Sunday, 30 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130629 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Former #NSA contractor warns of “murky” interception arrangements - here's the story the guardian took down #EU

 HS2: ministers 'have misled public' over report on costs - #HS2 is going to be a costly, and utter fiasco

A Discussion With Cryptome - about #snowden, #nsa et al. good fun (v @newsbrooke @ChMadar)

Data Dealer - Legal? Illegal? Whatever. - interesting idea for a game... #kickstarter #cc

 Geheimdokumente: #NSA überwacht 500 Millionen Verbindungen in Deutschland - is merkel happy with that? #EU

With Journalism Persecuted, The United States Is Now At Event Horizon To A Police State - thought-provoking as ever

New #PRISM slides say the program allows #NSA to eavesdrop on live conversations - "direct" access returns...

Why Glenn Greenwald Drives The Media Crazy - simple: he shows them up for being spineless, craven flunkies

Conservative Columnist Says Gun Violence Isn't Priority - "20,000 Americans kill themselves each year with firearms"

‘You’ve nothing to fear…’ - useful comments from @simonmckay following thursday's meeting at Houses of Parliament

#China To Send Combat Troops To Mali - er, isn't this rather significant? (v @Jodsvall)

EU demands clarification over US spying claims - "would have a "severe impact" on relations between the EU & the US"

#Egypt's Mohamed Morsi remains defiant as fears of #civilwar grow - this is deeply worrying

A bionic arm gives life back to a deserving man - impressive tech, moving story

Important new paper: how #TPP will undermine tobacco, health & environment regs - excellent #ISDS (v @ProfGlantz)

here's full paper on threat that #TPP represents to tobacco, health & environment regs. - recommended #investorstate

Freunde machen so etwas nicht! - "Ich erwarte eine sofortige Beendigung der Bespitzelung. " #nsa #prism

Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations - #TAFTA/#TTIP in trouble before it even starts

UK's ancient forests could spread again thanks to plan to clone 'super-trees' - sounds a great idea

 U.S. Said to Explore Possible #China Role in #Snowden Leaks - ah, commie spy, now.... (v @maxkeiser @kaatje36)

#NSA-Spähprogramm in Deutschland: Steinbrück fordert von Merkel Aufklärung - quite right too

[ v e r a x ] : Edward #Snowden / 斯諾登 - Short Film - only 5 mins, but rather atmospheric & fun... (v @DerSPIEGEL)

La #NSA espionnait aussi l'Union européenne - "Barack Obama a menti." (v @endrazine @ioerror)

Breaking the Seal on Drug Research - useful piece on #opendata for #clinicaltrials (v @howardknopf)

Washington Post releases 4 new slides from #NSA's Prism presentation - huh? doesn't Guardian have them too? #confused

EU officials slam US over alleged bugging of EU offices; German prosecutors start probe - (v @howardknopf)#TAFTA

New #NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies - more detail emerge; EU people won't like this... #TAFTA

Reaktionen zu NSA-Enthüllungen: EU-Kommissarin stellt Handelsabkommen mit USA in Frage - & before latest leak

Berlin accuses US of cold war tactics over snooping - "probably entailed elements of industrial & trade espionage"

#Prism event in Parliament last thursday - lots of good stuff; worth watching (v @open_spectrum)#NSA #UK

#Prism, privacy and politics with a small p - useful #EU summary if you've not been keeping up.... (v @sinkdeep)

"Great care has been taken to make sure Mr Snowden cannot be pressured by any state to stop the publishing process" -

How The #Copyright Industry Pushed For Internet Surveillance - they must have it to tame the Net

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About #NSA Abuses - Stalin would be so proud (v @schestowitz)


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130628 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Why all the fuss about GM food? Other innovations are available - rightly focuses on real issue here: power

The Big Comparison Of Google Reader RSS Feed Alternatives - useful table to help you choose

Royal Family granted new right of secrecy - even when public interest: not right (v @tom_watson)

Dentist Threatens Patient Who Left Yelp Criticism With Criminal Charges - what a crazy tale

A hail and farewell to #AltaVista - end of an era; I remember when this first appeared #search

U.S. Prism, Meet China’s Golden Shield - of course

Your input needed: Questions for panel w/ Eben Moglen, #RMS, 4 MEPs - including father of #linus

If PRISM doesn’t freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert - yet more about thursday

6 Things We'd Change About #Feedly - I pretty much agree with those

DARPA-Funded Software Could Usher In the Era of #OpenSource #Robotics - that would be good

Judge: WikiLeaks Tweets Admissible in Bradley Manning Trial - don't seem to have any bearing whatsoever

A Sustainable Energy Future is Within Our Grasp - @WorldBank still pushing disastrous 20th cent solutions #fail

Internet2 Announces Proposals for #OpenSource SDN Networking Apps - good to see

Edward #Snowden has not weakened president, says Susan Rice - = we don't care what foreigners think anyway...

