Thursday, 27 November 2014

141126


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141125 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/141125.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Civil society coalition urges the Council of the EU to adopt real #NetNeutrality rules - http://accessnow.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/d/06B4D2362D7F2638/A5A175B5766A5D11C9C291422E3DE149


US expresses 'concern' over EU proposal to break up Google - http://www.cnet.com/news/us-expresses-concern-over-eu-proposal-to-break-up-google/ just can't think why...

The Mydex Story, Part 1 - http://pde.cc/2014/11/the-mydex-story-part-1/ interesting company tackling important problem #VRM

UK Ministers considering cuts to farm checks for avian flu and other diseases - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/25/ministers-considering-cuts-to-farm-checks-for-avian-flu-and-other-diseases "cutting red tape" dogma will kill

Families facing eviction from New Era estate as firm plans offshore ownership for flats to avoid corporation tax - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/26/families-eviction-new-era-estate-westbrook-investor-4m-mansion

the #UK's new "keep calm & carry on" is  "run, hide and tell"  - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/26/police-leaflets-advise-run-hide-tell-terrorist-attack how pathetic & craven they want us to become

#Monsanto entscheidet? Nein Danke!  - https://www.campact.de/gentechnik-verbot/appell/teilnehmen/ 102,000 already signed... #EU

#LU supports TTIP but “not at all cost” - http://www.wort.lu/en/business/commission-to-publish-more-documents-foreign-minister-supports-ttip-but-not-at-all-cost-5475a74f0c88b46a8ce413cb "even national governments given only limited access to discussions"

Rigby report blaming Facebook strains Silicon Valley-UK ties - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/26/lee-rigby-report-facebook-silicon-valley-uk-government understandably: "definition of surveillance state”

Lee Rigby report expected Facebook to break US law - http://www.complicity.co.uk/blog/2014/11/lee-rigby-report-expected-facebook-to-break-us-law/ good analysis of monumentally stupid thinking #ISC

Online protest delays EU plan to resolve U.S. trade row - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2850114/Online-protest-delays-EU-plan-resolve-U-S-trade-row.html biased report on #ISDS in #TTIP, but contains info nuggets

Ex-counter-terror chief: criticism of Facebook over Rigby murder is unfair - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/26/lee-rigby-former-counter-terror-chief-criticism-facebook-unfair good for him #MI5

Help Defend EU #NetNeutrality (Yes, Again) - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/net-neutrality-3588761/ urgent: please act today

UK recording industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/nov/26/uk-music-industry-copyright miserable greed knows no bounds (v @MLBrook)

"These are the top salaries at the Save the Children fund. CEO Justin Forsyth £139,950" - http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/11/31577/ appalling figures

staggering attack by UK Business Select Committee on @38_degrees - https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/ttip-dd-ask/ public's views on #TTIP don't count, it's secret

Pay NHS staff fairly! #NHSpay - https://www.change.org/p/jeremy-hunt-pay-nhs-staff-fairly-nhspay sounds fair to me... #NHS

#TTIP: Evidence to MPs - http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/11/26/ttip-evidence-to-mps/ v interesting results of big poll among @38_degrees supporters

New trade agreements will #TTIP us into powerlessness - http://newint.org/blog/2014/11/26/ttip-transnational-suing/ "reservations don’t seem worth the paper they’re printed on"

Turkish opposition condemns gagging order on #corruption investigation - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/26/turkey-court-ruling-gagging-ban-reporting-corruption definitely nothing to hide here #tr

Il Governo italiano continua a (s)mentire sul #TTIP - http://stop-ttip-italia.net/2014/11/26/il-governo-italiano-continua-a-smentire-sul-ttip/ buone risposte

#Iran confirms death sentence for blogger who insulted Prophet on Facebook - http://mashable.com/2014/11/26/iran-death-facebook/ appalling


The FBI's Desired #Encryption Back Doors Could Harm Intelligence Gathering, Military Operations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141124/10434529237/fbis-desired-encryption-back-doors-could-harm-intelligence-gathering-military-operations.shtml it's inevitable


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

141125


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141124 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.fi/2014/11/141124.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

"under Stevens's plan for #TTIP, Britain would not be able to even choose which parts of the #NHS to privatise" - http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/nhs-england-simon-stevens-corporate-health-lobbyist-734

Xi pledges Chinese support for #Palestine at UN meet - http://thebricspost.com/xi-pledges-chinese-support-for-palestine-at-un-meet/ support spreading everywhere #china

European Parliament to vote on recognising Palestinian state - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/european-parliament-vote-recognising-palestinian-state-310276 who's next?

