Thursday, 30 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170329 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tractor Owners Using Pirated Firmware To Dodge John Deere’s Ham-Fisted Attempt To Monopolize Repair - repeal #DMCA

Climate change: China calls US ‘selfish’ after Trump seeks to bring back coal - US: “are we the baddies?” china: yup

our perpetual question to UK #brexit negotiators should be: "is the cake we get to have and eat baked yet?" #GreatBritishBrexitBakeoff

The #Copyright Industry’s So-Called “#ValueGap” Is Actually an Innovation Gap - upload filtering is unacceptable

Dairy is scary. The public are waking up to the darkest part of farming - appalling images we rarely see

“CJEU case law be given the same status in our courts as decisions of our own supreme court” - NB #surveillance

Trump #NAFTA Renegotiation Draft Notice Exposes an All-Talk No-Action Plan - all going pear-shaped now…

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise - these obfuscatory programs will become common

Trump’s Internet Brigades Shocked To Realize The Government Just Sold Them Out On Privacy - whoops

James Comey’s New Idea: An International Encryption Backdoor Partnership - that’ll work…er, actually, no, it won’t
Brazilian politician who orchestrated ousting of Rousseff sentenced to prison - “a rightwing evangelical Christian”

Hope for #elephants rises as China’s ivory prices plunge - kudos to #china; #hongkong please follow suit

#Nevada, this is how we win - “we have a chance to put solar back in the hands of our communities”

El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining - wow; others need to follow


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170328 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May calls on UK 2 unite after letter triggers #Brexit - what? unite after she ignored wishes of 16 million? get lost

UK is now more divided than it has been for 300 years - and it will take a generation to heal that chasm #brexit

Nearly extinct tigers found breeding in Thai jungle - welcome good news in contrast to #brexit

Mexican man cleared in sexual assault of schoolgirl because he didn’t enjoy it - #mexico, you are sick

The #Copyright Industry’s So-Called “#ValueGap” Is Actually an Innovation Gap - upload filtering is #censorship

Met chief: tech industry must put house in order after Westminster attack - rubbish: you’re drowning in digital info

May cannot now preach to Scotland about self-determination - well, no, she certainly can’t #indyref2

‘Climate change is real’: companies challenge Trump’s reversal of policy - well, kudos to them for that

Police officers face no charges over man left in vegetative state - “severed spinal cord after being arrested” what?

No, You Can’t Buy Congress’s Internet Data, Or Anyone Else’s - important explanation of what’s happening here

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170327 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No global corporate court: withdraw plans for a “multilateral investment court” - 317K sigs; more needed #ISDS

From Marrakesh to Brussels: the long arm of the EU #copyright lobby - why do publishers hate blind people so much?

Stop the @ECB subsidising climate disaster - shortsighted and unacceptable

‘Sightings’ of extinct Tasmanian tiger prompt search in Queensland - be so great if this were true…

“not possible to overestimate the threat the UK press poses to reaching a deal” - #brexit

Apache Software Foundation Announces 18 Years of OS Leadership - how time flies when you’re changing the world

.@edhusicMP on the need for #Copyright Law Reform to support Innovation in #Australia - #safeharbour

European parliament will veto #Brexit deal with early cut-off date for free movement - this is going so well

“imagine other nations penalising future US goods if they are produced with dirty energy” - we must plan 4 this now

MIT experts urge Trump to take immediate action on cybersecurity - not weakening #crypto would be a good start

UN criticism of Israel bombing Hezbollah absurd, says Johnson - another pathetic attempt to curry favour with trump

Trump Is About to Gain Full Control Over the US #Copyright Office - so, what’s going to happen here, I wonder…

Police and protesters clash in Paris over death of Chinese man - “Beijing has summoned a diplomat 4 an explanation”

Seed giant #Monsanto meets its match as Hindu nationalists assert power in Modi’s India - important moment #india

The Collapsing Empire is a hilarious tale of humanity’s impending doom - clearly a thinly-veiled allegory of #brexit

Commission alarmed by ‘mass killing’ of Aegean seals and turtles - so much for Greek civilisation…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170326 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Land rights activist shot dead in Brazilian Amazon hospital - appalling; #brazil must do more to protect them

Claim that MP lied about #Kenya massacre ‘may be in contempt of parliament’ - something to hide, UK gov?

