Monday, 16 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180715.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British cave diver considering legal action after ‘pedo’ attack by Elon Musk - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/16/british-diver-in-thai-cave-rescue-stunned-after-attack-by-elon-musk the mask of the republican-loving musk has definitively fallen…

Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online #Privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/dark-patterns-how-tech-companies-use-interface-design-to-undermine-online-privacy/ a serious, if subtle, problem

Theresa May ready to cave in to hardline Brexiters' demands - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/16/theresa-may-ready-cave-in-hardline-brexiters-custom... who's the leader here? - certainly not may…


Guy In Charge Of Pushing Draconian EU Copyright Directive, Evasive About His Own Use Of Copyright Protected Images - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180713/09343640236/guy-charge-pushing-draconian-eu-copyright-directive-evasive-about-his-own-use-copyright-protected-images.shtml /cc @doctorow #copyrightdirective #article13

The MEP behind Europe’s proposed copyright censorship proposal can’t explain all the copyrighted images in his social media - https://boingboing.net/2018/07/16/axel-voss-serial-infringer.html #article13 #copyrightdirective





Sunday, 15 July 2018

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Dark Patterns: How Tech Companies Use Interface Design to Undermine Online #Privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/dark-patterns-how-tech-companies-use-interface-design-to-undermine-online-privacy/ subtle & serious stuff

#Israel in turmoil over bill allowing Jews and Arabs to be segregated - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/15/israel-turmoil-bill-allowing-jews-arabs-segregated if only there were some word to describe this kind of thing…


Saturday, 14 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180712.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

How to Use Private Internet Access and Tor: Tor over VPN or VPN over Tor? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/how-to-use-private-internet-access-and-tor-tor-over-vpn-or-vpn-over-tor/ good question; and the answer is…

US indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails during the 2016 election - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/russia-indictments-latest-news-hacking-dnc-charges-trump-department-justice-rod-rosenstein almost sounds as if russia had something to do with it…

“This week an Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur hf, caused uproar when it was revealed that it had killed a blue whale.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/13/killing-blue-whale-disconnected-nature-sea-ignorance selfish scum. #iceland


Thursday, 12 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180711.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Usos justos para el futuro. Entrevista con Delia Browne, por Glyn Moody. - https://karisma.org.co/usos-justos-para-el-futuro-entrevista-con-delia-browne-por-glynn-moody/ " el derecho de autor no está ahí para proteger una industria obsoleta o moribunda"

A FOSTA Of One’s Own: UK Parliament Members Looking To Punish Websites, Push Traffickers Underground - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180708/09392540198/fosta-ones-own-uk-parliament-members-looking-to-punish-websites-push-traffickers-underground.shtml this is doubly stupid: we know from the US it’s doesn’t achieve its stated goals


Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/12/ireland-becomes-worlds-first-country-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels great; others should follow its example #Divestment

Ötzi’s last supper: mummified hunter’s final meal revealed - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/12/otzis-last-supper-mummified-hunters-final-meal-revealed no peace for Ötzi


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180710.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Rise of Italian populist parties buoys anti-vaccine movement - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/rise-of-italian-populist-parties-buoys-anti-vaccine-movement idioti

Britons have overwhelmingly negative view of Trump, with most thinking he makes world more dangerous, poll suggests - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/jul/11/brexit-pmqs-nato-summit-trump-may-eu-countries-reimburse-us-for-defence-costs-trump-intensifies-criticism-of-nato-politics-live?page=with:block-5b45d597e4b0f86cea74734b#block-5b45d597e4b0f86cea74734b

‘Evil, exploitative and sick’: Sarah Palin says Sacha Baron Cohen duped her - https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jul/11/evil-exploitative-sick-sarah-palin-duped-sacha-baron-cohen ‘Evil, exploitative and sick’ - no, that’s you, Sarah: https://www.thedodo.com/sarah-palin-animal-villain-999374582.html

Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin jailed after ‘show trial’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/china-chinese-dissident-qin-yongmin-jailed-democracy-activist so the Chinese government is frightened of one man? can’t be very “strong and stable”, can it…? #china


Buddhist group leader steps down over sexual assault claims - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/shambhala-buddhist-group-leader-steps-down-over-sexual-assault-claims so which insect will he be coming back as…?


