Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150301 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/03/150301.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

European Youth: "Keep the internet open!" - http://youth4netneutrality.eu/ good to see #netneutrality

Excellent: #Android Ecosystem is Low-Margin, Fragmenting - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/android-3600026/ shows #opensource is working perfectly

Death, drugs, and HSBC: How fraudulent blood money makes the world go round - https://medium.com/@NafeezAhmed/death-drugs-and-hsbc-355ed9ef5316 big if even just half-confirmed

Prosecute HSBC for fraud - https://www.startjoin.com/prosecuteHSBC crowdfunding a legal action around allegations in previous tweet

Congress’s Critical Role on Trade - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/opinion/congresss-critical-role-on-trade.html?_r=0 amazing:@nytimes doesn't understand what Fast Track Authority means #TPP #TTIP

Tough to swallow: #TTIP’s threat to our food and farming - https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/magda-stoczkiewicz/tough-to-swallow-ttip%E2%80%99s-threat-to-our-food-and-farming good rundown of problems (v @jcschwaab @foeeurope)

New Role At WiPro @webmink  http://webmink.com/2015/03/02/new-job/ spring is in the air - everyone is moving on....

Chai Jing's review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Haze - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM here's that film...

AT&T's $30 'Don't Be Snooped On' Fee Is Even Worse Than Everybody Thought - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150219/11473630072/ats-30-dont-be-snooped-fee-is-even-worse-than-everybody-thought.shtml surprise... #privacy

Ein neues Gutachten findet im #CETA insgesamt 26 schwerwiegende Probleme - http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2015-03/ceta-ttip-freihandel-kritik serious: CETA must be stopped (v @AdV007)

'Officer Awareness' Memo: Police Accountability Recording App Could Lead To Dangerous 'Flash Mobs' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150226/08170330151/officer-awareness-memo-police-accountability-recording-app-could-lead-to-dangerous-flash-mobs.shtml riiiight

Supreme Court gives tacit approval for government to take anybody’s DNA - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/supreme-court-gives-tacit-approval-for-government-to-take-anybodys-dna/ yikes, this is bad

The Jihadi John Cover Story - https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/03/02/the-jihadi-john-cover-story/ good analysis of another dodgy UK intelligence story; likely that humint > sigint

The Senate Blockbuster Showdown On Trade The Media Missed - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/the-senate-blockbuster-sh_b_6785548.html the news blackout is disgraceful #TPA #TPP #TTIP

Rogers Exec Pouts About VPNs, Publicly Dreams Of Canadian Ban - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150227/12343330164/rogers-exec-pouts-about-vpns-publicly-dreams-canadian-ban.shtml it's clearly what they want

World's first #lagoon power plants unveiled in UK - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31682529 further exciting news in world of renewables

Breaking: House Judiciary Committee Tells FCC It's Going To Block Net Neutrality Rules - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20150302/08162630183/hysterical-facts-optional-assault-fccs-new-neutrality-rules-has-commenced.shtml </facepalm>

Health Impact Assessment of the Proposed #TPP - http://hiaconnect.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/TPP_HIA.pdf detailed and damning

You can now watch Citizenfour online, for free - http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/03/02/you-can-now-watch-citizenfour-online-for-free/ excellent news - no reason not to watch it now, eh? #snowden

Monday, 2 March 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150228 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/03/150228.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

"we all have things to hide – perfectly legitimately. Just as our disgraced former foreign secretaries had." - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/01/nobody-cares-about-online-privacy-malcolm-rifkind

#TTIP: Building the Fightback Conference - http://www.waronwant.org/news/events/18257-ttip-building-the-fightback 1pm to 6pm Saturday 21 March 2015. Manchester

What NSA Director Mike Rogers Doesn’t Get About Encryption - http://www.cato.org/blog/what-nsa-director-mike-rogers-doesnt-get-about-encryption excellent, detailed explanation

Duang - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=17913 fascinating analysis of the hottest new word in Chinese... #language

The “#Torture Works” Story - https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/03/01/the-torture-works-story/ fascinating analysis of possible MI5 misdirection

