Sunday, 24 September 2017

170923


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170922 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170922.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘Smart’ Hospital IV Pump Vulnerable To Remote Hack Attack - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170920/09450338247/smart-hospital-iv-pump-vulnerable-to-remote-hack-attack.shtml more #IoT sloppiness


Friday, 22 September 2017

170922

Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170921 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170921.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU Diagnosed With © ‘Ostrich Syndrome’: Missing Study On Piracy - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/ec-diagnosed-ostrich-syndrome-missing-study-piracy/ in-depth analysis of buried report on #copyright

The Village Voice prints its final edition – with Bob Dylan on the cover - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/sep/21/village-voice-final-edition-new-york-bob-dylan end of an era; sad it’s online only now

Thursday, 21 September 2017

170921


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170920 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170920.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Bashkir becomes the first language collated inside MediaWiki - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/09/20/bashkir-collation/ yay

Florida Trump Flash Mobs Organized by the Russian “Troll Factory” - https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2017/09/20/florida-trump-flash-mobs-organized-russian-troll-factory/ great analysis

EU Brexit negotiator attacks Johnson’s ‘old-fashioned’ views on identity - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/21/eu-brexit-negotiator-attacks-boris-johnson-old-fashioned-views-on-identity-european it’s johnson & #brexiters who are wrong

Opening the black boxes: algorithmic bias and the need for accountability - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/opening-black-boxes-algorithmic-bias-need-accountability/ this is serious and urgent


‘He headbutted me’: Tony Abbott says he was assaulted by yes campaigner - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/21/tony-abbott-assaulted-on-street-in-hobart I thought it was called “shirtfronting”…

Irish border data underlines huge task facing #Brexit negotiators - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/21/irish-border-data-underlines-huge-task-facing-brexi... "110m border crossings last year "

Beijing’s Securitization Strategy in Tibet & Xinjiang - https://jamestown.org/program/chen-quanguo-the-strongman-behind-beijings-securitization-strategy-in-tibet-and-xinjiang/ “overlooked risk is the alienation of local Han population”


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

170920


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170919 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170919.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

HP Brings Back Obnoxious #DRM That Cripples Competing Printer Cartridges - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170914/11491238210/hp-brings-back-obnoxious-drm-that-cripples-competing-printer-cartridges.shtml @HP hates its customers

Demand Heart Radio stops promoting cruel @SeaWorld - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/880/585/378/ this is completely irresponsible given the animal cruelty there

Free Software Foundation Europe Leads Call For Taxpayer-Funded Software To Be Licensed For Free Re-use - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170914/09163238207/free-software-foundation-europe-leads-call-taxpayer-funded-software-to-be-licensed-free-re-use.shtml



Florida Utilities Lobbied To Make It Illegal For Solar Users To Use Panels In Wake Of Hurricanes, Outages - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170919/10565138241/florida-utilities-lobbied-to-make-it-illegal-solar-users-to-use-panels-wake-hurricanes-outages.shtml obscene


I Have Nothing to Hide – Really? Here’s why #privacy matters to all of us - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/nothing-hide-really-heres-privacy-matters-us/ amazing this still needs to be said


170919


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170918 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170918.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Australia’s record-breaking winter beats average highs by 2C, Climate Council says - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/19/australias-record-breaking-winter-beats-average-highs-by-2c-climate-council-says when will #AU government act?

EU Kick-Starts #PSI Directive Review - http://copybuzz.com/facts-figures/ec-kick-starts-psi-directive-review/ your chance to make your views heard: let’s push for #opendata

Me, my data and I: Decode and the future of the personal data economy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/data-decode-future-personal-data-economy/ an alternative to #surveillance capitalism


EU also preparing “Communication on a balanced, clear and predictable European licensing framework for Standard Essential Patents” #SEP

Boris Johnson could resign if Theresa May opts for ‘Swiss-style’ #Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/19/boris-johnson-could-resign-if-theresa-may-opts-for-swiss-style-brexit that’s a feature, not a bug

Blowing the whistle on the meat industry - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-09-19/blowing-the-whistle-on-the-meat-industry great report on hugely important issue; mandatory, independent #CCTV now



Tuesday, 19 September 2017

170918

Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170917 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170917.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia & Ukraine - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/cyprus-selling-eu-citizenship-to-super-rich-of-russia-and-ukraine UK gets this free; now throwing it away #brexit

W3C Publishes Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) as a W3C Recommendation - https://www.w3.org/2017/09/pressrelease-eme-recommendation.html.en shame on @w3c for adding #DRM to HTML

Soviet officer who averted cold war nuclear disaster dies aged 77 - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/soviet-officer-who-averted-cold-war-nuclear-disaster-dies-aged-77 this is what a modern hero looks like

find out how your MP voted on the EU Withdrawal Bill https://bestforbritain.org/WithdrawalBill just enter postcode; can then send email to MP…


“Effective today, @EFF is resigning from the W3C.” - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/open-letter-w3c-director-ceo-team-and-membership good to see someone has principles #DRM; time to boycott @W3C?

