Thursday, 23 October 2014

141023


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141022 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141022.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

"Cantonese is beginning to take on a central role in Hong Kong’s resistance to mainland China." - http://qz.com/283395/how-hong-kongs-umbrella-movement-protesters-are-using-their-native-language-to-push-back-against-beijing/ (v @seatrout)

Departing EU Digital Commissioner Warns Against 'Analogue Europe' Blocking Digital Innovation - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/innovation/articles/20141022/07024328907/departing-eu-digital-commissioner-warns-against-analogue-europe-blocking-digital-innovation.shtml you know who you are

UK needs "mature debate" on #opendata, says senior official - http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/public-sector/2014/10/uk-needs-mature-debate-on-open.html backtracking, IOW (v @psychemedia @owenboswarva)

#Abbott government 'intent on destroying renewable industry' http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/abbott-government-intent-on-destroying-renewable-industry-companies-say-20141022-119xlw.html I thought he was just stupid; turns out he's evil #AU


Does #CETA offer any real value to Canadian farmers? - http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/2014/10/22/does-ceta-offer-any-real-value-to-canadian-farmers/ er, no, actually...




Member states warn Juncker against #ISDS concessions - http://www.bilaterals.org/?members-states-warn-juncker actually, pretty much just UK causing problems, as usual

Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade - http://www.bilaterals.org/?australia-shouldn-t-sacrifice-food which is what #TPP will do

Ottawa shootings: a spectacular failure for Canadian intelligence - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/ottawa-shootings-canadian-intelligence-failure & for #FiveEyes: Boston Marathon, ISIS, now this


major lie by pro-#ISDS EU ministers: #TTIP "will add over €100bn to EU GDP" - http://blogs.ft.com/brusselsblog/files/2014/10/ISDSLetter.pdf no: that's the max it might bring

"#TTIP will lead to a contraction of GDP and a loss of personal incomes and employment" - https://stopttipitalia.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/ttip_wp_final.pdf important new study

BBC Uses Anti-Terror Spy Powers to Track Down People Who Haven’t Paid Their License Fee - http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2014/10/23/bbc-uses-anti-terror-spy-powers-to-track-down-people-who-havent-paid-their-license-fee/ absurd #RIPA abuse

Going Dutch: the Netherlands Shares UK's #OpenSource Woes - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/dutch-open-source-3582116/ time to meet up & swap experiences? #nl

German Publishers Grant Google A 'Free License' Google Never Needed To Post News Snippets - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141023/06145528919/german-publishers-grant-google-free-license-google-never-needed-to-post-news-snippets.shtml ORLY? #copyright

FoE launches legal action to stop capture of #beavers in Devon - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/23/beavers-devon-wild-england-friends-of-earth @DefraGovUK's comments here insult our intelligence


141022


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141021 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.fr/2014/10/141021.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/big-tobacco-puts-countries-on-trial-as-concerns-over-ttip-deals-mount-9807478.html coming 2 EU thanks to #TTIP if #ISDS stays in

Open Licenses And Freedom Of Panorama Recognized In Russian Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141021/03220428890/open-licenses-freedom-panorama-recognized-russian-law.shtml good news from #russia for a change

#AU Telcos may no longer be required 2 pass on lists of metadata requests - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/22/telcos-may-no-longer-be-required-to-publish-lists-of-metadata-requests?CMP=twt_gu how convenient (v @Asher_Wolf @FarrellPF)

Prepare For More Devastating Bushfires, Australian Climate Council Warns - http://mashable.com/2014/10/22/bushfires-new-south-wales/ good job Tony Abbott says it won't happen

The Future of the Internet - 20 Years Ago - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/netscape-3581497/ do you remember day 1st beta of #Netscape Navigator appeared? #mozilla

#TTIP Student Paper Competition - https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/ttip-student-paper-competition desperate attempt to bribe students to write nice things about #TTIP (v @jhilary)

the fact that #TTIP Student Paper Competition won't allow students to write about its problems shows how scared they are of honest debate

Let's Pay for #OpenSource with a Closed-Source Software Levy - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/open-source-dividend-3581498/ spread the word, make it happen... #osd

"There will be no #ISDS clause in #TTIP if Frans does not agree with it too" - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-705_en.htm oh, look, a squirrel

#Princes and #JohnWest: stop trashing our oceans - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/dirty-tuna shame on these companies: get this sorted now #dirtytuna

 Ban of vulture-killing drug in India is working - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26431-ban-of-vulturekilling-drug-in-india-is-working.html EU must take note

UK government has ‘blood on its hands’ over failure to track foreign criminals - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/22/uk-government-foreign-criminals-offenders too busy spying on UK citizens...

