Monday, 22 September 2014

140921


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140920 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/09/140920.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Why big data evangelists should be sent 2 re-education camps - http://www.zdnet.com/why-big-data-evangelists-should-be-sent-to-re-education-camps-7000033862/ excellent post: do read (v @BernardKeane @__Marijana_)

Stories Of A Wounded Land - http://www.reportagebygettyimages.com/features/stories-of-a-wounded-land/# deeply disturbing pix of Argentinians blighted by agrochemicals


America’s chicken industry is putting us all in danger - http://www.salon.com/2014/09/16/superbug_scandal_documents_reveal_antibiotic_abuse_is_standard_practice_for_the_chicken_industry/ incredible greed & stupidity (v @pharmagossip)#TTIP

Shanghai's new London-style black cabs will actually be gold - http://shanghaiist.com/2014/09/18/shanghais_new_london-style_black_ca.php well, naturally #china

Urgent Call for Protection and Preservation of Tibetan Language - http://highpeakspureearth.com/2014/an-urgent-call-for-the-protection-and-preservation-of-tibetan-language-by-khenpo-tsultrim-lodoe/ how chinese is driving linguistic genocide #tibet

Terry Gilliam: "Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame is 15 megabytes of fame" - http://www.salon.com/2014/09/19/terry_gilliam_hollywood_is_just_%E2%80%9Cgray_frightened_people%E2%80%9D_holding_on_for_dear_life/ wise chap; nice interview

"No industry gets to dismantle civil liberties with poor excuse that they can’t make money otherwise." - http://torrentfreak.com/letter-copyright-monopoly-140921/ #copyright

Looming #London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots', says TfL chief - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/21/london-lack-affordable-transport-risks-sparking-riots-tfl-chief this needs to be taken seriously


Sunday, 21 September 2014

140920


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140919 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/09/140919.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"Philip Morris’ intention was to make an example out of #Uruguay.” - http://www.bilaterals.org/?the-international-implications-of bullying scum #tobacco

After Brussels rejection, #TTIP fight could go to ECJ - http://www.bilaterals.org/?after-brussels-rejection-ttip indeed, it should

Humanity: Peter Sunde Attends Funeral Without Handcuffs - http://torrentfreak.com/humanity-peter-sunde-attends-funeral-without-handcuffs-140920/ wow, what a concession...

Beyond Borders: Fighting Data Protectionism - http://www.democracyjournal.org/34/beyond-borders-fighting-data-protectionism.php?page=all alas, the "low-friction Internet" is dead & gone, thanks to the #NSA

SPD einigt sich auf Position zum #TTIP - http://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2014-09/spd-freihandelsabkommen-usa "Es dürfe keine Sondergerichte geben" (v @TeraEuro @Netz4ktivisten)#ISDS

Academy chain accused of '#privatisation by stealth' over plan to outsource jobs - http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/20/academy-school-chain-outsource-jobs-privatisation-by-stealth oh look: just like the #NHS

New Zealand election: John Key leads National to overwhelming victory - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/new-zealand-election-john-key-national-overwhelming-victory #NZ, I'm disappointed...


Saturday, 20 September 2014

140919


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140918 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/09/140918.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Known, the #Indieweb, and one possible future for your digital life - http://garethjordan.withknown.com/2014/known-the-indieweb-and-one-possible-future-for-your-digital this looks an interesting new project

Nothing wrong with chlorine-washed chicken, say German backers of #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/nothing-wrong-chlorine-washed-chicken-say-german-backers-ttip-308564 good luck with that re-branding #yumyum


Levin says plenty of work left on Asia-Pacific trade deal - http://www.bilaterals.org/?levin-says-plenty-of-work-left-on #TPP ain't there yet

.@EUombudsman launches public consultation on the #transparency of #TTIP negotiations - http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/en/cases/correspondence.faces/en/56100/html.bookmark great news: let's get writing

"We reject @EU_Commission’s attempt to silence us & will carry out our European Citizens’ Initiative anyway" - http://stop-ttip.org/blog/2014/09/19/we-continue-our-fight/ #TTIP

#TISA: the threat to public services by the backdoor - http://www.cesi.org/tisa-the-threat-to-public-services-by-the-backdoor/ and to much more

Rewilding Britain: bringing wolves, bears and beavers back to the land - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/19/rewilding-large-species-britain-wolves-bears don't forget the bison too...

