Wednesday, 27 May 2015

150527


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150526 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/05/150526.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

BuzzFeed Founder Launches New Lab for Open-Source Invention - http://www.wired.com/2015/05/buzzfeed-founder-launches-new-lab-open-source-invention/ more wins for #openness (v @mathewi)

TTIP – now it gets political - https://newint.org/blog/2015/05/26/ttip-vote-european-parliament/ " #TTIP is sure to be defeated"

Trading places - http://www.nature.com/news/trading-places-1.17616 good to see @nature editorial on #TTIP & its likely impact on science & technology (v @SimonLLewis)

How #ISDS Undermines Democracy By Irrevocably Binding Future Governments - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150524/03304331093/how-corporate-sovereignty-undermines-democracy-irrevocably-binding-future-governments.shtml how can anyone accept this? #TTIP #TPP

EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of #TTIP and pressure from US - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/eu-dropped-plans-for-safer-pesticides-because-of-ttip-and-pressure-from-us/ despite promises this wouldn't happen

Wikipedia entries for UK MPs whitewashed by computers inside parliament - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/wikipedia-entries-for-uk-mps-whitewashed-by-computers-inside-parliament/ imagine

Queen’s Speech: Snooper’s Charter is back, plus extension of #GCHQ powers - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/queens-speech-snoopers-charter-is-back-plus-extension-of-gchq-powers/ hey, where'd last bit come from? #snowden

Software APIs are copyrightable, White House tells the US Supreme Court - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/white-house-sides-with-oracle-tells-supreme-court-apis-are-copyrightable/ just insane; good news for EU, though

Ban on legal highs technically covers alcohol, cigarettes & coffee - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/27/legal-highs-ban-technically-cover-alcohol-cigarettes-coffee "contrary 2 centuries of British common law"

Obama’s Asia trade deal faces mounting opposition in House - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/26/obamas-asia-trade-deal-faces-mounting-opposition/ #TPA #TPP


Author of German #ISDS-reform report criticises stance of Commission & German Ministry - http://ttip2015.eu/blog-detail/blog/Krawjeweski%20ISDS.html important voice here #TTIP

Arms control treaty could land security researchers like me in jail - http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/05/arms-control-treaty-could-land-security-researchers-like-me-in-jail/ good explanation of bad situation #Wassenaar

#TTIP faces critical EU test - http://www.politico.eu/article/ttip-faces-critical-eu-test/ absurd: you don't waste time trying to fix what you don't need: just bin #ISDS


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

150526


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150525 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/05/150525.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Bill Heffernan vows to block any US beef imports under #TPP - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/may/25/bill-heffernan-us-beef-imports-trans-pacific-partnership interesting: but could he do that? #AU

Scribus 1.5.0 #OpenSource & Powerful DTP App Released with over 1,000 Bugfixes - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Scribus-1-5-0-Open-Source-and-Powerful-DTP-App-Released-with-Over-1000-Bugfixes-482138.shtml great #DTP program, now even better

Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat - http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/lake-and-sea-bottom-scanning-with-arduboat nice

Google Chrome gains #MIDI support, enables Web-based synths and DAWs - http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/05/google-chrome-gains-midi-support-enables-web-based-synths-and-daws/ everything is turning into software...

New #surveillance laws must have full public debate, say top UK academics - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/new-surveillance-laws-must-have-full-public-debate-say-top-uk-academics/ we need to start pushing for this now

Meanwhile, In Japan: More Arrests For Cheating At Video Games - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150514/10280230998/meanwhile-japan-more-arrests-cheating-video-games.shtml sounds a little harsh, no?