Turkish high school students will no longer be taught “controversial” evolutionary theory - https://boingboing.net/2017/09/18/gollum-erdogan.html #turkey goes medieval

Shanghai’s newest theater has a three-layered facade that’s always rotating - http://mashable.com/2017/09/18/shanghai-kinetic-theater-landmark/ more amazing architecture in #china


Monday, 18 September 2017

170917


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170916 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/09/170916.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Frustrated EU fears Britain is ‘heading for the #Brexit rocks’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/16/european-union-frustration-britain-heading-for-brexit-rocks imagine how the sane 16 millions Brits feel…

#Brazil: Stop #Corruption Killing the Amazon - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/all_for_amazon_loc/ 1.2 million have signed; let’s make it 1.5 million…

James O’Brien Explains Why Voters Have Been ‘Conned’ Over #Brexit - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/james-obrien-brexit-con_uk_59ba74f6e4b02da0e13f7bab this is really good - very clear explanation

Call to Action: Write to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on the upcoming #copyright vote - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/call-action-write-european-parliaments-legal-affairs-committee-upcoming-copyright-vote/

Hardline Israeli rabbis use tough checks on Jewish identity to block marriages - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/16/rabbis-block-marriages-israeljewish-identity-human-rights rational solution: embrace atheism



Sunday, 17 September 2017

170916


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170915 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170915.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK exporters have ‘hoarded’ gains from fall in sterling, says ONS - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/15/uk-exporters-have-hoarded-gains-from-fall-in-sterling-says-ons another reason why #brexit will be a disaster


UK legal claims grow over exposure at work to toxic diesel fumes - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/16/legal-claims-grow-exposure-at-work-to-toxic-diesel-fumes action needed

All the things we were told about Brexit that now turn out to be wrong - http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/things-were-told-brexit-now-459168 I know it’s hard to keep track, so many now


Saturday, 16 September 2017

170915


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170914 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170914.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Chinese IT giant #Huawei has big plans for the cloud in Western markets, with important implications for #privacy - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/chinese-giant-huawei-big-plans-cloud-western-markets-important-implications-privacy/

Moral Muppets At @Harvard Cave In To The CIA; Rescind Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170915/09593238214/moral-muppets-harvard-cave-to-cia-rescind-chelsea-mannings-fellowship.shtml @mmasnick on fine, angry form

Friday, 15 September 2017

170914


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170913 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170913.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Apache Software Foundation Confirms #Equifax Data Breach Due to Failure to Install Patches for Struts Exploit - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/media-alert-the-apache-software
Four Times No: Article 13 Censorship Filter Confirmed As Illegal - http://copybuzz.com/facts-figures/4-times-no-article-13-censorship-filter-confirmed-illegal/ just bin it #copyright

Home secretary ignores court order & sends asylum seeker to Kabul - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/14/home-secretary-ignores-court-order-sends-asylum-seeker-kabul-samim-bigzad UK gov just ignores the law - #brexit breakdown

Thursday, 14 September 2017

170913


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170912 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170912.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New iPhones: why is Apple’s pricing the same in pounds and dollars? - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/13/apple-iphone-x-launch-uk-prices-dollar-parity because #brexit has trashed the pound, obvs


Brexit is a great British bore. Europe has moved on, & the UK should be worried - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/13/brexit-britain-eu-european another reason #brexit a disaster

Another threat to your #privacy: the way you write - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/09/another-threat-privacy-way-write/ has the NSA got a yottabyte yet? #surveillance

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

170912


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170911 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170911.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“ideas – and exponential growth they imply – are getting harder & harder to find” - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/are_we_running_out_of_ideas/ growth not the point of research

Civil Liberties Groups Release First Report on Ag-Gag Laws - https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/09/06/civil-liberties-groups-release-first-comprehensive-report-ag-gag-laws ag-gag laws have one purpose: to hide animal abuse