Concentrated Power and Consequences - Clive Menzies 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 28th October 2014 - http://freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1145-about-the-work-of-critical-thinking #london

Ruled by Banks – The City in policy-making in the UK and beyond - http://stopttip.net/event/ruled-by-banks-the-city-in-policy-making-in-the-uk-and-beyond/ "including international ‘trade’ policy (#TTIP)"

End the cage age for Europe’s rabbits - http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=32239 "unspeakable welfare conditions, the most barren environments imaginable"

Proposition de thèse en droit " L’accès à l’information en matière d’expertise sanitaire et environnementale" - http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1973

Very quietly, the coalition tries to dismantle judicial review - http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2014/10/22/very-quietly-the-coalition-tries-to-dismantle-judicial-revie yet another attack on the public's right to object


#Malaysia to lose nearly RM5 billion every year in TPPA deal, warns group -  http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/malaysia-to-lose-nearly-rm5-billion-every-year-in-tppa-deal-warns-group so, why sign up to #TPP?

Treaty holds no attraction for #thailand - http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/438898/treaty-holds-no-attraction - many people will die because of #TPP

Victims of Domestic Violence Getting Longer Prison Sentences Than Their Childs' Abuser? - http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/victims-domestic-violence-getting-longer-prison-sentences-their-childs-abuser insane sentencing


Establishing Wikidata as the central hub for linked open life science data - http://blog.wikimedia.de/2014/10/22/establishing-wikidata-as-the-central-hub-for-linked-open-life-science-data/ excellent idea #genomics

Big win for an interoperable commons: BY-SA and FAL now compatible - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44030 that's good #cc

Who Needs to Be More Flexible in the #TPP talks? Hint: It’s Not Japan. - http://www.cato.org/blog/who-needs-be-more-flexible-tpp-talks-hint-its-not-japan yes, hugely important point (v @burcuno)

"only be done with the support of local communities": strange how that only applies to #windpower, not to #fracking - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/22/ed-davey-energy-attacks-coalition-partners-pledge-end-wind-subsidies

NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Latest To Complain About Phone Encryption - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141019/12233128881/ny-police-commissioner-bill-bratton-latest-to-complain-about-phone-encryption.shtml concerted attack on #encryption...


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

141021


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141020 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.fr/2014/10/141020.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

World Trade Organization veils meaty information - http://www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2014-10-world-trade-organization-veils-meaty-information staggering interference in democratic decision-making #TTIP #TPP

"If ever there was an industry whose early decline could be confidently predicted it's steaming coal." - http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/abbotts-choice-competition-v-cronies-20141019-1189dm.html #AU #TPP

Protestors disrupt The Death of Klinghoffer opera - http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/21/protest-death-of-klinghoffer-opera-new-york-antisemitic Adam's work is a compassionate & balanced masterpiece

#TTIP and #ISDS: The Obscure Trade Clause Threatening to Tear European Politics Apart - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ttip-isds-obscure-trade-clause-threatening-tear-european-politics-apart-1470908 and how... (v @TTIPBeware)

Divest MPs' pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/21/divest-mps-pension-fund-from-fossil-fuels-says-caroline-lucas excellent idea: lead the way #divestment

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery - http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/21/paralysed-darek-fidyka-pioneering-surgery looks promising

How money from pro-Israel donors controls Westminster - https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/14752-how-money-from-pro-israel-donors-controls-westminster amazing amount of money sloshing around here... #UK

Italian Parliament Publishes Draft Internet Bill Of Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141020/06582728886/italian-parliament-publishes-draft-internet-bill-rights.shtml after #Brazil, now #Italy picks up the baton

User Data Manifesto 2.0 - https://userdatamanifesto.org/2.0/ "Defining basic rights for people to control their own data in internet age" (v @hugoroyd)

Stop #TTIP and #CETA petition just passed 2/3rds of a million signatures - http://stop-ttip.org/sign/ incredible...

