Monday, 29 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170527 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The Observer is looking for volunteers to help monitor hidden political advertising. please email #GE17

Wild Amazon faces destruction as #Brazil’s farmers and loggers target national park - a tragedy & a disgrace

Lack of information on antibiotic use on animals is a major problem, say experts - millions will die as a result…

Using AI and drones to combat elephant and rhino poaching - let’s hope it’s not too late

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions - absurd

Girl Busted For Pirating ‘Chicken Run’ Provides Food For Thought - #copyright bullies strike again

Laptop ban could apply to all flights to US, homeland security chief says - those terrorists are certainly winning

Sunday, 28 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170526 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Piracy Killing Hollywood So Bad That Disney Made More Money In 2016 Than Any Studio Ever - yeah, funny that

Theresa May’s ratings sink as Jeremy Corbyn’s get a bounce, poll finds - only one data point, but still… #GE17

We need deal with the EU to combat terror, experts tell May - oh look: best way to fight terrorism is stay in EU…

Tory nerves fray as Corbyn dramatically narrows May’s lead - surely not… #GE17

Saturday, 27 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170525 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump ‘complained to Belgian PM of difficulty setting up EU golf resorts’ - munching “lots of” Belgian chocolates

Find out the best way to elect a progressive majority in your area - enter postcode, get recommendation #GE17

Find Out How Your Vote Can Fight An Extreme Brexit - another site powered by your postcode… #GE17#

Revealed: details of Sergey Brin’s secret plans to build the world’s biggest aircraft - Make Airships Great Again…

Gunmen kill 26 in latest attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt - … it’s always the poor Copts…

Corbyn: the war on terror is simply not working - Tim Farron will win few friends with his comments here #GE17

"The #Brexit propaganda worked very well and then the propaganda guys vanished like a fart in the Sahara.” - true

Thursday, 25 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170524 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Demand @marksandspencer drop law breaking farm - unacceptable

Grad Student Finally Cleared Of Criminal Charges For Posting Academic Article Online - but can now happen in UK

Trump ‘worried about #Brexit impact on US jobs’ - oh look: even he now thinks it’s a bad idea…

Cloudflare Ups Ante In Search Of Prior Art To Invalidate ALL Patents From Patent Troll Blackbird Tech - excellent

May calls on tech firms to lead fight against online extremism - they’ll like that

Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170523 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump: Corporate trade as usual, now with added xenophobia - watch out for #TTIP 2.0

US officials leak more Manchester details hours after UK rebuke - that “special relationship”…

Congressional Rep Pushes His ‘Hack Back’ Bill By Claiming It Would Have Prevented WannaCry Ransomware Attack - #nope

Thailand 2016 - 2017 - Immigration detention Center - Bangkok - conditions look pretty bad here…

Found at the Scene in Manchester: A Detonator, Shrapnel and a Battery - another leak from our American friends…?

RNC, Chamber Of Commerce Want Robocallers To Be Able To Spam Your Voicemail Without Your Phone Ringing - lovely

Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170522 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK bathing water ranks next from last in EU beach table - “will once more be ‘dirty man of Europe’ after Brexit”

"EU could put pressure on UK by saying that British products will not be allowed into EU markets unless they meet environmental standards”

#LibreOffice leverages Google’s OSS-Fuzz to improve quality of office suite - #freesw

'My worst nightmares are coming true': Europe's last primeval forest on 'brink of collapse' - shame on #poland…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170521 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

“Support for the Labour party in #Wales has surged in the last two weeks” - Labour: 44% (+9) #GE17

Theresa May Plans To Regulate, Tax And Censor The Internet - good summary of bad stuff #GE17

The world’s first self-sailing, electric cargo ship set to replace 40,000 diesel trucks - that’s good…

Sorry East Texas: Supreme Court Slams The Door On Patent Jurisdiction Shopping - CAFC is useles; UPC will be too

Yet Another Bad Idea: Dropping Facial Recognition Software Into Police Body Cameras -…

medical records of 61 million Italian citizens to be given to IBM for its “cognitive computing” system Watson - huh?