"virtually ignored a major source of #antibiotic resistance in US: drugs in agriculture" - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/health/us-lays-out-strategy-to-combat-crisis-of-antibiotic-resistance.html pathetic cop-out

New Zealand Whistleblower Reveals He Was Told To 'Bury' Unflattering Info About The Gov't Spying On @KimDotcom - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140918/17020328567/new-zealand-whistleblower-reveals-he-was-told-to-bury-unflattering-info-about-govt-concerning-dotcom-raid.shtml #NZ


Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient humans - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140917131812.htm don't you just love palaeo-genomics?

On the 11th of October 2014 join the decentralised European day of action to stop #TTIP, #CETA & #TiSA! - http://www.stop-ttip-ceta-tisa.eu/en/

Top Intelligence Officials, Both Of Whom Admitted To Lying In Past, Now Try To Rewrite History And Deny The Lies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140918/18452928569/two-top-intelligence-officials-both-whom-admitted-to-lying-past-now-try-to-rewrite-history-deny-lies.shtml

#Arduino and Bruce Sterling Launching an #OpenSource Apartment - http://blog.arduino.cc/2014/09/19/arduino-open-source-apartment/ looks fascinating

#Alibaba Market Cap Tops $225 Billion on IPO Debut, Passing Facebook - http://mashable.com/2014/09/19/alibaba-ipo-day/ sign of the times... #china

Stricter rules will thwart Japan's whaling attempts - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26236-stricter-rules-will-thwart-japans-whaling-attempts.html great news for the #whale #commons #Japan wants to plunder

A Closed Future for Mathematics? - http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6252 #ESR is spot on: this is why I never use #mathematica #openknowledge #opensource

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music' - http://beta.slashdot.org/story/207427 double yawn

Google, NewsCorp Slapped With Lawsuit Over MySpace Sale - http://www.thewrap.com/google-newscorp-slapped-with-lawsuit-over-myspace-sale/ ah, yes, #myspace...


AP EXCLUSIVE: #CIA Halts Spying in Europe - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/ap-exclusive-cia-halts-spying-europe-25625468 yeah, riiiight #flyingpigs (v @JesselynRadack)

Could Fighting Global Warming Be Cheap and Free? - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/opinion/paul-krugman-could-fighting-global-warming-be-cheap-and-free.html nicely upbeat column from #paulkrugman

#TTIP and #TiSA: big pressure to trade away privacy - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/ttip-and-tisa-big-pressure-to-trade-away-privacy/ "Data protection is not red tape or a tariff"

Pharmaceutical CEO: Controversial #TTIP Will Be Great for Us…And You (Trust Us) - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2014/09/pharmaceutical-ceo-this-controversial-deal-will-be-great-for-us-and-you-trust-us.html no, it will be bad 4 the public

'Piracy' That Creates Amazing New Music - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140919/07254628572/piracy-that-creates-amazing-new-music.shtml no, really amazing: pl. do listen...


Friday, 19 September 2014

140918


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140917 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/09/140917.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

CBS Loses Lawsuit Brought By Podcast Patent Troll, But It's Not Over Yet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140917/13433828554/tv-networks-lose-lawsuit-brought-podcast-patent-troll.shtml really needs stamping out

#Poland's carbon emissions billions to be spent on coal, cutting budget deficit - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/polands-carbon-emissions-billions-be-spent-coal-cutting-budget-deficit-308534 shameful; #tusk clearly a disaster

 Abkommen #TTIP: Widerstand in der SPD gegen Gabriels Freihandels-Kurs - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/ttip-spd-streitet-ueber-freihandelsabkommen-a-992183.html Gabriel has clearly lost the plot

DGB vollzieht Kehrtwende bei Freihandelsvertrag - http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/ttip-dgb-sagt-ja-aber-zu-freihandelsvertrag-1.2134179 they clearly don't understand it, then #TTIP (v @erikwesselius)

ISO/IEC JTC1 Approves #ODF 1.2 PAS Ballot - http://www.robweir.com/blog/2014/09/isoiec-jtc1-approves-odf-1-2-pas-ballot.html ever onward and upward #openstandards

