Thursday, 31 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130129 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Judge Koh Rules in Apple v. Samsung - No Willfulness, No Enhanced Damages for Apple but No New Trial Either - 

PAIPO is dead! Long live PAIPO! - confused? me too#africa

Big IT suppliers and their Whitehall “hostages” - profligate & pusillanimous (v @DavidAllenGreen)#uk

#UK Families face battle with GSK over dangerous diabetes drug - shame on the greedy bully #GSK

"#GlaxoSmithKline, has admitted concealing data about damaging side-effects of drug" - #opendata 4 #clinicaltrials now

#NZ Patents Bill - 3rd Reading Approaches - NZ people: urgent - last chance to fight against #swpats (v @schestowitz)

So: 6,500 Win 8 laptops later, how are BT's field engineers coping? - #BT with its finger on the pulse of tech as usual

First Kiwi File-Sharer Guilty, But Lack of Evidence Kills Large Fines - absurd; an affront to justice #NZ

23.02.2013 Internationaler Aktionstag für Deine Privatsphäre - important stuff #privacy #dataprotection

German Proposal 4 Search Engines To Pay For Displaying Text Snippets Gets 2nd Reading - good news 4 london startup hub

Better Academic Research through Open Source Collaboration - important point

US-Diplomat warnt vor Handelskrieg wegen EU-Datenschutzreform - US threatens trade war if EU protects citizens' privacy

CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software - important principle at stake

CEO's Admissions That ICANN Is Not Ready For New gTLDs Should Concern Everyone - #icann worse than a joke now

question: anybody know what's happening with the EU's Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive? thanks

#Kazakhstan: Lathering Up in Horse Milk - this year's must-have cosmetic: soap made from horse milk...

Digitale Gesellschaft: Koalitionsvorschlag zu Abmahnungen geht völlig am Problem vorbei - what a surprise

When did locks become more important than the things they protect? - great q; applies to (c) too (v @BiellaColeman)

#NZ Copyright Tribunal: Accusations Are Presumed Infringement, Despite Denials - #copyright's perversion of justice

Hollywood Lobby Applauds Spain’s #Copyright Law - means its good for them, bad for spanish public (v @PostActa)

Polish becomes England's second language - "49 main languages with more than 15,000 users" #linguistics

#Polish translation of "Sharing" by @balaitous is out - for poles in England - and everywhere; free, under CC-By-NC-ND

Towards a coherent international cyberspace policy for the EU - but curiously, no mention of MS #Windows... #malware

#hadopi et amende automatique de 140 € : réaction de Jérémie Zimmermann - automatic injustice

British internet users' personal info in 'cloud' can be spied upon routinely by US authorities - MSM catch up (v @e3i5)

Decenas de fármacos excluidos de la financiación disparan sus precios - price gouging by pharmas (v @DaHammerstein)

Rupert Murdoch links sympathy for Palestinians to anti-Semitism. The truth is more complex - good column

Die Woche:Internet-Enquete und Freie Software -, but hardly surprising #opensource

Truly Stupid Ideas: Adding #DRM To #HTML5 -</facepalm>

EU trade minister heading to Canada, free trade deal close to completion - but still refuses to let us plebs see it...

question: anybody here use LiveCode? is it worth turning into open source via kickstarter?

Alicia Keys Joins BlackBerry as Global Creative Director - "because she believes in the product": not the money, oh no

#BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch gets a few cheers, a bunch of jeers and a lot of meh - fab headline

Skynet strikes: $616.57 for three songs - "it’s time to terminate Skynet"; indeed ( v @mgeist)#NZ

Google Decides Smartphone Market Share Is More Important Than#NetNeutrality - that "don't be evil" thing? #africa

#ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them - </gulp>

Kaspersky Lab Cyber Secure Operating System: It’s Real -"a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma"

A very great week for young programmers in the UK - and they only had to wait 15 years...

Easier access to PLOS data - yes: #opendata is next stage of #openaccess revolution

Environmental Assessment of #TPP - brilliant exposition of scandalous, unjust investor-state provisions (v @DrRimmer)

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130128 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Talking to Reporters Is Not A Crime: new leak investigation threatens press freedom in US - more bad stuff

Father of 6-Year-Old Newtown Victim Heckled by Pro-Gun Activists - 'cos guns are more important than children

Who’s Afraid of Kim Dotcom? - great post by @robertamsterdam, part of @KimDotcom's legal team (v @partido_pirata)

Carlos Miller Arrested (Again) For Perfectly Legal Photography - pure bullying

US Department of State Unveils Open Book Project - " free, high-quality educational materials in #Arabic"; nice #cc

#India hopes for progress on EU free-trade deal - does that mean it will give up on generics?

