Tuesday, 22 August 2017

170822


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

170821


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

170819


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

170818


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

170817


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


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

170816


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170815 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170815.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

#Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/adani-mining-giant-faces-financial-claims-as-it-bids-for-australian-coal-loan #AU would be mad to go ahead



‘Potential for chaos’: Welsh port fears post-#Brexit customs delays - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/16/welsh-port-fears-chaos-of-uk-leaving-customs-union-holyhead-ireland-brexit well, course…

The guilty secret: Chinese crime writer arrested for four cold-case murders - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/guilty-secret-chinese-writer-arrested-cold-case-murders somebody should write a book about it

Urgent: 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


UK "can limit the impact of undocumented immigration through tighter checks on work permits in UK" i .e. we don't need #brexit to do this


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

170815


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170814 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170814.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

May seeks interim EU deal to avoid #Brexit trade chaos - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/14/theresa-may-interim-eu-deal-brexit still a total shambles


Danish University And Industry Work Together On Open Science Platform Whose Results Will All Be Patent-Free - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170811/06444337981/danish-university-industry-work-together-open-science-platform-whose-results-will-all-be-patent-free.shtml #dk

Bring the Eurasian Lynx Back to the UK - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/981/167/697/ great idea; let’s do it…

#Bolivia approves controversial highway in Amazon biodiversity hotspot - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/15/bolivia-approves-highway-in-amazon-biodiversity-hotspot-as-big-as-jamaica so Evo Morales turns out as bad as the rest

DOJ demands 1.3 million visitor IP addresses from protest website: Were you using a VPN? - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/doj-demands-1-3-million-visitor-ip-addresses-protest-website-using-vpn/ a key question these days

“Czech minister saying Prague would not tolerate UK being able to sign trade deals in a transition period” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/15/european-minister-pours-cold-water-on-uk-interim-trade-proposal-brexit #brexit


Monday, 14 August 2017

170814


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170813 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170813.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Privacy issues with #Palantir’s move into law enforcement, and how to tackle them - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/privacy-issues-palantirs-move-law-enforcement-tackle/ more sunlight needed #opendata

Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/chicken-meat-exported-africa-belgium-tested-insecticide-fipronil #factoryfarming makes this possible

Diamond tycoon Beny Steinmetz arrested in fraud inquiry - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/israeli-diamond-tycoon-beny-steinmetz-arrested-fraud-investigation “allegations of forgery and money laundering”

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake - http://www.euractiv.com/section/energy/news/coal-expansion-plans-up-in-smoke-as-europe-realises-mistake/ #coal is dead everywhere


Sunday, 13 August 2017

170813


Grouse moors ‘to blame for Scotland’s disappearing raptors’ - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/grouse-moors-to-blame-for-scotland-disappearing-raptors-birds-prey-glorious-twelfth time to shut down this barbaric “sport”

David Miliband: we need a second vote on #Brexit deal - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/12/david-miliband-calls-second-vote-on-brexit-deal-europe-britain this is good news: more people must raise their voices

Tanzania’s ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/13/tanzanias-ghost-safari-how-western-aid-contributed-to-the-decline-of-a-wildlife-haven what a fiasco

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/13/uber-failing-to-report-sex-attacks-by-drivers-says-met-police @Uber continues to be a disgrace in this area


Friday, 11 August 2017

170811


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170810 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170810.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Ex-MI5 chief warns against crackdown on encrypted messaging apps - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/11/ex-mi5-chief-warns-against-crackdown-encrypted-messaging-apps bravo him… #crypto



Thursday, 10 August 2017

170810


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170809 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170809.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Alone in the desert - http://supchina.com/photos/alone-in-the-desert/ “Taklaman desert covers an area of 130,000 square miles, slightly smaller than Germany”

UK named as world’s largest legal ivory exporter - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/10/uk-named-as-worlds-largest-legal-ivory-exporter this is just shameful; ban all ivory sales now

End bear farming in #Vietnam - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/163/290/035/ bear bile extraction is unbelievably cruel; it must be abolished everywhere

Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/10/alaska-coastal-towns-sea-level-rise-climate-change just the start, alas #climatechange

Internet Archive Blocked in 2,650 Site Anti-Piracy Sweep - https://torrentfreak.com/internet-archive-blocked-in-2650-site-anti-piracy-sweep-170810/ this is where #copyright always leads…


‘Tens of thousands’ of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says -
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/modern-slavery-uk-nca-human-trafficking-prostitution unacceptable; more must be done by UK gov.

#Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/australia-potentially-disastrous-consequences-of-climate-change-inquiry-told when will #AU gov wake up?


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

170809


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170808 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170808.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Appeals Court Agrees: Awful Patent Used To Shake Down Podcasters Is Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/00402737953/appeals-court-agrees-awful-patent-used-to-shake-down-podcasters-is-invalid.shtml good news for a change

‘I can have you killed’: Afghan woman fears husband after US denies asylum - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/09/afghanistan-woman-husband-us-asylum-claim appalling from every viewpoint

UK needs new party 2 stop ‘catastrophic’ #Brexit - former Davis aide - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/09/brexit-political-party-james-chapman-david-davis “demolition of lots of Brexit voters’ houses”

Four UK news sources among top 10 most trusted in US – survey - https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/09/four-uk-news-sources-among-top-10-most-trusted-in-us-survey well done them

The Mozilla Information Trust Initiative: Building a movement to fight misinformation online - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/08/08/mozilla-information-trust-initiative-building-movement-fight-misinformation-online/ interesting move

.@Techdirt: Now With More Free Speech Reporting - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/15450037961/techdirt-now-with-more-free-speech-reporting.shtml the indomitable @mmasnick