Corporate Sovereignty's Chilling Effects - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141121/07460329216/corporate-sovereigntys-chilling-effects.shtml here's how #ISDS interferes with democracy #TTIP #TPP

Take a drone tour of #Chernobyl's creepy-beautiful decay - http://www.cnet.com/news/take-a-drone-tour-of-chernobyls-creepy-beautiful-decay/ what a spooky place...

ISC says internet firms provided ‘safe haven’ for terrorists but clears MI5 of major failings - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/25/lee-rigby-murder-could-have-been-prevented-online-exchange oh look: Net to blame

Tell the EU Member States: Don't Turn Your Back on #NetNeutrality - https://savetheinternet.eu/ please add your voice to this campaign

Rigby murder doesn’t justify an extension of internet #snooping powers - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/25/lee-rigby-murder-no-extension-internet-snooping " it wasn’t emails that killed Lee Rigby"

UK Government Brings In Yet More Counter-Terrorism Measures -- Including Internal #Exile - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141124/07174129233/uk-government-brings-yet-more-counter-terrorism-measures-including-internal-exile.shtml have we come to this?

The Coming War on #Encryption, #Tor, and #VPNs - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/surveillance-3588605/ time to fight for our right to online privacy

White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of #SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141123/07321229221/white-house-admits-that-it-still-supports-parts-sopa-wants-to-make-streaming-felony.shtml bad them

We're already pouring £9bn of NHS money into big business - and #TTIP will make it worse - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/were-already-pouring-9bn-of-nhs-money-into-big-business--and-ttip-will-make-it-worse-9882087.html great analysis #local

Is the EU Giving Up on #NetNeutrality? - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/is-eu-giving-up-net-neutrality "slap in the face of EU citizens & lawmakers who fought for a protection"

.@SavetheChildren staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Blair - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/25/save-the-children-furious-charity-global-legacy-tony-blair "UK chief executive special adviser to Blair"

The vaquita is a rare porpoise that lives only in the Gulf of California in Mexico - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/save-the-vaquita only 97 left - pl. sign


Report On UK Terrorist Murder: MI5 Absolved, #Facebook Guilty - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141125/08294129247/report-uk-terrorist-murder-mi5-absolved-internet-company-guilty.shtml how convenient for next set of #surveillance laws

.@Tesco director facing questions about #lobbying government over dirty chicken report - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/25/-sp-tesco-director-facing-questions-lobbying-government-dirty-chicken-report profits before people, eh?

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/primates-and-monkeys-sold-online-eu-310307 totally unacceptable; we could use crowdsourcing to find and to stop this

What “Free Trade” Has Done to Central America - http://fpif.org/free-trade-done-central-america/ good roundup of corrosive effects of FTAs



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

141124


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141123 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/11/141123.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Ictu warns State may be sued by US firms if minimum wage raised - http://www.irishtimes.com/business/ictu-warns-state-may-be-sued-by-us-firms-if-minimum-wage-raised-1.2011836 as happened in Egypt (v @NChildersMEP @TTIPBeware)

Why we should give free money to everyone - https://decorrespondent.nl/541/Why-we-should-give-free-money-to-everyone/20798745-cb9fbb39 old, but still true; right-wing dogma only obstacle (v @MikeTaylor)

#TTIP issues to be explored at Holyrood - http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/83954.aspx meanwhile, in England, nada....

Employee Fired After Posting Pictures Of DHS Vehicles Parked In Hotel Parking Lot - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141119/06345729188/employee-fired-after-posting-pictures-dhs-vehicles-parked-hotel-parking-lot.shtml bonkers


#OpenSource Chat Platform Scrollback Raises $400,000 Seed Round - http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/24/scrollback/?ncid=rss good to see


German Government Refuses #FOI Request By Pointing Out Document Already Leaked - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141120/03151129201/german-government-refuses-foi-request-pointing-out-document-already-leaked.shtml that's the way to do it... #de

No lame-duck fast-track trade authority for Obama - http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/225015-no-lame-duck-fast-track-trade-authority thus sayeth Americans for Limited Government #TPP #TTIP

Sunflower power stalls #Taiwan trade deal - http://www.theage.com.au/world/sunflower-power-stalls-taiwan-trade-deal-20141122-11rl8d.html "demand for greater transparency in the government's dealings with China"

Theresa May: Britain is facing greatest terror threat of its history - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11249614/Theresa-May-Britain-is-facing-greatest-terror-threat-of-its-history.html aka cynical, opportunistic load of rubbish

'only way to combat the problem is to "do more to recognise the shared values we have"' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11249614/Theresa-May-Britain-is-facing-greatest-terror-threat-of-its-history.html censorship & internal exile

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