“#London is … the antithesis of #Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world.” - yup

Lawyers & Academics Warn UK Against Criminalizing File-Sharers - UK gov being totally irresponsible here #copyright

A deadly superbug is silently spreading through UK hospitals - this is really serious: we must act

France’s top court questions constitutionality of CETA - we still need to stop #CETA

Lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers - utterly bonkers

May says she will never allow UK to become ‘looser and weaker’ - seems to think #brexit is some intestinal problem

Scott Pruitt and the “Electricity Rates” Zombie - the old lies keep coming…

Giant gold coin with Queen’s head stolen from Berlin museum - “The coin was stolen last night, it’s gone” #awkward

More Financial Scandals Involving Collecting Society: Remind Me Why They Are Credible Representatives Of Artists? -

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears - “algorithm is wrong ~15% of time”

Why not ban cars, @AmberRudd_MP ? It’d be more effective than banning #encryption - yup, but she’s not into facts

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England - let’s hope they get the pollution problem sorted

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170325 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

As Britain hurtles towards the precipice, truth and democracy are in short supply - rightly angry #brexit editorial


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170324 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump blames Democrats 4 stunning failure to repeal Obamacare - you don’t get more absurd - or desperate - than that

‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat #globalwarming - we can do this; we must do this. but will we? #renewables

Clegg tells EU march there is a ‘perpetual sense of anger’ over Brexit - “Terrorism won’t divide us but Brexit will”

#Brexit talks will fail without compromise: Barroso -… failure is precisely what hard #brexit nutters want

Taunting Trump: How the Campaign to ‘Not Normalize’ Donald Is Driving Him Crazy - keep up the pressure…

Saturday, 25 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170323 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australian Govt.: Just Kidding On That Whole Safe Harbors Reform Thing, Guys - haha, very funny #copyright

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening #China's most beautiful city - really regrettable

“The JustGiving page for the family of PC Palmer has raised more than £500,000 in the first 24 hours.” - good to see

Inside eLife: Authors can now submit a #preprint to bioRxiv while submitting to eLife - great move #oa

Transcanada drops Keystone XL NAFTA lawsuit one hour after trump approves pipeline project - #ISDS bullying

Opposition Against EU Link Tax Gets Big Ally From Spain - the link tax just doesn’t work: kudos to @elpais_opinion

Cadbury says chocolate could get smaller after Brexit - conclusive proof that #brexit will be a disaster…

Singapore will ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership: PM Lee - well, that’s pretty pointless… #TPP

Friday, 24 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170322 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“British security officials say the UK’s strict gun control laws have been key to preventing such attacks in the UK”

Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability - “policies that affect users’ freedom of expression & privacy”

Stop the Killing of #Slovenia's Wolves - “killing of 10 wolves out of a total estimated population of less than 50”

Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook, etc - #copyright industry still throttling innovation

Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong? - what inded…?

.@pepsi , @McDonalds, @Nestle Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat - maybe boycott needed

far right wants to exploit attack. London won’t let it - “rich texture that rejects simplistic incendiary rhetoric”

eBook Pirates Tend To Be Older And Well Off, Which Means They Pirate Because Of Human Intuition On Economics -

Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy - confirming they are opportunistic & stupid

EU poised 4 total ban on bee-harming pesticides - great; will UK keep it post-#brexit, or throw out as “green tape”

Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in #Uruguay -

Defensa de las estrictas reglamentaciones sobre empaquetado y etiquetado del tabaco aplicadas por #Uruguay -

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump - let’s hope he succeeds…

Rendition: government evidence to be heard in secret in UK for first time - simply unacceptable

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170321 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Unpaywall: The Browser Add-on That Finds (Legal) Free Copies Of Academic Papers You See As You Browse The Web -

Stop the World’s Biggest #Whale Slaughter - #norway sounds a wonderful place - except for this…

King Battistelli’s swish penthouse office Euro Patent Office doesn’t want you to see - “His 6 personal bodyguards”

The true picture of the German Energiewende - this is very disappointing, #germany - please fix it #renewables

Leaked Text: Is EU Tempted By Too Many Safeguards Limiting The Scope Of Blind Treaty? - #marrakesh #copyright

#Armenia’s rising tech scene: The new Silicon Valley of former Soviet Union - I’ve often thought this might happen

UK-based airlines told to move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes - #brexit will destroy UK airline industry

UK must retain link with European Court of Justice, say MPs - “Conservative-dominated select committee has urged.”

Try and make it through this deeply frustrating video without screaming - funny and quite deep in a way…

From bad to worse: the del Castillo Report on the European Electronic Communication Code -

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170320 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’ - yet Murica is run by deep-dyed denialists

Paris Accord Could Make the World $19 Trillion Richer - perhaps dosh will get the denialists’ attention (v @aral

Three UK’s mobile customers new data breach - NB: these cos. will hold your entire Web history for a year #ICR

Tell Your MEP to Stand Up and Save the Link - also, please ask for Article 13 to be deleted

Eli Lilly Loses Quixotic Quest To Get Canada To Pay $500 Million For Rejecting Its Bad Patents - #ISDS wastes money

Patients Ask Government of Chile to End Monopoly Prices on Prostate Cancer & Hepatitis C Drugs - patents kill

Met police accused of using hackers to access protesters’ emails - the Met being evil again

US electronics ban for Middle East flights endangers passengers - “could create fire risk that has downed airplanes”

Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights - "bomb would work just as well in the cargo hold.”

