Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171211 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171211.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Youth climate trial reaches federal appeals court, as judges signal it's going to trial - http://mashable.com/2017/12/11/youth-climate-case-appeals-court/ excellent

US Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit - https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/study-uk-economy-likely-to-suffer-post-brexit/ this is why UK won't do impact studies: "loss in GDP of nearly 5%, or $140 billion, in the ten years after Brexit"

Austria stubs out looming #smoking ban in name of 'freedom' - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/austria-stubs-out-looming-smoking-ban-freedom it's official: far-right parties give you cancer...

Thylacine DNA reveals weakness – and kinship with the kangaroo - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/dec/11/thylacine-dna-reveals-weakness-kangaroo-tasmanian-ti... one of the best examples of what’s known as “convergent evolution”

Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout - http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42315280 "fall back to World Trade Organisation rules would reduce EU FDI inflow into the UK by about $7.8bn (£5.8bn)."

Why Does China Love The '#Sharing Economy'? Not Because Of Communism... - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/02561438730/why-does-china-love-sharing-economy-not-becau... #bikes #surveillance

Donald Trump visit to UK expected in new year, says US ambassador - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/donald-trump-visit-to-uk-expected-in-new-year-says-u... "chances of such [large-scale] protests not going ahead during any visit are minimal". you bet.

#Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/12/surveillance-firms-spied-on-campaign-groups-for-big-co... want to hate big business a little more?  read on...

Insurance giant Axa dumps investments in #tarsands pipelines - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/insurance-giant-axa-dumps-investments-tar-sands-pipelines important: who now wants to be left with stranded assets…?

No-deal #Brexit will cost everyone in UK £1,585, says US thinktank - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/no-deal-brexit-cost-everyone-uk-1585-us-thinktank IOW £6,000 for a family of four: you got that spare...?

'No shame': how the Trump administration granted big oil's wishlist - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/12/big-oil-lobby-get-what-it-wants-epa-trump-pruitt #EPA

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit

Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/12/calls-for-greater-fossil-fuel-divestment-at-anni...

UK banks join pledge to come clean on #climatechange risks - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-banks-join-multinationals-pledge-come-clean-clim... "237 companies with a combined market capitalisation of $6.3tn (£4.7tn) were now backing the scheme."

How a maker with Type I #diabetes led an #opensource project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/organlegging.html #T1D

David Davis has damaged trust in UK, says Verhofstadt - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/12/david-davis-has-damaged-trust-in-the-uk-for-brexit-... sack him - he's utterly incompetent #brexit


Monday, 11 December 2017

171211


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171210 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171210.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

North Atlantic right whales on the brink of extinction, officials say - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/north-atlantic-right-whales-brink-of-extinction-... sad

'Not ashamed': dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove  -  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/not-ashamed-dolphin-hunters-of-taiji-break-silence-ove...  well, this bunch of lying, greedy butchers ought to be ashemed #japan

Boris Johnson condemned for trade forum with Sudan over rights abuses - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/dec/11/boris-johnson-trade-forum-sudan-rights-ab... #brexit means...compromising on human rights in trade deals

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/meat-tax-inevitable-to-beat-climate-and-health-c... do it

European governments refuse to follow Trump on status of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/11/eu-to-step-up-efforts-over-middle-east-peace-process good to see EU showing some spine; absence of trump's poodle, the UK, probably helps

‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-elect... remember: this is mostly personal data. we should collect less, zero if possible

Batteries can’t solve the world’s biggest energy-storage problem. One startup has a solution. - https://qz.com/1133123/batteries-cant-solve-the-worlds-biggest-energy-storage-problem-one-startup-ha... this looks good; let's hope it works at scale

The Free Market Argument For #NetNeutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171210/01533638775/free-market-argument-net-neutrality.shtml long, deep stuff from @mmasnick - well-worth reading


Sunday, 10 December 2017

171210


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


171209


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171208 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171208.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Top EU Data Protection Body Asks US To Fix Problems Of ‘Privacy Shield’ Or Expect A Referral To Region’s Highest Court - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171208/07312738765/top-eu-data-protection-body-asks-us-to-fix-problems-privacy-shield-expect-referral-to-regions-highest-court.shtml

#Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/09/michael-gove-voters-can-change-eu-deal-if-they-dont-like-it which means they can also vote to stop/reverse it…


Friday, 8 December 2017

171208


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171207 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171207.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UK Court Says Company Is Innocent In Massive Data Breach Caused By Vindictive Employee, But Must Nonetheless Pay Compensation - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/08332238733/uk-court-says-company-is-innocent-massive-data-breach-caused-vindictive-employee-must-nonetheless-pay-compensation.shtml

‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are losing money - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/death-spiral-half-of-europes-coal-plants-are-losing-money shut them down, buy batteries…

“Concetta Riina, created an online espresso store named Uncle Totò after the man believed responsible for about 150 murders” - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/coffee-is-the-new-racket-how-mafia-are-brewing-up-trouble disgusting

EU closes mammoth trade deal with Japan - https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-closes-mammoth-trade-deal-with-japan/ but: “the two sides have not reached an agreement on investment protection” #ISDS #jefta

EU 2nd Data Package - https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/com-2017-495_en “a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union” #privacy

Palestinian shot dead in Gaza as protesters clash with Israeli troops in West Bank - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/palestinian-shot-dead-in-gaza-as-protesters-clash-with-israeli-troops-in-west-bank & so the spiral of violence beings - all because of trump

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/08/ski-resort-will-devastate-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-bulgaria-says-wwf disgraceful & pointless: soon there won’t be snow #bulgaria

