Monday, 1 September 2014

140831


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140830 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140830.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Caspar Bowden: "Die größte Sicherheitslücke ist #Microsoft" - http://diepresse.com/home/3862525/Caspar-Bowden_Die-grosste-Sicherheitslucke-ist-Microsoft great interview; hugely important points #NSA #freesw

Ashdown slams 'kneejerk' Tory response to terror threat - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/30/paddy-ashdown-kneejerk-reaction-jihadi-threat  "one we have faced before & one we know how to deal with"

Open-Source-Diskussionsplattform Discourse 1.0 - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Open-Source-Diskussionsplattform-Discourse-1-0-2305085.html looks interesting tool #opensource

Spoken British National Corpus 2014 - http://languagehat.com/spoken-british-national-corpus-2014/  “For each hour of good quality recordings we receive... we will pay £18.”

#Rotherham child sex abuse: my shame has gone. Now I'm angry for the thousands of us who've been abused - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/31/rotherham-child-sex-abuse-police

Miliband to put #NHS at centre of general election campaign - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/30/ed-miliband-labour-put-nhs-centre-general-election-campaign has the penny finally dropped?

UK Data retention snoop law >all you need to know< - http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/public-sector/2014/08/all-you-need-to-know-about-dat.html superb, definitive piece; do read (v @auerfeld)


"Abduweli Ayup has been ordered to pay a large fine and continue his detention in a Chinese prison" - http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=14351 #uyghur

British Muslim leaders issue fatwa against would-be jihadists - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/31/british-muslim-leaders-fatwa-jihadists-islamic-state-isis interesting


UK Police Accuse Domain Name Registrar of Facilitating Criminal Activity - http://torrentfreak.com/uk-police-accuse-domain-name-registrar-of-facilitating-criminal-activity-140830/ outrageous bullying by rogue unit

MSMBS World News Headlies: ISIS, Gaza, Ukraine [RAP NEWS 27]  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeFJkGfaoxs&feature=youtu.be even more brilliant than usual (v @AnnieMachon)

#Israel estimates cost of Gaza conflict at £1.5bn - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/31/gaza-war-costs-israel-budget-cuts so? trivial compared to #gaza loss of life and property...

Will #Brazil elect Marina Silva as the world's first Green president? - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/30/brazil-marina-silva-first-green-president-election-dilma-rousseff wow, that would be big

Canadian government orders scientists not to disclose extent of polar melting - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/20/canadian-government-orders-sci.html hey, scientists, are you taking this?


Sunday, 31 August 2014

140830


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140829 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140829.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Finalising #ISDS regulation while the public consultation is still on-going is "unacceptable & undemocratic" - https://www.foeeurope.org/eu-isds-regulation-announcement-290814 #TTIP

Biotech’s Assault on Balanced Journalism - http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_30590.cfm afraid of both sides being presented

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm 35 of them so far, more coming soon.... #TAFTA #IDSD

Abbott's pre-prepared RET review does the business for Big Mining - http://www.independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/abbotts-pre-prepared-ret-review-does-the-business-for-big-mining,6830 my, this man is a truly dangerous fool #energy

Trade treaties expose #Australia to costly litigation, experts warn - http://www.smh.com.au/business/trade-treaties-expose-australia-to-costly-litigation-experts-warn-20140828-109ht7.html why embrace #ISDS insanity? (v @DrRimmer)#TPP

NHS bosses held regular summits with firms competing for contracts worth £1bn - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/30/nhs-bosses-summits-contracts-unitedhealth-insurer #ISDS will make this irreversible


Saturday, 30 August 2014

140829


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140828 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140828.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Australian Federal Police Redaction Failures Expose Targets, Officers And Investigations - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140828/12220228351/australian-federal-police-redaction-failures-expose-targets-officers-investigations.shtml </facepalm> #australia

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes US River After Century - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140826-elwha-river-dam-removal-salmon-science-olympic/ wonderful precedent (v @28481k @uituit)

Writing Skills - https://xkcd.com/1414/ ha! #xkcd

Climate sceptics see a conspiracy in Australia's record breaking heat - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/aug/27/climate-sceptics-see-a-conspiracy-in-australias-record-breaking-heat desperate & pathetic #denialists

The 6 Strangest #Libertarian Ideas - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/6-strangest-libertarian-ideas "Parents should be allowed to let their children starve to death"

.@KimDotcom Loses Bid to Keep Assets Secret from Hollywood - http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-loses-bid-to-keep-assets-secret-from-hollywood-140829/ the bullying continues

Network Rail joins the public sector: but don't call it 'nationalisation' - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/28/network-rail-piublic-sector-dont-call-it-nationalisation so let's call it #renationalisation...

