Thursday, 27 August 2015

150826


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150825 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150825.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Malaysia To Introduce RFID Tracking For Every Vehicle - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150825/09163632056/malaysia-to-introduce-rfid-tracking-every-vehicle.shtml what could possibly go wrong? #my

Mass protest against #TTIP and #CETA to take place in Berlin - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/mass-protest-against-ttip-and-ceta-take-place-berlin-317066 "Over 50,000 demonstrators are expected" 10 October

Will #Malaysia's #tobacco 'carve out' be adopted in Pacific trade deal? - http://www.fctc.org/media-and-publications/fact-sheets/industry-interference/1096-w would be disgraceful if it isn't... #TPP

The Strategic Costs of #TPP Failure - http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/the-strategic-costs-of-tpp-failure/ "The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in trouble." deep, deep trouble...

Major #TPP players holding their dairy consumers to ransom - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11499924 not so much "free" trade, eh? #NZ


#NZ not convinced a #TPP deal would have plenty of upside - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11500955 er, that's because it won't...

Claim That #TPP Promotes Free Trade 'is a Myth' - Former UN Delegate - http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150728/1025116484.html as the squabbling over dairy shows

#TPP "select committee considers it once, no vote in Parliament, can't be modified, & only Cabinet decides on ratification, not Parliament"


#TPP would be a 2nd-best outcome for Asia - http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20150820-STICKER-SHOCK/Viewpoints/Supachai-Panitchpakdi-TPP-would-be-a-2nd-best-outcome-for-Asia more start calling for move away from flawed agreement

Putting the cart before the horse: a doomed constitutional strategy for negotiating the #TTIP - http://eulawanalysis.blogspot.be/2015/08/putting-cart-before-horse-doomed.html detailed analysis

Stop #TTIP, #CETA, #TiSA and #TPP! International Days of Action, main site - https://www.trade4people.org/en/call-to-action/article/call-to-action 10-17 October 2015

As Part Of Its War On Encryption, #Russia Briefly Blocks All Of Wikipedia Over One Weed Reference - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150814/07293231941/as-part-war-encryption-russia-briefly-blocks-all-wikipedia-over-one-weed-reference.shtml good analysis

Streaming Site Operator Accused of £120m ‘Piracy Fraud’ - https://torrentfreak.com/streaming-site-operator-accused-of-120m-piracy-fraud-150826/ but only if you use totally bogus "lost sale" argument

Europese pesticidewetten moeten wijken voor vrijhandelsverdrag met de VS - http://mo.be/analyse/europese-pesticidewetten-moeten-wijken-voor-vrijhandelsverdrag-met-de-vs of course... (v @AnneMarieMineur)#TTIP

#BBC impartiality may be scrutinised by Ofcom, culture secretary hints - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/26/bbc-impartiality-may-be-scrutinised-by-ofcom-culture-secretary-hints good: it's far too pro-government currently

Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy - http://www.nbr.org/publications/analysis/pdf/brief/082115_sneider_japan.pdf "completion of U.S.-led negotiations on #TPP may bog down"

The good and bad news about #TPP - http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/the-good-and-bad-news-about-tpp "once the primaries begin, the TPP is off the agenda indefinitely."

Help make the UK a #TTIP free zone - https://globaljustice.netdonor.net/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1784&ea.campaign.id=41402 TTIP is in deep trouble: here's how to help kick it while it's down...

Lessons learned from cracking 4,000 Ashley Madison passwords - http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2015/08/cracking-all-hacked-ashley-madison-passwords-could-take-a-lifetime/ fascinating analysis; shows how good #bcrypt is...

Virginia Police Force BBC Reporters To Delete Camera Footage Of Police Pursuit Of Shooter - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150826/11213632072/virginia-police-force-bbc-reporters-to-delete-camera-footage-police-pursuit-shooter.shtml so make cloud backups


Labour has duty to resolve 'mess' of hospital #PFI deals, says Jeremy #Corbyn - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/26/labour-has-duty-to-resolve-mess-of-hospital-pfi-deals-says-jeremy-corbyn good to see this honesty...

Windows 10 Reserves The Right To Block Pirated Games And 'Unauthorized' Hardware - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150820/06171332012/windows-10-reserves-right-to-block-pirated-games-unauthorized-hardware.shtml uh-huh....