NZ won't match Australia's new 'country of origin' food labels - http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/66816307/nz-wont-match-australias-new-country-of-origin-food-labels #NZ gov throws its public under bus - handy for #TPP

Mugabe lässt zum Geburtstag geschlachtete Elefanten auftischen - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/robert-mugabe-geburtstagsfeier-mit-elefanten-und-torten-a-1021148.html what a deeply evil man #MugabeFalls

Academics urge University of Edinburgh to end fossil fuel investment - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/01/edinburgh-university-fossil-fuel-divestment kudos #divest #scotland

Sunday, 1 March 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150227 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150227.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

US Court Rules That Kim Dotcom Is A 'Fugitive' And Thus DOJ Can Take His Money - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150227/18171630168/us-court-rules-that-kim-dotcom-is-fugitive-thus-doj-can-take-his-money.shtml this is a real disgrace

Tall Tales of the #TPP (and #TTIP) - http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2015-02-tall-tales-of-the-tpp why #ISDS has no place in a functioning democracy

Trans-Pacific Partnership could prevent clearer food labelling – health advocates - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/28/trans-pacific-partnership-could-prevent-clearer-food-labelling-health-advocates #ISDS strikes again #TPP

Google, Our Patron Saint of the Closed Web - http://sealedabstract.com/rants/google-our-patron-saint-of-the-closed-web/ @google becomes spectacularly evil (v @sh4na @Codepope)

We Now Know The #NSA And #GCHQ Have Subverted Most (All?) Of The Digital World: So Why Can't We See Any Benefits? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150220/10115530090/we-now-know-nsa-gchq-have-subverted-most-all-digital-world-so-why-cant-we-see-any-benefits.shtml

Paypal Cuts Off Mega Because It Actually Keeps Your Files Secret - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150227/07165030161/paypal-cuts-off-mega-because-it-actually-keeps-your-files-secret.shtml awful logic here - makes all encryption suspect

MPAA Pushes For ICANN Policy Changes to Target “Pirate” Domains - http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-pushes-icann-policy-changes-target-pirate-domains-150227/ #copyright maximalists want to break Net even more

#Amazon deforestation soars after a decade of stability - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27056-amazon-deforestation-soars-after-a-decade-of-stability.html weakened Forest Code and soyistas to blame

Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby - http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/27/new-tales-to-tell/ it's the future

Netanyahu’s Congress speech scuppers bipartisan unity on support for Israel - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/28/binyamin-netanyahu-congress-speech-israel an arrogance too far...

Horseplay: What Hans Haacke's fourth plinth tells us about art & the City - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/27/hans-haacke-horseplay-city kudos to Boris for approving this #london

Saturday, 28 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150226 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2015/02/150226.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31654050 why hasn't this man been arrested for lying on surveillance?

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/american-atheist-blogger-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh ah, yes, religion...

Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/raver-drug-ketamine-control-plan-at-un-condemned-as-potential-disaster callous & selfish

France makes U-turn on #TTIP arbitration - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/france-makes-u-turn-ttip-arbitration-312459 French government cannot be trusted #ISDS

"with China, it could be counter-productive to categorically refuse ISDS" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/france-makes-u-turn-ttip-arbitration-312459 no: China will want it to turn against EU

Stop TTIP európai polgári kezdeményezés - https://www.facebook.com/StopTTIPhu/posts/666251063496949 #hu

EU Trade Secrets Directive Threatens Scientific #OpenData - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/scientific-open-data-3599810/ need to head off this threat #alltrials

Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files - http://torrentfreak.com/under-u-s-pressure-paypal-nukes-mega-for-encrypting-files-150227/ more ridiculous bullying

Coal industry stands for progress and prosperity - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/coal-industry-stands-progress-and-prosperity-312473 one of the most risible articles I've ever read #climatechange

#Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with #Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Meizu-to-Officially-Launch-MX4-with-Ubuntu-at-MWC-2015-Will-Sell-It-Internationally-474335.shtml octa-core, too... #china

#TTIP and the NHS: don't be fooled by new BBC 'leak' - http://www.waronwant.org/news/latest-news/18284-ttip-and-the-nhs-dont-be-fooled-by-new-bbc-leak good analysis, makes important points #ISDS

