Wednesday, 22 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141020 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

World Trade Organization veils meaty information - staggering interference in democratic decision-making #TTIP #TPP

"If ever there was an industry whose early decline could be confidently predicted it's steaming coal." - #AU #TPP

Protestors disrupt The Death of Klinghoffer opera - Adam's work is a compassionate & balanced masterpiece

#TTIP and #ISDS: The Obscure Trade Clause Threatening to Tear European Politics Apart - and how... (v @TTIPBeware)

Divest MPs' pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas - excellent idea: lead the way #divestment

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery - looks promising

How money from pro-Israel donors controls Westminster - amazing amount of money sloshing around here... #UK

Italian Parliament Publishes Draft Internet Bill Of Rights - after #Brazil, now #Italy picks up the baton

User Data Manifesto 2.0 - "Defining basic rights for people to control their own data in internet age" (v @hugoroyd)

Stop #TTIP and #CETA petition just passed 2/3rds of a million signatures - incredible...

This trade deal with America would have Churchill beaming - see how Boris tries to put lipstick on a pig #TTIP

on #TTIP, Boris trots out misleading best-case figures, claims they are good (they're actually close to zero in real terms) +empty rhetoric

Boris: UK should go it alone on trade deal with US if EU fails to sign - with no leverage, that means grovelling

Outgoing #GCHQ boss defends agency activities after #Snowden revelations - blatant, delusional attempt @ whitewashing

"of all communications out there globally only a small %age are within reach of our sensors" - yes, but all of UK's

European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty - even though they fought it tooth & nail #copyright

Wikileaks Exposes Trans-Pacific Partnership as Bad Trade Deal Again - "Enslaved through trade" #TPP

Trans-Pacific trade deal could bankrupt governments - corporations above nations #TPP

Copyright Maximalists And Lobbyists Insist 'Criminal Elements' Are Secretly Leading The Copyright Reform Effort -

Federal Trade Commission names Ashkan Soltani chief technologist - that's rather hopeful...

Honduras near ’failed state’ status due to free trade agreement - time to pull out of CAFTA-DR

Farage deal with Polish far-right party ‘raises serious questions’ say Jews - & that's putting it politely #ukip

Ministries of ICT, Education, & UNESCO join to formally launch School of Open #Africa - great move

‘Angry-looking grey men’ told they will lose campaign for UK to leave EU - good: #brexit utter disaster for UK

UK: Nurses warn over EU-US trade deal - rightly: #ISDS makes privatisation irreversible #TTIP

Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’ - nice

New Open Knowledge Initiative on the Future of #OpenAccess in the Humanities and Social Sciences - good move

Auf Wiedersehen, #Ukip - "immigration and economic prosperity go together"; good analysis

Is Peer-to-Peer Energy the Next Big Sharing Thing? - makes sense

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141019 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

100 enhancements to SuiteCRM in 400 days - #opensource - lots more help needed...

total secrecy around EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement totally unacceptable - oh, and bin #ISDS there too, matey...

how #ISDS will rip the guts out of the Unified Patent Court - hugely important point that's being overlooked in #TTIP

Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity - as history clearly shows

Threads: the film that frightened me most - agreed: incredibly powerful

Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half - yes, this

Japanese business execs fret over fallout from political turbulence - likely to make #TPP agreement even harder #jp

McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in  #TPP - disgusting: fighting for the right to kill more people #ISDS

The Future of the Internet - 20 Years Ago - do you remember day 1st beta of #Netscape Navigator appeared? #mozilla

#WTO  Rules Against Popular US Country-of-Origin Meat Labels - trade rules profoundly anti-consumer, anti-democratic

V is for Vivid - V is for victory; Mark Shuttleworth monkeys around with words... #ubuntu

#Ukip Wants to Privatise the #NHS in #TTIP - what a bunch of dim-witted, mean-spirited clowns: a dangerous mix

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - now includes all 40 updates - collect them all... #CETA #TPP

Prison whistleblowers being threatened with dismissal - outrageous: whistleblowers should be rewarded

2014 on track to be hottest year on record - US science agency - not just hot, but hottest: when do they get it?