EU's Highest Court Allows Libraries To Digitize Books Without Rightholder's Permission - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140917/11543228553/eus-highest-court-allows-libraries-to-digitize-books-without-rightholders-permission.shtml outbreak of common sense

News Corp labels Google a 'platform 4 piracy' - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/18/google-news-corp-piracy-platform-european-commission?CMP=ema_546 @newscorp: look how you screwed up Delphi, MySpace; you don't get it

Horrific Terror Plot In #AU: Beheadings Of Random Members of Public Planned - http://mashable.com/2014/09/17/massive-raids-as-anti-terrorism-operation-underway-in-australia/  maybe; but convenient timing, no?

Canada’s secretive treaty with China further diminishes aboriginal rights - http://www.bilaterals.org/?canada-s-secretive-treaty-with #FIPA is just awful

MEPs still divided over EU-Canada trade deal - http://www.bilaterals.org/?meps-still-divided-over-eu-canada @XHNews providing better coverage than Western media... #CETA

Approval for #CETA no done deal for European Parliament - http://policyreview.info/articles/news/approval-trade-deal-canada-no-done-deal-european-parliament/324 excellent summary of EP's view on CETA (v @zielwasser)


SimplySecure - Security’s got to be easy and intuitive, or it won’t work - https://simplysecure.org/ interesting, more info needed #opensource

The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement - http://www.world-psi.org/en/psi-special-report-really-good-friends-transnational-corporations-agreement the best intro to horrors of #TISA: do read, pl.

Why are we prosecuting students for sharing knowledge? - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/43746 why indeed? #openaccess

Rigged Rules: A Rogue Corporation in the World Bank’s Rogue Tribunal - http://justinvestment.org/2014/09/rigged-rules-a-rogue-corporation-in-the-world-banks-rogue-tribunal/ more #ISDS injustice #elsalvador

#Turkey announces EU accession strategy - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/enlargement/turkey-announces-eu-accession-strategy-308560 that's a bit of a surprise (well, to me...)

Announcing a Leadership Update at Open Knowledge - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/09/18/announcing-a-leadership-update-at-open-knowledge/


Why Juncker should backtrack and keep pharma policy in the health portfolio - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/why-juncker-should-backtrack-and-keep-pharma-policy-health-portfolio indeed, awful move #alltrials

 Freihandelsabkommen: Gabriel stemmt sich gegen TTIP-Schlappe - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/ttip-gabriel-will-kritisch-ueber-freihandelsabkommen-verhandeln-a-992393.html disappointing #TTIP


“Scan-to-email” patent troll loses its lawsuit against FTC - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/scan-to-email-patent-troll-loses-its-lawsuit-against-ftc/ yay

Larry Ellison steps down as #Oracle CEO, but stays with the company - http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/09/18/larry-ellison-steps-oracle-ceo-stays-company/ long overdue

Report Brands Dotcom’s Mega a Piracy Haven - http://torrentfreak.com/report-brands-dotcoms-mega-a-piracy-haven-140918/ ridiculously "exact" figures despite poor methodology: "83.7%" riiight


Thursday, 18 September 2014

140917


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140916 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/09/140916.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Another Case Against #GCHQ Filed At The European Court Of Human Rights; Could Overturn UK's Main Snooping Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140916/06092028531/another-case-against-gchq-filed-european-court-human-rights-could-overturn-uks-main-snooping-law.shtml

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You - http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/16/jason_box_s_research_into_greenland_s_dark_snow_raises_more_concerns_about.html things look bad - literally & metaphorically (v @superglaze)#climate


Osborne's #patent box tax break policy likely to divide G20 - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/17/osborne-patent-box-tax-break-g20 bin it: yet more market distortion

British music industry added £3.8bn to the UK economy in 2013 - http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/17/british-music-industry-38bn-uk-economy-2013-measuring-music-report growth driven by live music sales: up 20% to £789m

Freedom Not Fear 2014/Schedule - http://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2014/Schedule FWIW, I'll be talking there about #TTIP and #ISDS on 27 September

Marie Arena interpelle la Commission à propos de certains pans de #CETA - http://fr.metrotime.be/2014/09/17/news/marie-arena-interpelle-la-commission-a-propos-de-certains-pans-de-laccord-ue-canada/ NB: says there is regulatory committee here

CoreOS: #OpenSource Future of Enterprise Computing? - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/coreos-3572564/ what can #Linux conquer next? #docker

#CETA: "Article X.6: Role and Composition of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum" seems very open-ended (v @bitsoffreedom)

#CETA regulatory forum "shall: (a) adopt its own terms of reference, procedures and work­plan" - own terms of reference??? unlimited???

