Friday, 11 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140409 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Take action now & make a submission to #AU #ISDS consultation - deadline tomorrow

Australian Alliance to Ban #ISDS Provisions - useful site #Australia #TPP

UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven - why we need all clinical trials data - retrospective too

What the #Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma - great explanation by @bengoldacre

Raspberry Pi Owncloud (dropbox clone) - great idea (v @ColditzJB)

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels - … "Solar power has won"; wow (v @NickCohen4)

"might come as a shock to EU voters to learn exactly how weak US laws are when it comes to toxic chemicals" - #TTIP

Record £26,000 reward for conviction as raptor deaths in Highlands rise to 19 - people who do this are scum

Trade agreement – corporate capture? - short, approachable piece on #TTIP

Bracket Watch: EA Upset Early, Comcast Beats #Monsanto For 'Worst Company' Award - we wuz robbed

EU Net Neutrality – What happens next? - good explanation (v @netzpolitik)

Piracy and private copy levy: important ECJ ruling - "may not take unlawful reproductions into account."

#Snowden soll zum Ehrendoktor der Uni Rostock ernannt werden - first of many, no doubt

Death of data retention directive: What it means for OTHER data laws -

 A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take - nicely done

End of the road for Windows XP - reasonable coverage of GNU/Linux from @economist (v @schestowitz)

Condoleezza Rice Joins #Dropbox's Board of Directors - don't you feel safer now? </facepalm>

#Windows #XP: End of an Era, End of an Error - now is time to stop kissing the Microsoft chains: move to #opensource

#Orangutans under threat -- the plan to win - the EU ambassador to #Indonesia must act; pl. sign #epetition

Patent Trolls Still Very Busy: These Two 'Innovators' Have Filed 22 Lawsuits Since January Of This Year -

Man who introduced serious '#Heartbleed' security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately - (v @jdub)

Fresh Off Being Called Out For Collusion, Legacy Music Industry Cites Need For Greater Collusion On Political Front -

The Future of #TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them - De Gucht peddling the usual misleading 119bn euro number

De Gucht: "That means the agreement would explicitly rule out a race-to-the-bottom." - but mutual recognition would do it indirectly #TTIP

#TTIP: how mutual recognition will lead to a race to the bottom 1/3

#TTIP: imagine mutual recognition for cosmetics: here EU bans 1300 ingredients, US bans 11 - … 2/3

#TTIP: result: we get US cosmetics with 1289 banned chemicals being sold quite legally in EU. voila': race to the bottom... 3/3

Japan, U.S. fail to move closer over TPP before Obama visit - how's that "finish #TPP in 2013" working out?

Records Labels Lose Big as Court Declares File-Sharing Tools Legal - great win - congrats & thanks to Pablo Soto #es

Diritto d’autore: la Corte di Giustizia Ue ‘avverte’ Siae e Franceschini - important ruling for #italy & elsewhere

Angela Merkel denied access to her #NSA file - smart move; not. #safeharbour #ttip

China, Russia discuss energy ties - well, that was inevtiable

la Seine Saint Denis déclaré « zone hors partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement » - #TTIP

El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of 'assault on democratic governance' - #ISDS could ruin the country

EuGH-Entscheidung zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Kein Grund zur Freude - interesting if slightly worrying analysis

Describing Public Domain Works As 'Pirated' And 'Illegal' Is Bad For Everyone - this is not helpful #pd

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet - divestment & boycotts: great; when do we start?

Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns - to put it mildly

"patching NSA-exploited 0-days is like trying to treat bubonic plague outbreak by hanging lavender over your door" -

China attempts to split EU and US - interesting analysis #TTIP #TPP

"#TTIP may result in regulatory processes that gradually appear detached from the previously agreed policy choice" -

#TPP Foreign Policy Arguments Mimic False Claims Made for Past Deals - excellent, detailed; also applies to #TTIP

Undemocratic & bad for working people: it’s time to reform #ISDS - *no*: time to bin it completely - no compromise

NB: re #ISDS there is no reason to compromise: it's under attack & on the way out - let's finish it off, not help it live on... #TPP #TTIP

this also applies to EU's consultation on #ISDS - don't make it "better", make it disappear #TTIP

the answer to all the questions of the EU ISDS consultation is simple: "we do not need #ISDS: take it out" #TTIP

"You read that right: it could soon be illegal simply to link to certain content." - (v @howardknopf)#US

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