Thursday, 18 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141216 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#NHS nurse shortage forces health service to recruit overseas - damn foreigners, coming over here, keeping us healthy

Obama removes Bristol Bay area of Alaska from oil and gas drilling - good news for a change

Google Helps To Use Big Data For Global Surveillance -- And That's Good - #surveillance even #fish can love

"Europe has attracted 56% of US global foreign direct investment since 2000" - #ISDS clearly not needed, is it? #TTIP

STOP TTIP uk - new site launched - #TTIP #TAFTA

Should World’s Largest Chemical Corporations Be Allowed to Attack States’ Chemical Safety Protections? - #TTIP #ISDS

major #TISA leak shows #dataprotection & #netneutrality in EU & elsewhere under serious threat - this is v bad stuff

Leak shows: Trade treaty #TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations - good first analysis #privacy

40 Photographers Create Record-Breaking Timelapse Of #London - nice

#Tisa: così gli Usa premono sull'Europa per liberalizzare il mercato dei dati - pessimo (v @andrea_licata)

#TISA Leak: EU Data Protection and #NetNeutrality Threatened - as bad as we feared #privacy #TTIP

Open Letter: Proposed #TradeSecrets Directive Risks EU Health, Environment, Free Speech And Mobility - next threat

Torture Report A Best Seller On Kindle, Despite Being Available For Free (& In Public Domain) - competing with free

#Canada #tarsands will not be labelled ‘dirty’ after all - shame on @EU_Commission for selling out #FQD 'cos of #CETA

Leaked trade agreement on services would undermine regulations around world - you bet #TISA

Europe goes digital: how to move forward in 2015 - "I would like to hold another #AskAnsip twitter chat" #copyright

Attorney General Downplays Ties To MPAA... Just As NY Times Reveals MPAA Actually Wrote The Letter He Sent Google -

Four-fifths of public want Green party in TV leaders’ debates – poll - outrageous if it isn't... #GE2015

how many EU treaties violate the rights to privacy & data protection? - important analysis (v @buchtan @CasparBowden)

Clegg attempts to calm NHS worries over #TTIP - but still doesn't address post-privatisation lock-in through #ISDS

Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone - naughty naughty; doubtless there are more

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers - not new, but very well done #copyright

JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left #orphanages to fairytales? - it is, indeed

Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141215 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Audiovisual sector feels threatened by copyright reform - copyright dinosaurs feel threatened by fair approach #FTFY

Modified London police brag-sheets - kudos to whoever did this

The charts that show we're living through Earth's warmest year on record - #climatechange

#EU "could do worse than reflect upon what “wealth” really means for its 500 million citizens" - great analysis

.@TheEconomist - #TTIP doesn't involve "political agony of structural reforms" - *wrong*: #NTB removal is structural

#China to write animal welfare into law for the first time - great news (v @AleColarizi)

New year begins new #TPP talks, Obama 'optimistic' - just like he was in 2013 and 2012...

Congress Shouldn't Give Obama Power To Ram Through #TPP - "America is the picture of an unbalanced economy"

.@MalmstromEU:"efforts to bring standards of our trading partners into line with our own" - US gives in? ORLY? #TTIP

Proposed Spanish Law Would Make Online Calls For Street Demonstrations, And Circulating Riot Images, Illegal - awful

Li talks of hub to funnel exports into Europe - "We hope to sell a lot of Polish food to #China" (v @ChinaBizWatch)

The #Snowden Effect: 750 Million People Have Taken Steps to Avoid Surveillance - good work; only 6 billion to go...

External traffic to Spanish news sites plummets after Google move - surprise - not... #copyright

Cameron claims public was “fed up” with onshore windfarms - actually, they're fed up with #fracking FUD &bullying

Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141214 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why it matters whether or not #torture works - critically important

The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s #Xiaomi - founded in 2010

#CETA may violate EU and german constitutional law - pretty big issue

Sony Jabs Hornets Nest, Allegedly Engages In DDoS Attacks Against Sites Hosting Leaked Documents -

#TTIP - Transatlantischer Traum oder der Ausverkauf der Demokratie - #ISDS is certainly the latter

ALEC Fumes: #Transparency Threatens Corporate Free Speech! - just shameless (v @corporateeurope)

MT @UEfrance @MalmstromEU:"aucune décision des tribunaux ne pourra abroger une règle nationale" >> naive: govs will, 'cos of ISDS threats

"#Ceta blockiert nötige Urheberrecht Reformen in Europa" -!151288/ yes: this is the ratchet at work (v @Senficon)

Irony Alert: DOJ Leaked To Press Decision Not To Force Reporter James Risen To Reveal Who Leaked Info To Him -

#Sony Fires Off Letter To Press Outlets Demanding They Cease Publication Of And Destroy Any 'Stolen Information' -

Hyphen Hate? When Amazon went to war against punctuation - why #amazon's power is a problem (v @arctictony @mathewi)

AllSeen's #OpenSource Internet of Things: One Year On - Good progress, but more needed on security #IoT

Police asked university for list of attendees at #fracking debate - shocking & outrageous #policestate

Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As 'Non-Secure' - good: everyone else follow suit, pl.

