Friday, 18 January 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130115 - Tuesday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

How New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google - good analysis; amplifying the echo chamber (v @digiphile)

Swartz Death A Tipping Point - great to see #AU pondering the implications like this (v @DrRimmer)#copyright

#Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe - but maybe not for long #pd

Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral - "There, I said it." bravo #openaccessnow

UK Mobile Operator 3UK Filtering New Class Of 'Mature Content', Including Political Satire - anyone see the problem?

Code #Forking, Governance, and Sustainability in Open Source Software - good exploration of important area #opensource

Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds - so ban it now: bees are not optional for our food supply

Portuguese Government Capitulates On Copyright Levies, Despite Lack Of Support From Public And Artists - shame #pt

Pharma Companies Try '#DRM' For Drugs As A Ploy To Stymie #Generics - so inventive when it comes to blocking people

In A Way I Do Sort Of Envy The US Its Patent System - closer to collapse...

Google Nexus 7 tops iPad in Japan: Is this a trend? -, straw in the wind, at least #tablets

Aaron Swartz and the Corrupt Practice of Plea Bargaining - excellent debunking of prosecutor's claims

Copyright “Strike” Systems Are Modern Witch Trials - guilty until proven innocent

Netzpolitik und Frauen passen einfach nicht zusammen - problematic

Content as Data: Towards Open Digital Publishing with Substance - "collaborative composition and sharing of documents"

European Commission defends privileged access for big business in court - huge slap in the face for the public #eu

Privacy considered harmful? - #UK gov continues to ignore realities of healthcare dbs

Kim Dotcom blames record label pressure as radio station cancels Mega ad campaign - #Mediaworks are pathetic, if true

Uzbek Cotton Slavery Campaign - good to see more sunlight being shone here #uzbekistan

Secret Government Document Reveals: German Federal Police Plans To Use Gamma FinFisher Spyware - weird behaviour by #de

Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Concurs With U.K. That Samsung Galaxy Tablets Do Not Infringe iPad’s Design -

FTA between India and EU : Meet insists on informed consent - important #fta still going on in background

Pope’s ‘Gorgeous’ Personal Secretary On Vanity Fair Cover - WUT?

Fleur Pellerin livre une déclaration d'amour au logiciel libre -, fab stuff #opensource #france

Lenovo announces education-focused ThinkPad Chromebook, available to schools - hope this is sold more widely

Toxic Cloud Computing, and How #OpenSource Can Help - is serious; let's fix it #surveillance

Learning From Aaron Swartz: Content Must Not Be The End Game For Knowledge - "Not using knowledge is an offense to it"

Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? - unexpected consequences (v @rUv)

#NetNeutrality: Neelie Kroes Yields to Operator Pressure - battle is not over yet (v @PostActa)

Carmen Ortiz Releases Totally Bogus Statement Concerning The Aaron Swartz Prosecution - detailed debunking of claims

Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For ~ $100M - unless #elsevier changes dramatically, this is a car-crash

US lobbying against data protection reform intensifies - it really hates the idea of us furriners having any privacy

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

German government introducing legislation to facilitate green #openaccess - interesting move (v @Nancydiana)

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