Welcome to #JEFTA! - https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2017/09/welcome-jefta which will benefit corporates far more than the public - as usual

How Congress Ignored Science and Fueled Antibiotic Resistance - https://www.wired.com/story/big-chicken/ millions are likely to die because of big-ag greed



Monday, 11 September 2017

170911



Compensation body told Rotherham abuse victim she ‘consented’ - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/11/compensation-body-told-rotherham-abuse-victim-she-consented sickening; fire all the people responsible

The UK’s faith in a ‘sweet Brexit’ isn’t just deluded – it’s dangerous - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/11/uk-sweet-brexit-deluded-eu-europe-single-economy great quote at end:

"the way your suit is ruined with blood stains if the person standing next to you decides to shoot themselves in the foot" #brexit

No Europeans need apply: evidence mounts of discrimination in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/11/no-europeans-need-apply-growing-evidence-discrimination-uk-brexit this is what we have become #WellDoneBrexiters

European #Copyright Reform: A New Directive Against Fundamental Freedoms - https://www.laquadrature.net/fr/node/10289

Lighthizer: Buy #GMOs Or Expect A Fight - http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/lighthizer-warning-buy-gmos-or-expect-a-fight only EU strong enough to fight this; #brexit means UK will get GMOs


Sunday, 3 September 2017

170902


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170901 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/09/170901.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump’s ambassador to #Israel refers to ‘alleged occupation’ of Palestinian territories - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/01/trump-ambassador-israel-david-friedman-alleged-occupation-palestinian-territories yeah, it was all a dream

the more I read rabid comments of #brexiters, the more it becomes clear it will take 50 years to heal harm #brexit has done to UK society

Saturday, 2 September 2017

170901


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170831 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170831.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/florida-power-company-exchanging-nuclear-plans-for-solar-plans-cutting-rates/ this is the future #renewables


Big Ag Gets Ag-Gag Envy, Helps Bring In ‘Seed-Preemption’ Laws Across The US - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170830/09234038111/big-ag-gets-ag-gag-envy-helps-bring-seed-preemption-laws-across-us.shtml more bad stuff #seeds


Thursday, 31 August 2017

170831


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170830 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170830.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Hard border could spell the end for Northern Ireland’s dairy processors - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/hard-border-could-spell-the-end-for-northern-irelands-dairy-processors/ of course; but #brexiters don’t care

Brexit-fuelled energy efficiency myths - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/opinion/brexit-fuelled-energy-efficiency-myths/ #brexiters spreading harmful lies everywhere

A ₹1 Crore Fund to Support Open Source Projects in #India - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/30/1-crore-fund-support-open-source-projects-india/ huge potential there

Estonia on #copyright: Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde and his alter ego on steroids - http://copybuzz.com/analysis/estonia-copyright-dr-jekyll-mr-hyde-alter-ego-steroids/ a slap in the face for the EU public

Even encrypted data streams from the Internet of Things are leaking sensitive information; here’s what we can do - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/even-encrypted-data-streams-internet-things-leaking-sensitive-information-heres-can/



170830


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170829 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170829.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Hello spam and tinned peaches: is Britain facing a Brexit food crisis? - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/29/hello-spam-and-tinned-peaches-is-britain-facing-a-brexit-food-crisis enjoy, #brexiters

urgent: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation today - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Miss UK says she handed back her crown because she was told to lose weight - http://mashable.com/2017/08/30/miss-uk-beauty-pageant/ well done, her…

India’s Supreme Court Rules Privacy Is Fundamental Right; Big Ramifications For Aadhaar Biometric System & Beyond - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170829/08325938100/indias-supreme-court-rules-privacy-is-fundamental-right-big-ramifications-aadhaar-biometric-system-beyond.shtml

Distracted Boyfriend photographer: “It’s not allowed to use any image without purchasing the proper licence” - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/30/the-team-that-made-the-distracted-boyfriend-meme-have-split-up

Scale Of Moderating Facebook: It Turns Off 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170828/17021938096/scale-moderating-facebook-it-turns-off-1-million-accounts-every-single-day.shtml facebook, not linus, does not scale

Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/30/brazilian-court-blocks-abolition-of-vast-amazon-reserve kudos, but: “may be only temporary reprieve for the area”


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

170829


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170828 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170828.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU’s #Brexit negotiator tells UK to speed up and ‘get serious’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/28/michel-barnier-concerned-about-brexit-talks-progress-third-round this is going so well

