Friday, 2 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151001 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP hangs in balance with Atlanta negotiations expected to drag into third day - they're close, but close enough?

East Texas judge throws out 168 patent cases in one fell swoop - fab; more please...

#TPP Carve Out for Tobacco Shows Core Flaws in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (#ISDS) -

Jeremy Hunt’s cuts mean the #NHS will be forced to deny hearing aids to #deaf people - tory compassion at work

"make sure Transparency Tim hears exactly what you think of his secret trade agreement (#TPP)" -

T-Mobile Customer Data Leaked By Experian... And Faulty Encryption Implementation - not so clever #privacy

New rights for UK consumers buying #digital content come into force - long overdue, but welcome

How the Pharmaceutical Industry Pursues its Interests Through International Trade Agreements: A Case Study of #TPP -

Court Says USTR Can Continue To Keep The Public From Seeing The Trade Agreements They'll Be Subjected To - because

How a Canadian scientist became the voice of the anti-Harper movement - #Harperman #ca


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150930 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Samsung TVs appear more energy efficient in tests than in real life - why we can't trust the #InternetOfThings

Cancer patients call for UK government to override #patent on £90,000-a-year drug - profits before patients #roche

A moment that changed me – my husband fell in love with a bonobo - nice piece

Have your say on the future of our #BBC - UK consultation made easy online by @38_degrees; takes 5 minutes

Why reassurances that #TTIP will not affect the right to regulate miss the point - exactly right; crucial point

Germany opts out of growing GMO crops - that will be popular in some parts... #TTIP

Donald Trump is just getting started, Republicans - and #TPP could die as a result...

Pacific Trade Deal Talks Resume, Under Fire From U.S. Presidential Hopefuls - more problems for #TPP

Corporate Power Unbound: #ISDS for IP Monopolies on Medicines - Eli Lilly v. Canada & #TPP -

Bernie Sanders edges close to Clinton with record $26m in​​ small donations - probably @jeremycorbyn's fault somehow

#TiSA Stakeholder Survey - deadline now 15 October

#TPP talks in Atlanta undercut Obama promises on global development goals - not looking good

State Department 'Planted' Anti-Wikileaks Questions For 60 Minutes Interview With Julian Assange - tut-tut

The Principles of Community-Oriented #GPL #Enforcement - fascinating

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150929 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Society of American Archivists opposes #TPP Provisions - " seriously upset the balance to effective copyright law"

New #TPP Maneuvering on Biotech Drugs: 5+3 Still Makes 8 - don't be fooled by this trick...

Jane Kelsey: #TPP Trade deal a minefield - "our government has offered only platitudes" #NZ

#TPP: Groser heads to 'wrap up' meeting -'wrap-up'-meeting aka "The Big Sell-out" #NZ

Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand - no comment...

African nations and donors agree on plan to protect Congo forests - great news if it happens; #palmoil the threat

"we can still close [#TTIP] and have a built-in agenda for the rest" - making #TTIP even more undemocratic

Volkswagen now admits 1.2 million UK vehicles affected by emissions scandal - worse and worse #vw

Civil society calls for reform of trialogues in a letter to EU Commission, Parliament and Council - #undemocratic

Estimating the Total Development Value of #Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects - $5 billion, if you wondered

#TPP ministers back at table as Canada preps final offer on dairy, autos - lots of good links

Canada, Mexico share concerns about #TPP impact to auto industry - as they should...

Freevolt: Perpetual, free RF energy harvesting to power the Internet of Things - but-but-but isn't that stealing?

Corporate Power Unbound: #ISDS for IP Monopolies on Medicines - Eli Lilly v. Canada & #TPP -

Wide range of cars emit more pollution in realistic driving conditions, tests show - massive environmental fraud

#Canada Wants To Cut Price Of 'World's Most Expensive Drug'; US Manufacturer Sues To Stop It - 80% public science

Microsoft 'Addresses' Windows 10 Privacy Concerns By Simply Not Mentioning Most Of Them - that's cunning

Volkswagen and Cheating Software - wise words from @schneierblog #vw #IoT

New App Gives Activists and Journalists a One-Stop-Shop For Security In Their Pocket - for #android; free

U.S. business groups oppose exceptions in #TPP - well damn them for putting profits before people... #ISDS #tobacco

Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas - so, now we must force the entire car industry to pay

HTTPS support coming to Blogspot - if you can, please turn this on now... #crypto


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150928 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Health unions condemn 'disgraceful' £410,000 payoff to NHS executive - "disgraceful reward for mediocre performance”

Smart little 11-month-old baby figures out a clever way to climb off this bed - wow: look at that cogitation

Wild Things: Stop Forcing Baby Tigers to Swim with Tourists - sick

National politics put #TPP trade talks under pressure - but some see problems...

