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)

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