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180709.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Elsevier Will Monitor Open Science In EU Using Measurement System That Favors Its Own Titles - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180706/09314440182/elsevier-will-monitor-open-science-eu-using-measurement-system-that-favors-own-titles.shtml serious conflict of interests here #metrics

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 900,000 have signed now - let’s get it to a million… #copyrightdirective #article13

SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh Bought Verizon’s Silly Argument That Breaking Net Neutrality Is A 1st Amendment Right - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180710/08061140209/scotus-nominee-kavanaugh-bought-verizons-silly-argument-that-breaking-net-neutrality-is-1st-amendment-right.shtml not good



Fake News Is A Meaningless Term, And Our Obsession Over It Continues To Harm Actual News - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180627/17123840122/fake-news-is-meaningless-term-our-obsession-over-it-continues-to-harm-actual-news.shtml agreed: pl. don’t use it or spread it except to debunk it…


Monday, 9 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180708_8.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Inside #China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/business/china-surveillance-technology.html “The whole point is that people don’t know if they’re being monitored, and that uncertainty makes people more obedient” #surveillance

David Davis: ‘I wouldn’t have done a good job’ of delivering May’s Brexit plan - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2018/jul/09/david-davis-resigns-as-brexit-secretary-live-updates you didn’t, David, you didn’t… #brexitshambles

Donald Trump to face ‘carnival of resistance’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/09/donald-trump-to-face-carnival-of-resistance lots of great stuff

Raab appointed new #Brexit secretary in UK cabinet reshuffle - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/09/dominic-raab-appointed-new-brexit-secretary-in-uk-cabinet-reshuffle “some of his past gaffes could come back to haunt him, including once branding feminists “obnoxious bigots” in 2011.”

One in three fish caught never makes it to the plate – UN report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/09/one-in-three-fish-caught-never-makes-it-to-the-plate-un-report madness

Trump UK visit: police to mobilise in numbers not seen since 2011 riots - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/09/trump-uk-visit-police-to-mobilise-in-numbers-not-seen-since-2011-riot-protests what an utter waste of money; tell him not to com…




given the #brexitshambles that grows by the hour, now might be a good time to sign this petition, calling for a vote on whatever emerges: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition

May’s plan ‘sticks in the throat’, says Boris Johnson as he resigns over Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/09/boris-johnson-resigns-as-foreign-secretary-brexit well, we can dream…




Sunday, 8 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180707.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of #copyright infringement - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/tv-addons-legal-battle-against-canadian-media-giants-demonstrates-severe-consequences-facing-developers-accused-of-copyright-infringement/

‘Gun rights are human rights’: pro-gun rally counters gun control movement - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/08/march-4-our-rights-pro-gun-rally-los-angeles er, no, they’re not, actually: that line of argument is as stupid as saying that “explosive rights are human rights”…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180706.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page



Saturday, 7 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180705.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Let’s bring water into public ownership - https://weownit.org.uk/act-now/lets-bring-water-public-ownership water supply is a natural monopoly: it must never be privatised


Government has no clue how to execute Brexit without harm – Airbus chief - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/06/government-has-no-clue-how-to-execute-brexit-without-harm-airbus-chief yeah, I noticed that, too… #brexitshambles


Donald Trump to almost entirely avoid London during UK visit - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/06/donald-trump-to-avoid-london-during-uk-visit #TrumpBaby is scared of #london - quite right, too, he’s not wanted here



Thursday, 5 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180704.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong #article13. please ring your MEPs - contax here: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/map.html

ES autorių teisių „reforma“ dinozaurams ir kolūkiečiams - http://kiskis.eu/es-autoriu-teisiu-reforma/ “Europe is once again being misled by the copying of the copyright flag. If you are a European citizen who is not, it’s time for new rallies against such false reforms .” #lt #copyrightdirective

UK.gov IT projects that are failing: Verify. Border control. 4G for blue-light services. We can go on - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/04/ipa_report_home_office_projects_undeliverable_and_risky/ & yet #brexiters think that sprinkling tech pixie dust will solve UK border problems???

