Wednesday, 20 June 2018

180620


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180619.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The EU is about to “end everything that’s good and pure about the internet” - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/your-last-chance.html all at the behest of a greedy #copyright industry, whose sense of entitlement knows no bounds

“Wah wah” – @CLewandowski_ mocks ten-year-old girl with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/19/wah-wah-corey-lewandows.html what utter scum: how does he bear to look in the mirror…?

President Trump Directs Pentagon To Create A ‘Space Force’ In What Is Surely Not Any Kind Of Distraction From Crying Children - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/09534040066/president-trump-directs-pentagon-to-create-space-force-what-is-surely-not-any-kind-distraction-crying-children.shtml no, sirreee


We can still win: Next steps for the #CopyrightDirective - https://edri.org/next-steps-copyright-directive-article-13/ good explanation and timeline; we can still stop this madness…

The European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee Voted for the #Article13 #CensorshipMachine: What Happens Next? - https://saveyourinternet.eu/the-european-parliament-legal-affairs-committee-voted-for-the-article-13-censorshipmachine-what-happens-next/ important background info on what happens next, and what we do next…

EU votes for copyright law that would make internet a ‘tool for control’ - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/20/eu-votes-for-copyright-law-that-would-make-internet-a-tool-for-control " @AxelVossMdEP: “No one is and no one will ever filter the internet". this is precisely what #article13 will impose; the man’s clueless about tech.

European Parliament Committee’s Vote in Favor of Copyright Law Threatens Online Speech and Innovation - https://cdt.org/press/european-parliament-committee-vote-in-favor-copyright-law-threats-online-speech-innovation/ #SaveTheInternet

Wireless Carriers Hope You Won’t Notice Their Location Data Scandal Makes The Facebook, Cambridge Fracas Look Like Amateur Hour - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/11155440068/wireless-carriers-hope-you-wont-notice-their-location-data-scandal-makes-facebook-cambridge-fracas-look-like-amateur-hour.shtml good analysis of important issue

Police officer caught making over 16,000 privacy violations in police registers; charged with electronic trespassing - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/06/police-officer-caught-over-16000-privacy-violations-in-police-registers-charged-electronic-trespassing/ but they say we can trust the police to have access to this info

President Trump Overturns Obama’s National Ocean Policy - https://usa.oceana.org/press-releases/president-trump-overturns-obamas-national-ocean-policy what a monster trump is: his name will live in infamy…



Warner Bros. Turns Harry Potter Fan Events Into Events For The Franchise That Must Not Be Named - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180619/10130740067/warner-bros-turns-harry-potter-fan-events-into-events-franchise-that-must-not-be-named.shtml just imagine what carnage #article13 will wreak on #fanfic in the EU…


Tuesday, 19 June 2018

180619


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180618.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Free software is at risk in the EU – take action now - https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/free-software-is-at-risk-in-the-eu-take-action-now write to your MEPs today please #article13

Open Source Industry Australia Says Zombie TPP Could Destroy Free Software Licensing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180615/09090440050/open-source-industry-australia-says-zombie-tpp-could-destroy-free-software-licensing.shtml #TPP was and is bad…

.@openstreetmap Should Be a Priority for the #OpenSource Community - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openstreetmap-should-be-priority-open-source-community in a world awash with smartphones, maps are fundamental, #OSM should be too

“With the ancillary copyright, some publishers want to get a digital money printing machine from politicians – soon also at the EU level. How did we come to this?” - http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-06-19/such-nonsense-law @saschalobo on #article11 #copyrightdirective

Europe on the verge of voting nefarious digital publishing right - https://www.technollama.co.uk/europe-on-the-verge-of-voting-nefarious-digital-publishing-right “This idea is bad. Really bad. This is a new right created without any evidence supporting it, and on the contrary, the experience of such a new right in Spain & Germany has been negative.”

