Monday, 24 November 2014

141123


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141122 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ro/2014/11/141122.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page


EU liberals seem ready to sacrifice our democracy - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2269 "Like with ACTA, citizens will have to step in." I fear so #TTIP

Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks - http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=390542 stupid scare-mongering: #TTIP pretty thin if #ISDS so "indispensable"

 Karibik: Hunderttausende an Chikungunya-Fieber erkrankt - http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/chikungunya-fieber-hunderttausende-in-karibik-und-usa-erkrankt-a-1004524.html  "Die Epidemie verbreitet sich auch in den USA"; not good

Does the #TPP (Still) Make Buffer Copies Illegal? - https://www.publicknowledge.org/news-blog/blogs/does-the-tpp-still-make-buffer-copies-illegal crucial question #copyright

Thornberry ‘damaged Labour’s election prospects with Rochester tweet’ - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/23/emily-thornberry-damaged-labour-election-prospects-rochester-tweet @UKLabour supporting #TTIP more of a problem

We need a new law to protect our wildlife from critical decline - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/nov/21/we-need-nature-wellbeing-act-protect-wildlife-decline & from the selfish anti-"green tape" nutters

Together, we have chance to take the NHS out of #TTIP. Let's act now and email our MPs - http://action.peoplesnhs.org/page/speakout/nhs-and-ttip online tool making it easy

Archbishop of Westminster shocked by effects of #Gaza war - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/23/archbishop-of-westminster-gaza-war-cardinal-vincent-nichols-palestine “a deeply depressing situation in a devastated region”

Appeal court judge ‘horrified’ at number of litigants without lawyers - http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/nov/23/appeal-court-judge-horrified-number-litigants-without-lawyers "justice is no longer accessible to all"

UK Food banks face record demand as low-income families look for help - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/23/food-banks-low-income-families-record-demand this is an utter disgrace: shame on Cameron

"the big challenge for privacy rights activists now is articulating a strong moral case for #privacy" - http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/23/privacy-human-rights-frontier/


Sunday, 23 November 2014

141122


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141121 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/11/141121.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

La ministre de la sante de Lituanie a proposé de tuer les pauvres - http://histoireetsociete.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/la-ministre-de-la-sante-de-lituanie-a-propose-de-tuer-les-pauvres/ er, what??? (v @magdalakoff)#lt

Plague kills 40 people in #Madagascar - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/21/plague-kills-40-madagascar "transmissible through infected droplets spread by coughing" yikes

Handbook for fighting climate-denialism - http://boingboing.net/2014/11/21/handbook-for-fighting-climate.html useful #climatechange

#TTIP leak: draft EU services/investment offer - http://www.bilaterals.org/IMG/pdf/reconstructed-draft_eu_ttip_offer_for_trade_in_services.pdf not sure if this is new, but new to me... #TAFTA

Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’ - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/22/media-gagged-westminster-child-abuse-ring massive cover-up; this rot goes very deep - & very high

MT @MikeFroman #TTIP is an opportunity for the US & EU to work together to promote high standards around the world>> so level up all stds

President’s move to grant amnesty to 5 million immigrants delights Hispanics at rally in Las Vegas - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/22/obama-wins-over-latinos-with-immigration-reform & is v shrewd


Saturday, 22 November 2014

141121


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141120 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/11/141120.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

.@VodafoneUK bribed by #GCHQ to spy on entire UK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kz8g0yQo-XI news report; it just gets worse...

Counter-terrorism bill will enable ‘internal exile’ of UK suspects - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/21/counter-terrorism-bill-internal-exile-suspect-lib-dems-clegg so we're becoming Soviet Russia now? #siberia


Close to Home: #TPP would threaten local control - http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/3140552-181/close-to-home-partnership-would?page=0 big issue for #TTIP/#TAFTA too

As Expected: Trial Lawyers Made A Huge Miscalculation In Killing Recent Patent Reform - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141120/11515129210/as-expected-trial-lawyers-made-huge-miscalculation-killing-recent-patent-reform.shtml oh, what a pity...

#TTIP backlash: #NHS needs protecting from US trade deal, says Labour - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ttip-backlash-nhs-needs-protecting-from-us-trade-deal-says-labour-9873971.html people waking up at last?

