Wednesday, 28 May 2014

140527


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140526 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/05/140526.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#ISDS: trojan horse clause giving more power to companies - https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/20/isds-the-trojan-horse-clause-giving-more-power-to-companies excellent summary (v @olivierhoedeman @ShmaeganM)#TTIP

Biotech lobby's fingerprints over new EU proposal to allow national GMO bans - http://corporateeurope.org/food-and-agriculture/2014/05/biotech-lobbys-fingerprints-over-new-eu-proposal-allow-national-gmo backdoor deals against public interest

Blair urges Labour to take on Ukip over immigration and EU - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/27/tony-blair-labour-take-on-ukip-immigration-eu worrying: I find myself agreeing with Blair...

#Privacy under attack: the #NSA files revealed new threats to democracy - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/27/-sp-privacy-under-attack-nsa-files-revealed-new-threats-democracy long, deep essay by Eben Moglen; superb

Marine Le Pen: "I also demand that  France halts the transatlantic treaty" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/27/marine-le-pen-met-far-right-leaders-eu-bloc #TTIP/#TAFTA in the new #EU

Creative Destruction: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Jobs, and Labor Rights - https://medium.com/@DrRimmer/4681f3cc85a8 good analysis of important aspect #TPP

Microsoft's China Syndrome - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/05/microsofts-china-syndrome/index.htm has Middle Kingdom delivered the death blow for Microsoft's desktop dominance? #linux

Schneier: #Snowden's Leaks Have Actually Made It Easier 2 Crack Terrorists' Encrypted Messages - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140521/05441327300/schneier-snowdens-leaks-have-made-it-easier-to-crack-terrorists-encrypted-messages.shtml interesting argument

China demands halt to 'unscrupulous' US cyber-spying - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/27/china-demands-halt-unscrupulous-us-cyber-spying hilarious...

GMO Grass: Coming to a Lawn Near You? - http://www.alternet.org/environment/gmo-grass-coming-lawn-near-you #monsanto wants a patent on your lawn:  what a spectacularly stupid idea...

Danes support EU patent court in referendum - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/innovation-enterprise/danes-support-eu-patent-court-referendum-302403 here come the software patent trolls... #dk

Auch nach der EU-Wahl: Bürger/in is watching you! - http://blog.campact.de/2014/05/unser-glueckwunsch-an-die-gewaehlten-buergerin-is-watching-you/ well spotted: #ISDS must come out of #CETA, too #TTIP

some interesting dox regarding #copyright industries' pushback against UK copyright exceptions - https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/copyright_exceptions#incoming-520020 obtained via #ROI

Discussion with Richard Stallman about Surveillance, the Future of Internet, Life, the Universe & Everything - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/video-discussion-with-richard-stallman-about-surveillance-the-future-of-internet-life-the-universe-a #RMS

No TTIP! national tour & day of action - http://waronwant.org/news/events/18143-no-ttip-national-tour-a-day-of-action great to see @WarOnWant joining the fight against #TAFTA/#TTIP

here's @WarOnWant's booklet on #TTIP - http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/trade-justice/more/inform/18078-what-is-ttip also available in French, German, Greek and Italian #TAFTA

What’s behind this trade deal? - http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/3/2/LaboutResearch_TTIP_may14.pdf good summary of UK trade unions' position on #TTIP

When Europe needs a woman (for European Commission president) - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/when-europe-needs-woman-302454 gets my vote...oh wait, I don't have a vote... #EU

EU-US free trade talks under fire from filmmakers - http://www.bilaterals.org/?eu-us-free-trade-talks-under-fire does anyone like #TAFTA/#TTIP other than corporations?

BuenConocer Summit Designing public policies for a #commons oriented society - http://www.slideshare.net/floksociety/press-release-buen-conocer-summit fascinating, ambitious project #freesw

Biotech companies may have legal say in #EU GM crop bans - http://oneworld.org/2014/05/27/biotech-companies-may-have-legal-say-in-gm-crop-bans/ "an affront to democracy" #monsanto

What If the Democratic Response to #Snowden Is to Expand Surveillance? - http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/05/27/what-if-the-democratic-response-to-snowden-is-to-expand-surveillance/ deranged but possible

'modernized' US poultry industry: process 175 birds a minute, add chlorine, don't watch closely - http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/05/new-usda-poultry-processing-rules-are-a-raw-deal-for-workers-and-consumers NB for #TAFTA/#TTIP

XKeyscore beim deutschen In- und Auslandsgeheimdienst - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/xkeyscore-beim-deutschen-in-und-auslandsgeheimdienst/ #snowden #nsa

Make Sure GM Companies Don't Call the Shots About Their Own Products - http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/R?i=EQv6Mtfk4NmxAnIfDKJC0Q insane & insulting #EU


Do Personal Computers Come With #NSA Surveillance Devices Built-In As Standard? - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140526/08355827362/do-personal-computers-come-with-nsa-surveillance-devices-built-in-as-standard.shtml think that's crazy? think again...

Is your bank financing deforestation? - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/sustainable-dev/your-bank-financing-deforestation-302452 "stop providing all financial services until Wilmar ceases its deforestation"

More news of #EPO unrest reaches the IPKat - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/05/more-news-of-epo-unrest-reaches-ipkat.html & this the outfit that will run EU's new patent system... #disaster

 EU Council Agrees Approach For New Legal Framework On #TradeSecrets - http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/27/eu-council-agrees-approach-for-new-legal-framework-on-trade-secrets/ dangerous shift

Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked - http://mashable.com/2014/05/27/micah-lee-greenwald-snowden/ something I'd wondered about...


#TAFTA/#TTIP under fire from filmmakers - http://www.screendaily.com/news/eu-us-free-trade-talks-under-fire/5072471.article "US has ¨shown interest in a number of areas of EU audiovisual policy.¨

#TPP looking less attractive for NZ - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11262157 "Fading chance of wider dairy access in US and Japan"

"fringe groups could pose a danger to key pieces of EU legislation — particularly #TAFTA/#TTIP" - http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/vote-denotes-the-growing-disunity-of-the-european-union/2014/05/26/0815378b-b0e3-4064-9b77-fb03a83100f1_story.html oh yes (v @PCGTW)

British influence will wane in new EU Parliament - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-elections-2014/british-influence-will-wane-new-eu-parliament-302415 bad news for Brits, great news for Europeans...

UK Home Office's terrorist detection checklist - http://boingboing.net/2014/05/27/uk-home-offices-terrorist-de.html at least they know what "demeanour" means...



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