Universities abroad headhunting 95% of UCL’s top EU researchers - https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/aug/29/universities-abroad-headhunting-ucl-eu-researchers-brexit #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK research

Interview With Raegan Macdonald - http://copybuzz.com/interviews/interview-raegan-macdonald/ Senior Policy Manager @mozilla #copyright #EU #copyrightdirective


#Sweden doubles down on data retention surveillance, includes #VPN surveillance in new leaked proposal - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/sweden-doubles-data-retention-surveillance-includes-vpn-surveillance-new-leaked-proposal/ awful move

Letters threatening acid attacks sent to Muslims in Bradford - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/29/letters-threatening-acid-attack-threats-sent-to-muslims-in-bradford this is what #brexiters have turned UK into

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf citadel faces obliteration - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/29/turkeys-12000-year-old-hasankeyf-citadel-faces-obliteration unnecessary: #turkey is perfect for solar power

Is this the key to foiling #phishing attacks? Spoiler alert: probably - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/key-foiling-phishing-attacks-spoiler-alert-probably/ everyone should do this if poss #security

Total Harvey insurance cost could be as high as $100bn - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/29/total-harvey-cost-insurance-texas-tropical-storm-hurricane-sandy tackling #climatechange looking cheaper by the day

Man born and raised in UK told he is not a British citizen - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/29/joiner-shane-ridge-born-and-raised-in-britain-told-to-leave-home-office @ukhomeoffice strikes again…


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

170828


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170827 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170827.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: ‘It’s not if, it’s when’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/16/texas-flooding-houston-climate-change-disaster this is from June

2 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet

Get out, and go quick: #Brexit heartland stays defiant - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/get-out-and-go-quick-brexit-heartland-stays-defiant/ stupid old bigots still stupid, still bigoted…

UK Home Office cannot be trusted, say EU citizens’ rights groups - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/28/uk-home-office-cannot-be-trusted-say-eu-citizens-rights-groups too right: @ukhomeoffice is a perennial disgrace



Santorini’s popularity soars but locals say it has hit saturation point - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/28/santorini-popularity-soars-but-locals-say-it-has-hit-saturation-point #tourism is destroying what it loves

Netanyahu accuses Iran of missile production sites in Syria - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/28/benjamin-netanyahu-iran-building-missile-production-sites-syria-and-lebanon well, at least #israel doesn’t have nuclear weapons


Monday, 28 August 2017

170827


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170826 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170826.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

British tourists tell of misery abroad with pound at eight-year low - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/26/british-tourists-tell-of-misery-of-pound-at-eight-year-low well, we did warn you; but you know, facts…

A million skilled EU workers see their future outside Britain - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/27/million-skilled-eu-workers-planning-to-leave-uk-brexit #WellDoneBrexiters, destroying UK’s future thus

3 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet


Maybe Trump is a kind of cry for help from the Earth - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/27/frankie-boyle-donald-trump-embodies-twitter “like he’s building up a credible insanity defence”


Sunday, 27 August 2017

170826


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170825 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170825.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘I hope you’re ready to get married’: in search of Vietnam’s kidnapped brides - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/26/ready-married-kidnapped-brides-vietnam-china fruit of china’s one-child policy

4 days left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet


Friday, 25 August 2017

170825


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170824 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170824.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Astronauts flew right over monster storm Hurricane Harvey - http://mashable.com/2017/08/24/hurricane-harvey-nasa-space-photos/ this is the face of #globalwarming

Jeremy Hunt can attack me all he wants – but he is wrong to say the #NHS is working - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/25/jeremy-hunt-attack-nhs-stephen-hawking-crisis saith Stephen Hawking…

Piece by piece, the case for severing Britain’s ties to Europe is falling apart - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/24/case-britains-ties-europe-severed-falling-apart-brexiteers-migration-norway-option just the start… #brexit

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/welcome-internet-listening-eavesdropping-spying-things/ we need to, er, talk about this now…

Repeal All UK Terrorism Laws, Says UK Government Adviser On Terrorism Laws - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170824/07284238075/repeal-all-uk-terrorism-laws-says-uk-government-adviser-terrorism-laws.shtml oh, that’s rather good

To truly understand Brexit debacle, look 2 Star Wars - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/25/brexit-star-wars-phantom-menace-movies “has 2 be explanation to make things better than they seem.”

