Sunday, 30 April 2017


.@nytimes promised 2 fact check their new climate denier columnist — they lied - “abetting climate change denialism”

High-Profile Chinese Blogger Arrested for Online Comments, After Years of Police Harassment - #china

#Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds - not just anti-environment, but anti-economics

Schmelzendes Eis führt zu Billionenkosten - #climatedenialism makes no sense economically, either

Taylor Farms wants to make food without fossil fuels - interesting move

Incredible discovery places humans in California 130,000 years ago - or it was time-travellers…

By 2030, #India will only have electric cars [Govt] - let’s hope…

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa’: the women fighting Isis - great reporting, illuminating piece #kurdistan #iraq

‘Jihadists were going to burn it all’: the amazing story of Timbuktu’s book smugglers - wonderful tale

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170427 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs ​calls for armed service - appalling violence by hunters/farmers

UK government just got away with banning new public buses - more privatisation by stealth

White Tears by Hari Kunzru review – a satire of cultural appropriation - sounds fun

Britons could lose health cover in Europe after Brexit, Parliamentary report warns - #WellDoneBrexiters

Tories’ ‘imperial vision’ 4 post-#Brexit trade branded disruptive & deluded - says head of nations we need for deals

Want To Promote Breastfeeding? That’s A Trade Barrier, Says US Trade Rep - riiiight #NTB

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170426 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plain cigarette packaging could drive 300,000 Britons to quit smoking - let’s hope so, & that others follow suit

For World ‘Intellectual Property’ Day, A Reading From Thomas Macaulay - greatest speech ever made about #copyright

Angela Merkel attacks British ‘illusion’ of keeping benefits of EU - well, obvs #brexit

Trump tax plan could save him millions under guise of helping small businesses - pretty much explains it, then…

The Republicans who care about #climatechange: ‘They are done with the denial’ - some small, hopeful signs…

Australia and Canada urge UK to join ready made trade deals such as Nafta - for which UK had no say whatsoever

Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns - kudos #ireland

Britain’s divorce bill must be settled before Brexit talks, says Angela Merkel - this is getting better all the time


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170425 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

open letter of the Visegrad Group countries regarding the EU reform of #copyright law - makes excellent points

Dutch Court Rules That Freely Given Fan-Subtitles Are #Copyright Infringement - copyright stops unpaid creativity

#Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens’ residency rights - “UK ministers living in a parallel universe”

Trump’s ‘huge tax cut for the rich’ would slash taxes for businesses and wealthy - just what trump voters wanted

Introduction of a Neighbouring Right for Press Publisher at EU Level: The Unneeded (& Unwanted) Reform - #article11

Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after #Brexit - just the start…

Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170424 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Plastic-eating worms could help wage war on waste - another reason why science is important

Inside China’s Plans for World Robot Domination - UK’s plans here as elsewhere laughable in comparison

WiFi4EU - Free Wi-Fi for all Europeans - well, not #brexit Brits, obviously…

European Parliament Culture Committee takes strong position against upload filtering - #copyright

I do really wonder about the modern world when I receive press releases about "world’s first augmented reality cocktail menu"...</facepalm>

#TiSA and the Threat to Public Banks - interesting point

Two wildlife rangers killed by poachers in Democratic Republic of the Congo - true heroes; I hope families are OK

police hands victims of crime over to Home Office for immigration enforcement - why would anyone now trust police?

#Israel snubs German foreign minister - " Netanyahu … increasingly preoccupied with Breaking the Silence"

President Trump’s dramatic retreat on trade - just one of many such retreats…

Music industry hits ‘historic tipping point’ as upturn continues - bit awkward for “piracy is destroying us” story

Monday, 24 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170423 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction - #japan being selfish & irresponsible

Malware Hunts And Kills Poorly Secured Internet Of Things Devices Before They Can Be Integrated Into Botnets - #IoT


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”

Trump push for border wall threatens to cause government shutdown - this is going well, then…

Energy bills: what’s the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? - tory support for nuclear will add costs

Sunday, 23 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170421 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Conservatives on course for landslide victory in election - “support growing for the anti-#Brexit Liberal Democrats”

Friday, 21 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170420 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Generation spite: is that really how we want our kids to remember us? - #brexit

‘real misery is in the countryside’: support for Le Pen surges in rural France - trump all over again, just as false

David Attenborough’s ‘Guardian headline’ halts Borneo bridge - well done #malaysia

How do we get best MPs for #Brexit Britain? Vote thoughtfully - “response 2 our campaign so far has been incredible”

Gina Miller’s crowdsourced tactical voting drive now up to £210K - maybe you’d like to help it reach £250K or more?

Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn - how many must die before we act?

Texas’s pick to safeguard environment? The man behind Dakota Access pipeline - really spitting the face of US public

Eine neue EU-Richtlinie wird dazu führen, dass Video-Anbieter massenhaft legale Videos löschen - this must go

Worse than MRSA: Doctors call for urgent action on deadly superbug threat - when will govs and public wake up?

