Sunday, 26 April 2015

150425


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150424 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150424.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Stop The UK Seal Slaughter - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/799/259/481/ "We ask that fishing operations use non-lethal seal deterrents"

Japanese rice lobby choking progress of #TPP deal with US - http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/japanese-rice-lobby-choking-progress-tpp-deal-us not to be underestimated

TUC's Owen Tudor: 'We are totally opposed to #TTIP' - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/uk-europe/tucs-owen-tudor-we-are-totally-opposed-ttip-314047 "Our major concern is with #ISDS." #tradesunion

EU claims #TTIP progress - http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-claims-progress-in-u-s-trade-talks/ "rules 4 access to pipelines and electricity grids": that's it, after 2 years of talks?

Court finds culprit for Luxleaks scandal: The journalist who broke the story - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/court-finds-culprit-luxleaks-scandal-journalist-who-broke-story-314059 … shoot the messenger, again...

Liberals furious with Obama’s trade comments - http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/liberals-furious-obamas-trade-comments interestinger & interestinger... #TPA #TPP #TTIP


Friday, 24 April 2015

150424


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150423 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150423.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Azerbaijan is playing games with Europe - http://www.politico.eu/article/azerbaijan-is-playing-games-with-europe/ "massive human rights crackdown as the European Games near"



A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150418/09164130713/residence-with-locking-doors-working-toilet-is-all-thats-needed-to-justify-no-knock-warrant.shtml wait, what?

If You Really Think #TPP Is About 'Trade' Then Your Analysis Is Already Wrong - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150422/23441830765/if-you-really-think-tpp-is-about-trade-then-your-analysis-is-already-wrong.shtml important point


NSA spied on EU politicians and companies with help from German intelligence - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/nsa-spied-on-eu-politicians-and-companies-with-help-from-german-intelligence/ likely to make #TTIP even less popular


Recording Industry's Latest Plan To Mess Up The Internet: Do Away With Safe Harbors - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150417/17562430706/recording-industrys-latest-plan-to-mess-up-internet-do-away-with-safe-harbors.shtml stunning greed & stupidity

"earlier today the Commission approved 19 pending #GMO applications" - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2015/april/tradoc_153394.pdf definitely not a pre-#TTIP sell-out, oh no...

"to make as much progress [with #TTIP negotiations] as possible in 2015" - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2015/april/tradoc_153394.pdf recognition won't be finished in 2015

The downside of “Drill, baby, drill!”—degraded North American ecosystems - http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/the-downside-of-drill-baby-drill-degraded-north-american-ecosystems/ "50,000 new wells per year since 2000"

Former CIA head’s no-jail sentence for leaking called “gross hypocrisy” - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/former-cia-directors-no-jail-sentence-for-leaking-decried-as-gross-hypocrisy/ & that's putting it mildly

Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Customer Reviews From Its Maps Service -- Globally - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150416/06443630673/japanese-court-orders-google-to-remove-customer-reviews-maps-service-globally.shtml this will not end well

EU's approved GMOs mostly glyphosate-resistant - http://ec.europa.eu/food/dyna/gm_register/index_en.cfm so we're going to have more carcinogens in our plates thanks 2 this?

Compare And Contrast Prosecution And Sentences Of David Petraeus With Government Whistleblowers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150424/06331530782/compare-contrast-prosecution-sentences-david-petraeus-with-government-whistleblowers.shtml shameless

Boozy Farage holds impromptu victory party after poll boost - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/24/boozy-farage-impromptu-victory-party-thanet-poll-boost-ukip-campaign oh, well, since he's won, no need to vote for him...

Obama: "I keep on hearing people repeating this notion that [TPP]’s ‘secret,’ it’s dishonest"  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2015/04/24/obama-escalates-push-back-against-elizabeth-warren-and-other-trade-deal-critics/ no, you're dishonest

#NZ: "Thousands say NO to Investors’ Rights to Sue" - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1504/S00232/thousands-say-no-to-investors-rights-to-sue.htm take anti-democratic #ISDS out of #TPP


#TPP critical for NZ's future trade ... it's a pity the idea hasn't been sold to the public - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11438240 what utter toffee

here's why there is no geopolitical argument for #TPP: "Chinese Free Trade Is No Threat to American Free Trade" - http://www.cato.org/publications/free-trade-bulletin/chinese-free-trade-no-threat-american-free-trade #NZ

DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To More Efficiently Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150422/15465130761/dhs-opening-office-silicon-valley-to-more-efficiently-complain-to-tech-companies-about-encryption.shtml

Cameron dodges debate with candidate campaigning for NHS - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/24/david-cameron-challenger-clive-peedell-debate-avoid-encounter Cameron should see a doctor soon: he's got a yellow belly


U.S., Japan make progress in #TPP talks but no deal seen yet: White House - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/24/us-usa-japan-idUSKBN0NF21320150424 new, really definite, deadline: 2017..