Open data economy: Eight business models for# opendata and insight from Deloitte UK - useful

Government Ban On #Bitcoin Would Fail Miserably - analysis; let's hope

Sweden follows Norway with #opensource "Fix My Street" -'s good to share

When Pirate Comradeship Beats Old Grudges - original viewpoint #argentina

Accidental Click Ignites Insane 3,000-Ship Battle in ‘EVE Online’ - hilarious

Colombian Constitutional Court Support Civil Society Concerns: Ley Lleras 2.0 Is Not Constitutional - procedural #co

Antigua’s Legal “Pirate Site” Authorized by the World Trade Organization - one step closer; but will it ever happen?

Uh-Oh: Acer Selling More Google Chromebooks Than Windows 8 Laptops? - how many straws in the wind do we need?

#Africa’s Mobile Tech Boom - interesting & important trend (v @africatechie)

33 % des utilisateurs de Twitter diront "mot-dièse" pour les hashtags - perhaps we should all switch #motdièse

It's an exciting day for me - #apache's Ross Gardler joins#Microsoft. a pity, but a small coup for MS (v @webmink)

48 hours to ban bee killers - maybe this would be advisable... #epetition

U.S. warns Antigua against "government-authorized piracy" - actually, it's WTO-authorised, so tough (v @howardknopf)

The Battle for the Soul of EU #Privacy - warning: may contain snide remarks & anger #dataprotection

Criminal record checks system breaches human rights, court rules - great ruling, humiliating slapdown (v @privacyint)

#IPRED : la fausse consultation de la Commission européenne - great analysis: we need evidence not more consultations

BioMed Central Open Data Awards - hurry, deadline soon; real dosh to be won #opendata

#Oracle partners drool over juicy £750m ERP framework - profligacy; so much for uk gov promises (v @kgerloff)

15,000 Raspberry Pis for UK schools – thanks Google! - for the copyright industries to squawk...

Robin Hood, reseteado - this is despicable: shame on @elpais_cultura for printing it (v @sinkdeep)

Les jeunes leaders Ouest Africains s’unissent pour lutter contre la corruption - great - the future depends on them

Redditor Points Out The Flaws In SimCity's Online-Only DRM, Gets Banned By EA For His Troubles - sharp & funny piece

re:publica 13 - call for papers - time is running out... #berlin

RIP #CleanIT - "group has produced a document which cost 44 Euro per word"; colossal waste of money  (v @netzpolitik)

Putting Users in Control of Plugins - "Firefox will only load plugins when a user takes action of clicking" #mozilla

#CitizenScience Open Technical Workshop – tomorrow - using Google Hangout

DigiGes-Kampagne zur Datenschutzreform: Brüssel entscheidet über deine Daten, misch dich ein! - we need this in all #EU

#Texas Public Schools: Still Teaching #Creationism - a betrayal of knowledge & educational process (v @sivavaid)

The Strange State Politics Of Arabic #OER - "far more like the Voice of America  than it is like Free Software"; yup

Marois warns she may scuttle Canada-EU trade deal if Quebec not satisfied - "pharmaceutical patents" sticking point

Why Do Americans Hate #Android And Love #Apple? - good analysis, I think: #US is now the smartphone anomaly

BASF halts EU approval process for GM potatoes - money talks; absence of money shouts

Philips Exits Consumer Electronics - end of an era

Bad Week For Carmen Ortiz: Admits To Botched Gang Arrest As Congress Kicks Off Swartz Investigation - whoops

Louisiana Will Eliminate Health Benefits For HIV Patients, Poor Children, And First Time Moms - (v +Christine Paluch)

#Israel Stays Away from U.N. #HumanRights Review -"1st country to withhold cooperation" (v @US_Campaign @Asher_Wolf)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130127 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Huddersfield #OA Publishing - "a low cost sustainable journal publishing platform using EPrints (v @RickyPo)

uBiome Nears $200,000 on Indiegogo To Crowdsource Data About The Bacteria That Lives Within Us All - #citizenscience

#gimp magazine Call for Content – Issue 4 - go on, you know you want to (v @razvansandu)

Drafting a Guide for #OpenData Business Cases - "to examine the potential for opening up data" - open for comments

#GEMA versus YouTubes: Die Top 1000 - 2Rund 60% sind in Deutschland nicht verfügbar." absurd

Chinese quad-core phones to drop below $100 in 2013 - #china #android

DNA in stolen kisses could reveal sex offenders - well, well

German Community Project about paid editing starts - stuff #wikipedia

Is Obama about to blow his climate credentials? - er, what credentials would they be? #tarsands

Microsoft veröffentlicht Studie zur Linux-Migration in München – teilweise - poor #HP: credibilityless...