Monday, 15 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141213 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Come clean on British links to #torture, MPs tell US Senate - good for them #UK

Polluters leave Lima triumphant - CEO reaction - depressing #COP20

"Here, 26 people who believed in “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” were rewarded with #torture." - important point

#TPP and HIV Treatment in #Vietnam - … research shows how #TPP will lead to avoidable deaths of thousands of people

URGENT upcoming plenary vote on Fuel Quality Directive (#FQD) - pl. write 2 MEPs to help deal with #climatechange #EU

The high cost of low-priced oil - intriguing analysis

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141212 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco - great story; #Windows malware to blame, of course... #GCHQ

Fossil fuel companies grow nervous as #divestment movement grows stronger - that's not petrol, it's the smell of fear

NHS management consultants spending DOUBLES 2 'staggering' £640million a year under Tories - instead of 20,000 nurses

Eric Holder Blinks: Won't Force Reporter James Risen To Reveal Source (Or Send Him To Jail) - that's a relief

Elsevier's Bumpy Road; Unacceptable licence metadata on "#OpenAccess" - not good enough

Stop Wildlife Cybercrime on UK Websites - the UK government must halt this UK trade in ivory & animals #epetition

NHS litigation claims double under coalition - "£15.6bn in 2013-14": more evidence #NHS collapsing under Tories

State #surveillance is enabled by our own sloppy habits - so we get what we deserve...

Stephen Colbert puts Smaug in the hot seat for a change - entertainingly....

Saturday, 13 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141211 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Commissioner For Human Rights & Key EU Privacy Committee Strongly Condemn Mass Surveillance & Bulk Data Retention -

Challenges To The UK's Surveillance And Data Retention Powers Continue To Mount - #RIPA & #DRIPA under scrutiny

UK agents may have known of ‘odd case’ of CIA torture - "may have been present while waterboarding": here it comes

Record A&E waits show #NHS is cracking under pressure – doctors’ chief - this will be key General Election issue

European Commission Finally Engaging with #OpenSource? - some hopeful signs... #EU

EU & US want "investment regimes governed by rule of law" - but #ISDS is arbitrary & capricious, not "rule of law"

.@JunckerEU cools on making register revealing firms’ true owners open to public - shame on him for this backsliding

WSJ Writer: All The Failings Of Print Journalism Are The Fault Of The Internet - yeah, riiight

Australians May Get Their Own #SOPA - detailed analysis of copyright madness undermining the Net

Selbstorganisierte Europäische Bürgerinitiative nimmt Hürden in Rekordzeit - great work; more signatures needed

Commission ISDS report: Fireworks for new year - #CETA's #ISDS no basis: it's deeply flawed & completely unnecessary

WHO weighs in on climate debate - quite right, too; usual #denialist tosh is tosh

"US officials authorizing harsh techniques when our interrogations were working & their harsh techniques weren’t" -

Intellectual Ventures founder steps down: “market is tough right now” - can't wait for it to get tougher.. #trolls

Surprise: Spanish Newspapers Beg Government And EU To Stop Google News Shutting Down - that didn't take long #es

Pope Francis denies Dalai Lama an audience because of China concerns - not so brave, then

Tapping into the knowledge of indigenous communities - great move by @Wikipedia

Despite Racking Up Three Consecutive Unanimous Votes, FOIA Reform Bill Killed Off By Rep. John Boehner - shameful

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141210 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

‘Dark web’: GCHQ and NCA join forces in hunt for child abuse - Cameron trying to salvage GCHQ's tarnished reputation

Google News Spain to close in response to story links 'tax' - how long before publishers start screaming in pain?

Google News #Spain to close in response to 'tax' on story links - how long before publishers start screaming in pain?

Disclose climate risk in fossil fuel investments, says UK minister - #strandedassets must be revealed

"if human beings ought to be free & could not be owned, then ideas ought to be free and could not be owned either." -

#Opendata roadmap for the UK - 2015 - " steps the government can take to continue to drive progress"

Newfoundland threatens to pull support for Canada-EU trade deal - more problems for #CETA

"Failure to tackle drug-resistant infections will cost the global economy up to $100tn" - selfish farming a big part

Google Pulls Out The Nuclear Option: Shuts Down Google News In Spain Over Ridiculous Copyright Law - daft #spain

EU Work Programme 2015: huge challenges for #digitalrights - @edri needs help to help you:

Cameron says UK intelligence only discussed influencing torture report on the grounds of national security - riiiight

#TTIP #CETA Lets troll it!  #31c3 workshop -! "Let's try to analyse pro TTIP and pro CETA propaganda"

Diskussionspapier der deutschen Bischöfe zur  #TTIP & zum #CETA - "ethisch fragwurdig" (V @Liese_Mueller)

Great Barrier Reef: #Australia sends diplomats out to defend its actions - defend the reef, not your actions, fools

#Monsanto is suing the state of Vermont to block labeling of GMO foods - I've just donated to help fight

"Axing environmental legislation is not ‘better regulation’ it is ideologically-biased sop 2 polluting lobbies" - #EU

Suncor Energy: Don't destroy #Canada's most important river - "dump toxic, untreated tailings into Athabasca River"

French & Irish parliaments call for recognition of Palestinian state - recognition of #Palestine becoming inevitable

Sprouting feathers and lost teeth: scientists map the evolution of birds - fab science #genomics

48 Civil Society Groups Demand Public Release of #TPP Agreement Text - long overdue: what have they got to hide?

Eastern Europe against #TTIP Trojan Horse - important development: TTIP will devastate #agriculture in this region

European Commission’s Proposed Changes to #ISDS Language Mirror Past Failed U.S. Attempts to “Fix” ISDS Provisions -

One Proposed European Commission #CETA Modification Would Enhance #ISDS Threats - ISDS must come out of CETA