In Wake Of NSA Leaks, #China Drops Major US Tech Companies From Its Approved Supplier List - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150226/07114230147/wake-nsa-leaks-china-drops-major-us-tech-companies-its-approved-supplier-list.shtml this was inevitable

Forthcoming TPP Sales Pitch So Predictable, We Decided to Predict It - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2015/02/forthcoming-tpp-sales-pitch-so-predictable-we-decided-to-predict-it.html this is very good - see next tweet

they say: "We should write the trade rules in #TTIP, not China." but: "*We* didn’t write #TTIP's rules – multinational corporations did"

Prince William will take plight of Africa's elephants 'behind enemy lines' in China - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/prince-william-take-plight-africas-elephants-behind-enemy-lines-china good luck, mate...

#china "would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys & install "backdoors" - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-security-idUSKBN0LV19020150227?irpc=932 US/UK hypocrisy much?

Did Lenovo/Superfish Break The Law? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/18072130119/did-lenovosuperfish-break-law.shtml interesting discussion

European privacy policy is not a cynical anti-competitive plot - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/26/european-privacy-policy-is-not-a-cynical-anti-competitive-plot/ good, fair analysis (v @PaulNemitz @IanBrownOII)

Cross-Border Data Restrictions Threatens Global Economic Growth - http://www.cio.com/article/2889461/big-data/cross-border-data-restrictions-threatens-global-economic-growth.html feeble: conflates personal data with non-personal

Analyse und Bewertung des EU-Kanada Freihandelsabkommens #CETA - http://www.berliner-wassertisch.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CETA-Analyse-2014-779-1.pdf important analysis of its deep, abiding flaws

Guardian's destroyed #Snowden laptop to feature in major V&A show - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/27/guardians-destroyed-snowden-laptop-to-feature-in-major-va-show maybe Cameron could open the exhibition...

#China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-internet-censorship-idUSKBN0LV16S20150227 only 60K? there must be many more to come...

ezahlschranke: "Süddeutsche" wird im Internet kostenpflichtig - http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/sueddeutsche-wird-im-internet-kostenpflichtig-a-1020899.html and another one...

BKA und Europol perfektionieren „Internetbeobachtung“ und Profiling von Reisenden - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/bka-und-europol-perfektionieren-internetbeobachtung-und-profiling-von-reisenden/ "perfect" in what sense....?

UPDATE: #TTIP: A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy - http://rosalux-europa.info/news/TTIP-brochure-update/

Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20150227/06392430158/wall-street-journal-upset-that-wall-street-isnt-upset-about-net-neutrality.shtml but, aren't markets always right?

Tilt shift effect applied to van Gogh paintings - https://imgur.com/gallery/ZYj2t rather impressive

Friday, 27 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150224 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150224.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Head Of UK Parliamentary Committee Overseeing Intelligence Agencies Resigns After Being Caught In Sting - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/08351130114/head-uk-parliamentary-committee-overseeing-intelligence-agencies-allegedly-caught-cash-access-sting.shtml

Why is UK putting health watchdogs on the leash of ‘promoting economic growth’? - https://www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/jen-persson/why-is-government-putting-health-watchdogs-on-leash-of-%E2%80%98promoting-economic-growth important: UK Deregulation Bill

EU #copyright evaluation report – explained very clearly - https://juliareda.eu/copyright-evaluation-report-explained/ ahead of Parliament debate today

Three-quarters of supermarket chickens carry food poisoning bug - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/26/three-quarters-supermarket-chickens-campylobacter-bug totally unacceptable

Should Open Source Intelligence Be Used For Policy Making? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150129/09341229852/should-open-source-intelligence-be-used-policy-making.shtml intriguing stuff

Macedonia opposition leader says PM ordered wiretapping of journalists - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/enlargement/macedonia-opposition-leader-says-pm-ordered-wiretapping-journalists-312442 what a saga... #mk

"NHS England should make sure all bidders for taxpayer funded NHS contracts should publish the full details" - http://action.sumofus.org/a/nhs-overbid/

"#Ukraine challenged Australia’s plain packaging measures at WTO" - http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/02/25/tobacco-plain-packaging-discussion-flames-up-again-at-wto/ so they won't be wanting help with Putin, then?