First #OpenEconomics International Workshop Recap - stuff; includes recordings of sessions

The Oric-1 is 30 - what about the Jupiter Ace, eh?

Vice Italy interview with the editor of the Public Domain Review - the joys of #PD

Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 — Android “Undisputed Volume Leader” -

Unitary Patent: the Brussels problem - now, this is v interesting

The secret courts bill won’t enhance justice or make us more secure - bin it (v @newsbrooke)#law 

‘There is a drone with #Assange’s name on it’ – William Blum - could the US be that evil/stupid? (v @schestowitz)

Aprovechar la crisis para una innovación biomédica más justa, eficaz y transparente - #opendata #clinicaltrials

Twitter Transparency Report v2 - good t see (v @tim)

ironic these calls for "balance" on copyright: true balance would mean correcting 300 years of totally one-sided legislation #ERRBill

IP tracking : l'eurodéputée Françoise Castex veut une enquête de la Commission - naughty (v @gchampeau)

On International Data Privacy Day - who is reading your emails? - #UK comes out looking pretty shabby here #shame

Just As Many Musicians Say File Sharing Helps Them As Those Who Say It Hurts - well, there you have it...or not

How Unlocking Your Phone May Now Be A Crime: $500,000 Fines And 5 Years In Prison For First Offense - proportionate?

A major moment for data #privacy - "chill innovation" - shameless #FUD from #Intel; disgusting (v @dml @IntelPolicy)

Monday, 28 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130126 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

EU, U.S. on verge of "difficult" free-trade negotiations - will be if they try to introduce copyright & patents #tap

Free Software & Digital Rights Noosphere: Antonios Tsipropoulos case is finally over - sounds like an absurd case #gr

SelectaDNA Gun Will Tag Criminals For Weeks - than a #taser, I suppose

Warning: Graphic Porn Invades Vine - wow, nobody could have seen that coming... #pompeii

Will the Upcoming Six Strikes Scheme Stop Piracy? -

Nicholas Stern: 'I got it wrong on #climatechange – it's far, far worse' - eeek, not good

Sunday, 27 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

[RT] #EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From#Openness, We Should Change Those Laws - great to hear

USTR Pushing Excessive #SOPA-Style Liability In #China - pretty extraordinary

#Copyright for #Librarians - "online open curriculum on copyright law"; free, in 7 languages

Paris Match on Seralini and the price of truth - brave chap

German Court Recognizes That An Internet Connection Is Now Indispensable For Modern Life - so forget 3 strikes

At CNET, 'morale is plummeting and people are pissed off' -'t think why....

#Colombia's SOPA Struck Down, But For Procedural Reasons - better than nothing

Aaron Swartz Unlikely To Face Jail Or Conviction... Until Feds Decided To 'Send A Message' - looking worse & worse

Open Source Brain - "a resource for sharing and collaboratively developing computational models of neural systems"

Court Refuses To Allow Copyright Troll To “Ensnare” Innocent Subscribers - well done court

#Algeria hostage crisis: full story of kidnapping in desert - incident, good report (v @asteris @HannahHaniya)

The Brussels #Privacy Declaration - timely #dataprotection(v @MaliciaRogue)#eu

Freedom Of Speech Is Primarily The Right For Stupid People To Say Dumb Things - yup, sadly

Anti-Piracy Company ‘Tests’ Mega’s Copyright Takedown Skills - not that the US will take any notice...

The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis - has sharing replaced evolving?

Saturday, 26 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130124 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

A Free Database of the Entire Web May Spawn the Next Google - nice

#Monsanto Offers Brazilian Farmers Royalty-Free Soybeans - who would be stupid enough to accept a handful of beans?