#Android winning hands down over #iOS among developers says Forrester - http://news.techworld.com/applications/3541736/android-winning-hands-down-over-ios-among-developers-says-forrester/ "Apple advantage has gone"

High court rejects #badger cull challenge - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/aug/29/badger-cull-high-court-rejects-legal-challenge a bloody-minded UK government pursues its demonstrably failed policy

#CETA Leak: Crucial Questions Unanswered - http://www.thetyee.ca/News/2014/08/29/CETA-Leak-Crucial-Questions/ "leaves too much up to non-existent commission, lawyers say" (v @StuJT)


Met Operation To Target Homeless And Beggars - http://londonist.com/2014/08/met-operation-to-target-homeless-and-beggars.php *so* much easier to bully & abuse than real criminals #contempt

Entirety Of Man’s Personal Data Protected By Reference To Third Season Of ‘The West Wing’ - http://www.theonion.com/articles/entirety-of-mans-personal-data-protected-by-refere,36632/ (v @Bruce_Schneier)

The Interesting Thing About Google's Delivery Drones Is Not The Drones, But Massive Societal Shift They Envision - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140828/16422628355/interesting-thing-about-googles-deliver-drones-is-not-drones-massive-societal-shift-they-envision.shtml

Kicked Off #Twitter, Islamic State Flocks to #Diaspora - http://mashable.com/2014/08/22/diaspora-islamic-state/ fascinating development

An incredible music scene is growing inside #Vine - http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2014/08/22/vine/ nice how these things just happen

It's socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us in Britain - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/29/socialism-for-the-rich important analysis. also applies to #ISDS

NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers - http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/08/22/1311210/nsa-agents-leak-tor-bugs-to-developers that hacker spirit gets everywhere...

untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/29/-sp-untold-story-culture-of-shame-ruzwana-bashir we need to listen to this brave woman, who knows too well

Eurozone gripped by deflation fears - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/29/eurozone-deflation-gear-inflation-five-year-low deflation means people postpone unnecessary purchases - that's good, not bad...

Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Claims Its Layoffs Are Because It's Invented A New Way To Buy Patents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140820/07114428265/patent-troll-intellectual-ventures-claims-its-layoffs-are-because-its-invented-new-way-to-buy-patents.shtml #dying

#GNU hackers discover HACIENDA government surveillance and give us a way to fight back - https://fsf.org/blogs/community/gnu-hackers-discover-hacienda-government-surveillance-and-give-us-a-way-to-fight-back fighting for freedom #nsa

#CA government caught secretly smearing scientist who published research on tar-sands - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/21/canadian-government-caught-sec.html playing as dirty as #tarsands

Thomson Reuters Thinks Not Responding To Their Email Means You've Freely Licensed All Your Content - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140821/06460328274/thomson-reuters-thinks-not-responding-to-their-email-means-youve-freely-licensed-all-your-content.shtml wow

European Facebook Class Action Suit Attracts 60K Users As It Passes First Court Hurdle - http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/21/european-facebook-class-action-suit-attracts-60k-users-as-it-passes-first-court-hurdle/


Thursday, 28 August 2014

140828


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140827 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140827.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

SME Survey in the context of #TTIP - http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=TTIPSME&lang=en @EU_Commission survey; you have until December...


Bingo!... Is Not Patentable Just Because You Put It On The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/07101428337/bingo-is-not-patentable-just-because-you-put-it-internet.shtml the first of many such decisions, let's hope

Barroso son gets job with Bank of Portugal ‘without competition’ - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/public-affairs/reports-barroso-son-gets-job-bank-portugal-without-competition-308034 blatant much?

Judicial System's Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible 2 Hold Bad Cops Accountable - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/09014028338/judicial-systems-blessing-police-use-excessive-force-makes-it-nearly-impossible-to-hold-bad-cops-accountable.shtml

#TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trade, warn NGOs - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/ttip-will-sacrifice-food-safety-faster-trade-warn-ngos-308025 dynamics of harmonisation make this inevitable

Indian Government Launches .bharat domain; To Be Available in Devanagari Script - http://www.nextbigwhat.com/bharat-domain-297/ nice

Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction' - http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-chief-technology-officer-resigns-7000033058/ hmmm

ZTE Expands China's Wireless Technology Presence To Eastern Europe - http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/08/28/20854-zte-expands-chinas-wireless-technology-presence-to-eastern-europe expect more of this

DNA tests show that much-praised Chicago cop stuck gun barrel in suspect's mouth - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/dna-tests-show-that-much-prais.html ah, technology

Lessig's U Chicago lectures on corruption this fall - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/lessigs-u-chicago-lectures-o.html should be good

Apple can’t have an injunction against Samsung phones, court rules - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/apple-cant-have-an-injunction-against-samsung-phones-court-rules/ still not going so well, eh?

