Monday, 28 July 2014

140728


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140727 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140727.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/28/fracking-expansion-uk-drilling-national-parks-safeguards "safeguards" worthless; "politically toxic"

 Indian Government Launches MyGov, An Ideation Platform - http://www.nextbigwhat.com/mygov-297/ interesting #india


Labour to allow #cooperatives and #mutuals to run railway franchises - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/28/labour-co-operatives-mutuals-railway-franchises great idea, could be applied to #NHS too...

Bee research tainted by corporate funding, MPs say - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/28/bee-research-funding-pesticides-mps important: why US call for "science-based" #TTIP is a sham

3 New Kinds of #OpenSource: DNA, Journalism, Shoes - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/open-dna-open-journalism-open-shoes/index.htm includes @bellingcat; amazing approach is spreading so widely

Facebook has only “pivoted” on one kind of privacy — in other ways, it’s becoming more dangerous - http://gigaom.com/2014/07/28/facebook-has-only-pivoted-on-one-kind-of-privacy-in-other-ways-its-becoming-more-dangerous/ yup


Abkommen EU/Kanada wackelt - http://derstandard.at/2000003583367/Blaupause-fuer-TTIP-Abkommen-EU-Kanada-wackelt "weitere Schwierigkeiten für #TTIP sind programmiert" (v @TeraEuro @688i)#CETA

Open access: effective measures to put UK research online under threat? - http://www.theguardian.com/science/occams-corner/2014/jul/28/open-access-effective-measures-threat sensible piece about next moves #oa

EU/Canada free trade deal and disputes over investor protection: a silver lining or a cloud? - http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-eucanada-free-trade-deal-and.html interesting analysis

Killing The Golden Goose: Copyright Holders Demand More Cash As Streaming Music Services Struggle To Be Profitable - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140727/12322628030/killing-golden-goose-copyright-holders-demand-more-cash-even-as-streaming-music-services-struggle-to-be-profitable.shtml

Spain Likely To Pass 'Google Tax'; Makes Paying For News Snippets An 'Inalienable Right' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140728/06561628035/spain-likely-to-pass-google-tax-makes-paying-news-snippets-inalienable-right-new-bureaucracy-to-collect-it.shtml #spain, you're ridiculous

When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn’t invest in women - http://boingboing.net/2014/07/28/when-she-finished-her-pitch.html </facepalm>

Ford and General Motors Sued Over ‘CD Ripping Cars’ - http://torrentfreak.com/music-industry-sues-ford-gm-cd-ripping-cars-140728/ perhaps they'd like to lobby for copyright reform?

Tight Measurement of Exoplanet Radius - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=31193 "height of person standing on Jupiter to within three quarters of an inch.”

'Fat taxes' do work, EU report finds - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/fat-taxes-do-work-eu-report-finds-303748 let's go for it, then....

Government pushes ahead with #fracking plan despite wide opposition - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/28/fracking-expansion-shale-gas-opposition-britain will this become the new #polltax revolt?

EFF Asks Court To Declare NSA's 'Internet Backbone' Collections Unconstitutional - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140726/14263328017/eff-asks-court-to-declare-nsas-internet-backbone-collections-unconstitutional.shtml sounds right to me but IANAL


Sunday, 27 July 2014

140727


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140726 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/07/140726.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD


Ugandans begin to question the high price of the growing China-Africa pact - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/27/china-executes-ugandans-drugs-trafficking is #China's African honeymoon over?

