Saturday, 30 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131128 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

 Secret memos show efforts of MI5, MI6 and #GCHQ to maintain Cyprus base - no surprise there

#fracking will not reduce UK gas prices - says chairman of the UK's leading shale gas company #energy

Linux.Darlloz worm attacks embedded systems - "hints at pretty frightening future for compromised Internet-of-Things"

The slippery slope to political Internet #censorship - " I’m not worried [because] it’s not going to work"

#Swift-Abkommen: EU-Kommission will weiter Bankdaten in die USA schicken - just one question: why?

DG Trade contacts with "stakeholders" about EU-US trade negotiations' - "stakeholder" = "industry", often US-based

DG Trade contacts with industry lobbyists about #TAFTA/#TTIP - the full, tortuous correspondence

S. #Korea gov’t shows interest in #TPP - clearly bonkers

#Badger cull called off in Gloucestershire - can you spell "fiasco" Mr Paterson?

"functionality of a computer program does not count as a form of expression"  - hugely important win (v @jwildeboer)

The hidden reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner Office - great move; get digging #uk

#Bitcoin Research in Princeton CS - timely stuff

In Context of Crisis and Corruption, a #Transparency Law with No Heart - come on, #spain, this is feeble

La France au coeur de la surveillance des câbles sous-marins de communication - france in it too... (v @cybearDJM)

Heard a thinktank on the BBC? You haven't heard the whole story - shameful decline in journalistic standards at #BBC

Techies vs. #NSA: #Encryption arms race escalates - you bet - & we're going to win (v @PrivacyMemes @AdV007)

Fights break out at Asda as shoppers descend on Black Friday deals - if only there were some kind of a symbolism here

La France, précieux partenaire de l'espionnage de la #NSA - quelle surprise... (v ‏@manhack)

Demo In Support Of EU Integration Held In #Armenia - "scores of people turned out..." hmmm (v @GoldenTent @asteris)

#Russia's Putin to arrive in #Armenia with 500-member delegation - subtle, he ain't (v @GoldenTent)

"#surveillance is not a tech problem. It’s a technological & social problem." - (v @Info_Activism @remixtures)

"secretly reported to FBI by LA County sheriff’s deputies for nothing more than taking pictures" - (v Paul Newport)

E-mails show cozy relationship between trade negotiators & industry - good analysis of USTR's double standards #TPP

Wall Street Journal's Alistair MacDonald "reports" an outright lie - @WSJ is just pathetic if it has to stoop to this

Your medical data in their hands - concerns mount over #NHS project - "life system of universal health #surveillance"

"disgraceful that big #energy companies have orchestrated this unscrupulous campaign" - people will die 'cos of this

Savage street attack on soldier was retaliation 4 perceived western oppression of Muslims - will #blair say "not so"?

Thursday, 28 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131127 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP Defenders Take To Internet To Deliver Official Talking Points; Inadvertently Confirm Opponents' Worst Fears -

U-turn could result in plain packaging on cigarettes by 2015 - surprising, hugely welcome; the momentum builds...

Timor-Leste reopens claims #AU spied in dispute over resources treaty - more economic espionage (v @VictimsofDSTO)

The secret trade deal favouring big drug companies - #australia starts waking up to #TPP threat

New #Snowden docs show U.S. spied during G20 in Toronto - hardly cricket #nsa (v @dexterdyne)

Bringing meaning to technology: #PCR at 30 - fascinating analysis of big breakthrough (v @edyong209)

“In the US, a trade agreement does not create a stance to litigate in a court,” de Gucht said - bonkers (v @Kirst3nF)

re last tweet: any lawyers able to comment on de Gucht's comment quoted in that link, please? important issue at stake... #ISDS #TAFTA/#TTIP

"Asked if had been pressure to not share US negotiating positions with member states, de Gucht answered evasively" -

#UnitedAirlines Nearly Kills Pet, Aims For #Streisand Glory Instead Of Paying Vet Bill - so let's spread the word...

