Wednesday, 31 July 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130730 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Daniel Ellsberg on the #Manning verdict - lots of useful context

Discontent With #Secrecy And One-Sided Nature Of #TPP Spreads Among Participating Nations - of note

Here’s why ‘trust us’ isn’t working for the NSA any more - good summary (v @schestowitz)

Staffers 4 Rep. Rogers Apparently Claim They Could Sue Me For Defamation - @mmasnick of "Streisand Effect"? not wise

European Heart Guidelines Based On Disgraced Research May Have Caused Thousands Of Deaths - shocking

What Exactly Does The #EU Plan To Do On #NetNeutrality? - mixed signals

Bradley Manning trial: what we know from the leaked WikiLeaks documents - reasons to be grateful for his bravery

The world’s shortest poem and why it may be important - lovely meditation with intriguing idea at its core

On the emptiness in the concept of “neutrality" - elegant debunking of #MIT's jesuitical casuistry #aaronswartz

The Internet As We Know It Is On Its Deathbed - not dead yet, but a little green around the gills

Why the world’s governments are interested in creating hubs for open data - good intro to #ODI #london

The Madness of the Willful Destruction of Our Dependable Popular Way of Life - fine, angry piece from john pilger #uk

weather forecast - nice #xkcd

What is the Shortest Poem? - surprisingly dense and witty video (v @Documentally)

#TTIP Update I - and so it begins; examining the entrails for clues in the absence of #transparency #TAFTA

Why I blew the whistle on Atos fitness-for-work test - let us now praise whistleblowers - and encourage more to speak

#Egypt’s ‘#ThirdSquare’ activists reject both army and Morsi - great concept (v @MaliciaRogue)

Crooked officials should fear #opendata journalism - such an imporant trend (v @eellak @karounos)

Solutions to the looming crisis in science - great post about hugely important issue #SciELO #arXiv #openaccess

Saudi Arabia: 600 Lashes, 7 Years for Activist - for "Insulting Islam". disgusting #barbarism (v @nycjim @Glinner)

#TTIP: "there’s a political will to address some issues that have never been addressed" - #EU surrending on #GMOs?

Report Highlights Need for Major Overhaul of #Copyright - sounds sensible stuff (v @carobotero)

Fox Claims That Feeding Seniors In Need Is An Effort To Buy Their Vote - you couldn't make it up (v @schestowitz)

"ACPO guidance: There are no powers prohibiting the taking of photographs" - cut out & keep (v @PoliceStateUK)#/UK

"I believe what we're seeing is a move towards the global imposition of a police state in the developed world" -

last quote from great piece by @cstross. note investor-state dispute settlement is part of this attack on liberty:

6 police face misconduct after young woman left naked in cell - has our friendly Bobby come to this? (v @JackofKent)

Lewisham hospital services decision reversed by judge  - welcome decision #nhs

"#censorship is incapable of telling the difference between political contexts and purely pornographic ones" -

#MIT’s betrayal of hacker culture - interesting viewpoint from @koxinga21

"They are ingenious people, it can't be beyond their wit to stop these crimes" - UK police showing ignorance of tech

#NSA program collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' - "with no prior authorization" (v @Glinner)

"analysts can begin surveillance on anyone by clicking few simple pull-down menus designed to provide both legal & targeting justifications"

"#NSA tool called DNI Presenter, also enables an analyst using XKeyscore to read the content of Facebook chats or private messages."

"Analysts can search for internet browsing activities using a wide range of information, including search terms entered or websites viewed."

"allows analysts to store "interesting" content in other databases, such as 1 named Pinwale which can store material for up to five years."

foregoing quotes taken from latest @ggreenwald piece on #nsa #surveillance -

Obama's secret #TPP threatens prescription drug prices on global scale - could lead directly to many dying (v @PCGTW)

XKeyscore presentation from 2008 – read in full - see what they see (or rather saw - will be far more now) #nsa

fun fact: #XKeyscore runs on distributed #linux cluster, over 700 servers globally (back in 2008) -

confirmed: if you use #encrypted documents or PGP you are an "anomalous event" for #XKeyscore; also talks about decrypting VPNs

one slide talks about "exploitable machines" in a given country - there are obviously lots... XKeyscore -

GÉANT's terabit upgrade for European science - strange EU telcos can't do same 4 us (v @NeelieKroesEU)#netneutrality

Author Claims That 'Fair Use Is Theft By Any Other Name' - great rebuttal #copyright

Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld - "victory for law enforcement":@nytimes is just pathetic (v dangillmor)

More #Encryption Is Not the Solution - not "the" solution, but certainly part of it (v @raycorrigan)

Seizing personal data without reasonable suspicion - a reminder about the outrageous laws at UK borders

#TPP: The Coming Fast-Track Trade Outrage - USians, you might want to fight this

"encrypting information while it is stored would prevent Google from showing right online advertisements to users." -

Parimet Ndërkombëtarë për Zbatimin e të Drejtave të Njeriut për Përgjimin e Komunikimeve - also fab & impressive

Brown? In #London? Papers please. - shameful and racist #UKBA

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