Dear EU Parliament: Why Are You About To Allow US Internet Companies To Decide What EU Citizens Can Say Online? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180618/16521740060/dear-eu-parliament-why-are-you-about-to-allow-us-internet-companies-to-decide-what-eu-citizens-can-say-online.shtml that’s what #copyrightdirective will do…

Barnier: UK will lose access to EU security databases after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/19/barnier-uk-will-lose-access-to-eu-security-databases-after-brexit exactly as we warned… #BrexitShambles

#Brexit row: GCHQ chief stresses UK’s role in foiling European terror plots - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/19/barnier-uk-will-lose-access-to-eu-security-databases-after-brexit sure, but what about GCHQ’s other role of breaking into the computer systems of EU governments and businesses? #snowden



Monday, 18 June 2018

180618


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180617.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Jetzt Uploadfilter in der EU-Urheberrechtsreform verhindern: Sag dem EU-Parlament Deine Meinung! - https://netzpolitik.org/2018/jetzt-uploadfilter-in-der-eu-urheberrechtsreform-verhindern-sag-dem-eu-parlament-deine-meinung/ bitte…

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml huh? #article11 #copyright

#censorship by abuse of #copyright, as here - http://www.europe1.fr/medias-tele/le-compte-youtube-de-la-chaine-dextreme-droite-tv-libertes-ferme-le-rn-sinsurge-3683666 - will become much easier and more common if #article13 is included in EU #copyright directive. everyone who believes in freedom of speech should be against it. /cc @MCBoutonnetFN @Gilles_Lebreton

Article de Glyn Moody dans « boingboing.net » : Du foutoir, de l’Article 13, et de la déconstruction de mythes - https://www.april.org/article-de-glyn-moody-dans-boingboingnet-du-foutoir-de-l-article-13-et-de-la-deconstruction-de-mythe #EU #copyrightdirective #Article13

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With Éva Simon - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-eva-simon/ “if you think about #Article13, the solution is not to carve out certain services, but it’s just to delete [it].”

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ quick summary of main problems with #EU #copyrightdirective #article13 #article11

In two days, an EU committee will vote to crown Google and Facebook permanent lords of internet #censorship - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/18/asymmetric-information-war.html how does that help EU companies and startups? hint: it doesn’t…

#Humansofcopyright: Interview With David Lopez, Lifelong Learning Platform - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/humansofcopyright-interview-with-david-lopez-lifelong-learning-platform/ “Article 4 needs to be re-thought from the perspective of how it can serve as an enabler, not a barrier to high quality education.” #EU #copyrightdirective

Constellation Update – Tech, Telegram and Proof of Meme - https://constellationlabs.io/blog/index.php/2018/06/13/constellation-update-tech-telegram-and-proof-of-meme/ “proof of meme” is just the software development methodology that Linux invented over 25 years ago…

Jeremy Corbyn, take note: leftwing remainers won’t stay silent on #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/18/jeremy-corbyn-leftwing-remainers-brexit-momentum-labour-live “Awkwardly for its fixed manifesto position of “respect the referendum”, its membership is 87% remain. “Bollocks to Brexit” stickers were everywhere.”

Lessons From Making Internet Companies Liable For User’s Speech: You Get Less Speech, Less Security And Less Innovation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180615/01090140045/lessons-making-internet-companies-liable-users-speech-you-get-less-speech-less-security-less-innovation.shtml #article13 #EU


Sunday, 17 June 2018

180617


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Remember: Time is really running out. Please Write to Your MEPs Today to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/17/high-risk-food-shortages-pesticides-chemical-giant or, you know, we could come up with better solutions…


Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml what? #article11 #copyright

France’s Front National (who support the EU’s mandatory #copyright filters) furious when Youtube’s copyright filters kill their channel - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/17/three-days-left.html #article13 must go



180616


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180615.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU #copyrightdirective is terrible; here are some of the myths about it. pl. write to MEPs today - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

‘Dubai in Paris’: French climate protesters fight plans for €3bn theme park - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/16/europacity-theme-park-france-climate-protesters-dubai-paris madness; bin it

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml @davidakaye knows what he is talking about: MEPs must listen to him


Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/13/article13letter.pdf says @timberners_lee,
@vgcerf, & just about everyone of importance in the digital world. pl. write to MEPs telling them to drop #article13 - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html

Leftwing group at odds with Corbyn pushes for UK to stay in EU - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/16/leftwing-group-pushes-for-uk-to-stay-in-the-eu-at-odds-with-jeremy-corbyn “The only #Brexit is a Tory Brexit – a racist attack on migrants and workers’ rights.”