#TPP public health: patent law and medical procedures - detailed legal analysis – useful

Evan Rachel Wood attacks #MPAA for cutting sex scene featuring cunnilingus - "heads blown off remained intact" #sick

De-fanging Software Patents For GNU #GPL'd Code - the way forward? #swpats #opensource

#Canada Must Hold Firm in Opposing US Efforts to Expand IP Rights - "Health is usually seen as an externality"

#Snowden spyware revelations: we need to unmask the five-eyed monster - staggering hypocrisy of West (v @drbenhayes)

Research ethics: 3 ways to blow the whistle - increasingly important area #whistleblowing

"haven't seen shred of evidence that these techniques have been used on general public" - that's how blackmail works

'Idiots' cleared of threatening to blow up Manchester-bound plane - oh look: a dangerous terrorist plot that wasn't

UK gov will order ISPs to block terrorist & extremist websites - more vile consequences of Blair's "terror" rhetoric

Controversial #Seralini #GMO-rats paper to be retracted - "retraction is only on inconclusiveness of this one paper"

OneZoom Tree of Life Explorer - hugely impressive use of fractals/zooming (v @JohnRHutchinson @RolandKays @edyong209)

Stoning will not be brought back, says Afghan president - shouldn't even be considered

Ex presidente Ricardo Lagos evidencia preocupación por los alcances del #TPP - as well he might #chile

Closed Door Courts for Big Business? Frightening Way #TPP Extends Tentacles of Corporate Power - same 4 #TAFTA/#TTIP

Protectionism by consent: #TPP - good analysis of why TPP is exactly wrong

A few words on privilege… - good post; Boris should read it... (v @kcarruthers @Asher_Wolf)

China signs trade deals with Latin American countries - who needs #TPP?

Choosing between Europe and #TTIP (pdf) - key point: TTIP could destroy the European project (v Olivier Hoedeman) #EU

.@article19org on #TPP leak - "would severely infringe Net users’ freedom of expression, privacy & due process"

#TPP end game can only come from dirty compromises - "A deal cannot be a foregone conclusion" #NZ

.@ggreenwald hardtalk interview - I am truly ashamed of what the once-great @BBCNews has become; pitiful "journalism"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Hollywood Presses Anti-Piracy Trade Measures With Obama - greedy #copyright maximalists always want more #TPP

MEPs demand human rights safeguard clause in European arrest warrant - quite right

#NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit 'Radicalizers' - elsewhere, too, most likely (v @schestowitz)

Public Citizen Suing On Behalf Of Customers Whose Credit Was Ruined By #KlearGear's $3,500 'Bad Review' Fee -

Suitcase-Sized #Drones Extend And Deepen #OpenStreetMap's Coverage - fascinating development

Resistance Grows To Inclusion Of Corporate Sovereignty In Canada-EU Trade Agreement (#CETA) - important #ISDS

Buckinghamshire has released Public Rights of Way mapping as #opendata; many councils still refuse - (v @Rchards)

Brussels nervous on public reaction to EU-US trade talks - pity this parrots exaggerated "€100 billion" boost figure

Restoring Trust in EU-US data flows - feeble stuff from #europeancommission, as expected...(v @bendrath)#safeharbour

Helium: an Open Source, supercapacitor-powered portable speaker! -

Senate to oust Berlusconi as Letta wins confidence vote - yay, finally... #italy

“Magnificent Century”: Vehicle for Turkish Soft Power Raises Eyebrows in Conservative Pakistan - #tr #pk

#Tor Appliance - if it's good enough for @Bruce_Schneier....

