Thursday, 18 December 2014

141217


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141216 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/12/141216.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#NHS nurse shortage forces health service to recruit overseas - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/17/nhs-nurse-shortage-health-service-overseas damn foreigners, coming over here, keeping us healthy

Obama removes Bristol Bay area of Alaska from oil and gas drilling - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/17/obama-removes-bristol-bay-alaska-drilling good news for a change

Google Helps To Use Big Data For Global Surveillance -- And That's Good - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141118/09353829180/google-helps-to-use-big-data-global-surveillance-thats-good.shtml #surveillance even #fish can love

"Europe has attracted 56% of US global foreign direct investment since 2000" - http://transatlantic.sais-jhu.edu/publications/books/Transatlantic_Economy_2013/TE2013%20pocket%20version.pdf #ISDS clearly not needed, is it? #TTIP

STOP TTIP uk - new site launched - http://stopttip.net/ #TTIP #TAFTA

Should World’s Largest Chemical Corporations Be Allowed to Attack States’ Chemical Safety Protections? - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2014/12/should-the-worlds-largest-chemical-corporations-be-allowed-to-attack-states-chemical-safety-protecti.html #TTIP #ISDS

major #TISA leak shows #dataprotection & #netneutrality in EU & elsewhere under serious threat - https://data.awp.is/filtrala/2014/12/17/19.html this is v bad stuff

Leak shows: Trade treaty #TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/leak-shows-trade-treaty-tisa-could-undermine-national-data-protection-regulations/ good first analysis #privacy

40 Photographers Create Record-Breaking Timelapse Of #London - http://londonist.com/2014/12/40-photographers-create-record-breaking-timelapse-of-london.php nice

#Tisa: così gli Usa premono sull'Europa per liberalizzare il mercato dei dati - http://www.repubblica.it/economia/2014/12/17/news/tisa_trattativa_usa-europa_su_mercato_dei_dati-103114969/ pessimo (v @andrea_licata)

#TISA Leak: EU Data Protection and #NetNeutrality Threatened - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/tisa-3591372/ as bad as we feared #privacy #TTIP

Open Letter: Proposed #TradeSecrets Directive Risks EU Health, Environment, Free Speech And Mobility - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/open-letter-proposed-trade-secrets-directive-risks-eu-health-environment-free-speech-and-mobility next threat

Torture Report A Best Seller On Kindle, Despite Being Available For Free (& In Public Domain) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141213/06333429423/torture-report-best-seller-kindle-despite-being-available-free-public-domain.shtml competing with free

#Canada #tarsands will not be labelled ‘dirty’ after all - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/canada-tar-sands-will-not-be-labelled-dirty-after-all-310910 shame on @EU_Commission for selling out #FQD 'cos of #CETA

Leaked trade agreement on services would undermine regulations around world - https://www.districtsentinel.com/leaked-trade-agreement-on-services-would-undermine-regulations-around-world/ you bet #TISA

Europe goes digital: how to move forward in 2015 - https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/ansip/blog/europe-goes-digital-how-move-forward-2015_en "I would like to hold another #AskAnsip twitter chat" #copyright

Attorney General Downplays Ties To MPAA... Just As NY Times Reveals MPAA Actually Wrote The Letter He Sent Google - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141217/06353329462/attorney-general-downplays-ties-to-mpaa-despite-letter-he-sent-google-revealed-as-written-mpaa.shtml

Four-fifths of public want Green party in TV leaders’ debates – poll - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/17/poll-green-party-leaders-election-debates outrageous if it isn't... #GE2015

how many EU treaties violate the rights to privacy & data protection? - http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.nl/2014/11/the-domino-effect-how-many-eu-treaties.html important analysis (v @buchtan @CasparBowden)

Clegg attempts to calm NHS worries over #TTIP - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/17/nick-clegg-attempts-calm-nhs-worries-eu-us-trade-deal-ttip but still doesn't address post-privatisation lock-in through #ISDS



Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone - http://it.slashdot.org/story/14/12/17/1815250/manufacturers-backdoor-found-on-popular-chinese-android-smartphone naughty naughty; doubtless there are more