Open edX: Why we’re relicensing XBlock API under #Apache - https://www.edx.org/blog/open-edx-why-were-relicensing-xblock-api interesting

civil society on global alliance for climate-smart #agriculture - http://www.climatesmartagconcerns.info/english.html "climate-smart": talk about rebranding...


Investitionsschutz bei Freihandelsabkommen #TTIP und #CETA untergräbt Demokratie & Rechtsstaat! - http://www.mehr-demokratie.de/investitionsschutz_ttip_ceta.html too right #ISDS

Proposal Would Let FBI Hack Into Computers Overseas w/ Little Oversight - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140916/17495228543/doj-proposal-would-let-fbi-hack-into-computers-overseas-with-little-oversight.shtml would legitimise other countries doing it

#ISDS dominates #CETA debate in Strasbourg - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/CETA%20Plenary%20September.html good report on MEPS' growing doubts

Watch Out, Obama: Only Israelis Believe Trade Will Cut Prices for Consumers - http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/16/watch-out-obama-only-israelis-believe-trade-will-cut-prices-for-consumers/ #TPP, #TTIP are dinosaurs

Prompted by Drought, California Will Regulate Groundwater for First Time - http://mashable.com/2014/09/17/california-drought-regulate-groundwater/ we must stop squandering precious resource


Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/09/dutch-court-refers-questions-to-cjeu-on.html important stuff #copyright

Copyright Holders Want Netflix to Ban VPN Users - http://torrentfreak.com/copyright-holders-want-netflix-ban-vpn-users-140917/ the war on #VPNs is serious: post Snowden we need to use VPNs


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

140916


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140915 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/09/140915.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/japan-opposes-marine-sanctuary-whales-international-whaling-commission sheer selfishness; history will judge it harshly

European Commission Denies EU Public Right To Express Views On TAFTA/#TTIP And CETA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140912/09313628503/european-commission-denies-eu-public-right-to-express-views-taftattip-ceta.shtml staggering contempt for public

cheetah robot can run and jump, untethered, across grass - http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/mit-cheetah-robot-runs-jumps-0915 if this doesn't terrify you, you're not paying attention

Government ‘ignoring’ plea not to sign EU-Colombia trade deal - http://www.bilaterals.org/?government-ignoring-plea-not-to pure neocolonialism

#Alibaba's Massive IPO Just Got Even Bigger - http://mashable.com/2014/09/15/alibaba-ipo-filing/ Western companies take note... #china

Mailpile enters beta—It’s like Gmail, but you run it on your own computer - http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/09/mailpile-enters-beta-its-like-gmail-but-you-run-it-on-your-own-computer/ looks really exciting #crypto #PGP

New position opening: #TTIP campaigner with Corporate Europe Observatory - http://corporateeurope.org/new-position-opening-ttip-campaigner-corporate-europe-observatory help shape the future of EU

Technology Isn't Designed to Fit Women - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/technology-isnt-designed-to-fit-women astonishing (v @Reynolds)

TTIPing us out of the frying pan, into the fire - https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/ttiping-us-out-frying-pan-fire implications for tackling #climatechange must be considered too

New Zealand PM Releases Documents... That Don't Actually Discuss GCSB Mass Surveillance - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140915/16145628524/new-zealand-pm-releases-documents-that-dont-actually-discuss-gcsb-mass-surveillance.shtml oh, surprise #NZ

Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/texas-proposes-rewriting-school-text-books-to-deny-manmade-climate-change dangerous fools

#ISDS: The devil in the trade deal - full transcript has some amazing quotes (eg Philip Morris) - http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/isds-the-devil-in-the-trade-deal/5734490#transcript well-worth reading

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging - http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/25894-philip-morris-sues-uruguay-over-graphic-cigarette-packaging such scum. this is how #ISDS can kill #TTIP #TPP