Thursday, 23 April 2015

150423


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150422 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150422.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

NB: #copyright lobby "assembled the biggest pro-copyright coalition since the 1990s. No name, no launch." - http://www.politico.eu/article/politico-brussels-playbook-presented-by-ge-gazprom-under-fire-verhofstadt-on-fire-grow-shrinks-dg-limbo/

Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority - http://www.wired.com/2015/04/senator-ron-wyden-free-internet-trade/ a very odd pitch for his #TPA: can't see it working...

#ISDS Trumps National Laws; Here's How The US Thinks It Can Get Around That - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150422/07171130753/corporate-sovereignty-trumps-national-laws-heres-how-us-thinks-it-can-get-around-that.shtml why ISDS must come out of #TTIP, #TPP

Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over #Taiji dolphin hunts - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/23/japanese-zoo-association-suspended-world-body-dolphin-hunts damn right #japan

GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To #Copyright - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150421/23581430744/gm-says-that-while-you-may-own-your-car-it-owns-software-it-thanks-to-copyright.shtml because, er, piracy???

"515 homicides in England and Wales in 2014, 37 fewer than the previous year and the lowest total since 1977." - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/23/crime-rate-ons-lowest-level-england-wales-police

“TTIP won’t lower standards” – let’s break down how - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/ttip-wont-lower-standards-well-then-lets-break-down-how/ how the "pre-#TTIP" regulatory sell-out has already begun...

Chinese Free Trade Is No Threat to American Free Trade - http://www.cato.org/publications/free-trade-bulletin/chinese-free-trade-no-threat-american-free-trade important analysis: no geopolitical argument for #TPP/#TTIP

Green party plan to limit copyright attacked by writers and artists - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/23/green-party-plan-to-limit-copyright-attacked-by-writers-and-artists sense of entitlement strikes again

Unitary Patent: Why is EU Pushing Itself into Irrelevance? - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/upc-3608380/ Has this EU puff-piece been disappeared? #UPC #swpats


Pelosi criticizes Obama-backed trade bill - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/239859-pelosi-criticizes-obama-backed-trade-bill another big name has doubts #TPA

#TTIP Stakeholder Statement: Protect IP from ISDS - http://infojustice.org/archives/34319 important analysis of the deep problems with #ISDS

Insurers lead moves to include financial services in #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-policies-and-insurance-sector/insurers-lead-moves-include-financial-services-ttip-314007 interesting, but not surprising

Forest protection is about to get a major boost from satellites and AI - http://mashable.com/2015/04/22/forests-artificial-intelligence/ that's good

 Folter in Rumänien: Ex-Staatschef Iliescu gibt Existenz von CIA-Gefängnis zu - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/cia-foltergefaengnisse-in-rumaenien-ion-iliescu-gibt-existenz-zu-a-1028917.html surprise - not... #torture #ro


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

150422


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150421 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150421.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Barack Obama will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a #genocide - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/22/barack-obama-will-not-label-1915-massacre-of-armenians-a-genocide this man is such a coward #am

Commission changes #TTIP position on cosmetics - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/commission-changes-ttip-position-cosmetics-313967 "mutual recognition" is out - that's good

Officials accuse @TimmermansEU of delaying EU health, food safety rules - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/officials-accuse-timmermans-delaying-eu-health-food-safety-rules-313964 pro-business and anti-public?


How Tor is building a new Dark Net with help from the U.S. military - http://www.dailydot.com/politics/next-generation-tor-darpa/ sounds interesting

Leaked document: #TTIP negotiations under heavy time pressure - https://correctiv.org/en/investigations/ttip/blog/2015/04/21/tricky-schedule/ great analysis of why #TTIP in trouble everywhere

TTIP: Let them eat cake! - https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/ttip-let-them-eat-cake "real danger from #TTIP to sustainable and local food and farmers in Europe."

San Francisco Opposes #TPP Fast Track in New Resolution - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/san-francisco-passes-resolution-oppose-fast-track-tpp good news #TPA (v @remixtures)

Obama Is Poised to Give GMO and Meat Companies Something They've Always Wanted - http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/04/heres-why-gmo-and-meat-industries-love-trans-pacific-partnership lucky them #TPP #TTIP

EU envoy not on board with drugmakers in #TTIP - http://www.politico.eu/article/eu-envoy-not-on-board-with-drugmakers-in-trade-talks/ "adequate pricing": adequate??? greed of Big Pharma knows no bounds

Obama & Republicans Agree on #TPP, unfortunately - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/opinion/obama-and-republicans-agree-on-the-trans-pacific-partnership-unfortunately.html?_r=0 "should be ripped apart and put back together with public input"