"probably the worst day in history since the end of the Ice Age.” - quite a claim…

Thursday, 20 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170419 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

nationalist nutters getting upset a new film dares to deal with #turkey's genocide of 1.6 million Armenians - #am

British artist with exclusive rights to use Vantablack pigment is forbidden to buy Black 2.0 pigment - seems fair

.@Ryanair denies climate change because it doesn’t like the solutions - a good reason not to fly with them…

#DRM for the Web is a Bad Idea - it’s tragic that @w3c doesn’t understand why #EME

.@nytimes defends hiring extreme climate denier: ‘millions agree with him’ - so holocaust denier writer coming too?

.@nytimes should be explaining to climate denialists why they are dangerously wrong, not reinforcing their error…

“the message I also get from here in China: That the EU is an indispensable partner” - #brexit

Solar energy has plunged in price—where does it go from here? - “over 5 terawatts of solar capacity by 2030”

Solar employs more U.S. workers than Apple, Google, and Facebook combined - time to start lobbying…

Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard - fab: now card thieves will cut off your finger too

Children discovered on brink of starvation in Belarusian orphanages - awful; as if they have not suffered enough

Bullying, harassment and physical assault: Abuse faced by inspectors inside UK slaughterhouses - they need bodycams

China’s biggest airline bans shark fin cargo - great news; US carriers must follow suit now…

EU would welcome UK back if voters overturn #Brexit – Brussels chief - pity about corbyn, then…

Argentina: #Brexit could end EU’s support for UK control of Falklands - of course. gibraltar, falklands all going

Packham cleared of assault in #Malta after confronting bird hunters - kudos to him and sensible maltese judge

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170418 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#TiSA and state-owned enterprises - “Lessons from Uruguay’s withdrawal for other countries in the South”

Gina Miller to launch tactical voting initiative against hard #Brexit - what a star: can we have her as PM?

Gina Miller’s “Do what’s best for Britain!” crowdfunding - FWIW I’ve just given; every little helps #brexit #GE17

#Italy experiencing measles epidemic after fall-off in vaccinations - unacceptable; Cinque Stelle partly to blame…

Ryan "added he wanted to revive #TTIP" - get ready to fight again, people… #ISDS

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170417 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Denmark to contest UK efforts to ‘take back control’ of fisheries - oh, BTW, no fish for UK either… #brexit

This is no general election, it’s a coup – MPs have a duty to stop May - it was before, even more so now #GE17

Child refugees in Europe ‘forced to sell bodies’ to pay smugglers - May’s callousness partly to blame for this

Monday, 17 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170416 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner’s death, say researchers - maybe we should address it

An interview with Michael Geist: #copyright reform in #Canada and beyond - #TPP

Alabama Sheriff In Court For Starving Inmates, Paying Critic’s Grandson To Install Keylogger On Her Computer - wut?

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170415 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Britain set to lose EU ‘crown jewels’ of banking & medicine agencies - another #brexit victory in self-harming game

Campbell: PM is wrong to hint that ‘God would have voted leave’ - co #brexit means theocracy? May is clearly mad now

“I don’t think I have ever known Britain more divided" - damn right: don’t let May get away with new “unity” lie


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170414 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Copyright Society’s ‘World IP Day’ Lesson: Give Us Your Copyrights For Nothing - well, of course…

Outcry as Utah judge calls Mormon bishop who raped girl a ‘good man’ - his brother “compared Vallejo to Jesus”

so now we have to regard @nytimes as little better than Murdoch’s rags when it comes to cynical and irresponsible #climatedenialism

Saturday, 15 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170413 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Initiative for Open Citations Takes Alternative Approach To Freeing Up Knowledge - nice, but not enough #openaccess

Thai Government Forbids Any Online Contact With Three Overseas Critics Of The Monarchy - uh-huh

NB: Latest In @techdirt First Amendment Fight; Please Help Keep True Independent Journalism From Being Silenced -

Thursday, 13 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170412 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

European couple stunned as UK-born children denied residency - this is on you, bigoted #brexiters

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia - will make "special relationship" very special

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170411 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Foreign states may have interfered in Brexit vote, report says - #WellDoneBrexiters, you were used to harm UK…

Johnson right to push for Russia sanctions, says Hammond - delusional chancellor backs global laughing-stock BoJo

Johnson has been humiliated – his circus show isn’t funny any more - “shown himself incapable and must be sidelined”

A century of rubbing salt in #Palestinian wounds is surely enough, even for Britain - “Britain will be haunted”

The Bull Statue Copyright Claim Is Ridiculous… But Here’s Why It Just Might Work -


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170410 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Demand the Bank of England stops using #PalmOil in Plastic Banknotes - hardly necessary, surely?

