Friday, 9 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140507 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Western Union Gets A Patent On An Exchange For 'Alternative Currencies' - absurd

Gao Yu arrested by Chinese authorities - #china still terrified of its past #tiananmen

30,000 lobbyists and counting: is Brussels under corporate sway? - industry #lobbyists give prostitutes a bad name

Aceh Rape Victim to Be Caned, Shariah Official Insists - what a sick bunch of people (v @asteris @SaadAbedine)

video of my talk at re:publica 2014 on Monday on #TTIP & why the numbers just don't add up -

Over 100 Internet Companies Call On FCC To Protect The Open Internet - where are the others, then?

Neil deGrasse Tyson 'Goes There' on Climate Change: Creationists and Right-Wingers Freak Out -

Woman Films Her Own Abortion to Show Procedure Isn't Scary - what an amazingly brave person; kudos

Oxfam: German food project 'ignores subsistence farmers' - disappointing: I expect better from #DE

The Unlikely Ascent of Jack Ma, #Alibaba’s Founder - good background on fascinating character #china

2 UK #copyright exceptions missing - private copying & parody - once again, public is betrayed; nice boost for piracy

#China signs $13.1 bn rail project in #Nigeria - wow, symbolic much?

Hundamos su Unión Europea - #ISDS: "se trata de un atentado contra la democracia" (v @EstelMP)#TTIP

Why Mr Wales is dreadfully wrong about the Internet Party - interesting thoughts, as ever, from @teirdes

Patton Boggs Surrenders in Battle With Chevron, Agrees to Pay $15 Million - sad to see bullying paying off...

Illegal fishing: 21st-century pirates plunder treasures of #CostaRica's seas - senseless, short-sighted stupidity

London MEP Digital Hustings - I'll be chairing this next Thursday - do come if you can, should be interesting... #EU

USPTO Grants 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent To #Amazon - you can't make this stuff up...

Software Patents in #Denmark: To Be or Not To Be? - my talk about devastation #patenttrolls will soon cause in EU

MT @jamie_love @MPAA, after opposing exceptions 4 blind, now wants to block work on library exceptions. Why pick these fights?>>pure evil...

 Το 2ο Φεστβάλ των Κοινών έφτασε! - wish I had too... #cc #commons

#China pledges over half its foreign aid to #Africa - “without preconditions”; take that, Western do-gooders...

#TTIP needs to raise, not lower, safety standards - unions need to shout even louder here (v @baskut08)

Warning of $1tn gamble on high-cost oil projects - renewables & #disinvestment will ensure that money is wasted

#NHS patient data storm: Govt lords SLAP DOWN privacy protections - fine, so everybody should just opt out

The Bizarro, Fact-free World Of #Copyright Policymaking - whatever happened to evidence-based policymaking?

US Proposing to Cut Medicine for World’s Poor - which means #TPP will literally be murderous #shameful (v @PCGTW)

Copyright minister: Those missing TWO copyright exceptions? We're still on track - let's hope so... #UK

Alexander: #NSA Makes The Entire Internet Weaker To Protect You From Terrorists - </facepalm>

Private copying, parody & quotation exceptions: Gattopardo-esque approach? -  "Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è"

important @StatewatchEU leak: full version of European Commission's draft Impact Assessment on #Copyright Review -

Accord européen pour publier le mandat de négociation du #TTIP - no good: we need tabled documents (v @PascaleBerrie)

Final #CETA text further delayed - great opportunity to remove #ISDS, then...

#Copyright Industry Publishes Data-Free Report Claiming Pirate Sites Will Damage Computers - useless, as ever

Britain'll look like rural Albania without fracking – report - idiotic: even industry admits no price falls like US

also, pushing short-term dirty solutions like #fracking at a time when cost of #solar is plummeting is just perverse & backward-looking

NSA Still Has No Idea How Many Documents Snowden Took...But Insists We Can Trust Them Because They Audit Everything -

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