IP Watch’s FOIA Case Seeking Release of USTR Documents from the #TPP Negotiations - http://infojustice.org/archives/34303 let's hope (v @EllieAsksWhy)

Dem leaders lining up against Obama on trade - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/239701-dem-leaders-lining-up-against-obama-on-trade getting harder and harder... #TPA #TPP #TTIP

A small country but a big nation: how #genocide shaped the #Armenia of today - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/22/turkish-silence-fans-century-of-armenian-grief-over-genocide useful background to issues

Chris Dodd Implies US Gov't Should Go After Wikileaks For Publishing Leaked Sony Emails - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150422/00141330745/chris-dodd-implies-us-govt-should-go-after-wikileaks-publishing-leaked-sony-emails.shtml the man's a joke

#TTIP: Konzerne reden bei nationalen Gesetzen mit - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1757994/ good analysis of the anti-democratic regulatory mechanism

Intel’s Compute Stick: A full PC that’s tiny in size (and performance) - http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/04/intels-compute-stick-a-full-pc-thats-tiny-in-size-and-performance/ "$150 with Windows 8.1 and $110 with Ubuntu"


Could EU-US trade deal be extended to Israel? - http://dvcronin.blogspot.com/2015/04/could-massive-eu-us-trade-deal-be.html & would that ban boycott actions as a non-tariff barrier? #TTIP

Will We Let Congress Vote to Fast-Track Secret Trade Deals? - https://blog.archive.org/2015/04/22/will-we-let-congress-vote-to-fast-track-secret-trade-deals/ "too sweeping to be coordinated behind closed doors"

Levin to Offer #TPA Substitute to Put #TPP on Right Track - http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/press-release/levin-offer-tpa-substitute-put-tpp-right-track interesting move...


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

150421


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150420 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150420.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Ombudsman: EU must interrogate US on #TTIP #transparency - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/ombudsman-eu-must-interrogate-us-over-ttip-transparency-313928 good interview; shows pressure works (v @olivierhoedeman)

Progressive Coalition: 'Don't Trade Away Our Future' with Fast Track - http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/20/progressive-coalition-tells-lawmakers-dont-trade-away-our-future-fast-track "absurd so little transparency" #FTA #TPP

Parliament’s opposition to #TTIP arbitration on the rise - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/parliaments-opposition-ttip-arbitration-rise-313935 1/2 of EP committees have rejected #ISDS (v @mwarhurst)

WHO Opens Its Database Of Medicines Side Effects To The Public - http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/04/20/who-opens-its-database-of-medicines-side-effects-to-the-public/ good, should have been done earlier, though

Canada’s most sacred cows under attack as #TPP takes aim at agriculture - http://www.ipolitics.ca/2015/04/19/canadas-most-sacred-cows-under-attack-as-tpp-takes-aim-at-agriculture/ paying the price...

Freihandelsabkommen: 99 Probleme mit #TTIP - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/ttip-freihandelsabkommen-von-eu-und-usa-kommt-wohl-spaeter-a-1029439.html "Der Zeitplan für das Handelsabkommen ist kaum noch einzuhalten."

PLEN2, the world’s first printable open-source humanoid 142% funded on Kickstarter - http://www.open-electronics.org/plen2-the-worlds-first-printable-open-source-humanoid-142-funded-on-kickstarter/

Under Fire In India, Facebook’s Internet.org Launches In #Indonesia - http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/20/internet-dot-org-indonesia/ #netneutrality

Berlin to finally call 1915 slaughter of Armenians '#genocide' - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/global-europe/berlin-finally-call-1915-slaughter-armenians-genocide-313937 at last #am

Hosting Companies Threaten To Leave France Over (Yet Another) Surveillance Law. But Where Could They Go? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150420/08144830729/hosting-companies-threaten-to-leave-france-over-yet-another-surveillance-law-where-could-they-go.shtml tricky

Citizens' groups from around the world call on EC to defend #privacy - https://edri.org/files/DP_letter_Juncker_20150421.pdf is @JunckerEU reneging on promises?

The EU claims that #TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards – but is this true? - http://www.chemtrust.org.uk/the-eu-claims-that-ttip-wont-reduce-eu-safety-standards-but-is-this-true/ nope; here's why

#TTIP - denial in face of defeat - https://opendemocracy.net/ournhs/john-hilary/ttip-denial-in-face-of-defeat good summary of growing, now massive, rejection by public

Young Republicans drafted in from US to boost Conservative election bid - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/apr/21/young-republicans-drafted-us-conservatives-election-campaign because people want right-wing US policies?