YouTube and Facebook could escape billions in copyright payouts after EU vote - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/05/youtube-could-escape-billions-in-copyright-payouts-after-eu-vote why is the @guardian so utterly clueless on this topic? this is the third rubbish report on the topic in recent days… #copyrightdirective

Oxford Street pedestrianisation plan ‘off the table for good’, Westminster Council announces - https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/plans-to-pedestrianise-oxford-street-off-the-table-for-good-westminster-council-announces-a3858181.html high-handed, anti-democratic move by Westminster Council #lunnon

German businesses ‘reluctant’ to invest in UK over Brexit uncertainty - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/05/german-businesses-reluctant-to-invest-in-uk-over-brexit-uncertainty but remember: they need us more than we need them… #brexitshambles


Two amputations a week: the cost of working in a US meat plant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/05/amputations-serious-injuries-us-meat-industry-plant another reason why we don’t want to be forced to accept US working practices in our farms… #brexit

Trump to be met by protests at each stage of UK visit - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/05/donald-trump-to-be-met-by-protests-at-each-stage-of-uk-visit “‘Angry Trump baby balloon’ mascot for London action”

Scott Pruitt resigns: Trump’s scandal-ridden EPA chief steps down - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/05/scott-pruitt-resigns-epa-trump-latest-news-resignation it’s been a good day today, what with #copyrightdirective, #privacyshield, #TrumpBabyBlimp and now this…

The Death Of Google Reader And The Rise Of Silos - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180701/23570540149/death-google-reader-rise-silos.shtml I find @feedly is a good substitute…


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180703.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Parliament’s Legislative Affairs Committee Is Now Misleading Members Of Parliament In Effort To Fundamentally Alter The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/16343340172/eu-parliaments-legislative-affairs-committee-is-now-misleading-members-parliament-effort-to-fundamentally-alter-internet.shtml #JURI's misinformation revealed by @mmasnick #copyrightdirective

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 735,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

Wikipedia goes dark in Spanish, Italian ahead of key EU vote on copyright - https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/04/wikipedia-goes-dark-in-spanish-italian-ahead-of-key-eu-vote-on-copyright/ dark times are coming if #copyrightdirective goes through in current form

Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is so desperate it’s spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong #article13

The EU’s #CopyrightDirective is threatening online free speech - https://nordvpn.com/blog/eu-copyright-save-internet/ about the previous vote, but concerns still valid #VPN

Copyright Industries Reveal Their Ultimate Goal: An Internet Where Everything Online Requires A License From Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/05375040163/copyright-industries-reveal-their-ultimate-goal-internet-where-everything-online-requires-license-them.shtml this is what the #copyrightdirective is really about: control #article13 #article11


Countering the Latest Misinformation about the EU #CopyrightDirective - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/countering-latest-misinformation-about.html the #JURI committee is so desperate it’s spreading absolute tosh - here’s what its new paper says and why it’s wrong - pl. tell your MEPs #article13

I just rang one of my MEPs, @maryhoneyball, and spoke to a very helpful assistant. what was interesting was that he (efficiently) remembered my name from emails I had sent recently, which shows why it is always worth doing this in order to establish contact #copyrightdirective

#Brexit: UK urged to accept CJEU jurisdiction on data protection - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2018/july/brexit-cjeu-jurisdiction-data-protection/ if it doesn’t, it can kiss #adequacy goodbye…

Die dunkle Technikhörigkeit der Ahnungslosen - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/upload-filter-und-leistungsschutzrecht-dunkle-technikhoerigkeit-der-ahnungslosen-a-1216613.html “Der Begriff “Erkennungssoftware” ist natürlich eine verharmlosende Beschreibung für Upload-Filter, etwa als würde man eine Atombombe “Einweg-Reaktor” nennen.”