London CryptoFestival 2013 Schedule - this saturday... #crypto

Decoding the Summer of #Snowden - good, accessible summary in case you'd lost track (v @samgustin)

Demokrati som handelshindring - good article, great headline: "democracy as a trader barrier" (v @olivierhoedeman)

Bombshell Study Finds Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production Far Higher Than EPA Estimates - not good

EU-Richtlinie: #GEMA & Co müssen Creative Commons erlauben - too right #cc

Canada, Norway fail to overturn EU ban on seal furs - #ISDS in #CETA would overturn this...

The Secret History Of The #London Brick -  facinating tale

“newspaper allegations” of US breaking its side of data-sharing bargain “not enough” to prove it has taken place" -

USTR FOIA, 127 pages of emails between industry and USTR #TPP negotiators - clearly working together closely

Water shortages may make #fracking impractical, industry says - more likely: local streams/rivers will run dry

Stakeholder input sharpens, focuses US work on pharma in #TPP - total cant; but interesting they felt need to say it

The Great Transformation - #Capitalism - interesting points

EU rekindles love affair with Livni - my new-found respect for Ashton just evaporated; shameful betrayal of principle

 EU-Kommission will weiter Bankdaten in die USA schicken - European Commission loses more credibility & legitimacy

How an #opensource computer kit for kids based on #RaspberryPi is taking over Kickstarter - that's good

USTR Announces New Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Proposals for #TPP - starting to panic in wake of leaks?

scientist has used Google Earth to uncover a Middle Eastern fish scam - brilliant stuff #fishing

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures - but I now feel rather queasy... #china

Wall Street Journal Columnist Repeatedly Gets His Facts Wrong About #NSA Surveillance -  what shoddy journalism

Increasing European Moves To Block Access To Websites Accused Of Helping People Infringe #Copyrights -

#BorisJohnson invokes Thatcher spirit with greed is good speech - time's up, buffoon: your carriage awaits...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Errors, lies and secrecy: don’t trust govts on national security - great analysis (v @VictimsofDSTO)#snowden #AU

re last RT: what @seafishuk don't want you to know: "the stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks -"

#TPP threatens "sovereign ability of nations to protect public health from tobacco-related disease & death" [pdf] -

 Upgrade to CC-BY((NC((ND|SA))?|ND|SA))?-4\.0 - interesting comment on #CC-SA

Shameful Business: Corporate Giants Target Activists & Non-profits 4 Corporate Espionage - #Microsoft, #Monsanto etc

#NAFTA Successfully Undermined Regulations -  paved way for #TPP and #TAFTA/#TTIP (v @CeOlivet @pablosolon)

Troll wins #Newegg encryption patent case, threatening web firms that protect customers - US patent system is a joke

Julian #Assange unlikely to be charged in US - but is it a trick? (v @charles_consult @kaatje36)

#Xinjiang university students must have political views approved - #china really wants to be hated...

.@MBarnierEU:"Je vais lancer une consultation publique" on #copyright - we shall see (v @NeelieKroesEU)

Salt Lake #TPP negotiations end with growing desperation - who knows what will be the outcome...?

#NSA May Have Hit Internet Companies at a Weak Spot - more details emerge

NAFTA & US Farmers—20 Years Later - "food system that is dominated by fewer and bigger corporations" cf. #TAFTA/#TTIP

Leaked doc shows EU fear of inferiority in #TAFTA - "Commission during meeting presented its new website on #TTIP"

Trade unions oppose privileged rights for corps. in #CETA - "failings of the #NAFTA must not be replicated"

Gobierno de #Ecuador invita a sociedad a elaborar de forma transparente un borrador de Ley del Software Libre - nice

Facebook Messenger still reigns in the U.S. but other countries look to #WhatsApp - watch out, #facebook...

I am Richard Dawkins, scientist, researcher, author of 12 books, mostly about evolution, plus The God Delusion. AMA -

Are UK organisations merely paying lip service to whistleblowing? - more whistleblowers needed...