Why Creative Commons uses CC0 - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/43365 #copyright

Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201502/obama%E2%80%99s-trade-agenda-smacks-down-the-climate why #TTIP & #TPP will be bad for environment #TPA

#ISDS in EU-Singapore deal too favourable to corporations, should be modified according to lead MEP @davidmartinmep - http://www.bilaterals.org/?isds-in-eu-singapore-deal-too

Support whale watching in Iceland and help end whaling - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/633/723/914/ "whalers in Iceland killed 137 endangered fin whales"

Here's 140 Fully-Redacted Pages Explaining How Much Snowden's Leaks Have Harmed The Nation's Security - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150225/13365130142/heres-140-fully-redacted-pages-explaining-how-much-snowdens-leaks-have-harmed-nations-security.shtml says it all

"Under #TISA’s ‘standstill’ & ‘ratchet’ clauses, the marketisation of services is a one-way street" - http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2015/02/25/glen-newey/really-good-friends-like-these/ (v @jcschwaab)

"That is the FBI’s terrorism strategy – keep fear alive – and it drives everything they do." - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/26/fbi-manufacture-plots-terrorism-isis-grave-threats/ they admitted it...

'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/police-black-site-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights that's nice

Le gouvernement français défend l’arbitrage privé au service des multinationales - https://www.collectifstoptafta.org/l-actu/article/le-gouvernement-francais-defend-l no: #ISDS out (v @clobala2)#fr

Reddit Mods Bury Glenn Greenwald's Story On GCHQ/NSA Use Of Internet To 'Destroy Reputations' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140226/11344026358/reddit-mods-bury-glenn-greenwalds-story-gchqnsa-use-internet-to-destroy-reputations.shtml well, well, well

Should Britain introduce electronic voting? - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/26/should-britain-introduce-electronic-voting don't even think about it... #security

NET NEUTRALITY BATTLE RAP | Dan Bull - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlBj4rrBbCc#t=182 wonderful as ever... #netneutrality

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-updates--the-glyn-moody-blogs-3569438/ all 50, just in case you missed them...

Labels start making more money from streaming than downloads - https://gigaom.com/2015/02/26/labels-start-making-more-money-from-streaming-than-downloads/

Evidence Copy Of 'CitizenFour' Needs To Be 'Locked Up' Claims Plaintiff Suing Snowden, Filmmakers For Billions - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150226/10135830152/evidence-copy-citizenfour-needs-to-be-locked-up-claims-plaintiff-suing-snowden-filmmakers-billions.shtml

Android share of smartphone profits falls to 11% - http://www.cnet.com/news/android-share-of-smartphone-profit-plummets-to-just-11-percent/ people: means they're cutting margins to bone - not price gouging

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150223 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150223.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Move Over Ed Snowden, Al Jazeera Has A Huge New Stack Of Spy Documents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/06424630110/move-over-ed-snowden-al-jazeera-has-huge-new-stack-spy-documents.shtml great: let's have some more, please...

Germany fears deals with investor rights & New Zealand can hardly hope to match that country’s clout - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11406607 #TPP #ISDS #NZ

Das sozialdemokratische Positionspapier zu #ISDS: Private Schiedsgerichte bleiben - https://www.reimon.net/2015/02/24/das-sozialdemokratische-positionspapier-zu-isds-private-schiedsgerichte-bleiben/ how the S&D are selling out

today is #TTIPTuesday - please use this hashtag to ask questions about #TTIP and #ISDS today and spread awareness of the big issues

UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/uk-will-need-to-import-over-half-of-its-food-within-a-generation-farmers-warn #TTIP will make it much worse

"problems created for British farmers when cheap imports flood the UK’s market" - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/uk-will-need-to-import-over-half-of-its-food-within-a-generation-farmers-warn this is one of #TTIP's stated goals

"oil companies would be unable to afford to develop and exploit unused fields." - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/24/north-sea-oil-and-gas-industry-suffers-worst-losses-in-decades er, this is a feature, not a bug

important: this internal document spells out how European Parliament's S&D wants to sell out on #ISDS in #TTIP: https://www.dropbox.com/s/erjs3sn1epijsfx/S%26D%20position%20on%20ISDS.pdf?dl=0