Bruselas quiere aprobar el #TTIP y el #TISA sin pasar por la ratificación individual de los 28 países miembros -

Have your say on the future of our #BBC - UK consultation made easy online by @38_degrees

UN Broadband Commission Releases Questionable Report On 'Cyber Violence' Against Women - detailed analysis why

.@SandstormIO is an #opensource platform for personal instances of web apps - interesting approach; nice control

How Would Software Freedom Have Helped With #VW? - "prepare yourselves for long haul of software freedom advocacy"

Harper promises dairy industry will be protected in any Pacific trade deal - uh-huh; we'll see #TPP

#Corbyn's speech included passages rejected by previous leaders - excellent, he believes in code re-use

#TPP secrecy fight in court - nice idea; maybe very slightly late, though...

You Can Now Turn Off Ads On Techdirt - good analysis of problem and its solutions

House Dems want investigation of #Malaysia's raised trafficking status - can't imagine they'll get it... #TPP

Time to say no to shameful #TPP trade-offs - how can #AU government consider trading people's lives for sugar?

Monday, 28 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150927 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Traité Tafta : "La France envisage l'arrêt des négociations", révèle Matthias Fekl - I'm sceptical (v @zoobab)#TTIP

'#TTIP talks are not transparent' - "France is considering all options, including an outright end of negotiations"

#GCHQ's Karma Police: Tracking And Profiling Every Web User, Every Web Site - yet UK gov wants even more snooping?

Analysis: China-US hacking accord is tall on rhetoric, short on substance - as expected...

Intellectual Property in #TPP: Increasing the Barriers for the Access to Affordable Medicines - #TPP will kill

#Intelexit motivates and helps spies leave intelligence services - "Be smart. Exit intelligence now" #whistleblowers

"Facebook & Google might invoke #ISDS every time judgment like Google Spain or (possibly) Schrems cost them money" -

$9 Open Hardware ARM-Based Chip PC Available - amazing; what great projects will come from this, I wonder? #linux

Woman Dies In Agony After Virgin Care Stall Treatment Claiming She ‘Wasn’t That Sick’ - "private provider in NHS"

Microsoft’s IoT kit helps you ditch #Linux for Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi - MS tries desperately to catch up

In The Post-Ferguson World, Cops Are Now Victims And It's The Public That's Going To Pay The Price - uh-huh

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars - nice

Trident is useless. That’s why we must debate renewal - isn't this obvious? could never be used, & useless if were

EU-Konsultationen zu Geoblocking und Online-Plattformen gestartet -

Sunday, 27 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150926 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Quebec dairy farmers panicked over #TPP - rightly so: they're being sold down the river for the sake of a (bad) deal

Ottawa denies it will open dairy market to U.S. farmers - just wait until US starts arm twisting... #TPP #ca

#TPP: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Sustainable Development Goals - profits before people or planet

Canada's auto sector 'nervous' about #TPP talks - it should be: they're going to be sacrificed for the greater good

UK to spend £5.8bn on tackling climate change in poor countries - back-end loaded, but could be worse


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150925 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

In Advance of #TPP Negotiations, Bipartisan Group of 158 Representatives Urge Obama Address Currency Manipulation -

Canada-EU trade deal that allows US firms to sue British govt sparks outrage - #CETA allows #ISDS by backdoor

Student union blocks speech by 'inflammatory' anti-sharia activist - pathetic cowardice

China and US agree on #ivory ban in bid to end illegal trade globally - could be big if it is implemented properly

New push to derail Canada-EU trade deal (#CETA): “#TTIP’s ugly brother” - time is running out - we must act now

Creative Commons awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to support open access publishing for authors - nice #cc

Hospital moved RAF sergeant over fears his uniform would upset patients - yet more craven behaviour

#GCHQ: Record the website browsing habits of “every visible user on the Internet.” - handy for blackmail, no?

Meet John German: the man who helped expose #Volkswagen's emissions scandal - nice profile of nonprofit's work

Agincourt was a battle like no other … but how do the French remember it? - well-written and entertaining... #1415

UK tried to block tougher EU car-emissions tests - why does the Tories hate the British people so much? #pollution

Kardashians blaze a trail as celebrities seize control of their digital brands - interesting trend; the end is nigh

...but because of bloody branding, not blood moons

Liberals won’t support #TPP if dairy concessions are made: Eyking - & they will be... #canada

As cobras and vipers spread their deadly venom, it’s getting harder to save lives - capitalism, red in tooth & tooth