In Search for Killer, DNA Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/world/europe/in-search-for-killer-dna-sweep-exposes-intimate-family-secrets-in-italy.html raises lots of privacy issues (v @csoghoian)

Destroying #Hamas won't solve conflict, warns US intelligence head - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/27/destroying-hamas-wont-solve-conflict-warns-us-intelligence-head #ISIS doubtless cheering on #Israel

#Gaza pulverised beyond recognition - http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/gaza-pulverised-beyond-recognition-1779159127 slow-motion genocide #israel

The Decline and Fall of the US Empire - http://www.alternet.org/activism/why-people-are-organizing-end-us-empire useful analysis plus worrying predictions

"drinking alcohol in public remains the most frequently issued criminal court summons in New York City" - http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/down-nanny-state-why-new-yorkers-should-be-allowed-drink-booze-public bonkers

Lessig on Project to Seize Control of Politics from Corporations - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/lawrence-lessig-tells-chris-hedges-about-his-project-seize-control-politics …@lessig applies the #copyleft trick to politics

45,000 Londoners Protest [against] #Israel's Operation in #Gaza - http://mashable.com/2014/07/26/45000-londoners-protest-israels-operation-in-gaza/ impressive: who says the public is apathetic?

statement by Ophelia Benson & Richard Dawkins - http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/2014/07/joint-statement-by-ophelia-benson-and-richard-dawkins/ "who tries to intimidate members of our community in no way my ally"

‘Gaza doctrine’ of collective punishment & deliberately spreading terror among civilians illegal - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-east/it-is-a-war-crime-to-target-densely-packed-gaza-homes-1.1874825 (v @suigenerisjen)

#NHS tax is floated by Liberal Democrats to fill £30bn hole - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/27/nhs-tax-health-service-hypthecated we really need to do this...

US-Behörden wollen Reisende in die USA bereits beim Abflug in Deutschland befragen und durchsuchen - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/vorgelagerte-einreisekontrollen-us-behoerden-wollen-reisende-in-die-usa-bereits-beim-abflug-in-deutschland-befragen-und-durchsuchen/ charming

Russia’s Crimean redevelopment quagmire - http://registan.net/2014/07/27/russias-crimean-redevelopment-quagmire/ whoops, nobody thought that one through, did they?

Angst vor dem Kapitalismus durch die Hintertür - http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/europaeische-angst-vor-investorenschutz-im-ttip-abkommen-13062978.html totally misreading situation & stats - wilfully? (v @howardknopf)

Noch ist #TTIP nicht am Ende - http://www.taz.de/Probleme-beim-Freihandelsabkommen/!143146/ true; but it's definitely approaching the "nailed to its perch" stage (v @c_g_citizen)

"IDF rejects claims that people were killed in the [@UNRWA] school premises as result of IDF operational activity" - https://twitter.com/DerekStoffelCBC/status/493465615978741760/photo/1

energy-efficient way to punish Putin – & protect the planet - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/27/energy-efficient-putin-planet-europe-greens-russia more renewable electricity; more insulation. do it.

'Only stones remain': #Gaza lies in ruins - http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/gaza-lies-ruins-israel-war-201472794647457501.html as the pictures show. what can possibly come from this?

& here is your Sunday dose of overtone/throat singing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aBz6riP-SYU maybe best not to try this at home judging by his veins



Saturday, 26 July 2014

140726

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140725 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/07/140725.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Brandis ties NGO funding to non-advocacy - http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2014/07/26/brandis-ties-ngo-funding-non-advocacy/1406296800 blatant attempt to stifle dissent (v @charliepick @Asher_Wolf)#AU

.@Nestle wants to lock up its control over Fryeburg’s water until 2057 - http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/poland-springs-nestle-fryeburg/ epetition helping to stop them #commons

#China begins shutting down coal-power polluters - http://thebricspost.com/china-begins-shutting-coal-power-polluters/ welcome

Senator Wyden Toying With The Idea Of Releasing The Senate's CIA #Torture Report - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/15314728010/senator-wyden-toying-with-idea-releasing-senates-cia-torture-report.shtml we'll get it one way or another..