Last Chance for MEPs to Save #NetNeutrality? - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/last-chance-for-meps-to-save-net-neutrality things are going rather pear-shaped

Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Never Ending Copyright Dispute - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150524/17521431095/sherlock-holmes-case-never-ending-copyright-dispute.shtml #copyright at its worst

VIP paedophile allegations: woman waives anonymity to accuse politician - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/26/vip-paedophile-ring-woman-waives-anonymity-link-politician-abuse "as uniformed police officers stood guard"


The female mathematician who changed the course of physics—but couldn’t get a job - http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/05/the-female-mathematician-who-changed-the-course-of-physics-but-couldnt-get-a-job/ nice summary of her life, work

#AU has free trade with US, why can’t we? - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/11629275/Australia-can-have-free-trade-with-the-US-so-why-cant-we.html simple: like AU, UK has no power to negotiate with US, only meekly accept


Monday, 25 May 2015

150525


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150523 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/05/150523.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Heraldo Munoz on #TPP: If there is not an acceptable agreement, we will not sign - http://pastebin.com/LJ9AzEtz #cl

Here’s why UK mobile operators are much better than in the US - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/05/heres-how-badly-were-getting-ripped-off-by-our-mobile-phone-providers/ fascinating comparison

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave - http://thebricspost.com/hundreds-die-in-indian-heatwave/ sad, but likely to become more common... #climatechange #india

May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/24/theresa-may-ofcom-anti-extremism-plan-protect-free-speech-sajid-javid I'll believe it when I see it..

Why killing Obama's trade deal could be good for free trade - http://www.vox.com/2015/5/24/8647103/tpp-free-trade-cronyism interesting analysis (v @mattyglesias @snlester)#TPP

The #TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-wikler/the-tpp-is-corporate-amer_b_7426218.html ha! #TPA


Sunday, 24 May 2015

150524


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150523 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/05/150523.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Heraldo Munoz on #TPP: If there is not an acceptable agreement, we will not sign - http://pastebin.com/LJ9AzEtz #cl

Here’s why UK mobile operators are much better than in the US - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/05/heres-how-badly-were-getting-ripped-off-by-our-mobile-phone-providers/ fascinating comparison

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave - http://thebricspost.com/hundreds-die-in-indian-heatwave/ sad, but likely to become more common... #climatechange #india

May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/24/theresa-may-ofcom-anti-extremism-plan-protect-free-speech-sajid-javid I'll believe it when I see it..

Why killing Obama's trade deal could be good for free trade - http://www.vox.com/2015/5/24/8647103/tpp-free-trade-cronyism interesting analysis (v @mattyglesias @snlester)#TPP

The #TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-wikler/the-tpp-is-corporate-amer_b_7426218.html ha! #TPA


150523


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150522 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/05/150522.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

The great trade debate – it’s “us” vs. “them”: so who really benefits? - http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2015/05/the-great-trade-debate-its-us-vs-them-so-who-really-benefits/ not the public, that's for sure #TTIP #TPP

#TPP Moves Forward In Senate With Fast Track; On To The House - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150522/17562931088/tpp-moves-forward-senate-with-fast-track-on-to-house.shtml where things stand #TPA

As Chipotle Goes GMO-free, #Monsanto's Worst Fear Is Coming True—And Corporate Media Is Freaking Out - http://www.alternet.org/environment/chipotle-goes-gmo-free-monsantos-worst-fear-coming-true it's happening

University of Edinburgh under fire for refusing to give up fossil fuel investments - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/05/university-of-edinburgh-under-fire-for-refusing-to-give-up-fossil-fuel-investments/ one of many such battles

Amazon to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail sales - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/23/amazon-to-begin-paying-corporation-tax-on-uk-retail-sales at last; now the others must follow suit...

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/23/leading-health-charities-should-divest-from-fossil-fuels-say-climate-scientists too right: divest now...


Saturday, 23 May 2015

150522


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150521 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/05/150521.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors? - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201505/monsanto-wants-to-move-to-switzerland-why-is-obama-doing-it-favors good question #TTIP

Report: FBI's PATRIOT Act Snooping Goes Beyond Business Records, Subject To Few Restrictions - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/11025531077/report-fbis-patriot-act-snooping-goes-beyond-business-records-subject-to-few-restrictions.shtml worse and worse

"#Israel has tried too hard to appease the world and must stand up for itself." - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/israels-new-deputy-foreign-minister-this-land-is-ours-all-of-it-is-ours at least she has a sense of humour

EU claims that #TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards - http://www.chemtrust.org.uk/the-eu-claims-that-ttip-wont-reduce-eu-safety-standards-but-is-this-true/ here's why that is a flat-out lie

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/may/22/victim-falsely-accused-of-lying-by-uk-hampshire-police-wins-payout the state of UK policing today...

Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/commission-set-dump-eu-alcohol-strategy-314782 another cop-out by @EU_Commission, rapidly proving itself useless

#Azerbaijan Police Arrest Businessman Linked To Tony Blair - http://www.globalresearch.ca/azerbaijan-police-arrest-businessman-linked-to-tony-blair/5449941 probably just a coincidence (v @arzugeybulla)

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO - http://www.zdnet.com/article/mark-shuttleworth-considering-canonical-ipo/ now that's interesting #ubuntu

Alert: North Korea Now Capable Of Using Photoshop To Launch Missiles From Submarines - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/10255931075/alert-north-korea-now-capable-using-photoshop-to-launch-missiles-submarines.shtml ha! great headline

Editing the Uzbek Wikipedia: Kamarniso Vrandečić - http://blog.wikimedia.org/2015/05/21/editing-the-uzbek-wikipedia/ 7000 edits: major contribution to Uzbek culture

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over #TTIP, documents reveal - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/22/eu-dropped-pesticide-laws-due-to-us-pressure-over-ttip-documents-reveal further proof @EU_Commission is lying

How we’re fighting back against the UK #surveillance state—and winning - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/how-were-fighting-back-against-the-uk-surveillance-state-and-winning/ always look on the bright side of life...

Sony Uses Copyright To Force Verge To Takedown Its Copy Of Sony's Spotify Contract - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150521/17210231080/sony-uses-copyright-to-force-verge-to-takedown-copy-sonys-spotify-contract.shtml Sony is just spectacularly evil


The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels - https://theconversation.com/the-world-is-waking-up-to-the-5-3-trillion-cost-of-fossil-fuels-42169 good analysis of why #Australia's coal is doomed

"there was general agreement across broad divides of opinion that #Snowden had changed [surveillance] landscape" - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/22/apple-google-spy-summit-cia-gchq-ditchley-surveillance/


#GE2015: turnout crucial for Tories as Labour supporters stayed at home - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/22/election-2015-who-voted-for-whom-labour-conservatives-turnout Tories the party of selfish old gits

#TPP Runs into Trouble, Thanks to Public Interest - http://www.cepr.net/publications/op-eds-columns/tpp-runs-into-trouble-thanks-to-public-interest more sunlight needed


"administration evidently doesn’t feel that it can make an honest case for #TPP" - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/opinion/paul-krugman-trade-and-trust.html (v @1petermartin @DrRimmer)#ISDS

Monsanto & Syngenta About To Receive Dozens Of Patents On Unpatentable Plants - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150522/09211031084/monsanto-syngenta-about-to-receive-dozens-patents-unpatentable-plants.shtml EPO out of control & uncontrollable


Thursday, 21 May 2015

150521


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2015/05/150520.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Certification: How US Demands Even More Concessions After Trade Agreements Have Been Signed And Ratified - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150520/04064331057/certification-how-us-demands-even-more-concessions-after-trade-agreements-have-been-signed-ratified.shtml #TTIP too

London lights up the night in 6 must-see aerial photos - http://mashable.com/2015/05/21/aerial-photos-london/ spectacular #lunnon

Watch: A bee is born - http://boingboing.net/2015/05/20/watch-a-bee-is-born.html wow, extraordinary

The new war on #encryption is based on a lie - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/the-new-war-on-encryption-is-based-on-a-lie/ we do not need to weaken security for all to deal with a few criminals

Net Neutrality Rules Are Already Forcing Companies To Play Fair, And The Giant ISPs Absolutely Hate It - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20150513/13003930990/net-neutrality-rules-are-already-forcing-companies-to-play-fair-giant-isps-absolutely-hate-it.shtml EU NB

Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/spy-agencies-target-mobile-phones-app-stores-to-implant-spyware-1.3076546 lovely #snowden