Wednesday, 25 May 2016

160524


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160523 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160523.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

What's the True Cost of #Fracking? This Eye-Opening Infographic May Surprise You - http://www.alternet.org/environment/frackings-true-cost-infographic now coming to #Yorkshire...

North Yorkshire council backs first UK fracking tests for five years - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/north-yorkshire-council-backs-first-uk-fracking-tests-for-five-years so much for Tories' belief in local democracy

#TTIP less consensual than it seems in Central and Eastern Europe - http://www.borderlex.eu/ttip-less-consensual-seems-central-eastern-europe/ support is dropping everywhere #ISDS

#Elephants continue to suffer in 'humane' wildlife sanctuaries - http://mashable.com/2016/05/24/elephant-tourism/ unacceptable suffering and abuse

Windows Phone market share falls below one percent - http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-phone-market-share-falls-below-one-percent/ this is why #Microsoft will never be important again...

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics - http://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/brexit-campaign-leadership-dominated-by-climate-sceptics/ IOW, idiots

Why the UK government’s latest Snoopers’ Charter bid is wrong - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/ipb-why-uk-snoopers-charter-bid-is-wrong-op-ed/ good to see an MP getting stuck in here #IPBill

Roundtable: Why the EU needs Knowledge #Commons - http://commonsnetwork.eu/roundtable-why-the-eu-needs-knowledge-commons/ June 1st, Brussels

EU data protection chief: We have serious concerns about #PrivacyShield - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/eu-data-protection-chief-we-have-serious-concerns-about-privacy-shield/ whose survival chances get smaller...

CETA CHECK - Let's make this huge! - http://www.newsletter-webversion.de/?c=0-irkm-5sn2yb-fve #CETA is the main threat today: we must address it

#Google’s Paris office raided by police in tax probe - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/google-paris-office-raided-police-tax-probe/ and yet more...

Commission may offer defining criteria on hormone disruptors by June - http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/commission-may-offer-defining-criteria-on-hormone-disruptors-by-june/ well, we'll see...

"We respectfully ask that the NRC dissolve its current committee" - https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/sites/default/files/comments_to_nrc_dels-bls-15-16.pdf "NRC’s Proposed Committee Violates FACA"

Huge Scale Of UK Road Camera #Surveillance Revealed - http://news.sky.com/story/1701079/huge-scale-of-road-camera-surveillance-revealed now they want the same for the Information Superhighway...

EU Standards Directive needs revision, researchers say - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/151712 "also warn against allowing #FRAND" (v @schestowitz) 


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

160523


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160522 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160522.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Better trade and regulation legal analyst - https://www.transportenvironment.org/jobs/better-trade-and-regulation-legal-analyst "someone who can analyse, research & dig around to the find the facts"

Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/23/copyright-law-internet-mumsnet the reality of #copyright today

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/23/world-could-warm-by-massive-10c-if-all-fossil-fuels-are-burned mankind would be toast, metaphorically & literally

European Parliament study - #TTIP and jobs - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2016/578984/IPOL_STU(2016)578984_EN.pdf confirms there really is no benefit here: nothing, nothing, nothing

Another Whistleblower -- One Who Tried To Protect Other Whistleblowers -- Says 'Official Channels' Are Worthless - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160522/12052334517/another-whistleblower-one-who-tried-to-protect-other-whistleblowers-says-official-channels-are-worthless.shtml

Microsoft has ruined my day, and possibly my life - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/23/microsoft-windows-ten-10-software-update-problems-iplayer and you're surprised...?

Conflicts of interest in U.S National Research Council GMO studies - https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/sites/default/files/ib_1605_nrcinfluence-final-web_0.pdf tut-tut

#Brazil minister ousted after secret tape reveals plot to topple President #Rousseff - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/23/brazil-dilma-rousseff-plot-secret-phone-transcript-impeachment a coup is a coup is a coup

First look: inside the Switch House – Tate Modern's power pyramid - http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/may/23/first-look-inside-tate-moderns-power-pyramid I can't wait to visit... #london




Monday, 23 May 2016

160522


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160521 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160521.html yesterday's tweets as a single page


How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/big-tobacco-final-fight-cigarette-branding-uk nice piece about #BigTobacco's Great Defeat

ITC evaluates the economic impact of the #TPP - http://jaredbernsteinblog.com/big-report-little-finding-the-itc-evaluates-the-economic-impact-of-the-tpp/  "statistically indistinguishable from no change at all" #nothing

Snowden calls for #whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/22/snowden-whistleblower-protections-john-crane important development

How the Pentagon punished #NSA #whistleblowers - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/22/how-pentagon-punished-nsa-whistleblowers "could put current and former senior Pentagon officials in jail."