No Willy No Woman’s Hour - #bbc acting as a bunch of arrogant, er, things, as usual... #sexism

#Apple's Uh-Oh Moment: The Great Smartphone Boom Is About To End - #android already moving into every other area...

This Is the World’s Largest Container Ship, But Not for Long - er, big

Aaron's Army - "access to knowledge is a human right." superbly angry piece by @carlmalamud(v @xor @DrRimmer)

[RT] #Antigua Government Set to Launch “Pirate” Website To Punish US - & #WTO says this will be completely legal

Secondhand MP3 Dealer Redigi Expanding Into Europe... And Tangling With A Whole New Set Of IP Laws - should be fun

Making a film using #Blender - exciting area #opensource

Six-year-old “Dancing baby” lawsuit set for jury trial - this is even necessary #copyright

Why we spun out Maker Media - important sign of the times #makers

Greek economic crisis has cleared the air - interesting analysis

#Jolla aims to unseat #Android in China with its open source Sailfish mobile OS - nothing if not ambitious

Huawei Was Top Third Smartphone Vendor In Q4 After Samsung & Apple, Says IDC - continuing rise of #china

US senators demand end to EU barriers on meat - sure, just drop GMOs, meat with growth hormones & cleaned with chlorine

#Canada’s #tarsands charm offensive hits rocks - if it wants credibility, maybe it should stop gagging its scientists

Oil showdown in the Amazon - epetition to save pristine Ecuadorian forest from curse of oil exploitation

Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France - why not tax no. of open windows on screen...?

.@MarietjeD66 on problems of copyright and the need for reform - ignore biased interviewer #eu

Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science - people are selfish scum

10 Years Later: #Antigua May Finally (Really) Set Up Official 'Pirate' Site To Get Back What US Owes - the full story

UK signs up to Cyber Resilience Partnership - translation: "further bad laws to arrest hackers & drive more to suicide"

Some Europen #OpenStreetMap growth statistics - always nice to see #osm

Half-Life 1 coming to Linux! - 2013: year of gnu/linux gaming?

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative - isn't this simlar to @KimDotcom is doing?

Yolo Is Intel’s First Smartphone for Africa - fab; certainly won't be the last #android

Dolphins form life raft to help dying friend - thus showing more compassion than many humans, sadly...

São Paulo 459 anos: site coleta fotos antigas da cidade - should do this...

Web founder Berners-Lee: Share info, improve the world - "legislation gets too strong" #sharing

MeCam: A $49 voice-controlled quadrotor - wow, so small, so cheap #drones

Bundesregierung: Bewaffnete Drohnen sind “unbedingt erforderlich” - ORLY?

Stunning Whale Shark Photos Aim to Help At-Risk Species - some amazing, surreal images; hope they help

#Lutosławski Centennial - Complete Chronological Catalogue on Spotify - this is great

EU Data Protection lobbying documents - useful collection (v @teirdes)

#EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From #Openness, We Should Change Those Laws - great to hear

Briton who took on Sergei Magnitsky network faces #libel case in UK - murky stuff (v @suigenerisjen)

150 kilowatt lasers will be installed in US Fighter planes 2014 - time to invest in mirrors... (v @alexanderhanff)

Homeland Security Secretary urges US government to pass cybersecurity legislation - http:// UK next? cc @AlexPdeLeeuw

Friday, 25 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

+Alan Cox  "I'm leaving the Linux world and Intel for a bit" - of an era; good luck... (v @schestowitz)

Court Refuses To Try Self-Confessed Pirate Bay Uploader - "Internet piracy should not fall under criminal law."

New business models in high value manufacturing competition - scope for open innovation #uk

Dish Turns CBS' Actions Against It; Touts Its Revoked 'Best In Show' Status With A Damning Footnote - richly deserved

Afripedia project increasing off-line access to #Wikipedia in #Africa - interesting project

Unlocking Cellphones Becomes Illegal Saturday in the U.S. - absurd

The Open Budget Survey is out - #nice #opendata

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni to Flee 75% Tax Like Gerard Depardieu - such patriots

Climate policy could be 'collateral damage' of UK exit from EU - better not be

Mega Launch Video Removed From YouTube By Music Rights Outfit - if confirmed, #GEMA as pathetic as ever

How Twitter’s new embeds will make social media’s copyright issues even weirder - (c) not fit for the age of the Net

Open Engineering - interesting details of how mozilla's#firefox OS team works (v @storming)

What is #Indect Project? - "because the main threat is you"; watch it (in all senses) (v @juanjo2912)

