Thursday, 27 February 2014

140227


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140226 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2014/02/140226.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP too tough for Groser's talent - http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/9769135/TPP-too-tough-for-Grosers-talent why should #NZ "bend over backwards to help the US cement this deal"?

#Qatar's foreign domestic workers subjected to slave-like conditions - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/26/qatar-foreign-workers-slave-conditions sounds appalling, if confirmed

#TTIP: Free Trade Is Not So Free After All - http://www.indepthnews.info/index.php/global-issues/2064-free-trade-is-not-so-free-after-all "EU behaviour is a disgrace, but also routine." (v @corporateeurope)

#TTIP ‘challenged’ by environmental critics, EU says - http://www.euractiv.com/trade/ttip-challenged-environmental-cr-news-533794 rightly so (v @olivierhoedeman ‏@ArthurNeslen)#TAFTA #ISDS

How Commission is out-manoeuvring the European Parliament to undermine #netneutrality - http://edri.org/ec_strategy/ good analysis of bad stuff

#TTIP threatens financial reform and the public interest - http://somo.nl/news-en/somo-news/ttip-undermines-financial-regulation-and-leaves-citizens-unprotected I missed this last month; good analysis of crucial aspect


EU draft proposal on trade in services, investment and e-commerce for the #TTIP negotiations - http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-02/freihandelsabkommen-eu-sonderrechte-konzerne NB: huge new leak

that important #TTIP leak can be downloaded from here: http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1030459/eu-kommission-position-in-den.pdf it's in English, and contains key #ISDS section #TAFTA

IETF Draft Wants To Formalize 'Man-In-The-Middle' Decryption Of Data As It Passes Through 'Trusted Proxies' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140226/07270626350/ietf-draft-wants-to-formalize-man-in-the-middle-decryption-data-as-it-passes-through-trusted-proxies.shtml #MITM

great news: consultation on #OpenStandards and #ODF extended http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/02/stand-up-for-open-standards-and-odf/index.htm you now have until 5pm Friday 28th Feb - pl. use it

Millions of dollars of public money are lost each year to fraud: http://stopsecretcontracts.org/ aims to fight it; pl. spread the word #transparency

Kepler: Opening the Planet Verification Bottleneck - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=30051 such an exciting time in this field

#GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-nsa-webcam-images-internet-yahoo still "authorised, necessary and proportionate" really??

given the continuing revelations about the slimy stuff they get up to, why would any decent person ever want to join #GCHQ now...?



Abe: Avoid time limit for Japan-US #TPP - http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001072671 “We never break election promises” 4 "tariffs on 5 agricultural categories"

NSA robots are 'collecting' your data, too, and they're getting away with it - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/27/nsa-robots-algorithm-surveillance-bruce-schneier important pt.: this is still spying

"#GCHQ personnel stumbling across images of child abuse could be committing a criminal offence" - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/02/rule-34-meet-kafka.html serious points

The Moazzam Begg Arrest: Part of the Effort to Criminalize Muslim Political Dissent - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/02/27/moazzam-begg-arrest-part-effort-criminalize-muslim-political-dissent/ shame on the UK government

"likely means that the #NSA has webcam images of American citizens in their storage houses" - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140227/09452426376/peek-a-boo-gchq-has-been-checking-you-out-through-your-webcam.shtml Americans please note

#AU: "further extension of patent monopolies through [#TPP] adding hundreds more millions to the health budget! - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-28/gleeson-cost-cutting-crusade-ignores-vital-health-report/5289726

#GCHQ's cover for Optic Nerve provided by legislation introduced in 2000 - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-insists-optic-nerve-program-legal-legislation-2000 #RIPA is not fit for purpose: repeal it

#TPP: Japan's inflexibility and its agreement with the US leave little room, and little movement, for other nations - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11211006

Five year ambition for open philanthropy in the UK - http://threesixtygiving.com/2013/06/24/five-year-ambition-for-open-philanthropy-in-the-uk/ great idea (v  ‏@EllnMllr)

UK Hacker Faces Extradition To US, Not To Mention 5 Years' Imprisonment In UK For Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140227/08165326373/british-hacker-faces-extradition-to-us-not-to-mention-five-years-imprisonment-uk-failing-to-hand-over-encryption-keys.shtml



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