 Geheimdokumente: NSA horcht EU-Vertretungen mit Wanzen aus - publish #TAFTA/#TTIP dox - the US already has copies...

Who Helped #Snowden Steal State Secrets? - wow: biased & one-sided much? (v @mathewi)

UNSG report takes pro-IP approach, omits concerns - @UN hopelessly out of touch again #intellectualmonopolies

Freedom: The Big American Lie - "It’s America’s world; the rest of you are just scenery." fab. (V @Asher_Wolf)

Former #NSA contractor warns of “murky” interception arrangements - original source of new revelations #EU

secret EU deals to hand over private data to America - "Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain & Italy" did so

#Ecuador's Correa says Biden asked him to deny Edward #Snowden asylum -  "But the decision is ours to make."

Saturday, 29 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130627 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Snooper's charter has practically zero chance of becoming law, say senior MPs - useful summary of yesterday's meeting

#TPP: "against any extension of patent rights on drugs if it is going to force prices of medicine to escalate" - #my

Reject #DRM and you risk walling off parts of the web, says W3C chief - rubbish: #W3C getting desperate

Movement to Label GMOs Gains Steam - "Social media is feeding this effort and making it more difficult to confront"

#NZ Exports Face Destruction If Minister Changes GMO Rules - the reality of #TPP #democracy

OpenChem, Open Curriculum, and the Value of Openness - interesting

Opening the EU procurement database - important moves for #transparency

MPs: laws on #GCHQ snooping "completely useless" - #RIPA "is essentially voluntary code"; #NSA

Turning the Sow's Ear of Surveillance into a Silk Purse - it's an opportunity #eu #cloudcomputing #opensource

Former Second Highest Ranking General In The US Apparently Under Investigation For 'Leaking' Stuxnet Info - #manning

Protect Our Freedoms with “Pi-xels”: Support La Quadrature du Net! - a worthy cause - we need these people #lqdn

French parliament says #freesw is priority in education - UK should do same to make up for lost years (v @carlopiana)

#Tor Anti-Censorship and Anonymity Infrastructure needs some help - I've given; pl. donate if you can

Kiwi ISP Slingshot lets users bypass copyright geo-blocking to access services like Netflix - clever (v @slashdot)

Klöster in #Tibet: #China erlaubt offenbar wieder Bilder des Dalai Lama - good news if confirmed

Defense Department Blocks All Web Access To The Guardian In Response To NSA Leaks - making China look good...

Un traité "historique" sur l'accès des aveugles aux livres signé - #wipo #copyright

"organiser une harmonisation ou une reconnaissance mutuelle des normes réglementaires" - levelling down #TAFTA/#TTIP

The Washington Statement: Aufruf zu stärkerem Datenschutz in der EU - we badly need this

G-Cloud – how to win - read; weep. #uk

#Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed - impressive to lose something this big

#India's seed saviour goes against the corporate grain - #commons & diversity, not #monopolies & #monocultures

CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on Treaty for the #Blind - fine, moving speech by @pranesh_prakash #copyright

US Pushback Against Privatization Across the Country - time for this in UK (f @schestowitz)

PRISM should make businesses think twice about cloud computing - more on yesterday's meeting

Is It the Dawn of the Encryption App? - let's hope #opensource ones

#EU Parliament piles up tools to turn democratic deficit into surplus - more #transparency would go a long way

Google To Push Android Further By Making A Games Console, Smart Watch, Media-Streamer & Low Cost Smartphones Itself -

Open source projects aren't tax scams - putting the #IRS straight

#Ecuador Using Copyright To Try To Take Down Leaked Documents About Its Surveillance Practices -

#Facebook Will Remove Ads From Pages, Groups With Offensive Content - oh look, money talks

What It’s Like to Get a National-Security Letter - the amazing @brewster_kahle shows hows it's done (v @BoingBoing)

CIA Memo On Stopping Leaks To Reporters Is Promptly Leaked To Reporters - maybe there's a lesson here...