Finnish residents please sign and RT this petition for #copyright reform - big opportunity here (v @silpol)#fi

.@techdirt: Our New Sky Is Rising Report! - more facts that show #piracy is not killing any #copyright industry; free

We, the People; We, the Coders - why #obama would be mad not to #opensource his campaign sw

NB: new "Sky is Rising" report is about #EU, & available in German, Spanish, French, Italian & Russian translations -

Are genomes “anonymous data”? - this will become a huge issue for #privacy

Help Us to Cultivate the Digital #Commons! - yes, please do #sharing

Access Info Europe has asked that political parties are included in the future of#Transparency Law - #es

Letter From Forty-Four Digital Rights Groups Demands #Skype Detail Its#Surveillance Practices - just do it

Bundesgerichtshof: Zugang zum Internet von zentraler Bedeutung für das moderne Leben - another court says it

Industries pin hopes on imminent EU-US trade talks - of Trans-Atlantic Partnership (#TAP) still vague

UK Government to be make it easier for officials to block #FOI requests - frightened of sunlight; sheer cowardice

Editorial Insists Hackers Must Be Punished, While Misunderstanding Nearly Every Detail - @globeandmail utterly clueless

Restaurant Customers Refused Service After Making Fun of Child with Down Syndrome - too right

City of Munich refutes rumours spread about costs of using open source - certain companies not looking so clever

Why Did the Justice System Target Aaron Swartz? - double standards #bankers

After Ten Years of Publishing, What’s Next for PLOS? - time flies; fab stuff, more to come #openaccess

Common #pesticides 'can kill frogs within an hour' - must change how we use these

Claire Perry seems to suggest that once a child can pay for their own phone, they can skip filtering? - so, about money

#Antigua Government Set to Launch “Pirate” Website To Punish United States - & #WTO says this will be completely legal

US trade commission won't ban Samsung products anytime soon - "For #Apple that means one thing: delay, delay, delay"

Thursday, 24 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Citizen science can produce reliable data - important point (v @cochranecollab)

UK Environment Agency says you need a licence to have a list of all UK rivers - #opendata much? (v @MarkGoodge)

Pentagon Says Protests Are Acts of “Low Level Terrorism” - NB: this is the trick they are using (v @57UN @Asher_Wolf)

Microsoft refuses to release study challenging Munich Linux success - credible much? #FUD

Memory to myth: tracing Aaron Swartz through the 21st century - fine piece of long-form journalism from @verge

[RT] #WikiLeaks Reveals Aaron Swartz May Have Been A Source: Wise Move? - I have my doubts 

World's Largest Natural Sound Archive Now Online - did all the animals give permission?

Re-inventing Academic Publishing: 'Diamond' #OpenAccess Titles That Are Free To Read And Free To Publish - exciting

Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons - great #cc

great example of intellectual monopolies being used for pure bullying - nothing to do with #innovation #patents

500 Days To European Elections, Pirates Needed More By The Day - agreed; pity they seem to be imploding in germany

Romanian parliament adds obstacles to fight against graft - to throw #romania out of the #eu, perhaps? #corruption

Indian Government announces IT agenda for 2013, Wants to develop an Android watch - a watch??? #india

Italian #Wikipedia surpasses one million articles -

High level, low results: EU media pluralism and some random recommendations - sounds like a dog's breakfast

Actual #Facebook Graph Searches - clearly a privacy nightmare; will #facebook get sued into the ground? (v @webmink)

Another Reason to Use #OpenSource: Sane #Licensing - trust anything else?

Internet : Neelie Kroes n’est pas neutre - fine, fiery piece by @FrCastex(v @gbeltra)#netneutrality

France, Cradle Of 'Three Strikes' Punishment, Explores Another Bad Idea: Killing #NetNeutrality - bad #france

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy - you bet #sharing

US Corporations Win Against #Privacy in EU Parliament Consumer Committee - whose side is #ALDE on here?

Is the end in sight for international copyright laws? - "not done for copyright owner, but for the user of the works"

Tapirs thrive in remote national parks - great news for#tapir lovers everywhere...

