Monday, 18 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171215 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Sore Tooth and the Broken Umbrella: Brexit and the Crisis of Nationalism - @fotoole - best synoptic analysis of #brexit I have found; do watch...

Former diplomat to lead remainers' bid to shift public opinion on #Brexit - interesting move

Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life - kudos to these women

Former #Fox News contributor who settled sexual harassment lawsuit breaks confidentiality agreement - powerful stuff; this is why #murdoch must not be allowed to buy sky news

Tory rebels urge Theresa May to form cross-party alliance for soft #Brexit - good to see the debilitating passivity has gone

Sunday, 17 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171215 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ovid's exile to the remotest margins of the Roman empire revoked - I'm sure he's relieved...

World's first photovoltaic highway nears completion in Jinan - #china, of course...

#Virunga: Mountain gorilla sanctuary under threat - oil extraction must never be allowed in this unique site

Kahlschlag in den Karpaten - appalling behaviour by Holzkonzern Schweighofer and others in #romania

Saturday, 16 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171214 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Catholic church dismisses key recommendations from landmark inquiry into child abuse - confirming its utter irrelevance today

It Looks Like The FBI Thought About Prosecuting FOIA Requesters After Influx Of Automated Requests - wut?

RU alt-right, hun? Spare a thought this Christmas for Britain’s political unholy trinity - just brilliant

DOJ Wants Protesters & Reporter Convicted For 'Hiding Behind The First Amendment' - er, riiiight

Mike Pence's Holy Land visit in disarray after Jerusalem recognition - what was that old saying again? "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

New US embassy building unveiled at special architectural event - looks nice; but what happens when it's under siege by anti-trump demonstrators next year...?

Why does the EPA need a Republican opposition research firm? - obviously they want to undermine that pesky environment thing even further

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is quietly funding an "anti-smoking"  foundation offering $1 billion in "grants" to public health leaders -

Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor - #WellDoneBrexiters, you must be so proud of the UK you have made

2017 showed the global clean energy revolution is unstoppable no matter what Trump does - shafts of light amidst the global gloom

Thursday, 14 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171213 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#OpenAccess: What should the priorities be today? - #oa

Congolese fighters convicted of raping young girls in landmark case - "a group that christened itself Djeshi ya Yesu (The Army of Jesus)"

Bribes for TV soccer rights allegedly paid with 'agreement and support' of Murdoch's Fox executives - why murdoch must not take over sky

Tory rebels warn May not to attempt to enshrine #Brexit date in law - well done them

Data Is The New Oil, So Big Tech Is Pushing For A Digital Free Trade Deal - “Decades ago it was pharmaceuticals, oil and food. Now tech giants want data to be the next frontier in the free trade agenda.”

UKIP appeals against ICO request for info on Brexit data dealings - nothing to hide, of course…

Roy Moore issues fiery video refusing to concede: ‘Immorality sweeps over our land’ - well, he certainly can speak from personal experience…

Leaked E-mail Shows Even The FCC's Own CTO Thinks Gutting #NetNeutrality Harms The Public - they just don't care...

Dominic Grieve says he has had death threats after Brexit rebellion - striking how it's always #brexiters making the death threats...

Omarosa Manigault-Newman on the White House: 'I've seen things that made me uncomfortable' - tell us more...

Two Separate Studies Show That The Vast Majority Of People Who Said They Support Ajit Pai's Plan... Were Fake - #netneutrality

Wednesday, 13 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171212 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works - it won't care... #netneutrality

Merkel ally says Brexit talks have raised UK support for second referendum - “The British people realise that Brexit means losing many things, but not gaining anything.”

UK Drug Lab Misconduct Calls 10,000 Convictions And Prosecutions Into Question -

Chinese gang accused of selling poisoned darts to kill dogs for meat - "people who ate the meat were also in danger of being poisoned"

Don't risk water pollution from oil drilling on Leith Hill - this is absurd: oil must stay in the ground - we don't need more drilling #UK

Guatemalan women take on Canada's mining giants over 'horrific human rights abuses' - "bring some accountability to a Canadian mining company for horrific human rights abuses in another country"

Facebook Says #Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In #Brexit - & if you believe that, I have a bridge you may care to purchase..