Sunday, 21 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170520 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Brexit and the coming food crisis - “food production depends on seasonal migrant labour from the EU”

Revealed: #Facebook's internal rulebook on sex, terrorism and violence - this stuff is a mess; it won’t hold


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170519 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Friday, 19 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170518 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK needs more immigrants to ‘avoid #Brexit catastrophe’ - bigoted #brexiters understand nothing

German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market - not much support there, Boris #brexit

“No more excuses” as major global research funders take strong lead on clinical trial #transparency -

Elsevier Wants $15 Million Piracy Damages From Sci-hub and Libgen - @elsevier the bully strikes again…

Renegotiation Of#NAFTA To Include IP Rights, Digital Trade - here comes SOPA/ACTA…

Thursday, 18 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170517 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

US Court Upholds Enforceability Of GNU #GPL As Both A License And A Contract - interesting & important case #freesw

#Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over #privacy law breaches - really piling up

Britain: Investigate the #Brexit referendum fraud - the referendum was stolen, not won…

Tell the UK Government: No #Backdoors in #Crypto - here’s what I’ve just sent; consultation closes tomorrow

Brazil: explosive recordings implicate President Michel Temer in bribery - impeach them both…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170516 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Fossil fuel lobby could be forced to declare interests at UN talks - long overdue

Dark money is pushing democracy in the UK over the edge - welcome to the great brexit banana republic

‘Narco-deforestation’: cocaine trade destroying swaths of Central America - another reason to decriminalise drugs

Inquiry launched into targeting of UK voters through social media - bit late now… #GE17

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - huge #privacy implications

#Renewables growing faster than expected – IEA -–-iea that’s good; need to tackle shipping as a priority now

#France: “a broad new environment ministry – the second most important position in government” - contrast with UK…

Tuesday, 16 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170515 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

The free trade agreement with Singapore cannot, in its current form, be concluded by the EU alone” - CJEU big blow for @EU_Commission #ISDS

We Own It manifesto 2017: How public ownership can give us real control - we need more #commons-based systems

Lib Dems pledge to end ‘Orwellian’ snooping powers in manifesto - that would be nice…

Brxt and brands – out of the EU in 680 days - looks like trademarks will be a staggering mess after #brexit

Ancillary #Copyright Would Be A Poison, Not A Cure - excellent explanation of a really bad idea #EU

The 5 Fundamental Flaws Of The Press Publisher’S Right, AKA Ancillary #Copyright - #EU

S&Ds push forward new measures to cut food waste in half by 2030 - long overdue; insane wastage

It’s coming: another call for everyone’s #DNA to be collected and stored permanently - me on implications 4 #privacy

Wild boar gives British ambassador to Austria the chase - understandable, given #brexit

New Netflix DRM Blocks Rooted Phone Owners From Downloading The Netflix App - @netflix being evil with #drm

Monday, 15 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170514 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

After Ceta: The Eu-Vietnam Agreement - will have #ISDS for corps, no enforceable rights for environment, like #CETA

JP Morgan appears to make good on #Brexit threat with new Dublin office - surprise. not.

Trump relying on charisma to bridge old divides on first foreign trip - on his what???

EU backs away from trade statement in blow 2 China’s #OBOR plan - wants “guarantees on transparency, sustainability”

Hold ISPs Responsible 4 Piracy After Brexit, Music Biz Says - copyright maximalists take every chance to demand more

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hopes to stop elephant poachers in Afrika using big data - let’s hope, let’s hope

The Threat: A Conversation With Ross Anderson - lots of interesting, important stuff #security

Trump to expand policy that bans US aid for overseas #abortion providers - trump shows how much he hates women

Netflix is blocking rooted Android phones from downloading its app - @netflix confirming its evil credentials #DRM

The Brief: The Great British Wake-Up on #brexit - hard to tell, with trends confounded by #GE17

Will a #climatechange denier chair the EU’s Environment Council? - this man must be ridiculed everywhere he goes

How Google Took Over the Classroom - #chrome - and thus #linux - spreading everwhere

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170513 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Millionaire Brexit donor targets 140 remain MPs in general election - the silent coup continues…

Conservatives pledge to give web users power to erase online history - but not the one the UK gov will access #ICR

Unions launch push to spike #Tisa trade pact - TISA is still a threat…


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170512 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#NHS left reeling by-attack: ‘We are literally unable to do any x-rays’ - time to get rid of #microsoft monoculture

Leaked NSA Hacking Tool On Global Ransomware Rampage - "reinforces why we should not allow backdoors to encryption"

Inside the new Battersea Power Station - after 7 failed schemes, finally happening…rather costly, though #lunnon

Saturday, 13 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170511 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

‘1.5m oldsters in their graves’ could swing second EU vote, says Ian McEwan - not to mention economic meltdown

The Amazing Dinosaur Found (Accidentally) by Miners in Canada - this is gobsmacking…

#NHS hospitals across England hit by large-scale cyber-attack - that’s what you get with a #microsoft monoculture…

in the light of the attack on the #NHS, maybe we need to move to @NHSbuntu - - and away from #microsoft monoculture

Massive ransomware cyber-attack hits 74 countries around the world - but only those foolish enough to run #windows

Thursday, 11 May 2017


This Makes No Sense: US To Ban Laptops On All Flights From Europe - still want to fly to US?