#China Turns From 'Pirate' Nation To Giant Patent Troll - turning West's #patent laws against it; same with #ISDS

women "being forced to play a terrifying survival horror MMORPG colloquially known as “The Internet”." - #gamergate

important comparison of #TPP & #AUSFTA - "TPP proposals are more extreme than AUSFTA" ISDS in return 4 sugar; bonkers

Monday, 20 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141018 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Texas hospital mounts '#PresbyProud' fightback as #Ebola criticism mounts - "nurses say there were no protocols"

Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay - #divestment is a powerful weapon - let's use it

Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world - so depressing...

Q: What’s the difference between a rise in global temperature of 2 degrees C and 4 degrees? A: Human civilisation. -

Colombian farmers sue @BP_plc in British court - great precedent; let's hope it succeeds & leads to more #colombia

"there’s the question that is never discussed. Is this bulk surveillance actually effective?" - er, no - #ISIS etc

Make the #TPP texts public so that we can work towards a fair deal or no deal at all - #epetition (v @MadeleineLove)

#TPP: Who Is Really In Charge In Japan? - interesting analysis of Japanese politics & impact on TPP

Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds - more on this news: impact on #TPP?

Sunday, 19 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141017 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP would criminalise journalism - as well as whistleblowing & some digital activism

.@exxonmobil Blasts Divestment Advocates Who Are Happy to Strike a Nerve - smells like petrol, is actually fear

#BHP-Billiton plan massive coal mines stretching over twice size of London - save #Borneo, its people & wildlife

#TPP’s New Plant-Related Intellectual Property Provisions - why they are awful - another reason to bin TPP

Some thoughts on turning 50 - wise and witty as ever...

#Freenet Project: Leap over #Censorship - great intro to hugely important project for post-#Snowden world

Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it' - his novel based on #assange...

Confident #Greens eye 12 seats in England - maybe there's some good to come out of UKIP's worrying rise

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141016 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP Leak Confirms Measures To Criminalize Corporate Whistleblowing - part of campaign to enshrine #tradesecrets

Acuerdo Trans-Pacífico: consolidación de un sistema abusivo de patentes. - #TPP #mx

UN Says Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights - in case you were wondering... #nsa #gchq

WikiLeaks' free trade documents reveal 'drastic' Australian concessions - you have to wonder why... #TPP

Italian consumers shouldn’t have to pay for software they don’t want – Letter to Regulators - giusto

"He no longer thinks [fossil fuel divestment] is a sideshow; he thinks it is powerful" - why coal & oil are panicking

Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament - call for public comments

The Open Science Peer Review Oath - well, that's a novel idea #openaccess #opendata

Kiwis may be hit by higher medicine costs - a certainty if #TPP goes through... #NZ

Antitrust, DRM & Coffee: Is It Illegal For Keurig To Lock Down Its Brewers? - good question

New WikiLeaks of the #TPP Intellectual Property Chapter — Analysis of Copyright Provisions -

#UK "fracking firms to be allowed pump "any substance" under our homes, & leave it there" - staggering, if confirmed

UK to allow #fracking companies to use 'any substance' under homes - "makes mockery of world class regulation claims"

Blind student refused service in @Tesco for taking in guide dog - unacceptable, even in error

TTIP Update XL - even if #ISDS is out of #TTIP, it's still in #CETA & the new #EUSFTA: they allow subsidiaries to sue

Chinese investment abroad surges 90pc - this is why China will love #ISDS - it will use it more than anyone...

Cartier and friends score over ISPs and Open Rights Group -

Time for Real #Transparency in Trade Talks - interesting analysis from @snlester #TPP #TTIP (v @Cecile_Toubeau

green light for staff to use force against inmates - private prisons are recipe for disaster (v @raycorrigan)

5 Year Old Who Drew A Gun In Crayon Forced To Sign No-Suicide Contract With School - no comment necessary...

Activists use GPS to track illegal loggers in Brazil's Amazon rainforest - better than getting murdered (v @mathewi)

Judgment recognises ORG's intervention in landmark website blocking case - so ORG didn't lose Cartier case, in fact

The Troubled Economics, & the Curious Politics, of the Canada-Korea Trade Deal - hugely-important political analysis

Canadian government threatens bird watchers 4 writing concerned letter about bee die-off - "advocacy chill"=bullying

Secrecy-Shrouded #TPP Leaks Alarm Internet Freedom Advocates - & so it should

A Trade Storm Is Brewing - US pserspective on state of #TAFTA/#TTIP, #TPP, #TISA negotiations

