Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 120813 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

BTW, does anyone know what happened to that company that was much in the news recently?  can't remember its name, began with "F", I think...

Professor Schellekens: #patents on medicines are immoral - them, "prices will drop as much as 80 percent"

Virgin Media Blocks File-Sharing Site After Receiving Court Order - at least they waited until there was court order

The problem with porn filters - very clear exposition for non-tech readers of the woes experienced by @coadec

Indian government’s Internet #censorship proposal to be reviewed: MP - "through open public consultation"

Doubling Down on #DRM - wow, #hachette uk is arrogant, stupid and clueless – impressive

#TrapWire investigation links transit systems and Anonymizer in global surveillance network - good update

48 percent in Apple survey picked Android over the iPhone to stay with their carrier - interesting numbers

Next #TPP Negotiation Session Has 3 Hours For Negotiators To Talk To Public Interest Advocates - staggering contempt

CloudFlare Helps Save Wikileaks’ Bacon - good to see

Google launches new text input tool to let you type in Russian, Chinese & Hindi within Google Docs - this is impressive

Jaguars among species 'virtually extinct' in #Brazil's Atlantic forest - depressing #conservation

Journal Impact Factors are silly and everybody knows it - to move on, then... #publishing

Ein Kartell nutzt seine Macht: Wie die Verlage für das Leistungsschutzrecht kämpfen - great piece (v @netzpolitik)

Why restrict revolutionary research? - why indeed?#datamining #textmining #copyright

Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down - by using hyperlinks

Sorting and searching at the library - what a lovely little tale (v @dozykraut)#algorithms

#CETA fight over drug patents - "R&D spending to sales ratio continues a decade-long decline": 6.7% /cc @charlesarthur 

How a Cardiff murder led to a 20-year police scandal -, repeated bungling

Share your opinion on! - help it get better

GSU wins copyright case - all tied up now; good result (v @howardknopf)

Cows kill more people than sharks - far more dangerous than "terrorists"...

Android Is Winning - "mantra of releasing on #iOS and then eventually hitting #Android needs to be rethought"

Solving Wanamaker problem for health care - long, interesting: "Data science is not optional in health care reform"

Saving Mandriva - ah, yes, as the nuns were wont to sing: how do you solve a problem like #Mandriva...? 

Proteste gegen #Tibet-Politik: Chinesische Polizei prügelt Aktivisten zu Tode - the slow genocide continues #china

Comedian’s Tumblr Puts @Progressive Insurance on Defense - assuming the facts are as stated, deserves spreading widely

Indian ISP Penalized For 'Overblocking' In Obeying Court Order To Try To Stop Infringement - problems of overblocking

Hundreds of thousands of dead fish Reported on Galveston -, this likely to become common (v @wendycockcroft)

"private eyes had already obtained detailed information about his bank accounts" - whole episode is a disgrace (v @4b5)

OpenStax College’s free textbooks will save students $1M this fall - only?

Julian #Assange will be granted asylum, says official - amazing if confirmed (v @trevortimm @jamesrbuk)

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