Open router project launched to improve network #privacy - looks interesting #surveillance

43 Analyses of the Text of Leaked #TPP Text - this is the richness that #transparency brings: tabled documents now

Report: Android Tablets Will Be on the Rise Next Year - #android tabs becoming the new #windows?

Medieval #Canada threatens global biodiversity - "not all future Anthropocenes were created equal." (v @MarkJaccard)

"Clinical trial data cannot be considered trade secrets as they are generated ‘using’ human beings" - too right

How Big #Tobacco’s divide-and-conquer strategy exposed the #’s flaws - great reporting, sordid tale (v @DrRimmer)

.@UniversitiesUK:"does not promote gender segregation" – witless policy, great comments on it (v @Stephen_Curry)

Here’s why Obama trade negotiators push the interests of Hollywood and drug companies - excellent report (v @burcuno)

#NSA surveillance: Europe threatens to freeze US data-sharing arrangements - go Viv, go...

US #TPP Negotiators Accused Of Bullying; Refusing To Budge On Ridiculous IP And Corporate Sovereignty Demands -

EU to ban fish imports from Belize, Guinea and Cambodia - great move; kudos to @MariaDamanakiEU

If You Don't Care About The NSA Because You 'Haven't Done Anything Wrong,' You're Wrong -  yup

Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Australia should resist US bullying at #TPP trade talks - as should all the other TPP nations

Cromwell’s Code Breaker. - fascinating tale of forgotten mathematician (v @Stephen_Curry)

Black hole in BIS budget threatens students and scientists - "Willetts’ plan has come back to bite him, hard" #UK

Wind in the Willows river 'risks running dry' if new #water bill is passed - further privatisation of the #commons

CC to European Commission: No restrictions on PSI re-use - too right CC0

Responding to the European Commission consultation on PSI: Minimizing restrictions maximizes re-use -

Manchu Ulabun: A Hot Research Topic in China - good to see #manchu getting some respect it deserves

Hierarchy of mechanisms for limiting #copyright & copyright-like barriers to use of Public Sector Information - #psi

 Iron age hill fort threatened by plans to build 200 luxury homes - money-grubbing tory philistinism strikes again

The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks - using public money to fight conservation – outrageous

#TPP: 10-year tariff cut offered; ‘sacred’ items excluded - interesting move by #japan

"$15 billion is difference between how much our privacy is worth & cost of services we receive in exchange for it" -

#NSA Has A 50,000 Computer Botnet From Secretly Installing Malware Around The Globe - ICYMI #snowden

#Afghanistan considers reintroduction of public stoning for adulterers - remind me why UK troops are dying for this?

MT @RLUK_David Taylor & Francis introducing own CC license restricting derivatives, except for text mining>> no: don't proliferate licences

"Canada is top target of NAFTA investor-state litigation" - "claims could cost #CA taxpayers > $2.5-billion" #TPP

"Everything is an investment. Almost any adverse regulatory or court decision is tantamount to expropriation" - #TPP

Newegg Brings Out Whit Diffie et al. To Debunk Patent Troll's Claim; Troll Attacks Diffie's Credibility - </facepalm>

#TTIP Update VI - why #deregulate #EU for < 1% extra GDP in 2027 even in impossibly-optimistic outcome? #TAFTA

To confront the climate emergency we need to dismantle the WTO and the free trade regime - from September; still true

Counter-Surveillance - interesting thoughts on what we/IETF should be doing in wake of #snowden

Edward #Snowden a 'hero' for #NSA disclosures, Wikipedia founder says - & he is absolutely correct

How #NSA Mass Surveillance is Hurting the US Economy - at least that should get their attention

#Python Displacing #R As The Programming Language For Data Science - interesting: are others finding this?