Drought-Stricken Southwest Has Lost a 'Shocking' Amount of Its Precious Groundwater - http://mashable.com/2014/07/25/the-southwest-is-rapidly-depleting-its-groundwater-study-shows/ means things will get worse

 Moving to #LibreOffice saves Toulouse 1 million - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/moving-libreoffice-saves-toulouse-1-million another wise move, saving plenty #opensource

Pirate Bay Founder’s Religious Rights Spark New Complaint - http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-founders-religious-rights-spark-new-complaint-140726/ that's the Church of #Kopimism in case you were wondering

Met worse than Murdoch - http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/07/met-worse-than-murdoch/ "undercover Met officers spied on family of Jean Charles De Menezes after they murdered him"

 A New Wave of Wacko Evangelicals Swept GOP Primaries—and Could Win Several Seats in Washington - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/new-wave-wacko-evangelicals-swept-gop-primaries-and-could-win-several-seats lucky America

"business model of internalizing profits & dumping their labor costs on society" - http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/how-all-us-are-paying-heavy-price-corporate-greed business, not gov., the parasite

How the Public Is Using Internet to Score Major Victories Against Corporate Food Giants - http://www.alternet.org/food/food-fights-online see? epetitions can work


#Mars lawyers slam tobacco plain packaging - http://www.cityam.com/1406214295/mars-lawyers-slam-tobacco-plain-packaging … they know they're next for warnings about excessive #sugar content

Report: Germany to reject EU-Canada trade deal - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/report-germany-to-reject-eu-canada-trade-deal/article19795900/#dashboard/follows/ pretty big if confirmed; #TTIP#TAFTA also affected #ISDS

Canada-EU free trade deal to be rejected by Germany, says report - http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canada-eu-free-trade-deal-to-be-rejected-by-germany-says-report-1.2718981 more on the same #CETA

The cowardice at the heart of our relationship with Israel - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9740044/The-cowardice-at-the-heart-of-our-relationship-with-Israel.html from 2012, but an interesting analysis of UK Tories

German SMEs reject #ISDS - another reason it's dead - http://www.bvmw.de/politik/europa.html (v @dozykraut)#TAFTA #TTIP

Selbst der Bundesverband für mittelständische Wirtschaft sagt No2ISDS! - http://berliner-wassertisch.info/bundesverband-mittelstaendische-wirtschaft-bvmw-lehnt-isds-ab/ only the big corps want it - says it all

.@techdirt "went from profitable to unprofitable as a result of the SOPA fight", & could do with a little help now - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/16014828011/home-stretch-supporting-our-net-neutrality-reporting.shtml

Mother could be forced to pay damages to child for drinking during pregnancy - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/26/pregnancy-mother-forced-pay-child-damages-drinking not sure that will help much...

In Pictures, Palestinians Visit Ravaged #Gaza Areas During Cease-Fire - http://mashable.com/2014/07/26/palestinians-visit-gaza-ceasefire/ heart-breaking stuff...


#NHS manager redundancy payouts total £1.6bn since 2010 - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/26/nhs-managers-redundancy-payments-total 4000 re-hired - utter government incompetence



Friday, 25 July 2014

140725


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140724 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/07/140724.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD


NATO to expand Polish base in response to Russian threat - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/nato-expand-polish-base-response-russian-threat-303713 yeah, that will help calm things down...

UN official: Yemen could be 'first country to run out of water' - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/un-official-yemen-could-be-first-country-run-out-water-303678 but certainly not the last #climatechange

.@KimDotcom : 'The Internet party will abolish mass surveillance' - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/25/kim-dotcom-interview-the-internet-party-will-abolish-mass-surveillance-snowden shrewd - and welcome - promise #NZ

What the UK Government’s adoption of #ODF really means - http://standardsandfreedom.net/index.php/2014/07/24/uk-odf/ good points (v @schestowitz)#openstandards

Square Enix Nixes 3 Years Of Fan Translation Work On PSP, Despite Not Releasing English Version For PSP - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/13153627958/square-enix-nixes-3-years-fan-translation-work-psp-despite-not-releasing-english-version-psp.shtml petty

"SPS provisions in TTIP will not lower the level of protection in the EU nor in the US" - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/july/tradoc_152685.pdf but mutual recognition will

What the recent ECJ ruling means for transparency in the #TTIP negotiations - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/what-the-recent-ecj-ruling-means-for-transparency-in-the-ttip-negotiations/ excellent analysis of important ruling

