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

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