Thursday, 27 February 2014

140226


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140225 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/02/140225.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD


Ubuntu mobile maps: open maps on an open platform - https://www.mapbox.com/blog/ubuntu-mobile-maps/ open is good

#China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter-scientists yikes

Are #TPP Trade Talks Going Anywhere? - http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/25/are-trade-talks-going-anywhere/ tl;dr: nope (v @DrRimmer)

Homeless living in shocking, rat-infested conditions, report says - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/26/homeless-shocking-rat-infested-conditions shameful return to Victorian conditions in UK


#Atos awarded contract for #NHS records - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/laura-donnelly/10661359/Atos-awarded-contract-for-NHS-records.html to help with the "fitness for work" scheme, perhaps... (v @aral)

last day: Please Stand up for #OpenStandards - & #ODF - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/02/stand-up-for-open-standards-and-odf/index.htm important UK consultation - pl. make a submission, even short


Seal deaths caused by propellers break environmental law, ministers warned - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/26/sea-deaths-ship-propellers-corkscrew horrific injuries #uk

YouTube Ordered to Remove “Illegal” Copyright Blocking Notices - http://torrentfreak.com/youtube-ordered-to-remove-illegal-copyright-blocking-notices-140226/ #GEMA is such a waste of skin

 The Act of Killing has helped #Indonesia reassess its past and present - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/25/the-act-of-killing-indonesia-past-present-1965-genocide sounds a hugely important film #id

#Singapore and #Malaysia hit by extreme dry spell - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/26/singapore-malaysia-extreme-dry-spell if only someone had seen this coming - oh, wait... #climatechange

Post-WikiLeaks, Manning, Snowden world brighter for freedom fighters - http://rt.com/op-edge/post-wikileaks-manning-snowden-816/ "#Whistleblowers are increasingly valued"

#TAFTA/#TTIP debate: "If we do not achieve deal by the end of 2015 or early 2016, we will not get there at all" - http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140225/debtext/140225-0002.htm#14022578000001

Extending or replacing EC's contracts with Microsoft & suppliers of Microsoft licenses - http://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/extending_or_replacing_ecs_contr nice #FOI (f @dozykraut)

Whale graveyard in Chile unearths fossil treasure trove - http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/26/baleen-whale-graveyard-fossil-treasure-atacama-chile exciting stuff

Sweden to sue the Commission for delaying hormone-affecting criteria - http://www.euractiv.com/health/sweden-sue-commission-delaying-h-news-533772 yay, go sweden

Schneier: NSA snooping tactics will be copied by criminals in 3 to 5 years - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/26/nsa_snooping_tactics_will_be_copied_by_criminals_in_35_years/ hugely important, ignored by #nsa /#gchq

A Plan to Rebuild Computer Security From the Ground Up - http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/casado-vmware-goldilocks-layer/ "VMware plans to #opensource the key parts"

NSA Inspector General Speaks on #Snowden for First Time, Says He Was ‘Manic in His Thievery’ - http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/02/25/nsa-inspector-general-speaks-on-snowden-for-first-time-says-he-was-manic-in-his-thievery/ wow, back to 1950s

at a stroke, #NSA Inspector General has established it's a waste of time going to to him about concerns; get read for more #whistleblowers

CJEU to decide on the present and future of book scanning and library activities - http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2014/02/cjeu-to-decide-on-present-and-future-of.html #copyright

Chicago PD Believes It Can See The Future, Starts Warning Citizens About Crimes They Might Commit - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140220/09312226296/minority-report-chicagos-new-police-computer-predicts-crimes.shtml really dangerous

UK Government response to consultation on EU #copyright rules - https://ipo.gov.uk/pro-policy/policy-information/policy-notices/policy-notices-eu.htm some interesting comments here...

FSFE comments on UK proposal on document formats - https://fsfe.org/news/2014/news-20140226-01.html still time to add yours...#ODF #openstandards

Pulling back the shower curtain:@ProcterGamble's dirty secret - http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/dirty-palm-oil/blog/48308/ #palmoil, & destruction of #orangutan habitat


No deal after four days of Asia-Pacific talks - http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/trade/199154-asia-pacific-trade-talks-end-without-deadline-for-completion “significant gaps remain in the more difficult areas" #TPP

US-led trade deal talks to carry on to next round - http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-farm-tariffs-may-stymie-us-led-trade-deal/2014/02/25/41df1bd4-9dda-11e3-878c-65222df220eb_story.html "had sought to reach a deal by the end of 2013" #TPP

Tell Head & Shoulders to stop using dirty #palmoil - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/protect-paradise @ProcterGamble must stop driving deforestation #ProtectParadise

Microsoft has posted a monster of a submission to UK gov - http://standards.data.gov.uk/comment/929#comment-929 don't let them block #openstandards again - pl. post now

Support MediaGoblin! - http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html "freedom-respecting replacement for sites like Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Thingiverse."

BTW, if you do decide to respond to Microsoft's claims to UK gov, please keep it factual: anything else will damage the case for #openness

Will the Supreme Court save us from #softwarepatents? - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/26/will-the-supreme-court-save-us-from-software-patents/ good history and analysis of upcoming case

great to see people still posting here: http://standards.data.gov.uk/proposal/sharing-collaborating-government-documents?page=13 - still time to add your comments #ODF #openstandards

nice little posting about supporting #ODF here from a certain Vint Cerf - http://standards.data.gov.uk/comment/901#comment-901 why not join him? #openstandards

#AU #Copyright Reform Goes Into Reverse: 'Fair Use' Out, 'Three Strikes' In - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140225/12341626346/australian-copyright-reform-goes-into-reverse-fair-use-out-three-strikes.shtml snatching defeat from jaws of victory

Reddit Mods Bury Glenn Greenwald's Story On GCHQ/NSA Use Of Internet To 'Destroy Reputations' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140226/11344026358/reddit-mods-bury-glenn-greenwalds-story-gchqnsa-use-internet-to-destroy-reputations.shtml not good for reddit

Lack of currency provisions threatens future of Obama trade agenda - http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/trade/199336-lack-of-currency-provisions-threatens-future-of-obama-trade-agenda "not moving until currency is part of it" #TPP

Horrific Appeals Court Ruling Says Actress Has (c) Interest In 'Innocence Of Muslims,' YouTube 2 Delete Every Copy - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140226/12103626359/horrific-appeals-court-ruling-says-actress-has-copyright-interest-innocence-muslims-orders-youtube-to-delete-every-copy.shtml

Google’s first Ara developers kits and conference are coming soon - http://gigaom.com/2014/02/26/googles-first-ara-developers-kits-and-conference-are-coming-soon/ "open hardware platform"

Life Sciences, Intellectual Property Regimes and Global Justice - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/02/26/ip-rights-impact-practice-of-science-global-justice-author-says/ sounds interesting



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