Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140204 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/02/140204.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD
Our Broken Patent System: Company That Does Nothing May Get Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars From Google - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140203/17483226082/our-broken-patent-system-company-that-does-nothing-may-get-hunderds-millions-dollars-google.shtml crazy
Officials black out IT security report after it’s published in full - http://ukcampaign4change.com/2014/02/05/officials-black-out-it-security-report-thats-already-published-in-full/ Somerset County Council is just daft
Free Trade Disagreement - http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/opinion/edsall-free-trade-disagreement.html "multinational or “stateless” capital diminishes sovereignty of individual countries" #TPP
New #Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/04/afghanistan-law-victims-violence-women so British troops died defending this...?
War on Anonymous: British Spies Attacked Hackers - http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/war-anonymous-british-spies-attacked-hackers-snowden-docs-show-n21361 #GCHQ's dangerous attacks on free speech & justice #snowden
last tweet confirms that #GCHQ is completely out of control, and regards itself above the law; UK government stupid to allow this #rogue
Judge's Ruling In Google Privacy Case Might Also Make It Possible To Sue UK's GCHQ - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140204/09583026086/ruling-google-privacy-case-might-also-allow-uks-gchq-to-be-sued.shtml about time #GCHQ was reined in
Drugmakers And NIH Band Together To Speed Up Research - http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/02/04/271568320/drugmakers-and-nih-band-together-to-speed-up-research?sc=tw&cc=share all data "shared publicly" (v @PatternGuru714)
Chris Grayling vows to get tougher on terrorism in new crime bill - http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/feb/05/chris-grayling-tougher-on-terrorism-crime-bill stupid political posturing #UK
New #Snowden Revelation Is Dangerous for Anonymous — And for All of Us - http://www.wired.com/opinion/2014/02/comes-around-goes-around-latest-snowden-revelation-isnt-just-dangerous-anonymous-us/ good analysis of #gchq's illegal activities
#Climatechange threatens to cause trillions in damage to world's coastal regions - http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/87231-climate-change-threatens-to-cause-trillions-in-damage-to-worlds-coas UK storms just a taster
Britain's #GCHQ victimized Anonymous supporters with DDoS attack - http://blogs.csoonline.com/other/2976/britains-gchq-victimized-anonymous-supporters-ddos-attack " hypocrisy, its name is JTRIG." (v @Asher_Wolf)
MSF Director: 'We are loosing the battle' for cheap drugs in developing world - http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/msf-director-big-pharmaceutical-news-533270 #TPP will make this much worse
UK set to sell sensitive NHS records to commercial companies with no meaningful privacy protections - http://boingboing.net/2014/02/04/uk-set-to-sell-sensitive-nhs-r.html well put
Speaking Out for Rights of Herders in Inner #Mongolia - http://www.bruce-humes.com/?p=10734 oppression spreads
#TPP Would 'Upgrade' U.S. Trade Pacts, Says U.S. Commerce Chief - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304851104579363410686687666 i.e. make them more unfair and more unbalanced
several good videos about #TAFTA/#TTIP (with subtitles if needed) - "The Fairytale of the Job Miracle" | ARD Monitor TV Program | "Das Märchen vom Jobmotor"
Officer Denied Qualified Immunity For Violating Citizen's Rights With Illicitly-Obtained No-Knock Warrant - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140122/15572125962/drug-task-force-officer-denied-qualified-immunity-violating-citizens-rights-with-illicitly-obtained-no-knock-warrant.shtml
Astellas Pharma: your chance to comment - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/02/astellas-pharma-your-chance-to-comment.html deep stuff... #patents #pharma
Biotech lobby shuns consumers at “GMO consumer benefit” event - http://corporateeurope.org/agribusiness/2014/02/biotech-lobby-shuns-consumers-gmo-consumer-benefit-event excellent debunking of claims in closed event
Is the TPP Dead? - http://www.earthwatchmedia.org/is-the-tpp-dead/ not yet, but it's looking green about the gills...
Pakistan Has A Month’s Worth Of Water Left — And 5 Percent Of Its Tree Cover - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/03/3238781/deforestation-water-energy-pakistan/ this will not end well #pk
Free software campaign for European elections - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/free-software-campaign-european-elections good work by French group April
New Poll Finds Most Voters Want #EPA To Limit Carbon Pollution From Power Plants - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/04/3248211/poll-carbon-pollution-clean-energy/ would be mad not to...
Anti-piracy app launched by music industry - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26039000 because one-side #propaganda always works...