Digital Public Library of America recommends CC0 - yay, go CC0

That HP/Microsoft “study” on the Linux Migration in Munich? Hm. - some preliminary debunking #FUD

Consultation on Enablers for EU multimodal travel planning & information services - (v @lawyer_martin @lilianedwards)

Cable Industry Finally Admits Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion - another reason to defend #netneutrality

My thoughts on Aaron Swartz, and the benefits of #openness - good to see this coming from @NeelieKroesEU 

The Innocence Penalty - terrible situation (v @normative)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130121 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Australian Pirate Party Gets Approved and Russians are Denied (Again) - more absurd stuff in #russia

The collision of #copyright and e-science - a real, growing problem #opendata

iPad Hack Statement Of Responsibility - obvious similarities with aaron swartz #bullying

Rat der Europäischen Union rät den Mitgliedstaaten, bei Finanzermittlungen den heimischen Datenschutz zu unterlaufen -

Polynesians reached South America, picked up sweet potatoes, went home - amazing, if confirmed

UK Government To Use #PayPal For Identity Assurance - a clever move

Sim City beta EULA includes company-wide ban for unreported bugs - these people are so clueless

Canada, EU in final push for trade deal; latest investment chapter shows blatant pro-investor bias - #ca crazy to agree

FSFE: 'France's reading of copyright is limiting innovation' - signals from #france on #opensource

How Much Mobile Content Can You See? - less than you think, less than you should #censorship 

Announcing the #Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone! - #linux

Erbgut-Vergleich: Frühe Chinesen verwandt mit amerikanischen Ureinwohnern - well, obvs: didn't we already know that?

NEC Medias W: #Android Smartphone With Two 4.3-Inch Screens - intriguing

US Data Privacy Campaigners Support Brussels Against US Interference - good to see #dataprotection

Carmen Ortiz Refuses To Reflect; Insists Her Office Will Do Everything The Same As Before - lovely lady

Alert: Our #Privacy About to be Destroyed in Brussels? - Facebook x Google, then square it.

Meet 31 year old Ashish Thakkar – Africa’s Youngest Billionaire - "Dubai as a hub for #Africa." (v @africatechie)

FBI Letter To Martin Luther King Telling Him To Commit Suicide - still think Net surveillance good idea? (v @normative)

University of Strathclyde’s Centre for White Space Communications officially opened - great idea #spectrumcommons

Swartz's Death Places Spotlight on More #OpenAccess To Information - the canadian context #oa

CDU-Politiker Michael Fuchs geht juristisch gegen uns vor -'m guessing this will turn out to be unwise #transparency

Free Comes with a Price Tag - Aaron Swartz: "His was not an innocent act." & so it begins (v @sinkdeep)

TCO Studie zur Linux Migration in München - I could debunk this, but won't, because #microsoft is done (v @jwildeboer)

Six Strikes Administrator: Loss Of Open WiFi Access At Cafes Is Acceptable Collateral Damage - incredible admission

Old EMI Email Shows They Knew That Giving Away Songs For Free Leads To More Sales - again: sharing drives sales

French court tries to stop people right-clicking on its Web site [fr] - hilarious; public documents, too...

Mackerel overfishing: greed is the problem - some people are clearly more stupid than the fish

#WikiLeaks Reveals Aaron Swartz May Have Been A Source: Wise Move? - I have my doubts 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130120 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Here’s a List of People Injured or Killed by Guns on ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ - bet they didn't appreciate the bullets...

The Bukharian Jews: The Story of a Mizrahi Community - tale

#Mandopop Idol Wang Leehom’s DRM-Free Experiment Seeks To Foster Innovation In The Asian Music Industry - 

EU-Ministerrat: Targeted Advertising wichtiger als Datenschutz - shameful

The 16th Century Religious Wars And Today’s #Copyright Monopoly Wars Have More In Common Than You Think -

shameful abuse of "national security" regarding trade unionists' prosecution - (v @Eaterofsun @tom_wein)#policestate

Teaching kids they have no privacy? - sad little busybodies...

LG overtakes Apple in the US handset market - #apple now third

European Commission maintains Dalligate secrecy, withholds info on contacts with Swedish Match - hiding something?