Brexiteers tangled up in #redtape - https://www.facebook.com/OpenBritain/videos/1743673019006348/ oh look: another #brexit lie: not less, but more bureaucracy


Thursday, 24 August 2017

170824


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170823 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170823.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Special Offer for Non-Profit Organizations: Secure Your Emails for Free - https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure-email-for-non-profit saith @TutanotaTeam

Sun sets on nuclear as solar capacity catches up with atomic power - https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/sun-sets-on-nuclear-as-solar-capacity-catches-up-with-atomic-power/ #renewables

EFF, Others Think It Would Be Cool If The FCC Stopped Hiding 47,000 Net Neutrality Complaints - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170822/11403338060/eff-others-think-it-would-be-cool-if-fcc-stopped-hiding-47000-net-neutrality-complaints.shtml it would

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/russian-tanker-sails-arctic-without-icebreaker-first-time ruh-roh #climatechange


170823


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170822 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/08/170822.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Why the US Solar Industry Doesn’t Want Government Protection - https://www.wired.com/story/why-the-us-solar-industry-doesnt-want-government-protection/ interesting analysis

Dirty business: The livestock farms polluting the UK - https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-08-21/farming-pollution-fish-uk lowered standards after #brexit will make this much worse

.@BBC should never have bigged up a ridiculous study saying a hard #Brexit would be good for the UK economy - https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/hard-brexit-british-economy-study-trade-customs-union-single-market-europe-eu-ridiculous-a7906086.html

Is the #copyright industry above the law and exempt from respecting human rights? Some companies seem to think so - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/copyright-industry-law-exempt-respecting-human-rights-companies-seem-think/

.@ukhomeoffice apologises 4 letters threatening to deport EU nationals - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/23/home-office-apologises-for-letters-threatening-to-deport-eu-nationals how can you “mistakenly” send 100 letters?

ReFigure – connecting scientific insights across the web - https://elifesciences.org/labs/72170376/refigure-connecting-scientific-insights-across-the-web an #opensource browser extension for #chrome

One man has the power to stop this cruelty - https://www.facebook.com/Avaaz/videos/10155238414553884/ the #Netherlands’ inspector general must ban this animal abuser #nl

Sending EU nationals deportation letters an ‘unfortunate error’ - May - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/23/home-office-apologises-for-letters-threatening-to-deport-eu-nationals that it could even happen by error is awful

One week left: EU Database Directive: Please Respond to the Consultation Now - http://copybuzz.com/editorial/eu-database-directive-please-answer-consultation-now/ help roll back the #copyright ratchet

.@Techdirt Turns Twenty! - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170822/23524138065/techdirt-turns-twenty.shtml amazing; here’s to the next 20 years…

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star’s surface and atmosphere - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/23/antares-astronomers-capture-best-ever-image-of-a-stars-surface-and-atmosphere amazing


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170821 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170821.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits - https://www.wired.com/story/california-proves-that-environmental-regulations-dont-kill-profits/ so there you go

Hard #Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez - https://www.euractiv.com/section/circular-economy/news/hard-brexit-a-disaster-scenario-for-waste-treatment-capacity-warns-suez/ #brexit is rubbish for rubbish

Court Strips Immunity From Bite Mark Experts Who Put Wrong Man In Jail For 23 Years - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170820/09535138046/court-strips-immunity-bite-mark-experts-who-put-wrong-man-jail-23-years.shtml awful, incredible


Monday, 21 August 2017

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Abbott insists marriage equality threat to religious freedom - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/21/abbott-insists-marriage-equality-threat-to-religious-freedom-after-brandis-calls-it-a-trick what a sad and spiteful little christian #au


How the post-#Brexit trade deal will affect British farmers - https://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/how-the-post-brexit-trade-deal-will-affect-british-farmers/ they’ll be wiped out by cheap imports

Man suffers serious injuries in east London acid attack - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/21/man-suffers-serious-injuries-in-east-london-acid-attack time for stricter regulations, not dogmatic #deregulation

Moving On From Obviously Fake News To Plausibly Fake News Sites - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170821/08072438051/moving-obviously-fake-news-to-plausibly-fake-news-sites.shtml getting sneakier

Saturday, 19 August 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170818 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170818.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Tina Fey to white supremacists: ‘It’s not our country, we stole it from Native Americans’ - https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/aug/18/tina-fey-snl-weekend-update-charlottesville-virginia-trump needs pointing out more