Global “Trade” and the Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest - http://www.flushthetpp.org/global-trade-and-the-destruction-of-the-amazon-rainforest/ time to stop the mindless greed #TPP #TTIP



Tuesday, 25 August 2015

150825


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150824 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150824.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP: USA wollen Mitspracherecht bei EU-Gesetzen - http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article136809742/USA-wollen-Mitspracherecht-bei-EU-Gesetzen.html yeah, who cares about EU sovereignty? (v @olewin)


Corn wars - http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122441/corn-wars?src=longreads ridiculous; all this should be in the public domain so that we can feed the world (v  সঙ্কর্ষণ)

Stop Fedex from shipping shark fins - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/283/034/695/ shame on @FedEx profiting from this deadly trade

Large-Scale Peer-Review Fraud Leads To Retraction Of 64 Scientific Papers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150824/10001232043/large-scale-peer-review-fraud-leads-to-retraction-63-scientific-papers.shtml symptom of much bigger problem #oa

Germany initiates move to ban #GMO crops - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/germany-initiates-move-ban-gmo-crops-317029 that will go down well with Us companies #TTIP


if #Corbyn wins, Britain could be out of Europe - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/25/labour-race-corbyn-wins-britain-out-of-europe predictable scaremongering from pathetic toynbee #blair

Pesticides Blamed for Bee Declines Widespread in US Waterways - http://www.alternet.org/environment/pesticides-blamed-bee-declines-widespread-us-waterways #neonicotinoids could devastate aquatic invertebrates

UK #surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/uk-surveillance-worse-than-1984-says-new-un-privacy-chief/ great to see him speak out so soon on this...

Asian countries shift focus to regional trade after TPP delay - http://www.afr.com/news/economy/trade/asian-countries-shift-focus-to-regional-trade-after-tpp-delay-20150825-gj73bb bored by #TPP?


Non-UK born residents likely to exceed 8 million in latest figures, thinktank says - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/25/non-uk-born-residents-likely-to-exceed-8-million-in-latest-figures-thinktank-says that's good news 4 UK, actually

75,000 Popcorn Time Users in Crosshairs of Anti-Piracy Group - https://torrentfreak.com/75000-popcorn-time-users-in-crosshairs-of-anti-piracy-group-150825/ popcorn indeed...

Facing possible ban, more Americans are buying new—and legal—$900 flamethrowers - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/facing-possible-ban-more-americans-are-buying-new-and-legal-900-flamethrowers/ bonkers; great pic, though


#TPP sceptics won't halt deal - Groser - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11502748 translation: "I'm going to do it whatever the public thinks..." #arrogance

No #TPP deal if auto parts sector threatened: trade minister - http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5812122-no-trans-pacific-trade-deal-if-auto-parts-sector-threatened-trade-minister/ fighting words; but does he mean it? #CA


Monday, 24 August 2015

150824


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150823 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150823.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

See pics of Sydney #TPP Protest August 23, 2015 - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/node/1006 small but perfectly formed #AU

Mycroft is the world's first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aiforeveryone/mycroft-an-open-source-artificial-intelligence-for #kickstarter

Hammond declares new chapter with #Iran in search for end to Syrian war - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/24/philip-hammond-iran-syria-war-discussion strangely sensible stuff; disconcerting

Will Australian Government Use Cost-Benefit Analysis 2 Kill Off Fair Use Proposal Once And For All? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150815/01325831953/will-australian-government-use-cost-benefit-analysis-to-kill-off-fair-use-proposal-once-all.shtml #AU #copyright

Ban #Windows 10 in government, says top Russian politician over privacy fears - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/ban-windows-10-in-government-says-top-russian-politician-over-privacy-fears/ also concerns about secret stuff #ru

Banner Drop #TTIP Campaign Strikes Again - http://www.nottip.org.uk/22nd-august-dropttip-banner-york/ well done, York...

