Sunday, 31 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160730 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Theresa May pledges £33m boost for fight against slavery in Britain - interesting and laudable move

Police in French priest murder case investigate messaging app link - once again, shows #crypto not a problem

Local reporter Sally Murrer: 'Police surveillance destroyed my life, snooper's charter absolutely terrifies me' –

Netanyahu criticises European ‘support’ for anti-#Israel groups - non-violent boycotts are perfectly acceptable

Saturday, 30 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160729 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

New Zealand schoolgirls skip class because they can't afford sanitary items - appalling; probably happens in UK too

Friday, 29 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160728 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal - amazing how little attention has received in West

Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of normal humans - so that's Mars off the holiday list

Use #VPN or proxy in the United Arab Emirates, risk a £400K fine or prison - will make online life less secure there

#Tibet: Chinas Bulldozer fahren in buddhistischer Stätte auf - blatant bullying & vandalism by #china

Transatlantic NGO alliance proposes new rules for food safety and trade - v interesting move #TTIP

Farmers are most worried about the ramifications of #TTIP - they should be, they are the sacrificial lamb here #ie

‘I was three, making the journey alone’: Ursula Kantorowicz travels on the Kindertransport, 1939 - incredible

Thursday, 28 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160727 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Privatisation has damaged the economy, says ACCC chief  - and he's right...

British economy begins to show signs of post-#Brexit slowdown - what the @dailyexpressuk daren't tell its readers

'Wish I Had The Power' To Hack Enemies' Emails, Says Man Very Close To Having Such Power –

Merkel says #TTIP trade deal "absolutely right and important" - she's right, it is - for corporates

Ford considers closing factories and raising prices in Europe in wake of #Brexit

Antoine Agoudjian's best photograph: an Armenian man dances for his lost son - #am

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160726 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Chinese electronics firm LeEco will acquire TV maker Vizio for $2 billion - another interesting move from #china

Irish public wants referendum on #TTIP - poll - getting interesting in #Ireland...

#Huawei and GE team up to power industrial IoT - yet more chinese moves...

Hungarian prime minister says migrants are 'poison' and 'not needed' - er, Hungarians were migrants too, you know?

Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree - fascinating stuff

Entire website blackholed over one allegedly plagiarised story - banning Baku background backups #az #ru

EU appoints chief Brexit negotiator but says he won't speak to UK until Art 50 triggered - #awkward (v @Asher_Wolf)

This Is What It Was Like To Take Part In The Failed Turkish Coup, In The Words Of The Plotters - #turkey

biggest threat to the future of the Olympic Games - solution is obvious: pay Greece to hold them permanently

No one told me to ‘go home’ for 16 years. Then we voted for #Brexit  - this is reality, despite apologists' denials

Mexican village uses fireflies to halt deforestation by local logging industry - rare example of good news

Tuesday, 26 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160725 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Nonagenarian model citizen wants secret #surveillance data on him deleted - what a hero

The Internet Of Things Is a Security And Privacy Dumpster Fire And The Check Is About To Come Due - yup; great stuff

Monday, 25 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160724 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Mass killing of elephants: Will the EU go on turning a blind  eye? - appalling stance by @EU_Commission – shame

Researchers Who Exposed #VW Gain Little Reward From Success - NB not US gov that spotted this, but indy researchers

A massive trade in services deal is running into roadblocks from the European Union - #TISA in trouble, like #TTIP

"Wir wollen kein #TTIP um jeden Preis" - "Private Schiedsgerichte ... wird es mit uns nicht  geben"

#China orders top Internet firms Sina, Tencent to halt original news reporting - more bad stuff #censorship

Official: #Yahoo snapped up by Verizon in £3.7 billion deal - sad end...

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in #climatechange battle - kudos to #China; but to be undone by Trump...?

Verizon Buys Yahoo In $4.8 Billion Attempt To Bore The Internet To Death - ha! great headline

Sunday, 24 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160723 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

EU considers migration ‘emergency brake’ for UK for up to seven years - hmmm, not sure how that would work, but hey

Trump: EU was formed 'to beat the US at making money' - sounds like a good reason to be a member...

Dover port delays: families stuck on roads told chaos will last until Monday - a reminder of what borders can do

Saturday, 23 July 2016


Isis claims responsibility for Kabul fatal bomb attack on Hazara protesters - NB: muslim victims again...

