Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170327 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170327.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No global corporate court: withdraw plans for a “multilateral investment court” - https://act.wemove.eu/campaigns/no-global-corporate-court 317K sigs; more needed #ISDS

From Marrakesh to Brussels: the long arm of the EU #copyright lobby - https://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2017/03/marrakesh-brussels-long-arm-eu-copyright-lobby why do publishers hate blind people so much?

Stop the @ECB subsidising climate disaster - https://corporateeurope.org/economy-finance/2017/03/stop-ecb-subsidising-climate-disaster shortsighted and unacceptable

‘Sightings’ of extinct Tasmanian tiger prompt search in Queensland - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/28/tasmanian-tiger-sighting-search-thylacine-queensland-australia be so great if this were true…

“not possible to overestimate the threat the UK press poses to reaching a deal” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/28/brexit-uk-backing-away-from-threat-to-leave-with-no-deal-say-eu-diplomats #brexit

Apache Software Foundation Announces 18 Years of OS Leadership - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the-apache-software-foundation-announces6 how time flies when you’re changing the world

.@edhusicMP on the need for #Copyright Law Reform to support Innovation in #Australia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCpJ5Vg84CM&feature=youtu.be #safeharbour

European parliament will veto #Brexit deal with early cut-off date for free movement - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/28/meps-veto-brexit-early-cut-off-date-european-parliament-freedom-movement this is going so well

“imagine other nations penalising future US goods if they are produced with dirty energy” - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/28/trump-climate-change-executive-order-us-dominance-china we must plan 4 this now

MIT experts urge Trump to take immediate action on cybersecurity - http://news.mit.edu/2017/mit-experts-urge-trump-administration-immediate-cybersecurity-action-0328 not weakening #crypto would be a good start

UN criticism of Israel bombing Hezbollah absurd, says Johnson - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/28/un-criticism-of-israel-bombing-hezbollah-is-absurd-says-johnson another pathetic attempt to curry favour with trump

Trump Is About to Gain Full Control Over the US #Copyright Office - http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/03/27/trump-control-us-copyright-office/ so, what’s going to happen here, I wonder…

Police and protesters clash in Paris over death of Chinese man - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/28/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 - http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/monsanto-india/? important moment #india

The Collapsing Empire is a hilarious tale of humanity’s impending doom - https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/03/the-collapsing-empire-is-rip-roaring-space-opera-with-a-conscience/ clearly a thinly-veiled allegory of #brexit

Commission alarmed by ‘mass killing’ of Aegean seals and turtles -
http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/commission-alarmed-by-mass-killing-of-aegean-seals-and-turtles/ so much for Greek civilisation…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170326 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170326.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Land rights activist shot dead in Brazilian Amazon hospital - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/brazil-land-rights-activist-shot-dead-amazon-hospital appalling; #brazil must do more to protect them

Claim that MP lied about #Kenya massacre ‘may be in contempt of parliament’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/kenya-mau-mau-case-lawyers-contempt-parliament-foreign-office something to hide, UK gov?

“#London is … the antithesis of #Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world.” - http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/london-in-the-age-of-terror-and-brexit-a-1140315.html yup

Lawyers & Academics Warn UK Against Criminalizing File-Sharers - https://torrentfreak.com/lawyers-and-academics-warn-uk-against-criminalizing-file-sharers-170325/ UK gov being totally irresponsible here #copyright

A deadly superbug is silently spreading through UK hospitals - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-03-23/an-antibiotic-resistant-superbug-is-silently-spreading-through-uk-hospitals this is really serious: we must act

France’s top court questions constitutionality of CETA - http://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/frances-top-court-questions-constitutionality-of-ceta/ we still need to stop #CETA

Lawmaker wants discrimination protection for climate deniers - http://mashable.com/2017/03/23/bill-would-protect-climate-deniers-maine/ utterly bonkers

May says she will never allow UK to become ‘looser and weaker’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/mar/27/eus-chief-brexit-negotiator-warns-of-distinct-possibility-uk-will-leave-with-no-deal-politics-live seems to think #brexit is some intestinal problem

Scott Pruitt and the “Electricity Rates” Zombie - http://www.citizenvox.org/2017/03/27/scott-pruitt-electricity-rates-zombie/ the old lies keep coming…

Giant gold coin with Queen’s head stolen from Berlin museum - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/27/giant-gold-coin-with-queens-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? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170321/03154736962/more-financial-scandals-involving-collecting-society-remind-me-again-why-they-are-credible-representatives-artists.shtml

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/27/us-facial-recognition-database-fbi-drivers-licenses-passports “algorithm is wrong ~15% of time”

Why not ban cars, @AmberRudd_MP ? It’d be more effective than banning #encryption - https://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2017/03/westminster-attack-whatsapp-encryption/ yup, but she’s not into facts

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England - http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jing-jin-ji-china-planning-megalopolis-size-new-england-n734736 let’s hope they get the pollution problem sorted

Sunday, 26 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170325 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170325.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

As Britain hurtles towards the precipice, truth and democracy are in short supply - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/26/observer-editorial-triggering-of-article-50-jeopardises-60-years-of-unparalleled-peace rightly angry #brexit editorial


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170324 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170324.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump blames Democrats 4 stunning failure to repeal Obamacare - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/24/republican-healthcare-plan-bill-vote-pulled-obamacare-trump you don’t get more absurd - or desperate - than that