This trade deal with America would have Churchill beaming - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11173369/This-trade-deal-with-America-would-have-Churchill-beaming.html see how Boris tries to put lipstick on a pig #TTIP

on #TTIP, Boris trots out misleading best-case figures, claims they are good (they're actually close to zero in real terms) +empty rhetoric

Boris: UK should go it alone on trade deal with US if EU fails to sign - http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/boris-johnson-britain-should-go-it-alone-on-us-trade-deal-if-eu-fails-to-sign-9806414.html with no leverage, that means grovelling

Outgoing #GCHQ boss defends agency activities after #Snowden revelations - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/21/gchq-outgoing-director-sir-iain-lobban-edward-snowden-revelations blatant, delusional attempt @ whitewashing

"of all communications out there globally only a small %age are within reach of our sensors" - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/21/gchq-outgoing-director-sir-iain-lobban-edward-snowden-revelations yes, but all of UK's

European Commission proposes ratification of Marrakesh Treaty - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1185_en.htm?locale=en even though they fought it tooth & nail #copyright

Wikileaks Exposes Trans-Pacific Partnership as Bad Trade Deal Again - http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/wikileaks-exposes-trans-pacific-partnership-bad-trade-deal-again-5590 "Enslaved through trade" #TPP

Trans-Pacific trade deal could bankrupt governments - http://www.allvoices.com/article/100001618 corporations above nations #TPP

Copyright Maximalists And Lobbyists Insist 'Criminal Elements' Are Secretly Leading The Copyright Reform Effort - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141019/18125628883/copyright-maximalists-lobbyists-insist-criminal-elements-are-secretly-leading-copyright-reform-effort.shtml

Federal Trade Commission names Ashkan Soltani chief technologist - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/21/federal-trade-commission-names-ashkan-soltani-chief-technologist/ that's rather hopeful...

Honduras near ’failed state’ status due to free trade agreement - http://www.bilaterals.org/?honduras-near-failed-state-status time to pull out of CAFTA-DR

Farage deal with Polish far-right party ‘raises serious questions’ say Jews - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/21/nigel-farage-jews-polish-far-right-ukip-deal-robert-iwaszkiewicz & that's putting it politely #ukip

Ministries of ICT, Education, & UNESCO join to formally launch School of Open #Africa - https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44015 great move

‘Angry-looking grey men’ told they will lose campaign for UK to leave EU - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/21/angry-looking-grey-men-lose-campaign-uk-leave-eu-referendum-michael-fabricant good: #brexit utter disaster for UK

UK: Nurses warn over EU-US trade deal - http://www.bilaterals.org/?uk-nurses-warn-over-eu-us-trade rightly: #ISDS makes privatisation irreversible #TTIP

Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’ - http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/21/pi-pads/?ncid=rss nice

New Open Knowledge Initiative on the Future of #OpenAccess in the Humanities and Social Sciences - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/10/21/future-of-scholarship/ good move

Auf Wiedersehen, #Ukip - http://www.markgoodge.com/2014/10/auf-wiedersehen-ukip/ "immigration and economic prosperity go together"; good analysis

Is Peer-to-Peer Energy the Next Big Sharing Thing? - http://www.shareable.net/blog/is-peer-to-peer-energy-the-next-big-sharing-thing makes sense


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

141020


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141019 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141019.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

100 enhancements to SuiteCRM in 400 days - #opensource - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1212639306/100-enhancements-to-suitecrm-in-400-days-open-sour lots more help needed...

total secrecy around EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement totally unacceptable - http://www.tni.org/sites/www.tni.org/files/eu-japan_fta.pdf oh, and bin #ISDS there too, matey...

how #ISDS will rip the guts out of the Unified Patent Court - http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-upc-and-investor-state-arbitration.html hugely important point that's being overlooked in #TTIP

Illegal Copying Has Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity - http://torrentfreak.com/illegal-copying-has-always-created-jobs-growth-and-prosperity-141019/ as history clearly shows

Threads: the film that frightened me most - http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2014/oct/20/threads-the-film-that-frightened-me-most-halloween agreed: incredibly powerful

Study: EU can cut gas imports and carbon emissions by half - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/study-eu-can-cut-gas-imports-and-carbon-emissions-half-309328 yes, this

Japanese business execs fret over fallout from political turbulence - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/20/business/business-execs-fret-over-fallout-from-political-turbulence likely to make #TPP agreement even harder #jp

McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in  #TPP - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/221197-mcconnell-seeks-to-protect-tobacco-industry-in-trade-deal disgusting: fighting for the right to kill more people #ISDS

The Future of the Internet - 20 Years Ago - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/netscape-3581497/ do you remember day 1st beta of #Netscape Navigator appeared? #mozilla

#WTO  Rules Against Popular US Country-of-Origin Meat Labels - https://www.citizen.org/documents/press-release-cool-ruling-october-2014.pdf trade rules profoundly anti-consumer, anti-democratic

V is for Vivid - http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1425 V is for victory; Mark Shuttleworth monkeys around with words... #ubuntu

#Ukip Wants to Privatise the #NHS in #TTIP - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ttip-exclusive-ukip-wants-include-nhs-controversial-eu-us-trade-deal-1470790 what a bunch of dim-witted, mean-spirited clowns: a dangerous mix

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-updates--the-glyn-moody-blogs-3569438/ now includes all 40 updates - collect them all... #CETA #TPP

Prison whistleblowers being threatened with dismissal - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/20/prisons-whistleblowers-threatened-with-dismissal outrageous: whistleblowers should be rewarded

2014 on track to be hottest year on record - US science agency - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/20/2014-on-track-to-be-hottest-year-on-record-says-us-science-agency not just hot, but hottest: when do they get it?

