Monday, 29 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160228 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Allow UK public institutions to boycott unethical goods - ridiculous attack on local democracy

EU ambassador depicted as Hannibal Lecter in Israeli settler video - charming

Scuffle at Paris farm show signals tense EU talks ahead - wait until they realise what #TTIP will do to EU farms

Tory government set tofast-track Snoopers’Charter through parliament - such contempt for democracy - and MPs #IPBill

#CETA: EU and Canada agree on new approach on investment in trade agreement - #canada puts lipstick on the #ISDS pig

Iraqi PM and US issue warnings over threat of Mosul dam collapse - sounds potentially disastrous


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160227 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Puritanical Facebook Censors Parody Publication, Makes Appeal Process A Threat - phizbook attacks @vizcomic

Is Donald Trump becoming forgetful? - accusations that he is becoming senile could be quite damaging for campaign

Sunday, 28 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 16026 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Secret Documents Reveal the Sick Mindset of the People Who Signed Off on the Genocide in #EastTimor - shameful #id

Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That #NSA Intercepts - will not go down well with CJEU

Entrevista a Glyn Moody - "las cosas estaban bastante peor de lo que pensaba"; also in English

The all-female patrol stopping South Africa's rhino poachers - these women are doing wonderful work

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law - #EPO now in meltdown; here's why

#Brexit would spark decade of ‘economic limbo’, claims top Tory - no, he's wrong: it would actually be a total mess

Most software already has a “golden key” backdoor: the system update - important point

Saturday, 27 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 16025 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Just months after Big Pork said it couldn’t be done, Tyson is raising up to a million pigs without #antibiotics -

We Read Apple's 65 Page Filing Calling Bullshit On The Justice Department, So You Don't Have To - plucky @mmasnick

"Die EU schlägt vor, wenn sie künftig ein Gesetz plant, dass sie dann frühzeitig die USA darüber informieren muss" -

#Mozilla Introduces #Surveillance Principles for a Secure, Trusted Internet -

Commission says ready to back help for livestock #farmers - pity they will be among worst hit by #TTIP

"Lila Tretikov announced she will step down from her role as Executive Director of the #Wikimedia Foundation." -

Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That #NSA Intercepts - will go down well with CJEU

High prices to access scholarly research could drive developing country researchers 2 use pirate sites like SciHub -

"fast alle Beteiligten so sehen – wird #TTIP bis Ende des Jahres nicht fertig."

#TTIP: "bei vielen Themen hakt es ja noch gewaltig: Schiedsgerichte, Sonnencreme, Zugang zu öffentlichen Aufträgen"

US: „Wir verstehen die Sorgen der Europäer beim Investitionsschutz. Unsere Experten arbeiten sich gerade durch den Vorschlag.” #ISDS

#Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay #copyright lobbyists - wants money to lobby for #TPP ratification

#Tungusic Languages Under Threat: Statistics, Research Projects, Strategies for Protection - #linguistics

Hundreds march against Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima - it's a start... #pe #TPP

Annotating Letter Disney's CEO Sent To Employees Asking To Fund Disney's Lobbying Activities - "think of the Mouse"

For better or for worse? Commission & its ‘better regulation’ agenda - "should not come at any cost"

The all-female patrol stopping South Africa's rhino poachers - wonder-women

US law will restore trust in transatlantic data flows, says EU commissioner - ha-ha...nope #privacyshield

Apple’s £86M jury verdict against Samsung destroyed on appeal - what a waste of time & money

Pirates Spend Much More Money on Music, Study Shows - again. and again. and again #copyright

UNITAID study looks at delinking cost of r&d from price of medicines - long overdue

Techdirt Needs Your Help To Fight Encryption Fearmongering - a worthy cause

Problemas de gobernanza en organizaciones internacionales: la #EPO - (v @schestowitz)

#Iran executed all adult men in one village for drug offences, official reveals - appalling

#TTIP 12th round: "Auf europäischer Seite ist man vor allem unzufrieden über die Amerikaner." -

Thursday, 25 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 16024 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Iran elections: stakes are high as reformists seek further political gains - let's hope

#BT told to open up network, but #Ofcom stops short of ordering Openreach split - but is that enough?

#Google’s @DeepMindAI group working with NHS to develop patient care software - interesting: & where will AI fit in?

No, Virtual Reality Won't Make Us Fat, Stupid Slaves Of Mark Zuckerberg - #VR

European spy tech sold to ultra-secret branch of Egyptian gov’t, claims new report - #eg

German #SMEs join forces to resist #TTIP - "doubts among some small and midsized businesses in Germany."

EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia - "ratchets up pressure on Riyadh"

This app will give you near real-time alerts whenever deforestation happens - great idea; hope it makes a difference

New EU law links animal welfare with human health - more good stuff from @Europarl_EN

The jobs tradeoffs in the #TPP trade deal - "the stronger rules on patents and copyrights are not good news."

You Might Soon Need #Aadhar Cards To Get New SIMs - slippery slope time...

Math denialism: #crypto backdoors and #DRM are the alternative medicine of computer science - good analogies

Nissan’s connected car app offline after shocking vulnerability revealed - beep-beep #IoT

#Japan Police Arrest 44 in Nationwide Internet Piracy Crackdown - sounds disproportionate #copyright

UK likely to ratify Unified Patent Court after EU referendum - be bonkers to do it before #UPC

.@EU_Commission plans to relicense controversial weedkiller - using secret "data" from companies; something to hide?

Das #TTIP-Verhandlungsbarometer - "wie weit die Verhandlungen gediehen sind"; useful

EU poultry sector concerned about #TTIP deal - "animal welfare regulations in the EU are different & often stricter"

No fin whales to be hunted in #Iceland this summer - "whale meat contains high levels of toxins"

320 million rabbits permanently confined in tiny, barren cages - sickening EU suffering: pl. sign petition to end it

#Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay #copyright lobbyists - wants money to lobby for #TPP ratification

Never too young: Iowa house passes bill to let children of all ages handle #guns - natural selection at work...

Sci-Hub as necessary, effective civil disobedience - fine, fierce piece by @brembs(v @MikeTaylor)#copyright


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 16023 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

NFU Contests TPP’s Benefits for U.S. Agriculture -  200,000 family farmers and ranchers rightly worried by #TPP

#TTIP 12th: "es gibt eine Menge Nervosität in dieser Verhandlungsphase. Der Druck steigt." - (v @AnneMarieMineur)

#Heathrow13 likely to become UK's first climate change protesters to be jailed - disgraceful & disproportionate

Foltervorwurf: Israels Geheimdienst misshandelt angeblich Terrorverdächtige - "Die Regierung billige die Praktiken"

Hollande in favour of expelling member states with right-wing governments - well, that answers the #brexit question

More Information About Battistelli’s Utterly Miserable Last #EPO Moves (Leaked Photo Included) - amazing document

Brody the puppy makes amazing recovery after being shot with a BB gun 18 times - #homosapiens

#TTIP 12th round: „Bei Handelsabkommen gehen Arbeitsplätze verloren. Und Frauen sind dann meist die Verlierer.” -

German police can now use spying malware to monitor suspects - but only in limited ways - unlike UK's #IPBill #de

Cameron launches personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn's appearance - looks like the strain of #brexit beginning to tell

Watch out, Apple and Samsung: Xiaomi’s Mi 5 phone is coming for you - you bet: the Chinese are coming...

Dive into the uncanny valley with Boston Dynamics’ newest bipedal robot - definitely not spooky, no sir, not at all

WTO undermines homegrown solar energy in India - @WTO shows again it is a danger to humanity; time to shut it down

#TTIP 12th round: "die USA finden den EU-Plan nicht überzeugend." - "zwei verschiedene [#ISDS] Vorschläge"

"Visa- und Arbeitserleichterungen wird es mit #TTIP nicht geben" - but: "die EU behauptet, sie setze sich dafür ein"

EU says: "we've never had trade negotiations as transparent as #TTIP"; Google says: "we never paid more tax than in UK". spot the trick...

Penis Pump Company Threatens To Report Techdirt To Interpol Because We Wrote About Its Bogus DMCA Demands - bonkers

The #WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program - "decades-old, over-reaching trade rules are out of sync"

why the @WTO must die soon: "In effect, the WTO has officially asserted that antiquated trade rules trump climate imperatives."

"Congress should view this ruling as further confirmation that a vote against the #TPP is a vote for green jobs and climate action"

Is #TTIP in crisis? - "But only one of the negotiating partners is sick: the United States." (v @sdonnan)

Obama Nominates New Librarian Of Congress Who Supports Open Access, Fights Against Surveillance - good luck with her

Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160222 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Incredible black and white pictures show what the #London commute used to look like - wonderful images

Israel Announces $26 Million Cyberattack on #BDS Movement & Muslim Social Media Users in the West - illegal in EU...