‘Moore’s law’ for carbon would defeat #globalwarming - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/moores-law-carbon-would-defeat-global-warming 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 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/25/nick-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 - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/25/brexit-talks-will-fail-without-compromise-jose-manu… failure is precisely what hard #brexit nutters want

Taunting Trump: How the Campaign to ‘Not Normalize’ Donald Is Driving Him Crazy - http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/taunting-trump-how-campaign-not-normalize-donald-driving-him-crazy keep up the pressure…

Saturday, 25 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170323 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170323.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australian Govt.: Just Kidding On That Whole Safe Harbors Reform Thing, Guys - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170323/10013236991/australian-govt-just-kidding-that-whole-safe-harbors-reform-thing-guys.shtml haha, very funny #copyright

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening #China's most beautiful city - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/24/river-rubbish-ugly-secret-china-beautiful-guilin really regrettable

“The JustGiving page for the family of PC Palmer has raised more than £500,000 in the first 24 hours.” - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/keith-palmer good to see

Inside eLife: Authors can now submit a #preprint to bioRxiv while submitting to eLife - https://elifesciences.org/elife-news/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 - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/03/transcanada-drops-keystone-xl-nafta-lawsuit-one-hour-after-trump-approves #ISDS bullying

Opposition Against EU Link Tax Gets Big Ally From Spain - http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-24/opposition-against-link-tax-gets-big-ally-spain the link tax just doesn’t work: kudos to @elpais_opinion

Cadbury says chocolate could get smaller after Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/24/cadbury-warns-chocolate-could-get-smaller-after-brexit conclusive proof that #brexit will be a disaster…

Singapore will ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership: PM Lee - https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-will-ratify-trans-pacific-partnership-pm-lee-090115032.html well, that’s pretty pointless… #TPP

Friday, 24 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170322 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170322.html 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” https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/crude-nature-of-attack-suggests-lack-of-isis-network-in-britain

Ranking Digital Rights 2017 Corporate Accountability - https://rankingdigitalrights.org/ “policies that affect users’ freedom of expression & privacy”

Stop the Killing of #Slovenia's Wolves - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/204/949/767/ “killing of 10 wolves out of a total estimated population of less than 50”

Australia Shelves Copyright Safe Harbor For Google, Facebook, etc - https://torrentfreak.com/australia-shelves-copyright-safe-harbor-for-google-facebook-et-al-170323/ #copyright industry still throttling innovation

Alabama Legislature May Give Fundamentalist Church Its Own Police Force: What Could Go Wrong? - http://www.alternet.org/belief/alabama-megachurch-hires-its-own-cops what inded…?

.@pepsi , @McDonalds, @Nestle Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat - http://www.alternet.org/environment/pepsi-mcdonalds-nestle-other-major-brands-implicated-illegal-destruction-critical maybe boycott needed

far right wants to exploit attack. London won’t let it - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/23/far-right-exploit-westminster-attack-london-wont-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170316/12401436934/ebook-pirates-tend-to-be-older-well-off-which-means-they-pirate-because-human-intuition-economics.shtml

Anti-immigration politicians link London attack to migrant policy - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/anti-immigrant-politicians-link-london-attack-migrant-policy confirming they are opportunistic & stupid

EU poised 4 total ban on bee-harming pesticides - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/23/europe-poised-for-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 - https://escholarship.org/uc/item/07n9m5wn

Defensa de las estrictas reglamentaciones sobre empaquetado y etiquetado del tabaco aplicadas por #Uruguay - https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8nh5n6ds#page-1

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump - https://www.wired.com/2017/03/tom-steyer-interview/ let’s hope he succeeds…

Rendition: government evidence to be heard in secret in UK for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/23/rendition-government-evidence-heard-secret-uk-first-time simply unacceptable

Thursday, 23 March 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170321 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/03/170321.html 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170319/02251236949/unpaywall-browser-add-on-that-finds-legal-free-copies-academic-papers-you-see-as-you-browse-web.shtml

Stop the World’s Biggest #Whale Slaughter - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/norway_save_the_whales_loc/ #norway sounds a wonderful place - except for this…

King Battistelli’s swish penthouse office Euro Patent Office doesn’t want you to see - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/22/patent_office_battistellis_penthouse/ “His 6 personal bodyguards”

The true picture of the German Energiewende - http://www.euractiv.com/section/electricity/opinion/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? - https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/03/21/leaked-text-eu-tempted-many-safeguards-limiting-scope-blind-treaty/ #marrakesh #copyright

#Armenia’s rising tech scene: The new Silicon Valley of former Soviet Union - https://thenextweb.com/asia/2017/03/17/armenias-rising-tech-scene-new-silicon-valley-former-soviet-union/#.tnw_LBCO8eb7 I’ve often thought this might happen

UK-based airlines told to move to EU after Brexit or lose major routes - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/22/uk-based-airlines-told-to-move-to-europe-after-brexit-or-lose-major-routes #brexit will destroy UK airline industry

UK must retain link with European Court of Justice, say MPs - https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/mar/22/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 - http://mashable.com/2017/03/22/worlds-least-satisfying-video/ funny and quite deep in a way…

From bad to worse: the del Castillo Report on the European Electronic Communication Code - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/telecom-package-del-castillo-report