Youth expelled from Montreal college after finding ‘sloppy coding’ that compromised security - more bullying of geeks

Wired Science Space Photo of the Day - oooh, serious asteroid

“Carbon dioxide data is not on the world’s dashboard” says Hans Rosling - fab, important stuff #opendata #climate

Dotcom’s Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site’s Finances - digital vigilantism: no proof required

Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android - good way of looking at it

Will @NeelieKroesEU Defend or Destroy #EU #NetNeutrality? - the Big Question 

#TPP announcement in U.S. shelved by intraparty opposition, farm lobby - pretty significant (v @remixtures)

Apache #OpenOffice: Merging Lotus Symphony: Allegro moderato - useful update

Confirmado: el #TPP extenderá las patentes - insanity: longer patents, clinical data exclusivity (v @PostActa)#mx

Monday, 21 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130119 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Mega hits 1 million users after one day as Kim Dotcom officially launches the service - good report of launch

#MIT's got form - sad to see it repeatedly betraying its great #hacker tradition

Justin Bieber's Mom Made an Anti-Abortion Movie - stupid is obviously a dominant gene

The Android Of Albertus Magnus - how far back does the word "#android" go in English? at least to 1657...

And The Worst Lede of All Time Is: “She lost a womb but gained a penis.” - </facepalm>

Can oil save the rainforest? - bizarre headline; as article makes clear, #oil is the destroyer - ask #chevron

Aaron Swartz: cannon fodder in the war against internet freedom - "this is now all about control"; oh yes...

5-year-old girl labelled "terrorist threat" - why we're mugs 4 believing "war on terror" (v @iowahawkblog @Asher_Wolf)

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130118 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

How the Internet killed the Stop Online Piracy Act -
A gallery illustrating the movement to stop #SOPA,1 year on

Ministers Express Doubts on Expanding Data Protection Laws - "right to be forgotten" part certainly problematic

Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers, bases prices on duration - owning books that little bit less

The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr - long, thoughtful piece from James Boyle

Survey for SOPA fighters - "Contribute to a knowledge base designed to shed light on the public's role in the debates"

#Turkey's Science Research Council Stops Publication of Evolution Books - disappointing & dangerous

Nokia Releases 3D Print Files For Lumia 820 Smartphone. - #nokia does something clever for a change

US Government Still Leaning On EU To Dilute Data Protection Reform Proposals - http:// "get knotted" should be reply

An African Platform for #OpenAccess Academic Articles - moves (v @africatechie)#oa #africa

Saturday, 19 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130117 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

One year ago we defeated #SOPA - January 18th is#InternetFreedomDay

#Australia's Spies Want To Put Members Of The Public At Risk By Using Them To Pass On Malware to Suspected Terrorists -

Patent Troll with Patent on Podcasting Threatens to Shut Down—or Shake Down—Podcasters - podcasting is obvious

[RT] Of #netbooks#tablets and #Linux's revenge - is mine, saith the penguin

#Hadopi : les éditeurs vidéo veulent sanctionner l'usage du streaming pirate - clueless

The #OA Interviews: Ashry Aly of Ashdin Publishing -

    7,7 % de droits perçus par les producteurs de musique en 2012 - oh look: also not being killed by piracy #fr

EU-India free trade deal in final lap, diplomat says - do we have any leaks of this? do we know any details? #fta

Michelle Bachmann stiffs her campaign staff, they retaliate by ratting to the feds - this is rather wonderful

#CleanIT: GutachterInnen der EU-Kommission beklagten unangemessene Kosten und fehlende Methoden - what a joke

Brendan Eich takes control of Mozilla engineering - good news

Health and transparency NGOs demand Commission implements UN #tobaccolobbying rules - only reasonable

Year of the whistleblower? - that would be good

Leistungsschutzrecht im Bundestag: “Der Gesetzesentwurf wird von deutschen Urheberrechtlern zu Recht abgelehnt” -

swedish music sales also up, by 14 percent [pdf] - largely because of streaming (v @ffkp)#se

Dan Bull song tribute to Aaron Swartz - short and sweet; the perfect anthem for #InternetFreedomDay 

BIS Committee announces inquiry into UK Government's #OpenAccess policy - another? what is this, a conspiracy?

Announcing the Aaron Swartz Memorial Grants - nice idea

O'Reilly Media is making Open Government free to all to access in honor of Aaron. - http:// #PDFtribute (v @digiphile)

One Year Later, #SOPA/PIPA Supporters Still Completely Ignore The Public - "voluntary" solutions huge problem here

Kim #Dotcom: the internet cult hero spoiling for a fight with US authorities - decent enough interview; NB #SOPA ref

Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' Video Taken Down On Internet Freedom Day - well, course #copyright

Ahimsa: Sita Sings the Blues now CC-0 “Public Domain” - move #pd

The Copyfight's Next Stage: We All Speak Up Together - must hang together, or else...