Thursday, 17 April 2014

140416


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140415 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140415.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

First Phase Of Security Audit Finds Vulnerabilities But No Backdoors In TrueCrypt Encryption Software - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140415/09294126922/first-phase-security-audit-finds-vulnerabilities-no-backdoors-truecrypt-encryption-software.shtml more needed

Why did UK Labour MEP Arlene McCarthy fail to vote to protect vulnerable children? - https://edri.org/mccarthy/ disgraceful #netneutrality

'Problem wells' source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production - http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/92466-problem-wells-source-of-greenhouse-gas-at-unexpected-stage-of-natura another reason not to frack

The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison - http://www.alternet.org/books/matt-taibbi-superrich-america-have-become-untouchables-america-who-dont-go-prison this is neither just nor stable


Crowdfunding £12,000 to fight mandatory UK Internet filters - http://boingboing.net/2014/04/15/crowdfunding-12000-to-fight-m.html good cause, pl. help

"Suing the State - Hidden rules within EU-US trade deal" - http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/04/new-video-suing-state-hidden-rules-within-eu-us-trade-deal  excellent short video on #ISDS - pl. pass around #TTIP

Still not loving #ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals - http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/04/still-not-loving-isds-10-reasons-oppose-investors-super-rights-eu-trade really superb: pl. read

#London MEP Digital Hustings - http://www.meetup.com/ORG-London/events/176612572/ "censorship of the web, online anonymity, open data and mass surveillance measures"



Microsoft And Sony Double Down On Patent Trolling; Dump More Cash Into Intellectual Ventures - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140412/07032926887/microsoft-sony-double-down-patent-trolling-dump-more-cash-into-intellectual-ventures.shtml says it all...

PM criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a 'moral code' - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/16/david-cameron-evangelical-about-christian-faith what, like you, Dave?

 Internes Dokument der EU-Kommission: USA wollen transatlantisches Datenschutz-Abkommen verwässern - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/internes-dokument-der-eu-kommission-usa-wollen-transatlantisches-datenschutz-abkommen-verwaessern/

EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement" - Commission Services Non-Paper on state of play of negotiations [pdf] - https://netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/2014-04-09-COUNCIL-8761-14.pdf

Financial transparency: where your money goes with #MediaGoblin - http://mediagoblin.org/news/financial-transparency.html good to see; more money needed now...

How corporations & lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries - http://www.tni.org/profiting-crisis not new, but really good on #ISDS

Did You Retweet The USAir Pornographic Tweet? You May Have Violated New Jersey's Revenge Porn Law - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140416/11075626933/did-you-retweet-usair-pornographic-tweet-you-may-have-violated-new-jerseys-revenge-porn-law.shtml

Beware of backroom deals in the name of 'science' - http://www.nature.com/news/beware-of-backroom-deals-in-the-name-of-science-1.15046 this is exactly the approach being tried in #TAFTA/#TTIP

Court Declares That, Yes, #Bloggers Are Media - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140416/06001926929/court-declares-that-yes-bloggers-are-media.shtml good job we got that sorted... #2014


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

140415


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140414 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/04/140314.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#China: Punish Buyers of Poached Tiger Body Parts - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/790/294/887/china-punish-buyers-of-poached-tiger-body-parts/ "watching tigers be electrocuted alive"; sick


The #tarsands mystery and the smoking #TTIP gun - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/tar-sands-mystery-and-smoking-ttip-gun-301552 danger: lobyists at work

Declaration on #Patent Protection - http://www.ip.mpg.de/en/pub/news/patentdeclaration.cfm interesting...



How Hard Is It To Shoot Down A Small #Drone? [Video] - http://www.popsci.com/article/technology/how-hard-it-shoot-down-small-drone-video-0 refreshingly hard...

Would You Trust The #NSA's Advice On How To Deal With #Heartbleed? - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140414/16111926910/would-you-trust-nsas-advice-how-to-deal-with-heartbleed.shtml now there's a good question...

Irresponsible EU parliament vote on #ISDS tomorrow - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2107 they're not thinking this through...

