Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 120917 - ysterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Terrorists suck - the proof that we've all been conned over this "war on terror" #lies #blair

New e-book export feature enabled on Wikipedia - excellent idea

[RT] Syrian Activist Arrested By Secret Police Merely For Having Livestreaming App Installed On His Phone -

#GPL Violations Are Still Pretty Common, You Know? -'s regrettable #licensing

The Revenge of the Yellow Milkmaid: Cultural Heritage Institutions open up dataset of 20m+ items - good background

Class2Go: Stanford’s New #OpenSource Platform For Online Education - great move

This Is Not #Transparency#TPP Delegates Refuses To Reveal Text, Refuse To Discuss Leaked Text - beyond a joke

Jonathan Harvey: Reverse Chronological Collection - great choice: one of my favourite contemporary composers

Crossrail earth to help create biggest man-made nature reserve in Europe - what a fab & intelligent idea

Twitter to Web super-snoop law will trample twits' rights - good point #CDB

New Internet Infrastructure Coalition Reminds Us That Internet Infrastructure Goes Beyond Just Telcos - EU needs this

Microsoft and Germany's BSI warn against using IE - MS: "disable ActiveX"; BSI: "switch to another browser..."

Wake up powernappers, the Ostrich Pillow just landed on Kickstarter - so daft, it's brilliant

Beyond Open for Business - what #Amadeus is up to on the #opensource front, plus free report

New law about #opengeodata in #Italy - good to see this spreading (v @carlopiana)

Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge And Freecode From Geeknet - pass the parcel continues #publishing

UK Parliament debates law against 'trolls' - pretty daft (v @PoliceStateUK)

Whistleblowers at #CSIRO forced out and 'bullying rife' - unpleasant, if confirmed

US government 'has pollution costs wrong' - negative externalities, it seems

How To Reboot #WIPO - good focus on need for deep#transparency

Two UK police officers killed - a reminder of their quotidian bravery

'High value' air passengers may get fast-track passport checks - the mask of egalitarianism slips #uk

OKFN India Trip – the Roundup - great list of #opendatacontacts in #india

AT&T will be slapped with #netneutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking - classic abuse

Egypt seeks arrest of Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones -, this world is getting interesting (v @Asher_Wolf)

#Mozilla's #Firefox OS Is Headed for Developing Mobile Markets - big potential at low end

US Government Ups Felony Count In JSTOR/Aaron Swartz Case From Four To Thirteen - pure vindictiveness

Before and after #ACTA - slides of my talk at "Netz für Alle" conference on Saturday, as ODP and PDF files #pd

#Apple granted patent to disable iPhone recordings near gov. buildings or political events - (v @grossberg @digiphile)

Keeping the Government Out of Your Smartphone - "Screen unlock patterns are not your friend" #security

Utilihab: The Modular Open Source Home - modularity is key feature of #opensource methodology #architecture

Alibaba CTO: Google has strayed from its ‘Don’t be evil’ motto - the gloves come off...

Illegal music filesharing is now mainstream - the comments on this are interesting

Top #Pirate Party Member Has #DMCA Takedown Notices Issued In Her Name - well, that's not cricket, is it? #de

#Rackspace sued for hosting #GitHub - this looks pretty evil (v @dozykraut)#swpats

USPTO blocks web access to "Political/Activist Groups", including KEI, ACLU, EFF, Public Citizen, Redstate, DailyKos - NOT squatting on £1bn unused IPv4 addresses - analysis

June - August Was Warmest Period For Global Land Temperature Ever Recorded - USians might want to look at the chart

Searchable index of 350,000 US news broadcasts - fab;#BBC, your turn...

BitTorrent Downloads Booming - And Benefitting Musicians - excellent, clear analysis

Leaked #TPP Investment Chapter Presents a Grave Threat to Access to Medicines - useful analysis

“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Overly Secret and Unfair, Says Professor - " there is no presumption of innocence."

Appeals court halts proceedings in Google Books case - a saga #GBS

Corruption in Wikiland? Paid PR scandal erupts at #Wikipedia - looks pretty bad if confirmed #uk

Why The Internet Archive Says It Can Show You Every TV News Program - yes, I wondered that...

Romney Apologizes To Nation's 150 Million 'Starving, Filthy Beggars' - totally fab (v @ralpost)

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