Oppression for Pennies – The Cost of #Surveillance is Falling - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/07/oppression-for-pennies-the-cost-of-surveillance-is-falling/ important point: Moore’s Law works for the bad people as well as the good ones…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180702.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Music Industry’s Nonsense ‘Myth Busting’ About EU’s Censorship Machines Is Basically Saying ‘Nuh-uh’ Repeatedly - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180629/11410240140/music-industrys-nonsense-myth-busting-about-eus-censorship-machines-is-basically-saying-nuh-uh-repeatedly.shtml brilliant takedown by @mmasnick #article13

Business running out of patience on Brexit, warn City organisations - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/03/business-brexit-city-bcc-government-uk #brexitshambles will cost tens of thousands of jobs soon…

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet two-thirds of a million people have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) just published a briefing on the #copyrightdirective - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2016/593564/EPRS_BRI(2016)593564_EN.pdf it offers good, objective information about the basic issues #article13 #article11

“representatives of early-career researchers in Europe” - Eurodoc Open Letter to European Parliament on Copyright Directive - http://eurodoc.net/eurodoc-open-letter-copyright-directive.pdf “Please ​VOTE NO to accepting the proposal and beginning the trilogue discussions on the #CopyrightDirective directive”

Researchers Reveal Details Of Printer Tracking Dots, Develop Free Software To Defeat It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180626/09114540109/researchers-reveal-details-printer-tracking-dots-develop-free-software-to-defeat-it.shtml whistleblowers rejoice - but still be careful

Latest Text Of EU #CopyrightDirective Shows It’s Even Worse Than Expected: Must Be Stopped - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/01343440162/latest-text-eu-copyright-directive-shows-even-worse-than-expected-must-be-stopped.shtml “And that’s not all that JURI did. It also outlawed image search with an amendment. No joke.” can you believe it?

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 697,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs today - this is urgent & really serious

You Wouldn’t Steal A #Meme: The Threat From #Article13 - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/you-wouldnt-steal-a-meme-the-threat-from-article-13/ only people who don’t understand the Internet could propose #article13 #CopyrightDirective

.@AxelVossMdEP, MEP Behind Awful Internet Destroying EU #CopyrightDirective, Tries To Defend His Plan - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/00531440161/axel-voss-mep-behind-awful-internet-destroying-eu-copyright-directive-tries-to-defend-his-plan.shtml @mmasnick explains why he fails in every way…

Outrage after American woman hunts and kills rare giraffe in South Africa - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/03/american-woman-hunts-kills-giraffe-for-sport I’m delighted that the world now knows who #TessThompsonTalley is. Let’s not forget what she did, since she’s clearly so proud of slaughtering this rare, defenceless animal…

#Article 13 of the #CopyrightDirective considered harmful - https://signal.eu.org/blog/2018/07/02/article-13-of-the-copyright-directive-considered-harmful/ this is an excellent, comprehensive review of filtering technologies & their limitations; every MEP should read it before voting. pl. RT widely

Copyright Industries Reveal Their Ultimate Goal: An Internet Where Everything Online Requires A License From Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180703/05375040163/copyright-industries-reveal-their-ultimate-goal-internet-where-everything-online-requires-license-them.shtml this is what the #copyrightdirective is really about #article13 #article11

Stop the censorship-machinery! Save the Internet! - https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-stop-the-censorship-machinery-save-the-internet 711,000 have signed this: have you? pl. do if not… #Article13


Monday, 2 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180701.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan faces backlash over push to resume ‘cruel’ commercial whaling - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/japan-commercial-whaling-backlash shame on cruel, selfish #japan


MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs today - this is urgent and really serious

Please Write a Short Email to Your MEPs Today about EU Copyright Directive - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/07/please-write-short-email-to-your-meps.html we need to change the text and stop #article13 breaking the EU Internet

Over 60 Organizations Want Sanctions For EU Nations’ Failure To Repeal ‘Invalid’ Data Retention Laws - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/03130540126/over-60-organizations-want-sanctions-eu-nations-failure-to-repeal-invalid-data-retention-laws.shtml keeping up the pressure #surveillance