Russia Says Disconnecting From The Rest Of The Net ‘Out Of The Question’, But Wants Alternative DNS Servers For #BRICS Nations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171206/03565338753/russia-says-disconnecting-rest-net-out-question-wants-alternative-dns-servers-brics-nations.shtml

Did A Non-Existent Eatery In A Shed Become TripAdvisor’s Top-Rated Restaurant In London? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171207/07102738759/did-non-existent-eatery-shed-become-tripadvisors-top-rated-restaurant-london.shtml you be the judge


Thursday, 7 December 2017

171207


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171206 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171206.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

UN security council to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/07/jerusalem-un-security-council-us-recognition-jerusalem-donald-trump-israel-capital “condemnation continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally”

“The question is no longer whether we are moving (operations to the EU), it is a question of how big those moves are” - https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-companies/companies-prepare-for-disorderly-brexit-as-talks-stall-idUKKBN1E10JK #WellDoneBrexiters

Brexit: UK fails to retain voice in European court of justice - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/07/brexit-uk-fails-to-retain-voice-in-european-court-of-justice our global influence shrinking by the day… #WellDoneBrexiters

Chinese ban on plastic waste imports could see UK pollution rise - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/07/chinese-ban-on-plastic-waste-imports-could-see-uk-pollution-rise "unfortunately because of Brexit … we have other priorities.”

Turkish president tells Greece he wants to rip up border treaty - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/07/turkish-president-erdogan-to-make-landmark-visit-to-greece whoa, never a dull moment these days…

FCC Boss Lies Again, Insists Net Neutrality Harms The Sick And Disabled - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171204/08140938732/fcc-boss-lies-again-insists-net-neutrality-harms-sick-disabled.shtml this man will stoop to anything

‘Brexit was the tipping point’: EU nationals on why they left the UK - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/brexit-tipping-point-eu-nationals-left-uk this disgusting #brexit bigotry will shame this country for decades…

There’s proof: electing women radically improves life for mothers and families - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/06/iceland-women-government-better-for-mothers-america-lessons time to bring in quotas for women…

World Court for Corporations is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” – New report exposes dangers of proposed Multilateral Investment Court - http://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/AWorldCourtForCorporations.pdf #MIC #ISDS

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson expected to go to Tehran this weekend - https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/07/nazanin-zaghari-ratcliffe-boris-johnson-expected-to-go-to-tehran-this-weekend how about if we did a swap…? #iran

The Lords spell out grim consequences of ‘no deal’ #Brexit - https://www.ft.com/content/50431bb0-db4a-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482 “loss of 75,000 financial services jobs and rise in food prices”; “there really is nothing worse than no deal.”

Environmental crusaders risk their lives to save Philippine paradise - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/06/environmental-crusaders-risk-their-lives-to-save-philippine-paradise such bravery: “His eyes were gouged out. His tongue was cut off. His testicles were cut off and placed in his mouth”


Irish border checkpoints would be terror targets, police chief warns - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/07/northern-irish-border-terror-target-police-chief-warns-brexit pity #brexiters don’t understand…


171206


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 171205 - https://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/12/171205.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Weinstein’s Complicity Machine - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/05/us/harvey-weinstein-complicity.html what a disgusting human being weinstein is…

Google Says It Can’t Filter Pirated Content Proactively - https://torrentfreak.com/google-says-it-cant-filter-pirated-content-proactively-171202/ another reason why #articel13 in EU #copyright directive must go

“Jacob Rees-Mogg suggested that regulatory divergence was a must after #Brexit.” - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/05/pressure-grows-on-theresa-may-as-dup-reveals-brexit-shock that has to mean downward - there is nothing stopping EU membvers raising standards…

Boost your shield against violations of #digitalrights - support European Digital Rights (@edri ) - https://edri.org/donate/ needed more than ever these days…

Trump’s Jerusalem statement is an act of diplomatic arson - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/06/donald-trump-jerusalem-statement-capital-israel-middle-east “only way to resolve the Jerusalem issue is for it to serve as the capital of both states”


Hammond says the cost to the country of having a “less favourable” #Brexit deal - ie, a no deal Brexit - would dwarf the cost of what the government is expecting to pay when it leaves (around £50bn, according to some reports.) - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/dec/06/david-davis-questioned-by-brexit-committee-about-impact-assessments-politics-live?page=with:block-5a27ff0b5483ae06cb81bed0#block-5a27ff0b5483ae06cb81bed0 dwarf

Dutch government publishes large project as Free Software - https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171206-01.en.html nice #nl

Labour leadership in UK has antisemitic views, says Israeli minister - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/06/labour-leadership-in-uk-has-antisemitic-views-says-israeli-minister-gilad-erdan time to fight this tired old trope that “anti-israel government” = “anti-semite”. it doesn’t, so don’t fall for it.

(Virtually) No one should ever own an Echo or any other “voice assistant” product - https://boingboing.net/2017/12/06/can-you-hear-me-now.html agreed; never understood their attraction, personally…

Appeals Court: Forcing A Teen To Masturbate So Cops Can Take Pictures Is A Clear Violation Of Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20171205/16092838751/appeals-court-forcing-teen-to-masturbate-so-cops-can-take-pictures-is-clear-violation-rights.shtml er…

The Wikipedia Competitor That's Harnessing Blockchain For Epistemological Supremacy - https://www.wired.com/story/everipedia-blockchain/


#Climatechange already costs us all money, and it’s going to get worse - https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/weve-all-managed-to-end-up-paying-the-costs-of-climate-change/