Friday, 21 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130619 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

A crowning glory: patent law and public health - why patent monopolies must be loosened to save lives #au

Has U.S. started an Internet war? - Bruce Schneier is worried it has (v @dangillmor)#nsa

Japan Agriculture News on #TPP - useful perspective (in English)

Microsoft Capitulates, Removes Online DRM From Xbox One - welcome climbdown; shows protest works

NZ citizens: #TPP stakeholder sessions in major cities - demand a place @ these - this is negotiated in your name

Costa Rica sacks climate advisor for criticising China oil loan - doesn't look good

Independent approval for undercover policing - about time #UK

Virtual Piracy vs Licensed Fraud - why #copyright is about control not creativity

In Germany, Obama Encounters a Tough Crowd for Defense of Surveillance - useful summary

This brave Neuland - Merkel: “Das Internet ist für uns alle Neuland” - there's yer problem, then... #EU

Germany's Spies Have #NSA Envy: Currently Working To Build Their Own Comprehensive Snooping System - oh, great #de

Protecting Europe’s Privacy - good to see @VivianeRedingEU taking the fight to US (v @williamheath)#nsa

Thoughts on #OpenInnovation - lots of good stuff, all free.  from Open Forum Academy, of which I'm a Fellow... #cc

PRISM - Where do we go from here? - why even DuckDuckGo isn't safe (hint: it's a US co.); Ixquick seems best bet

USA now isolated on TPMS in treaty for blind discussions - good news: time to stop hating the #blind, #US....

#Mozilla & 3rd-party cookie problem - "use lists to manage exceptions to a visited-based 3rd-party cookie block."

Environment minister's call 4 growing GM crops to solve food crisis seen as 'propaganda for agribusiness' - #patents

Canadian Government Maps Plan for Future Intellectual Property Reform - and it's rubbish, frankly #canada

why does European Commission support assistive tech - but spit on the blind when it comes to the WIPO treaty? #shame

Contrary To Claims Of Grandstanding Politicians, Child Porn Is Very Difficult To Stumble On Accidentally - #debunked

Introducing Aaron’s Law, a Desperately Needed Reform of CFAA - "Vagueness is the core flaw of the CFAA"

Please Help Overturn #EU Data Retention Directive - it could happen; here's how #privacy

#OECD on #TAFTA/#TTIP [pdf] - only use of word "public" is "public procurement"; no sense of its cost to citizens

"GM seeds comprise more than 80% of US seed market for major crops" - this is key problem: #patenting the food chain

Urgent: help needed for a Workshop on #OpenData in and from schools - "Request for material": anyone?

Yet Another Claim Of How NSA Surveillance 'Saved Us' From Terrorists Falls Apart Under Scrutiny - oh, look...

“Why should blind people not have access 2 these new forms of learning?” - yeah, tell us, publishers (v @howardknopf)

Kenya giving laptops to all first-graders, amid controversy - why lock them into past with Windows? (v @africatechie)

Epic Response To A Bogus Cease And Desist Letter: Bravo For Your Legal Satire! - lovely stuff - don't miss

#NSA intercettava anche le comunicazioni dei governi europei, incluso quello italiano - (v @SMaurizi @Asher_Wolf)

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant - these are risibly lax

Did US Gov Lie about TWA Flight 800 Crash? Ex-Investigators Seek Probe as New Evidence Emerges - ripping yarn

"it’s not just the Bitcoin software that can fork. It’s also possible for the Bitcoin rules to fork." - fascinating

Map Of V2 Rocket Strikes On #London, Updated - eeek - there's one a few hundred metres from me...

Petition the #NSA to Subject its Surveillance Program to Public Comment - @Bruce_Schneier signed it: will you?

Türkei: Justiz durchsucht rückwirkend soziale Netzwerke nach Straftaten - this is not good #turkey

#Prism-Skandal: EU-Konservative drohen Web-Giganten mit Lizenzentzug - whoa, big if confirmed

Bad News For Patent Trolls! FTC To Look Under the Hood of Trollmobile - nice, but real problem is patents, not trolls

USTR Confirmed, But Legislators Concerned About Secretive Trade Negotiations - tabled documents must be public #TPP

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