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171211 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial - excellent

US Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit - this is why UK won't do impact studies: "loss in GDP of nearly 5%, or $140 billion, in the ten years after Brexit"

Austria stubs out looming #smoking ban in name of 'freedom' - it's official: far-right parties give you cancer...

Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo - one of the best examples of what’s known as “convergent evolution”

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout - "fall back to World Trade Organisation rules would reduce EU FDI inflow into the UK by about $7.8bn (£5.8bn)."

Why Does China Love The '#Sharing Economy'? Not Because Of Communism... - #bikes #surveillance

Donald Trump visit to UK expected in new year, says US ambassador - "chances of such [large-scale] protests not going ahead during any visit are minimal". you bet.

#Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows - want to hate big business a little more?  read on...

Insurance giant Axa dumps investments in #tarsands pipelines - important: who now wants to be left with stranded assets…?

No-deal #Brexit will cost everyone in UK £1,585, says US thinktank - IOW £6,000 for a family of four: you got that spare...?

'No shame': how the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist - #EPA

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal -

UK banks join pledge to come clean on #climatechange risks - "237 companies with a combined market capitalisation of $6.3tn (£4.7tn) were now backing the scheme."

How a maker with Type I #diabetes led an #opensource project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas - #T1D

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit

Monday, 11 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171210 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say - sad

'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove  -  well, this bunch of lying, greedy butchers ought to be ashemed #japan

Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses - #brexit means...compromising on human rights in trade deals

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report - do it

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem - good to see EU showing some spine; absence of trump's poodle, the UK, probably helps

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 - remember: this is mostly personal data. we should collect less, zero if possible

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - this looks good; let's hope it works at scale

The Free Market Argument For #NetNeutrality - long, deep stuff from @mmasnick - well-worth reading

Sunday, 10 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court -

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court -

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…

Friday, 8 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171207 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK Court Says Company Is Innocent In Massive Data Breach Caused By Vindictive Employee, But Must Nonetheless Pay Compensation -

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money - shut them down, buy batteries…

“Concetta Riina, created an online espresso store named Uncle Totò after the man believed responsible for about 150 murders” - disgusting

EU closes mammoth trade deal with Japan - but: “the two sides have not reached an agreement on investment protection” #ISDS #jefta

EU 2nd Data Package - “a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union” #privacy

Palestinian shot dead in Gaza as protesters clash with Israeli troops in West Bank - & so the spiral of violence beings - all because of trump

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF - disgraceful & pointless: soon there won’t be snow #bulgaria

Russia Says Disconnecting From The Rest Of The Net ‘Out Of The Question’, But Wants Alternative DNS Servers For #BRICS Nations -

Did A Non-Existent Eatery In A Shed Become TripAdvisor’s Top-Rated Restaurant In London? - you be the judge

Thursday, 7 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171206 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN security council to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem - “condemnation continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally”

“The question is no longer whether we are moving (operations to the EU), it is a question of how big those moves are” - #WellDoneBrexiters

Brexit: UK fails to retain voice in European court of justice - our global influence shrinking by the day… #WellDoneBrexiters

Chinese ban on plastic waste imports could see UK pollution rise - "unfortunately because of Brexit … we have other priorities.”

Turkish president tells Greece he wants to rip up border treaty - whoa, never a dull moment these days…

FCC Boss Lies Again, Insists Net Neutrality Harms The Sick And Disabled - this man will stoop to anything

‘Brexit was the tipping point’: EU nationals on why they left the UK - this disgusting #brexit bigotry will shame this country for decades…

There’s proof: electing women radically improves life for mothers and families - time to bring in quotas for women…

World Court for Corporations is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – New report exposes dangers of proposed Multilateral Investment Court - #MIC #ISDS

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson expected to go to Tehran this weekend - how about if we did a swap…? #iran

The Lords spell out grim consequences of ‘no deal’ #Brexit - “loss of 75,000 financial services jobs and rise in food prices”; “there really is nothing worse than no deal.”