Canadian, Mexican auto parts makers warn of fallout from #TPP trade pact - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/canadian-mexican-auto-parts-makers-warn-of-fallout-from-tpp-trade-pact/article26067376/ whoops, getting worse, not better #ca #mx

Trading up for a better deal than Trans-Pacific pact - http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-crime_database/ci_28686017/trading-up-better-deal-than-trans-pacific-pact #TPP just isn't good enough; bin it

Recording Industry Thinks Famous Dead Musicians And Their Personal Struggles Will Get People To Stop Pirating - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150823/07345032035/recording-industry-thinks-famous-dead-musicians-their-personal-struggles-will-get-people-to-stop-pirating.shtml

Big tobacco should be excluded from the #TPP - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/71394377/big-tobacco-should-be-excluded--from-the-tppa excellent explanation why

Carl Malamud Asks YouTube To Institute Three Strikes Policy For Those Who Abuse Takedowns - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150823/08003032036/carl-malamud-asks-youtube-to-institute-three-strikes-policy-those-who-abuse-takedowns.shtml makes sense


Sunday, 23 August 2015

150823


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150822 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150822.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Thousands of new UK doctors opt for a better life abroad - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/23/new-doctors-leave-nhs-for-better-life-abroad this is what the destruction of the #NHS looks like

#Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/22/jeremy-corbyn-economists-backing-anti-austerity-policies-corbynomics not bonkers, but #TTIP would be a massive problem

perfect pinta vs. TTIP trade tanker - http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2985037/the_perfect_pinta_vs_the_ttip_trade_tanker.html important point: why EU farmers will suffer badly under #TTIP #animalwelfare

TUC briefing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP) - https://www.tuc.org.uk/international-issues/tuc-briefing-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip why #ISDS must go, & other problems



Rosia Montana, an omen for TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/rosia-montana-omen-ttip-316594 this is the reality of #ISDS #ro

Geo-Blocking Caused Massive TV Piracy 20 Years Ago - https://torrentfreak.com/geo-blocking-caused-massive-tv-piracy-20-years-ago-150726/ interesting

National MPs could block US trade deal, activists say - https://euobserver.com/news/129739 all EU parliaments must ratify #TTIP, except malta

Stop #TTIP petition hits 2,500,818 EU signatures - https://stop-ttip.org/ that's 0.5% of EU population - great achievement

for detailed background on #TTIP see http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/05/ttip-explained-the-secretive-us-eu-treaty-that-undermines-democracy/ - 6000 words on its origin and problems, particularly #ISDS

and for even more #TTIP info, here are 51 columns I wrote over the last two years - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/ttip-updates--the-glyn-moody-blogs-3569438/ also covers #CETA, #TPP, #ISDS

This Anti-Piracy Campaign Will Leave You Speechless - https://torrentfreak.com/this-anti-piracy-campaign-will-leave-you-speechless-150823/ yet more proof #copyright industry is divorced from reality


Pesticides in paradise: Hawaii's spike in birth defects puts focus on GM crops - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/23/hawaii-birth-defects-pesticides-gmo unusual birth malformations worrying


150822


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150821 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150821.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Americans overpower gunman who opened fire on Paris express - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/21/amsterdam-paris-train-gunman-france kudos them for their bravery

Antibiotic resistance: the race to stop 'silent tsunami' facing modern medicine - http://www.theguardian.com/society/blog/2015/aug/21/antibiotic-resistance-the-race-to-stop-the-silent-tsunami-facing-modern-medicine maybe stop using them in farming

Londongrad: TV comedy shows London through eyes of its Russian inhabitants - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/21/londongrad-portrait-of-london-russian-inhabitants fascinating #russia #london

Two Danes face up to six years in jail for explaining how to use Popcorn Time - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/two-danes-face-up-to-six-years-in-jail-for-explaining-how-to-use-popcorn-time/ more #copyright madness #dk

I’m now an Estonian e-resident, but I still don’t know what to do with it - http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/08/im-now-an-estonian-e-resident-but-i-still-dont-know-what-to-do-with-it/ answers on the back of an e-postcard #ee

Takedown Resistant ‘Hydra Proxy’ Launches to Beat #Censorship - https://torrentfreak.com/takedown-resistant-hydra-proxy-launches-to-beat-censorship-150822/ the more, the merrier...

UK Government's trade union proposals not fit for purpose, watchdog says - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/22/governments-trade-union-proposals-not-fit-for-purpose-watchdog-says a bit like the UK government itself...