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

Time is really running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM


Saturday, 16 June 2018

180615


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180614.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Time is running out: Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’ve sent - free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/leaked-un-draft-report-warns-of-urgent-need-to-c... this is not going well #climatechange

Protected grey seals at the mercy of Poland’s ruling party - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/protected-grey-seals-at-the-mercy-of-polands-ruling-party/ #poland's shame: people are slaughtering seals #pl

Experience: I was nearly killed by a spider bite - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jun/15/experience-i-was-nearly-killed-by-a-spider-bite incredible story of what happened to someone in London when he reached for a banana (arachnophobes may wish to avoid…)

UK Govt Mulls Options to Make Anti-Piracy Enforcement Easier - https://torrentfreak.com/uk-govt-mulls-options-to-make-anti-piracy-enforcement-easier-180615/ this will just stunt growth of Internet UK; stupid and pointless

UN Free Speech Expert: EU’s #CopyrightDirective Would Be An Attack On Free Speech, Violate Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/13211740041/un-free-speech-expert-eus-copyright-directive-would-be-attack-free-speech-violate-human-rights.shtml pl. tell your MEPs what’s happening, & why it’s bad #article13

No 10 insists PM will stick to late change to Brexit promise - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/15/conservative-rebel-theresa-may-forced-backtrack-brexit-pledge-meaningful-vote that’s not a “late change”, that’s an utter betrayal… #brexitshambles

The Copyright Directive: Access independent research! - https://www.create.ac.uk/blog/2018/06/12/the-copyright-directive-access-independent-research/ use this, and then write to your MEPs, please… #article13

DOJ Lets Cops Know SESTA/FOSTA Is For Shutting Down Websites, Not Busting Sex Traffickers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180614/08352740037/doj-lets-cops-know-sesta-fosta-is-shutting-down-websites-not-busting-sex-traffickers.shtml appalling


The UN’s top free speech expert just denounced the new EU copyright plan as a “potential violation of international human rights law” - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/15/contact-your-mep-3.html #article13 must go


Thursday, 14 June 2018

180614


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180613.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Putin fires Klimenko as his internet adviser - http://vestnikkavkaza.net/material/113655 whoa: what’s going on here? #russia

For Survivors of a 9-Hour Chinese Exam, a Door Opens to America - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/world/asia/china-gaokao-new-hampshire.html gaokao result now being accepted in US; I predict this will become widespread…

it’s windy in the UK now: wind is generating 9.67GW - 30.70% of UK’s current energy needs - http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

How @RedHat helped to build Summit, America’s top science supercomputer - https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/how-red-hat-helped-build-summit-americas-top-science-supercomputer good to have some details #linux


just had an impressively fast personal response from one of my MEPs, @SebDance, after I sent him this email: https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html. this is why it is worth contacting them - the best ones always reply. pl. try… #copyrightdirective

Mike Pompeo loses temper when asked about North Korean disarmament - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/13/north-korea-nuclear-deal-trump-next-steps-what-will-happen so, definitely an absolutely cast-iron agreement there, eh Mike…?

“Das Leistungsschutzrecht im Verbund mit den Zensurmaschinen der Uploadfilter soll via Axel Springer in der EU eingeführt werden - ein schöneres Geschenk der Regierung Merkel könnten sich Populisten und Extremisten kaum wünschen.” - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/leistungsschutzrecht-fuer-presseverleger-so-ein-quatschgesetz-a-1212697.html #copyright

Tory peers poised to back Brexit rebels if talks with May fail - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-peers-poised-to-back-brexit-rebels-if-talks-with-may-fail it ain’t over yet… #brexitshambles

Canadian Music Industry Pitches ‘You Must Be A Pirate’ Tax On Smartphones - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/10415540030/canadian-music-industry-pitches-you-must-be-pirate-tax-smartphones.shtml <sigh/>

Tory rebellion back on after MPs reject May’s #Brexit amendment - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/14/tory-rebellion-back-on-after-mps-reject-mays-brexit-amendment “At the end of the process something was inexplicably changed, which had not been agreed.” foolish game-playing by UK gov