The Miracle in Marrakesh: #Copyright Reform to End the "Book Famine" - I love this "miracle in marrakesh" meme

We lack mandate to act against breach of privacy by internet providers: Indian Supreme Court - not good #nsa

Encryption practices vary widely in the cloud, survey finds - letting cloud co. handle keys is like zero encryption

#PRISM Parliamentary event packed out - it was; now let's channel that #NSA

#Encryption Foiled Wiretaps for First Time Ever, Feds Say - important (assuming they're not lying...)

Friday, 28 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130626 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Harvard, let everyone have access to the Bluebook! - knowledge must not be locked down (v @xpectro)

UK shale gas survey likely to reveal reserves higher than expected - "uses vast quantities of fresh #water" #fracking

re last tweet: problem with #fracking is -ve externalities not taken into account; we are already short of water, this makes it worse #uk

#AU Drugs patent bill clears first hurdle - still a way to go (v @DrRimmer)

Shameful: Other Journalists Now A Part Of Ridiculous Smear Campaign Against Glenn Greenwald - they are pathetic

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With #Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe - interesting move

Es wird Zeit für digitale Selbstverteidigung - "Nicht nur politisch, auch technisch." #rpism #nsa

Consumer groups urge Brussels to act faster on endocrine disruptors -  implement the 'precautionary principle' now...

Saudi Arabia Starts Clamping Down On Encrypted VoIP Services; US And UK Strangely Silent On The Moves -

UK Police Routinely Spy On 9000 'Domestic Terrorists' Very Loosely Defined - redefining dissent

#NSA collected US email records in bulk for more than two years under Obama - well, look at that... #surveillance

#WikiLeaks Volunteer Was a Paid Informant for the FBI - this individual is beneath contempt

The Tragedy of the Commons - more thoughts on using the cloud - or not... #nsa

The True Deservers of a Food Prize - well-argued & interesting piece

Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire - useful profile, frightening pic #wikipedia #london

Advertencia a Ecuador - yeah, bullying always goes down well... (v @Commonify)#snowden

Obama Won't Order Military to Force Down #Snowden's Plane - well, isn't he Mr Generous?

"weil Spähsysteme wie Prism und Tempora Cloud Computing in Verruf bringen" - you think?

#Copyright Levies Can Be Imposed On Sale Of Printers, Computers, EU High Court Rules - bonkers (v @howardknopf)

Internet Freedom: How Canadians Are Kept in the Dark - maybe canadians should do something about it? #TPP

#Guardian is looking for Technology News Reporter - you'd better brush up your Spanish, though...

Ecuador breaks US trade pact to thwart 'blackmail' over #Snowden - shocking; they'll be ignoring Special 301s next

Don’t get overly excited about UK’s new shale gas findings - all smoke and, er, polluted water supplies.. #fracking

Thursday, 27 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130625 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Marrakech Treaty For The #Blind Signed; MPAA Unable To Kill It - fab news, but expect ratification resistance now

Founder of web @timberners_lee accuses West of hypocrisy over internet spying - bravo (v @CasparBowden)#nsa #gchq

FSFE compliance workshop discovers GPL violation by FANTEC, Welte wins in court - yay, Welte wins again

European Commission meeting on #TAFTA/#TTIP - First Negotiation Round - I can't go, hope others can #Brussels

New book finds many US foods banned overseas for cancer links - will #TAFTA/#TTIP "harmonisation" force them on #EU?

#Privacy is not a commodity to be traded - "Regulatory convergence is just euphemism for deregulation" #TAFTA/#TTIP

#TPP and #monsanto - "chief agricultural negotiator for US is the former Monsanto lobbyist"; conflict of interest?

iPhone loses market share in Europe as Android surges - as expected

Where did Chinese tones come from and where are they going? - fascinating #linguistics

Studie über Pennsylvania: #Fracking treibt Gase ins Trinkwasser - enjoy!