Chef engineer leaves the company after receiving death threats from its open source community - http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/chef-engineer-leaves-the-company-after-receiving-death-threats-from-its-open-source-community/ totally unacceptable

Informationsfreiheits-Ablehnung des Tages: #CETA hat Nachteile auf internationale Beziehungen - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/informationsfreiheits-ablehnung-des-tages-freihandelsabkommen-ceta-hat-nachteile-auf-internationale-beziehungen/ that bad, eh?

#China, #Zimbabwe ink slew of cooperation deals - http://thebricspost.com/china-zimbabwe-ink-slew-of-cooperation-deals/ #china shows it has a strong stomach again... #mugabe


The Open Addresses Symposium - http://theodi.org/blog/the-open-addresses-symposium interesting and important

EU-US trade deal: slicing and dicing food safety - http://www.foeeurope.org/eu-us-trade-deal-slicing-dicing-food-safety-280714 another great headline #TTIP #precautionaryprinciple

EU agrees rules to manage #ISDS - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-951_en.htm?locale=en so when exactly was the public consultation on these? there was one, no? #democracy

#CETA ratification process yet to be settled - http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2014/08/27/ceta-ratification-process-yet-to-be-settled/45949 they clearly have no idea what they're doing (v @Liese_Mueller)

#TTIP and the Scottish referendum - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ttip-and-the-scottish-referendum independent Scotland would be even more vulnerable than (weak) UK under #ISDS

Keurig's Coffee #DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There Be A Lawsuit? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140826/18141528336/keurigs-coffee-drm-already-cracked-competitors-will-there-be-lawsuit.shtml have a guess...

#CETA Abkommen vor Abschluss? - http://www.weidenholzer.eu/2014/08/28/ceta-abkommen-vor-abschluss/ "ein kritischer Brief der Präsidenten von AK und ÖGB an BM Mitterlehner"

Befreien Sie Ihr #Android! - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Kampagne-fuer-freies-Android-2303910.html "Warum Ihr mobiles Gerät frei sein soll"

#CETA: Eine Investoren-Waffe gegen die Demokratie - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/ceta-eine-investoren-waffe-gegen-die-demokratie/ & a taster of what #TTIP will probably have too

Shocking Picture of What Life Will Look Like When You Can't Afford to Retire - http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-picture-what-life-will-look-when-you-cant-afford-retire chilling #austerity

US cheesemakers raise stink over geographic labeling restriction proposals - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-cheesemakers-raise-stink-over will @EU_Commission back down? #TTIP

Eastern Pacific Has Turned Into a Freak Hurricane-Producing Machine - http://mashable.com/2014/08/25/eastern-pacific-freak-hurricane-season/ pretty much as expected, alas #climatechange


Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/28/death-threats-drive-anna-sarke.html just awful #misogyny

Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law? - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/08/8892.html?utm_target/ #tradesecrets another big push for corporate power (v @burcuno)

Devastating “Free Trade” Agreements Leave Americans Penniless - http://economyincrisis.org/content/devastating-free-trade-agreements-leave-americans-penniless #TTIP & #TPP will probably make it worse (v @PCGTW)

If You're A #Copyright Maximalist 'Piracy' Must Be The Answer To All Problems - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/11565428342/if-youre-copyright-maximalist-piracy-must-be-answer-to-all-problems.shtml even if the evidence says otherwise

#Peru’s dangerous environmental regression - http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/8/peru-environmentclimatechangemining.html awful moves (v @DemocracyCenter)

Alice Corp. and Patent Claiming: A Simple Example - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/08/claiming-simple-example.html fascinating question: would #VisiCalc now get a patent?

This might be the most dangerous selfie ever taken - http://www.cnet.com/news/this-might-be-the-most-dangerous-selfie-ever-taken/ utterly stomach-churning (& not because of the bananas...)

The Surveillance Engine: How the #NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/08/25/icreach-nsa-cia-secret-google-crisscross-proton/ presumably running on #linux...

