temperatures and deaths will soar even higher…

Jagendra Singh: the Indian journalist burned to death - “Singh wrote a social media post about the threats he believed he faced for investigating sand mining in northern India.” awful

#Huawei Now Using Patent Claims To Demand $1 Billion From Verizon, As The US Tries To Chase Huawei Out Of The US Market - well, that was predictable…

Please Donate 78rpm Records to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project - great idea from great project

Friday, 7 June 2019


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UK official in charge of #Brexit border plans resigns - "earlier this year said there were no magic technological solutions for preventing a hard border with Ireland in the event of no deal."

How many more will die in US heatwaves as world warms? - many, and unnecessarily

Cruise ships poisoning port cities as much as cars – new data reveals - outrageous that cruise ships still getting away with this

Rat brains provide even more evidence our brains operate near tipping point - fascinating stuff

No ‘Novoland’: This Really Is a Tough Year for Chinese Costume Dramas - insane: $72million, 55-episode series cancelled *20 minutes* before 1st episode due to air…

Russia Says it Will Soon Begin Blocking Major #VPNs - not good

What do the American negotiating objectives mean for a future US-UK trade deal? - basically: bend over and enjoy it... #NHS #chlorinechicken #hormonebeef

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what next? - the first year was just a warm up; now #GDPR get serious…


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AFP signals journalists could face charges for publishing secrets - bad stuff happening in #australia #censorship

"Donnie wasn’t a total bust: the photo he posted of him and his [trump] siblings in the Churchill War Rooms was a real insight for those who ever wondered what Britain would have looked like if the Nazis had won the war." -

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget - "
As much as 21% of the proposed budget will be devoted to climate change issues." long overdue

Facebook's Triple Woes Over Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal - "There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy," on Facebook or any other social media site, says Facebook's lawyer Orin Snyder. so now you know.

Robert Downey Jr. launches a coalition to clean up the earth using AI and robots -

Secret footage exposes abuse of calves at Coca-Cola affiliated dairy farm - "young dairy calves being kicked, violently thrown, having their heads stamped into the ground and suffering from heat exposure" appalling

Wednesday, 5 June 2019


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New Study Shows That All This Ad Targeting Doesn't Work That Well - hugely important "We still hope that sooner or later advertisers realize that they're getting scammed by the ad companies promising miracles"

#Facebook, Not Microsoft, Is the Main Threat to #OpenSource - and it's not going to be easy to tackle this…

Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US is 'clean' on climate change - to charles's credit that he at least tried... #climatecrisis

Manufactured Goods industry would be hit the hardest by a no-deal #Brexit "gross value of the industry would decrease by 12% over next 15 years."

'Great views! Booze!': Is London ready for its biggest ever party boat? - interesting, raises a number of issues

Interpol makes public appeal in hunt for most wanted eco-criminals - spread the word…

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister - so, how long before he resigns over this...? #KuToo運動

As Germany Floats The Idea Of Encryption Backdoors, Facebook May Already Be Planning To Undermine Its Own Encryption - this is not good

Public concern over environment reaches record high in UK - good - now let's act to protect it - and us

Trump visit avoids major pitfalls despite usual blunders - indeed; the queen's practised dignity and the d-day commemoration helped…

Tuesday, 4 June 2019


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Thirty years on from Tiananmen: unpublished pictures of the student movement - some amazing pix here #Tiananmen30

"President tweets that ‘big trade deal is possible once UK gets rid of the shackles’ - "shackes" are health and safety regulations, and environmental protections; post-#brexit, UK will be a 3rd-world country

#Facebook Fails To Block EU Court Case That Could Rule Against Most Transatlantic Data Flows - potentially huge decision in the offing.. #privacyshield #surveillance

Marine ‘gold rush’: demand for shark fin soup drives decimation of fish - such greed and stupidity; #china getting better, but #hongkong, #macao & #taiwan bad

#Facebook, Not Microsoft, Is the Main Threat to #OpenSource - and it's not going to be easy to tackle…