US Gov't Appears To Have Misled The Supreme Court About How The # Spied On Americans - important issue at stake

Keith Alexander Offered To Resign, But White House Said No Because It Didn't Want #Snowden To Win - </sigh> #nsa

Red October crypto app adopts “two-man rule” used to launch nukes - clever; useful for activist files too #opensource

Trapped in detail: #Australia, Copyright & the #TPP - good analysis: "throw IP chapter out of the free trade talks"

"US could soon learn that investor-state dispute resolution is a double-edged sword" - oh yes #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

Corporate Bully Whose Front Groups, Willful Distortions and Hate-Mongering Has Poisoned U.S. Politics - sad

"US is dictating the terms of an agreement which they cannot guarantee will get through their own Congress" - #TPP

Seedrs becomes first equity crowdfunding platform to operate across Europe -

USTR Proposes Extra Intellectual Property Protection for #Biologic Drugs in the Trans Pacific Partnership (#TPP) -

 Norwegischer Ölkonzern: Statoil will größten schwimmenden Windpark Europas bauen - wise

EU-kommissionens läckta PR-strategi - #TAFTA/#TTIP

BBC and Mozilla formalize partnership for web skills in the UK - let's hope #mozilla can sort out useless #bbc

ISPs Condemn “Useless” Blocking Proposals From Secret Piracy Talks - usual anti-democratic copyright maximalists #ch

"Are you familiar with [public key encryption]?"  "Yes, I am," said Diffie - ha! #newegg (v @BiellaColeman)

US accused of war of attrition in trade talks - "negotiation by exhaustion"; pure bullying #TPP

TTIP FAQ -@MarietjeSchaake's indispensable roundup of facts & figures - key, fact-based resource for #TAFTA/#TTIP

Spies worry over "doomsday" cache stashed by #Snowden - sadly, reuters not a credible source 4 this (v @CasparBowden)

FDA Orders #23andMe Off The Market; Apparently Concerned That People Are Too Stupid To Understand Their Own #DNA -

#TPP rules may block Malaysian alcohol control measures - must remain area for national policy decisions

Monday, 25 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Iran seals nuclear deal with west in return for sanctions relief - great news; let's hope it's just the start

"Singapore is a key “third party” working with the “Five Eyes” intelligence partners." - (v @DrRimmer)#NSA #snowden

#FreeBSD Is Getting Into The Magazine Business - nice

King Gesar, The Official Version: 40-volume Tibetan Edition Launched - wow, fab. now, if only I could read Tibetan...

Indonesian Politicians Plan To Quiz #Snowden Following Visit By Russians - form an orderly queue... #id

"a perfect storm of bad typography, bad writing, bad educational policy, bad parents and bad bureaucracy" -

Thousands protest in #Japan against new state secrets bill - great to see #transparency

help fight EU's idiotic new #seedlaw - will reduce genetic diversity, increase EU dependence on #monsanto et al.

"answer in #Australia to the question ''who guards the guardians'' will continue to be ''nemo'' - nobody." - #snowden

Genetically modified politicians - good summary of the politicking around #GM food

"#TPP may become the most harmful trade pact ever for access to medicines for developing countries" - (v @jamie_love)

#Crossrail: Britain's biggest archaeological dig will transform #London - lovely celebration of engineering

Fears grow over open access 2 UK patient records - this is a privacy disaster in the making (v @EffyVayena @wilbanks)

#NSA Mass Surveillance Has Already Been Used For Ordinary Police Work - drawing the line

Patriot Act abused by #NSA - "could justify mass collection of financial, health & library records" (v @schestowitz)

UK University debates, when gender segregation OK? - "Segregation is not acceptable, don’t do it." (v @Stephen_Curry)

 IOC Demands 2014 Olympics Piracy Takedowns & Blocks “Within Minutes”  - #IOC overreach again: time to bin it

Iran and US could cause shift in tectonic plates of Middle East alliances - interesting analysis, but is it right?

hadn't seen this before... #maths

Brzezinski: Obama Administration Should Tell Israel U.S. Will Attack Israeli Jets if They Try to Attack Iran - whoa

IamA Security Technologist and Author Bruce Schneier AMA! - some interesting stuff

#Botswana Secretly Fracks World’s Second-Largest Wildlife Preserve After Kicking Out The San People - awful

What's Twitter's real value? Don't ask an economist - bean-counters must learn to appreciate what is free

US police arrest black man for trespassing 56 times -- at the store where he works -  doesn't this worry Usians?