#Ukip goes to war with Times over #Farage expenses claims - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/15/ukip-farage-expenses-times-journalists this could be fun to watch...

 Europaweite Zulassung abgelehnt: EU-Parlament bremst Gigaliner aus - http://www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/gigaliner-lastwagen-mit-ueberlaenge-duerfen-eu-grenzen-nicht-passieren-a-964554.html that's a relief...

#Snowden and His Accomplices - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303603904579495391321958008 Fox wheels out every tired & discredited cliché previously used here; risible

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States - http://www.theonion.com/articles/fbi-uncovers-alqaeda-plot-to-just-sit-back-and-enj,35788/ just brilliant (v @mmasnick)

Beta-Fahrplan für re:publica’14 ist online - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/beta-fahrplan-fuer-republica14-ist-online/ may be the place to be in may #rp14


Subscription based crowd-funding: be part of making an open feature film - https://cloud.blender.org/gooseberry/ #blender needs more help now



140414


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140413 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/04/1404013.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Australian Attorney General Picks Surveillance Over Fair Use on U.S. Visit - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/australian-attorney-general-picks-surveillance-over-fair-use-us-visit Brandis is a disgrace (v @MsLods)

Shining Big Tobacco's shoes - http://dvcronin.blogspot.nl/2014/04/shining-big-tobaccos-shoes.html good analysis of De Gucht's sham #ISDS "consultation" & roots in #BigTobacco

 Rauchen in Südkorea: Krankenversicherung fordert Schadensersatz von Tabakkonzern - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/rauchen-tabakkonzerne-werden-in-suedkorea-verklagt-a-964287.html great: every country should do it

The Tragic Consequences of Secret Contracts - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/04/14/the-tragic-consequences-of-secret-contracts/ why we need #transparency


Government Forces Free Press Advocacy Group To File Its Amicus Brief In NSL Case Under Seal - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140410/09452626868/government-forces-free-press-advocacy-group-to-file-its-amicus-brief-nsl-case-under-seal.shtml insane

Imogen Heap crowdfunding an Open Source version of Musical Glowes - http://www.open-electronics.org/imogen-heap-crowdfunding-an-open-source-version-of-musical-glowes/

Stakeholder meeting on #ISDS in #TTIP - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1058 pointless, since the real question - do we need it? - is not allowed #EU

Girl Ages From 0 To 14-Years-Old In 4 Minutes - http://digg.com/video/portrait-of-lotte-0-to-14-years-in-4-min-the-original nice

“#Metadata is us, and it is easier to store, search and analyze." - http://threatpost.com/bruce-schneier-technology-magnifies-power-in-surveillance-era/105365 the key point governments pretend to ignore

#China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/china-cancels-human-rights-dialogue-with-britain-dalai-lama clearly time for Dave to meet with Dalai Lama again...


FBI Abruptly Walks Out On Senate Briefing After Being Asked How 'Insider Threat' Program Avoids Whistleblowers - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140412/07290526888/fbi-abruptly-walks-out-senate-briefing-after-being-asked-how-insider-threat-program-avoids-whistleblowers.shtml

Access Info Europe challenges lack of transparency in #Spain at European Court of Human Rights - http://www.access-info.org/en/spain/563-tedh-moj-appeal



the problems posed by the use of secret evidence - http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/nicholas-phillips/closed-material fascinating discussion of #uk's abhorrent practice (v @JackofKent)

Why is Europe shooting itself in the foot over renewables? - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/why-europe-shooting-itself-foot-over-renewables-301543 I blame david cameron...


'Copenhagen' cycling can create jobs, save lives - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/copenhagen-cycling-can-create-jobs-save-lives-301546 sounds good to me #dk

#Guantánamo hearings halted amid accusations of FBI spying on legal team - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/guantanamo-bay-hearing-halted-fbi-spying spying? surely not...?



#Mozilla Moving Forward - https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2014/04/14/mozilla-moving-forward/ let's hope... (v @nitot)

UK Prime Minister Asked for Permanent Police Anti-Piracy Unit Funding - http://torrentfreak.com/uk-prime-minister-asked-for-permanent-police-anti-piracy-unit-funding-140414/ why waste on this? fund #NHS instead...