“Soon the headlines will be not just about a few hundred jobs moving out of the City – but of firms scrapping their expansion plans, or factories shifting to Poland, or thousands of jobs going at a stroke of a pen.” - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/14/tories-brexit-business-jobs-theresa-may #brexitshambles


The EU is about to impose Google’s worst idea on all European internet users - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/14/six-days-left.html but it can still be stopped - write to your MEPs now, pl. like this - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html #copyrightdirective #article13


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

180613


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180612.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Legislators Reintroduce Pro-Encryption Bills After FBI Destroys Its Own ‘Going Dark’ Narrative - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180609/18253640002/legislators-reintroduce-pro-encryption-bills-after-fbi-destroys-own-going-dark-narrative.shtml

The Open Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age - http://blog.okfn.org/2018/06/12/the-open-revolution-rewriting-the-rules-of-the-information-age/ #openness is winning

Watch Disney’s new live-action ‘Dumbo’ trailer - https://mashable.com/2018/06/13/dumbo-disney-trailer/ I trust @Disney is making a suitably generous donation to help protect elephants worldwide…


Pro-EU Tories warn PM: keep your word or face fresh rebellion - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/13/pro-eu-tories-warn-pm-keep-your-word-or-face-fresh-rebellion quite right: there have been enough #brexit lies and broken promises

Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU #copyright overhaul - https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/illegal-memes-weak-safe-harbor-unpacking-the-proposed-eu-copyright-overhaul/ pl. read & then use to explain to your MEPs why #article13 and #article11 must go from proposed law. this site makes it easy: https://saveyourinternet.eu/

#Article13 of the EU #Copyright Directive Threatens the Internet - https://www.eff.org/files/2018/06/12/article13letter.pdf look, if @timberners_lee and dozens of other luminaries say it, should MEPs listen?

Please Write to Your MEPs to Stop EU #Copyright Directive from Seriously Harming the Internet - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/please-write-to-your-meps-to-stop-eu.html here’s what I’m sending - pl. free free to draw on it for your own email. #article13 #article11 #TDM

EU to block UK’s access to Galileo satellite programme after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/13/eu-member-states-block-uks-access-to-galileo-satellite-programme-after-brexit guess what? when you leave the club, you no longer have access to the club’s amenities… #brexitshambles

Top German Publisher Says: ‘You Wouldn’t Steal A Pound Of Butter… So We Need A Snippet Tax’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180613/02020040026/top-german-publisher-says-you-wouldnt-steal-pound-butter-so-we-need-snippet-tax.shtml naja, logisch… #article11 #copyright


Hey @Google : Stop Trying To Patent A Compression Technique An Inventor Released To The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/23125540015/hey-google-stop-trying-to-patent-compression-technique-inventor-released-to-public-domain.shtml being evil… #patents


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

180612


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180611.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

last chance: UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs *Today* about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve sent to my MP

High School Student’s Speech About Campus Sexual Assault Gets Widespread Attention After School Cuts Her Mic - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180611/10470340012/high-school-students-speech-about-campus-sexual-assault-gets-widespread-attention-after-school-cuts-her-mic.shtml if only there were a name for this kind of effect…

Proposed EU #Copyright Measure Threatens the Internet - https://blog.archive.org/2018/06/12/proposed-eu-copyright-measure-threatens-the-internet/ saith @internetarchive - and they know what they are talking about


Monday, 11 June 2018

180611


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180610.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

urgent: What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” – and how to stop it before June 20 - https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/ the EU Internet is really in danger from this pernicious #copyright proposal: please write to your MEPs this week

Of Dog’s Breakfasts, Article 13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html EU people: please contact your MEPs to tell them why this is bad, and must be stopped #copyright


.@openstreetmap Should Be a Priority for the #OpenSource Community - https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openstreetmap-should-be-priority-open-source-community in a world awash with smartphones, maps are fundamental #OSM

Theresa May calls on Trump to honour G7 commitments - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/theresa-may-calls-on-trump-to-honour-g7-commitments don’t be silly: trump can’t even spell “honour”…

Germany pours cold water on EU’s clean energy ambitions - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/germany-pours-cold-water-on-eus-clean-energy-ambitions/ I’m really disappointed in #germany these days: anything but a leader in environmental issues…