Ad group blasts cookie-#privacy project from #Mozilla, Stanford - if they hate it, it must be good for Net users

Clear Thinking Needed in a Cloudy World - are you sure you want to put that confidential data in the cloud...? #nsa

Hague says we can’t do without #PRISM - i.e. UK & US need PRISM to spy on their own citizens to keep us in line

Digital copy of text on Marrakesh treaty for the blind, as approved by Committee 1 -

Walfang-Prozess: Japan muss sich vor Uno-Gericht verteidigen - yay, go #AU and #NZ

Wal-Mart’s Super-Counterintuitive Health Care Plan - whoa: "sending its workers to top-tier hospitals" (v @dozykraut)

In 2009, Ed #Snowden said leakers “should be shot.” Then he became one - much more than that; fascinating stuff

Congratulations to Harald Welte on Another One - plus some background #gpl #licensing

The #tarsands disaster - level-headed analysis from a few months back #canada

Students cite EU data protection laws, challenge firms over NSA data transfers - nice move

WIPO Treaty for the Blind Shows that #Transparency Can Work (and is Necessary) - #TAFTA/#TTIP take note #EU

#Australia censures #Japan for 'scientific' #whaling - #AU is the world's conscience on this – kudos

In a legal victory for #Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation wins lawsuit brought by former Berlusconi advisor - nice

#Snowden 'not likely to gain asylum in #Ecuador for months' - what does he do until then? (v @MiriamElder @ioerror)

Great Ormond Street Hospital gagged top doctor on safety fears - this is not acceptable #nhs

Forget Nato v the Taliban. The real Afghan fight is #India v #Pakistan - illuminating analysis #afghanistan

KEI on Marrakesh agreement on #copyright exceptions for #blind persons - "a shift in power in global negotiations"

The personal side of taking on the #NSA: emerging smears - important post on dirty tricks (v @a_greenberg @ioerror)

Jimmy Wales Thinks #Snowden Is 'An Innocent Party' And 'A Hero'; Wants To Know If He Ever Edited #Wikipedia -

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130624 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

When Whitehall shuns statutory scrutiny - disgraceful; gagging clauses must be banned #uk #transparency

#Australia Drops #Snooping Plans -- For Now - but it will probably be back... #prism

Warum #Snowden uns eine Warnung sein sollte - (v @oler @JanAlbrecht)

#Assange, Back in News, Never Left U.S. Radar - "criminalizing reporting process” (v @FreedomofPress @suigenerisjen)

JP Morgan wants EU to be rid of social rights, democracy, employee rights &right to protest - nice (v @marcuschown)

bp;dr - nice, but maybe should be "bp:cr" - "behind paywall, couldn't read" (v @mmasnick)

Warner Bros: Pirates Show Us What Consumers Want - "piracy as a proxy of consumer demand": do they finally get it?

Business Source (A software license with some #OpenSource aspects) - clever, but maybe not so wise... #licensing

#Backdoor in #HP backup servers - gosh; now, who do we know that might want to use such a thing...? #nsa #prism

Anglo-Saxon Spies: German National Security Is at Stake - good analysis of German situation (v @ioerror)#nsa #gchq

EU-US trade negotiations must be #transparent - tabled documents must all be public (v @ALTEREU)#TAFTA/#TTIP

excellent piece on the historical roots of #TAFTA/#TTIP - ‘cosmopolitical corporate consolidation’ (v

Meet the WikiLeaks Guy Who Got His Gmail Seized by the Feds - will happen to more (v @birgittaj @deCespedes @nnelken)

#ECHR: Serbian Intelligence Agency must reveal electronic snooping data - useful (v @janthonybarnes @ioerror)#gchq

Donald Trump Thinks The Extradition Process Is Too Slow, Suggests Just Killing Edward #Snowden - deranged

Privacy for anyone anywhere - "live DVD or live USB that aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity" (v @jmcest)

Shallow Surveillance Efforts Like PRISM Will Only Catch The 'Stupidest, Lowest-Ranking Of Terrorists' - same for UK

#EC tells public bodies to break free from lock-in - that's great, but maybe it should lead by example.... #EU

EU erhöht Grenzwert: Zuchtlachs darf mehr Gift enthalten - exactly what #TAFTA/#TTIP will bring to our plates: poison

Don't even bother asking governments not to spy on us - interesting, if depressing, points #gchq #nsa #prism

British intelligence is involved in PRISM, says Liberty - "has issued a legal claim against intelligence services"

The Doha dictionary - exciting: "will chronicle the history of Arabic terms over 2,000 years" #arabic

MT @EU_TTIP_team EU #TTIP chief negotiator to EP monitoring group: commits to briefings before & after each negotiating round>>& the public?