Saturday, 22 August 2015

150821


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150820 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/08/150820.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page

25m birds illegally killed in Mediterranean each year, says report - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/21/25m-birds-illegally-killed-in-mediterranean-each-year-says-report shame on #Italy for being a serious offender

"analysis of implications of proposed biologics definition in latest leaked version of #TPP IP chapter" - http://www.twn.my/title2/FTAs/Intellectual_Property/IP_and_Access_to_Medicines/TPPanalysisMay2015leakbiologicsdefn.doc

Google ordered to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2015/08/google-ordered-to-remove-links-to-stories-about-google-removing-links-to-stories/ this is #censorship, basically

World Is Catching On That Creativity And Creative Jobs Have Been Growing, Not Disappearing, Post-Napster - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150821/00394032024/world-is-catching-that-creativity-creative-jobs-have-been-growing-not-disappearing-post-napster.shtml

SORRY. - http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/21/9186937/spotify-ceo-privacy-policy-apology maybe @spotify should have published this rather than pushing out its poorly-phrased new privacy policy...

"Key said he would be concerned if #TPP was not done by Christmas" - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11500955 oh, look: end of the year - again #NZ

Umstrittenes Freihandelsabkommen: EU will doch über #TTIP-Verhandlungen berichten - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/ttip-eu-will-nun-doch-ueber-verhandlungen-berichten-a-1049343.html more U-turns: anyone in charge?

Critics of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal warn about arbitration clause - http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trade-court-dispute-20150819-story.html as they should #TPP #ISDS

Oilseed rape pesticide linked to UK honeybee deaths, study finds - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/21/oilseed-pesticide-linked-to-uk-honeybee-deaths-study-finds UK government says: "la la la, not listening..."

Our unsustainable habit of hunting and fishing only for adult animals - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/08/our-unsustainable-habit-of-hunting-and-fishing-only-for-adult-animals/ </sigh> more problems...


Thursday, 20 August 2015

150820


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150819 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/08/150819.html  yesterday's tweets as a single page


Increasing the transparency of clinical drug trials reduces number of positive results - http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2015/08/increasing-the-transparency-of-clinical-drug-trials-reduces-number-of-positive-results/ why data must be open

New Zealand: Doctors’ #TPP Fears ‘Are Not Misinformed’ - https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-974b-New-Zealand-Doctors-TPP-fears-are-not-misinformed staggering arrogance of #NZ government

#TPP talks to resume in September - http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/139088/tpp-talks-to-resume-in-september.html pushing process deep into 2016 US elections

Gabriel beschwert sich über Geheimhaltung - http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/ttip-gabriel-beschwert-sich-ueber-geheimhaltung/12214708.html whoops,@EU_Commission move proving an own goal (v @michelreimon)#TTIP

Court Lets Malibu Media Move Forward With Discovery In Copyright Case, But Blocks 'Speculative Invoicing' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150818/17282532001/court-lets-malibu-media-move-forward-with-discovery-copyright-case-blocks-speculative-invoicing.shtml good

#CA appealing NAFTA tribunal decision of Nova Scotia quarry project - http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/feds-appealing-nafta-tribunal-decision-of-nova-scotia-quarry-project-1.3196817 not so keen on #ISDS after all #canada

#TTIP could put Big Tobacco's interests before public health - http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/trade-deal-could-put-big-tobaccos-interests-before-public-health-31464272.html "predicted gains too small to justify social risks"

Your Toner Is No Good Here: Region-Coding Ink Cartridges... For The Customers - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150815/02480731963/your-toner-is-no-good-here-region-coding-ink-cartridges-customers.shtml yeah, right


#Mexico: Stop attacks on freedom of expression - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/ruben_global_l/ "Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa found tortured & murdered"

#TPP protestors take wipe at Groser - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/281917/tpp-protestors-take-wipe-at-groser "Show Us Ya Text" #NZ

"I hope Chinese aren't collating Madison data with their federal list of Americans with a security clearance." - http://boingboing.net/2015/08/20/i-hope-the-chinese-arent.html

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?!@Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With Data It Collects On You - http://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2015/08/20/spotify-creepy-privacy-policy/ spotify just lost it

new @Spotify Privacy Policy is an utter disgrace - https://www.spotify.com/uk/legal/privacy-policy/ I won't recommend service again - & I have many times until now

It's Time To Encrypt Your Email - 6 Posts - http://code.tutsplus.com/series/its-time-to-encrypt-your-email--cms-795 it is; here's some help on that

Inhumane animal treatment cited at 3 out of 4 large-volume meat plants - http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2015/08/big-3-and-big-plants-leave-inhumane-handling-tracks-across-fsis-third-quarter/ #TTIP would bring this meat to #EU plates