Monday, 22 January 2018

180121


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180120 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180120.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“people spend a fortune on bottled fresh air.” - https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jan/21/fresh-air-for-sale how about we fix air pollution instead?

Future directions for #PGP - https://lwn.net/Articles/742542/ hopeful signs #crypto


Android Users: To Avoid Malware, Try the F-Droid App Store - https://www.wired.com/story/android-users-to-avoid-malware-ditch-googles-app-store/


Sunday, 21 January 2018

180120


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180119 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180119.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump-Russia inquiry is told Nigel Farage may have given Julian Assange data - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/19/trump-russia-inquiry-is-told-nigel-farage-may-have-given-julian-assange-data well, that’s interesting…

Thai police arrest notorious wildlife trafficking suspect - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/20/thai-police-arrest-notorious-wildlife-trafficking-suspect #kudos to #thailand for catching this scum (assuming he’s guilty…)

Subversive Greeks stub out cigarette habit in record numbers - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/20/subversive-greeks-stub-out-cigarette-habit great news #tobacco #el

Грузинские парламентарии посетят Узбекистан - http://vestikavkaza.ru/material/220656 lovely pic; they’ve planted trees since I was there… #samarkand


Saturday, 20 January 2018

180119


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180118 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2018/01/180118.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK Begins Absolutely Bonkers ‘Education’ Of Grade Schoolers About Intellectual Property And Piracy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180118/06445339029/uk-begins-absolutely-bonkers-education-grade-schoolers-about-intellectual-property-piracy.shtml pathetic propaganda #copyright

Romania braced for huge protests amid 'big step backwards' on rule of law - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/19/romania-braced-for-huge-protests-amid-big-step-backwar... dreadful development in #Romania

Facebook hires Eurosport chief for multibillion live push - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/19/facebook-hires-eurosport-chief-for-multibillion-live-sport-push IOW @facebook wants to turn the Internet into TV


Thursday, 18 January 2018

180118


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180117 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2018/01/180117.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Ends with $2 Million - http://news.softpedia.com/news/librem-5-privacy-focused-linux-phone-crowdfunding-campaign-ends-with-2-million-518158.shtml exciting news

Using AI To Identify Car Models In 50 Million Google Street Views Reveals A Wide Range Of Demographic Information - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180104/03261938926/using-ai-to-identify-car-models-50-million-google-street-views-reveals-wide-range-demographic-information.shtml


World’s confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/18/us-leadership-world-confidence-poll “One of the sharpest declines in confidence in US leadership was in the UK”


Documenting the development of open standards for data - https://theodi.org/blog/documenting-the-development-of-open-standards-for-data #opendata


#NHS: Thanks for all the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops - https://lnkd.in/eHE7YEh disgraceful; has happened many times before in UK

Macron rebuffs City deal after Brexit unless UK pays into EU budget - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/18/macron-rebuffs-city-deal-after-brexit-unless-uk-pays-into-eu-budget another #brexit fantasy bites the dust


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

180117


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180116 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2018/01/180116.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

YouTube star wins damages in landmark UK 'revenge porn' case - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/17/youtube-star-chrissy-chambers-wins-damages-in-lan... important precedent

Secret negotiations, empty promises: #Copyright policymaking needs sunlight for better outcomes - https://creativecommons.org/2018/01/17/secret-negotiations-empty-promises-copyright-policymaking-needs-sunlight-better-outcomes/ a laser beam, more like… #transparency #CopyrightWeek

Educators ask for a better copyright - https://blog.okfn.org/2018/01/17/educators-ask-for-a-better-copyright/ " to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive)" #CopyrightWeek


Emmanuel Macron: a modern master of the diplomatic gesture - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/17/emmanuel-macron-proves-modern-master-diplomatic-gesture <sigh/> it must be so nice having an intelligent, adroit leader; meanwhile we have the worst PM in recent history…

Pakistani humanist denied UK asylum after failing to identify Plato - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/17/pakistani-humanist-denied-uk-asylum-after-failing-to-identify-plato @ukhomeoffice strikes again, of course…

Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/17/nearly-1m-tonnes-every-year-supermarkets-shamed-for-plastic-packaging info which they try to hide…

#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media? - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/17/fbpe-what-is-pro-eu-hashtag-spreading-across-social-media


Tuesday, 16 January 2018

180116


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180115 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/01/180115.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No-deal Brexit would cost EU economy £100bn, report claims - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/15/no-deal-brexit-would-cost-eu-economy-100bn-report-claims but UK would lose £125bn by 2020 - got that spare, #brexiters?

EU declares war on plastic waste - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/16/eu-declares-war-on-plastic-waste-2030 good news; let’s hope it leads to rapid action

EU leaders say UK can reverse #Brexit decision if it wants to - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/16/eu-leaders-say-uk-can-reverse-brexit-decision-if-it-wants-to pretty important declaration

Media Freaks Out About #Facebook Changes; Maybe They Shouldn’t Have Become So Reliant On Facebook - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180113/11333938996/media-freaks-out-about-facebook-changes-maybe-they-shouldnt-have-become-so-reliant-facebook.shtml well, we did warn them… #publishing



180115


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 180114 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.at/2018/01/180114.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Don’t Let #EU Upload Filters Undermine the #PublicDomain - http://copybuzz.com/ipr-enforcement/dont-let-upload-filters-undermine-the-public-domain/ another reason to drop #Article13 of proposed #copyright regulation #PD

British supermarket chickens show record levels of antibiotic-resistant superbugs - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/15/british-supermarket-chickens-show-record-levels-of-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs stop using vital antibiotics for farming now; people will die because of this selfish stupidity

Is #Copyright Term Extension Finally Done? - https://creativecommons.org/2018/01/15/copyright-term-extension-finally-done/ "there are communities of people who wish to work for a more fair copyright—and fight for better access to knowledge, fast and reliable technology and connectivity, and a robust shared #publicdomain. "

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/15/norway-may-rip-up-eu-deal-over-uk-brexit-demands oh look: that #brexit cakeism doesn’t seem to be going down so well…

Shell invests in Nashville solar firm, but it’s no less an oil company - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/shell-invests-in-nashville-solar-firm-but-its-no-less-an-oil-company/ but it knows which way the wind is blowing (& the sun is shining…) #renewables