The Guardian And Washington Post Win Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140414/12323426906/guardian-washington-post-win-pulitzers-snowden-coverage.shtml at least that... well done, Mr #Snowden


Edward #Snowden on Pulitzer winners: 'Their work has given us a better future' - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/edward-snowden-pulitzer-statement-prize-guardian-washington-post good on him

 Met tried to silence PC whistleblower who exposed crime figures scandal - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/13/metropolitan-police-whistleblower-crime-figures why we must protect #whistleblowers better

Urine testing shows #glyphosate Levels in US over 10 Times higher than in Europe - http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29696.cfm more, deeper research needed

UNCTAD publishes its annual review of #ISDS cases - http://justinvestment.org/2014/04/unctad-publishes-its-annual-review-of-investor-state-dispute-settlement-cases-2/ lots of cases against EU nations now - #TTIP makes this worse

“Gold or Water?” - http://justinvestment.org/2014/04/gold-or-water-english/ "permit allowing cyanide gold mining in the headwaters of the Rio Lempa."

#Mozilla is all of us - http://commonspace.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/mozilla-is-all-of-us/ background to new temp CEO appointment

Bilateral FDI Statistics [correct URL] - http://justinvestment.org/2014/04/bilateral-fdi-statistics/ useful #TPP #TTIP


Monday, 14 April 2014

140413


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140412 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140412.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

 The NSA's Heartbleed problem is the problem with the NSA - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/12/the-nsas-heartbleed-problem-is-the-problem-with-the-nsa good analysis

UN urges huge increase in #green energy to avert climate disaster - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/12/un-urges-increase-green-energy-avert-climate-disaster-uk pay attention, cameron...

A Look Back In Techdirt History - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140412/08195126891/look-back-techdirt-history.shtml do you remember what happened 5, 10, 15 years ago in tech?

Climate realism: What does it mean? - http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2014/04/13/climate-realism-what-does-it-mean/ good analysis of how denialists trying to re-brand themselves as "realists"

Private crypto keys are accessible to #Heartbleed hackers, new data shows - http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/private-crypto-keys-are-accessible-to-heartbleed-hackers-new-data-shows/ time to revoke those SSL certificates...

Obama Lets #NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/us/politics/obama-lets-nsa-exploit-some-internet-flaws-officials-say.html because, hey, who cares about effect on US sw industry?



any organisation that is not #disinvesting from #fossilfuels is being financially irresponsible: their holdings will be worthless soon...

'#Heartbleed' bug can't be simply blamed on coders - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/13/heartbleed-bug-cant-blamed-on-coders-human-error-website-security good point about real cost of freeriding on #opensource

How Codenomicon Found The #Heartbleed Bug Now Plaguing The Internet - http://readwrite.com/2014/04/13/heartbleed-security-codenomicon-discovery interesting background

Americans Put Environment Ahead of Economic Growth For First Time Since the Recession - http://inhabitat.com/americans-put-the-environment-ahead-of-economic-growth-for-the-first-time-since-the-recession/ good for them (v @dcarli)

#Monsanto veut contrôler le business des abeilles - http://www.reporterre.net/spip.php?article5614 what??? (v @cybeardjm)


Sunday, 13 April 2014

140412


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140411 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140411.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Japan 'expects to resume #whaling' - http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/12/japan-expects-resume-whaling spitting the face of the world community (v @Asher_Wolf)

Hacking, Leaking, Sabotage! - http://www.taz.de/1/archiv/digitaz/artikel/?ressort=me&dig=2014%2F04%2F12%2Fa0180&cHash=c10d4bb05c4a1b8bb752bfcc107ecbc7 "Na dann: Reden wir über den Angriff" (v @JanAlbrecht)#nsa #gchq

What percentage of all the marine life caught by industrial fishing operations ends up on our plate? - http://ensia.com/infographics/catch-and-deceased/ 10%, awful

