Friday, 17 May 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130515 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"#Firefox phone is now technically much better than#Asha on similar hardware" - (v @BrendanEich @brianbehlendorf)

In whose interest is EU-India FTA being negotiated? - not the public of either country, that's for sure...

New Yorker opens Strongbox - a Tor-based anonymous drop site - every media organisation needs one of these

Google Glass: just because you can… - "where #surveillance is the norm"

Why the #NHS will go out with a whimper, not a bang - frightening analysis because correct

UNESCO to make its publications available free of charge as part of a #OpenAccess policy - good news (v @technollama)

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart - brilliant idea

Hellishly complex, gorgeous assemblage about endless work - rather nice

Center For Copyright Information Loses Company Status, Not Supposed To Conduct Business In The US - weird

UK signals support for EU import of Canadian#tarsands oil - more suicidal moves by tories

High School Student Won't Face Charges for Exploding Science Project - outrageous it was even possibility

Science Communication at Tipping Point - "Your job is NOT to get tenure! Your job is to change the world" (v @brembs)

We Beat Them to Lima: Opening a New Front Against Secret IP Treaties - yes, need to go on offensive (v @ralpost)

How #GEMA Is (Still) The Worst 'Collective Rights' Organization In The World - poor#germany; unbelievable arrogance

IPR Lists For Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Still Growing; Risk Of Locking In Old IPR Regimes? - #TAFTA/#TTIP

Saudi princes fail to win sovereign immunity in UK court case - good call by appeal judges

Happy 10th Anniversary,@Groklaw - and thanks, pj, for everything#swpats #sco

Climate research nearly unanimous on human causes, survey finds - climate morons will insist it's "unsettled"

How transnational corporations use trade & investment treaties as powerful tools in oil, mining, gas disputes [pdf] -

Como las empresas mineras transnacionales utilizan las reglas de los acuerdos de inversión [pdf] importante #TPP

Why the TransPacific Partnership is a Scary Big (Trade) Deal - and how (v @mbauwens)#TPP

Think twice before signing investor to state dispute settlement treaties - hugely important point #TAFTA/#TTIP

This year's global #OpenStreetMap convention will be in Birmingham, UK - easy to find on a map... #OSM

Kiwis Want To Spy On All Communications, VPNs, And Be Able To Use Secret Evidence Against You - this is not good #NZ

How Private Consultancy Firms have brought the #NHS to its knees - brilliant - send this to everyone you know in UK

Les héros de la lutte contre la corruption : une interview avec gregory ngbwa mintsa - #corruption 

#Monsanto CEO Sees Social Media Fanning Opponents’ ‘Elitism’ - rather rich coming from company built on #monopolies

FCA to collect mortgage borrowers' personal data - that sounds proportionate; I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

UK Prime Minister Calls for “No Exceptions” in EU-US Trade Talks - ready to sell us down the river #TAFTA/#TTIP

UK Recording Industry Looks To Censor More Sites With No Trial Or Conviction - this was bound to happen

Eli Lilly's view on #TPP - oddly enough, no mention of the sick, just more monopolies (v @info_justice @DrRimmer)

#NZ Supreme Court to hear appeal on whether Dotcom can see US evidence - good news

4 LulzSec hackers jailed for up to 32 month by UK court - for rape, could have been a caution

Newegg Defeats Alcatel-Lucent in Third Patent Win This Year - kudos

Will giving the internet eyes and ears mean the end of privacy? - why we must have strong #dataprotection in #EU

Copyright policymaking and the digital #publicdomain: a bitter-sweet wishful thinking from France - useful analysis

Huge population of YouTube copyright owners denied class action status - well, there you go

Eric Holder Claims Terrorists Are Involved In 'IP Theft' - wrong at every level

IP Policy in Africa: COMESA leads - "not tempered by mention of imperative to promote a balanced #copyright system"

Prosecutor Hints Root Domain Registry Is Criminally Liable For #Copyright Monopoly Infringements On The Pirate Bay -

Stop #CocaCola trashing #Australia - I'd like to buy the world a choke, these days... #pollution

Police Cut 2900 Officers In Last Three Years - Met goes rogue: "splashing out on two water cannon at a cost of £1.3m"

TIFA will help ease trade in West #Africa - maybe, but will it also lead to neo-colonialism?

Economic governance in Europe - the case of the ECB and the Banking Union - Brussels May 23, 09:30 to 11:30

EU-India FTA talks stuck; insurance could be game spoiler -

The Mavi Marmara Murders - interesting stuff as ever from Craig Murray

Canada Courts, Patent Office Warns Against Trying To Patent Mathematics - more pushback against #swpats

Footage Of Lethal Beating Deleted From Seized Phone; Sheriff Asks FBI To Take Over Investigation - staggering story

Comparative Analysis of the US Intellectual Property Proposal and Peruvian Law [pdf] - #TPP

Viral Celebrity Kai the Hitchhiker Wanted for Murder - story just gets weirder...

.@publicknowledge Needs an Artist. Are you the one? - great idea: more groups should do this if they can

That settles it: Opera drops its $3.4m lawsuit against ex-employee Trond Hansen - what a waste of time & energy

Asia-Pacific may soon have more outstanding corporate debt than US, the euro zone and the UK combined - nice graph

#NZ Intellectual Property And #TPP - excellent, detailed perspective #copyright #patents

#Guantánamo strikers threatened with body cavity searches, lawyer says - humiliating - for the US people (v Joscelyn)

Which Journalists Accepted Free Laptops from Google? - cruel but necessary piece of meta-journalism

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