Digital Rights Group And ISPs Bring Legal Challenge Against New French #Surveillance Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/09532530115/digital-rights-group-isps-bring-legal-challenge-against-new-french-surveillance-law.shtml the fightback spreads #fr

US geological agency calls 4 data sharing on #fracking-induced tremors - http://www.aljoumhouria.com/news/index/214018 industry will doubtless refuse (v @RickyPo)

Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/solar-could-be-cheaper-coal-and-gas-2025-study-says-312320 so forget about extra money for oil & coal...

Chevron gives up shale gas exploration in Romania - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/chevron-gives-shale-gas-exploration-romania-312334 first Poland, now here #fracking

EU-Urheberrechtsreform: Es droht leider #ACTA-reloaded – dank der Konservativen - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/eu-urheberrechtsreform-es-droht-leider-acta-reloaded-dank-der-konservativen/ keep an eye on this

#TTIP: "Nous demandons une pause" - http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualite/ttip-nous-demandons-une-pause-et-la-mise-en-place-de-balises-54eb4b5035701001a1e43daf "des pays comme la Belgique n’y gagneraient pas grand-chose" (v @podehaye)#be

"TTIP ist kein Allheilmittel, aber es wird die Wirtschaft stärken" - http://www.nwzonline.de/politik/freihandel-macht-uns-staerker_a_24,0,1419860616.html no, not what @EU_Commission's CEPR study says...

German Social Democrats fear free trade - http://www.dw.de/german-social-democrats-fear-free-trade/a-18275595 so why is @sigmargabriel ramming #TTIP down their throats?

T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Preparing To Launch A New ‘Privacy Phone’ - http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/24/t-mobile-and-mozilla-are-preparing-to-launch-a-new-privacy-phone/ that's good

Lawmaker Who Said Snowden Committed Treason, Now On The Other Side Of Metadata Surveillance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/17053430118/lawmaker-who-said-snowden-committed-treason-now-other-side-metadata-surveillance.shtml ha!

Leichtfried: Sozialdemokraten kritisches Gegengewicht zu Schiedsgericht-Befürwortern - http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20150224_OTS0126/leichtfried-sozialdemokraten-kritisches-gegengewicht-zu-schiedsgericht-befuerwortern key quote to follow... #ISDS

"Alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger haben gleiche Rechte und Pflichten, dieses Prinzip wollen wir weder mit #TTIP noch mit #CETA aufs Spiel setzen"

An Open Source Business Model for Malaria - http://infojustice.org/archives/33949 interesting

Invitación para Participar en el Curso en Línea “Internet Libre y Abierto” para Hispanohablantes - https://www.publicknowledge.org/call-for-students-for-online-course/

EPO: privileged and immune says the President - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2015/02/the-epo-privileged-and-immune-says_24.html #EPO is literally above the law; we must change this

theoretical question: supposing a murder were committed on EPO premises by an EPO officer: would they still be immune against any EU law?

it's striking how #TTIP supporters have moved from bribes - "you'll be rich if we have TTIP" - to threats - "you'll be bullied if we don't"

Eine gefährliche Liebschaft - http://blog.campact.de/2015/02/eine-gefaehrliche-liebschaft/ ha! nicely done - "Noch gibt es die Chance, Einwände zu erheben gegen diese Verbindung"

Call for events: Be a part of Document Freedom Day 2015 - https://fsfe.org/news/2015/news-20150224-01.en.html "global campaign for document liberation"

Protect the #Narwhal's Home - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/clyde-river? ridiculous drilling for oil anywhere, but particularly here

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site er, isn't this rather troubling?