Die große Entstaatlichung - http://marsvonpadua.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/die-grose-entstaatlichung/ "Chlor-Huhn, Fracking, Genfood sind die Schlagworte, die mit TTIP in Verbindung gebracht"

39% of Film Industry Professionals are Movie & TV Show Pirates - http://torrentfreak.com/39-of-film-industry-professionals-are-movie-tv-show-pirates-140412/ well, there you go

A blow against the security state - http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/5040831.article good, optimistic analysis of #dataretention decision (v @tjmcintyre)#eu



Saturday, 12 April 2014

140411


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140410 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/04/140410.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Greenpeace and TV chef celebrate as tuna producer agrees to change ways - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/10/greenpeace-tv-chef-celebrate-tuna-producer-agrees-change good news - & not a moment too soon

new #CETA leak: 3 April text of #ISDS chapter - http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-04/TTIP-Kanada-Investorenschutzklagen-Kommentar this must come out: no #ISDS in CETA or #TTIP (v @JanAlbrecht)


GWPF ‘sceptics’ misled the public over IPCC’s latest climate change conclusions - http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/climate/item/5644-gwpf-sceptics-misled-the-public-over-ipcc-s-latest-climate-change-conclusions these people are pathetic

U.S. may give up demand for zero #Japan beef tariffs in trade deal: Nikkei - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/11/us-japan-usa-tpp-idUSBREA3A06A20140411 US starts to waver on #TPP

Lehre aus #TTIP: Partizipation in Zeiten des Internets ist Pflicht - http://globaler-wandel.blogspot.de/2014/04/lehre-aus-ttip-partizipation-in-zeiten.html #rp14 (v @olewin)

Sajid Javid: media not to blame for Maria Miller's resignation - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/11/sajid-javid-maria-miller-bbc-question-time interesting comment

Labour's Digital Government Review - http://www.digitalgovernmentreview.org.uk/index.html might be worth making submission - http://www.digitalgovernmentreview.org.uk/articles.html

Det ligger i allas* intresse att stoppa #TTIP - http://ttipfakta.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/det-ligger-i-allas-intresse-att-stoppa-ttip/ yup; good analysis
Compensation calls as Israel seizes EU-funded aid projects - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/compensation-calls-israel-seizes-eu-funded-aid-projects-301501 this is just not on...

G4S is off the naughty step - http://ukcampaign4change.com/2014/04/11/g4s-is-off-the-naughty-step/ well, that didn't take long...

93 Harvard Faculty Members Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels - http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/10/2314245/93-harvard-faculty-members-call-on-the-university-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels disinvestment will destroy carbon companies' value

Does the Heartbleed bug refute Linus’s Law? - http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=5665 ESR explains why it doesn't, obviously... #opensource #closedsource


Open Knowledge Foundation exists no more; it's now Open Knowledge - http://wiki.okfn.org/About_the_Open_Knowledge_brand with dinky new logo - http://wiki.okfn.org/wiki/images/b/b7/DataEarthConcept.png

Disruption in the Publishing Industry: Digital, Analytics & the Future - http://www.edinpubconf.net/ June in Edinburgh; should be nice...

UK #Surveillance Watchdog Endorses UK Surveillance Programs - http://justsecurity.org/2014/04/11/uk-surveillance-watchdog-releases-report/ May is clearly a gullible old fool (v @raycorrigan)


Europe's new #privacy supremo criticizes the US and commits to building #EU harmonisation - http://www.privacysurgeon.org/blog/incision/europes-new-privacy-supremo-criticizes-the-us-and-commits-to-building-eu-harmonisation/ great stuff

#NSA "found #Heartbleed glitch shortly after its introduction, according to one of the people familiar with matter" - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-11/nsa-said-to-have-used-heartbleed-bug-exposing-consumers.html

#dropbox: Our commitment to your rights and privacy - https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/04/our-commitment-to-your-rights-and-privacy/ this response is utterly pathetic; they're heading for a fall

why doesn't @ggreenwald just tell us whether the NSA knew about and exploited #heartbleed for two years? presumably he has info on that...

also, just taking @dropbox's post at face value, how on earth will Rice help them enter new countries?  is @dropbox going to invade them?