UK Citizens: Please Write to Your MPs Today about the Big #Brexit Votes - https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com/2018/06/uk-citizens-please-write-to-your-mps.html FWIW, here’s what I’ve just sent to my MP

Tory remainers warn of revolt over EU withdrawal bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/11/tory-remainers-warn-of-revolt-over-eu-withdrawal-bill if they care about the UK - & I’m sure some do - they should revolt now #brexitshambles

Whale jumps out of water and completely soaks boat filled with tourists - https://mashable.com/2018/06/11/whale-splashes-whale-watchers/ whales just wanna have fun…



Sunday, 10 June 2018

180610


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180609.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May reiterates strong relationship with US despite slights - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/10/theresa-may-donald-trump-relationship-despite-slights May is naturally weak; #brexit makes her abject

BNEF expects 34% fall in PV module prices in 2018 - https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/06/05/bnef-expects-34-fall-in-pv-module-prices-in-2018/ these are just incredible figures #SolarEnergy #renewables

Trudeau ‘stabbed us in back’ on trade, says Trump chief economic adviser - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/10/justin-trudeau-donald-trump-tariffs-g7-north-korea-summit trump and his team are completely out of their prams…

What’s really behind the EU law that would “ban memes” – and how to stop it before June 20 - https://juliareda.eu/2018/06/saveyourinternet/ @Senficon knows better than anyone what’s happening in the @Europarl_EN, and how serious this is: pl. act and help spread the word

EU Parliament Must Step Up After Council Adopts Ill-Advised #Copyright Position - https://cdt.org/blog/copyright-eu-parliament-must-step-up-council-adopts-ill-advised-position/ our last hope: EU citizens, please contact your MEPs…


180609


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180608.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Au pair shortage sparks childcare crisis for families - https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jun/09/au-pair-shortage-prompts-crisis-for-families #brexit bigotry strikes again…

"The slump in au pair applications is largely being blamed on a perception that Britain is now “anti-foreigner”" #welldonebrexiters

Act now to stop the EU’s plan to censor the web - https://creativecommons.org/2018/06/08/act-now-to-stop-the-eus-plan-to-censor-the-web/ this is bad, EU people: please write to your MEPs alerting them to the huge threat

Masks fall as Romanian government withdraws UNESCO application for Rosia Montana - https://www.euractiv.com/section/central-europe/opinion/masks-fall-as-romanian-government-withdraws-unesco-application-for-rosia-montana/ disgraceful sellout over goldmine #romania

EU Publishers Freak Out Now That People Are Realizing Just How Fucked Up Their #LinkTax Really Is - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180607/18054639989/eu-publishers-freak-out-now-that-people-are-realizing-just-how-fucked-up-their-link-tax-really-is.shtml brilliant takedown of EU publishers’ whining #article11 #copyrightdirective

The EU’s #Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/eus-copyright-proposal-extremely-bad-news-everyone-even-especially-wikipedia that means the harm will be global #article13

The ‘dark fleet’: Global Fishing Watch shines a light on illegal catches - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/09/the-dark-fleet-global-fishing-watch-shines-a-light-on-illegal-vessels #china is eating the earth again…

Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/jun/09/milk-canada-us-trade-war the problem is US use of inhumane mega-farms with rampant neglect of cows + hormones to increase yield & overproduce; trump should fix that…


Saturday, 9 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180607.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Unpublished Censorship Guidelines Lay Bare The Deepest Fears Of The Chinese Government - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180606/07450339980/unpublished-censorship-guidelines-lay-bare-deepest-fears-chinese-government.shtml unsourced but interesting


Of Dog’s Breakfasts, #Article13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html some of the misinformation floating around about the pernicious EU #copyright directive; pl. write to MEPs telling them the truth

No 10 backs Johnson amid calls for him to quit over Treasury remarks - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/08/ex-tory-leader-howard-defends-johnsons-criticism-of-treasury-over-brexit theresa may is not just weak, she seems proud of it… #brexitshambles

Trump to skip climate portion of #G7 after Twitter spat with Macron and Trudeau - https://edition.cnn.com/2018/06/07/politics/trump-g7-canada/index.html good: the adults can talk about important matters without the uncomprehending child

