Tuesday, 22 July 2014


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

Monday, 21 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140720 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140720.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Thai government urged to drop libel case against British slavery researcher - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/itf-thailand-government-drop-andy-hall-defamation-trial #Thailand wants to look ridiculous...

TPP Agreement: A bad deal for access to medicines - https://my.news.yahoo.com/blogs/pulse/tpp-agreement-bad-deal-access-medicines-093810216.html many people will die as direct result of #TPP

Cut off power to #Gaza dialysis patients, Knesset deputy speaker urges - http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/cut-power-gaza-dialysis-patients-knesset-deputy-speaker-urges what can you say? (v @jilliancyork)

.@berndlange:"#TTIP-Verhandlungen bis nach der Konstituierung der neuen EU-Kommission & den Zwischenwahlen in den USA ruhen zu lassen"

TPP risks weaker world trade system - ex WTO boss - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11296831 #TPP will be a disaster: time to bin it...

 Xi raises concerns over Gaza civilian killings - http://thebricspost.com/xi-raises-concerns-over-gaza-civilian-killings/ "#China has always supported the just cause of Palestinian people"

Journalistic Malpractice: The Media Enables the Right-Wing Politicization of Science - http://www.alternet.org/environment/journalistic-malpractice-media-enables-right-wing-politicization-science true

Another Argument Against The “Artist Must Get Paid” Nonsense - http://torrentfreak.com/another-argument-against-the-artist-must-get-paid-nonsense-140720/ good point

The Benefits of Failing at French - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/opinion/16alexander.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 nicely upbeat conclusion

A selected bibliography of Coptic phonology - http://copticsounds.wordpress.com/resources/ amazing resource...if you're into Coptic #linguistics

#TTIP Update XXXIII - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/ttip-update-xxxiii/index.htm the crescendo of voices raised against #ISDS - at the highest EU levels - is becoming deafening

Tod eines Handelsabkommens - http://www.welt.de/print/wams/wirtschaft/article130348973/Tod-eines-Handelsabkommens.html excellent, detailed history of decline & fall of #TTIP (v @campact)

#OpenJournalism Leads The Way In Investigating The Crash Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140720/01593227938/open-journalism-leads-way-investigating-crash-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh17.shtml important new field

How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jul/21/infrastructure-bill-stopping-reintroduction-wildlife-uk "one-way system for biodiversity loss"

A license to spy – cross-border data flows in TTIP - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2189 why #NSA #surveillance and #TTIP are intimately related

Mail.ru Blasts Italy For Site Blocking Without Transparency - http://torrentfreak.com/mail-ru-blasts-italy-for-site-blocking-without-transparency-140721/j too right

Auch sechste #TTIP-Verhandlungsrunde ohne nennenswerte Ergebnisse beendet - http://www.bernd-lange.de/aktuell/nachrichten/2014/365771.php INTA boss @berndlange says put it on hold

Die 5,3-Billionen-Dollar-Wette - http://taz.de/Kommentar-TTIP--Waehrungsspekulation/!142685/ huge point: currency fluctuations vastly bigger than #TTIP gains (v @Liese_Mueller)

Why #Israel is losing the social media war over #Gaza - http://blogs.channel4.com/paul-mason-blog/impact-social-media-israelgaza-conflict/1182 good analysis, 2nd point especially important (v @karounos)

Calling time on #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/calling-time-ttip-303577 "health community is also extremely concerned with chapter on technical barriers to trade"

#TPP: The “Trade” Deal that Could Inflate Your Healthcare Bill - http://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-threats-to-US-healthcare.pdf US people: read carefully, get angry, then act now

.@w3c Launches Push for Social Web Application Interoperability - http://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/3958 fab; with or without #DRM...? (v @evanpro)

New Trade Agreements Gut Environmental Protections - http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/conservation/trading-down good to see this from @audubonsociety #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

Paterson's 'green blob' tirade reveals the right's problem with climate change - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/jul/21/paterson-green-blog-right-climate-change good takedown of sad sack

‘BRICS Bank capital might not be held in US dollars’ - http://thebricspost.com/brics-bank-capital-might-not-be-held-in-us-dollars/ now that would be significant...