#China Turns From 'Pirate' Nation To Giant Patent Troll - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141015/11492128839/china-copies-us-as-it-turns-pirate-nation-to-patent-maximalist.shtml turning West's #patent laws against it; same with #ISDS

women "being forced to play a terrifying survival horror MMORPG colloquially known as “The Internet”." - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/20/gamergate-internet-toughest-game-woman-enemies #gamergate

important comparison of #TPP & #AUSFTA - http://theconversation.com/trans-pacific-partnership-piles-up-challenges-for-democracy-32815 "TPP proposals are more extreme than AUSFTA" ISDS in return 4 sugar; bonkers


Monday, 20 October 2014

141019


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141018 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/10/141018.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Texas hospital mounts '#PresbyProud' fightback as #Ebola criticism mounts - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/texas-ebola-hospital-presbyproud-fightback-criticism "nurses say there were no protocols"

Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/climate-change-make-big-polluters-pay-fossil-fuel-industries #divestment is a powerful weapon - let's use it

Death of white rhino in Kenya leaves only six animals alive in the world - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/18/northern-white-rhino-dies-six-alive-world so depressing...

Q: What’s the difference between a rise in global temperature of 2 degrees C and 4 degrees? A: Human civilisation. - http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2014/10/19/20775

Colombian farmers sue @BP_plc in British court - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/15/colombian-farmers-sue-bp-british-court great precedent; let's hope it succeeds & leads to more #colombia

"there’s the question that is never discussed. Is this bulk surveillance actually effective?" - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job er, no - #ISIS etc

Make the #TPP texts public so that we can work towards a fair deal or no deal at all - http://campaigns.greens.org.au/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1792&ea.campaign.id=23574 #epetition (v @MadeleineLove)

#TPP: Who Is Really In Charge In Japan? - http://martinjapan.blogspot.jp/2014/10/tpp-who-is-really-in-charge-in-japan.html interesting analysis of Japanese politics & impact on TPP

Japan's new trade minister Yuko Obuchi 'to quit' over misuse of funds - http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619631/japans-new-trade-minister-yuko-obuchi-quit-over-misuse-funds more on this news: impact on #TPP?


Sunday, 19 October 2014

141018


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141017 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141017.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP would criminalise journalism - http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/tppa-would-criminalise-journalism.html as well as whistleblowing & some digital activism

.@exxonmobil Blasts Divestment Advocates Who Are Happy to Strike a Nerve - http://mashable.com/2014/10/17/exxon-mobil-divestment/ smells like petrol, is actually fear

#BHP-Billiton plan massive coal mines stretching over twice size of London - http://action.wdm.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1784&ea.campaign.id=32586 save #Borneo, its people & wildlife

#TPP’s New Plant-Related Intellectual Property Provisions - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/17/the-tpps-new-plant-related-intellectual-property-provisions/ why they are awful - another reason to bin TPP

Some thoughts on turning 50 - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/10/some-thoughts-on-turning-50.html wise and witty as ever...

#Freenet Project: Leap over #Censorship - https://www.noname-ev.de/wiki/uploads/9/9b/FreenetSlides.pdf great intro to hugely important project for post-#Snowden world

Peter Carey: 'Privacy should be a human right, but we've been tricked out of it' - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/17/peter-carey-amnesia-interview his novel based on #assange...

Confident #Greens eye 12 seats in England - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/18/green-party-general-election-12-seats-england maybe there's some good to come out of UKIP's worrying rise


Saturday, 18 October 2014

141017


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141016 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141016.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP Leak Confirms Measures To Criminalize Corporate Whistleblowing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141016/07534628847/tpp-leak-confirms-measures-to-criminalize-corporate-whistleblowing.shtml part of campaign to enshrine #tradesecrets

Acuerdo Trans-Pacífico: consolidación de un sistema abusivo de patentes. - http://wikileaks.jornada.com.mx/notas/acuerdo-trans-pacifico-consolidacion-de-un-sistema-abusivo-de-patentes #TPP #mx

UN Says Mass Surveillance Violates Human Rights - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141015/07353028836/un-says-mass-surveillance-violates-human-rights.shtml in case you were wondering... #nsa #gchq