Environmental crusaders risk their lives to save Philippine paradise - such bravery: “His eyes were gouged out. His tongue was cut off. His testicles were cut off and placed in his mouth”

Irish border checkpoints would be terror targets, police chief warns - pity #brexiters don’t understand…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171205 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine - what a disgusting human being weinstein is…

Google Says It Can’t Filter Pirated Content Proactively - another reason why #articel13 in EU #copyright directive must go

“Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested that regulatory divergence was a must after #Brexit.” - that has to mean downward - there is nothing stopping EU membvers raising standards…

Boost your shield against violations of #digitalrights - support European Digital Rights (@edri ) - needed more than ever these days…

Trump’s Jerusalem statement is an act of diplomatic arson - “only way to resolve the Jerusalem issue is for it to serve as the capital of both states”

Hammond says the cost to the country of having a “less favourable” #Brexit deal - ie, a no deal Brexit - would dwarf the cost of what the government is expecting to pay when it leaves (around £50bn, according to some reports.) - dwarf

Dutch government publishes large project as Free Software - nice #nl

Labour leadership in UK has antisemitic views, says Israeli minister - time to fight this tired old trope that “anti-israel government” = “anti-semite”. it doesn’t, so don’t fall for it.

(Virtually) No one should ever own an Echo or any other “voice assistant” product - agreed; never understood their attraction, personally…

Appeals Court: Forcing A Teen To Masturbate So Cops Can Take Pictures Is A Clear Violation Of Rights - er…

The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy -

#Climatechange already costs us all money, and it’s going to get worse -

Tuesday, 5 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171204 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU #Privacy Campaigner Says He Wants Lots Of Money For ‘None Of Your Business’ - sounds good to me… #noyb

Upload Filters: Heads – They’re Illegal; Tails – They’re Illegal - why #article13 must go from EU #copyrightdirective

Oceans under greatest threat in history, warns Sir David Attenborough - " albatross chicks being killed by the plastic they mistake for food were too upsetting to broadcast"

#Brexit poses huge risk to Britain’s food standards, report says - “Rush to secure trade deals could lead to a lowering of standards”

Housebuilders issue Brexit plea as poll shows UK reliance on EU workers - more exemptions from #brexit…?

Letter From 24 Civil Society Groups To EU And #Mercusor Trade Negotiators, Re: Ip And Access To Medicines -

“UK government was in “an ever-worsening, deteriorating cycle,” he said. “I love Britain and I hate to see what is going on.” - imagine how we feel… #brexit

Shy Tory remainers must find the courage to mutiny too - "The [#brexiter] wreckers are kicking over chairs because they are losing the argument."

Monday, 4 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171203 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

.@SadiqKhan plans network of #London water fountains to reduce plastic waste - simple but brilliant move

Scientists demand end to crop-based biofuels - “false solution to climate problems”.

Eight arrested over murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia - but are they the right eight…?

Call for Participation // re:publica 2018 (Berlin, 2-4 May) - the best tech conference #rp18

Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him - who can blame animals for fighting back?

Security Researcher Held In Jail For 8 Months Because He Wrote An Angry Blog Post, Released For Now - crazy story

Fury as #Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins - it would be far simpler to decriminalise drugs


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171202 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Theresa May faces new crisis after mass walkout over social policy - #brexit will exacerbate social divide - #london will be fine

“US envoy says plan for more humane strategy is incompatible with US sovereignty” - well, yes, can’t have any of that humanity in US policy

Home Office putting UK’s research reputation at risk, says Jeremy Corbyn - petty and vindictive behaviour by UK government

May to take charge of Brexit talks at crucial Brussels meetings - well, that’s it, then - we’re doomed