UK scientists fear being #gagged by new anti-#lobbying rules for gov’t grants - clarity needed now...

France seeks guarantees for national sovereignty in adoption of #TTIP - “indispensable democratic safeguard”

UTA researchers devise one-step process to convert CO2 & H2O directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels - 

EU told ExxonMobil that #TTIP would aid global expansion- so much for @EU_Commission lies about TTIP sustainability

Trump Targets Free Trade, and G.O.P. Follows Suit - IOW, #TPP fast becoming politically toxic...

Entrevista a Glyn Moody - "las cosas estaban bastante peor de lo que pensaba"

.@pewresearch Asks Stupid Misleading Question About FBI Apple Fight, Gets Stupid Misleading Answers - disappointing

Watch man climb to top of 101 story skyscraper in Dubai - stomach-churning stuff...

Blair admits he is baffled by rise of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn - poor clueless Tone realises he's clueless

Recent sea level rise is the fastest since 800 BCE - "Another climate hockey stick"

FTC Dings ASUS For Selling 'Secure' Routers That Shipped With Default Admin/Admin Login (And Other Flaws) -

Increased flooding in US coastal cities caused by #climatechange - "some places will have to be abandoned"

Bill Gates Is Confused About Apple FBI Fight, Makes Everyone More Confused - how are the, er, monopolists fallen

Monday, 22 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160221 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

new #TTIP leak: EU's tariff offer for 8000 products - another great release by @correctiv_org

Report: VW told to make electric cars in US as emissions cheat fallout continues - seems a condign punishment

Mozilla, EFF, and Creative Commons call for more openness in trade negotiations - 280 others say "bin ##ISDS" #TTIP

Celebrating Our Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows, and Looking Ahead - nice idea, not very global, though...

#TTIP’s tell-tale 12th round? - "Froman has been unenthusiastic & American business community also is skeptical."

Meet the corporations lobbying the hardest for #TTIP and ending democracy - good summary (v @Ian56789 @monkchips)

Oil Corporations Vs. Climate: How investors use trade agreements to undermine climate action - #ISDS #CA

#TTIP trap – European Commission rebrands untenable #ISDS with “Investment Court System” - new name, same game

Woman sues London pub for £4.2m after tripping in beer garden - sorry, but no: that way lies litigious madness

#TTIP Enters New and Dangerous Stage As Democracy is Dismantled in Secret - let's make 12th round the last...

Business Alliance for #TTIP reiterates importance of ambitious deal - wow, the same tired, old, debunked arguments

Sunday, 21 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160220 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP should not be adopted without a full, independent health assessment - #NZ Medical Journal

UK Scientists attack their '#muzzling' by government - this is appalling, and must be nipped in the bud pronto

Edward Snowden would be willing to return to US for fair trial - well, he's hardly going to get that...

North London A&E tells patients to 'go home unless you're dying' - our future #NHS thanks to the #tories 

Zac Goldsmith to back leaving the EU - I won't be voting for him as mayor, then...

Software Piracy Hurts Linux Adoption, Research Finds - we've known this for years from what happens in #china

Revealed: how Tory grassroots split over EU could see party implode - well, this is going to be interesting...

new #TTIP leak: EU's tariff offer for 8000 products (better link) - another great release by @correctiv_org

"The process is alarming for farmers, who aren’t eager to have their products used as negotiation tools." - #TTIP


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160219 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

'Finally,' FDA Will Start Testing Food for Presence of #Monsanto's Controversial Glysophate - rather big

Saturday, 20 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160218 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP should not be adopted without a full, independent health assessment - "ratification should be delayed"

EU defends #TTIP investor court after German backlash - but completely misses the point - on purpose? #ISDS #ICS

TACD’s recommendations on the proposed food safety chapter in #TTIP -  catalogue of TTIP's dangerous deregulation

"animal welfare provisions proposed by the Commission are not binding & unenforceable." - @EU_Commission betrays EU

MPs can view #TTIP files – but take only pencil and paper with them - can't be trusted - how insulting is that?

Kanye West reportedly considering legal action against Pirate Bay over Life of Pablo - yeah, that'll work

Chinese government will ban foreign media from publishing online in #China - seems a bit extreme

'Trust Us With More Data,' Say Government Agencies Hacked By A 16-Year-Old - how about no?