WikiLeaks' free trade documents reveal 'drastic' Australian concessions - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/17/wikileaks-trans-pacific-partnership-drastic-australian-concessions you have to wonder why... #TPP

Italian consumers shouldn’t have to pay for software they don’t want – Letter to Regulators - https://fsfe.org/news/2014/news-20141017-02.en.html giusto

"He no longer thinks [fossil fuel divestment] is a sideshow; he thinks it is powerful" - http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/17/anu-fossil-fuel-divestment-furore-proves-movement-is-no-sideshow?CMP=soc_568 why coal & oil are panicking

Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament - http://euwiki.org/Ensuring_utmost_transparency_--_Free_Software_and_Open_Standards_under_the_Rules_of_Procedure_of_the_European_Parliament call for public comments

The Open Science Peer Review Oath - https://zenodo.org/record/12273 well, that's a novel idea #openaccess #opendata

Kiwis may be hit by higher medicine costs - http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/10629198/Kiwis-may-be-hit-by-higher-medicine-costs a certainty if #TPP goes through... #NZ

Antitrust, DRM & Coffee: Is It Illegal For Keurig To Lock Down Its Brewers? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141016/16321228850/antitrust-drm-coffee-is-it-illegal-keurig-to-lock-down-its-brewers.shtml good question

New WikiLeaks of the #TPP Intellectual Property Chapter — Analysis of Copyright Provisions - http://policynotes.arl.org/post/100163582662/new-wikileaks-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership

#UK "fracking firms to be allowed pump "any substance" under our homes, & leave it there" - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/s/stop-fracking-law staggering, if confirmed

UK to allow #fracking companies to use 'any substance' under homes - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/uk-to-allow-fracking-companies-to-use-any-substance-under-homes "makes mockery of world class regulation claims"

Blind student refused service in @Tesco for taking in guide dog - http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/17/blind-student-banned-from-tesco-for-taking-in-guide-dog unacceptable, even in error

TTIP Update XL - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-update-xl-3581394/ even if #ISDS is out of #TTIP, it's still in #CETA & the new #EUSFTA: they allow subsidiaries to sue

Chinese investment abroad surges 90pc - http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1617977/mainland-investment-abroad-surges-90pc this is why China will love #ISDS - it will use it more than anyone...

Cartier and friends score over ISPs and Open Rights Group - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/10/breaking-news-cartier-and-friends-score.html

Time for Real #Transparency in Trade Talks - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-lester/time-for-real-transparenc_b_5997226.html interesting analysis from @snlester #TPP #TTIP (v @Cecile_Toubeau

green light for staff to use force against inmates - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/16/chris-grayling-force-super-child-jail-teenage-inmates private prisons are recipe for disaster (v @raycorrigan)

5 Year Old Who Drew A Gun In Crayon Forced To Sign No-Suicide Contract With School - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141013/06281728807/5-year-old-who-drew-gun-crayon-forced-to-sign-no-suicide-contract-with-school.shtml no comment necessary...

Activists use GPS to track illegal loggers in Brazil's Amazon rainforest - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/15/activists-use-gps-to-track-illegal-loggers-in-brazils-amazon-rainforest better than getting murdered (v @mathewi)

Judgment recognises ORG's intervention in landmark website blocking case - https://www.openrightsgroup.org/press/releases/judgment-recognises-open-rights-groups-intervention-in-landmark-website-blocking-case so ORG didn't lose Cartier case, in fact

The Troubled Economics, & the Curious Politics, of the Canada-Korea Trade Deal - http://www.progressive-economics.ca/2014/10/17/the-troubled-economics-and-the-curious-politics-of-the-canada-korea-trade-deal/ hugely-important political analysis

Canadian government threatens bird watchers 4 writing concerned letter about bee die-off - http://boingboing.net/2014/10/17/canadian-government-threatens.html "advocacy chill"=bullying

Secrecy-Shrouded #TPP Leaks Alarm Internet Freedom Advocates - http://www.forbes.com/sites/katherynthayer/2014/10/17/secrecy-shrouded-tpp-leaks-alarm-internet-freedom-advocates/ & so it should

A Trade Storm Is Brewing - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2014/10/a-trade-storm-is-brewing.html US pserspective on state of #TAFTA/#TTIP, #TPP, #TISA negotiations

New Zealand Police Raid Home Of Reporter Who Embarrassed Gov't Officials & Was Working On Snowden Documents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141017/07084528856/new-zealand-police-raid-home-reporter-who-embarrassed-govt-officials-was-working-snowden-documents.shtml shabby