EU Publishers Freak Out Now That People Are Realizing Just How Fucked Up Their #LinkTax Really Is - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180607/18054639989/eu-publishers-freak-out-now-that-people-are-realizing-just-how-fucked-up-their-link-tax-really-is.shtml brilliant rebuttal of EU publishers’ whining #article11 #copyrightdirective

Theresa May to hold Brexit peace summit for feuding cabinet - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/08/theresa-may-to-hold-peace-summit-over-brexit-white-paper “peace summit” - she wishes… #brexitshambles


Thursday, 7 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180606.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Mercosur: Don’t sacrifice our food standards and tropical forests for trade - https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/opinion/mercosur-dont-sacrifice-our-food-standards-and-tropical-forests-for-trade/ @EU_Commission is being completely irresponsible here

Cambridge Analytica’s Nix said it licensed ‘millions of data points’ from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters - https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/06/cambridge-analyticas-nix-said-it-licensed-millions-of-data-points-from-axciom-experian-infogroup-to-target-us-voters/ excellent, detailed report

This AI lets you move a portrait like Animoji - https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/06/07/this-ai-lets-you-move-a-portrait-like-animoji/ not surprising, but troubling all the same…

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/07/more-than-100-wedge-tailed-eagles-found-dead-on-victorian-farm digusting - the guilty must go to prison

EU #Copyright Reform: Over 100 MEPs Call For Deletion Of #Article11 - http://copybuzz.com/copyright/reform-over-100-meps-call-for-deletion-of-article-11/ kudos to them all, especially @MarietjeSchaake for leading this

Northern Ireland abortion law clashes with human rights, judges say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/07/supreme-court-dismisses-bid-to-overturn-northern-ireland-abortion-laws repeal it

104 Members of Parliament agree: It’s time to dump the #LinkTax - https://www.communia-association.org/2018/06/07/104-members-parliament-agree-time-dump-linktax/ end this madness now #article11 #copyright

Of Dog’s Breakfasts, #Article13, and Mythbusting - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/07/of-dogs-breakfasts-article.html the #copyrightdirective is a disaster for the Internet in EU; here’s some of the reasons why

MUSO, Of All Groups, Tells Copyright Holders To Get Their Shit Together And Treat Pirates Like The Customers They Are - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180606/09143139981/muso-all-groups-tells-copyright-holders-to-get-their-shit-together-treat-pirates-like-customers-they-are.shtml @AxelVossMdEP please note #article13

Boris Johnson admits there may be a #Brexit ‘meltdown’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/07/boris-johnson-admits-there-may-be-a-brexit-meltdown he doesn’t care, he’ll just go off to his pal trump

May offers Tory rebels compromise ‘breathing space’ over Brexit bill - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/07/may-offers-tory-rebels-compromise-breathing-space-over-brexit-bill another putting off the fateful day - it’s all she knows #brexitshambles


Wednesday, 6 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180605.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Attempts To Break Encryption Will Have Lasting Effects For Online Freedom Of Speech - https://digitalrightswatch.org.au/2018/06/06/attempts-to-break-encryption-will-have-lasting-effects-for-online-freedom-of-speech/ when will they ever learn? #AU

Australia drafts laws forcing Facebook and Google to reveal encrypted data - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/06/planned-laws-to-force-tech-firms-to-reveal-encrypted-data “avoiding using “backdoor” methods of accessing data, such as a so-called “key” to de-encrypt data.” yeah – how?

Cambridge Analytica director ‘met Assange to discuss US election’ - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/06/cambridge-analytica-brittany-kaiser-julian-assange-wikileaks I can’t wait for the film of the book of this…

#Fracking planning laws should be relaxed say UK ministers - https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44160820 because in the post-#brexit world, who cares about that silly democracy thing, or letting local people take back control…?

Meet the people who still use Myspace: ‘It’s given me so much joy’ - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/06/myspace-who-still-uses-social-network yeah, but apart from rupert murdoch, who really uses it…?