Intellectual Property Maximalist Lobbying Group Proposes A New Trademark SOPA (Plus Girl Scout Badges...) - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140915/16473628525/intellectual-property-maximalist-lobbying-group-proposes-new-trademark-sopa-plus-girl-scout-badges.shtml

PSI Special Report: The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement - http://www.world-psi.org/en/psi-special-report-really-good-friends-transnational-corporations-agreement useful report on #TISA

Public services unions open new trade agreements to public debate - http://www.world-psi.org/en/public-services-unions-open-new-trade-agreements-public-debate since @EU_Commission refuses to do so... #TTIP

Conan Doyle Estate Asks Supreme Court To Put Sherlock Holmes Back Under #Copyright - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140916/10522528536/conan-doyle-estate-asks-supreme-court-to-put-sherlock-holmes-back-under-copyright.shtml enough is never enough...

Schools Acquire Grenade Launchers, MRAPs and Other Military Equipment -- What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/schools-acquire-grenade-launchers-mraps-and-other-military-equipment-what-could

"#CETA agreement directly addresses all the [#ISDS] concerns that have emerged so far" - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-603_en.htm?locale=en dream on, Karel, dream on


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

140915


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140914 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/09/140914.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Assessment of #AU Proposals to Address Internet Piracy - http://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Documents/OnlineCopyrightInfringement/OnlineCopyrightInfringement-ProfessorHenryErgasAndProfessorsAllanFels.pdf apparently says costs outweigh benefits (v @MsLods)

'#TTIP will allow private companies to sue govt. for millions’ - http://rt.com/op-edge/187004-ttip-agreement-trade-economy/ oh, that was me, apparently #ISDS

#snowden: "NZ prime minister’s claim “there is no and there never has been any mass surveillance” is false" - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/15/snowden-new-zealand-surveillance/ wow

don't miss #snowden's explanation of “Five Eyes Defeat" - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/15/snowden-new-zealand-surveillance/ hugely important (v @Asher_Wolf @SenatorLudlam)#NZ

Ask MEPs to exempt #ISDS from #CETA *today*; Live Debate 16 Sep - http://www.earthwatchmedia.org/ask-meps-excempt-isds-ceta-live-debate-16-sep/ you can use writetothem.com to find your MEP

ISDS: The devil in the trade deal - http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/backgroundbriefing/isds-the-devil-in-the-trade-deal/5734490 excellent, approachable introduction to threat of #ISDS in #TTIP, #TPP

urgent: Please Write to MEPs Now to Keep #ISDS Out of #CETA - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/please-write-meps-now-keep-isds-out-of-ceta-3572091/ not much time, lots at stake

EU-US trade deal could harm farming & food safety - http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/12/09/2014/146657/eu-us-trade-deal-could-harm-farming-and-food-safety.htm " regulatory convergence could result in high stds being lowered"

The many business dealings of Commissioner-designate Miguel Arias Cañete - http://corporateeurope.org/power-lobbies/2014/09/many-business-dealings-commissioner-designate-miguel-arias-canete #climate

Wikileaks Releases Spyware The German Government Used To Hack Journalists And Dissidents - http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/15/wikileaks-releases-spyware-the-german-government-used-to-hack-journalists-and-dissidents/

is @GOettingerEU about to destroy #netneutrality in #EU? - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/guenther-oettinger-und-die-abgestufte-netzneutralitaet/ let's hope he understands what's at stake...

FixMyDocument and Global Legislative Openness - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/fixmydocument-global-legislative-openness-3572141/ #openness is breaking out everwhere; let's support it

#Microsoft Acquires #Minecraft Developer Mojang For $2.5 Billion - http://readwrite.com/2014/09/15/microsoft-acquires-minecraft-developer-mojang I wonder how that's going to go down...

Trade Deals Set Their Sights On Public Workers - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-p-hoffa/trade-deals-set-their-sig_b_5812544.html yup: transnationals gain at expense of the public... #TTIP #TPP

Dropbox reveals government requests for user information - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/15/dropbox-government-requests-information-transparency-report no surprise; but then we've dropped Dropbox, haven't we?


Turin steigt von Windows XP auf Linux um - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Turin-steigt-von-Windows-XP-auf-Linux-um-2391613.html yay, another good move for #opensource #it