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFe9wiDfb0E not new, but very well done #copyright

JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left #orphanages to fairytales? - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/17/jk-rowling-fairytale-orphanage-lumos it is, indeed



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

141216

Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141215 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ie/2014/12/141215.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page



Audiovisual sector feels threatened by copyright reform - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/audiovisual-sector-feels-threatened-copyright-reform-310836 copyright dinosaurs feel threatened by fair approach #FTFY

Modified London police brag-sheets - http://boingboing.net/2014/12/15/modified-london-police-brag-sh.html kudos to whoever did this

The charts that show we're living through Earth's warmest year on record - http://mashable.com/2014/12/15/charts-earths-warmest-year/ #climatechange

#EU "could do worse than reflect upon what “wealth” really means for its 500 million citizens" - http://www.martinwhitlock.co.uk/2014/12/the-eu-needs-to-learn-true-meaning-of.html great analysis

.@TheEconomist - #TTIP doesn't involve "political agony of structural reforms" - http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21636061-trade-deal-america-would-be-good-everybody-yet-it-still-may-not-happen-ships-pass *wrong*: #NTB removal is structural

#China to write animal welfare into law for the first time - http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1663199/china-write-animal-welfare-law-first-time great news (v @AleColarizi)

New year begins new #TPP talks, Obama 'optimistic' - http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/new-year-begins-new-tpp-talks-obama-optimistic-ns-166778 just like he was in 2013 and 2012...

Congress Shouldn't Give Obama Power To Ram Through #TPP - http://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2014/12/16/fast-track-to-nowhere-congress-shouldnt-give-obama-power-to-ram-through-tpp/ "America is the picture of an unbalanced economy"


.@MalmstromEU:"efforts to bring standards of our trading partners into line with our own" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/malmstrom-pushes-ttip-paris-310863 US gives in? ORLY? #TTIP

Proposed Spanish Law Would Make Online Calls For Street Demonstrations, And Circulating Riot Images, Illegal - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141210/08430529379/proposed-spanish-law-would-make-online-calls-street-demonstrations-circulating-riot-images-illegal.shtml awful

Li talks of hub to funnel exports into Europe - http://www.shanghaidaily.com/business/finance/Li-talks-of-hub-to-funnel-exports-into-Europe/shdaily.shtml "We hope to sell a lot of Polish food to #China" (v @ChinaBizWatch)

The #Snowden Effect: 750 Million People Have Taken Steps to Avoid Surveillance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141215/12023529445/snowden-effect-750-million-people-have-taken-steps-to-avoid-surveillance.shtml good work; only 6 billion to go...

External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move - https://gigaom.com/2014/12/16/traffic-to-spanish-news-publishers-plummets-after-google-move/ surprise - not... #copyright



Cameron claims public was “fed up” with onshore windfarms - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/16/cameron-windfarm-subsidies-onshore-energy actually, they're fed up with #fracking FUD &bullying



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

141215


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141214 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/141214.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why it matters whether or not #torture works - http://boingboing.net/2014/12/15/why-it-matters-whether-or-not.html critically important

The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s #Xiaomi - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/15/technology/the-rise-of-a-new-smartphone-giant-chinas-xiaomi.html founded in 2010

#CETA may violate EU and german constitutional law - http://blog.campact.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Gutachten_CETA_engl_final_27112014.pdf pretty big issue


Sony Jabs Hornets Nest, Allegedly Engages In DDoS Attacks Against Sites Hosting Leaked Documents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141213/17543129434/sony-jabs-hornets-nest-allegedly-engages-ddos-attacks-against-sites-hosting-leaked-documents.shtml

#TTIP - Transatlantischer Traum oder der Ausverkauf der Demokratie - http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/themenwoche-ware-welt-ttip-transatlantischer-traum-oder-der.1247.de.html #ISDS is certainly the latter


ALEC Fumes: #Transparency Threatens Corporate Free Speech! - http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/12/12686/alec-dark-money just shameless (v @corporateeurope)