Intellectual Property Is “Evil”- And Businesspeople Should Oppose It - extremely clear interview – recommended

Kim Dotcom Links €20,000 #Wikileaks Donation to Megaupload Raid - fascinating stuff

Court rules that calling an MP "a coward" isn't a crime - kudos to judge for his/her good sense

Sunday, 24 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Safe Until Proven Harmful - this is why EU must preserve #precautionaryprinciple in #TAFTA/#TTIP talks #safety

#NSA " to fight back against rise of #encryption through relationships with companies" - why we must use #opensource

#NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software - (v @huibmodderkolk @lennarthuizing)#security

"We Have to Consume Less": Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis - makes sense

#Tizen turns up in an IVI system and a fridge - good to see it spreading to new areas #linux

How an infuriated mom chased revenge-porn slime-king offline - the power of one person: we can all make a difference

Push button for #openaccess - the future depends on passionate youth & clever moves like this....

New Euripides - exciting

BIS blew its budget, and now entire higher education sector will have to pay - utter incompetence (v @CameronNeylon)

Big Tobacco admits defeat, will develop e-cigarettes - won't they just make it a gateway? (v pharmagossip @ezraklein)

"online network effects: strong barriers to FRONTAL competition, not to LATERAL competition" - (v @28481k @jenny8lee)

US Retailers Decline to Aid Factory Victims in #Bangladesh - unlike some in EU (v @sivavaid)#TAFTA/#TTIP

West Virginia Supreme Court upholds $93M settlement of #Monsanto pollution case -  (v @elizabethzen @kaatje36)

"big pharma has corrupted #healthcare": interview with Peter Gøtzsche - this man is total hero: pl. watch & share

Protests Embolden #TPP Delegates To Resist Controversial American Proposals - let's hope... (v @Baka_62 @kaatje36)

Qualcomm CEO Says #NSA Fallout Impacting China Business - "All U.S. tech companies are seeing pressure."

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday - #yahoo a media company?

'Outrageous US bullying' on intellectual property and health - the @USTradeRep is just pathetic... #TPP

Get IP Out of the #TPP - "enabling Hollywood & other industries to improperly influence US & foreign law"

"How gov. can discover your health problems, political beliefs, & religious practices using just your #metadata" -

MT @TVGuideArchives DEBUT: sci-if drama 'Dr. Who' premiered on BBC 50 yrs ago today. >>I remember the acid rock-pools

Universities should be the last place to ban free speech - "universities are a production line for cowed conformists"

Saturday, 23 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131121 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Exposing China's cyber espionage campaign hasn't lessened scope, US says - same could be said of US, of course #NSA

A letter from the OurFairDeal coalition to governments negotiating the #TPP - good points; doubt they'll listen...

Rerouting Internet Traffic by Attacking BGP - "odds that the #NSA is not doing this sort of thing are basically zero"

Support 5-country proposal on patents & medicines in #TPP to safeguard access to medicines - #epetition

 700 Unternehmen: Wasserwirtschaft und Getränkeindustrie fordern #Fracking-Verbot - interesting move

.@timberners_lee: UK & US must do more to protect Net users' privacy - good to hear this: people might listen to him

Paterson more than meets the two criteria for a good Cabinet minister - witless post about a witless minister

Your medical records – now on sale - includes your date of birth and postcode; total contempt for UK public's privacy

Another New Thames Bridge: Chelsea Harbour 2 Battersea - #london bridges are like buses: you wait for ages, & then...

