Thursday, 17 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140415 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

First Phase Of Security Audit Finds Vulnerabilities But No Backdoors In TrueCrypt Encryption Software - more needed

Why did UK Labour MEP Arlene McCarthy fail to vote to protect vulnerable children? - disgraceful #netneutrality

'Problem wells' source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production - another reason not to frack

The SuperRich in America Have Become 'Untouchables' Who Don't Go to Prison - this is neither just nor stable

Crowdfunding £12,000 to fight mandatory UK Internet filters - good cause, pl. help

"Suing the 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 - really superb: pl. read

#London MEP Digital Hustings - "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 - says it all...

PM criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a 'moral code' - what, like you, Dave?

 Internes Dokument der EU-Kommission: USA wollen transatlantisches Datenschutz-Abkommen verwässern -

EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement" - Commission Services Non-Paper on state of play of negotiations [pdf] -

Financial transparency: where your money goes with #MediaGoblin - good to see; more money needed now...

How corporations & lawyers are scavenging profits from Europe’s crisis countries - not new, but really good on #ISDS

Did You Retweet The USAir Pornographic Tweet? You May Have Violated New Jersey's Revenge Porn Law -

Beware of backroom deals in the name of 'science' - this is exactly the approach being tried in #TAFTA/#TTIP

Court Declares That, Yes, #Bloggers Are Media - good job we got that sorted... #2014

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140414 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#China: Punish Buyers of Poached Tiger Body Parts - "watching tigers be electrocuted alive"; sick

The #tarsands mystery and the smoking #TTIP gun - danger: lobyists at work

Declaration on #Patent Protection - interesting...

How Hard Is It To Shoot Down A Small #Drone? [Video] - refreshingly hard...

Would You Trust The #NSA's Advice On How To Deal With #Heartbleed? - now there's a good question...

Irresponsible EU parliament vote on #ISDS tomorrow - they're not thinking this through...

#Ukip goes to war with Times over #Farage expenses claims - this could be fun to watch...

 Europaweite Zulassung abgelehnt: EU-Parlament bremst Gigaliner aus - that's a relief...

#Snowden and His Accomplices - 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 -,35788/ just brilliant (v @mmasnick)

Beta-Fahrplan für re:publica’14 ist online - may be the place to be in may #rp14

Subscription based crowd-funding: be part of making an open feature film - #blender needs more help now


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140413 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Australian Attorney General Picks Surveillance Over Fair Use on U.S. Visit - Brandis is a disgrace (v @MsLods)

Shining Big Tobacco's shoes - good analysis of De Gucht's sham #ISDS "consultation" & roots in #BigTobacco

 Rauchen in Südkorea: Krankenversicherung fordert Schadensersatz von Tabakkonzern - great: every country should do it

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 - insane

Imogen Heap crowdfunding an Open Source version of Musical Glowes -

Stakeholder meeting on #ISDS in #TTIP - pointless, since the real question - do we need it? - is not allowed #EU

Girl Ages From 0 To 14-Years-Old In 4 Minutes - nice

“#Metadata is us, and it is easier to store, search and analyze." - the key point governments pretend to ignore

#China cancels human rights dialogue with Britain - 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 -

Access Info Europe challenges lack of transparency in #Spain at European Court of Human Rights -

the problems posed by the use of secret evidence - fascinating discussion of #uk's abhorrent practice (v @JackofKent)

Why is Europe shooting itself in the foot over renewables? - I blame david cameron...

'Copenhagen' cycling can create jobs, save lives - sounds good to me #dk

#Guantánamo hearings halted amid accusations of FBI spying on legal team - spying? surely not...?

#Mozilla Moving Forward - let's hope... (v @nitot)

UK Prime Minister Asked for Permanent Police Anti-Piracy Unit Funding - why waste on this? fund #NHS instead...

The Guardian And Washington Post Win Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage - at least that... well done, Mr #Snowden

Edward #Snowden on Pulitzer winners: 'Their work has given us a better future' - good on him

 Met tried to silence PC whistleblower who exposed crime figures scandal - why we must protect #whistleblowers better

Urine testing shows #glyphosate Levels in US over 10 Times higher than in Europe - more, deeper research needed

UNCTAD publishes its annual review of #ISDS cases - lots of cases against EU nations now - #TTIP makes this worse

“Gold or Water?” - "permit allowing cyanide gold mining in the headwaters of the Rio Lempa."

#Mozilla is all of us - background to new temp CEO appointment

Bilateral FDI Statistics [correct URL] - useful #TPP #TTIP

Monday, 14 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140412 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

 The NSA's Heartbleed problem is the problem with the NSA - good analysis

UN urges huge increase in #green energy to avert climate disaster - pay attention, cameron...

A Look Back In Techdirt History - do you remember what happened 5, 10, 15 years ago in tech?

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 - time to revoke those SSL certificates...

