Sunday, 7 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160206 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Sanders Vows To Kill #TPP If Elected. Will Clinton? - she may vow, but she won't...

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump say waterboarding isn't torture - which means it will be used more often on Americans

Huge Moroccan concentrated solar plant poised to to be world's largest - great news - more needed

#Brexit donor's company spells out risks of quitting EU - the truth, not the propaganda...

A quarter of North Sea #oil platforms 'could be scrapped in 10 years' - "opportunity for decommissioning firms"

WhatsApp group chat size now 256 people - "not clear why WhatsApp settled on such an oddly specific number ": er...

Nick Farmer knows dozens of languages, so he invented one for The Expanse - great stuff #lingustics

 #CC-BY Licensing Shows Momentum - a good match for #openscience

Been anywhere nice this year? Brain surgery where patients are kept chatting - amazing stuff from the #NHS

#UPC: To Understand Who Would Benefit From It Just Look at Who’s Promoting It (Like TPP) - get ready for the trolls

how UK's independent scientific advice body on chemistry was privatised - so how independent is it now...?

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- EU patent craziness revealed


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160205 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Major Complications: The #TPP and Canadian Health Care - "would be to weaken the Canadian public health care system"

Involuntary Medication: Possible Effects of #TPP on Cost and Regulation of Medicine in #Canada - "profound effects"

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160204 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Senator Rob Portman to Oppose Pacific Trade Pact - "trade ambassador under President George W. Bush" #TPP

Keeping public services out of trade deals - #TISA above all...

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings & ditches circumflex - unwise: once you start, you can't stop

PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright violations - we need new digital payments provider

Another Cop Treats Sexting Teens Like Child Pornographers - such stunning, destructive stupidity

Friday, 5 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160203 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

ALP, Greens and independents co-host #TPP forum amid strong community opposition - #AU

#TPP protesters shut down central Auckland as ministers sign controversial deal - #NZ

A new Shenzhen? Poor Pakistan fishing town's horror at Chinese plans - fascinating project, if somewhat optimistic

Tutanota develops the first free and open source end-to-end encrypted calendar - #crypto

European Parliament votes against tougher caps on NOx emissions - disgraceful pusillanimity

Europe’s top court mulls legality of hyperlinks—shockwaves could be huge for Web users - hope CJEU gets it right...

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160202 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Opal the Orangutan has spent 36 lonely years in her cage. Help her get to a sanctuary - heartbreaking image there...

Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of #TPP - be mad not to #AU

"like many such dams, the project shouldn’t exist in the first place" - yet anotgher @WorldBank disaster

#GCHQ’s data-mining techniques revealed in new Snowden leak - with #metadata: "we pull everything we see."

.@MSF: There’s still time to stop the #TPP from cutting off the critical lifeline of affordable generic medicines -

#Sweden's #Sami people win rights battle against state - "also battling plans by Britain’s Beowulf Mining to mine"

Publicity Rights For A Photobombing Horse? Owner Demands Cut Of Photo Prize - yeah, right

Building international alliances to bury #TPP - "denounce the threat of the TPP and demand its definitive burial”

Link to watch the #TPP signing ceremony on Youtube - should you wish to do so... (v @maira)

Shaping the discourse: What has industry been lobbying for in #TPP & what are implications for dietary health? -

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160201 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

True origins of #TPP lie in protecting profits - the roots of TPP in the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)

Interview: #SafeHarbour 2.0 will lose again, argues Max Schrems - lots of interesting points

Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students - great initiative #am

Ships' noise is serious problem for killer whales and dolphins, report finds - shipping big polluter in many ways

UN expert urges Pacific Rim countries not to sign the #TPP without committing to human rights and development -

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- EU #UnitaryPatent means it matters

European Parliament will vote on #TISA, the evil global services sibling of #TTIP - write to your MEPs now...

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- EU #UnitaryPatent on its way?

Push to stop #AU Parliament ratifying #TPP - "60 community organisations are calling for an independent assessment"

Last gasp #SafeHarbour “political deal” struck between Europe and US - more of a paper-thin face-saving deal...

.@maxschrems on "Privacy Shield": "I am not sure if this system will stand the test before the Court of Justice." -

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- EU patent craziness

#TPP faces a rocky road through #AU Parliament - "Strong popular opposition to the TPP in the US"

European Commission defence of EU rights sinks in an unsafe harbour - "waiting for new stop-gap solution to fail"

Palestinian families homeless as #Israel's military demolishes West Bank houses - such callousness & contempt

"The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member." - whoa; but it happens

.@Yahoo’s Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company - & who can blame them...?

EU And US Come To 'Agreement' On Safe Harbor, But If It Doesn't Stop Mass Surveillance, It Won't Fly -

#TPP Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models - good detailed analysis of why

Ravens can imagine being spied on, study finds - see? NSA/GCHQ surveillance is making even the birds worried...

'Robust' deal reached to preserve privacy of EU-US data sharing - @guardian being disappointingly wide-eyed here...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160131 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Editorial: The #TPP is not a paragon of free trade - in fact, has little to do with the concept #NZ

Investigatory Powers Bill is a big risk to UK tech sector, parliament warns - & even more damaging to our liberties

Large-scale conspiracies are mathematically impossible to keep quiet - no surprise, there, really

#TPP: "time to mobilize public opinion and alert legislators about a further race to the bottom" - #NZ

EU-#Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: Agreed text as of January 2016 - is this wacky new ISDS? -

Trump Makes the Case that Electing Him President Is the Only Way to Stop Obamatrade - #TPP, if you were wondering

New Technologies Give Government Ample Means to Track Suspects - Study - exactly - it's getting *easier*, not dark

Journalists unmask shady deals in probe of internet providers - important work

EU-Vietnam #ISDS not conform European Parliament resolution - important: means EP *must* not ratify treaty

#NZ Govt must be clear about #TPP medicine protections - "whether it’s preparing to cave in to US pressure"