Julia Reda sounds the alarm: Two weeks until Censorship Machine vote in the European Parliament - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2018/06/julia-reda-sounds-the-alarm-two-weeks-until-censorship-machine-vote-in-the-european-parliament/ this is serious: please spread the word


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180604.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness - https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/who-and-eu-clash-with-tobacco-industry-over-plain-packaging-effectiveness/ industry claim is manifest rubbish - it wouldn’t be fighting #plainpacks tooth & nail if they didn’t work…

Saudis gave Obama aides jewels worth thousands, ex-adviser says - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/saudi-arabia-jewels-white-house-obama-ben-rhodes "no one kept them that I recall.” what about gifts to trump aides…?

Study Shows That Wartime Program To Abolish #Copyright On German Science Books Brought Significant Benefits To US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180530/03353439938/study-shows-that-wartime-program-to-abolish-copyright-german-science-books-brought-significant-benefits-to-us.shtml let’s do it again, more widely…



Tusks, Horns, and Claws: The Fight to Dismantle the Facebook Animal Parts Bazaar - https://www.wired.com/story/tusks-horns-and-claws-inside-the-fight-to-destroy-the-animal-parts-bazaar-on-facebook/ another massive @facebook fail: time to break up this monster, it’s out of control…

#PGP Encryption Creator Phil Zimmermann Joins Startpage.com - https://startpage.pr.co/166610-pgp-encryption-creator-phil-zimmermann-joins-startpage-com that sounds good news… #crypto #privacy

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/05/the-planet-is-on-edge-of-a-global-plastic-calamity “I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Mr. McGuire: There’s no great future in plastics.”

E-Mails Show FCC Made Up DDOS Attack To Downplay The ‘John Oliver Effect’ - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180605/07420739969/e-mails-show-fcc-made-up-ddos-attack-to-downplay-john-oliver-effect.shtml whoa


Monday, 4 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/06/180603.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Zealand former sex worker becomes a dame in Queen’s birthday honours - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/new-zealand-former-sex-worker-becomes-a-dame-in-queens-birthday-honours some things get better with time…

No strong business case for ditching EU rules, says thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jun/04/no-strong-business-case-for-ditching-eu-rules-says-thinktank “UK should accept regulations in return for strong market access, argues Open Europe” well, obvs #brexit

#Virunga National Park in Congo closes to tourists until 2019 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/04/virunga-national-park-congo-closes-tourists-2019-security sad to see this important reserve so troubled, and so many brave rangers killed in defence of nature

Edward #Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’ - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware wow, 5 years ago… “US and UK intelligence agencies have not forgiven him.” maybe they shouldn’t have broken the law so much…


Sunday, 3 June 2018

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“The idea we are hoping to become a backdoor for illegal products going into Europe, is not going to be reality.” - https://news.sky.com/story/amp/brexit-forensics-playing-chicken-with-the-channel-tunnel-11291767 important article from April #brexitshambles

Grenfell survivor blames landlord’s ‘cancerous’ decisions for disaster - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/03/grenfell-survivor-blames-landlords-cancerous-decisions-for-disaster many people need to go to prison for this #Grenfell

MPs call on May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/03/mps-call-on-may-to-decriminalise-abortion-in-northern-ireland quite right


Friday, 1 June 2018

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2018/05/180531.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Brexit: Davis considers joint EU and UK status for Northern Ireland - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/01/brexit-northern-ireland-could-be-given-joint-eu-and-... bonkers

English is no longer the default language of American pop - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/31/bts-love-yourself-kpop-us-charts-changing-american-culture-reggaetron “leading to more young people learning Korean” fascinating

UN: US inequality reaching a dangerous level due to Trump’s ‘cruel’ measures - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/01/us-inequality-donald-trump-cruel-measures-un what’s the betting trump refuses to pay anything to UN after this…?

“The “Zombie treaty” for broadcasters may be much closer to having a diplomatic conference.” - https://www.keionline.org/28058 this is very bad #copyright

Italy vows to ‘send home’ undocumented immigrants - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/01/italy-vows-to-send-home-undocumented-immigrants “EU had given ammunition to anti-immigration populist parties by not helping Italy deal with large numbers of arrivals.” this is true

At ex-CIA panelist’s insistence, Oxford Union reneges on promise to upload video of whistleblowing debate - https://boingboing.net/2018/06/01/petulant-loser.html on “copyright grounds”…nope