9/11 Commission's '10 Years Later' Report: The Only Problem With US Counterterrorism Efforts Is The General Public - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140722/10532827968/911-commissions-10-years-later-report-only-problem-with-us-counterterrorism-efforts-is-general-public.shtml

UN "made repeated attempts to negotiate a window of time during which people could safely leave area, none granted" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/25/palestinian-protests-continue-israel-considers-ground-operation-ceasefire

Food. It's on the table. - https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/food-its-table how the European Commission will circumvent its promises on #foodsafety for #TTIP

Cambodian expert shows how to disarm a mine, using a live landmine as an example... Cambodian shows how to disarm a mine respect

"cost of rebuilding Gaza homes destroyed so far in Israeli bombing $800 million - whole of Gaza's annual budget" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2014/jul/25/gaza-crisis-israel-strike-un-shelter-palestinian-protesters-west-bank-live-updates#block-53d249c1e4b09c9edf9b0211

#OpenSource Software in Local Government - https://foi.brighton-hove.gov.uk/requests/3405 interesting FOI showing obstacles to overcome

Australian Government Proposes New Copyright Law: Basically Hollywood's Wishlist - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140725/07082528003/australian-government-proposes-new-copyright-law-basically-hollywoods-wishlist.shtml just awful #AU


#Israeli cabinet rejects US proposal for 'humanitarian pause' in Gaza fighting - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/25/israel-rejects-us-ceasefire-proposal boycott & disinvestment the only way

In #Gaza, Hamas fighters are among civilians. There is nowhere else for them to go - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/24/gaza-hamas-fighters-military-bases-guerrilla-war-civilians-israel-idf  there's your problem, #Israel..

A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/25/interpreters-world-events-gorbachev-reagan-deng-xiaoping-ahmadinejad fascinating glimpses


Thursday, 24 July 2014

140724

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140723 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.it/2014/07/140723.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

China’s hunger for timber is wrecking #Mozambique - http://qz.com/238520/chinas-hunger-for-timber-is-wrecking-mozambique/ hey, #china, could you stop destroying the earth, please?

trade deal could be health hazard: Australian Medical Association - https://ama.com.au/ausmed/looming-trade-deal-could-be-health-hazard-ama another important voice raised against #TPP #AU

Scrapped EU #surveillance laws throws doubt on US data agreements - http://euobserver.com/justice/125089 hugely important point #nsa #drd

EU swamped by 150,000 replies to #TTIP consultation - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/commission-swamped-150000-replies-ttip-consultation-303681 shows public really cares -@EU_Commission must change course

 China conducts 3rd missile interception test - http://thebricspost.com/china-conducts-3rd-missile-interception-test/ clearly the latest military fad....

How Microsoft will make money from Common Core (despite what Gates said) - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/12/how-microsoft-will-make-money-from-common-core-despite-what-bill-gates-said/ excellent joining of dots (v @schestowitz)

NRA Floats Idea of Kids Needing to Show Gun Proficiency to Advance to the Next Grade - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/nra-floats-idea-kids-needing-show-gun-proficiency-advance-next-grade utterly bonkers

 Press conference: European Citizens' Initiative STOP #TTIP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZq0stqilzA hugely important initiative coming in September

Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver… - http://torrentfreak.com/director-wants-film-pirate-bay-pirates-deliver-140724/ nice

#CETA, cet accord qui nous vient du froid - http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/daniele-favari/ceta-accord-froid_b_5613973.html "Le CETA, comme le TISA et le PTCI avancent "cachés"

Give forests to local people to preserve them - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25943-give-forests-to-local-people-to-preserve-them.html yes, this is so important

#TTIP: What’s in it for me? - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-whats-in-it-for-me wow, 2-page UK gov leaflet  not just misleading, but is utterly naff design to look at

In #Luxemburg formieren sich die TTIP-Gegner - http://www.tageblatt.lu/nachrichten/story/In-Luxemburg-formieren-sich-die-TTIP-Gegner-25015579 and elsewhere.... (v @Liese_Mueller)#ECI

Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jul/24/price-nature-neoliberal-capital-road-ruin brilliant lecture, wonderful take-downs

big #TTIP leak: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues – Draft SPS chapter - http://www.iatp.org/files/2014.07_TTIP_SPS_Chapter_0.pdf crucially important area, big win to have it

brilliant analysis of #TTIP chapter on food safety, animal and plant health http://www.iatp.org/documents/analysis-of-the-draft-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-chapter-on-food- how EU food safety will be compromised

Die Gongos von Brüssel - http://www.monde-diplomatique.de/pm/2014/07/11/a0054.text "Schattenspiele sogenannter Nichtregierungsorganisationen" (v @Liese_Mueller)#TTIP

Draft decision of the European Ombudsman on internal rules concerning #whistleblowing - http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/cases/correspondence.faces/en/54612/html.bookmark v welcome (v @ronpatz)

Digital Economy Act "backstop should rights holders wish 2 encourage UK to further implement it" - http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/july/digital-economy-act-copyright-regime-shelved-by-uk-government/ (v @lilianedwards)

The EU publishes #TiSA position papers - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1133 that's good; more please (v @Liese_Mueller)

Numérisons les intérêts des parlementaires - http://www.regardscitoyens.org/interets-des-elus/ "plateforme collaborative" #fr

Landmark case might affect US-European trade - http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/landmark-safe-harbour-case-might-affect-us-european-trade-1.1875599 "would mean ECJ might have to overturn Safe Harbour" (v @schestowitz)

joint letter calling on USTR Froman to oppose an energy chapter or any provisions in #TTIP [pdf] - http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/TTIP_Energy_Letter_Final__1_.pdf?docID=16121 #TAFTA #fracking

*Bhlog - http://blog.as.uky.edu/thebhlog/ "accessible but informed forum for all matters Indo-European" #cool #linguistics

surprising consequence of using #glyphosate: no fodder for the animals of the poorest - http://www.business-standard.com/article/beyond-business/the-ekta-club-comes-of-age-114062701093.html weeds used to be harvested

Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face - http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/07/makeup/374929/ is this the face of the future? (v @BoingBoing)

What Kind Of 'Extra Scrutiny' The Government Gives To Folks On The Terrorist Watchlist - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140723/14321427980/revealed-what-kind-extra-scrutiny-government-gives-to-folks-terrorist-watchlist.shtml staggeringly intrusive

"we are very much afraid of a yolk tsunami from the US" - http://www.just-food.com/analysis/sticky-issues-remain-in-eu-us-free-trade-talks_id127354.aspx as you would be... #TTIP #TAFTA

"US processors face lower costs due to America's weaker animal welfare legislation." - http://www.just-food.com/analysis/sticky-issues-remain-in-eu-us-free-trade-talks_id127354.aspx key issue for #TAFTA #TTIP

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm now includes Update XXXIII about ISDS resistance & submissions - 150K of them





Wednesday, 23 July 2014

140723

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140722 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140722.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/palestinianauthority/10984259/Revealed-the-Palestinian-children-killed-by-Israeli-forces.html kudos to @Telegraph for this (v @aljwhite @Glinner)

UK Cops Brag About Using Facial Recognition Software To Capture... A Shoplifter - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/13152827957/uk-cops-brag-about-using-facial-recognition-software-to-capture-shoplifter.shtml more proportionate policy...

#CETA ‘should be initialed by Sep 25′: EU Trade Commissioner - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ceta-should-be-initialed-by note moral blackmail on #ISDS: we must fight this

West Sussex county council turns down shale gas exploration bid - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/22/west-sussex-county-council-turns-down-shale-gas-exploration-bid good precedent #fracking

Israel-Palestine: This is how it ends - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_rb/ economic boycotts worth trying...

