Saturday, 1 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140227 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama Nominates #SOPA Lobbyist for #TPP Trade Post - also affects #TAFTA/#TTIP; seriously bad news (v @maira)

Bertelsmann Foundation-Atlantic Council #TTIP Stakeholder Survey - you might want to fill this in (v @olewin)#tafta

US pig farmers: Japan's Offer On #TPP Unacceptable to U.S. Agriculture - uh-huh

Government brushes aside NHS #TTIP Concerns - misses point: not about opening access, but locking it in

Europe abandons hopes of US-style shale gas revolution - concentrate on renewables, then

 European Consultation on the Food and Agriculture Business Principles -

#TPP: No Big Deal - "there isn’t a compelling case for this deal, from either a global or a national point of view."

Chinese Cabinet report questions US human rights record - people are noticing #torture #drones

"a sign of Germany’s degradation in the US’s geostrategic outlook." - good analysis #NSA #TTIP

Excuse Me, Could I Interest You In A Thousand-Volume Set Of Encyclopedias? - put me down for a dozen... #wikipedia

Registration opens for Document Freedom Day 2014 - hurry hurry hurry #freesw

Knowledge Creation to Diffusion: The Conflict in India - useful background

#TTIP face growing hostility, ministers warn - poor piece: "$100 billion" is 2027, after 10 years feeble GDP growth

After #Snowden: Prioritising Free Software for Computing You Can Trust - this is a key lesson we need to learn here

Ministers for Foreign Affairs panel discussion EU/US on #TTIP - only business; when do we get only civil society?

"non-financial US cos. have 1.5 trillion dollars of cash" - they want to use that power to bend EU through #TTIP

"yes to a consultation [on ISDS], no to a referendum" - in other words, we'll ignore whatever public says #TTIP

#TTIP: "we will fight for this up to the very last moment" - we have been warned: this is war

"we are taking advantage of big data" - the Obama approach to lobbying #TTIP #TAFTA

"is there an American co. that doesn't invest in EU because it's afraid of expropriation? I very much doubt it" -

"less than 11.5% of Americans know about #TTIP - bechind closed doors, in secret... #TAFTA

#TTIP - Karel De Gucht: "we should not have the illusion that we can do it on the basis of mutual recognition" -

#TTIP - Karel De Gucht: "I believe, in the longer term, the real breakthrough in this agreement could be regulatory compatilbility."

#TTIP - Karel De Gucht: "I will not agree to put hormone beef on the European markets" - Informal Council of Foreign Affairs/Trade, EU-US business leaders forum on TTIP - 28/02/2014

Tentative remarks on leaked #CETA IP chapter - useful first thoughts on important leak; looks bad for patents

here is that important leaked version of intellectual monopolies chapter of EU – Canada trade agreement #CETA -

Revolving Door: Obama Nominates Copyright Maximalist Lobbyist To Deputy USTR Position - a slap in the face for public

#Badger cull failed humaneness test, independent panel finds - not just a costly fiasco, but a cruel costly fiasco

India sets up $100 mn Himalaya ecosystem mission - good move

USTR rejecting EU bids for more transparency in #TTIP - "accessible only in a secure reading room": utterly insulting

How Academia and Publishing are Destroying Scientific Innovation: A Conversation with Sydney Brenner - #openaccess

Google Customizes Its YouTube Takedown Message In Response To Bogus Innocence Of Muslims Takedown - wow

educational institutions have obtained Federal trademark registrations on phrases like "student life" -

pic of the week: Sad Cafe: Not One Person Smiling (Covent Garden) - sad but fab #london

Ukraine Journalists Race to Publish Secret Yanukovych Documents - can't wait #ua

US Senators to investigate #NSA role in #GCHQ 'Optic Nerve' webcam spying - I thought this might happen...

Keith Alexander's Big Idea: What If The NSA Just Collected Phone Data On Suspected Terrorists? - the man's a genius

#TTIP talks 'honeymoon' over, business chiefs warn EU - "how best to go about communicating deal"  (v @andrea_licata)

Industry voices dominate the US trade advisory system - nice animation - makes bias clear #TPP #TTIP

#caredata is in chaos. - "When leaked, it cannot be unleaked; when lost, public trust will take decades to regain"

The Whistler — the international launch - "the new #whis­tleblower sup­port net­work in the UK"; this is great news

Label Threatening Larry Lessig With Insane Infringement Claim Over Fair Use Video Caves In, Pays Up -

I have been awarded a Shuttleworth Fellowship to change the world; my first reactions - well-deserved (v @MLBrook)

Idaho Governor Signs Ag-Gag Law Making It Illegal to Expose Animal Cruelty - nothing to hide? #TTIP #TAFTA

"Under this new law, the whistleblowers who exposed the cruelty face criminal penalties worse than those who committed the abuse." #TTIP

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