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/17325528346/als-association-tries-to-trademark-ice-bucket-challenge-despite-having-nothing-to-do-with-it-originally.shtml sad

European lawmakers threaten to scupper Canada trade deal - http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKBN0GS1MC20140828?sp=true #ISDS the killer (v @CETAWatch)#CETA


Does open source boost mental health? - http://opensource.com/life/14/8/does-open-source-boost-mental-health your mother was right: it's good to share...

Indian State Says You Can Be Jailed If They Think You'll Infringe (c) Or Share 'Lascivious' Content In The Future - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140824/06590028306/indian-state-passes-law-that-will-let-police-arrest-your-merely-planning-to-share-copyrighted-content.shtml

Italy wants to declassify confidential papers on EU-US trade talks - http://www.bilaterals.org/?italy-wants-to-declassify bay steps... #transparency #TTIP

Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated - http://beta.slashdot.org/story/206337 the saga continues

How Americans Are Duped into Shoveling Huge Amounts of Unhealthy Food into Their Bodies - http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies #TTIP would bring it to EU

Hamas declares support for Palestinian bid to join international criminal court - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/23/hamas-back-palestinian-bid-international-criminal-court now that's a bold move... #israel

Black Man Reportedly Tased in Front of His Kids for Sitting in Public Space - http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/watch_black_man_reportedly_tased_in_front_of_his_kids_for_sitting_in_public.html shocking & unbelievable (v AmyStephen)

BBC and FACT's daleks exterminate Doctor Who fansite, steal domain - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/23/bbc-and-facts-daleks-extermi.html BBC sinks to new depths of patheticness

Pop songs as sonnets - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/23/pop-songs-as-sonnets.html impressive

Does Its Use of #Waterboarding Make #ISIS More or Less Barbaric? - http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/08/28/does-its-use-of-waterboarding-make-isis-more-or-less-barbaric/ I look forward to #torture apologists' replies...

Industry group to launch db of food additives amid growing concerns - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/08/28/industry-group-to-launch-database-of-food-additives-amid-growing-fda-concerns/ *not* public: something to hide? (v @EllnMllr)

"number of food additives has increased from 800 to more than 9,000" - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/08/28/industry-group-to-launch-database-of-food-additives-amid-growing-fda-concerns/ #TTIP would bring to EU with no labelling

The Open Prosthetics Project is making giant leaps - http://www.open-electronics.org/the-open-prosthetics-project-is-making-giant-leaps/ great list; dodgy headline... #openhardware

Another Online Retailer Thinks It Can Charge Customers For Complaining; Now Facing Lawsuit In New York - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140828/08194228348/another-online-retailer-thinks-it-can-charge-customers-complaining-now-facing-lawsuit-new-york.shtml

UK Support for #fracking has declined to 24 per cent, energy department finds - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/11028321/Support-for-fracking-has-declined-to-24-per-cent-energy-department-finds.html a guaranteed vote-loser for tories...

UK energy dependence – five hidden costs expose truth about #fracking - http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/aug/18/uk-energy-dependence-five-hidden-costs-fracking writer may be biased, but facts are facts...


140827



As Police Get More Militarized, Congress Bill Would Make Owning Body Armor Punishable By Up To 10 Years In Prison - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140822/15262928297/as-police-get-more-militarized-bill-congress-would-make-buying-your-own-body-armor-punishable-10-years-prison.shtml

#TTIP - German welfare organisations demand exclusion of social services - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ttip-german-welfare-organisations quite right, too

Fotoanalyse: Blogger lokalisiert Terrorcamp via Internet - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/blogger-findet-is-terrorcamp-im-irak-mit-google-earth-a-987797.html #opensource info-finding

Hedge funds gave Mugabe $100M for #genocide, got platinum mines - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/24/hedge-funds-gave-mugabe-100m.html everyone who benefitted needs naming & shaming

US ambassadors heart #TTIP - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-ambassadors-heart-ttip this is so pathetic I feel sorry for them; they know they are losing #TAFTA

#Tarsands, trade rules and the gutting of human rights for corporate profit - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201408/tar-sands-trade-rules-and-the-gutting-of-human-rights-for-corporate-profit shame on @EU_Commission #TTIP

California's 1-Percenters Are Flush With #Water as the Rest of the State Remains Parched - http://www.alternet.org/rich-people-hog-water-during-drought shape of things to come

lungs of smoker vs non-smoker - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/watch-lungs-of-smoker-vs-non.html pretty graphic.... #smoking

Climate Shocker: Warming Oceans Creating Great Plumes of Methane Bubbles Near the Atlantic Coast - http://www.alternet.org/environment/warming-oceans-create-bubbles-methane-gas great; not

Video: Tase me bro - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/video-tase-me-bro.html bizarre; shows why Tasers should be banned...

