Friday, 3 May 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130501 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

PLOS, Wellcome Trust, Google launch #openaccess science award program - recognition is good

Science Media Centre invents more GM "good news" stories - interesting analysis #uk

Meet #Drone Shield, an ambitious idea for a $70 drone detection system - not sure it's this, but we need something

#NL Minister to clamp down on computer crime, sanction Skype taps - lots of bad ideas here (v @rikwes66)

[RT] What is Special 301? A Historical Primer - great analysis #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

[RT] #CostaRica pedirá a Obama apoyo para entrar a la OCDE y Acuerdo Transpacífico - that's unfortunate #TPP

#China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival #GPS - be mad not to

Britain violates EU pollution law, court rules - shameful indifference by UK government

#Google Adds Remote Desktop Feature to Hangouts - potentially useful

#Brazil's Marco Civil Not Dead Yet; Yahoo Voices Support - surprising, but welcome

#Africa's Ancient Plant Diversity And #Seed Independence Under Threat, Supposedly In The Name Of Progress - not good

Plain fag packets plan up in smoke - Cameron's craven surrender to lobbyists much? (v @TransformDrugs)#health

Votingcomputer: the zombie that just won't die - good discussion of deep problems with #evoting

threats to block EU fisheries reform - from France, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Greece and Romania (v @jonworth)

The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian #Copyright - free #ebook

Pollution in #China sends some foreign workers packing - anecdotal but highly plausible (v @daeaves)

Analysis of data submitted by Monsanto GM maize MON89034 x NK603 - shows clearly why safety data must be #opendata

Frankencows: A Complete Misunderstanding Of Science - indeed: important to understand what's going on

Two and Half Years Later, DataWind Ships 100,000 Aakash Tablets to the Government - at last #india

European Medicines Agency publishes final advice from clinical trial advisory groups - getting there (v @bengoldacre)

RT @jamie_love Public Citizen hit USTR hard on the investor state dispute resolution issue for the #ttip. >> yay, go @Public_Citizen

Woeser's Statement On Apple's Censorship Of #Tibet - #apple up to its usual tricks of complicity (v @degewa)

Noncommercial Users Ask #ICANN Board to Review Decision to Expand #Trademark Rights in New Domains - (v @ipjustice)

More Obama appointments: Froman for trade representative - a hard man for #TAFTA/#TTIP?

Woman Prosecuted For Filming Slaughterhouse From The Road In Utah; Public Backlash Leads To Quick Reversal - ag-gag

procurement favouring Microsoft killed in Portuguese court - "clarifies widely used procurement procedure is illegal"

USTR "listening session" for public interest groups on #TTIP trade negotiations - first glimpses #opendrafts #TAFTA

Science Europe Denounces ‘HYBRID’ #OpenAccess - quite right, too

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs - how much evidence does UK gov need? (v @GeorgeMonbiot)

#Tor Books UK Says Ditching #DRM Showed No Increase In Piracy - a great data point

12 Latin American Governments Gather to Confront Extreme Investor Privileges Regime - #EU must do same #TAFTA/#TTIP

The U.S. government’s “watch list” on developing countries’ use of health rights - interesting analysis #pharma

In Violation of Constitution, Ethiopian Blogger Will Face 18 Years in Prison - awful #ethiopia

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