Mike Masnick here. Founder of Techdirt, blogger, net neutrality enthusiast, tech policy obsessive. #AMA - http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2bf512/mike_masnick_here_founder_of_techdirt_blogger_net/ #reddit

Tell the USDA: We Have the Right to Know What’s in the Dangerous Poultry ‘Modernization’ Act! - http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14489 something to hide?


Huge Win for ODF in UK: Let's Not Mess it up - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/huge-win-for-odf-lets-not-mess-it-up/index.htm please: open source projects must ensure full #ODF interoperability


Activist group 2 debut barcode-scanning boycott Israel app - http://www.cnet.com/news/activist-group-to-debut-barcode-scanning-boycott-israel-app/ from March, but newly relevant (v Sara Markwith-Padgett)

Schoolgirl gets criminal record for sexting topless photo - http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/22/schoolgirl-gets-criminal-record-for-sexting-topless-photo-to-boy-4807184/ "v. serious offence": no, it's not (v @ObscenityLawyer)

#ISDS consultation stats: 149,399 received; 52K from UK, 34K from Austria, 33K from Germany [pdf] - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/july/tradoc_152693.pdf fantastic #TTIP

#TTIP Update XXXIII - 150,000 #ISDS Submissions - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/ttip-update-xxxiii/index.htm fantastic result - well done, all who replied

How #China Dismantled the #Uyghur Internet - http://thediplomat.com/2014/07/how-china-dismantled-the-uyghur-internet/ cultural genocide in the digital age (v @superglaze @feliciasonmez)

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un - http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/21/333771446/north-korea-is-not-pleased-dance-video-features-kim-jong-un in case you haven't seen it, well worth watching...


Please allow Arturo to have a better life at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada - https://www.change.org/petitions/please-allow-arturo-to-have-a-better-life-in-the-assiniboine-park-zoo-in-canada amazing: 635K have signed this

All But Four Of High-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots In Last Decade Were Crafted From The Ground Up By The FBI - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140722/14463127971/report-all-four-high-profile-domestic-terrorism-plots-last-decade-were-crafted-ground-up-fbi.shtml

Enough Magical Thinking on Trade - http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/enough-magical-thinking-on-trade great debunking of  ridiculous claims (v @TTIPBeware)#TPP #TTIP

report on Consultation on the Review of the EU #Copyright Rules - http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/consultations/2013/copyright-rules/docs/contributions/consultation-report_en.pdf unbridgeable chasm between public & (c) industries

Chikungunya virus hits the US and Europe - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25937-threatwatch-chikungunya-virus-hits-the-us-and-europe.html &  it will get much worse thanks to #climatechange denialists' efforts

Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing Academic Article Online - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/colombian-student-faces-prison-charges-sharing-academic-article-online why we need #openaccess - & (c) reform

Brot für die Welt: #TTIP verschärft globale Hunger-Krise - http://www.euractiv.de/sections/entwicklungspolitik/brot-fuer-die-welt-ttip-verschaerft-globale-hunger-krise-303666 (v @Liese_Mueller)

A Special Thanks To Twitch And Namecheap For Providing The Matching Funds For @techdirt's Crowdfunding Campaign - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140723/10195527976/special-thanks-to-twitch-namecheap-providing-matching-funds-our-crowdfunding-campaign.shtml



Tuesday, 22 July 2014

140722

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140721 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/07/140721.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"Soylent slurry isn't that far away conceptually from Google Glass" - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/22/the-tech-utopia-nobody-wants-why-the-world-nerds-are-creating-will-be-awful yeah, right... #weak

In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/21/hospital-hamas-isreal-hiding-among-civilians fiendishly cunning #gaza

Are trade agreements setting our domestic copyright policy? case-study of intermediary liability - http://digital.org.au/content/are-trade-agreements-setting-our-domestic-copyright-policy-case-study-intermediary-liability (v @MsLods)#AU

IPCC concern over police use of #Tasers to gain compliance - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/ipcc-concern-over-police-tasers-compliance this is pain compliance - ban it now