Open Knowledge International Annual Report - lots of good things… #opendata

Top Bolivian NGO facing eviction - given just days to move archive - shabby behaviour by #bolivia

Digital privacy advocates declare 13 April national day of action against #dataretention - ‘National Get A #VPN Day’

NHS risking people’s health by rationing test strips, #Diabetes UK says - callous and shortsighted

Climate change would swamp Trump’s border wall - interesting point

“The 48% of British people who voted remain need to be taken into account in negotiation process” - ignored so far

Monday, 10 April 2017


Мания величия: Борис Джонсон пошел в атаку на Россию и Сирию - Boris Johnson doesn’t fool anyone…

Breaking the grip of gas in Europe: the fight is on - desperate #brexiters will go nuts for fracking

Boris Johnson must prove he can be taken seriously on world stage - once a buffoon, always a buffoon

Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US - bonkers, but highly symbolic

Libya: public slave auctions regularly taking place, survivors say - in 2017…

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170405 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Chinese university to open in Oxford despite ideological crackdown at home - nice symbol of huge shift in soft power

Ryanair ‘will have to suspend UK flights’ without early Brexit aviation deal - another great #brexit win

Secret footage obtained of the wild elephants sold into captivity in Chinese zoos - shameful trade; must stop #china

America’s forgotten crisis: over 50% of one Native American tribe are homeless - appalling - it’s their country…

#Brexit: Tell Uk Government To Support A Good Food Act - bad luck, UK gov will bring in worst food policy in West

“Leave voters were almost unanimous in believing that #Brexit was a cost-free option.” - confirming they are morons

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170404 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

No patents on beer! - I don’t drink the stuff, but I certainly don’t want patents on it…

Can Trump Match Xi Jinping’S Game? - Kushner: “trusted by the President, overworked, and undertrained”

"China has not assigned a novice to handle world’s most complex bilateral relationship, but it will not object if US is inclined to do so."

#Climatechange impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genome - there is now not the slightest doubt

The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020 - good; shame about #poland & #greece

What is ‘global Britain’? A financier and arms merchant to brutal dictators - still proud of that #brexit britain?

“a young leader would in time try to place the UK back in the EU” - time to start working towards this… #brexit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170402 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Use Of #VPNs Banned Completely For Millions Of People By Chinese Authorities - Western nations taking notes…#china

Let’s do a Brexit deal with the Parthenon marbles - I’m sure that suggestion will go down well with #brexiters

New Regulations Appear To Authorize Chinese Law Enforcement To Hack Into Computers Anywhere In The World - we do it

This is what #Brexit looks like: cosying up to brutal regimes - of course: we’re desperate now - no time for morals

Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel & Juncker ally warns on euro clearing - if only someone had warned us etc

Liam Fox starts UK trade charm offensive with Philippines’ Duterte - these are our new friends… #WellDoneBrexiters

Drop the Target: Theresa May must drop the tens of thousands net migration cap – sign our petition now -

German president attacks ‘irresponsible’ Brexit campaign - “Brexiters unable to deliver promise” 2 take back control

UK’s need for post-#Brexit trade deals will trump human rights concerns - #brexit will make us become a disgrace

Dismay over Liam Fox’s claim of ‘shared values’ with Duterte’s brutal regime - #brexiters, you really are something

“Duterte is one of the 21st century’s most sinister leaders and Liam Fox has flown halfway around the world to grovel to him." #brexit

Monday, 3 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170402 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Lithuania fears Russian propaganda is prelude to eventual invasion - very worrying - and all trump’s fault

Use Of #VPNs Banned Completely For Millions Of People By Chinese Authorities - Western nations taking notes…#china

Activist 'upset' Trump employees secretly photographed her urinating - &: trump's golf co. "in breach" of UK DP laws

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA - that’s great, but much more needed Making #copyright work 4 education - “Let’s raise our voices & spread word about this petition”

D’oh! Amber Rudd meant ‘understand hashing’, not ‘hashtags’ - yeah, riiight; she still wants to break crypto

Android beats Windows to become the internet’s most used operating system - IOW, #linux most widely-used OS there

EU needs more successful data mining startups - startups must be able to use #TDM with "with full legal certainty"

Hundreds of millions ‘wasted’ on UK court digitisation scheme - & they think UK border sw will cope with #brexit?

Debate rages over controversial #copyright standard for web - no debate: it’s a staggeringly stupid idea #DRM #EME

Sunday, 2 April 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170401 - yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Spain drops plan to impose veto if Scotland tries to join EU - hugely significant #brexit #indyref2

a fine new term for #brexiters: "quitlings", via @CloveHitched (& possible others).  I'm sure you'll appreciate the historical resonance…

Thousands sign petition against London shop worker’s deportation - compassionate londoners vs #brexit bigotry

‘Dark money’ is threat to integrity of UK elections, say leading academics - this is incredibly serious… #brexit

"EU will not back down in its support for Spain’s demands over control of the Rock of Gibraltar in #Brexit" - whoa

The Problem of The Demos and Why I Want Us To Fuck This Brexit Thing Right Off - superb; incandescent; correct

From Great Britain to Little England - “to date no G20 economy has had to make such a dramatic pivot.” #nope

‘Sapphire rush’ threatens rainforests of Madagascar - awful, awful news…for what? a bunch of shiny rocks