Thursday, 27 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150825 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle - what could possibly go wrong? #my

Mass protest against #TTIP and #CETA to take place in Berlin - "Over 50,000 demonstrators are expected" 10 October

Will #Malaysia's #tobacco 'carve out' be adopted in Pacific trade deal? - would be disgraceful if it isn't... #TPP

The Strategic Costs of #TPP Failure - "The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in trouble." deep, deep trouble...

Major #TPP players holding their dairy consumers to ransom - not so much "free" trade, eh? #NZ

#NZ not convinced a #TPP deal would have plenty of upside - er, that's because it won't...

Claim That #TPP Promotes Free Trade 'is a Myth' - Former UN Delegate - as the squabbling over dairy shows

#TPP "select committee considers it once, no vote in Parliament, can't be modified, & only Cabinet decides on ratification, not Parliament"

#TPP would be a 2nd-best outcome for Asia - more start calling for move away from flawed agreement

Putting the cart before the horse: a doomed constitutional strategy for negotiating the #TTIP - detailed analysis

Stop #TTIP, #CETA, #TiSA and #TPP! International Days of Action, main site - 10-17 October 2015

As Part Of Its War On Encryption, #Russia Briefly Blocks All Of Wikipedia Over One Weed Reference - good analysis

Streaming Site Operator Accused of £120m ‘Piracy Fraud’ - but only if you use totally bogus "lost sale" argument

Europese pesticidewetten moeten wijken voor vrijhandelsverdrag met de VS - of course... (v @AnneMarieMineur)#TTIP

#BBC impartiality may be scrutinised by Ofcom, culture secretary hints - good: it's far too pro-government currently

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy - "completion of U.S.-led negotiations on #TPP may bog down"

The good and bad news about #TPP - "once the primaries begin, the TPP is off the agenda indefinitely."

Help make the UK a #TTIP free zone - TTIP is in deep trouble: here's how to help kick it while it's down...

Lessons learned from cracking 4,000 Ashley Madison passwords - fascinating analysis; shows how good #bcrypt is...

Virginia Police Force BBC Reporters To Delete Camera Footage Of Police Pursuit Of Shooter - so make cloud backups

Labour has duty to resolve 'mess' of hospital #PFI deals, says Jeremy #Corbyn - good to see this honesty...

Windows 10 Reserves The Right To Block Pirated Games And 'Unauthorized' Hardware - uh-huh....

Global “Trade” and the Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - time to stop the mindless greed #TPP #TTIP

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150824 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP: USA wollen Mitspracherecht bei EU-Gesetzen - yeah, who cares about EU sovereignty? (v @olewin)

Corn wars - ridiculous; all this should be in the public domain so that we can feed the world (v  সঙ্কর্ষণ)

Stop Fedex from shipping shark fins - shame on @FedEx profiting from this deadly trade

Large-Scale Peer-Review Fraud Leads To Retraction Of 64 Scientific Papers - symptom of much bigger problem #oa

Germany initiates move to ban #GMO crops - that will go down well with Us companies #TTIP

if #Corbyn wins, Britain could be out of Europe - predictable scaremongering from pathetic toynbee #blair

Pesticides Blamed for Bee Declines Widespread in US Waterways - #neonicotinoids could devastate aquatic invertebrates

UK #surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief - great to see him speak out so soon on this...

Asian countries shift focus to regional trade after TPP delay - bored by #TPP?

Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says - that's good news 4 UK, actually

75,000 Popcorn Time Users in Crosshairs of Anti-Piracy Group - popcorn indeed...

Facing possible ban, more Americans are buying new—and legal—$900 flamethrowers - bonkers; great pic, though

#TPP sceptics won't halt deal - Groser - translation: "I'm going to do it whatever the public thinks..." #arrogance

No #TPP deal if auto parts sector threatened: trade minister - fighting words; but does he mean it? #CA

Monday, 24 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150823 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

See pics of Sydney #TPP Protest August 23, 2015 - small but perfectly formed #AU

Mycroft is the world's first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform - #kickstarter

Hammond declares new chapter with #Iran in search for end to Syrian war - strangely sensible stuff; disconcerting

Will Australian Government Use Cost-Benefit Analysis 2 Kill Off Fair Use Proposal Once And For All? - #AU #copyright

Ban #Windows 10 in government, says top Russian politician over privacy fears - also concerns about secret stuff #ru

Banner Drop #TTIP Campaign Strikes Again - well done, York...