Liberian Palm Oil Company GVL Destroyed Dense Rainforests, Violated Land Rights, Endangered Chimpanzee Habitat - https://foe.org/news/report-liberian-palm-oil-company-gvl-destroyed-dense-rainforests-violated-land-rights-endangered-chimpanzee-habitat/ “Report calls on financiers to pressure Golden Agri-Resources and Golden Veroleum Liberia to halt destructive activities”

EU-Urheberrecht: Am 5. Juli geht es in Straßburg um die Zukunft des Internets - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/eu-urheberrecht-am-5-juli-geht-es-in-strassburg-um-die-zukunft-des-internets-a-1216130.html “vier netzpolitische Vereine, die den Parteien CDU, CSU, SPD und FDP nahestehen, deutsche Abgeordnete auf, die Upload-Filter und das Leistungsschutzrecht zu verhindern.”


The argument for #fracking as a climate solution just went down in flames - https://thinkprogress.org/bombshell-study-proves-fracking-actually-fuels-global-warming-bc530e20bedc/ maybe the tories should stop pushing it


Over 145 Organisations Oppose JURI Committee Negotiation Mandate - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/over-145-organisations-oppose-juri-committee-negotiation-mandate/ please write to MRPs now asking them to oppose the mandate for #CopyrightDirective

EU Copyright Proposal That Would Destroy Internet Memes Being Protested With Internet Memes - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/09054440127/eu-copyright-proposal-that-would-destroy-internet-memes-being-protested-with-internet-memes.shtml enjoy them while you can, they will soon run the risk of being automatically blocked #Article13

Fifth Circuit Says No, You Fucking May Not Strip Search A Classful Of Female Students To Find $50 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/16330840134/fifth-circuit-says-no-you-fucking-may-not-strip-search-classful-female-students-to-find-50.shtml well, one would hope not…


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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/07/180630.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Mexico election: voters head to polls as leftist Amlo expected to cruise to victory - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/01/mexico-election-vote-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador let’s hope so…

Riddle of the sands: the truth behind stolen beaches and dredged island - https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jul/01/riddle-of-the-sands-the-truth-behind-stolen-beaches-and-dredged-islands “Booming demand means scarcity, scarcity means money and money means criminality.”

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs now - this threat is very serious, even if some try to deny that

Trump taunts Democrats over calls to abolish Ice: ‘they’ll never win another election’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/01/trump-taunts-democrats-over-calls-to-abolish-ice because the republicans are going to gerrymander everywhere…

‘We’re righting a wrong,’ say the artists taking on YouTube - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/01/were-righting-a-wrong-say-the-artists-taking-on-youtube what a sadly one-sided, misinformed piece by @marksweney. this is the much bigger picture: http://copybuzz.com/copyright/time-to-acta-on-article-13/


Sunday, 1 July 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180629.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Korea still secretly enriching uranium, say US officials - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/30/north-korea-still-secretly-enriching-uranium-say-us-officials oh, so you meant trump was stupid to believe he’d got a deal? no nobel prize for you, donald…

the #iran nuclear agreement, by contrast, was a real deal that was verifiable and worked. and trump walked away from it.

EU Copyright Proposal That Would Destroy Internet Memes Being Protested With Internet Memes - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180628/09054440127/eu-copyright-proposal-that-would-destroy-internet-memes-being-protested-with-internet-memes.shtml enjoy it while you can: #article13 will take them away…

#India's huge solar ambitions could push coal further into shade - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/30/indias-huge-solar-ambitions-could-push-coal-further-into-shade hugely important news if they deliver #renewables

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs now - this threat very serious, even if some try to deny

Furious Michael Gove ‘ripped up’ Brexit plan after perceived snub - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/30/furious-michael-gove-ripped-up-brexit-plan-after-perceived-snub we are ruled by petulant children… #BrexitShambles

#MI6 put questions to prisoner waterboarded 83 times by CIA - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/30/british-intelligence-officers-linked-to-man-waterboarded-83-times-mi6-cia-rendition disgusting and shameful for UK. MI6 can never claim the moral high ground again…#torture


