Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151123 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates - #clueless

#Privacy class action suit against #Facebook reaches Austrian Supreme Court - @maxschrems continues his great work

Another big corporation is flagrantly dodging tax. This must be outlawed - "faith in the state crumbles"

Polish Minster of Agriculture: TTIP is unfavourable for us - Polish farmers would be badly hit by #TTIP #pl

EPO threatens ‘defamatory’ blogger with legal action - incredibly bullying by #EPO, which enjoys diplomatic immunity

Censoring WIPR Article About Censorship by #EPO - this is getting absurd

European Commission, could you at least pretend you’re listening to us? - when it comes to #copyright, it never does

Train passengers stand up against racial abuse of Muslim woman - as things should be

State's Leadership on Healthy Food and Farming at Risk Under Proposed Trade Deals - #TPP

Software Freedom Conservancy must move to a Supporter-driven organization - & it needs help to do so #freesw

Open Insulin - "first open source protocol to produce insulin simply and economicall"; great project, needs support

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151122 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape - great piece of journalism

Three northern white rhinos left worldwide after zoo euthanization - the end of a species draws nearer

How Africa's fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda - great news; meanwhile, UK goes in other direction

UK will speed up purchase of F-35 jets, increase anti-terror budget by 30% - UK adopts kneejerk, idiot plan

Setting the mandate to #NHS England for 2016 to 2017 - closes tonight, pl. respond if you have a moment

UK to buy 9 Boeing patrol planes in £12 billion defence budget boost - hey, 'cos money is coming out of our ears

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151121 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP  poll shows Kiwis don’t buy the Govt’s spin - #NZ "Government doesn’t have a mandate to sign"

Brussels lockdown could last into next week over terror threat - er, isn't this admitting the terrorists have won?

Setting the mandate to #NHS England for 2016 to 2017 - closes tomorrow; I'm doing it online now - pl. respond too

FWIW, here's what I've just sent to the consultation on #NHS England, snark included - pl. respond too if you can


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151120 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

EFF Joins Broad Coalition of Groups to Protest the #TPP in Washington D.C. - upping the pressure

La Justice censure la sortie du magazine belge "Médor"  - 'cos of Mithra Pharmaceuticals (v @olivierhoedeman)

Plants, Electrified: Scientists Just Grew Conductive Wires Inside Real Roses - wow, clever

On the trail of terror - the best foreign correspondent writes best new analysis of the ISIS/Daesh mess I've read

"A clear majority of voters in the latest 3 News Reid Research poll have rejected" #TPP - #NZ

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151119 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

France passes new emergency snooping, censorship law in wake of Paris attacks - sad to see...

#TPP Obama Offers Helping Hand, Companies Give Cash To Support Democrats Backing Trade Pact - pure bribery...

Hillary Clinton Joins The 'Make Silicon Valley Break Encryption' Bandwagon - opportunistic, much? #crypto

#NHS deficit soars to £1.6bn - exactly as the #Tories planned, before claiming that #privatisation was only solution

As Obama heads to Malaysia, human trafficking stance questioned - as it should be... #TPP

WTO puts dolphins at risk - profits before, well, pretty much everything...

Initial Analyses of Key #TPP Chapters - really useful, increasingly detailed as facts emerge

Friday, 20 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151118 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP’s Investment Chapter: entrenching, rather than reforming, a flawed system - useful analysis of text #ISDS

Errors In Scientific Software May Undermine Many Published Results - needs more research (not using computers...)

.@EPP Paris attacks: terrorists would gleefully vote Left - this is just pathetic (v @BrunoBrussels @erikwesselius)

Prospects dim for 2016 #TPP vote - "Republican leaders intend to shelve the deal until after presidential election"

#TTIP in #HU: "höchstens 0,2 Prozent [Wirtschaftswachstum] auslösen würde" - confirms #CEPR: best case close to 0%

Brussels, big energy, and revolving doors: a hothouse for climate change - #COP21

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151117 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

Walmart’s $10 Smartphone: Better Specs Than Original iPhone - as some of us predicted years ago (v @charlesarthur)

.@Ansip_EU:"We intend to set out our plans for reforming copyright" - hope doesn't include attack on #hyperlinks

Campaigners that exposed VW point finger at Lufthansa, British Airways - completely unacceptable

Trusting corporations to be responsible: A failed EU experiment - & yet #TTIP would give them even more power

EU moves step closer to ban on deep-sea trawler fishing - urgently needed

Swedish Pirates are More Likely to Buy Legal Content - yet more evidence of this correlation

Small Businesses Start To Campaign Against TTIP - important rebuttal to claims of widespread SME support for #TTIP

Elsevier Says Downloading & Content-Mining Licensed Copies Of Research Papers 'Could Be Considered' Stealing - #TDM

UK cops allegedly snooped on journalists to hunt down police whistleblower - surveillance easily abused #IPBill

I’m a nuclear armageddon survivor: Ask me anything - great piece

2015 shatters temperature record as global warming speeds back up - explains why climate denialists are drying up

Britons likely to be worst hit by demands 4 more rigorous border controls after Paris attacks - now imagine #brexit

#TPP signing likely to be in #NZ - after all, who cares what the public thinks?

Obama's drone war 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force #whistleblowers - great to see more stepping forward

New Analysis of #TPP Financial Services Chapter: Fails to Remedy Past Pacts’ Deregulatory Terms -

Former Mexican president says country will legalise all drugs within a decade - it's the only way out... #mx

House Democrats call #TPP 'too big' to pass Congress - "Pocan contended that there is growing opposition"