Obama Lets #NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say - 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 - good point about real cost of freeriding on #opensource

How Codenomicon Found The #Heartbleed Bug Now Plaguing The Internet - interesting background

Americans Put Environment Ahead of Economic Growth For First Time Since the Recession - good for them (v @dcarli)

#Monsanto veut contrôler le business des abeilles - what??? (v @cybeardjm)

Sunday, 13 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140411 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Japan 'expects to resume #whaling' - spitting the face of the world community (v @Asher_Wolf)

Hacking, Leaking, Sabotage! - "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? - 10%, awful

Die große Entstaatlichung - "Chlor-Huhn, Fracking, Genfood sind die Schlagworte, die mit TTIP in Verbindung gebracht"

39% of Film Industry Professionals are Movie & TV Show Pirates - well, there you go

A blow against the security state - good, optimistic analysis of #dataretention decision (v @tjmcintyre)#eu

Saturday, 12 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140410 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Greenpeace and TV chef celebrate as tuna producer agrees to change ways - good news - & not a moment too soon

new #CETA leak: 3 April text of #ISDS chapter - this must come out: no #ISDS in CETA or #TTIP (v @JanAlbrecht)

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 - US starts to waver on #TPP

Lehre aus #TTIP: Partizipation in Zeiten des Internets ist Pflicht - #rp14 (v @olewin)

Sajid Javid: media not to blame for Maria Miller's resignation - interesting comment

Labour's Digital Government Review - might be worth making submission -

Det ligger i allas* intresse att stoppa #TTIP - yup; good analysis
Compensation calls as Israel seizes EU-funded aid projects - this is just not on...

G4S is off the naughty step - well, that didn't take long...

93 Harvard Faculty Members Call To Divest From Fossil Fuels - disinvestment will destroy carbon companies' value

Does the Heartbleed bug refute Linus’s Law? - ESR explains why it doesn't, obviously... #opensource #closedsource

Open Knowledge Foundation exists no more; it's now Open Knowledge - with dinky new logo -

Disruption in the Publishing Industry: Digital, Analytics & the Future - June in Edinburgh; should be nice...

UK #Surveillance Watchdog Endorses UK Surveillance Programs - May is clearly a gullible old fool (v @raycorrigan)

Europe's 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" -

#dropbox: 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 - system is broken

Journalists Sue Government After Military Security Seizes Cameras And Deletes Photos Of Publicly-Visible Structures -

Friday, 11 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140409 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Take action now & make a submission to #AU #ISDS consultation - deadline tomorrow

Australian Alliance to Ban #ISDS Provisions - useful site #Australia #TPP

UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven - why we need all clinical trials data - retrospective too

What the #Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma - great explanation by @bengoldacre

Raspberry Pi Owncloud (dropbox clone) - great idea (v @ColditzJB)

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels - … "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" - #TTIP

Record £26,000 reward for conviction as raptor deaths in Highlands rise to 19 - people who do this are scum

Trade agreement – corporate capture? - short, approachable piece on #TTIP

Bracket Watch: EA Upset Early, Comcast Beats #Monsanto For 'Worst Company' Award - we wuz robbed

EU Net Neutrality – What happens next? - good explanation (v @netzpolitik)

Piracy and private copy levy: important ECJ ruling - "may not take unlawful reproductions into account."

#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 -

 A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take - nicely done

End of the road for Windows XP - reasonable coverage of GNU/Linux from @economist (v @schestowitz)

Condoleezza Rice Joins #Dropbox's Board of Directors - don't you feel safer now? </facepalm>

#Windows #XP: End of an Era, End of an Error - now is time to stop kissing the Microsoft chains: move to #opensource

#Orangutans under threat -- the plan to win - 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 -

Man who introduced serious '#Heartbleed' security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately - (v @jdub)

Fresh Off Being Called Out For Collusion, Legacy Music Industry Cites Need For Greater Collusion On Political Front -

The Future of #TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them - 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 - … 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 - how's that "finish #TPP in 2013" working out?

Records Labels Lose Big as Court Declares File-Sharing Tools Legal - great win - congrats & thanks to Pablo Soto #es

Diritto d’autore: la Corte di Giustizia Ue ‘avverte’ Siae e Franceschini - important ruling for #italy & elsewhere

Angela Merkel denied access to her #NSA file - smart move; not. #safeharbour #ttip

China, Russia discuss energy ties - well, that was inevtiable

la Seine Saint Denis déclaré « zone hors partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement » - #TTIP

El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of 'assault on democratic governance' - #ISDS could ruin the country

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 - this is not helpful #pd

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet - divestment & boycotts: great; when do we start?

Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns - to put it mildly

"patching NSA-exploited 0-days is like trying to treat bubonic plague outbreak by hanging lavender over your door" -

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" -

#TPP Foreign Policy Arguments Mimic False Claims Made for Past Deals - excellent, detailed; also applies to #TTIP

Undemocratic & bad for working people: it’s time to reform #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 - 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." - (v @howardknopf)#US