Australian Public Servants Warned Against Liking Social Media Posts That Are Critical Of Government Policies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170808/01445037954/australian-public-servants-warned-against-liking-social-media-posts-that-are-critical-government-policies.shtml #au


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

170808


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170807 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170807.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Computer says no: Irish vet fails oral English test needed to stay in Australia - https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/08/computer-says-no-irish-vet-fails-oral-english-test-needed-to-stay-in-australia a foretaste of what is to come #AI

Canadian Telcos Lose Their Goddamn Minds Over TVAddons - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170805/01182537930/canadian-telcos-lose-their-goddamn-minds-over-tvaddons.shtml highly recommended for light it sheds on copyright industry

EU: Stop The Torture Farmer - https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/stop_pig_farm_torture_loc/ 20,000 pigs burnt alive; this farmer must be banned from ever raising animals again


Monday, 7 August 2017

170807


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170806 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170806.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


Pro-EU activists to stage ‘stop Brexit’ march during Tory conference - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/07/pro-eu-activists-stop-brexit-march-tory-conservative-conference as someone said, the real fight starts now


USDA has begun censoring use of the term ‘#climatechange’, emails reveal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails has US really come to this…?


Sunday, 6 August 2017

170806


They say after Brexit there’ll be food rotting in the fields. It’s already started - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/05/brexit-uk-food-industry-eu-fruit-veg-pickers #WellDoneBrexiters

Vince Cable hits out at hardline #Brexit ‘martyrs’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/06/vince-cable-hits-out-at-hardline-brexit-martyrs particularly, stupid old gits with pensions and no job to lose



Friday, 4 August 2017

170804


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170803 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170803.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Move over Sean Hannity, meet Lara Trump – the president keeps the propaganda in the family - https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2017/aug/03/move-over-sean-hannity-meet-lara-trump-the-president-keeps-the-propaganda-in-the-family splendid stuff


Lonely Planet: Stop Promoting Elephant Rides - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/317/184/871/ come on, @lonelyplanet, you can do better here…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/04/extreme-heat-warnings-issued-europe-temperatures-pass-40c #climatechange is happening, and faster than ever

US surgeon may be forced to quit UK because of visa nightmare - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/04/us-surgeon-may-be-forced-to-quit-uk-because-of-visa-nightmare utter disgrace; @ukhomeoffice strikes again

Science Beam - using computer vision to extract PDF data - https://elifesciences.org/labs/5b56aff6/science-beam-using-computer-vision-to-extract-pdf-data #opensource, sounds good - is it, @petermurrayrust?


Thursday, 3 August 2017

170803


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170802 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170802.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/02/climate-change-to-cause-humid-heatwaves-that-will-kill-even-healthy-people #climatechange will kill millions

British farmers are returning to intensive measures that deplete wildlife and damage the environment - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/03/ministers-must-support-farmers-save-wildlife-damaging-uncertainty a #brexit win

#Arsenal owner launches ‘sickening’ bloodsports TV channel in UK that screens lion & elephant hunts - http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-owner-stan-kroenke-hunting-tv-channel-my-outdoor-motv-endangered-animals-trophy-a7868361.html utterly sick

Trophy hunting is vile. Stan Kroenke’s TV channel must be banned - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/02/trophy-hunting-stan-kroenke-tv-channel-arsenal these hunters should be in psychiatric hospitals

If you use a browser extension, your full Internet history may be for sale – and easily de-anonymized - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/use-browser-extension-full-internet-history-may-sale-easily-de-anonymized/ not good

EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum - https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/eu-blockchain-observatory-and-forum dosh for blockchains…


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

170802


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170801 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/08/170801.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Former Netanyahu chief of staff ‘in negotiations to become state witness’ - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/02/former-benjamin-netanyahu-chief-staff-negotiations-state-witness-israel well, that would be fun

Home Secretary Doesn’t Want Backdoors; She Just Wants Companies 2 Stop Offering Encryption Because No One Wants It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170801/17204237905/uk-home-secretary-doesnt-want-backdoors-she-just-wants-companies-to-stop-offering-encryption-because-no-one-wants-it.shtml

Canada incentivizes mass surveillance with mobile app called Carrot Rewards - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2017/08/canada-incentivizes-mass-surveillance-mobile-app-called-carrot-rewards/ awful; but only the stupid would do so

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

170801


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170731 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/07/170731.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page


#Brazil prepares to vote on removing second president in a year - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/brazil-michel-temer-corruption-vote politics in #2017 is rather exhausting…

Help End Genocide in West Papua - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/518/769/616/ “destroying the world’s second‐largest rainforest & 50,000 years of civilisation”

Passengers facing four-hour security queues at some European airports - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/passengers-facing-four-hour-security-queues-at-some-european-airports now imagine how it will be post-#brexit

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/01/meat-industry-dead-zone-gulf-of-mexico-environment-pollution more negative externalities from US meat

bids for London’s EU agencies are unveiled - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/slick-risible-bids-london-eu-agencies-european-council shows how valuable they are, & we’re just throwing them away… #brexit


Streisand Effect Helps @Sci_Hub To Acquire Almost All Scholarly Literature, Dooms Traditional Academic Publishing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170731/03230937887/streisand-effect-helps-sci-hub-to-acquire-almost-all-scholarly-literature-dooms-traditional-academic-publishing.shtml

Hague backs transitional plan to avoid great Brexit ‘muddle’ - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/aug/01/william-hague-backs-transitional-avoid-brexit-muddle-eea “gaining traction”; #brexit nutters can get lost

Tennessee sheriff’s deputies torture teenager with stun gun - http://boingboing.net/2017/08/01/ill-keep-doing-that-until.html unbelievable #torture; men deserve decades of prison