Thursday, 30 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140129 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama initiatives on trade run into resistance from both sides in Senate - growing problems for #fasttrack #TPP

Obama's 'State of the Union' downplays #TPP - "time to suspend the negotiations"

Twitter parody accounts critical of UK government closed down on same day #gagginglaw passes - wake up, people

A New Twist On Steganography From The Creator Of BitTorrent - clever stuff #privacy

#Tafta/#TTIP and #TPP in comparison: similar interests, unkown outcomes - all part of the grand plan

European Commission makes mockery of Sustainability Impact Assessment of #TTIP - (v @BartStaes @olivierhoedeman)

Key 3D printing patent expired yesterday - shows how patents block innovation, not promote it

One year after 'horsegate' nothing has changed, consumer group says - entire supply chain must be #opendata

We – and that includes you – must preserve #NetNeutrality - he's right, of course

Counting on the American Public to Be Informed on the #TAFTA/#TTIP Talks? Don’t Hold Your Breath - big problem

good to see people making comments on UK gov's proposal to use #HTML & #ODF - why not add yours? #openstandards

For #NSA, espionage was a means to strengthen the US position in climate negotiations - just against terrorism, eh?

as @bitsoffreedom points out, given this spying on climate negotiations, who seriously believes #NSA not spying on #TAFTA/#TTIP negotiators?

#Ukraine's president Yanukovych takes sick leave amid calls for resignation - right; so who's handling the crisis?

Boris Johnson tells police to 'get medieval' on rioters - what an arrogant, narcissistic yob he is... (v @aral)

EU Chief wants to block ‘undesirable’ content on Web - "undesirable"??? just shameless (v @kenanmalik)#policestate

Parts of England see wettest January since records began - so when is #paterson resigning over cutbacks to defences?

"adds weight to rumours Barroso willing to let FQD go for" #TAFTA/#TTIP - shameful, if true (v @CETAWatch)#tarsands

"Saint Teresa was a favourite of General Franco, who kept her hand by his bed until his death." - uh-huh #spain

Foundations Band Together to Get Rid of Fossil-Fuel Investments - anyone investing in fossils is going to lose big...

Eric Holder Should Condemn James Clapper Calling Journalists 'Accomplices' - too right

#India's Central Monitoring System (CMS): Something to Worry About?  - you bet: detailed and disturbing (v @ioerror)

Dredging rivers won't stop floods. It will make them worse - as with badger cull, UK gov does exactly the wrong thing

“They are effectively turning the Data Protection Act on its head" - using DPA to chill investigative journalism

UK Cabinet Office Signals Move Towards Open Source Office Suites - good analysis of what latest move might mean

James Clapper Still Trying To Distance Intelligence Community From The Bogus 'Foiled Plots' Metric He Came Up With -

Snowden revelations of NSA spying on Copenhagen climate talks spark anger - as will spying on #TAFTA/#TTIP afterwards

Why Europe needs the “Pirate Party”! - because they are not like other parties... #dataprotection #copyright

Wyden And Udall Hint Strongly At CIA Hacking Into Americans' Computers - rule #1: Wyden's questions are the answer

"hardly a crime drama not solved without data of a mobile communications device" - cameron such a mental lightweight

"Maskerade" is such a fine post wine o'clock opera. that is all.

Inter-Continental Day of Action against the #TPP & Corporate Globalization - things are hotting up...

Alex Neil: No chance of privatised #NHS on my watch - is #scotland can do it, why not england?

This is the First-Ever Weather Map of a Brown Dwarf - just amazing. why can't we spend trillions on this, not wars?

Transport secretary blocks #HS2 report - doesn't really matter, does it, since we know for sure what it said...

I didn't have any strong views on #HS2, but the fact UK gov daren't release its own report tells me all I need to know: I'm against now

Physicists create synthetic magnetic #monopole predicted more than 80 years ago - more sciency wonderfulness

Wie die Konservativen im Europaparlament den Überwachungsbericht torpedieren - what a waste of skin they are

Turkish Government Says Online Freedom Is Like Violence Against Women - I don't even... #turkey

Is Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority for the #TPP Dead? - certainly not, but it's beginning to look v poorly...

#IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share - remember: #mozilla's #firefox did this...(with a little help from #Chrome)

Judge Understands BitTorrent, Kills Mass Piracy Lawsuits - as judges become tech-savvy, the tide beings to turn

#Transparency in EU policy making: a modest proposal - sounds good to me

Welcome to Academic Torrents!  - "Currently making 207.87GB of research data available." cool idea. (v @TeaWithCarl)

#Opensource push 'could save taxpayer millions' - great to see this in the @dailytelegraph

Say No to Internet Censorship (in #TPP) - now up to 135K signatures... #epetition

Flooding experts say Britain will have to adapt to #climatechange - "You are going to lose the battle one dark night"

 Parliament defies EU states on aviation emissions law - good for them

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