Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140420 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140420.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Cumbrian #nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/20/choice-cumbria-nuclear-dump-mistake-environment-agency fab

Israel's Mordechai #Vanunu is as much a hero as Edward #Snowden - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/20/israel-mordechai-vanunu-hero-edward-snowden time to let him live his life

#OpenAccess — yes you can - http://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/2014/04/20/open-access-yes-you-can/ great post about simple, practical steps people can take

Enormous Amount of Unregulated Poisonous Chemicals In US - http://www.alternet.org/environment/theres-toxic-disaster-inside-every-one-us why we must defend #precautionaryprinciple in #EU

why a financial transaction tax would work - http://www.alternet.org/economy/will-government-use-its-new-leverage-over-financial-industry because - paradoxically - geography matters in high-speed trading

The UK's response to #Snowden's revelations lets Putin off the hook - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/20/uk-response-snowden-putin-surveillance-gchq good analysis

Mum hits out after police called to deal with children building a den in Warkworth Woods - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/mum-hits-out-after-northumbria-7010653 (v @adambanksdotcom)

Food banks see donations surge after being criticised by Mail on Sunday - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/apr/20/food-bank-donations-trussell-trust-mail-sunday yay

#Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline - http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/04/20/2213205/biofuels-from-corn-can-create-more-greenhouse-gases-than-gasoline time to bin this idea

"Kremlin is running rings round the US in Europe is the relative incompetence of American ambassadors" - http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2014/04/20/19928 plausible

Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance - https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/04/info_on_russian.html compare and contrast #nsa

Reddit downgrades technology community after #censorship - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27100773 it's toast; so, what's the new @reddit?(v @CasparBowden)

TTIP Update XXII - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/ttip-update-xxii/index.htm #ISDS attacks on EU nations have begun - & that's before #TTIP would make it even more likely

Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership  http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-miller-trans-pacific-trade-pact-20140421,0,1764773.story - it's tottering: tip it over... #TPP

#TPP Would Put Foreign Interests First - http://philadelphia.regionsbusiness.com/news/trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-would-put-foreign-interests-first/ strictly speaking, puts corporate interests first

Homeland Security Warns Parents That Their Mouthy Kids May Grow Up To Be Terrorists - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140419/17075126967/homeland-security-adviser-warns-parents-that-their-mouthy-kids-may-grow-up-to-be-terrorists.shtml "If your child seems moody..."

Senator Nearly Hit by Train During a Train Safety Event - http://mashable.com/2014/04/21/senator-train-safety/ no comment necessary

Falling Solar Energy Costs Are Poised To Reshape World's Economy - http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2014/04/21/falling-solar-energy-costs-are-poised-to-reshape-the-worlds-economy/ "Exponential curves matter"; even near-exponential

Obama's visit and the #TPP - http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Columnists/Global-Trends/Profile/Articles/2014/04/21/Obamas-visit-and-the-TPPA/ "astounding charge that #Malaysia is a currency manipulator should also be answered."

Obama to reiterate ‘pivot’ during Asia tour - http://thebricspost.com/obama-to-reiterate-pivot-during-asia-tour/ oh, so we can forget about #TTIP now, then...?

James Clapper Giving Speeches To Students, Begging Them To Stop Thinking Of Ed #Snowden As A Hero - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140419/07565426966/james-clapper-giving-speeches-to-students-begging-them-to-stop-thinking-ed-snowden-as-hero.shtml bordering on sad

Stakes are High: Essays on Brazil and the Future of the Global Internet - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/stakes-are-high-essays-on-brazil-and-the-future-of-the-global-internet/ free download

Results of the #GitHub Investigation - https://github.com/blog/1823-results-of-the-github-investigation "errors of judgment"; Preston-Werner resigns

Gates-backed inBloom winding down after non-profit faces concerns over #privacy - http://www.geekwire.com/2014/gates-backed-inbloom-winding-non-profit-faces-concerns-privacy/ no, really?

US activist warns S. Korea of participating in #TPP - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-activist-warns-s-korea-of "S. Korea stands to gain nothing economically by participating"

Letter of International Support, in Defence of Freedom of Expression & Net Freedom in #Mexico - http://defenderinternet.org #DefenderInternet

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