Senators To NSA: Your 'Fact Sheet' Isn't Factual; Can You Tell Us The Truth For Once? - probably forgotten what it is

US Gov’s 'Insider Threat Program' Obligates Federal Workers to Spy on Their Colleagues - East Germany would be proud

Equador concede asilo a Edward #Snowden - so does that mean he's still going there, or is this another bluff?

#Firefox Delivers 3D Gaming, Video Calls and File Sharing to the Web - good to see yet more innovation from #mozilla

Perfect Forward Secrecy can block the NSA from secure web pages, but no one uses it - obviously they should now

China targets U.S. products, calls them 'terrible security threat' - well, the closed-source ones...

#NYT uses work of journalist covering Manning hearings, refuses to call her a journalist - shabby & petty

Free Software post-#PRISM - it's based on #opensource; here's how free software can fight back #mozilla

Greenwald: #Snowden’s Files Are Out There if “Anything Happens” To Him - v wise (v @emptywheel @Asher_Wolf)

#Prism und #Tempora: Zügellose Überwachung zurückfahren! - sensible stuff (v @dozykraut)

#SOPA Didn't Die, It Just Emigrated - to #russia, with love #copyright

American Bankers' Association Claims Routing Numbers Are Copyrighted - yeah, right... #copyright

Flat Earth Society believes in climate change -
@TheOnion strikes again...or does it? (v @AlexSteffen @drgrist)

Greenwald Teases More NSA Info: ‘Majority’ Of ‘Significant’ Revelations ‘Have Yet To Be Made’ - (v @Thomas_Drake1)

#Germany blasts Britain over #GCHQ's secret cable trawl - geh geh geh....

UK Police unit monitors 9,000 'extremists' - it's the police who are the extremists here... (v @PaulLewis @asteris)

Fast and US trade rep commit to concluding #TPP in 2013 - by riding roughshod over public's right to know (v @mgeist)

#NSA Boss Pretends He Doesn't Know Anything About #Wikileaks - either lying, or incompetent; so which is it?

Clueless Spanish Politicians Want To Join The Government Malware Club - estupidez honda #es

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130623 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The murky world of 'secretive #lobbying' in Brussels - "lobby register must become mandatory for all" (v @ALTEREU)

Betrayals of the #NHS must end. It's time for doctors to fight back - also time for the #BBC to do its job and report

Ed #Snowden Leaves Hong Kong, Seeks Asylum In Ecuador, As US Officials Flip Out - good summary of weekend's events

Katharine Gun - kudos to the brave iraq war #whistleblower; unending shame on #blair, as ever (v @jmcest @ralpost)

Who'd try to smear Stephen Lawrence's family? A Met that's out of control - "Praise be for #whistleblowers."

NSA Now Revealing A Lot More About What It Does Than #Snowden Leaks Did; So Is That Harming America? -

Die Positionen der Bundestagsfraktionen zur Netzneutralität - useful background info #netneutrality

Richard Stallman Speaks About #Surveillance in the Post-Leaks Era - first of a series #rms

Doctors pass motion of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt - Gov's "ideological attack on the service" #nhs

Government cutting #NHS resources 'beyond the bone', says doctors' leader - "ministers risking patient safety"

Open source Python-based Freedom of Information platform - important tool for transparency #de

Public Consultation on the EU guidelines on Freedom of expression - deadline 15 July: pl. respond if you can #EU

#Snowden: "to deprive him of his computer would be totally intolerable."  - true geek (v @KeithBradsher @gadyepstein)

Senegalese award winner tells France to shove it - great story, great example (f @JulieOwono)#africa

US warns Moscow not to let Edward #Snowden escape Russia - otherwise obama will be very sad...