How The Guardian grew its premium app offering - "Today The Guardian generates more income from readers than advertisers" #journalism #newspapers

Watch an AI-generated human face become monstrous as its neural network decays - nope nope nope

EU gives Nigel Farage 24 hours to explain Arron Banks funds -


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‘They are amazed’: New York City sees extraordinary leap in whale sightings - “Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act that have mopped up pollution flowing from the Hudson River and helped safeguard humpbacks from direct harm.” good news for a change

"Asked if he would be willing to meet the London mayor, Trump replied: “No, I don’t think much of him. I think that he’s the twin of [the New York City mayor Bill] de Blasio, except shorter.” - trump acts and talks like petulant six-year-old child

Experts urge Theresa May to confront Trump over climate crisis - "an opportunity for the prime minister to challenge the president’s reckless approach and advance the UK’s reputation as an international leader on climate change"

#Brexit 'may bar UK scientists from €100bn EU research fund' - "exclusion would see the UK drop out of the top tier of research nations" of course, that's what #brexit does to everything - makes us smaller, weaker, with less sovereignty

German Officials Think German Citizens Need Less Security, More Encryption Backdoors - how about nein?

Resurgent Greens find they can set agenda in German politics - excellent news #GreenWave

Sunday, 2 June 2019


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‘We’ve only just started’: 1 year into GDPR, ad industry braces for more fines - a reminder: #GDPR is very young, and its contours still being defined. it’s too early to pass judgement…

Donald Trump is like a 20th-century fascist, says Sadiq Khan - @SadiqKhan tells it as it is, while #brexiters humiliate UK by grovelling before their new lord…

Donald Trump denies calling Meghan ‘nasty’ despite audio recording - he can’t stop lying, even when there’s clear evidence of his lies…

US wants access to #NHS in post-Brexit deal, says Trump ally - "complaints about US food standards were ill-informed. “It’s completely safe." - it most certainly isn't, as US gov admits: #dirtymeat

Mitschnitt belegt, wie Trump Herzogin Meghan “fies” nennt - “Donald Trump fordert eine Entschuldigung der Medien: Sie hätten erfunden, dass er Herzogin Meghan als fies bezeichnet hat. Doch die Aussage gibt es auf Band.”

As London braces for Trump’s arrival, Sky News makes hilarious use of the baby blimp -

Trump to land in UK amid rising anger over trade demands - “UK would need to allow US agricultural products, including #chlorinatedchicken, on to the UK market as part of any post-Brexit trade deal, as well as US private sector involvement in the #NHS.”


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How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000? - cheap at twice the price

General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what has it done? - more than you might think... #GDPR #privacy

Trump is no friend to Britain: time to give him and his foreign policy the heave-ho - “In all of this, the vaunted “special relationship” has been of little use in mitigating behaviour that is destructive of what used to be called shared values.” bin it.

Saturday, 1 June 2019


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Israel to auction prefab classrooms donated by EU to Palestinians - stealing from the poorest of the poor - classy, #israel, very classy…

Elton John: 'I am a European – not a stupid, imperialist English idiot' - "I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart". Bravo.

This Is Why We Can't Have Fun Things: The Copyright Dispute Over Lord Buckethead's UK Political Career - ridiculous that the mighty @LordBuckethead has to suffer this indignity…

Madrid set to become first European city to scrap low-emissions zone - new right-wing mayor actively wants children to die unnecessarily from horrible lung diseases…

Oversharing: how Napster nearly killed the music industry - crass, simplistic analysis: the music industry nearly killed itself by fighting, not embracing the digital revolution exemplified by napster…

Large expansion to ‘blue belt’ of UK’s protected marine areas announced - credit to Gove for doing this, but we need full no-take for the protected areas, and real enforcement of that

How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000? - cheap at twice the price…

Why Is The US Government Letting #BigPharma Charge Insane Prices On Patents The US Owns? - this insanity costs lives; it must stop