Sunday, 7 February 2016

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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160206 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2016/02/160206.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Sanders Vows To Kill #TPP If Elected. Will Clinton? - http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/02/04/sanders-vows-kill-tpp-if-elected-will-clinton she may vow, but she won't...

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump say waterboarding isn't torture - http://mashable.com/2016/02/06/ted-cruz-says-waterboarding-isnt-torture/ which means it will be used more often on Americans

Huge Moroccan concentrated solar plant poised to to be world's largest - http://mashable.com/2016/02/06/moroccan-solar-plant/ great news - more needed

#Brexit donor's company spells out risks of quitting EU - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/06/brexit-chief-firm-quit-risks the truth, not the propaganda...

A quarter of North Sea #oil platforms 'could be scrapped in 10 years' - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/feb/07/north-sea-oil-rigs-could-be-scrapped-in-10-years "opportunity for decommissioning firms"

WhatsApp group chat size now 256 people - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/whatsapp-group-chats-bigger-maximum-size-256-people-users-a6856491.html "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 - http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/02/nick-farmer-knows-dozens-of-languages-so-he-invented-one-for-the-expanse/ great stuff #lingustics

 #CC-BY Licensing Shows Momentum - http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2015/12/cc-by-licensing-shows-momentum/ a good match for #openscience

Been anywhere nice this year? Brain surgery where patients are kept chatting - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/07/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) - http://techrights.org/2016/02/07/boosting-the-unitary-patent-court/ get ready for the trolls

how UK's independent scientific advice body on chemistry was privatised - http://lgcthemakingofacompany.com/ so how independent is it now...?

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/welcome-to-eponia-the-strange-land-of-european-patents-that-is-outside-the-law/ EU patent craziness revealed


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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160205 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/02/160205.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Major Complications: The #TPP and Canadian Health Care - https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/major-complications "would be to weaken the Canadian public health care system"

Involuntary Medication: Possible Effects of #TPP on Cost and Regulation of Medicine in #Canada - https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/involuntary-medication "profound effects"


Saturday, 6 February 2016

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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160204 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2016/02/160204.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Senator Rob Portman to Oppose Pacific Trade Pact - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/business/international/senator-rob-portman-to-oppose-pacific-trade-pact.html "trade ambassador under President George W. Bush" #TPP

Keeping public services out of trade deals - http://www.epsu.org/a/12006 #TISA above all...

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings & ditches circumflex - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/05/not-the-oignon-fury-france-changes-2000-spellings-ditches-circumflex unwise: once you start, you can't stop

PayPal blocks VPN, SmartDNS provider’s payments over copyright violations - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/paypal-blocks-vpn-smartdns-providers-payments-over-copyright-violations/ we need new digital payments provider

Another Cop Treats Sexting Teens Like Child Pornographers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160204/07033533516/another-cop-treats-sexting-teens-like-child-pornographers.shtml such stunning, destructive stupidity


Friday, 5 February 2016

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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160203 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2016/02/160203.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

ALP, Greens and independents co-host #TPP forum amid strong community opposition - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/node/1072 #AU


#TPP protesters shut down central Auckland as ministers sign controversial deal - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11584458 #NZ

A new Shenzhen? Poor Pakistan fishing town's horror at Chinese plans - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/pakistan-new-shenzhen-poor-gwadar-fishing-town-china-plans fascinating project, if somewhat optimistic

Tutanota develops the first free and open source end-to-end encrypted calendar - http://info.tutanota.de/m/6448347/600906-8bb669e56f328713a7c2adda7c52a1ac #crypto

European Parliament votes against tougher caps on NOx emissions - http://arstechnica.co.uk/cars/2016/02/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 - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/europes-top-court-mulls-legality-of-hyperlinks-shockwaves-could-be-huge-for-web-users/ hope CJEU gets it right...


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160202 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2016/02/160202.html yesterday's tweets as a single page


Opal the Orangutan has spent 36 lonely years in her cage. Help her get to a sanctuary - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/takeaction/549/511/827/ heartbreaking image there...

