Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140507 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/05/140507.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD
Western Union Gets A Patent On An Exchange For 'Alternative Currencies' - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140507/06444527148/western-union-gets-patent-exchange-alternative-currencies.shtml absurd
Gao Yu arrested by Chinese authorities - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/gao-yu-arrested-by-chinese-authorities #china still terrified of its past #tiananmen
30,000 lobbyists and counting: is Brussels under corporate sway? - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/lobbyists-european-parliament-brussels-corporate industry #lobbyists give prostitutes a bad name
Google, Facebook and Amazon write to FCC demanding true #netneutrality - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan quite right on this
USA Freedom Act Passes Out Of House Judiciary Committee With Some Good And Some Bad - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140507/16010127153/usa-freedom-act-passes-out-house-judiciary-committee-with-some-good-some-bad.shtml #NSA
Aceh Rape Victim to Be Caned, Shariah Official Insists - http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/aceh-rape-victim-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 - http://re-publica.de/session/ttip-closed-shop-agreement-times-open-government-initiatives
Over 100 Internet Companies Call On FCC To Protect The Open Internet - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140507/16114227154/over-100-internet-companies-call-fcc-to-protect-open-internet.shtml where are the others, then?
Neil deGrasse Tyson 'Goes There' on Climate Change: Creationists and Right-Wingers Freak Out - http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/neil-degrasse-tyson-goes-there-global-warming-creationist-and-right-wing-crowd
Woman Films Her Own Abortion to Show Procedure Isn't Scary - http://www.alternet.org/activism/woman-films-her-own-abortion-show-procedure-isnt-scary what an amazingly brave person; kudos
Oxfam: German food project 'ignores subsistence farmers' - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/oxfam-german-food-project-ignores-subsistence-farmers-301993 disappointing: I expect better from #DE
The Unlikely Ascent of Jack Ma, #Alibaba’s Founder - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/technology/the-unlikely-ascent-of-jack-ma-alibabas-founder.html?_r=0 good background on fascinating character #china
2 UK #copyright exceptions missing - private copying & parody - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/05/two-copyright-exceptions-missing-did.html once again, public is betrayed; nice boost for piracy
#China signs $13.1 bn rail project in #Nigeria - http://thebricspost.com/china-signs-13-1-bn-rail-project-in-nigeria/ wow, symbolic much?
Hundamos su Unión Europea - http://blogs.publico.es/economia-para-pobres/2014/05/07/hundamos-su-union-europea/ #ISDS: "se trata de un atentado contra la democracia" (v @EstelMP)#TTIP
Why Mr Wales is dreadfully wrong about the Internet Party - https://ameliaandersdotter.eu/2014/05/08/why-mr-wales-dreadfully-wrong-about-internet-party interesting thoughts, as ever, from @teirdes
Patton Boggs Surrenders in Battle With Chevron, Agrees to Pay $15 Million - http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-07/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 - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/08/illegal-fishing-21st-century-pirates-plunder-treasures-of-costa-ricas-seas senseless, short-sighted stupidity
London MEP Digital Hustings - http://www.meetup.com/ORG-London/events/176612572/ 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 - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140507/04102327144/us-patent-office-grants-photography-against-white-background-patent-to-amazon.shtml you can't make this stuff up...
Software Patents in #Denmark: To Be or Not To Be? - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/05/software-patents-in-denmark-to-be-or-not-to-be/index.htm 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! - http://www.creativecommons.gr/?p=1947 wish I had too... #cc #commons
#China pledges over half its foreign aid to #Africa - http://thebricspost.com/china-pledges-over-half-its-foreign-aid-to-africa/ “without preconditions”; take that, Western do-gooders...
#TTIP needs to raise, not lower, safety standards - http://strongerunions.org/2014/05/08/useu-trade-talks-need-to-raise-not-lower-safety-standards/ unions need to shout even louder here (v @baskut08)
Warning of $1tn gamble on high-cost oil projects - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/warning-1tn-gamble-high-cost-oil-projects-302008 renewables & #disinvestment will ensure that money is wasted
#NHS patient data storm: Govt lords SLAP DOWN privacy protections - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/08/care_bill_amendments_for_statutory_oversight_on_data_handling_rejected_by_government_peers/ fine, so everybody should just opt out
The Bizarro, Fact-free World Of #Copyright Policymaking - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140506/16453627139/bizarro-fact-free-world-copyright-policymaking.shtml whatever happened to evidence-based policymaking?
US Proposing to Cut Medicine for World’s Poor - http://www.bu.edu/today/2014/pov-united-states-proposing-to-cut-medicine-for-worlds-poor/ which means #TPP will literally be murderous #shameful (v @PCGTW)
Copyright minister: Those missing TWO copyright exceptions? We're still on track - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/08/govt_yanks_copyright_exceptions/ let's hope so... #UK
Alexander: #NSA Makes The Entire Internet Weaker To Protect You From Terrorists - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140507/18053027155/keith-alexander-nsa-makes-entire-internet-weaker-to-protect-you-terrorists.shtml </facepalm>
Private copying, parody & quotation exceptions: Gattopardo-esque approach? - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/05/private-copying-parody-and-quotation.html "Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è"
important @StatewatchEU leak: full version of European Commission's draft Impact Assessment on #Copyright Review - http://www.statewatch.org/news/2014/may/eu-draft-impact-assessment-copyright-acquis.pdf
Accord européen pour publier le mandat de négociation du #TTIP - http://www.dhnet.be/dernieres-depeches/belga/accord-europeen-pour-publier-le-mandat-de-negociation-du-ttip-536b8eb13570c557ffc83a3e no good: we need tabled documents (v @PascaleBerrie)
Final #CETA text further delayed - http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2014/05/07/final-ceta-text-further-delayed/45511 great opportunity to remove #ISDS, then...
#Copyright Industry Publishes Data-Free Report Claiming Pirate Sites Will Damage Computers - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140504/07314227120/copyright-industry-publishes-data-free-report-claiming-pirate-sites-will-damage-computers.shtml useless, as ever
Britain'll look like rural Albania without fracking – report - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/08/uk_will_look_like_rural_albania_without_shale_mlords_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 - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140508/05353627157/nsa-still-has-no-idea-how-many-documents-snowden-took-insists-we-can-trust-them-because-they-audit-everything.shtml