Kaine comes out against Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal - important shift from just earlier this week #TPP

Huge toxic algae bloom sickens >100 in Utah amid heatwave - so, maybe time to address those environmental problems

Erasmus scheme may exclude British students after Brexit - another mighty victory achieved by #brexiters

As Trump backers praise Brexit, UK and US are nations united in rage - Dark Ages 2.0

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160720 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Why untangling UK industry from Europe may be 'impossible' - some seem to think "complicated" can just be ignored

Julia Reda MEP discusses the harmonisation of #copyright law, IP enforcement and #Brexit - and does so well...

Florida police shoot black man lying down with arms in air - I am astonished at forbearance of the black community

Just As We Warned: A Chinese Tech Giant Goes On The Patent Attack -- In East Texas - #china

Ed Snowden and Andrew "bunnie" Huang announce a malware-detecting smartphone case - exciting

US eyes quick post-#Brexit trade deal with UK to get stalled #TTIP moving - likely to have #ISDS red in tooth & claw

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160719 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Hottest June marks 14th month of record-breaking temperatures - when do denialists wake up? when they're on fire?

Boris Johnson grilled over past ‘outright lies’ at uneasy press conference - journos must do this at every presser

'World’s saddest polar bear' exhibited in Chinese shopping centre - disgraceful animal abuse in #china

Google, Microsoft can’t be forced to censor “torrent“ searches, Paris court rules -

Ceta erlaubt Klagen gegen öffentliche Versorger in Deutschland - bad #CETA

Chinese Electronics Retailers Join Forces For E-commerce Push - interesting move #china

Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices - "freely-accessible royalty-free, unencumbered hardware standard"

"Scottish plans to somehow remain in the EU despite the UK’s Leave vote were “impracticable”. - independence, then?

Referendum on Irish reunification is a ‘possibility’ after #Brexit - so that's Scotland, NI...not much UK left

Reducing Adobe Flash Usage in Firefox - can't happen too quickly

Turkey Blocks Wikileaks After It Dumps Nearly 300,000 Turkish Gov't Emails - question is: what's in them?

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160718 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK’s #DRIPA spy law is legal if safeguards in place, says top EU court advisor - #IPBill

Philippines won't honour UN climate deal, says president - well, the typhoons smashing your country won't care, mate

Security in-a-Box - "instructions to help you install and use the most essential digital security sw & services."

Monster shark fishing tournaments face growing pressure to reform - bunch of egoistical barbarians

"risk that the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU could prove to be worse than expected" - #brexit

Theresa May wrong to pass spy law, and DRIPA opinion proves it—MP says - AG opinion stronger than thought #IPBill

The Importance of Following Community-Oriented Principles in GPL Enforcement Work - "always seek compliance"

Monday, 18 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160717 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal - just the start for UK's downward spiral

#Trident vote is a contemptible trick - wasting money we don't have on something we don't control, & could never use

"We could have led on the Digital Single Market, but instead we will be having to follow." - #WellDoneBrexiters

Turkish president uses FaceTime to call people out onto streets during coup - interesting times #TurkeyCoupAttempt

Kerry to embark on EU roadshow to promote #TTIP - oh, yeah, that'll work...

New trade deals legalise corporate theft, make farmers’ seeds illegal - #TPP #RCEP


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160716 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Inside The Playlist Factory - excellent analysis of rise and role of playlists in modern life

Abuse victim ‘appalled at intimidation’ by church - ah, #christianity, all love & forgiveness...

A hard truth for Leave voters: #Brexit means big government - bad luck, you were had, if you thought otherwise

Micheál Martin says Ireland could see 'reunification referendum' - if only someone had foreseen this; oh, wait...

Sunday, 17 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160715 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

US Navy banned from using sonar that harms dolphins and walruses - at last

Saturday, 16 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160714 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP: #Australia wants to steal US medicine patents, Senator Orrin Hatch says - the man's absurd

Leadsom vows to continue with UK's climate commitments - from last week; let's hope she means it

Air pollution causes wrinkles and premature ageing, new research shows - another reason to sort #london's problem

How the #TTIP Could Make Ethical Meat Harder to Find - bring on the mega-factory farms...bring on animal suffering

#TTIP: EU-US trade deal faces major challenges - if even the @BBC notices, it must be bad...