Concerned community groups call for independent assessment of #TPP - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/concerned-community-groups-call-for-tpp-independent-assessment/7135944 be mad not to #AU

"like many such dams, the project shouldn’t exist in the first place" - http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/one-of-africas-biggest-dams-is-falling-apart yet anotgher @WorldBank disaster

#GCHQ’s data-mining techniques revealed in new Snowden leak - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/gchqs-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 - http://msfaccess.org/about-us/media-room/press-releases/there%E2%80%99s-still-time-stop-tpp-cutting-critical-lifeline-affordable-

#Sweden's #Sami people win rights battle against state - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/03/sweden-indigenous-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160203/00273733496/publicity-rights-photobombing-horse-owner-demands-cut-photo-prize.shtml yeah, right

Building international alliances to bury #TPP - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201602/building-international-alliances-to-bury-the-tpp "denounce the threat of the TPP and demand its definitive burial”

Link to watch the #TPP signing ceremony on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsqoh9e5utA 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? - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09581596.2016.1139689


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160201 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/02/160201.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

True origins of #TPP lie in protecting profits - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11583470 the roots of TPP in the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)


Interview: #SafeHarbour 2.0 will lose again, argues Max Schrems - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/interview-safe-harbour-2-0-will-lose-again-argues-max-schrems/ lots of interesting points


Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/02/01/wikicamp-armenia-student-editors/ great initiative #am

Ships' noise is serious problem for killer whales and dolphins, report finds - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/02/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 - http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17005&LangID=E

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/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 - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/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
- http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/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 - http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/push-to-stop-parliament-ratifying-the-transpacific-partnership-20160202-gmjiay.html "60 community organisations are calling for an independent assessment"

Last gasp #SafeHarbour “political deal” struck between Europe and US - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/last-gasp-safe-harbour-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." - http://europe-v-facebook.org/PS_update.pdf

Welcome to EPOnia, the strange land of European patents that is outside the law
- http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/02/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 - http://www.theage.com.au/comment/transpacific-partnership-faces-a-rocky-road-through-parliament-20160202-gmjjj8.html "Strong popular opposition to the TPP in the US"

European Commission defence of EU rights sinks in an unsafe harbour - https://edri.org/european-commission-defence-of-european-rights-sinks-in-unsafe-harbour/ "waiting for new stop-gap solution to fail"

Palestinian families homeless as #Israel's military demolishes West Bank houses - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/02/palestinian-families-homeless-as-israeli-military-demolishes-west-bank-houses such callousness & contempt

"The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member." - https://theintercept.com/2016/02/02/a-note-to-readers/ whoa; but it happens

.@Yahoo’s Brain Drain Shows a Loss of Faith Inside the Company - http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/11/yahoos-brain-drain-shows-a-loss-of-faith-inside-the-company.html & 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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160202/06464733490/eu-us-come-to-agreement-safe-harbor-if-it-doesnt-stop-mass-surveillance-it-wont-fly.shtml

#TPP Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-fletcher/trans-pacific-partnership_b_9140948.html good detailed analysis of why


Ravens can imagine being spied on, study finds - https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/02/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 - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/02/robust-deal-reached-to-preserve-privacy-of-eu-us-data-sharing @guardian being disappointingly wide-eyed here...


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Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160131 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.se/2016/01/160131.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Editorial: The #TPP is not a paragon of free trade - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/76403468/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 - http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/02/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 - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/02/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" - http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-tppa-signing-auckland-new-zealand-february-4th-2016-time #NZ

EU-#Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: Agreed text as of January 2016 - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1437 is this wacky new ISDS? - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2016/february/tradoc_154224.pdf

Trump Makes the Case that Electing Him President Is the Only Way to Stop Obamatrade - http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/30/exclusive-donald-j-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 - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/01/us/politics/new-technologies-give-government-ample-means-to-track-suspects-study-finds.html?_r=0 exactly - it's getting *easier*, not dark

Journalists unmask shady deals in probe of internet providers - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/digital/journalists-unmask-shady-deals-probe-internet-providers-321449 important work

EU-Vietnam #ISDS not conform European Parliament resolution - https://blog.ffii.org/eu-vietnam-isds-not-conform-european-parliament-resolution/ important: means EP *must* not ratify treaty


#NZ Govt must be clear about #TPP medicine protections - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1602/S00015/govt-must-be-clear-about-tppa-medicine-protections.htm "whether it’s preparing to cave in to US pressure"