USA snokar i Europaparlamentets e-post - let's hope the EP knows what to do... #dataprotection

How Barrett Brown shone light on the murky world of security contractors - war on whistleblowers (v @BiellaColeman)

US film industry tries to weaken #copyright treaty for #blind people - contemptible scumbags (@jamie_love)

#TAFTA/#TTIP FAQ & docs - v useful resource; NB #EU ‘precautionary principle’, in danger of being sacrificed here

U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists - 'cos terrorists know how to avoid it (v @WeldPond @normative)

Protest (n.): A declaration of dissent.  - fine, angry piece (v undefined)

#Snowden sought Booz Allen job to gather evidence on NSA surveillance - well, well (v @declanm)

Rep. Rogers: Snowden's Secrets 'Belong To The People Of The US' & He's A Traitor For Giving Them What They Own -

When Jeremy Hunt can become health secretary, it's a sign Britain is sick - great invective, sadly all true... #NHS

#GCHQ Revelations Destroy Case for #Snooper'sCharter - UK gov already has all info, but it doesn't help police...

Questions for the UK government - excellent points from @OpenRightsGroup (v @tom_watson)#gchq #nsa

#MPAA's Actions, Emails Show That They're Doing Everything Possible To Screw Over The #Blind -

Scotland Yard spied on critics of police corruption - & they want us to let them spy on all of us? #snooperscharter

Demonizing Edward #Snowden: Which Side Are You On? - excellent, clear-sighted analysis (v @jjn1)

How can we invest our #trust in a government that spies on us? - superb piece by @GeorgeMonbiot #surveillance

Assange reveals details of 'Snowden Op', slams US 'war on whistleblowers' - (v @alanhaggard @birgittaj)

Pirate Party Norway: - #Snowden Passed Through #Norway to #Iceland - (v @schestowitz)

Rep. Grayson: I've Seen The Details And There Is No Reason To Keep #TPP Secret - make all tabled documents public

Monday, 24 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130622 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD starring #GCHQ, again

privately-run NHS hospital to have licence suspended: 3 patients died after routine surgery - welcome to NHS 2.0

#Snowden leaves hong kong on commercial flight to moscow - "not his final destination" (v @YanniKouts @kaatje36)

The US farm bill is globally stupid, too - & cuts right across #TAFTA/#TTIP too... #notfreetrade

For Spiegel, Tempora is front page news. Apart from Guardian, British press stays silent. - disgraceful (v @auerfeld)

#Morsi prison escape referred to Egypt prosecutors - is this true? seems unlikely... (v @MahirZeynalov @asteris)#eg

Communications Surveillance, Protest and Control… - good piece joining all the dots. also: includes badgers... #gchq

BBC Business Unit & the public interest - excellent analysis of how #BBC has lost its soul (v @ToruOkada69)#pravda

#TAFTA/#TTIP & #CETA have serious implications for #NHS - spot on: not many people get this yet: huge threat to UK

Überwachungsprogramm Tempora: Es geht um unsere Freiheit - "einen Wendepunkt."

#SecondLife turns 10: what it did wrong - easy: it tried to impose #scarcity on a world of digital #abundance

Edward #Snowden asks for asylum in #Ecuador: live updates - will be crowded out there #assange

#WikiLeaks Statement On Edward #Snowden’s Exit From Hong Kong - interesting coalition

Now the Government Knows You're a Dog - nicely done

Темы для блога - "напишите, и я напишу пост об этом подробнее." an offer you can't refuse #opendata

Tempora-Abhörskandal greift die gemeinsamen  Werte des Westens an. höchste Zeit, sich zu wehren - (v @JanAlbrecht)

Civil liberties: Guarding the guards - secret actions, abuse of power - just as with #tempora

to understand terrorism and threat assessment, look to Aum - interesting analysis (v @auxbuss)

Tennessee Official: Water Complaints Could be "Act of Terrorism" - the future: complaint = terrorism...

Anger mounts after Facebook's 'shadow profiles' leak in bug - I hope #EU dataprotection people looking into this...

Funders have all power in #OA negotiations. why aren’t they using it? - "why RCUK betrayal hurts so much" (v @brembs)

We can use European law to challenge this spying - great post: "manifest breach of the ECHR" (v @IanBrownOII)

Sunday, 23 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130621 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD starring #GCHQ

The democratization of the #drone - well, that's only fair

Google Makes Google News In Germany Opt-In Only To Avoid Paying Fees Under New Copyright Law - quite right

GCHQ tapping into world's fibre optic cables, shares intel with NSA - "essential that proper oversight is instituted"

WIPO Treaty Should Allow Libraries to Make All Books Accessible 2 Visually Impaired Patrons - shame on EU negotiators