EU-US negotiators falter to make decisive progress on #TTIP, destabilised by Brexit - text "by the end of September"

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160713 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Critics attack “shameful” culture MEPs vote on disabled access to digital services - what???

Did #TTIP push the EU to scrap precaution on endocrine disruptors? - have a guess... #precautionaryprinciple

Corporate Meat's Takeover through #TTIP - bad for us, awful for the environment


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160712 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Theresa May, the UK’s spy queen and new prime minister - will it now be easier or harder for #IPBill to pass?

Goodwin Sands SOS - Stop the Dredge! - sorry, URL doesn't work in last tweet; pl. use this

Watch out, Theresa May! Max Schrems is coming for your planned spy law - this is hugely important #brexit #IPBill

Liveblog - Was passiert gerade bei der 14. Verhandlungsrunde zu #TTIP in Brüssel? - good stuff, well-worth reading

After #Brexit, Achieving Trade Justice For All - not going to be easy, au contraire...

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests - madness

France Might Allow NGOs To Sell Public Domain Seeds To Non-Commercial Buyers. Might? - weird

#TTIP proposal casts doubt on G20 climate pledge, leaked EU doc shows - oh, look: another betrayal by @EU_Commission

Misuse of CC-licensed photo leads to apologies, recovery of legal costs - #CC does not mean #PD

Action to cut food waste gains momentum across Europe - makes a lot of sense; let's do it

Bad hair days for François Hollande over €10,000 coiffeur bill - can't think why...

Dan Bull Theresa May rap - bit short, but some nice touches

Study launch: The EU can achieve data protection-proof trade agreements - but will it? #TTIP #CETA #TISA

A massive heat wave is poised to envelop the U.S. from coast to coast next week - strange, I can't think why

Good News: Carla Hayden Easily Approved As The New Librarian Of Congress - big #openaccess supporter too, I believe

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160711 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Europe: Stop the #elephant slaughter! - outrageously stupid behaviour by @EU_Commission  pl. sign epetition #ivory

#Brexit aftershock: British researchers already being dropped from EU projects - & so it begins…

Israeli settlements: EU fails to act on its diplomats' report - spinelessness

UK has Entered Recession say Barclays - well, should lower our carbon emissions, at least (v @NafeezAhmed)#brexit

#Brexit could take up to six years to complete, says Philip Hammond - at least, matey....

“It is clear that there can be no better deal with EU than EU membership” - president of the European parliament -

Designing a knowledge commons for academic publishing - useful way of looking at things #openaccess

Bernie Sanders officially endorses Hillary Clinton for president - so who will be her VP choice?

New Orion image hints at a wealth of Earth-sized planets awaiting discovery - exciting; let's cancel wars & do this

Monday, 11 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160710 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

In the US, #Brexit has become a shorthand for ‘Sorry your country failed’ - "Brexit has broken Brand Britain."

the battle to outpace hackers in the cyber race - if a 15-year-old can break in to your network, it's your fault

The Israelis and Palestinians who work together in peace - this is great to see #israel #palestine

"subjecting all travellers entering and leaving the EU to mandatory fingerprint checks and facial scans" - #brexit

#TTIP leak rebuts EU pledge to tackle #climatechange, say green activists - so much for sustainability

Commission asked to crack down on YouTube, Spotify, Netflix in #copyright bill - whiny whiners whine again...

A dwarf planet half the size of Britain has been found tumbling through space - AKA post-#brexit UK, lost in space

FOSSA - Now we need feedback by the real experts - "to increase security of Free Software used by EU institutions"

Sunday, 10 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160709 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

NBC Universal Scores Patent to Detect and Target Pirates - could circumvent using automatic spawning of mini-swarms

Saturday, 9 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160708 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Activists Cheer EU's 'Right To Explanation' For Algorithmic Decisions, How Will It Work When Nothing To Explain? -

Westphalexit - interesting analysis in the wake of the #brexit fiasco, especially for londoners...

Friday, 8 July 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160707 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK’s secret, ongoing mass surveillance rigorously frisked by watchdog - no info, no limits, no oversight, no nothing

#Brexit causes resurgence in pro-EU leanings across continent - learning from our self-harming blunders...

thought #TTIP was dead? With Brexit we’ll get same thing, on steroids - people were wrong if they thought otherwise