MT @UEfrance @MalmstromEU:"aucune décision des tribunaux ne pourra abroger une règle nationale" >> naive: govs will, 'cos of ISDS threats

"#Ceta blockiert nötige Urheberrecht Reformen in Europa" - http://www.taz.de/!151288/ yes: this is the ratchet at work (v @Senficon)

Irony Alert: DOJ Leaked To Press Decision Not To Force Reporter James Risen To Reveal Who Leaked Info To Him - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141213/07013429424/irony-alert-doj-leaked-to-press-decision-not-to-force-reporter-james-risen-to-reveal-who-leaked-info-to-him.shtml

#Sony Fires Off Letter To Press Outlets Demanding They Cease Publication Of And Destroy Any 'Stolen Information' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141214/18081729442/sony-fires-off-letter-to-press-outlets-demanding-they-cease-publication-destroy-any-stolen-information.shtml

Hyphen Hate? When Amazon went to war against punctuation - https://graemereynolds.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/hyphen-hate-when-amazon-went-to-war-against-punctuation/ why #amazon's power is a problem (v @arctictony @mathewi)

AllSeen's #OpenSource Internet of Things: One Year On - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/allseen-3591023/ Good progress, but more needed on security #IoT


Police asked university for list of attendees at #fracking debate - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/15/police-university-list-fracking-debate shocking & outrageous #policestate

Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As 'Non-Secure' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141213/07112629425/chrome-security-team-considers-marking-all-http-pages-as-non-secure.shtml good: everyone else follow suit, pl.


Monday, 15 December 2014

141214


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141213 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.be/2014/12/141213.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Come clean on British links to #torture, MPs tell US Senate - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/13/britain-link-cia-torture-us-senate-unredacted-report good for them #UK

Polluters leave Lima triumphant - CEO reaction - http://corporateeurope.org/blog/press-release-polluters-leave-lima-triumphant-ceo-reaction depressing #COP20

"Here, 26 people who believed in “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” were rewarded with #torture." - https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/12/at-least-26-people-who-had-nothing-to-hide-tortured-by-cia/ important point

#TPP and HIV Treatment in #Vietnam - http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2536254 … research shows how #TPP will lead to avoidable deaths of thousands of people

URGENT upcoming plenary vote on Fuel Quality Directive (#FQD) - http://www.dragonfly1.plus.com/FQDtoMEPs.html pl. write 2 MEPs to help deal with #climatechange #EU


The high cost of low-priced oil - http://resourceinsights.blogspot.be/2014/12/the-high-cost-of-low-priced-oil.html intriguing analysis


Sunday, 14 December 2014

141213


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141212 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/12/141212.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/13/belgacom-hack-gchq-inside-story/ great story; #Windows malware to blame, of course... #GCHQ

Fossil fuel companies grow nervous as #divestment movement grows stronger - http://grist.org/climate-energy/fossil-fuel-companies-grow-nervous-as-divestment-movement-grows-stronger/ that's not petrol, it's the smell of fear

NHS management consultants spending DOUBLES 2 'staggering' £640million a year under Tories - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-management-consultants-spending-doubles-4782050 instead of 20,000 nurses

Eric Holder Blinks: Won't Force Reporter James Risen To Reveal Source (Or Send Him To Jail) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/17191129421/eric-holder-blinks-wont-force-reporter-james-risen-to-reveal-source-send-him-to-jail.shtml that's a relief



Elsevier's Bumpy Road; Unacceptable licence metadata on "#OpenAccess" - http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/12/12/elseviers-bumpy-road-unacceptable-licence-metadata-on-open-access/ not good enough

Stop Wildlife Cybercrime on UK Websites - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/561/088/006/ the UK government must halt this UK trade in ivory & animals #epetition


NHS litigation claims double under coalition - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/13/nhs-litigation-claims-double-under-coalition "£15.6bn in 2013-14": more evidence #NHS collapsing under Tories

State #surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/13/state-surveillance-enabled-by-own-sloppy-habits so we get what we deserve...