#Opentrials: open knowledge announce plans for open, online database of clinical trials - http://blog.okfn.org/2015/04/21/open-trials-open-knowledge-announce-plans-for-open-online-database-of-clinical-trials/ glad we made this happen

#Geoblocking and #copyright reform outlined in EU document leak - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/04/geo-blocking-and-copyright-reform-outlined-in-eu-document-leak/ good to have, but more details needed

French Intelligence Bill: French President Hollande to shut down public debate - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/french-intelligence-bill-french-president-hollande-to-shut-down-public-debate France, come on, stop this...

Major Record Labels Use Lawsuit Against MP3Skull To Try To Backdoor In #SOPA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150421/00181730734/major-record-labels-use-lawsuit-against-mp3skull-to-try-to-backdoor-sopa.shtml important analysis

Our Response To Sony Sending Us A Threat Letter For Reporting On The Company's Leaked Emails - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150420/22284530731/our-response-to-sony-sending-us-threat-letter-reporting-companys-leaked-emails.shtml @techdirt shows how


#Israel adds name of murdered Palestinian boy to cemetery wall - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/21/israel-adds-name-murdered-palestinian-boy-cemetery-wall-mount-herzl small, but good gesture



Anglican and Catholic bishops urge transparency on #TPP - http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/anglican-and-catholic-bishops-urge-transparency-tpp/5/219267 everyone wants to be in at the death

Sony Execs Freaked Out That Its Marketing People Wanted To Use Torrents For Marketing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150418/07295130710/sony-execs-freaked-out-that-marketing-people-wanted-to-use-torrents-marketing.shtml clueless

#Mexico's 'false' Green party changes political climate for the worse - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/21/mexico-green-party-corruption-claims-environment incredible

#Mozilla Global Digital Campaign Manager - https://careers.mozilla.org/en-US/position/oIyN0fwN "We are living in a tipping point for the web. You can help shape that."


Monday, 20 April 2015

150420


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150419 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150419.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Protect our health, Stop #Monsanto - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/monsanto_dont_silence_science_loc_eu/ EU is officially reassessing #glyphosate as carcinogen: time to drop it

Let's build a Hackerspace in KOSOVO - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1731685895/lets-build-a-hackerspace-in-kosovo great new kickstarter project

Australian terror plot: UK police arrest 14-year-old boy in Blackburn - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/20/australian-terror-plot-uk-police-arrest-14-year-old-boy-in-blackburn ‘credible terrorist threat’ credible???

Solving the #FreeSoftware Liability Conundrum - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/liability-3608435/ Could this approach encourage all sw companies to write better code?

#AU's New Copyright Law Could Be Interpreted To Ban #VPNs - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150417/10324830697/australia-considers-new-copyright-law-that-could-be-interpreted-to-ban-vpns.shtml "Glyn Moody is a witch who turned my sister into a newt"

want background to this weekend's #TTIP demos? here are 50 posts charting rise & fall of a bad idea - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-updates--the-glyn-moody-blogs-3569438/ (links fixed)

"EU participates actively in negotiations supporting an ambitious & open #TiSA" - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1289 great: so when can we see texts?


#Holocaust documentary whose horrors remained unseen reaches cinemas – after 70 years - http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/apr/20/holocaust-film-restored-imperial-war-museum good it's finally being shown

Is Merely Explaining The Streisand Effect To Someone A 'Threat'? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150419/06242030719/is-merely-explaining-streisand-effect-to-someone-threat.shtml er, hardly

Tech vs. terror: Drones and data fight a new battle against #poachers - http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/04/tech-vs-terror-drones-and-data-fight-a-new-battle-against-poachers/ great story; let's hope it helps

#TTIP: "Malmstroem ruled out deal by the end of year, but hoped 2 sides could achieve a "skeleton" of final deal." - https://uk.news.yahoo.com/eus-malmstroem-pleads-support-us-trade-deal-fight-194022520.html

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars - http://www.autoblog.com/2015/04/20/automakers-gearheads-car-repairs/  the curse of #copyright strikes again (v @slashdot)#dmca

"Commission’s plan for the explosive #ISDS topic won’t come before September" - http://www.politico.eu/article/ttip-talks-isds-walks/ so #TTIP's deadline slips yet again..

The Google gold rush - http://www.politico.eu/article/brussels-high-tech-goldrush/ good analysis of changed tech #lobbying landscape in EU

Jane Kelsey: NZ irresponsible to follow Obama's #TPP spin - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11435695

Sunday, 19 April 2015

150419


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150418 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/04/150418.html yesterday's tweets as a single page


amazing: 1,701,659 Europeans have signed the Stop #TTIP petition - https://stop-ttip.org/ have you? #ISDS

#NZ Groser - Last 20 percent of #TPP still to be agreed - http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/20175327 wow, lots left to do, then; well-worth listening to this...