US poultry standards draw criticism - http://www.bilaterals.org/?american-poultry-standards-draw EU’s stringent requirements for combating infection "from farm to fork" #TTIP

The 'Fingerprinting' Tracking Tool That's Virtually Impossible to Block - http://mashable.com/2014/07/21/impossible-block-tracking-tool/ sneaky #privacy

Trending: Attractive People Sharing Upbeat News About #Tibet - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/world/asia/trending-attractive-people-sharing-upbeat-news-about-tibet-.html fascinating move #china

Armed bandits demand #water in dry northern India - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_INDIA_WATER_BANDITS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT welcome to the future (v @Glinner)#climatechange

California Highway Patrol Seizes Medical Records Of Woman An Officer Was Caught On Tape Beating - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/08542227915/california-highway-patrol-seizes-medical-records-woman-officer-was-caught-tape-beating.shtml great post

Verkoop tweedehands e-boek mag - http://m.nos.nl/artikel/677640-verkoop-tweedehands-e-boek-mag.html Dutch court says ebooks may be sold secondhand (v @jwildeboer)#copyright

"manual with many specific words and phrases to help you communicate effectively in support of Israel" - http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsweek.com%2Fmedia%2F70%2Ftip_report.pdf fascinating

Sunday, 20 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140719 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140719.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

White House approves sonic cannons for Atlantic energy exploration - http://hamptonroads.com/2014/07/obama-approves-sonic-cannon-use-east-coast  such greed & stupidity; shame on @BarackObama

#Snowden Calls on Hackers to Help #Whistleblowers Leak More Secrets - http://mashable.com/2014/07/19/edward-snowden-hope-hacker-conference/ & he's absolutely right again, of course...

"Algorithmic regulation perfect for enforcing austerity while leaving those responsible 4 fiscal crisis off hook" - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/20/rise-of-data-death-of-politics-evgeny-morozov-algorithmic-regulation

Was uns mit TISA noch blüht - http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42291/1.html important post on #TISA's effects on employment in EU (v @Liese_Mueller)

#Israel using flechette shells in #Gaza - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/20/israel-using-flechette-shells-in-gaza using these in such a confined space full of children is just barbaric

Africa's Green Wall To Block Terrorism - http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/07/20/africas-green-wall-to-block-terrorism/ well, and the Sahara (v @africatechie)#kew

I was sacked by David Cameron to appease 'the green blob', says Paterson - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/20/owen-paterson-sacked-cabinet-appease-green-lobby not just arrogant, but delusional too....

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140718 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/07/140718.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The Rising Global Movement That Calls for #noTTIP - https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/07/16-2 amazing how fast this is growing #TTIP #TAFTA

Victor Hugo: Guardian of the Public Domain - http://www.thepublicdomain.org/2014/07/18/victor-hugo-guardian-of-the-public-domain/ fascinating stuff #PD #copyright

Pro-Russian Rebel Leader Claims Malaysia Airlines Passengers 'Were Dead Before It Crashed' - http://mashable.com/2014/07/18/rebel-leader-claims-malaysian-airlines-passengers-already-dead-before-crash/ weird

Bericht: Merkel will Oettinger als EU-Handelskommissar vorschlagen - http://www.zeit.de/news/2014-07/19/d-eu-regierung-personalien-bericht-merkel-will-oettinger-als-eu-handelskommissar-vorschlagen-19065805 so would this be good or bad? (v @Liese_Mueller)

As Feared, UK Data Retention Act Passed In Record Time; Fight Back Has Already Begun - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140718/04591927924/as-feared-uk-data-retention-act-passed-record-time-fight-back-has-already-begun.shtml it's not over yet... #DRIP

UK Intelligence services 'creating vast databases' of intercepted emails - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/18/intelligence-services-email-database-internet-tribunal #RIPA not fit for purpose #gchq

De Gucht calls public expressing their views on #ISDS an "attack" - http://www.wiwo.de/politik/europa/de-gucht-spricht-von-attacke-ttip-gegner-legen-eu-kommission-lahm/10221432.html this man despises democracy (v @Liese_Mueller)

this is a very fine piece: http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/twilight-zone/.premium-1.605746 it looks like #Israel has become its own punishment (v @Asteris @sunnysingh_nw3)#gaza

Gangs draw up lists of girls to rape as proxy attacks on rivals - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/19/gangs-rape-lists-sex-assault appalling development

Escaping the dollar - http://michael-hudson.com/2014/07/escaping-the-dollar/ why the new #BRICS bank is so important

Pirate Bay traffic has doubled post-ISP blocks - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/07/pirate-bay-traffic-has-doubled-post-isp-blocks/ well, that really worked...

Concerns mount over India's stance on global trade pact - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/19/us-g20-trade-idUSKBN0FO0H820140719 West is shocked India doesn't want its poor to starve....