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11315271 & thus the only party prepared to sell #NZ down the river...

Snappy response to sexist harrasser - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/snappy-response-to-sexist-harr.html well done...


S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose #ISDS mechanism in #CETA" - http://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sd-group-president-gianni-pittella-we-oppose-isds-mechanism-eu-canada-trade-deal hugely important statement

Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for #guncontrol - http://www.cnet.com/news/bill-gates-takes-a-stand-against-the-nra/ kudos for that

The second regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting - http://www.asean.org/images/Statement/2014/aug/2nd%20RCEP%20Minsterial%20Meeting%20JMS%2028FINAL29.pdf who needs #TPP?

Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/08/ohio-lawmakers-want-to-ban-schools-from-teaching-scientific-process/ more US #bonkerism

Why the US struggles against Japan in #TPP negotiations - http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/27/why-the-us-struggles-against-japan-in-tpp-negotiations/ a different perspective

Médecins Sans Frontières warns about IP inclusion in Asian FTA
- http://www.bilaterals.org/?medecins-sans-frontieres-warns http://www.bilaterals.org/?medecins-sans-frontieres-warns more threats to public health

The West Has Lost 63 Trillion Gallons of Water During Drought - http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/in-pictures-the-west-has-lost-63-trillion-gallons-of-water-during-drought/ good job it's nothing serious like #climatechange

EU gives up on TTIP for US reinsurance reform - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/euro-finance/eu-gives-ttip-us-reinsurance-reform-307982 another area where #TTIP fails to deliver; how much left of "gains"?

Chemical industry using #TTIP ‘to attack the #precautionary principal’ - http://www.bilaterals.org/?chemical-industry-using-ttip-to of course: this is a principal goal

The tide is turning. Now it’s time to divest the Vatican. - http://act.350.org/sign/divest_vatican/ yes, that makes sense #fossilfuels

#TPP: Would the Americans dictate to us? - http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/08/26/tppa-would-the-americans-dictate-to-us/ well, what do you think...?

Plundering the planet: Rigged corporate “free trade partnerships” and “climate change agreements” - http://www.bilaterals.org/?plundering-the-planet-rigged #TTIP #TPP

The corporate free trade project reloaded - http://www.bilaterals.org/?the-corporate-free-trade-project waking up to dangers of #TPP  & #TTIP

Intellectual Property Casebook Now Available As A Free Download - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140826/04554528318/intellectual-property-casebook-now-available-as-free-download.shtml looks interesting...

Gaza Residents Share Allegations of Abuse, Claim Israeli Soldiers Used Them as Human Shields - http://www.alternet.org/world/gaza-residents-share-monstrous-allegations-abuse-israeli-soldiers appalling if confirmed

Tea Time Might Be Over, Once World Wakes Up to Amount of Pesticides Inside Each Cup - http://www.alternet.org/food/tea-pesticides-3 eeek; not good

#CETA nimmt Demokratie in Geiselhaft - http://blog.campact.de/2014/08/ceta-nimmt-demokratie-in-geiselhaft/ exactly


The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Acts - https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/davelevine/the-dangers-of-the-new-trade-secrets-acts/ really dangerous development #tradesecrets

In name of ‘free trade’ our public health-care system is forced to swallow another poison pill - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/in-the-name-of-free-trade-our-public-health-care-system-is-forced-to-swallow-another-poison-pill/ so why accept it?

#NetNeutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/net-neutrality-is-marxist-according-to-this-koch-backed-astroturf-group wrong in just about every way

Nader: How Corporate Espionage on Nonprofit Watchdogs Goes Unpunished - http://www.alternet.org/corporate-accountability-and-workplace/ralph-nader-how-corporate-espionage-nonprofit-watchdogs-goes one law for the rich, one for the honest...