How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/world/europe/how-the-saudis-turned-kosovo-into-fertile-ground-for-isis.html?_r=0 remind me why West supports the terrorist state of #SaudiArabia

Bialowieza: Sorge um Polens Urwald - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/bialowieza-sorge-um-polens-urwald-a-1093528.html greed or stupidity? or both? #poland


Sunday, 22 May 2016

160521


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160520 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160520.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Microsoft’s 20-year journey to putting #Windows Everywhere - http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2016/05/onecore-windows-everywhere-cross-platform/ during which time #linux has already been doing it...

The world's largest #cruise ship and its supersized #pollution problem - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/21/the-worlds-largest-cruise-ship-and-its-supersized-pollution-problem this is a huge largely ignored problem

Moby: ‘There were bags of drugs, I was having sex with a stranger’ - http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/21/moby-bags-drugs-having-sex-stranger-miranda-sawyer great subject, nice journalism

House Science Committee claims free speech attacks in Exxon probes - http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/house-science-committee-claims-free-speech-attacks-in-exxon-probes/ these people are dangerous clowns

I did my research. Yes, I think academic publishers are greedy. (With notes on publishers’ rhetoric & creationism) - https://svpow.com/2016/05/21/i-did-my-research-yes-i-think-academic-publishers-are-greedy-with-notes-on-publishers-rhetoric-and-creationism/

Syrian refugees give new life to struggling city of Malmö - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/21/malmo-syrian-refugees-new-life-sweden well, of course, that's why they are so good for a land

Vote Leave embroiled in race row over #Turkey security threat claims - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/21/vote-leave-prejudice-turkey-eu-security-threat racist much, #brexiters?

Police make naked dead woman sandcastle, then swiftly apologise - http://mashable.com/2016/05/20/dead-woman-sandcastle-cornwall-police-/ "won the Cornwall Beach Games competition"

Caution and optimism in #Zambia as forest scheme scales up - http://blog.transparency.org/2016/05/20/caution-and-optimism-in-zambia-as-forest-scheme-scales-up/ doesn't sound very optimistic to me... #REDD


Saturday, 21 May 2016

160520


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160519 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160519.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

US #TPP economic report will increase US opposition - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/node/1157 "predicted  a tiny GDP increase of only 0.15% after 15 years"


Cannes Film Festival: A rare look at the festival’s digital cinema system - http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2016/05/cannes-film-festival-digital-cinema-system-details-photos/ great look at the ultimate #DRM insanity

#PrivacyShield faces another setback after Eurocrats fail to agree on deal - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/privacy-shield-faces-setback-safe-harbour/ big implications 4 #TTIP if this fails

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/india-records-its-hottest-day-ever-as-temperature-hits-51c-thats-1238f how long before it hits an "impossible" 60C?

TTIP and energy security: do Europeans actually want US LNG? - http://www.borderlex.eu/ttip-energy-security-europeans-actually-want-us-lng/ another "reason" for #TTIP is fading away...

Turkish parliament votes to lift MPs' immunity from prosecution - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/turkish-mps-vote-lifting-immunity-from-prosecution surely takes #turkey one step closer to civil war

Business Roundtable on ITC #TPP Report - http://businessroundtable.org/media/news-releases/business-roundtable-statement-itc-tpp-report amazing: even business lobbyists unable to find a single good thing here



Thursday, 19 May 2016

160519


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160518 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/05/160518.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

ITC's 792-page #TPP Impact on US Economy & on Specific Industry Sectors - https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf just *0.01%* extra GDP per year on average

"#TPP would be a disaster for working families, communities, & our climate" - http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2016/05/sierra-club-statement-us-international-trade-commission-s-tpp-study reaction to ITC report by @sierraclub

#TPP means "US will be as wealthy on January 1, 2032 as it would otherwise be on February 15 of 2032" - http://cepr.net/press-center/press-releases/dean-baker-statement-itc-report-and-tpp #ITC

#TPP Study Projects Worsening Trade Balances for 16 of 25 U.S. Economic Sectors, Overall US Trade Deficit Increase - https://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-USITC-Study-Press-Release.pdf

Copyright Bill that will prohibit creative commons licenses for audiovisual works in Chile - http://www.senado.cl/appsenado/templates/tramitacion/index.php?boletin_ini=9889-24 just insane #cc #cl

#Netflix tax plan on video streaming services coming soon to EU—report - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/netflix-tax-plan-video-streaming-services-coming-soon-eu/ EU wants 20% EU quota too...