Saturday, 30 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180628.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The #CopyrightDirective: Misinformation and Independent Enquiry - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/29/the-copyright-directive-misinformation-and-independent-enquiry/ academics dispel some of the lies and misinformation circulating about #article13 and #article11

‘Cherished’ local pub that was unlawfully demolished rises again - http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/14567/cherished_local_pub_that_was_unlawfully_demolished_rises_again “prompting the council to issue the developer with an enforcement notice requiring him to rebuild it brick-by-brick.” quite right

Action plan against the first obligatory EU internet filter - https://edri.org/strategy-against-the-first-obligatory-eu-internet-filter/ do you want a filtered EU internet? no? here’s what we need to do… #article13

MEPs’ Email Says #Article13 “Will Not Filter The Internet”; JURI MEP’s Tweet Says It Will - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/meps-email-says-article-13-will-not-filter-the-internet-juri-meps-tweet-says-it-will/ pl. write to your MEPs now - this is urgent and serious


Thursday, 28 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180627.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


UK taxman warned it’s running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/28/hmrc_risks_customs_declaration_service_nao/ not a hope in hell that this will work; question is: how long will the meltdown last…? #brexitshambles

Meet America’s new climate normal: towns that flood when it isn’t raining - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/28/rising-elizabeth-rush-extract-towns-flooding #climatedenialists should move there…

Parliament may not have time to approve Brexit deal, MPs warn - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/28/parliament-may-not-have-time-approve-brexit-deal-mps-warn sounds totally democratic #BrexitShambles


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180626.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Unions join business leaders to demand urgency in Brexit talks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/26/unions-join-business-leaders-to-demand-urgency-in-brexit-talks when workers and bosses unite against you, you know you’re wrong… #brexitshambles

North Korea making ‘rapid’ upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/27/north-korea-nuclear-reactor-upgrades-summit-pledges so who’s surprised trump’s deal turns out to be worthless? anyone? no, thought not…

Preparations for post-Brexit Irish border in chaos with ‘no one in charge’, reveals Northern Ireland police chief - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-irish-border-northern-ireland-police-george-hamilton-eu-immigration-customs-a8418966.html perfectly normal, nothing to worry about #brexitshambles

Brexit: bank contracts worth trillions at risk, says finance watchdog - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/27/brexit-bank-contracts-worth-trillions-at-risk-says-finance-watchdog a trillion here, a trillion there - pretty soon, you’re talking big money… #brexitshambles

French butchers ask for police protection from vegan activists - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/27/french-butchers-ask-for-police-protection-from-vegan-activists oh #2018, you are such a card…

Cheap bacon: how shops and shoppers let down our pigs - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/27/gestation-crates-farming-cheap-bacon-how-shops-and-shoppers-let-down-our-pigs good animal welfare must be supported - financially, if necessary

You Wouldn’T Steal A #Meme: The Threat From Article 13 - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/you-wouldnt-steal-a-meme-the-threat-from-article-13/ only people who don’t understand the Internet could propose something as stupid as #article13

“How to get out of this farcical tragedy, when neither the prime minister, cabinet sub-committee, cabinet in plenary, nor parliament can rule sanely in the interests of the people? Only one way now. A second referendum” - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/opinion/brexit-are-they-insane/ #brexit

‘Free’ Game Making $300 Million Per Month? But I Thought You Can’t Make Money On Free… - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180627/00175740113/free-game-making-300-million-per-month-i-thought-you-cant-make-money-free.shtml that argument pretty dead now…


Tuesday, 26 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180625.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Cantonese is one “variant of Mandarin,” which Song claims for the Chinese ethnic group as a whole.” - https://chinachannel.org/2018/06/26/mother-tongue/ what utter tosh #linguistics

Time Is running Out to Defend User Rights Online - http://infojustice.org/archives/40106 #article13 must be stopped: pleas start writing to your MEPs