Stephen Colbert puts Smaug in the hot seat for a change - http://mashable.com/2014/12/13/smaug-colbert-report/ entertainingly....


Saturday, 13 December 2014

141212


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141211 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ie/2014/12/141211.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Commissioner For Human Rights & Key EU Privacy Committee Strongly Condemn Mass Surveillance & Bulk Data Retention - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/03543929387/european-commissioner-human-rights-key-eu-privacy-committee-strongly-condemn-mass-surveillance-bulk-data-retention.shtml

Challenges To The UK's Surveillance And Data Retention Powers Continue To Mount - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141208/08531129354/challenges-to-uks-surveillance-data-retention-powers-continue-to-mount.shtml #RIPA & #DRIPA under scrutiny


UK agents may have known of ‘odd case’ of CIA torture - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/12/british-agents-odd-case-cia-torture-lord-west "may have been present while waterboarding": here it comes

Record A&E waits show #NHS is cracking under pressure – doctors’ chief - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/12/nhs-crisis-record-patients-wait-more-four-hours-a-and-e this will be key General Election issue

European Commission Finally Engaging with #OpenSource? - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/commission-3590863/ some hopeful signs... #EU

EU & US want "investment regimes governed by rule of law" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/ttip-and-arbitration-clause/isds-clause-gateway-future-trade-deals-310648 but #ISDS is arbitrary & capricious, not "rule of law"

.@JunckerEU cools on making register revealing firms’ true owners open to public - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/12/12/juncker-fails-to-endorse-public-register-revealing-firms-true-owners/ shame on him for this backsliding

WSJ Writer: All The Failings Of Print Journalism Are The Fault Of The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/10525929392/wsj-writer-all-failings-print-journalism-are-fault-internet.shtml yeah, riiight

Australians May Get Their Own #SOPA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/16253729396/australians-may-get-their-own-sopa.shtml detailed analysis of copyright madness undermining the Net

Selbstorganisierte Europäische Bürgerinitiative nimmt Hürden in Rekordzeit - http://blog.campact.de/2014/12/selbstorganisierte-europaeische-buergerinitiative-nimmt-huerde-in-sieben-laendern-in-rekordzeit/ great work; more signatures needed


Commission ISDS report: Fireworks for new year - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/ttip-and-arbitration-clause/commission-isds-report-new-years-firework-310764 #CETA's #ISDS no basis: it's deeply flawed & completely unnecessary

WHO weighs in on climate debate - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/who-weighs-climate-debate-310760 quite right, too; usual #denialist tosh is tosh

"US officials authorizing harsh techniques when our interrogations were working & their harsh techniques weren’t" - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/interrogated-terrorist-cia-senate-report

Intellectual Ventures founder steps down: “market is tough right now” - https://gigaom.com/2014/12/12/intellectual-ventures-founder-steps-down-market-is-tough-right-now/ can't wait for it to get tougher.. #trolls

Surprise: Spanish Newspapers Beg Government And EU To Stop Google News Shutting Down - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/07360229413/surprise-spanish-newspapers-beg-government-eu-to-stop-google-news-shutting-down.shtml that didn't take long #es

Pope Francis denies Dalai Lama an audience because of China concerns - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/12/pope-francis-denies-dalai-lama-audience-china-concerns not so brave, then

Tapping into the knowledge of indigenous communities - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/12/12/tapping-into-the-knowledge-of-indigenous-communities/ great move by @Wikipedia



Despite Racking Up Three Consecutive Unanimous Votes, FOIA Reform Bill Killed Off By Rep. John Boehner - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/09544529417/despite-racking-up-three-consecutive-unanimous-votes-foia-reform-bill-killed-off-rep-john-boehner.shtml shameful

Thursday, 11 December 2014

141211


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141210 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/12/141210.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

‘Dark web’: GCHQ and NCA join forces in hunt for child abuse - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/11/gchq-national-crime-agency-dark-web-child-abuse Cameron trying to salvage GCHQ's tarnished reputation

Google News Spain to close in response to story links 'tax' - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/11/google-news-spain-to-close-in-response-to-tax-on-story-links how long before publishers start screaming in pain?