Friday, 18 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140717 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/07/140717.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Tell coca-cola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns - http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12553 what are they afraid we'll find out?

Supreme Court Tells Conan Doyle Estate To Take A Hike: Consider Sherlock Holmes In The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/14215827921/supreme-court-tells-conan-doyle-estate-to-take-hike-consider-sherlock-holmes-public-domain.shtml yay

Blanket digital surveillance is a start. But how about a camera in every bathroom? - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/17/blanket-digital-surveillance-is-a-start-but-how-about-a-camera-in-every-bathroom if you have nothing to hide...

World Cup helmet changed after Fifa objection - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/28344335 is there anyone who doesn't hate @FIFAcom?(v @PeteDotAscian)

The Government is trying to create a surveillance state - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10974012/The-Government-is-trying-to-create-a-surveillance-state.html good analysis; some v myopic comments, alas... #DRIP

EU mulls geographical indications for non-food products - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/eu-mulls-geographical-indications-non-food-products-303554 & so it goes on... #TTIP

Linux in München: Stadtrat verteidigt LiMux gegen Bürgermeister - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Linux-in-Muenchen-Stadtrat-verteidigt-LiMux-gegen-Buergermeister-2262506.html why on earth is the Mayor even thinking of this?

Merkel announces ambitious targets at Petersberg Climate Dialogue - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/merkel-announces-ambitious-targets-petersberg-climate-dialogue-303553 welcome move

Top EU Politicians Call For #TAFTA/#TTIP's Corporate Sovereignty Provisions 2 Be Removed - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/03325427904/top-eu-politicians-call-taftattips-corporate-sovereignty-provisions-to-be-removed.shtml with dramatic video #ISDS

Take a guided tour of Linus Torvald's home office - http://www.itworld.com/open-source/427585/take-guided-tour-linus-torvalds-home-office go on, you know you want to....

Der Mittelstand lehnt den geplanten Investitionsschutz für Unternehmen im #TTIP ab - http://www.bvmw.de/politik/europa.html important: SMEs don't want #ISDS

U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept #TarSands Oil - http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/07/u-s-accused-of-forcing-eu-to-accept-tar-sands-oil/ aided & abetted by @EU_Commission #TAFTA #TTIP

Latest CAFC Ruling Suggests A Whole Lot Of Software Patents Are Likely Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/14503027923/latest-cafc-ruling-suggests-whole-lot-software-patents-are-likely-invalid.shtml here's hoping... #swpats

 A father opens a plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by an Israeli shell - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/father-gathers-body-dead-son-two-plastic-bag-gaza-shelling (v @asteris @sheeraf)#Gaza

#TTIP talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears - http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/us-eu-trade-talks-sour-amid-chlorine-chicken-fears/2014/07/18/bf224f62-0e6e-11e4-b0dd-edc009ac1f9d_story.html "deal is unlikely within Obama’s second term, which ends early 2017"

#DRIP: "we’ve found a loophole that might help us stop this damaging legislation from seeing the light of day" - https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/07/18/is-the-uk-data-retention-and-investigatory-powers-act-in-breach-of-eu-law

Will #TAFTA/#TTIP prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants? - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/18/will_the_useu_treaty_stop_brussels_acting_against_us_tech_giants/ of course, that's why they love #ISDS

As the Web Grows, Do Browser Makers Wield Too Much Power? - http://ostatic.com/blog/as-the-web-grows-do-browser-makers-wield-too-much-power strange, we were told the Web is dead a little while back

EU and US mull digital economy chapter in #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/eu-and-us-mulls-digital-economy-chapter-ttip-303583 but what will be in it, if not data protection issues?

"In the meantime, though, the problem of seizing foreign investments largely disappeared" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-lester/status-quo-bias-and-the-d_b_5600060.html why we don't need #ISDS

Once Again, Millions Of Rickrolls Go Silent As The Original Rickroll Is 'Blocked' On YouTube - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140718/06312227926/once-again-millions-rickrolls-go-silent-as-original-rickroll-is-blocked-youtube.shtml #copyright strikes

NSA On Snowden's Claims Of Passing Around Nudie Pics: We Totally Wouldn't Allow That... If We Knew About It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140718/05364127925/nsa-snowdens-claims-passing-around-nudie-pics-we-totally-wouldnt-allow-that-if-we-knew-about-it.shtml right

I, spy: Edward #Snowden in exile - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/-sp-edward-snowden-interview-rusbridger-macaskill long, interesting interview with @guardian; highlights to follow...