UK gov says electronics ban is for “safety” - simply not true; & applies to BA, EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch & others

“transport secretary said the UK had been in close touch with the US to understand their approach”: which they apply without understanding?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170319 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two takes on tackling rising waters - perhaps they should talk with trump #climate

‘More Than Half Brits Want To Know #Brexit Impact’ - silly billies: don’t they know that’s not allowed?

JURI rapporteur proposes to fix most egregious flaws of the #copyright reform proposal - but Article 13 must go

This Won’t Be Abused At All: Google Offers Tool To Flag And Downrank ‘Offensive’ Search Results -

Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against Ecuador gov - & against yet another despoiling #chinese company

Former CIA Director Blame Millennials Lack Of Loyalty For All The Government Leaks - er, what?

Monday, 20 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170318 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-UK ambassador calls White House wiretap claims ‘gratuitously damaging’ - “could damage close ties”

“people in Wales are going to start saying, well, the government is listening to Scots, we need to be like them” -

“some free-market zealots believe 1 of big advantages of #Brexit is it will lead to a bonfire of EU regulations” -

Sunday, 19 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170317 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Record numbers of EU nurses quit #NHS - 92% drop in registrations; #WellDoneBrexiters, good job you never get ill

Eurosceptic Tory junior minister: "The sense of nationhood in Edinburgh is palpable.” - #indyref2

Oops, He Did It Again: Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets -

Peer Into Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance - why factory farming will kill hundreds of millions

Saturday, 18 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170316 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

We are four nations, but at heart we are one people” - apart from 16 million who voted remain, still totally ignored

Bill Gates And Other Major Investors Put $52.6 Million Into Site Sharing Unauthorized Copies Of Academic Papers -

Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access - fab news from multiple viewpoints #DAPL

Pakistan asks Facebook and Twitter to help identify blasphemers - “blasphemers”…what century are we in?

Japanese government liable for negligence in Fukushima disaster - good ruling

UK, Overhaul Your Zoo Licensing and Monitoring Systems - currently a disgrace

“Blair stressed he was not forming the embryo of a new party in the UK” - yeah, right

EU sources: May must mention UK’s financial settlement in article 50 notice - oh, this is going so well…

Deadly flooding in Peru sparks criticism over climate change preparedness - this will become a common headline

Friday, 17 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170315 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Stop UK supermarkets from destroying edible food - this is just crazy; we must follow france’s example here

Closing the net: The EU must step up enforcement of seafood import controls - urgent

Google DeepMind and healthcare in an age of algorithms - “issues of privacy and power emerging as potent challenges”

Thursday, 16 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170314 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European media ‘deeply regrets’ EU plans to ditch search engine payouts - more whining from greedy publishers

How a 94-Year-Old Genius May Save the Planet - let’s hope so…

“We’re looking for a Chief Information Security Officer.” - “protecting Cambridge from online bad actors”

Grab them by the patent: The Trump family’s history of patent enforcement - #patenttrolls to flourish under trump

“If you are saying you want #indyref2 'cos of Brexit, you have to know what the arrangement is" - like #brexit vote

Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170313 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I am not afraid’: the Delhi student facing death threats for taking on #India's right wing - brave woman

England and Wales has highest imprisonment rate in western Europe - tories want to turn EW into 51st state of US

vzbv-Untersuchung zeigt weltweiten Handlungsbedarf zum Schutz digitaler Verbraucherrechte -

Commission grants industry additional year to propose alcohol labelling information - @EU_Commission bottle it again

‘Lots of nurses have already left’: EU workers head for exit - what an utter disaster #WellDoneBrexiters

Monumental success for Europe’s farmed #rabbits - now the @EU_Commission must act swiftly

Social Media in Rural #China - looks fascinating; kudos for free #PDF download of entire text

#May expected to tour UK in effort to forge Brexit consensus - pity she still ignores 16 million who voted to stay

No global #ISDS court for corporations - shows EU has learned nothing from public resistance to #CETA and #TTIP

Building Greenland’s new data infrastructure as free software -

Scientists to EPA head: You don’t know what you’re talking about - so just shut it

Three solar thermal plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day - very, er, cool…

Lawsuit: Greedy drug maker purposefully flooded black market with opioids - staggering if confirmed

Canadian church group denied entry to US over fears they would ‘steal’ jobs - yeah, can’t be too careful these days