Thursday, 31 October 2019


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.@creativecommons Job Posting: Open Policy Manager - pity; only looking for competence in two languages…

Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll - that’s good… #GE2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019


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No-deal Brexit means return of battery eggs, farmers’ union warns - is animal suffering what #brexiters voted for? it’s what they will probably get…

Batters said the NFU had begged the new environment secretary, Theresa Villiers, to think again about the final tariff schedule, but that all the minister was interested in was “leaving the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal”.

The fight to stop Nestlé from taking America’s water to sell in plastic bottles - obscene

#Uighur activist Ilham Tohti wins EU’s Sakharov Prize - great news; let’s hope it speeds his release from unjustified imprisonment by #china

UK Treasury on course to exceed this year’s deficit target by £16bn - “£27bn of spending “headroom” set aside by former chancellor Philip Hammond in March to cope with the costs of Brexit had evaporated” no money for #NHS, farmers etc

Michel Barnier tells UK: ignore EU regulatory standards at your peril - EU defending standards when UK government won’t…

Tuesday, 29 October 2019


ID card scandal deepens: Irish government vows to defy Data Protection Commission’s ruling against Public Services Card - #ireland #idcards

YouTubers band together to plant 20 million trees to fight climate change - more like this, please

Smartphones with wheels: how modern transportation brings new #privacy problems - it’s not getting easier, is it?

Former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker Chooses Encryption Over Backdoors - well, that’s good

Cherrypicker arrives to help rescue man dangling from Carlisle chimney - “Police say there has been no contact for some time with man stuck at top of 270ft structure” #2019 strikes again…

More Than 50 Federal Watchdogs Sign Letter Condemning OLC Decision That Allows White House Counsel To Unilaterally Block Whistleblower Reports -

Friday, 18 October 2019


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‘Betrayal? Ridiculous’: Northern Ireland ready to move on from #Brexit - a re-united Ireland clearly much closer now…

Brexit Vote: Please Write to Your MP Today - FWIW, here’s what I’ve just sent: it’s going to be close, so every vote counts, which means your emails will really matter too…

Brexit extension unavoidable if MPs reject deal, says Merkel - there is no need to rush this; text needs to be fully analysed before anyone thinks agreeing to it…

“I earned my spurs on the battlefield … and Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor,” Mattis said. - <applause/>

#Green surge expected in Swiss elections as climate concern grows - great to see people waking up; but time is running out… #climatecrisis

Florida GOP finally admits that maybe they shouldn’t have banned the phrase “climate change” after all - #climatecrisis

Thursday, 17 October 2019


‘Think of your family’: China threatens European citizens over Xinjiang protests - #china the global bully #turkestan #uyghurs

‘It’s a crisis, not a change’: the six Guardian language changes on climate matters - well done

The Ultimate Aim Of #China's 2016 Cybersecurity Law Is Now Clear: Nothing Digital Can Be Secret From The Authorities - not unexpected, but still astonishing

Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed’s population, study reveals - ban this destructive madness now

UK would lose £130bn in growth if Brexit deal passed, figures suggest - only £8000 for a family of four, no biggie…

EU leaves door open to #Brexit extension, in blow to Boris Johnson - “a senior EU official said that the leaders would follow events on Saturday, and reflect on the next steps if they were in a “different situation”.”

Tuesday, 15 October 2019


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One-third of car firms have cut jobs amid Brexit uncertainty - #brexit cast a terrible shadow from the future…

Boris Johnson ‘on brink of Brexit deal’ after border concessions - “The arrangement was rejected by Theresa May as a deal that no British prime minister could accept.” er, and the DUP…?

