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"

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