Texas Police Set Up Checkpoints To Collect Blood And Saliva From 'Volunteers' - er, America, I'd worry if I were you

Horizon 2020 approval by #EP - how much will be #openaccess? #opendata? #opensource? (v @creativecommons @remixtures)

Germany threatens to jail Carl Malamud for making the law available for free - Germany, you're looking silly: stop it

 Canada's refusal to protect polar bears comes under scrutiny - I preferred old boring to current contemptible

Will #NZ Govt purchasing deals prevent support for Living Wage? - of course, autonomy will go... #TPP

Google's Greatest Doodle Yet: an Epic 8-bit 'Doctor Who' Game - nice

"We have now the proof that the European laws are directly written by the industry" - more transparency indispensable

#TPP: a longish peep at patents - & v detailed; useful commentary

Turning #Mozilla #Thunderbird into a Phoenix - why we need Thunderbird to become a major platform #email

Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, #poverty thoughts - all non-poor people should read this (v @johnb78 @28481k)

Open Electronics - not sure quite how open, but lots of interesting stuff (v @mbauwens)

"#Canada must stand fast in #TPP negotiations to defend access to medicines" - good open letter to Canadian PM

French Stock Market Regulator Hits US Blogger With $10K Fine For Publishing Opinion On French Bank's Leverage Ratio -

#TPP: what the design provisions say -- and don't say! - short but useful analysis of obscure area

The Epic Art of the #Haida Mythtellers - wonderful stuff; reader: I bought the book... #linguistics

How the Internet Saved '#DoctorWho' - fascinating background; how "rights" nearly killed the TV series

The French Senate adopts the #UnitaryPatent, without any debate - carelessness born of ignorance

#Copyright Lobbyists And The $1 Trillion Fallacy - "co-opting the economic activity that disproves their argument"

#Thunderbird peut-il renaître tel un phœnix de notre vie privée ? - sounds good to me #mozilla

Things I learned wandering around Europe for 7 months - some wise and interesting thoughts

Agriculteurs & jardiniers seront-ils bientôt obligés de cultiver dans la clandestinité ? - (v @TeaWithCarl)

Texas board of education may reject biology textbook because evolution is but a theory - bunch of risible idiots

Netzneutraliät in Brüssel: Die Zukunft des Internets steht auf dem Spiel - things not looking good #netneutrality

#Maori culture could be trademarked by #TPP multinationals - neocolonialism strikes again... #NZ

Health Canada outs 40,000 medical marijuana users - careless #privacy

Advanced experiments in 4-D Printing in Boulder - potentially quite big

US Physicians and Scientists-in-Training Push for Access to Medicines in #TPP Negotiations - lives depend on it

"I'm pleased to announce a major step in the development of the #OSI" - onward & upward #opensource

It's Not Such A Wonderful Public Domain, As Paramount Plans To Block 'It's A Wonderful Life' Sequel -  copyright theft

How Antisec Died - interesting & important setting-down of the group's betrayal (v @boingboing)

#Motorola Will Use #3DPrinting For Its Customizable Smartphones - will be the norm soon

Police Beat Up College Student for Riding Bicycle on Sidewalk (Video) - nice little police state you've got there...

How one Chinese company surfed the wave of Android’s openness to a New York IPO - more to come, no doubt #china

Lanzamiento del botón de acceso abierto - nice idea #openaccess

Open letter asking for greater transparency around #TPP - great to see #OpenKnowledgeFoundation in there

Pressure Mounts Against Telcos To 'Fess Up About Their Involvement In #NSA Surveillance - & it won't be pretty

"perception that it's corporations that are dictating agenda in these trade deals" - perception??? (v @MsLods)#TPP

people finally realise #stuxnet was a monumentally stupid idea - (v @PirateOrg @swardley)#toolatenow

Forward Secrecy at #Twitter - that's good #nsa

WIPO Boss Accused Of Surreptitiously Collecting DNA Samples From #WIPO Employees -  wow: Gurry must clearly go