Gender equality and environment laws on business lobby hit list - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/social-europe-jobs/gender-equality-and-environment-laws-business-lobby-hit-list-310236 outrageous whining from greedy fatcats

Why people are giving Ind.ie money to think past the web - https://gigaom.com/2014/11/21/why-people-are-giving-ind-ie-money-to-think-past-the-web/ good intro to project(s)


Venedig verbietet Plastikräder an Rollkoffern - http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/venedig-verbietet-plastikraeder-an-rollkoffern-a-1004304.html & yet speedboats can still wash away foundations of palazzi...riiight

Investor-state dispute settlement and the #China-Australia Free Trade Agreement - http://www.bilaterals.org/?investor-state-dispute-settlement-26395 useful summary #ISDS

Israeli Police Ransack Homes of 40 Palestinians During al-Shaludi Home Demolition - http://www.alternet.org/world/photos-israeli-police-ransack-homes-40-palestinians-during-al-shaludi-home-demolition "urinated inside one"



Friday, 21 November 2014

141120


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141119 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/11/141119.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

What is the TPPA and what does it mean for #NZ? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt9gygs3qfA excellent short video of #TPP's impact on New Zealand (v @fta_oz)

ORGcon 2014: #TTIP on the horizon - https://medium.com/orgcon-2014/orgcon-2014-ttip-on-the-horizon-c515ab266dbe great summary of last Saturday's event #ISDS


Oil industry risks trillions of 'stranded assets' on US-China climate deal - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/11242193/Oil-industry-risks-trillions-of-stranded-assets-on-US-China-climate-deal.html oil is in big trouble (v @CarbonBubble)

arms firm Lockheed Martin in frame for £1bn #NHS contract - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/international-arms-firm-lockheed-martin-in-the-frame-for-1bn-nhs-contract-9871247.html gives #NSA direct access to UK health records

Privacy International uncovers widespread surveillance throughout Central Asia, exposes role of Israeli companies - https://www.privacyinternational.org/news/press-releases/privacy-international-uncovers-widespread-surveillance-throughout-central-asia

Germany’s climate targets unattainable with dirty coal power, analysts say - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/germanys-climate-targets-unattainable-dirty-coal-power-analysts-say-310170 hardly surprising


Measures to curb plastic-bag waste should be in place as soon as possible - http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9e180a6b42ef1eae663a9e517&id=6444c13034&e=78e1c0c8ff that's welcome #EU

Stop the UK Government from Introducing "Extreme Disruption Orders"! - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/852/206/283/ appalling, blatant #censorship



Implications of #TTIP for Financial Regulation of the Banks - http://think-left.org/2014/11/19/implications-of-ttip-for-financial-regulation-of-the-banks/ good short video of threats to global financial system

Boris Johnson refuses to pay US tax bill - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/20/boris-johnson-us-tax-bill yeah, quite right: taxes are only for the Little People

An Overhaul Of The World's Largest Passenger Plane Takes 55 Days, But You Can Watch It In Less Than Two Minutes - https://digg.com/video/a380-overhault-timelapse

US multinationals could sue EU governments through #CETA - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/us-multinationals-could-sue-eu-governments-through-ceta-310166 why #ISDS must come out here too

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - by John Pilger - http://rt.com/op-edge/206903-assange-uk-persecution-embassy-wikileaks/ good summary of tortuous case (v @superglaze)

There’s a global warming generation gap in the GOP, like on the issue of gay marriage - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/19/the-polls-are-clear-younger-republicans-support-action-on-climate-change/ interesting points

Commission official: The EU is not going to change its food legislation because of #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/commission-official-eu-not-going-change-its-food-legislation-because-ttip no GMOs, no hormone beef?

Vestager says will use 'Luxleaks' documents in EU tax probe - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/vestager-says-will-use-luxleaks-documents-eu-tax-probe-310189 ah, that should be fun

#ISDS auch in Australien in der Kritik - http://www.mehr-demokratie.de/isds_australien_china.html everybody hates it - except big corporations...

France Takes 172 Million Euros From Citizens To Pay Publisher For Access To Research Public Already Paid For Once - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141111/13425429109/french-government-takes-172-million-citizens-to-pay-publisher-access-to-research-public-already-paid-once.shtml


There's a Dark Side to Alibaba's Massive Profits in #China - http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/11/18/theres-a-dark-side-to-alibabas-massive-profits-in-china/ useful background

Auf dem Weg in die Shitstormokratie - http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/kommentar-zur-transparenz-auf-dem-weg-in-die-shitstormokratie-13275240.html wow, public participation isn't democratic: who knew? (v @Liese_Mueller)#TTIP

State of the #Commons - https://stateof.creativecommons.org/report/ important new report on key public space #cc #copyright

Senate Republicans are getting ready to declare war on patent trolls - http://www.vox.com/2014/11/20/7251877/republican-patent-troll-fight intriguing (v @wendycockcroft)

Jon Stewart: 'Governor Chris Christie Has a Pig Problem,' Literally - http://www.alternet.org/video/jon-stewart-governor-chris-christie-has-pig-problem-literally appalling #animalabuse


Thursday, 20 November 2014

141119


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141118 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/11/141118.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#Ukip’s Mark Reckless: immigrants may be asked to go if Britain quits EU - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/19/ukip-mark-reckless-immigrants-rochester-and-strood what a bunch of mean-spirited bigots

#Israeli police spray putrid water on Palestinian homes, schools - http://972mag.com/watch-police-spray-putrid-water-on-palestinian-homes-schools/98840/ imagine this other way round: still acceptable?