USPTO broke a new record in March 2014 — issuing more than 6,000 utility patents in a single week - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/04/patent-grant-numbers.html system is broken


Journalists Sue Government After Military Security Seizes Cameras And Deletes Photos Of Publicly-Visible Structures - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140406/14073226824/journalists-sue-government-after-military-security-seizes-cameras-deletes-photos-publicly-visible-structures.shtml


Friday, 11 April 2014

140410


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140409 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140409.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Take action now & make a submission to #AU #ISDS consultation - http://peter-whish-wilson.greensmps.org.au/content/committee/take-action-now-make-submission deadline tomorrow

Australian Alliance to Ban #ISDS Provisions - http://www.banisdsaustralia.org/ useful site #Australia #TPP

UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/uk-wasted-560m-stockpiling-flu-drugs why we need all clinical trials data - retrospective too

What the #Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/10/tamiflu-saga-drug-trials-big-pharma great explanation by @bengoldacre

Raspberry Pi Owncloud (dropbox clone) - http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/ great idea (v @ColditzJB)

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/10755598/Global-solar-dominance-in-sight-as-science-trumps-fossil-fuels.html … "Solar power has won"; wow (v @NickCohen4)

"might come as a shock to EU voters to learn exactly how weak US laws are when it comes to toxic chemicals" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454 #TTIP

Record £26,000 reward for conviction as raptor deaths in Highlands rise to 19 - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/09/record-reward-conviction-raptor-deaths-19-scotland people who do this are scum

Trade agreement – corporate capture? - http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/trade-agreement-corporate-capture/5040623.article short, approachable piece on #TTIP

Bracket Watch: EA Upset Early, Comcast Beats #Monsanto For 'Worst Company' Award - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/04254426849/bracket-watch-ea-upset-early-comcast-beats-monsanto-worst-company-award.shtml we wuz robbed


EU Net Neutrality – What happens next? - http://edri.org/net-neutrality-happens-next/ good explanation (v @netzpolitik)

Piracy and private copy levy: important ECJ ruling - http://radiobruxelleslibera.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/piracy-and-private-copy-levy-the-european-court-of-justice-makes-an-important-ruling/ "may not take unlawful reproductions into account."


#Snowden soll zum Ehrendoktor der Uni Rostock ernannt werden - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/snowden-soll-zum-ehrendoktor-der-uni-rostock-ernannt-werden/ first of many, no doubt

Death of data retention directive: What it means for OTHER data laws - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/10/death_of_data_retention_directive_what_it_means_for_other_data_laws/


 A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take - http://twentytwowords.com/tour-accents-across-british-isles-performed-single-unedited-take/ nicely done

End of the road for Windows XP - http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/difference-engine reasonable coverage of GNU/Linux from @economist (v @schestowitz)

Condoleezza Rice Joins #Dropbox's Board of Directors - http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/condoleezza-rice-dropbox/ don't you feel safer now? </facepalm>

#Windows #XP: End of an Era, End of an Error - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/windows-xp-end-of-an-era-end-of-an-error/index.htm now is time to stop kissing the Microsoft chains: move to #opensource

#Orangutans under threat -- the plan to win - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/aceh_rainforest_petition_loc/ the EU ambassador to #Indonesia must act; pl. sign #epetition

Patent Trolls Still Very Busy: These Two 'Innovators' Have Filed 22 Lawsuits Since January Of This Year - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/10125326857/patent-trolls-still-very-busy-these-two-innovators-have-filed-22-lawsuits-since-january-this-year.shtml

Man who introduced serious '#Heartbleed' security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately - http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/man-who-introduced-serious-heartbleed-security-flaw-denies-he-inserted-it-deliberately-20140410-zqta1.html (v @jdub)

Fresh Off Being Called Out For Collusion, Legacy Music Industry Cites Need For Greater Collusion On Political Front - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140404/12463926803/fresh-off-being-called-out-collusion-legacy-music-industry-players-cite-need-greater-collusion-political-front.shtml