New Zealand Police Raid Home Of Reporter Who Embarrassed Gov't Officials & Was Working On Snowden Documents - shabby

Friday, 17 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141015 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Booker prize winner  'ashamed to be Australian' over environmental policies - Abbott is a global embarrassment

Judges Want To Make Life Harder On Patent Trolls: Want Them To Actually Have To Explain What Infringement Happened -

important: EU-Singapore investment talks concluded, says EU Trade Chief - has #ISDS, which must come out

Kiwis need Open Access to publicly funded research - they paid for it, let them read it #oa

Help save one of the most beautiful songbirds - the Nightingale - from extinction -

Swedish Company Uses Corporate Sovereignty Clause To Demand 4.7 Billion Euros From German Public - why #ISDS must go

Munich sticks with Free Software - so there #linux

Don’t panic, it’s only a secret trade deal - great commentary on #TTIP & #CETA: "First we have to deal with Canada"

Car Wars: The #Environmental Cost of #TTIP - superb analysis of how TTIP's numbers even worse than they seem

WikiLeaks Publishes #TPP Intellectual Property Chapter - huge: "would lead to preventable suffering and death"

#TPP  text on intellectual property provides details of pandering to drug companies & publishers - great analysis

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than 33% in one year - a glimmer of hope; well done, #Vietnam

The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices - another reason we don't need #fracking

leak: Complications at Musgrove Park hospital in Taunton were ten times the number that might have been expected -

Theresa May defends secrecy over intelligence services - her use of "haystack" metaphor shows she's clueless #gchq

Indonesia challenges Australian cigarette packaging laws - shameful

Deleting The Digital Divide One Computer at a Time - a worthy cause #linux

Event Report: #TTIP on the Defensive - actually, in deep, deep trouble... #ISDS #deregulation #standards

Citizenfour review – gripping #Snowden documentary offers portrait of power, paranoia and one remarkable man - #nsa

Latest IP Chapter Of #TPP Agreement Leaked: Would Be A Disaster For Public Health - people would die as a result

BREAKING: Juncker to take #ISDS out of #TTIP - big if confirmed...

FBI Director: Encryption Will Lead to a 'Very Dark Place' - his understanding of the issues, presumably...

#TPP leak "clearest evidence that we are no where a final agreement in this lengthy and complicated negotiation" -

FBI Director Continues His Attack On Technology, Privacy & Encryption - "level playing field"??? just like copyright

Thursday, 16 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141014 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TTIP: A Brief History of an Agenda for Corporate Plunder - great analysis, especially how #Russia fits in with TTIP

What is a trade deal for if it doesn’t even create trade? - hugely important post about reality of #TTIP: pl. read

brilliant, easy-to-read explanation of why #TTIP will tear the EU apart -

#Prism & #Tempora, “effectively does away with the right to privacy of communications on the internet altogether” -

The secure smartphone that won’t get you beaten with rubber hoses - makes sense

Abbott attacks ANU's 'stupid decision' to dump fossil fuel investments - well, at least he's an expert in stupidity

Call for public consultation:@WHO on Public Disclosure of #ClinicalTrial Results - important; pl. respond & RT

How big coal is lobbying G20 leaders and trying to capture the global poverty debate - our message: "coal is evil"

Why #OpenSource is Replacing #OpenStandards - hugely important shift affecting more & more industries #linux

Our Digital Future: A Crowdsourced Agenda for Digital Expression - looks interesting #copyright

Access Denied: MEPs stage #TTIP reading room demonstration - even MEPs locked out: what kind of democracy is that?

YouTube Has Paid $1 Billion To Copyright Holders Via ContentID; What Happened To Stories About Destroying Content? -

Hospital refuses to publish report on outsourced eye operation problems - so much for transparency

Big Pharma Lobbies Hard to End India's Distribution of Affordable Generic Drugs - so millions will die (v @PCGTW)

Pirates Become Biggest Political Party in Local Czech Election - intriguing

Anwendungs-Container: Microsoft will Docker für Windows entwickeln - chasing taillights again, eh?

Australia prime minister to chair new science council - now renamed "Coal is Cool" Council... #buffoon

Dallas Nurses Cite Horrifying Conditions in Ebola Care - deeply worrying...

USTR Hoping To Keep Corporate Sovereignty Provisions If It Excludes Big Tobacco From The Deal - desperate much? #TPP