Sunday, 9 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130608 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Boundless Informant: #NSA's secret tool to track global surveillance data - I worry about person who leaked all this

"#BoundlessInformant leverages FOSS technology (i.e. available to all #NSA developers" - says it all #opensource

"Facts on Collection of Intelligence Pursuant to Section 702 of FISA" [pdf] - official statement on #Prism

Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted - suspicious: corruption in #Cameroon?

The End of Privacy and Freedom of Thought? - bad stuff happening everywhere #australia #dpi

How the NSA, and your boss, can intercept and break SSL - another reason to use #Firefox

As #China and #US become more like each other, they begin to snuggle up in public - incredible sight

Renowned Rights Watchdog to Downgrade United States in Freedom Rankings - that's the least of it (v @Asher_Wolf)#nsa

Staffordshire police officers quit over 'misuse of data' - but they'd never do it with Snooper's Charter data #cdb

#PRISM: Write to your MP - important to let them know UK spies must obey our laws' letter & spirit; sample letter

Rendition link to PRISM - "Ranjini is a victim of Big Data and PRISM" appalling story #australia

Mandarin by the numbers - "it is amazing how much one can say in Mandarin simply by punning with numbers alone"

OCA and Our Allies Pressure 10 Senators Who Voted Against States' Rights to Label GMOs - Land of the Free much?

Back African smallholders, not agribusiness - we need to help Africa, not help corporates re-colonise it with patents

EU commissioners attend 'secret' Bilderberg summits on expenses - & yet say "attending in their own capacity" – huh?

US surveillance revelations deepen European fears - bring in strong EU DP, withdraw US Safe Harbour now...

#Prism: "I authored the Patriot Act, and this is an abuse of that law." - well, there you have it (v @nickpickles)

Web inventor Berners-Lee warns forces are 'trying to take control'
 - (v @antagonise @mpesce)#defendthenet

The west is moving towards China in its quest for mass surveillance - but we have the luxury of being able to resist

USA: Revelations about government surveillance ‘raise red flags’ - rather belated, milksop response from @amnesty

Security Message to U.S. Citizens No. 46: Incidents at the Giza Pyramids - wow, really sad (v @eldahshan @asteris)

Police Visit Pirate Bay Proxy Owner’s Home Demanding a Shutdown - this is truly putting the FACT in "fascist"

Alternative Tube Maps: Ghost Stations On The #London Underground - truly spooky stuff

Wikimedia readies its ‘WYSIWYG’ visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July -

Argentine court revokes US$19 bln embargo on Chevron - chevron failing to pay for environmental damage in Ecuador

Yeo denies claims he offered to advise lobbyists for cash - I love his outrage at the "clandestine" recording #prism

What happened to Tank Man, China’s most famous Tiananmen Square protester? - frustratingly, we still don't know

Inside the United States - "This is satire." That last comment was the real satire.  Brilliant.  (v @acarvin @billt)

#NSA Bombshell Story Falling Apart - feeble mix of ad hominem attack + #FUD (v @ianbetteridge @Vulturemedia)#fail

Google is close 2 buying Waze for $1.3 billion - I just don't get what it will do with all our detailed location data

Rand Paul vows to take #NSA spying to #SCOTUS - well well (v @howardknopf)

#PRISM-Welle ebbt nicht ab – und das ist auch gut so - "Kann die EU etwas gegen PRISM tun?"

Clapper: Leaks are ‘literally gut-wrenching,’ leaker being sought - doesn't sound v minor to me hardly (v @mattmdiaz)

"#PRISM allows “collection managers [to send] content tasking instructions directly" - oh, look: direct access

The extreme anti-extremist: Raheem Kassam’s climate-sceptic ‘GreenCEASE’ project - what sad people

"harming people isn't my goal.Transparency is" "I feel satisfied that this was all worth it. I have no regrets." #nsa

NSA whistleblower: 'I do not expect to see home again' - "get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards."

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden video - cogent explanation why even if we have nothing to hide, we have much to fear

on video, #Snowden says he had authority to wiretap US President - at 3:40 isn't that slightly worrying? #NSA

" Is Undergoing Maintenance" - this is a joke, right? #snowden

Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong - more of this: rational debunking

Booz Allen Statement on Reports of Leaked Information - and #boozallen is back with message you were waiting for

RT @smykos Το #Prism είναι το #Watergate της εποχής μας >>let's hope it has the same knock-on consequences (v @asteris)

Technology giants struggle to maintain credibility over #Prism surveillance - yes: so what has Microsoft said here?

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