UK #renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter - UK doing quite well…but more needed fast

US green economy has 10 times more jobs than the fossil fuel industry - clearly needs to up its lobbying game…


Andy Serkis plays talking anus in fatberg prevention campaign - another great #2019 headline…

Britons in Europe face citizens’ rights ‘lottery’ in event of no deal - UK is of course to blame for #brexit mess, but I have to say EU countries aren’t exactly shining here…

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think - remember: anyone investing in #FossilFuels fuels is holding #strandedassets, and will lost massive amounts of money

#Divestment works – and one huge bank can lead the way - @eib must lead the way - we’re running out of time…

Sunday, 13 October 2019


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Sadiq Khan calls for Labour to back second referendum before election - if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me… #PeoplesVote

#Brexit the horror film: billboards mock government’s ‘get ready’ campaign - these are simply masterpieces of their art; well done, @ByDonkeys

Kurdish forces in Syria will no longer prioritise guarding Isis prisons - and really, who can blame them? trump has set back the fight against islamic state by about 10 years…he deserves a negative Noble peace prize…

Preserving #Bali’s Cultural & Literary History through the Palm Leaf Project - such great news; what would the world do without the @internetarchive?

Saturday, 12 October 2019


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It’s Time For The Academic World To See The Positive Side Of Negative Results - #openaccess on its own isn’t enough; other problems need solving

Friday, 11 October 2019


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We have all been cornered into a no-deal Brexit that will harm millions - there is no such thing as a “clean break” #brexit: it’s about as clean as tearing your fingers off, and without an anaesthetic…

#NHS doctor may leave UK over refusal of visa for mother - and this, people, is how we will lose thousands of the best minds thanks to #brexit bigotry

#Nissan: no-deal Brexit would jeopardise entire European business model - #brexiters doubtless sure that losing 30,000 jobs is a small price to pay for blue passports

Revealed: top UK thinktank spent decades undermining climate science - “Institute of Economic Affairs has links to 14 members of Boris Johnson’s cabinet” and won’t reveal which fossil fuel companies fund it, or how much: something to hide, it seems…

Thursday, 10 October 2019


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“EU may offer to extend Brexit talks to summer, despite PM’s insistence UK will leave on 31 October” - excellent gives us time to organise a People’s Vote…

Real time badger tracking shows culling could increase spread of TB - stop this cruel, expensive and ineffective #badgercull now

Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world - “It brings to light, in stunning clarity, Brexiters’ deluded political understanding of the UK’s place in the world.”

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions - but they don’t give a damn #climatecrisis

Brexit news latest: Britain against leaving EU as poll of polls says most now want to stay - pretty clear cut now; not even 48:52…

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


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Boris Johnson faces court challenge over no-deal Brexit from low-paid workers - keeping up the pressure

Why Navigation Apps, Working Properly, Can Make Traffic Flows Worse – And What To Do About It -

Thunderbird, Enigmail and OpenPGP - " future Thunderbird 78 release, planned for summer 2020, we will add built-in functionality for email encryption and digital signatures using the OpenPGP standard." great news

EU-Mercosur Abkommen: Gewinner sind Südamerikas Rinderbarone - “minimale wirtschaftliche Gewinne, dafür aber einen rasanten Anstieg der Fleischimporte sowie mehr Treibhausgasemissionen” madness; stop #mercosur now…

"demands for Northern Ireland to remain in a customs union made a deal look “essentially impossible, not just now but ever”. - johnson admits that we will never have a deal with the EU if he is in power. think about what that means… #brexitchaos

UK gov: “Organisations receiving personal data from the EU/EEA need to make alternative legal arrangements” - well, that wipes out vast swathes of the UK services industry at a stroke. well done, #brexiters

“other sectors will be more affected” with, for example, tariffs of 65% on boneless beef and 53% on fresh bone-in lamb. - no biggie, #amirite, UK farmers…?

The DOJ Is Conflating The Content Moderation Debate With The Encryption Debate: Don’t Let Them -

Boris Johnson failed to disclose meetings with Jennifer Arcuri in diary - “In total, #Arcuri’s companies were granted more than £126,000 in public money”

‘A masterpiece’: Norwich council houses win Stirling architecture prize - looks brilliant; should be the model for the rest of the country

Tuesday, 8 October 2019


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‘It’s like a death sentence’: retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcare - this is the reality of #brexit: pain, suffering, despair

Brexit secretary hints UK could rethink DUP veto on deal - “The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want”.