#Snowden on Bolivian president's plane forced down: “I was like, first off, wow, their intelligence sucks, from listening to everything."

#Snowden: "substantial savings from his career as a well-compensated contractor, [and] he has received numerous awards and speaking fees"

#Snowden: "securing foundation funding for a new press freedom initiative, creating tools that allow journalists to communicate securely."

#Snowden: "exasperated to be marked down as conservative libertarian (he is, more moderate than has been reported), declines to be specific"

#Snowden: "He didn’t take a single document to Russia. He has no access to them there. He never initially sought to be in Russia."

#Snowden: "If we’ve basically talked the terrorists out of using our modern communications networks, we have benefited in terms of security"

#Snowden: "I can tell you that in the wake of the last year, there are still terrorists getting hauled up, communications being intercepted"

#Snowden: "I would argue that simply using the term ‘haystack’ is misleading. This is a haystack of human lives"

#Snowden: "What you care about is the metadata, because metadata does not lie. You can’t trust what you’re hearing, you can trust metadata"

#Snowden: "alarmed by implications of the NSA & GCHQ documents, showed their engineers hard at work undermining basic security of the Net"

#Snowden: "when you build a back door into a communication system, that back door can be discovered by anyone around the world"

#Snowden: "no politician wants to defy intelligence chiefs who warn of the potential consequences of being seen to be “weak”."

Thursday, 17 July 2014


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140716 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.it/2014/07/140716_3995.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The Duct-Tape Approach To Fixing Broken Copyright Law Happens Again With Phone Unlocking - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140715/18112227885/duct-tape-approach-to-fixing-broken-copyright-law-happens-again-with-phone-unlocking.shtml absurd, as usual

Over 60% of breads sold in the UK contain pesticide residues, tests show - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/pesticide-residue-breads-uk-crops #pesticides again...

Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/-sp-mining-threat-south-africa-rhino-sanctuary-poaching will the bad news ever end? #southafrica

#Australia kills off carbon tax - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/17/australia-kills-off-carbon-tax what an ignorant dogmatist this @TonyAbbottMHR is....

Dirty deals - US & Canada using #TTIP/#CETA to weaken EU climate legislation - https://www.foeeurope.org/dirty_deals_170714 shame on @EU_Commission for helping

Do the Commission’s assurances on #TTIP stack up? - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/Commission%20TTIP%20assurances.html good, detailed analysis

Bid launched to stop EU/U.S. free trade deal - http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-eu-usa-trade-idUSKBN0FK1S920140715 good to see @Reuters reporting this #TTIP

The consumer view on #TTIP - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/ great new site from @beuctweet offering consumer viewpoint

AllTrials strongly supports HRA proposals on registration and reporting - http://www.alltrials.net/news/alltrials-strongly-supports-hra-proposals-on-registration-and-reporting/ please write too #opendata

 OFE: 'Continued discrimination in IT procurement'  - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/ofe-continued-discrimination-it-procurement ridiculous this is still an issue #EU

Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/edward-snowden-professionals-encrypt-client-communications-nsa-spy new interview with @guardian

Snowden: "during [NSA] surveillance, nude photographs picked up of people in "sexually compromising" situations are routinely passed around"

...and if you believe #GCHQ doesn't do the same, I have a bridge you may wish to buy...

Snowden: "using part of that time to work on designing encryption tools to help professionals such as journalists protect sources and data"

States get proactive on trade agreements: The Maine model - http://iatp.org/blog/201407/states-get-proactive-on-trade-agreements-the-maine-model  interesting #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

UN Report Says Mass Surveillance May Violate International Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140716/17523527903/un-report-says-mass-surveillance-violates-human-rights.shtml spread the word

New report documents U.S. move to weaken EU climate legislation in transatlantic trade talks - http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-07-us-europe-trade-deal-threatens-climate-policy #TAFTA #TTIP

"TTIP will mean reversing the damage done by UK government could be impossible unless Cameron acts" - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/17/nhs-taken-over-wall-street-cameron-health-service-privatisation just kill #ISDS

British Jihadis' threat to UK is exaggerated, says report - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/british-jihadis-threat-uk-exaggerated-report how convenient for #DRIP, no? #lies

Conan Doyle Estate Asks Supreme Court To Step In And Block Sherlock Holmes From Being Public Domain'd - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140716/17211527902/conan-doyle-estate-asks-supreme-court-to-step-block-sherlock-holmes-being-public-domaind.shtml pathetic

