Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Non-profit uses big data to track big government - “For us this is trying to expand the way Sunlight tracks influence”

2012 Will Be The Year of Weixin - interesting: IM client will only be for #mobile #china

Helsinki city officials highly satisfied with Free Software - important thumbs-up for #freesw from users #fi

#UNESCO Introduces Global Open Access Portal - good to have its backing; not sure of the role #oa

RT @vendorprisey @PiratNEA Nürnberger Nachrichten sieht die Piratenpartei mit 6% im bayerischen Landtag #Piraten #de

Open Government Consultation, Twitter Townhalls & Doing Advocacy Wrong - useful update on #canada's latest moves #ogov

#Canada pulls out of Kyoto protocol - first tar sands, now this: shameful #environment

EU's Advisor On Supporting Net Activists Previously Forced From German Government...By Net Activists - is that wise?

Dutch Collection Society Found To Be Source Of Infringing Content - I predict this will run & run #hypocrisy

Busted: BitTorrent Pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox - NB: "if it’s so easy to spoof an IP-address" - important point

Pressure for EU #netneutrality rules - European Council of Ministers joins the club (v @coadec)

europe's public data - promising-looking site #opendata #eu

No #Copyright Intended: The Coming Generation Who Intrinsically Assumes Remix & Sharing Makes Sense - why (c) is doomed

Under Industry Pressure, USDA Works to Speed Approval of #Monsanto's #GM Crops - rubber stamping much?

Contagion - a little, er, depressing #resilience

#Ebooks must stay fat with VAT, blame the EU, MPs told - really stupid

#Taiwan Looks To Join #ACTA - bonkers

Apply for the 2012 Google Policy Fellowship with Creative Commons - not sure whether this is US only...

No Disconnect – a response to issues raised - wow:@NeelieKroesEU responds to criticism of Guttenberg (v @netzpolitik)

EU tries to render emerging Treaty for the #Blind useless - shameful, disgusting behaviour (v @mgeist)

HuffPo launches a book club around augmented reading - actually a reasonable idea

Help test the first #Wikipedia visual editor developer prototype - oooh, exciting

Developers still supporting #iOS three times more than #Android - which means more than 3x the competition...

Oh Look, I've Done 40,000 Techdirt Blog Posts - saith @mmasnick: I think the rest of us may as well give up now...

Sorry, Deniers, Study of “True Global Warming Signal” Finds “Remarkably Steady” Rate of Manmade Warming Since 1979 –

MT @DirDigEng @SilvanavF:#OpenData Catalogue from #Colombia- Catalogo de Datos Publicos de Colombia: #opengov

Why you need a Global Brand - horrible way of putting it, but absolutely spot on... #reputation #businessmodels

wow: China denounced #Canada's decision to pull out of #Kyoto as "preposterous" - things are moving fast...

EFSA Admits Bt Maize Threat to Butterflies, Gives Green Light Regardless - clearly, the War on Butterflies must succeed

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