Another Reason For Defending #NetNeutrality: NSA #Surveillance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/06280227950/another-reason-defending-net-neutrality-nsa-surveillance.shtml we need encryption, encryption needs net neutrality

Home Office wasted £347 million on immigration system - http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3531815/home-office-wasted-347-million-on-immigration-system/ yet more staggering IT incompetence from UK government

Merkel eyes trade portfolio (& TTIP) 4 Oettinger - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/merkel-eyes-trade-portfolio-oettinger-303611 "To make him trade commissioner (would be) fatal" (v @TTIPBeware)

"people have come in with guns, people have died" - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/21/anti-abortion-activists-clinic-escort anti-abortionists so love life they are prepared to kill for it

#DRIP surveillance law faces legal challenge by MPs - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/22/drip-surveillance-law-legal-challenge-civil-liberties-campaigners what splendid people @tom_watson & David Davis are

#India IP Policy Misrepresented By US Trade Representative, Indian Pharma Says - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/07/22/india-ip-policy-misrepresented-by-us-trade-representative-indian-pharma-says/ good to see pushback here

6th #BRICS Summit signals historic moment: SA Foreign Minister - http://thebricspost.com/6th-brics-summit-signals-historic-moment-sa-foreign-minister/ Bretton Woods comparison....


Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/22/great-barrier-reefs-decline-buried-in-government-reports-says-agency ashamed of something,@TonyAbbottMHR?#AU

UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers' - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/22/uk-definition-terrorism-political-journalists-bloggers-watchdog "could"...? needs radical redrafting

Educational Resources Development: Mapping #Copyright Exceptions and Limitations in Europe - http://infojustice.org/archives/33009 need to be extended

German Government Tries To Censor Publication Of Its List Of Censored Websites - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/11450727956/german-government-tries-to-censor-publication-its-list-censored-websites.shtml nein, das funktioniert nicht...

UK gov: Open document formats selected to meet user needs - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/open-document-formats-selected-to-meet-user-needs #ODF for sharing or collaborating on gov documents; huge

Transport For London Kills Off Fan-Made Device Wallpapers Based On Seat Patterns - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140721/16143627962/transport-london-kills-off-fan-made-device-wallpapers-based-its-seat-patterns.shtml @TfLOfficial are bullies & fools

Cabinet Office Adopts #ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents - http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20140722125241786 good historical context for UK's great move


India to decide on assent to Bali trade deal on Wednesday - http://thebricspost.com/india-to-decide-on-assent-to-bali-trade-deal-on-wednesday/ big decision shows #India's power

Swiss lawyer explores possible #Snowden asylum in Switzerland - http://origin.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-lawyer-targets-possible-snowden-visit/40516790 (v @schestowitz)#ch

Tell President Obama to stop the navy’s assault on whales - http://www.nrdconline.org/site/R?i=qnRySiTIfwLYj0cMj3inUw this must not happen...

EU commission to member states: Use Open Definition compliant licenses for your Public Sector Information - http://www.communia-association.org/2014/07/22/eu-commission-to-member-states-use-open-definition-compliant-licenses-for-your-public-sector-information/

Which Party Would (not) Walk Away from a Crap TPPA?  - http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/07/23/which-party-would-not-walk-away-from-a-crap-tppa/ interesting analysis #TPP #NZ

 Deaf advocacy groups to Verizon: Don’t kill #netneutrality on our behalf - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/deaf-advocacy-groups-to-verizon-dont-kill-net-neutrality-on-our-behalf/ good for them to call out this cynicism

Victory in Italy: Court rules #Wikipedia “a service based on the freedom of the users” - http://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/07/22/victory-in-italy-based-on-freedom-of-users/ great news (v @Klangable)

"the Japanese press is treating [#TPP] as dead, absent major changes in US posture that no one expects to happen" - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/07/transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership-review-economic-blogs.html

France's New Anti-Terror Bill: All Presumed Terrorist Until Proven Guilty? - http://www.laquadrature.net/en/frances-new-anti-terror-bill-all-presumed-terrorist-until-proven-guilty more "terruh" madness