China Takes The Great Firewall Up A Notch By Blocking An Entire Content Delivery Network - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141118/07265229179/china-takes-great-firewall-up-notch-blocking-entire-content-delivery-network.shtml bad timing...

#CETA: Trading away democracy - http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/11/ceta-trading-away-democracy hugely important report on #ISDS dangers: pl. spread widely (v @Bwassertisch)#TTIP

Hotel guests ‘fined’ for leaving bad review on TripAdvisor - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11239413/Hotel-guests-fined-for-leaving-bad-online-review.html Broadway Hotel, please meet the #StreisandEffect

Jolla Is Crowdfunding An iPad Alternative Focused On Multitasking - http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/19/jolla-tablet/ #linux-based

Leaked documents on #TTIP - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEgGK0j7WMg&list=PL7E48D55222A55667&index=1 short video on what's being withheld from us

EU to water down net neutrality rules - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/eu-water-down-net-neutrality-rules-310133 not "watered down", destroyed... this is not #netneutrality

German government upholds #fracking ban - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/german-government-upholds-fracking-ban-310127 unlike greedy idiots in UK government

Ukip overrules Reckless claim that EU migrants could be asked to leave - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/19/ukip-mark-reckless-immigrants-rochester-and-strood uh-huh

Man allegedly #tortured by US and UK troops wins right to sue for damages - http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/nov/19/man-allegedly-tortured-us-ulk-troops-wins-right-sue-damages well done, UK judge

London's garden bridge: the public park where groups and cyclists aren't welcome - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/nov/19/londons-garden-bridge-the-public-park-where-groups-and-cyclists-arent-welcome what a disappointment; just bin it

The good news about the 'death' of #NSA reform: surveillance supporters may have dug their own grave - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/19/nsa-reform-surveillance-usa-freedom-act-section-215 interesting pt

#TTIP Update XLIII - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-update-xliii-3586641/ the problem of data flows & privacy, + why #CETA's #ISDS is worse than NAFTA's #TAFTA

New report exposes myth that green regulations inflict major harm on business competitiveness and economic growth - http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/news/new-report-exposes-myth-that-green-regulations-inflict-major-harm-on-business-competitiveness-and-economic-growth/

TTIP: Seid's ihr wo angrennt??? - http://www.fischundfleisch.at/blogs/jetzt-ich/ttip-seid-s-ihr-wo-angrennt.html why is @EU_Commission for #ISDS, but defends Romania from it too? (v @michelreimon)

Georgia Man Shoots Latino 22-Year-Old Dead For Pulling Into Wrong Driveway, Gets $500 Fine and Probation - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/georgia-man-shoots-latino-22-year-old-dead-pulling-wrong-driveway-gets-500-fine #guns

#ISDS: "Some are very low quality. That is not the type the US have" - http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/international/eus-malmstroem-attempts-to-revive-us-trade-talks_112188.html ridiculous "quality" idea: all are dangerous



New research study: #TTIP will have adverse effects on GDP, exports and jobs - http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/news/InformationAdverseEffectsTTIP_Nov2014.pdf translation of Danish article #dk

Consumers’ Association of Penang calls on govt to withdraw from #TPP negotiation - http://www.therakyatpost.com/letters-from-the-rakyat/2014/11/19/cap-calls-govt-withdraw-tppa-negotiation/#ixzz3JXIhqGlv #my


EU court rules UK must clean up air pollution - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/climate-environment/eu-court-rules-uk-must-clean-air-pollution-310163 great news; so act on it, Boris... #london

EU to "publish texts setting out the EU's specific negotiating proposals on #TTIP." - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1201 but what does that mean?