.@The_IPO starting to address growing nightmare at #EPO - http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/breaking-news-uk-government-issues.html now we need other countries to follow suit (v @schestowitz)

Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/shell-shelves-plan-for-tar-sands-project-in-face-of-low-oil-prices #tarsands uneconomic, collapsing

Google Gets Prude: Says No More Adult Content On Blogger - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150224/07341330122/google-gets-prude-says-no-more-adult-content-blogger.shtml another sign @google is sclerotic, & in decline

Africa is new ‘El Dorado of espionage’, leaked intelligence files reveal - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/africa-el-dorado-espionage-leaked-intelligence-files "contain the names of 78 foreign spies"

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-god death: "It’s a way of life" </facepalm>

NSA Director: If I Say 'Legal Framework' Enough, Will It Convince You To Shut Up About Plan 2 Backdoor Encryption? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/16430030117/nsa-director-if-i-say-legal-framework-enough-will-it-convince-you-security-people-shutting-up-about-our-plan-to-backdoor.shtml


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150222 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150222.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage - http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/spy-cables-world-espionage-snowden-guardian-mi6-cia-ssa-mossad-iran-southafrica-leak-150218100147229.html looks big: so where have these come from? #AlJazeera

Here Comes the #ACTA Attack - Again - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/acta-3599041/ looks like they're gearing up to try one more... #copyright

"Freer trade with US will create economic opportunities for Germany." - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-15-4473_en.htm sure, for some; but some will lose out #TTIP

"exports from US to EU would lower prices and boost choice for consumers" - but US megafarms will also destroy small-scale EU farms #TTIP

"freedom to trade across the Atlantic, #TTIP will create opportunity throughout our economy." economies of scale give power to corporations

"In the age of Snowden, it is easy to focus on our differences" - as we must if we are to roll back US blanket surveillance of the world

Total Wipes Decides The Word 'Download' Means Infringement, Issues DMCA Takedown Loaded With Non-Infringing URLs - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150222/12492130106/total-wipes-decides-word-download-means-infringement-issues-dmca-takedown-loaded-with-non-infringing-urls.shtml

great, detailed debunking of claims that #TTIP will be good for #SMEs - https://moreforsmesthanttip.wordpress.com/ the facts say otherwise

German minister warns of EU decline if #TTIP fails - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/23/us-germany-trade-ttip-idUSKBN0LR1DS20150223 that's an argument for engagement with #China, not aggression

Square Kilometre Array and #OpenSource - http://catalyst.net.nz/show-and-tell/blog/square-kilometre-array-and-open-source great story about "mankind's largest science project ever"

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution & the EPA - http://www.independentsciencenews.org/health/poison-spring-the-secret-history-of-pollution-and-the-epa/ appalling; confirms we must defend #PrecautionaryPrinciple

 Streit über #TTIP: In der Freihandels-Kampfzone - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/freihandelsabkommen-ttip-skepsis-der-deutschen-waechst-a-1020031.html "Immer mehr Deutsche misstrauen dem Handelspakt"

#TTIP -  "good deal for Europe, good deal for Germany" -  oh, really? prove it - where are your facts now,@EU_Commission? just pious hopes

#TTIP: "Null komma fünf, das ist ein anderes Wort für nichts" - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/freihandelsabkommen-ttip-skepsis-der-deutschen-waechst-a-1020031.html those are the @EU_Commission's*own* facts...

Un pacte commercial massif UE-USA contre l’abandon du BDS ? - http://www.bilaterals.org/?un-pacte-commercial-massif-ue-usa is that what trade deals are for? #TTIP

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s #Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad #awkward

important: "highlights the increasing inability of intelligence agencies to keep their secrets secure." - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/leaked-spy-cables-netanyahu-iran-bomb-mossad

Mega pig farm proposal proves too much of a stink for Environment Agency - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/23/mega-pig-farm-proposal-stink-environment-agency-refuses-permit-derbyshire well done, them

has #GCHQ's #Gemalto hack broken the Internet of Things? - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1754449/ important analysis for #IoT, but also for #netneutrality

Big Meat Lobby to Attack New Dietary Guidelines - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201502/big-meat-lobby-to-attack-new-dietary-guidelines Big Meat puts profits before people, of course

#TTIP & #CETA: SPD muss Gabriel stoppen! - http://www.mehr-demokratie.de/gabriel_stoppen.html @sigmargabriel hardly listening to his party members here...

There exists a classical model of the photon after all - https://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2015/02/23/maxwell/ sounds pretty big if confirmed