Three's Network-Level Ad-Blocking Rollout Faces Net Neutrality Clash - can't see this surviving EU's #netneutrality

How @EU_Commission is doing the job of big business - "Better Regulation" and Regulatory Cooperation in #TTIP #ISDS

French Constitutional Council Rejects Data Copy During House Raids - well, that's something, I suppose #fr

Brazil Launches Public Consultation on #Copyright in the Digital Environment - #br

Sanders' Speaking Fees Are Nowhere Near Clinton's and He Donates It All to Charity  - "paid $500"

Thursday, 18 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160217 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

How #ISDS Threatens The Power Of Governments To Collect And Set Taxes - moreover, it's a deep, unfixable problem

British American Tobacco considering legal avenues to fight the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill - what utter scum #NZ

#TTIP round 12 - excellent summary of where we are; seems "TTIP Lite" is back on the table....

Investment court system, #ISDS in disguise: 10 reasons why EU's proposal doesn't fix a flawed system - just drop it

Google CEO sides with Apple, opposes court-ordered device backdoors - better late than never #crypto

Tell @netflix: Stand up to Big Media bullies and do not block pro-privacy #VPN technology - 

Head of Russian Orthodox church quizzes penguin on Antarctica visit - as one does

.@sussex_police: stop fining rough sleepers - such heartlessness...

Remains at Swedish Iron Age fort tell a story of a horrible massacre - amazing story

Pope suggests contraception can be condoned in Zika crisis - wow - it's happening...

Representative Levin Announces Opposition To #TPP - "deeply flawed trade deal was signed two weeks ago in a casino"

#TTIP round 12 - excellent summary of where we are; "TTIP Lite" is their last, desperate attempt to save the deal...

Guardian Tech Reporter: Apple Should Help FBI Break Into iPhone 'Cos I Don't Consider Privacy All That Important -

"Regardless of who wins the presidency in November, approval of #TPP & #TTIP looks unlikely." - the tide is turning

"The Obama administration has all but given up on a trade agreement with the European Union." - #TTIP

50.000 getötete Elefanten - a shameful, bloody trade driven in part by the perennial selfish & stupid @NRA

Farmers fear for their future as new #TTIP round opens - they're right: EU #farmers likely to be main losers

Key evidence withheld as 'trade secret' in EU's controversial risk assessment of #glyphosate - profits before people

Introduction to Old English Metre - Alan J. Bliss, ‘An Introduction to Old English Metre’, Oxford: Blackwell, 1962

Mass EU migration into Britain is actually good news for UK economy - good article about hugely important point

Wednesday, 17 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160216 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#NZ Move towards #tobacco plain packaging praised - other countries should follow suit

Judge Did Not Just Order Apple To Break Encryption On San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone, But Create A New Backdoor -

Seven-day #NHS may not cut death rates, say #Hunt's own officials - of course it won't, he's misquoting research

Labour Party and TUC - call a national demonstration to support the junior doctors - another epetition against #Hunt

Japanese TV anchors lose jobs amid claims of political pressure - bad stuff in Japan; how long before here in UK?

Missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada could number 4,000 - awful

US Parmesan Cheese You Sprinkle on Your Penne Could Be Wood - #TTIP could bring this to EU to be sold as Parmesan...

Massive US-planned cyberattack against Iran went well beyond Stuxnet - #gchq involved, too

Tim Cook says Apple will fight US gov’t over court-ordered iPhone backdoor - well done

Parts of Canada-EU trade deal still being revised: chief negotiator - #CETA clearly still a dangerous mess

The zombie ISDS - don't be fooled: #ICS is just #ISDS rebranded

IBM wants to move #blockchain tech beyond Bitcoin and money transfer - trendy but interesting

Bulgarian motorway poised to carve up wildlife haven - funded by the EU, which should withdraw funds now #bg

Apple Responds To Order To Help Decrypt Phone, As More Details Come To Light - good, detailed analysis

The zombie ISDS - brilliant in-depth analysis of why #ICS is just #ISDS rebranded; please share widely #de #fr #es

World’s cheapest Android smartphone goes on sale: Yours for just £2.50 (no, really) - just another #aakash? #india

US 'likely culprit' of global spike in methane emissions over last decade - another reason #fracking so bad for us

"#TPP would pose serious threats to one of our ocean’s greatest treasures, sharks" - a disaster for environment

Orthodox Jewish schools 'erased or changed pictures of women in books' -  ‘very narrow views about women’s role’

SF tech worker: 'I don't want to see homeless riff-raff' - " I shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, & despair"