Blackpool hotel 'to refund £100 fine for bad TripAdvisor review' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11240681/Blackpool-hotel-to-refund-100-fine-for-bad-TripAdvisor-review.html be crazy not to... (v @kevinisageek)

Citizens & human rights in jeopardy with #TTIP - http://www.guengl.eu/news/article/gue-ngl-news/citizens-and-human-rights-in-jeopardy-with-ttip "affirmation of primacy of investors over popular sovereignty"

Beefed up iPhone #crypto will lead to a child dying, DOJ warned Apple execs - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/beefed-up-iphone-crypto-will-lead-to-a-child-dying-doj-warned-apple-execs/ pathetic attempt at emotional blackmail

#ISDS: Corporations versus public health – Achmea v. the Slovak Republic - http://www.psiru.org/reports/2010-02-H-tradelaw.doc just came across this in-depth

Private firms on course to net £9bn of #NHS contracts - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/private-firms-nhs-contracts-circle-healthcare-bupa-virgin-care-care-uk shows tory lies on privatisation; TTIP will make irreversible

New House Intelligence Boss Doesn't See The Need For Any Surveillance Reform - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141119/07170029191/new-house-intelligence-boss-doesnt-see-need-any-surveillance-reform.shtml great


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

141118


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141117 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/11/141117.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

China opens up $4.2tn stock market to world via Hong Kong - http://rt.com/business/206235-china-hong-kong-stock/ more straws in the wind...

Congress will force Obama into #TPP compromise - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11360019 interesting analysis

To Avoid Government Surveillance, South Koreans Abandon Local Software And Flock To German Chat App - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141112/13281229123/to-avoid-government-surveillance-south-koreans-abandon-local-software-flock-to-german-chat-app.shtml

EU  study on the impact of TTIP on ENVI relevant legislative area - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2014/536293/IPOL_STU%282014%29536293_EN.pdf very useful comparison of EU/US practice


Call for Participation: Open Commons Kongress 2015 - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/call-for-participation-open-commons-kongress-2015/ Linz

Don't let Big Meat eat our bumper crop - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201411/dont-let-big-meat-eat-our-bumper-crop-0 don't let factory farming drive #TPP #TTIP

Giganews Not Liable for Pirating Usenet Customers, Court Rules - http://torrentfreak.com/giganews-not-liable-for-pirating-customers-court-rules-141117/ important ruling #copyright


EU Boosts #OpenData; Open Contracting Data Standard Out - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/open-data-3586388/ how to save trillions using #openstandards #corruption

Conference: #TTIP & Consumers. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - http://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/de/events/sd-conference-ttip-and-consumers-good-bad-ugly-ttip-und-die-verbraucher-das-gute-das today; streamed. send questions to @TheProgressives

Food prices will rise under China trade deal, Barnaby Joyce admits -  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/food-prices-will-rise-under-china-trade-deal-barnaby-joyce-admits-20141118-11p3o7.html so that's what FTAs are for: increasing costs

CAP calls on Malaysian Prime Minister to withdraw from Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (#TPP) - http://www.consumer.org.my/index.php/development/socio-economic/747-cap-calls-on-prime-minister-to-withdraw-from-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-tppa #my

Stunning time-lapse visualises flight paths over the UK - http://mashable.com/2014/11/18/uk-flight-path-time-lapse/ always fun to watch


Harry Reid Wants To Attach Part Of #SOPA To Surveillance Reform Bill - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141118/03244829175/harry-reid-considering-attaching-part-sopa-to-surveillance-reform-bill.shtml yikes, let's not do that


Michelle Müntefering zu #TTIP: "Bei Lebensmitteln und Kosmetika wird es schwierig" - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/michelle-muentefering-spd-im-interview-ueber-ttip-a-1003529.html sensible points

"resurgence of challenge prizes offers huge potential to help address some of most intractable problems we face" - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26576-why-you-dont-need-a-nobel-prize-to-save-the-world.html

Licence fine forces town to drop move to alternative office tools - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/licence-fine-forces-town-drop-move-alternative-office-tools why lock-in is wrong at many levels

Trade deals criminalise farmers' #seeds - http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5070-trade-deals-criminalise-farmers-seeds great summary of threats - & the fightback #TPP

S&D Conference: #TTIP and Consumers. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - http://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/de/channel/sd-conference-ttip-and-consumers-good-bad-ugly livestream now running

Cost-benefit analysis of #TPP will be revealed, Dewan told - http://themalaysianreserve.com/main/news/corporate-malaysia/7602-cost-benefit-analysis-of-tpp-will-be-revealed-dewan-told should be interesting

Female Indonesian police recruits forced to undergo ‘virginity tests’ - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/18/female-indonesian-police-recruits-forced-virginity-test appalling, insulting & primitive #indonesia