The Brexit trap that’s closing on Britons who live in Europe - May cares more about UKIP than these people

What is YouTube’s role in the music industry? - “cannibalisation is unlikely” #copyright

Creative Commons’ New Strategy for a Collaborative Organizational Structure - #cc

Strasbourg could trade Parliament seat for medicines agency - this is an excellent idea #EMA #brexit

CJEU to rule on enforceability of German press publishers’ right - #LSR #copyright

Volunteers tailor Ubuntu Linux to UK’s health service - great idea, could save #NHS big dosh

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas - france leads the way; others must follow

#Brexit slowdown fears as industrial output falls and trade deficit grows - “fall in pound … did little”

.@cisco & @Oracle Applaud The Looming Death Of #NetNeutrality - they were always among most evil tech cos. on planet

Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising” - bring it on…

Finland voices concern over US and Russian climate-change doubters - well done, plucky #Finland

Austrian Court’s ‘Hate Speech’ Ruling Says Facebook Must Remove Perfectly Legal Posts All Over The World - #at

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170505 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Macron's campaign hacked on eve of French election - makes it almost certain it was #russians who hacked #clinton

The end of wild #elephants? Why we must not let Africa become one giant food farm - indeed, we must not

Syria’s #Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea - maybe #turkey shouldn’t have alienated West so much…

Saturday, 6 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170504 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

if you’re feeling depressed by what’s happening in the world, this may help to put things in perspective:

oh, and BTW, we must stop #CEPA now - will doubtless drive #deforestation and more #palmoil use…

May’s Brexit Britain can no longer be considered a serious country - #brexiters utterly destroying Britain’s brand

Help Stop #Rabbit Farm Cruelty in #Germany - come on, Germany, you’re better than this…

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan - these are EU standards, won’t be around soon

Judges call for legal changes to better protect #whistleblowing junior doctors in appeal judgment - kudos to Dr Day

“someone grabs a suspected attacker and uses their own body as a shield so fewer people around them die” - terrible

Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal - murdoch is not “fit and proper”

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170503 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Thousands tackling huge forest fire in northern #China - “over 5,000 hectares”

“Let’s make copyright RIGHT” - thunderclap for better copyright laws for education -

Ruperta the African Elephant is sick and neglected in Venezuelan zoo - petition for relocation #Vzla

“key to success was to persuade young progressive voters to register and take part in the ballot on 8 June” - #GE17

U.S. wind industry has biggest first-quarter installs in eight years - 2GW - trump who? #renewables

Voter registration soars among students with 55% backing Labour - interesting development #GE17

"how trade & investment agreements threaten environmental laws & regs to protect #water" -

Macron came to Greece’s aid during our crisis. The French left should back him - saith @yanisvaroufakis

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170502 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

New Tools Allow Voice Patterns To Be Cloned To Produce Realistic But Fake Sounds Of Anyone Saying Anything -

Three-quarters of Brits would reject US ‘frankenfoods’ - this will make UK-US trade deal negotiations fun #TTIP2

Happy Press Freedom Day from sunny #Indonesia - “124th on the press freedom list and kills civilians in #WestPapua.”

Hacker Extortion Attempt Falls Flat Because Netflix Actually Competes With Piracy - that’s the way to do it

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170501 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Old tune - well, they seem to be having fun… #china

“family planning is something that occurs between a husband and a wife and God” - where do these nutters come from?

UK “will then have to spend next 20 years painstakingly rebuilding the influence that it so casually threw away.” -

Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter - EU copyright directive will do same

“Future Farming is a new global brand focussing on smart farming” - I wonder how sustainable that farming will be…

ALERTĂ METEO. #România, lovită de fenomene EXTREME, în următoarele zile: furtuni violente şi tornade - yikes #ro

post-#brexit price increases: “headline figure of an average 18.5% tariff” for food sector" - + sterling devaluation

Trump: US needs ‘good’ government shutdown to fix trouble in Senate - this man is completely bonkers

Fifteen countries ask for EU legislation on data flows - actually this is basically the UK, & it’ll be gone soon…

Merkel presses Putin over anti-gay purge in Chechnya - this is why she is leader of the West, not May or Trump

‘He Just Seemed to Go Crazy’: Senior GOP Aides Stunned by Trump’s Demented Behavior in Last 24 Hours - he’s mad

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists - we need to make ships quieter and less polluting

Stephen Colbert “interviews” Trump - nicely done

Why now is the time to talk to Hamas - talking always better than the alternatives… #palestine

FBI translator married Isis recruiter she was meant to be investigating - the ultimate “Reader, I married him”…