Now #NHS cuts are stripping basic medicines from the poor - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/17/nhs-cuts-basic-medicines-poor-gps-withdraw-service the lack of compassion here makes me ashamed of UK

Welcome To The Technological Incarceration Project, Where Prison Walls Are Replaced By Sensors, Algorithms, And AI - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170817/05530038015/welcome-to-technological-incarceration-project-where-prison-walls-are-replaced-sensors-algorithms-ai.shtml

Google researchers reveal automated process for removing watermarks from stock images - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/18/robust-vs-imperceptible.html interesting

Look at this man trying to stop a Boston Dynamics robot from opening a door - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/18/look-at-this-man-trying-to-sto.html not sure its wise to make them angry

Germany introduces bill to make outsourcing easier for businesses subject to professional secrecy laws - https://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2017/august/germany-introduces-bill-to-make-outsourcing-easier-for-businesses-subject-to-professional-secrecy-laws/ bad move

Environmentalists worried as UK sells off Green Investment Bank - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/environmentalists-worried-as-uk-sells-off-green-investment-bank/ outrageous: sold to fossil fuel investors

This video of dancing robots will keep you up at night - http://mashable.com/2017/08/18/dancing-robot-army-record-holder/ now imagine them with weapons

#Norway close to becoming planet’s first ‘fully electrified society’ - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/norway-close-to-becoming-planets-first-fully-electrified-society/ interesting

Trump Forest organizers want to resist Trump with billions of trees - https://thinkprogress.org/offset-trumps-terrible-climate-policies-with-trees-a36e8d7117d4/ this is a lovely idea

"Trump Forest aims to plant enough trees — 110  billion — to offset carbon emissions created by Trump administration’s climate regression"

Judge blocks coal mine expansion, citing lack of adequate climate analysis - https://thinkprogress.org/judge-blocks-coal-mine-expansion-0d6126ebbc00/ wise judge

A trillion-dollar investment company is making #climatechange a business priority - https://thinkprogress.org/investment-company-makes-climate-change-a-business-priority-24ea20537f2b/ why trump has already lost

What does respecting the referendum result mean? - https://mainlymacro.blogspot.nl/2017/08/what-does-respecting-referendum-result.html “no one who voted to Leave is going to be happy” great post

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked - https://thinkprogress.org/super-heatwaves-coming-study-warns-955962bd275a/ these are not survivable


Friday, 18 August 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170817 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2017/08/170817.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Leaving EU without deal would not be a disaster - thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/18/leaving-eu-without-deal-would-not-be-a-disaster-says-thinktank assumes we get good deals with rest of world; we won’t

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/17/leading-elephant-conservationist-ivory-shot-dead-in-tanzania another hero lost; tragic

South Africa plans to grant immunity to Grace Mugabe, sources say - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/south-africa-plans-to-grant-immunity-to-grace-mugabe-sources-say must be nice to be above the law…


#Kuwait's inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change? - https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/aug/18/kuwait-city-hottest-place-earth-climate-change-gulf-oil-temperatures moving underground, I imagine…

Trump’s evangelical panel remains intact as others disband - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/18/donald-trump-evangelicals-charlottesville that really says it all…


#Copyright Implications With Confederacy Monuments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170818/09155838022/because-course-there-are-copyright-implications-with-confederacy-monuments.shtml “no issue of public interest copyright law cannot make worse”


Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170816 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170816.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


"would appear to contradict a key aspect of leave campaigners’ pledge to “take back control” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/16/uk-to-seek-irish-border-waivers-on-customs-and-food-safety-after-brexit #brexit #fiasco

"exempt Northern Ireland’s food producers from sanitary and phytosanitary check" IOW a backdoor for #chlorinechicken & #hormonebeef in EU

The increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150bn annually by 2027 - http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2017-2027-markets-players-forecasts-000536.asp codswallop, I’d say

MPAA Narrative About #Piracy Flips To Danger From Pirate Sites Now That It Has Lost The Moral Argument - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170815/14462038008/mpaa-narrative-about-piracy-flips-to-danger-pirate-sites-now-that-it-has-lost-moral-argument.shtml big shift

EU citizens will not need visas to visit UK after #Brexit, say sources - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/17/eu-citizens-no-visas-visit-uk-after-brexit gosh, so generous…


UK’s Animals No Longer Recognised As Sentient Beings - https://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=74771 #brexit lowering #AnimalWelfare stds, as we predicted