New, Free Certificate Authority to Dramatically Increase Encrypted Internet Traffic - https://www.eff.org/press/releases/new-free-certificate-authority-dramatically-increase-encrypted-internet-traffic great: could have huge impact

Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC to investigate conduct of 10 police officers - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/18/rotherham-abuse-scandal-police-watchdog-investigate-conduct-10-officers too right



US Defense Official Says Intelligence Agencies Need To 'Grow Up' & Stop Blaming Snowden For ISIS-Tracking Problems - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141116/14231229167/us-defense-official-says-intelligence-agencies-need-to-grow-up-stop-blaming-snowden-their-isis-tracking-problems.shtml

Keystone company's PR blitz to safeguard its backup plan - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/18/revealed-keystone-companys-pr-blitz-to-safeguard-its-backup-plan disgusting; I'm now boycotting @EdelmanPR

Netanyahu orders 'terrorists' homes destroyed - http://www.theguardian.com/world/middle-east-live/live/2014/nov/18/jerusalem-synagogue-attack-live-updates collective punishment - that'll work... #israel

Reglue: Deleting The Digital Divide One Computer at a Time - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deleting-the-digital-divide-one-computer-at-a-time worthy project from the amazing Ken Starks: pl. support

Elephants are being wiped out, but not enough people seem to care - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/18/elephants-wiped-out-interpol-most-wanted-eco-criminals-list we must not be the generation that loses them

Internet Society Says 'Oh, Hell No' To ICANN's Plan For A 'UN Security Council For The Internet' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141117/17550129174/internet-society-says-oh-hell-no-to-icanns-plan-un-security-council-internet.shtml quite

EFF, Others Launch New Free Security Certificate Authority To 'Dramatically Increase Encrypted Internet Traffic' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141118/12135229182/eff-others-launch-new-free-security-certificate-authority-to-dramatically-increase-encrypted-internet-traffic.shtml

Why Hollywood Director Lexi Alexander Sides With “Pirates” - http://torrentfreak.com/why-hollywood-director-lexi-alexander-sides-with-pirates-141118/ we need more voices like this #copyright

‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2D0qSfm898 good summary from @nickdearden75 of #TTIP's deep, irremediable problems

Good News: WhatsApp Gets Serious About End To End Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141118/12280429183/good-news-whatsapp-gets-serious-about-end-to-end-encryption.shtml others, please follow suit...

Campylobacter contamination found in over half of UK’s fresh chicken - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/18/chicken-uk-campylobacter-contaminated-fresh-supermarkets-fsa-freeze voluntary schemes don't work; legislate now


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

141117


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141116 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/11/141116.html … yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Interpol launches first appeal for environmental fugitives - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/interpol-launches-first-appeal-for-environmental-fugitives overdue, but highly welcome

Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/17/deanonymization_techniques_for_tor_and_bitcoin/ yikes

US unions to fight back against right-wing attacks and trade deals - http://leftfootforward.org/2014/11/us-unions-to-fight-back-against-right-wing-attacks-and-trade-deals/ #TPP #TTIP


Regulatory advocacy in the EU: 5 years of 'new' comitology - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/regulatory-advocacy-eu-5-years-new-comitology-310039 interesting aspect

Merkel urges Europeans to speed up #TTIP talks with US - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/merkel-urges-europeans-speed-ttip-trade-talks-us-310051 how about a bit of transparency first?

big:France will not support the inclusion of #ISDS in a potential #TTIP agreement - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/french-government-will-not-sign-ttip-agreement-2015-310037

India’s plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia - http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/indias-plan-stop-importing-coal-deals-another-blow-australia-68894 wow, important move (v @CarbonBubble)

#TTIP Talks: What's Cooking?: Perspectives on Food & Farming - http://www.greens-efa.eu/ttip-talks-what-s-cooking-13089.html 10 December Brussels

English as ruby annotation for Chinese - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=15786 nice #linguistics

Putins Angst vor TTIP - http://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2014-11/fuenf-vor-acht-g20-putin-ttip-eu-amerika good try, but not true (v @Liese_Mueller)


EVERYTHING needs crypto says Internet Architecture Board - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/16/net_gurus_face_off_against_spooks_encrypt_everything/ absolutely right

ISP Provides Free VPN to Protect Customer Privacy - https://torrentfreak.com/isp-provides-free-vpn-to-protect-customer-privacy-141117/ great: should be standard for all

An unprecedented Public-Commons partnership for the French National Address Database - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/11/17/an-unprecedented-public-commons-partnership-for-the-french-national-address-database/ nice

Robots could soon replace human security guards - http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/k5-robot-security-guard/ what could possibly go wrong? #robocop