Saturday, 16 August 2014

140816


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140815 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/140815.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

English Premier League Apparently Wants Fans To Hate It Even More: Threatens To Pull Down Vines And Animated GIFs - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140815/13203428227/uk-premier-league-apparently-wants-fans-to-hate-it-even-more-threatens-to-pull-down-vines-animated-gifs.shtml

How the New Monopoly Capitalism Will Crush You to Smithereens - http://www.alternet.org/economy/how-new-monopoly-capitalism-will-crush-you-smithereens #TTIP & #TPP will exacerbate this problem greatly

NSA/GCHQ: The HACIENDA Program for Internet Colonization - http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/NSA-GCHQ-The-HACIENDA-Program-for-Internet-Colonization-2292681.html dox from #snowden or the "2nd Leaker"...?

NASA Probe Successfully Traps Interstellar Dust - http://mashable.com/2014/08/16/nasa-stardust-interstellar-dust/ interesting citizen science result

#TTIP – Bericht des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums über die 6. Verhandlungsrunde - http://www.sven-giegold.de/2014/ttip-bericht-des-bundeswirtschaftsministeriums-ueber-die-6-verhandlungsrunde/ (v @JanAlbrecht @sven_giegold)

Despite the pronouncements, Canada-EU trade deal not set in stone - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/despite-the-pronouncements-canada-eu-trade-deal-not-set-in-stone/ let's call it Trade Agreement Theatre... #CETA

Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board - http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/08/15/2220252/project-aims-to-build-a-fully-open-soc-and-dev-board hugely important post-#Snowden

Don't let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver -  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726545/Don-t-let-Americans-hormones-pesticides-dinner-warns-Jamie-Oliver-launches-latest-food-offensive.html good to see he's on to #TTIP

“Prison is a bit like #copyright”, says jailed Pirate Bay founder - http://senficon.eu/2014/08/prison-is-a-bit-like-copyright-peter-sunde/ interesting, well written #TPB


140815


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140814 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140814.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Ferguson Law Enforcement: An 'Occupying Force' With 'Special Rights' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140814/13131328215/ferguson-law-enforcement-occupying-force-with-special-rights.shtml America, you might want to worry about this

#TPP: Shocking US certification process that violates country’s sovereignty - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/tppa-shocking-us-certification-process-that-violates-countrys-sovereignty/ crazy to sign up to this

Finalised EU-Canada deal grants excessive investor rights - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/finalised-eu-canada-deal-grants-excessive-investor-rights/ indeed #CETA

Tell USTR: No Special Rights for Corporations in the US-EU Trade Agreement - http://justinvestment.org/2014/08/tell-ustr-no-special-rights-for-corporations-in-the-us-eu-trade-agreement/ they have enough already #TTIP

new: & here's the second big #CETA leak: annexes and reservations - http://www.tagesschau.de/download/ceta-111.zip more digging needed... #canada

Police forced to name undercover officers who duped women - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/15/metropolitan-police-forced-to-name-undercover-officers the @metpoliceuk & its spies are utterly contemptible

Half of voters happy to pay more tax to fund NHS – poll - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/15/voters-tax-fund-nhs-poll confirms that tories completely out of touch with public

Musician threatened with prosecution over 'Planet Key' - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11309749 bonkers (v @KimDotcom)#nz


Open & Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) - http://ocsdnet.org/ "researchers and practitioners from the Global South"

Turns Out When Police Act Cordial, Rather Than As An Oppressive Military Force, Things Work Out Better - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140814/17553728219/turns-out-when-police-act-cordial-rather-than-as-oppressive-military-force-things-work-out-better.shtml

horsemeat report shelved -  http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/15/official-report-horsemeat-scandal-delayed-new-food-safety-fears "public would be frightened that criminals were still able to interfere with their food"

worth noting that #TTIP would decrease checks on food safety by accepting without question "equivalence" of US tests... #horsemeat

Premier League warns fans not to tweet goal videos, animated GIFs - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/premier-league-warns-fans-not-to-tweet-goal-videos-animated-gifs/ that'll instil love of copyright, no?

Microsoft wants to rename Internet Explorer to shed negative associations - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/15/microsoft-wants-to-rename-inte.html sad or what?

Leaked #CETA Treaty: Major Blow to Buy Local - http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/08/14/CETA-Treaty-Buy-Local/ & #TTIP will do same for both US & EU (v @andrearexer)

A Dramatic Upgrade for Interferometry - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=31336 sounds potentially huge #astronomy


You know how IP creates millions of jobs? That’s pseudoscientific baloney - http://techliberation.com/2014/08/06/you-know-how-ip-creates-millions-of-jobs-thats-pseudoscientific-baloney/ no surprise, but good to confirm

Crowdfunding Lantern, a P2P anti-censorship tool - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/15/crowdfunding-lantern-a-p2p-an.html #opensource too