Canadian, Mexican auto parts makers warn of fallout from #TPP trade pact - whoops, getting worse, not better #ca #mx

Trading up for a better deal than Trans-Pacific pact - #TPP just isn't good enough; bin it

Recording Industry Thinks Famous Dead Musicians And Their Personal Struggles Will Get People To Stop Pirating -

Big tobacco should be excluded from the #TPP - excellent explanation why

Carl Malamud Asks YouTube To Institute Three Strikes Policy For Those Who Abuse Takedowns - makes sense

Sunday, 23 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150822 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Thousands of new UK doctors opt for a better life abroad - this is what the destruction of the #NHS looks like

#Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies - not bonkers, but #TTIP would be a massive problem

perfect pinta vs. TTIP trade tanker - important point: why EU farmers will suffer badly under #TTIP #animalwelfare

TUC briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) - why #ISDS must go, & other problems

Rosia Montana, an omen for TTIP - this is the reality of #ISDS #ro

Geo-Blocking Caused Massive TV Piracy 20 Years Ago - interesting

National MPs could block US trade deal, activists say - all EU parliaments must ratify #TTIP, except malta

Stop #TTIP petition hits 2,500,818 EU signatures - that's 0.5% of EU population - great achievement

for detailed background on #TTIP see - 6000 words on its origin and problems, particularly #ISDS

and for even more #TTIP info, here are 51 columns I wrote over the last two years - also covers #CETA, #TPP, #ISDS

This Anti-Piracy Campaign Will Leave You Speechless - yet more proof #copyright industry is divorced from reality

Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops - unusual birth malformations worrying


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150821 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Americans overpower gunman who opened fire on Paris express - kudos them for their bravery

Antibiotic resistance: the race to stop 'silent tsunami' facing modern medicine - maybe stop using them in farming

Londongrad: TV comedy shows London through eyes of its Russian inhabitants - fascinating #russia #london

Two Danes face up to six years in jail for explaining how to use Popcorn Time - more #copyright madness #dk

I’m now an Estonian e-resident, but I still don’t know what to do with it - answers on the back of an e-postcard #ee

Takedown Resistant ‘Hydra Proxy’ Launches to Beat #Censorship - the more, the merrier...

UK Government's trade union proposals not fit for purpose, watchdog says - a bit like the UK government itself...

Saturday, 22 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150820 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

25m birds illegally killed in Mediterranean each year, says report - shame on #Italy for being a serious offender

"analysis of implications of proposed biologics definition in latest leaked version of #TPP IP chapter" -

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories - this is #censorship, basically

World Is Catching On That Creativity And Creative Jobs Have Been Growing, Not Disappearing, Post-Napster -

SORRY. - maybe @spotify should have published this rather than pushing out its poorly-phrased new privacy policy...

"Key said he would be concerned if #TPP was not done by Christmas" - oh, look: end of the year - again #NZ

Umstrittenes Freihandelsabkommen: EU will doch über #TTIP-Verhandlungen berichten - more U-turns: anyone in charge?

Critics of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal warn about arbitration clause - as they should #TPP #ISDS

Oilseed rape pesticide linked to UK honeybee deaths, study finds - UK government says: "la la la, not listening..."

Our unsustainable habit of hunting and fishing only for adult animals - </sigh> more problems...

Thursday, 20 August 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150819 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Increasing the transparency of clinical drug trials reduces number of positive results - why data must be open

New Zealand: Doctors’ #TPP Fears ‘Are Not Misinformed’ - staggering arrogance of #NZ government

#TPP talks to resume in September - pushing process deep into 2016 US elections

Gabriel beschwert sich über Geheimhaltung - whoops,@EU_Commission move proving an own goal (v @michelreimon)#TTIP

Court Lets Malibu Media Move Forward With Discovery In Copyright Case, But Blocks 'Speculative Invoicing' - good

#CA appealing NAFTA tribunal decision of Nova Scotia quarry project - not so keen on #ISDS after all #canada

#TTIP could put Big Tobacco's interests before public health - "predicted gains too small to justify social risks"

Your Toner Is No Good Here: Region-Coding Ink Cartridges... For The Customers - yeah, right

#Mexico: Stop attacks on freedom of expression - "Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa found tortured & murdered"

#TPP protestors take wipe at Groser - "Show Us Ya Text" #NZ

"I hope Chinese aren't collating Madison data with their federal list of Americans with a security clearance." -

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?!@Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With Data It Collects On You - spotify just lost it

new @Spotify Privacy Policy is an utter disgrace - I won't recommend service again - & I have many times until now

It's Time To Encrypt Your Email - 6 Posts - it is; here's some help on that

Inhumane animal treatment cited at 3 out of 4 large-volume meat plants - #TTIP would bring this meat to #EU plates