Environmental activist monitoring @Sochi2014 Olympics jailed for five days - http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/feb/05/activist-jailed-environment-sochi-olympics #russia has nothing to hide, of course
1971 Social Engineering Attack - https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/02/1971_social_eng.html wow
Time for Offensive #GCHQ to Defend Itself in the Courts - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/02/an-offensive-gchq-may-soon-need-to-defend-itself-in-the-courts/index.htm UK spy agency descends ever-deeper into illegality #ddos
Microsoft's pledge to 'shield foreign data' may increase NSA surveillance, experts suggest - http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-data-stored-overseas-may-increase-nsa-surveillance-scope-7000025908/ whoops (v @CasparBowden)
British girl leads Guardian campaign to end female genital mutilation - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/05/british-girl-guardian-campaign-end-female-genital-mutilation-fgm long overdue; associated #epetition
Number Of Posts On Chinese Microblog Site Weibo Drops By 70 Percent In Wake of Government Clampdown - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140203/08105726075/number-posts-chinese-microblog-site-weibo-drops-70-percent-wake-government-clampdown.shtml whoa #weibo
#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/11/ttip-updates-the-glyn-moody-blogs/index.htm now, er, updated to include Update XIV #TAFTA
Netpol - http://netpol.org/about/ "seeks to monitor public order, protest & street policing, & to challenge & resist excessive policing" #UK
GP exposes bullying tactics behind #caredata scheme - http://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/home/2014/02/gp-exposes-blatently-bullying-tactics-behind-care-data-scheme.html wow, they don't like the truth or independence, do they? #nhs
#TPP: "secretive, corporatist, undemocratic, unconstitutional, anti-poor, pro-tobacco, job-killing, & a threat to public health and safety"
(last tweet taken from here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danikenson/2013/12/06/the-presidents-indifference-imperils-the-trans-pacific-partnership/2/, quoted here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/opinion/edsall-free-trade-disagreement.html?_r=2) #TPP
Corporate rights under serious scrutiny in Europe. Canada fast asleep. - http://www.policynote.ca/corporate-rights-under-serious-scrutiny-in-europe-canada-fast-asleep/ come on, Canada (v @CETAWatch)#ISDS #CETA
Following Latest GCHQ Revelations, Who are Real Criminals? - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/jake-davis-following-latest-gchq-revelations-who-are-real-criminals-1435193 great piece on UK government hypocrisy (v @ggreenwald)
#Fracking depleting water supplies in US driest areas - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/fracking-water-america-drought-oil-gas "millions of gallons of fresh water to frack a single well"
Report claims #TPP gains have been overstated - http://www.3news.co.nz/Report-claims-TPP-gains-have-been-overstated/tabid/423/articleID/331031/Default.aspx why give up so much for so little? #AU #NZ
The annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture - http://www.forumforagriculture.com/ sponsored by #syngenta; I think we can guess where this one is going
65,000 Protest #TPP In Mexico, See Repeat Of NAFTA Mistakes - http://www.popularresistance.org/65000-protest-tpp-in-mexico-see-repeat-of-nafta-mistakes/ great to see #mexico joining in the global rejection
European parliament votes for stronger climate targets - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/european-parliament-votes-renewables-targets kudos to MEPs: UK must listen and accept result
USTR Claims It's Transparent On #TPP Because Congress Is 'The People's Representatives' - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140204/22264026091/ustr-claims-its-transparent-tpp-because-congress-is-peoples-representatives.shtml </facepalm>
EU seals free trade deal with West #Africa - http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/eu-seals-free-trade-deal-west-af-news-533293 anyone know if this has investment chapter or #ISDS? any leaks?
Negotiators in Brussels to wrap up #CETA trade deal’s loose ends - http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2014/02/04/negotiators-in-brussels-to-wrap-up-eu-trade-deal%E2%80%99s-loose-ends/45109 good opportunity to drop #ISDS (v @CETAWatch)
#Microsoft Employees Fondly Remember Days When CEOs Were So Big They Took Up Entire Rooms - http://www.theonion.com/articles/microsoft-employees-fondly-remember-days-when-ceos,35172/ lovely (v @superglaze)
pic of the week: Lunnon - https://secure.flickr.com/photos/115766736@N06/12321664905/in/pool-londonist (v @Londonist)
Schröder zu #NSA-Spähangriff: "Die USA haben keinen Respekt vor unserem Land" - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/alt-kanzler-schroeder-erhebt-vorwuerfe-gegen-die-usa-a-951735.html well done for noticing, Gerhard...
"no link between [#TTIP] and this government’s health reforms" - http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2014/january/trade-disagreements-the-transatlantic-market-and-healthcare but #ISDS would make #privatisation irreversible
Trade disagreements: the transatlantic market & healthcare - http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2014/january/trade-disagreements-the-transatlantic-market-and-healthcare @TheBMA quite right to worry, but real threat is #ISDS
Alpha Centauri: Dust and Its Significance - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=29925 I just love this stuff #science
Dürre in #AU: Ortsbewohner haben kaum noch Trinkwasser - http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/duerre-in-australien-ort-cloncurry-braucht-dringend-trinkwasser-a-951676.html "Die versorge lieber Bergwerke als Gemeinden mit Wasser."
Without Financial Services, #TTIP could be made to look a Monkey - http://www.thecityuk.com/blog/without-financial-services-the-ttip-could-be-made-to-look-a-monkey/ worth reading to understand how 1% see #TAFTA
What the hell am I doing here? - http://quantumplations.org/2014/02/05/what-the-hell-am-i-doing-here/ well-worth reading, pondering & remembering....
The ocean is broken - http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1848433/the-ocean-is-broken/ from last year; utterly depressing then, probably worse now (v @TeaWithCarl)
David Cameron takes personal control as flooding crisis worsens - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/05/david-cameron-control-flooding-crisis-worsens great: so when is Paterson leaving?
European Parliament calls for distributed systems - https://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2014/02/05/european-parliament-calls-for-distributed-systems/ great; well done MEPs (Again) #freesw
Govt's #TPP benefit figures in doubt - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11197310 time for a re-think #NZ, #AU?
Congress Warns DOJ That If It Doesn't Support NSA Reform Plan, It Won't Renew Key Patriot Act Provision - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140205/10004926099/judiciary-committee-warns-doj-that-if-it-doesnt-support-nsa-reform-plan-then-they-might-kill-section-215-completely.shtml