Monday, 10 February 2014

140209


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140208 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com.tr/2014/02/140208.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Hugo Barra and America’s Technology Blind Spot - http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2014/02/08/hugo-barra-and-americas-technology-blind-spot/ nice piece about what we're missing in #china

Edward #Snowden’s hypocrisy on Russia - www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/snowdens-hypocrisy-on-russia/2014/02/07/23c403c2-8f51-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html oh look, another failed attempt to smear him (v @JesselynRadack)

27K Barclays account details for sale - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554875/Barclays-account-details-sale-gold-27-000-files-leaked.html NB #whistleblower revealed this - more protection needed (v @AlexiMostrous)

Year of Code: "a cabal of private businesses looking for a government subsidy to ensure their future profit" - http://adrianshort.org/2014/02/09/lottie-dexter-quit-year-of-code/ again

Pickles apologises over floods and blames Environment Agency advice - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/09/eric-pickles-apologises-floods-environment-agency-somerset how cynical & opportunistic can you get?

UK government consistently ignored scientists' warnings about flooding & #climatechange now tries to blame them for disaster that results

Pickles said: "It does not matter if it is climate change or a fluctuation in weather patterns," adding that he was not qualified to comment

given he admits his own ignorance, Pickles should listen to the scientists who do know whether it's #climatechange of the weather...

Les industriels à l'assaut de la jeunesse africaine - http://www.courrierinternational.com/article/2014/02/07/les-industriels-a-l-assaut-de-la-jeunesse-africaine?page=all sick & sickening (v @cybearDJM)#smoking #africa

"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, do read

Before the last home is torched - http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_forced_evictions_loc_kenya_pa_uk/ @WorldBank being evil yet again - #epetition against its stupidity

CIA #torture techniques in Libya included prolonged diapering & use of insects - http://groundreport.com/cia-torture-techniques-in-libya-included-prolonged-diapering-and-use-of-insects/ proud of this, USA? (v @schestowitz)

State #pension service could be privatised under DWP plans - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/feb/09/state-pension-service-privatisation-dwp-plans so rule is: if it ain't broke, break it... #nhs

Freedom's Future - http://snowdenandthefuture.info/PartIV.html Part IV of Eben Moglen's magisterial lectures on what #Snowden teaches us, and what we must do now

#Gibraltar to export nuisance Barbary macaque monkeys - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/09/gibraltar-export-barbary-macaque-monkeys er, yes: where to?

Amid Epic Drought, South America’s Largest City Is Running Out Of Water - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/07/3267351/brazil-epic-drought/ "global trend of increased dryness"

Olympic official to reporters: stop complaining about hotels or we'll release CCTV footage of you in bathroom - http://boingboing.net/2014/02/07/russian-olympic-official-to-re.html

6 Nasty Drugs Your Meat Is On - http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/6-nasty-drugs-your-meat coming to #EU thanks to #TAFTA/#TTIP if US gets its way...

How can we battle against state #surveillance? - http://www.technollama.co.uk/how-can-we-battle-against-state-surveillance that's the big question for 2014

Censorship is No Cure for Piracy, Legal Options Are - http://torrentfreak.com/censorship-cure-piracy-research-140206/ when will they get this?

Could A Climate Scientist’s Defamation Suit Shut Down The Nation’s Leading Conservative Magazine? - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/03/3228411/national-review-defamation/ interesting

#TarSands Oil Development Is More Toxic Than Previously Thought, Study Finds - http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/04/3243791/alberta-tar-sands-toxic/ so ban their products from EU

#NSA-Spionage wird Topthema im EU-Wahlkampf - http://fm4.orf.at/stories/1733085/ lots of fascinating stuff #TTIP

DOD Complains about “Speculative” Risk of Bulk Collection - http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/02/08/dod-complains-about-speculative-risk-of-bulk-collection/ the biter bit #nsa #snowden

wepromise.eu - "Vote for your digital rights" interesting initiative (v @harkank) #surveillance #copyright #opensource

Because Of #DRM, The Entire #Copyright Monopoly Legislation Is A Lie - http://torrentfreak.com/drm-entire-copyright-monopoly-legislation-lie-140209/ this can't be emphasised enough...


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