Saturday, 5 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131003 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Fighting To Free Knowledge Paid For By Taxpayers -- And Winning - great stuff from @mbeisen #openaccess

Canadian Scientists Call Countrywide Protests Against Government #Censorship, Found Advocacy Group - fighting back

#NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots - just like we said all along #lies

Insane in the game: Is this the worst software patent ever? - no, but it's pretty bad #swpats

#Ecuador's parliament gives green light to oil drilling in Yasuni - depressing: could have been saved for so little

President Obama cancels Asia trip, cites government shutdown - increases problems for #TPP

Obama cancels APEC trip, #TPP trade-off talks torpedoed - what will happen now?

First Few Doctor Who Episodes May Fall To Public Domain Next Year - good, but ridiculous takes this long

$65,000 prize for anti-poaching UAV contest winner up for grabs - nice

 Patent goliath Intellectual Ventures looks to raise another $3 billion - just sick #patenttroll

#Zimbabwe’s new communications spying programme is outrageous - as elsewhere... (v @africatechie)

Chinese city living in fear of giant killer hornets - frightening pix; "blame this year's scourge on climate change"

New "sting" of weak open-access journals. - good analysis #openaccess

PM urged to ensure New Zealanders’ health not signed away  - which he is currently doing with #TPP

Science Magazine rejects data, publishes anecdote - important context for that #openaccess story

#mozilla Bug 923590 - Pledge never to implement HTML5 #DRM - this is great - let's hope it's taken up (v @dozykraut)

Dirty business in Warsaw - shame on #poland: polluters get inside track, public locked out #transparency #EU

#London air pollution dangerously high, campaigners warn - this is shockingly bad: shame on UK gov and Boris Johnson

the best intro to #TAFTA/#TTIP and its many dangers [pdf] - pl. read and RT - people need to know about this

#TAFTA/#TTIP - Deutschland k√∂nnte mit 160.000 Jobs profitieren - @SPIEGELONLINE is gullible it seems (v @ToruOkada69)

.@DerSPIEGEL should read this [pdf] - - to understand what is really happening with #TAFTA/#TTIP

Universities Struggle To License Their #Patents, In Desperation Team Up With Patent Trolls - #bayhdole has failed

Ley de propiedad intelectual: la hora de barajar y dar de nuevo - good stuff from @beabusaniche (v @LNTecnologia)

4-legged #robot runs at 16 mph - if this doesn't scare you witless, you're not paying attention (v @mathewi)

#NSA and #GCHQ target #Tor network that protects anonymity of web users - not as bad as I feared #snowden

Why the #NSA's attacks on the internet must be made public - @Bruce_Schneier spot on as usual...

The most embarrassing news interview ever - well, certainly a new low for the #bbc (v @DaanDeWit @kaatje36)

London School Of Economics Study Shows, Yet Again, That Music Industry Is Thriving, Not Dying - these are the facts

Democrats Balk as Obama Seeks Fast-Track for #TPP - if he doesn't get it, why should others sign up?

House Dem: #TPP would threaten food safety - same is true for #TAFTA/#TTIP

Obama urged to slow down on #TPP - well, I think that's been taken care of...

Revere Copper chairman blasts trade negotiations - seems some businesses hate #TPP too...

Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Running Out Of Cash; Looking For $3 Billion From Investors - don't feed the troll

Terror in #Westgate mall: the full story of the attacks that devastated Kenya - staggering stuff, if confirmed

Decoding the mysteries of 'Codex Seraphinianus,' possibly the weirdest book in the world - intriguing

Privacy not Prism - really important legal action against GCHQ; pl. contribute if you can - we won't get many chances

"shutdown in US will prevent the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from proceeding with 2nd round of #TAFTA/#TTIP" >>pretty big

How The #NSA Pulls Off Man-In-The-Middle Attacks: With Help From The Telcos - remember: they are not our friends...

Jeremy Hunt calls for #NHS pay rise to be cancelled - such a warm, generous human being - perfect choice for the job

Jail For File-Sharers Does Nothing to Increase Music Sales - </sigh> when will they get the message?

Secret NSA documents show campaign against #Tor encrypted network - washpo post has some new codenames (v @ioerror)

cancellation of 2nd Round of #TAFTA/#TTIP negotiations due to US administration shutdown - (v @guenterhack @harkank)

The #BBC’s 16 questions to @ggreenwald - good analysis of awful interview #nsa

What happens after journalists leave the violence? - a big issue still swept under the carpet... #journalism

Yes, we know about the Guardian article - says #tor: "We're planning to write up a more detailed analysis later" (v @ioerror)

Canadian-Based Company Sues Canada Under NAFTA, Saying That #Fracking Ban Takes Away Its Expected Profits - #ISDS

Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy - why bill gates is still not a saint (v @sivavaid)

Technologists’ Comments to NSA Review Group - "privacy & civil liberties must extend to non-U.S. persons."

#Afghanistan celebrates #cricket World Cup qualification - ah, empire & globalisation... (v @markmackinnon)

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