When Lies Are Told…Or How The Meme Illustration Shows Its Merits - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/when-lies-are-told-or-how-the-meme-illustration-shows-its-merits/ getting the facts on #article13 of EU #copyrightdirective

European regulators report sharp rise in complaints after #GDPR - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/26/european-regulators-report-sharp-rise-in-complaints-after-gdpr hardly surprising, and probably good

Palm oil ‘disastrous’ for wildlife but here to stay, experts warn - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/palm-oil-disastrous-for-wildlife-but-here-to-stay-experts-warn obvious solution is to make it synthetically - we need a global project to research this

‘Toxic garbage will be sold here’: Outcry as #Brazil moves to loosen pesticide laws - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/26/toxic-garbage-will-be-sold-here-outcry-as-brazil-moves-to-loosen-pesticide-laws really bad news

RUC told to put intelligence before arrests, reveals secret MI5 report - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/26/special-branch-ruc-put-evidence-before-arrest-walker-mi5-report-northern-ireland presumably this approach will be coming back after #brexit

Another Police Accountability Miracle: Five Officers, Zero Body Cam Footage, One Dead Body - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180624/18081640105/another-police-accountability-miracle-five-officers-zero-body-cam-footage-one-dead-body.shtml amazing

“Several countries with which Britain has an FTA via the EU have indicated they would like better terms when moving these agreements onto a bilateral basis than they were able extract from the EU.” good, detailed analysis of the big #brexit blunder

#article13: paragraph by paragraph analysis of what the JURI text means - https://edri.org/files/copyright/20180626-ReDeconstructing_Article13.pdf get the facts, not the copyright industry’s fiction…

France and Germany will block May’s single market plan, says Spain - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/26/france-and-germany-will-block-mays-single-market-plan-says-spain “They are quite angry with the United Kingdom. Because of all this mess, all the trouble created, all this time lost on negotiations.” #brexitshambles

“car lobby told the government it needs “as a minimum” to remain in the customs union with a deal that delivers “single market benefits”.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/26/brexit-uncertainty-putting-860000-jobs-at-risk-warns-car-industry “employing 186,000 people directly and more than 800,000 across the wider manufacturing industry” #brexitshambles

I Helped Design The Election Simulation ‘Parlor Game’ Rebekah Mercer Got, And It’s Not What You Think - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180626/11162540111/i-helped-design-election-simulation-parlor-game-rebekah-mercer-got-not-what-you-think.shtml stranger than fiction


180625


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180624.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump Is Coming to the UK. 13 July. Join The Carnival Of Resistance. - https://www.stoptrump.org.uk/ it’s on… #trump

Foreign businesses to UK: solve #Brexit or risk £100bn in trade - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/25/foreign-businesses-tell-uk-solve-brexit-issue-or-risk-100bn-in-trade this is not project fear, but project fact: wake up, #brexiters


Sunday, 24 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180623.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

and of course, @BBCNews on Radio 3 this morning didn’t think this was worth mentioning at all, preferring to talk about sewage instead - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/23/brexit-demonstration-whitehall-demand-second-referendum these people are not journalists, they are lickspittle cowards

“Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 – on the back of precipitous reductions in cost” - https://about.bnef.com/new-energy-outlook/ good, but not good enough; we must all do more #renewables

UK solar power growth halves for second year running - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/19/uk-solar-power-growth-halves-for-second-year-running tory government = environmental disaster government

Supposed ‘Free Speech’ Warrior Jordan Peterson Sues University Because Silly Professor Said Some Mean Things About Him - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180622/00523140087/supposed-free-speech-warrior-jordan-peterson-sues-university-because-silly-professor-said-some-mean-things-about-him.shtml @mmasnick wades in…

We, the undersigned, demand a People’s Vote on the Brexit deal. - https://www.peoples-vote.uk/petition I’ve signed, FWIW… #PeoplesVoteMarch


Jeremy Hunt hits back at Airbus over Brexit warnings on jobs - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/24/jeremy-hunt-hits-back-at-airbus-over-brexit-warnings-on-jobs being honest with employees is what good managers do; Hunt wouldn’t know anything about that, of course…