Terrorism laws watchdog issues warning over scrutiny - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/17/terrorism-laws-watchdog-security-services-scrutiny "civil liberties board must have unfettered access" #UK

Investment in UK renewable energy sector almost £8bn in 2013 - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jul/17/investment-uk-renewable-energy-sector-8bn good, but more needed

Urge the #EPA to require disclosure of dangerous #fracking chemicals! - http://www.nrdconline.org/site/R?i=MD7qPvy2rh70HY-S9d36BA incredible not already the case #health

Australia's Attorney-General: Data Retention Is 'Very Much The Way In Which Western Nations Are Going' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140716/05151827888/australias-attorney-general-data-retention-is-very-much-way-which-western-nations-are-going.shtml not good

Wednesday, 16 July 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140715 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/140715.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP: Still a Terrible Deal for Poor People's Health - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-manica-balasegaram/tpp-still-a-terrible-deal_b_5584810.html always was, always will be

Scotland Yard detective 'removed over plan to investigate child abuse claims' - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/16/uk-detective-removed-post-alleged-child-abuse-claims the rot goes very deep here

Encryption on the #TTIP agenda - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2178 what on earth does that mean??? (v @HAX @Engstrom_PP)

#BRICS launch ‘New Development Bank’ - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/brics-launch-new-development-bank-303506 explicitly aiming to end West's dominance here....

#Monsanto's Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company? - http://www.alternet.org/environment/monsantos-linked-fatal-kidney-disease-epidemic-could-it-topple-company unlikely, but problematic for it

Peroxyacetic acid rinsing of poultry meat - BEUC paper - http://www.bilaterals.org/?peroxyacetic-acid-rinsing-of "would open door to lower hygiene standards on farms" #TTIP

Le Pen won't hijack #TTIP committee, vow MEPs - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/trade-meps-vow-stop-le-pen-grandstanding-ttip-303504 but many are sceptical of #ISDS

.@berndlange:"I can only recommend Commission waives #ISDS" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/trade-meps-vow-stop-le-pen-grandstanding-ttip-303504 if not,"next EP resolution on #TTIP could be negative"

#TTIP interview with US Ambassador to the EU, Anthony L. Gardner - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/us-ambassador-eu-anthony-l-gardner-beyond-growth-ttip-must-happen feeble questions, incredibly arrogant answers

EU lawmakers air fears on #TTIP, demand openness, caution - http://www.bilaterals.org/?eu-lawmakers-air-fears-on-us-trade "criticism from the population ever stronger"

"meat and poultry plants not receiving food safety inspections" - https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/07/14-1 what high standards in US food chain? #TTIP

UN human rights report blows apart governments’ pro-surveillance arguments - http://gigaom.com/2014/07/16/un-human-rights-report-blows-apart-governments-pro-surveillance-arguments/ good summary of important work #DRIP

Stakeholder Briefing protest - http://bambuser.com/v/4783278 brilliant - kudos to all who took part #TTIP #Giveusthetexts #KickoutTTIP #stopTTIP

UK police begin trialling the world's fastest face recognition tech - http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/16/uk-police-first-trial-face-recognition-tech/ tracked online, soon offline (v @Liese_Mueller)

New Parliament protests against #TTIP/#TAFTA - http://www.euractiv.com/video/new-parliament-protests-against-eu-us-trade-talks-51465 important statement from @davidmartinmep, who helped kill #ACTA

Saying That You're Not Concerned Because The NSA Isn't Interested In You Is Obnoxious And Dangerous - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140703/18113427778/saying-that-youre-not-concerned-because-nsa-isnt-interested-you-is-obnoxious-dangerous.shtml great points

New MEPs urge building links to #opensource communities - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/new-meps-urge-building-links-open-source-communities hopeful sign, let's hope it happens...

Battle to stop capture of England's first wild #beavers in 500 years - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/16/battle-stop-capture-englands-first-wild-beavers another test for new environment secretary

Backroom talks on dangerous #TTIP agreement must end - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/backroom-talks-dangerous-ttip-agreement-must-end-303520 "why GUE/NGL is calling for an immediate end to negotiations"

#TTIP will not include financial services, says US ambassador - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/ttip-will-not-include-financial-services-says-us-ambassador-303536 so there, Mr De Gucht...

Can the FOSS community save 197 endangered Indian languages? - http://opensource.com/community/14/7/save-endangered-language-today good point, only free software can do this

Schulz says Parliament may reject Hill as UK Commissioner - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/schulz-says-parliament-may-reject-hill-uk-commissioner-303532 now that would be fun.... #EU