Thursday, 23 January 2014

140123


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140122 - http://bit.ly/1hlUOOq yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Multicultural Britain rejecting foreign conflict, MoD admits - http://bit.ly/1hNtOIv been evident for ages; finally they've noticed

US free trade talks spark food safety fears in Europe - http://bit.ly/1c61tw1 small farmers will be hit most #TAFTA/#TTIP

Independent board: NSA phone data program illegal, should end - http://wapo.st/1aLdplZ no "single instance" where it helped (v @fabiochiusi)

#Microsoft Goes #OpenAccess; When Will It Go #OpenSource? - http://bit.ly/KL0eaX just a matter of time...

#TTIP/#TAFTA: De Gucht's speech last night - http://bit.ly/1jppT7G nothing new; lots of misleading statements about #ISDS and transparency

Israeli billionaire sells Congo oil rights for 300 times purchase price - http://reut.rs/KKow4r sounds perfectly normal.. (v @africatechie)

#Netneutrality just got a boost in Europe, thanks to a consumer rights committee - http://bit.ly/1eEL9lt this looks hopeful...

Police Officers' Lawyer Claims Being Tased Is Hilarious - http://bit.ly/1dycTnS nicely skewered

Critics score against extreme corporate rights in #TTIP, but must not be fooled by the Commission’s tricks - http://bit.ly/LLlJZq #ISDS

Has The #Copyright War Been Won -- And If So, Are We About To Lose It Again? - http://bit.ly/1dY3DxU still lots to do, mind.. #surveillance

#SE minister: 24 times GDP growth from gender equality than #TTIP - http://bit.ly/1egEVp5 big point: may be better ways (v @ttippen_se)

Civil Society calls upon Member States to foil Conspiracy by Big Pharma to Undermine South African Patent Reforms - http://bit.ly/1fflL4M

West Virginia toxic chemical spill, #tradesecrets trump human health - http://bit.ly/1jF1poD #TAFTA/#TTIP could bring this approach to #EU

Mobile phone networks challenge government over text message trawling - http://bit.ly/KOno0e great to see some backbone at last #gchq #sms

U.S.-#Brazil cotton dispute might ignite all-out trade war - http://hrld.us/1jqoOMR could be interesting...

#TAFTA/#TTIP: How a New Secret 'Trade' Treaty Could Put the World's Biggest Firms Beyond Government Control - http://bit.ly/1egS7du

EU's Highest Court Says #DRM Circumvention May Be Lawful In Certain Circumstances - http://bit.ly/1dyV3RJ whoa, potentially big #copyright

US healthcare companies circling the #NHS are now “on notice”, says TUC - http://bit.ly/1ffA9dw hugely important #TAFTA/#TTIP

De Gucht "has assured me that consultation exercise on [#ISDS] will now include the option of dumping [it]" - http://bit.ly/1ffA9dw #TTIP

Live Q&A with Edward #Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST - http://bit.ly/1l28Ie2 now...

#snowden's responses to #asksnowden questions will appear here: http://www.freesnowden.is/asksnowden/

#snowden: "We can correct the laws, restrain the overreach of agencies, & hold senior officials responsible for abusive programs to account"

#snowden: "As I’ve said before, properly implemented strong encryption works. What you have to worry about are the endpoints."

#snowden: " If I had revealed what I knew abt unconstitutional but classified programs 2 Congress, they could have charged me with a felony"

#snowden: "My case clearly demonstrates the need for comprehensive #whistleblower protection act reform."

#snowden: "we’ve seen more identified intentional abuse than where this unconstitutional mass phone surveillance stopped any terrorist plot"

#snowden: "There is no simply justification for continuing an unconstitutional policy with a 0% success rate."

#snowden: "I never stole any passwords, nor did I trick an army of co-workers."

Civil Liberties Board Destroys Arguments For Bulk Metadata Collection: Program Is Illegal & Unconstitutional - http://bit.ly/KPpq05 #nsa

#snowden: "Not all spying is bad. The biggest problem we face right now is the new technique of indiscriminate mass surveillance"

#snowden: "we’re setting a precedent that immunizes government of every two-bit dictator to perform the same kind of dragnet surveillance"

#snowden: "NSA is well positioned to meet our intelligence requirements through targeted surveillance, same way we’ve always done it"

#snowden: "I don’t see how Congress could ignore it" re Watchdog Report by Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board

#snowden: "Returning to US, I think, is the best resolution for the government, the public, & myself, but it’s unfortunately not possible"

#snowden: "Maybe when Congress comes together to end programs PCLOB just announced was illegal, they’ll reform Whistleblower Protection Act"

#snowden: "Fidel Narvaez is an incredibly brave individual, & he did everything possible to ensure that rights of someone he had never met"

#snowden: "We need to work together to agree on a reasonable international norm for the limitations on spying."

#snowden: "We need global forum committed to development of security standards that enforce right to privacy through science & technology"

#snowden: "to ensure country’s communications are secure, secure them world-wide [with] better standards, better crypto, & better research"

U.S. Accuses Snowden Background Check Firm of Fraud - http://on.mash.to/1eWbDgW well well well

#snowden: "Study after study has show that human behavior changes when we know we’re being watched. "

#snowden: "these classified programs effectively create “permanent records” of our daily activities"

#snowden: "“databases of ruin,” where harmful and embarrassing details exist about even the most innocent individuals."

#snowden: "I’m not going to be intimidated. Doing the right thing means having no regrets."

USTR Tells China To Do 'Spot Checks On Libraries' To Make Sure They're Not Violating Copyrights - http://bit.ly/19R0eBy stupid & offensive

#snowden: "the people at the working level at the NSA, CIA, or any other member of the IC are not out to get you."

#snowden: "The people you need to watch out for are the unaccountable senior officials authorizing these unconstitutional programs"

#snowden: "I encourage you to contact your members of congress and tell them how you feel about mass surveillance"

Sign the Petition: Make the #CETA Text Public! - http://bit.ly/1eGMybi it's finished, so release it (v @ParentRap @CETAWatch)


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