Leaked Brexit planning memo offers no new guidance for departing EU - “get ready for brexit”, they say - but won’t say what will happen, so people can’t prepare… #GetBrexitGone

Monday, 7 October 2019


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Boris Johnson faces ultimatum over Jennifer Arcuri messages - never a dull moment in Banana Brexit Britain…

The corrupt Brazilian prosecutors who locked up Lula now want to release him, to make him less sympathetic - #brazil #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil

“The coefficient of the static friction between Jacob and the armrest is 0.3 and between Jacob and the seat it is 0.4. Assuming that Jacob is infinitely thin and entirely rigid, calculate the minimum angle he can make with the bench without slipping.” -

Orangutans can play the kazoo – here’s what this tells us about speech evolution - another great reason not to exterminate them… #indonesia #palmoil

Counter-terror police running secret Prevent database - oh look: a secret police database. totally normal…

Sunday, 6 October 2019


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US diplomat’s wife leaves UK after becoming suspect in fatal road crash - US citizens above the law when abroad…

London police arrest Extinction Rebellion activists before protest - “So pita and pans are considered to be equipment that will be used to commit a crime; cushions too, apparently.” #ExtinctionRebellion

Saturday, 5 October 2019


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Boris Johnson will write to EU requesting article 50 extension, court told - hmm…maybe it’s a trap

Facebook exempts political ads from ban on making false claims - this is just an invitation to cummings to lie non-stop… shows why @facebook is the most dangerous company in the world - & needs to be broken up.

Web sites have a problem after top EU court rules that pre-ticked checkboxes for tracking #cookies aren’t valid for consent - well, that’s #awkward

Baby dies in UK prison after inmate ‘gives birth alone in cell’ - “Europe’s largest female prison, holding up to 557 inmates, & is operated by Sodexo Justice Services. Concerns have been raised previously about the care of prisoners.” close private prisons

Thursday, 3 October 2019


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Trump administration’s war on science has hit ‘crisis point’, experts warn - #murica, what are you doing?

Trump’s video taken off Twitter after band Nickelback complains - “The copyright removals stand in contrast to Twitter’s policy about Trump’s tweets, which specifically place the president above the law”, because copyright is sacred…

Floating garbage patches largely comprised of trash dumped off ships - another reason to regulate them


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Boris Johnson tells Tory conference: UK is ready for no-deal Brexit - remember this claim: it means that tories have to accept responsibility for the deaths and chaos that crash-out catastrophic #brexit will wreak…

Wednesday, 2 October 2019


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Welcome To A World Of 500-Megapixel Cameras, And Surveillance Systems Able To Zoom In On Small Objects A Kilometer Away - fab tech, awful #surveillance potential…

Boris Johnson dismisses leaked Irish border plans as ‘not quite right’ - meanwhile, Brits dismiss Boris Johnson as “not quite right”…

Dover could lose £1bn worth of trade a week under no deal, Tory fringe told - “Doug Bannister, the chief executive of Port of Dover, said the assumed drop in traffic would cut £1bn in trade every week.” #brexitchaos

Telcos And Rupert Murdoch Pushing Nonsense Story That Google Helping Keep Your Internet Activity More Private Is An Antitrust Violation -

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota’s Pro-Pipeline, Anti-First Amendment ‘Riot Boosting’ Law -

Revealed: Jennifer Arcuri got visa from scheme run by former Johnson official - whistleblower: “I could not understand why we were giving so much attention and extra funds to Innotech.”

Tuesday, 1 October 2019


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"Q: Do you know how the government will get around this law? I don’t expect you to tell me how.
Javid replies:
I think I do."

Revealed: Owen Paterson lobbied for firms he was paid to advise - “receives a total of £112,000 a year from the two firms, on top of his parliamentary salary of £79,000. He charges them £500 an hour.”

Boris Johnson will be dismissed by Queen if he tried to ignore court order to implement Benn Act, says Grieve - but that still leaves risk a “friendly” EU member state will refuse to accept extension, no?

EU imported $3bn worth of Brazilian beef from companies linked to deforestation - good work: “we want to share the data with other journalists” #BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil

“Snow Bunting, about the police response to Brexit; Kingfisher, about the impact on businesses; and Black Swan, which covers the worst-case scenario planning.” - oooh, Black Swan sounds like it’s going to be good…

€24bn in fossil fuel subsidies ‘a perverse incentive’ for shipping pollution -€24bn-fossil-fuel-subsidies-‘-perverse-incentive’-shipping-pollution end this madness now