Sunday, 3 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171201 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Sturgeon tells May to ignore ‘extreme Brexiteers’ during EU summit - not least because the 52-48 vote was clearly not a mandate for extreme brexit - on the contrary

EU could impose punitive tariffs on key British exports such as beef if UK seeks to lower regulatory standards - damn right too: if UK gov won’t maintain high stds, EU must

#Adani Group: #China Construction Bank won’t grant loan, PR firm says - significant if confirmed

Sharp drop in net migration of EU citizens to areas outside south-east England - despite #brexit, they are welcome here in #london

MEPs looking into death of journalist ‘disturbed’ by trip to #Malta - reluctance to investigate and prosecute major cases had created a “perception of impunity”

What a moment to cut ourselves off from friends in Europe - “Tories are blind to the truth about our alliance with America” #brexit

Saturday, 2 December 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171130 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU #Copyright review: The FSFE joins more than 80 organisations asking the EU member states to reject harmful Article 13 -

Mixed Messages? The Limits of Automated Social Media Content Analysis - “We explain five limitations of these tools” #copyright

Sicilians take aim at oil ‘monster’ they blame for children’s birth defects - "it is the water that is the contaminant of the toxic substance.” #italy

David Davis threatens to quit if Damian Green is sacked unfairly - for some value of “unfairly”…

ISPs Are Already Using The FCC’s Planned #NetNeutrality Repeal To Harm Consumers - well, course they are…what did people expect?

Meghan Markle could shake up monarchy, says Noam Chomsky - what a time to be alive…

Trump Tweet About Surveillance Undercuts FBI’s Glomar Responses In FOIA Lawsuits - horrible though they are, his tweets have their use

How London’s loss is Dublin’s gain after #Brexit - “Close to 100 big banks, insurers and law firms maybe sizing up the capital”

Navy Officer Working For The NSA Caught Trying To Search Her Boyfriend’s Son’s Phone - this never happens, they say…

Linux Journal Ceases Publication - that’s sad…thanks for all your great work

Australian State Wants To Let Tech Companies Ignore Laws And Regulations - er, what?

Thursday, 30 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171129 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Open Letter on EU #Copyright Reform - impressive list of 80 organisations warning of proposed Directive’s huge flaws

Rudd tells Trump critics: focus on 'bigger picture' of UK-US relations - the one that shows UK as the US's poodle... #brexit

The EU #copyright reform proposal is a threat to fundamental rights, the economy, education and creativity -

As Net Neutrality Repeal Nears, Comcast’s Promise To Avoid ‘Paid Prioritization’ Disappears - probably just one of those oversights…

Giro d’Italia backs down in Israel row over calling start ‘west Jerusalem’ - bullying rewarded again…

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171128 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No 10 condemns Trump’s tweets but won’t cancel state visit - if trump is stupid enough to come to UK, he’ll be greeted by the biggest demos ever…

New study uncovers the ‘keystone domino’ strategy of climate denial -
Scientists: go forth and debunk myths”

Tory Brexiters to protest to No 10 about deal on £60bn divorce bill - how dare these bunch of extremists try to impose their mad will on UK

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171127 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Yet Another Legal Action By Dogged Privacy Activist Brings Good News And Bad News For #Facebook In EU’s Highest Court -

New Zealand broadcasters refuse to stop using Māori words - damn right - it’s their country; bigots who don’t like it can leave

David Davis could be in contempt of parliament over #Brexit studies - the more they fight, the more we know they are hiding bad stuff

Oxford economists raise alarm at vanishing wealth of nature -

Corbyn becoming PM is ‘worse threat to business than Brexit’, says bank - because “spending priorities towards low-income households” - a feature, not a bug

Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed #Brexit posts - should be interesting… #russia

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study - “situation may be no better on Apple’s App Store”

US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims - shows even USians can’t accept gun violence, but resort to insane denial

Unrestricted Text and Data Mining with allofPLOS - this should be standard everywhere #TDM