Google News #Spain to close in response to 'tax' on story links - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/11/google-news-spain-to-close-in-response-to-tax-on-story-links how long before publishers start screaming in pain?

Disclose climate risk in fossil fuel investments, says UK minister - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/11/disclose-climate-risk-in-fossil-fuel-investments-says-uk-minister #strandedassets must be revealed

"if human beings ought to be free & could not be owned, then ideas ought to be free and could not be owned either." - http://www.popmatters.com/column/188924-the-copyright-wars-rage-on-after-300-years/

#Opendata roadmap for the UK - 2015 - http://theodi.org/roadmap-uk-2015 " steps the government can take to continue to drive progress"

Newfoundland threatens to pull support for Canada-EU trade deal - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/newfoundland-threatens-to-pull-support-for-canada-eu-trade-deal/article22017015/ more problems for #CETA

"Failure to tackle drug-resistant infections will cost the global economy up to $100tn" - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/11/drug-resistant-infections-deaths-soar-10m-by-2050-report selfish farming a big part

Google Pulls Out The Nuclear Option: Shuts Down Google News In Spain Over Ridiculous Copyright Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141210/20074829386/google-pulls-out-nuclear-option-shuts-down-google-news-spain-over-ridiculous-copyright-law.shtml daft #spain

EU Work Programme 2015: huge challenges for #digitalrights - https://edri.org/cwp-2015-digital-rights/ @edri needs help to help you: https://edri.org/cwp-2015-digital-rights/#donate

Cameron says UK intelligence only discussed influencing torture report on the grounds of national security - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/11/cia-torture-report-british-spy-agencies-discussed-redactions riiiight

#TTIP #CETA Lets troll it!  #31c3 workshop - https://events.ccc.de/congress/2014/wiki/Session:TTIP_&_CETA_-_let%27s_troll_it! "Let's try to analyse pro TTIP and pro CETA propaganda"

Diskussionspapier der deutschen Bischöfe zur  #TTIP & zum #CETA - http://www.scribd.com/doc/249882411/Diskussionspapier-Des-Kommissariats-Der-Deutschen-Bischofe-Zur-TTIP-Und-Zum-CETA "ethisch fragwurdig" (V @Liese_Mueller)

Great Barrier Reef: #Australia sends diplomats out to defend its actions - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/11/great-barrier-reef-australia-sends-diplomats-defend-actions-un-in-danger-list defend the reef, not your actions, fools

#Monsanto is suing the state of Vermont to block labeling of GMO foods - https://action.sumofus.org/a/vermont_monsanto/ I've just donated to help fight

"Axing environmental legislation is not ‘better regulation’ it is ideologically-biased sop 2 polluting lobbies" - http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/juncker-to-scrap-air-and-waste-proposals/ #EU

Suncor Energy: Don't destroy #Canada's most important river - http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4833 "dump toxic, untreated tailings into Athabasca River"

French & Irish parliaments call for recognition of Palestinian state - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/france-ireland-europe-recognise-palestine-israel recognition of #Palestine becoming inevitable

Sprouting feathers and lost teeth: scientists map the evolution of birds - http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/11/birds-evolution-feathers-genome-sequencing-avian-genes fab science #genomics

48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of #TPP Agreement Text - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44544 long overdue: what have they got to hide?

Eastern Europe against #TTIP Trojan Horse - http://www.arc2020.eu/front/2014/12/opposition-growing-against-ttip-trojan-horse-in-eastern-europe/ important development: TTIP will devastate #agriculture in this region

European Commission’s Proposed Changes to #ISDS Language Mirror Past Failed U.S. Attempts to “Fix” ISDS Provisions - http://www.citizen.org/documents/ISDS-cannot-be-fixed.pdf

One Proposed European Commission #CETA Modification Would Enhance #ISDS Threats - http://www.citizen.org/documents/ISDS-cannot-be-fixed.pdf ISDS must come out of CETA