Backbench rebellion over #TTIP, the #NHS and the Queen's Speech? - http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/news/2016/may/19/backbench-rebellion-over-ttip-nhs-and-queens-speech this could be fun...

Lieberman to be Israeli defence minister in shock move - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/19/israeli-pm-asks-avigdor-lieberman-to-be-defence-minister-shock-move "transfer of Israeli Arabs into Palestinian territories"

Consultation on Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment on #TTIP - http://www.trade-sia.com/ttip/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/02/TSIA-TTIP-Newsletter-May-2016-1.pdf Deadline for submitting comments: Thursday 9 June

Proposed EU trade treaty threatens progressive laws, say campaigners - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/19/proposed-eu-trade-treaty-threatens-progressive-laws-say-campaigners they want #ISDS to apply even more widely

Boris Johnson wins 'most offensive Erdoğan poem' competition - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/may/19/boris-johnson-wins-most-offensive-erdogan-poem-competition Johnson showing statesman-like grasp of geopolitics

David Cameron moves to head off #TTIP rebellion - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36332415 this is getting surreal #NHS

“Your criticisms are completely wrong”: Stallman on software patents - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/your-criticisms-are-completely-wrong-stallman-on-software-patents/ look, solution is simple: abolish all patents

Homeland Security Has Not Sent Us A Subpoena - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160518/15535234479/homeland-security-has-not-sent-us-subpoena.shtml @techdirt did not blink

Apple says game about Palestinian child isn’t a game - http://arstechnica.co.uk/gaming/2016/05/apple-liyla-shadows-of-war-palestinian-game/ but "sending missiles at foreign-looking cartoon bombers" is


160518


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160517 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2016/05/160517.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Disappointing: Elsevier Buys #OpenAccess Academic Pre-Publisher SSRN - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160517/13513134465/disappointing-elsevier-buys-open-access-academic-pre-publisher-ssrn.shtml no one wants this - except elsevier...

New study and workshop for the protection of public services in free trade agreements - http://www.akeuropa.eu/en/news-full.html?cmp_id=7&news_id=2788 #TTIP #CETA #TISA

Spy tribunal tells #GCHQ snooping complainants to prove they were “at risk” - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/spy-tribunal-gchq-snooping-complainants-prove-risk/ not exactly helpful #surveillance

Why #Google’s monopoly abuse case in Europe will run and run - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/05/google-antitrust-case-europe-details-analysis/ good historical background #EU

"Model Clauses For The Exclusion Of Public Services From Trade And Investment Agreements" - http://www.epsu.org/article/new-study-model-clauses-exclusion-public-services-trade-and-investment-agreements #TTIP #CETA #TISA

A Dozen Bad Ideas That Were Raised At The #Copyright Office's DMCA Roundtables - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160517/17541834469/dozen-bad-ideas-that-were-raised-copyright-offices-dmca-roundtables.shtml thorough report of awful ideas

#Israel action threatens to close down rights group and 'chill' free speech - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/18/israel-action-threatens-rights-group-free-speech-breaking-silence-soliers "crucial test case for civil society."


Brazil's Guarani Indians killing themselves over loss of ancestral land - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/18/brazils-guarani-indians-killing-themselves-over-loss-of-ancestral-land awful; shame on brazil's courts

Turkish journalist sued by state stripped of legal rights 4 her children - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/18/turkish-journalist-arzu-yildiz-sued-by-state-stripped-of-legal-rights-over-her-children #turkey descends into madness & tyranny

IBM Wants To Patent A Printer That Won't Let You Output Unauthorized Copies - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160516/09464634451/ibm-wants-to-patent-printer-that-wont-let-you-output-unauthorized-copies.shtml I'm sorry, Dave...

here's ITC's full (792-page) assessment of #TPP  Likely Impact on  US Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors - https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Federal Judge Says Internet Archive's Wayback Machine A Perfectly Legitimate Source Of Evidence - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160518/08175934474/federal-judge-says-internet-archives-wayback-machine-perfectly-legitimate-source-evidence.shtml that's good