Secret summit where slick #lobbyists for bio-tech giants seduced Tory Ministers into changing their tune on GM food -

#Copyright #Exceptions Gaining Ground Around The World -- But Not For The Blind - sacrificed on altar of copyright

Internet surveillance in English law - excellent summary: "Legal challenges to the UK regime are likely very soon"

now might be a good time to take another look at @OpenRightsGroup's"Digital Surveillance" report - (v @elmyra)#UK

How Much Would It Cost To Store All US Phone Calls Made In A Year? - cheaper than you think #nsa

Why #Monopolies Make Spying Easier - another reason to prefer #opensource where possible (v @minabird @IanBrownOII)

Edward #Snowden Charged With Espionage By US Government - and so the legal travesty begins

#Microsoft And #Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday - a marriage made in heaven...

#GM food off the menu in UK Parliament's restaurants despite ministers telling the public to drop their opposition -

MT @IanBrownOII My &@ChrisTMarsden's recent book on fixing the various Internet oligopolies: … #RegulatingCode

ICYMI: How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again? - a popular post this week, for some reason...

Suppressed report reveals companies routinely hire criminals to steal rivals' information - still trust UK police?

and after these latest revelations, we're supposed to trust UK police to protect our data in the Snooper's databases? #notcredible

"Victims of computer hacking identified by #Soca... suffered eBlaster Trojan attacks" - i.e. thanks to #windows again

#Netflix #opensources its Hadoop manager for AWS - that's good news

Trading Lives For Freedom Is The American Way - excellent analysis #nsa

#GCHQ monitoring described as a 'catastrophe' by German politicians - so do something about it

#Snowden spy row grows as US is accused of hacking China - over to you, #china...

US spies on Chinese mobile phone companies, steals SMS data: Edward Snowden - more details from #SCMP

US hacked Pacnet, Asia Pacific fibre-optic network operator, in 2009 - doing to the East what #GCHQ did to West #nsa

#hacked "Pacnet provides connections to 16 data centres for telecom companies, multinationals and governments across Asia Pacific." #nsa

This really is Big Brother: the leak nobody's noticed - US turns into East Germany (v @DavidOAtkins @Mlsif)#stasi

If you think #GCHQ spying revelations don't matter, it's time to think again - wake up, people...

Nathan Myhrvold Tries To Avoid a Lodsys Deposition and Spills Some Beans - this could be fun

MI5 feared GCHQ went 'too far' over phone & Net monitoring - UK people must read this (v @IanBrownOII @CasparBowden)

quotes from previous link: "People from MI5 were complaining that they were going too far from a civil liberties perspective" #gchq

"They are going round #Ripa. The legislation doesn't exist for this. They are using old legislation and adapting it." #gchq

"police used to ask for a warrant before intercepting communications, they now ask #GCHQ to intercept & then use info to seek a warrant."

"At one point, I was told that we were getting 85% of all UK domestic  traffic – voice, internet, all of it – via international cables."

"We're sitting there, watching them debate the #snoopers' charter, thinking: 'Well, #GCHQ have been doing this for years'."

"If the terrorists are wise to it, why are we increasing the capability?" #gchq

"If analysts believe it is proportional, they can look at all the traffic – content and metadata – relating to all of the target's contact."

"All you need is to have the wrong government in place. It is capable of abuse because there is no independent scrutiny." #gchq

all previous quotes taken from this latest @guardiannews article: please read - it's v important... #GCHQ

Breastfeeding figures fall as #NHS budget is cut - why look after future when you can increase profits now? #tories

Filmmakers’ group tries to reshape treaty that would benefit the blind - blind can't watch films, so to hell with 'em

USPTO releases 142 pages of emails from MPAA to USPTO re treaty 4 blind - my stomach isn't strong enough to read them

how ratings agencies helped trigger meltdown - staggering facts, brilliant writing (v @asteris @raypride)#austerity

Saturday, 22 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130620 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"Wir werden zum Teil dieser Maschinen werden" - we must have strong #dataprotection (v @surferrechte @JanAlbrecht)

WikiLeaks plane 'ready' to bring Edward #Snowden to Iceland - we shall see (v @xor @normative)

Environmental groups hope soil directive will grow out of EU's 7th green masterplan - interesting

Foxconn to hire 3000 to support #Firefox OS and software development - could be a really big boost #opensource

