Sunday, 9 February 2014

140208


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140206 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com.tr/2014/02/140206.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/07/fake-food-scandal-revealed-tests-products-mislabelled why #TTIP must not weaken food standards

Submission to ISC Inquiry into Privacy and Security - http://b2fxxx.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/submission-to-isc-inquiry-into-privacy.html well-worth reading for its excellent points; call now closed

#Snowden confirms wish to address #MEPs; EP must take into account - http://www.greens-efa.eu/nsa-scandal-11654.html this could be significant

Cameron blames last Labour government for flooding in Somerset - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/feb/07/david-cameron-blames-labour-flooding-somerset good try, David, except that dredging doesn't help

.@OpenRightsGroup Submission to ISC Privacy and Security Inquiry - https://www.openrightsgroup.org/https://www.openrightsgroup.org/ourwork/reports/isc-privacy-inquiry-2014 lots of great points

Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible - http://politics.slashdot.org/story/14/02/08/001246/gop-bill-to-outlaw-epa-secret-science-that-is-not-transparent-reproducible apply to corporate claims on safety, too

Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000 - http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2014/02/eve-online-battle-of-b-r/ truly fascinating; l can't wait to read the PhD on it

#NHS opt out: not what it seems - http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2014/02/08/nhs-opt-out-not-what-it-seems/ outrageous; legal action now required to stop this contemptuous action #caredata

House Members Renew Call For Capture Of #Snowden As “Traitor” & Spy - http://jonathanturley.org/2014/02/07/house-members-renew-call-for-the-capture-of-snowden-as-traitor-and-spy/ world says he's a whistleblower; they hate that

"After Tyrone Hayes said that [herbicide atrazine] was harmful, its maker pursued him" - http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/10/140210fa_fact_aviv?currentPage=all superb piece, because:

1) it shows how a scientist can be ground down by a rich, powerful company unhappy with the results of his research #atrazine

2) it shows how the US system for assessing potentially dangerous chemicals is beholden to the industry #atrazine

3) it shows how natural uncertainties in scientific method are used to undermine confidence in its results - a common technique  #atrazine

4) it shows what the US chemical industry wants to bring to EU through #TAFTA/#TTIP  #atrazine

5) it shows why we must defend the EU's Precautionary Principle to put public health above corporate profits #atrazine

An overview of the achievements and impact of the Open Knowledge Foundation since 2004. - http://okfn.org/impact/ impressive stuff #openness

Three Downing Street police officers will not face pornography charges - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/08/downing-street-police-arrested-pornography-plebgate well, of course not - they're police, no?

Spying and Social Control: U.S. Government Labels Dissent As Terrorism - http://www.globalresearch.ca/spying-and-social-control-u-s-government-labels-dissent-as-terrorism/5367857 very real, hugely dangerous (v @schestowitz)

#ICANN approves reworked GAC advice over US concerns - http://domainincite.com/15775-icann-approves-reworked-gac-advice-over-us-concerns becomes more of a joke (v Pranesh Prakash ‏@andreaglorioso)

Mexico's lost daughters: young women are sold into sex trade by drug gangs - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/08/mexico-young-women-sex-trade-drug-gangs another cost of insane "war" on drugs

terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield - http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/2/the-terrifying-surveillancecaseofbrandonmayfield.html total surveillance means "evidence" of guilt can always be found

Improving on “Access to Research” - http://cameronneylon.net/blog/improving-on-access-to-research/ "A to R" is a sop, and a pathetic one; treat it with the contempt it deserves

Renault Concept Car With Built-In Multicopter - http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/renault-concept-car-with-built-in-multicopter this is so obviously what will one day become commonplace #drones

#Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best NSA. - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/snowden-used-low-cost-tool-to-best-nsa.html?_r=0 the attempts to smear him getting pathetically weak: "low-cost"? really?

#Fracking: no such thing as a free lunch - http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2014/02/08/19640 surprise...

 Beistand für Whistleblower: #Snowden verpflichtet Berliner Anwalt - http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/berliner-anwalt-wolfgang-kaleck-vertritt-edward-snowden-a-952322.html excellent news

#TAFTA/#TTIP: "Wir fordern die Aussetzung der Verhandlungen und einen kompletten Neustart" - http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/europawahl-programm-gruene-setzen-auf-kernthemen-a-952319.html sagen Die Grünen


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