The Future of #TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-314_en.htm De Gucht peddling the usual misleading 119bn euro number

De Gucht: "That means the agreement would explicitly rule out a race-to-the-bottom." - but mutual recognition would do it indirectly #TTIP

#TTIP: how mutual recognition will lead to a race to the bottom 1/3

#TTIP: imagine mutual recognition for cosmetics: here EU bans 1300 ingredients, US bans 11 - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454 … 2/3

#TTIP: result: we get US cosmetics with 1289 banned chemicals being sold quite legally in EU. voila': race to the bottom... 3/3

Japan, U.S. fail to move closer over TPP before Obama visit - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/09/business/japan-u-s-fail-to-move-closer-over-tpp-before-obama-visit/ how's that "finish #TPP in 2013" working out?

Records Labels Lose Big as Court Declares File-Sharing Tools Legal - http://torrentfreak.com/records-labels-lose-big-as-court-declares-file-sharing-tools-legal-140410/ great win - congrats & thanks to Pablo Soto #es

Diritto d’autore: la Corte di Giustizia Ue ‘avverte’ Siae e Franceschini - http://www.fulviosarzana.it/blog/diritto-dautore-la-corte-di-giustizia-ue-avverte-siae-e-franceschini/ important ruling for #italy & elsewhere

Angela Merkel denied access to her #NSA file - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/angela-merkel-denied-access-nsa-file smart move; not. #safeharbour #ttip

China, Russia discuss energy ties - http://thebricspost.com/china-russia-discuss-energy-ties/ well, that was inevtiable

la Seine Saint Denis déclaré « zone hors partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement » - http://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/le-departement-de-la-seine-saint-denis-declare-zone-hors-partenariat-transatlantique-de-commerce-et-dinvestissement/ #TTIP

El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of 'assault on democratic governance' - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/10/el-salvador-pacific-rim-assault-democratic-governance #ISDS could ruin the country

EuGH-Entscheidung zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Kein Grund zur Freude - http://irights.info/eugh-entscheidung-zur-vorratsdatenspeicherung-kein-grund-zur-freude interesting if slightly worrying analysis

Describing Public Domain Works As 'Pirated' And 'Illegal' Is Bad For Everyone - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140405/07371526810/describing-public-domain-works-as-pirated-illegal-is-bad-everyone.shtml this is not helpful #pd

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/10/divest-fossil-fuels-climate-change-keystone-xl divestment & boycotts: great; when do we start?

Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140410/07181926866/adding-condoleeza-rice-to-dropboxs-board-seems-incredibly-tone-deaf-following-nsa-concerns.shtml to put it mildly

"patching NSA-exploited 0-days is like trying to treat bubonic plague outbreak by hanging lavender over your door" - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/04/heartbleed-note.html

China attempts to split EU and US - http://www.bilaterals.org/?china-attempts-to-split-eu-and-us interesting analysis #TTIP #TPP

"#TTIP may result in regulatory processes that gradually appear detached from the previously agreed policy choice" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/reality-check-ttip-beyond-popular-account-301443

#TPP Foreign Policy Arguments Mimic False Claims Made for Past Deals - https://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-foreign-policy.pdf excellent, detailed; also applies to #TTIP

Undemocratic & bad for working people: it’s time to reform #ISDS - http://www.equaltimes.org/blogs/undemocratic-and-a-bad-for-working-people-its-time-to-reform-the-isds *no*: time to bin it completely - no compromise

NB: re #ISDS there is no reason to compromise: it's under attack & on the way out - let's finish it off, not help it live on... #TPP #TTIP

this also applies to EU's consultation on #ISDS - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=179 don't make it "better", make it disappear #TTIP

the answer to all the questions of the EU ISDS consultation is simple: "we do not need #ISDS: take it out" #TTIP


"You read that right: it could soon be illegal simply to link to certain content." - http://gizmodo.com/should-copyright-law-also-cover-hyperlinks-1561724057 (v @howardknopf)#US