Why NSA surveillance is a threat to British doctors & lawyers - hugely important point: not just us, but our contacts

US Congress votes down bill to unshackle 'tied' food aid - wastes money, increases pollution - clever stuff

#China: credit crunch or worse? - this could get interesting... (v @jjn1)

#Turkey divided more than ever by #Erdoğan's Gezi Park crackdown - he blew his place in #posterity

Samsung Unveils #Android Camera with Interchangeable Lenses - the future, I presume

Randomise Me is a platform that enables individuals and organisations to run trials of varying sizes - great idea

Woman dressed as vagina stops street fight between penis and man in Glastonbury - riiight (v @EugeneByrne @cstross)

Prometheus - oooh, I predict this one will be really popular #sharing #xkcd

Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) - is this some kind of sick joke?

EU ministers leave the door open for harmful food speculation - morally unacceptable

Keir Starmer's Obscene Solution - thought-crimes in the UK; this will be an utter disaster (v @Asher_Wolf)

Anti-Prism - nice move from #Pirates, but note this: (v @vavoida @alexanderhanff)

question: has anyone ever tried to build a "source tree" of technology - which tech is needed to build more complex, dependent tech?

EU zeigt sich ratlos gegen US-Überwachung - great historical comparison between #prism & #echelon (v @netzpolitik)

Just released - UK Statutory Exceptions for Education, Libraries & Research - useful summary #copyright

Google told to delete Street View payload data or face UK prosecution - let's hope the #NSA is next on the list

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer - extraordinary tale of police deceit (v @JackofKent)

Leistungsschutzrecht: Verlage sollen ihr Okay für Google News geben - natural selection: idiot publishers will say no

Next-Next Generation Video: Introducing Daala - "royalty-free with a permissive FOSS license."

How Web mail providers leave door open for #NSA surveillance - only #google gets brownie points here...

Mailvelope - "OpenPGP #encryption for webmail"; haven't used it, can't vouch for it, but #opensource (v @dozykraut)

Obama Administration Has Declared War On #Whistleblowers, Describes Leaks As 'Aiding The Enemy' - from bad to worse

Exclusion of #water from Concessions Directive: Statement by Barnier - fab news (v @olivierhoedeman)#commons

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's comms -  UK "produces larger amounts of metadata than NSA"

so given GCHQ's world-beating ability to access metadata, why is UK gov still calling for Snooper's Charter to get it again? #Snowden

"850,000 NSA employees and US private contractors with top secret clearance had access to GCHQ databases." - & no UK privacy breaches eh?

so maybe Mr Hague ought to resign after suggesting in Parliament everything was under control and above board, "nothing to see here"?

also, this revelation undercuts argument that UK law enforcement don't have enough info - they have *all* of it - & still miss major plots

as many of us have been saying, having more data about all of us is not the solution; instead they should concentrate on the right info

also, who now would want to route their cables through the UK if every bit going over them is going to be spied on?

this news also undercuts UK gov arguments that #RIPA ensures everything is legal: they have been circumventing RIPA entirely...

"#GCHQ & #NSA avoid processing same data twice & seek to converge technical solutions and processing architectures"

Whistleblower Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of #Obama In 2004 - warning: may contain #irony (v @kopfzeiler @netzpolitik)

The Dragnet at the Edge of Forever - wow: actual court orders to google to turn over specific gmail accts - do read

mastery of the internet will mean mastery of everyone - "heedless delinquency in 2 of world's oldest democracies."

Carbon  emissions transparency should be at the heart of the global #opendata  agenda - important point, great post

EU-Kommission setzt Arbeitsgruppe zur Aufklärung von PRISM ein – Zusammensetzung unbekannt - a secret one, I expect

Open source spatial monitoring gets SMART for conservation - great idea

EU-US trade negotiations must be transparent - otherwise they will have no legitimacy #TAFTA/#TTIP

Take That, SCOTUS: Appeals Court Reinstates Patent On Video-Ad Technology - fight, fight, fight

Civil liberties: the world at their fingertips - this editorial lacks guts to name the real threat: a UK police state

In WikiLeaks Probe, Feds Used a Secret Search Warrant to Get Volunteer’s Gmail - not an American, be it noted

#GCHQ's Mastering the Internet (MTI) was written about by @theregister *4* years ago - kudos to them (v @AnnieMachon)