Saturday, 31 May 2014

140530


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140529 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/140529.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Privacy call for internet browsing in the wake of Edward #Snowden leaks - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/30/privacy-call-for-internet-browsing-survey-edward-snowden?CMP=twt_gu are people waking up at last?

Security Experts Looking To Possibly Fork And Rescue #TrueCrypt - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140529/17060727396/security-experts-looking-to-possibly-fork-rescue-truecrypt.shtml makes sense, but will the licence allow it?

#Chilcot inquiry accused of whitewash over letters between Blair and Bush - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/29/chilcot-inquiry-accused-of-whitewash-over-blair-and-bush-letters well, there's a surprise...

Corporate capture: Europe trade talks threaten environment - http://www.foe.org/news/blog/2014-05-corporate-capture-europe-trade-talks-threaten-enviro good post on #TTIP's huge dangers

Capturing #Xibe, “Language of Exile,” for Posterity - http://bruce-humes.com/archives/7501 great news #linguistics

Patent royalties may exceed $120 per #smartphone, undermine industry profitability: working paper - http://www.fosspatents.com/2014/05/patent-royalties-may-exceed-120-per.html patent insanity

Moms to EPA: End #Monsanto's Poisoning of America - https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/28-9 & nobody wants to fight mums, do they?

Will Big Oil Execs Ever Stand Trial for Willful Climate Deceit? - https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/05/28-7 investors should watch out, too... #carbonbubble

EU-Politik: Der Trick beim #TTIP - http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/41/41903/1.html "Nulltarif"? Nein: "Nullkonjunkturprogramm"... (v @Liese_Mueller)

US cybercrime laws being used to target #security researchers - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/29/us-cybercrime-laws-security-researchers just as we predicted (v @AdV007)

#Copyright roundup 3 — Changes in UK law - http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2014/05/30/copyright-roundup-3-changes-in-uk-law/ useful summary of important changes

Blair should ask Chilcot to publish full Iraq letters to Bush, says Major - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/may/30/blair-should-ask-chilcot-publish-full-iraq-letters-bush-major  nothing to hide, etc. etc.

“Unitary patent” and court system - http://www.stjerna.de/unitary_patent.htm great set of resources about new Unitary Patent and its problems #UPC #EU

BEUC's letter to De Gucht, calling him out for exaggerated growth claims for #TTIP - http://www.beuc.eu/publications/beuc-x-2014-036_mgo_joint_letter_to_mr_de_gucht_on_economic_figures-final.pdf there is simply no real benefit here

Merkel backs Jean-Claude Juncker for European commission president - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/angela-merkel-jean-claude-juncker-european-commission make up your mind, Mutti...

Congressman bankrolled by ISPs tries to halt Internet regulation - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/congressman-bankrolled-by-isps-tries-to-halt-internet-regulation/ probably just a coincidence...

#EU: The importance of unbiased communication on #TTIP - http://www.beuc.eu/blog/?p=260 "acknowledge the whole spectrum of possible outcomes"

Software Patents Are Still a Threat to Europe Due to ‘Unitary’ Patent - http://techrights.org/2014/05/30/occupying-europe/ just in case you thought they'd gone away...


Why is it so acceptable to lie to promote trade deals? - http://www.bilaterals.org/?why-is-it-so-acceptable-to-lie-to #TTIP's "annual growth is on the order of 0.03%" #TAFTA

How the #UK taught #Brazil's dictators torture techniques - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27625540 just shameful

US Lawmakers Demand Immediate Action to Protect Killer Whales - http://mashable.com/2014/05/30/lawmakers-against-seaworld/ great news: let's keep up the pressure on @SeaWorld

Defend Trade Secrets Act - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/05/secrets-endorsement-criticism.html global push to create new "trade secrets" right: v dangerous...


Chamber Resorts to Cartoonish Analogies to Defend Corporations’ ‘Right’ to Attack Policies - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2014/05/chamber-resorts-to-cartoonish-analogies-to-defend-corporations-right-to-attack-policies.html so insulting #ISDS

BND will Echtzeit-Überwachung sozialer Netzwerke - http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/BND-will-Echtzeit-Ueberwachung-sozialer-Netzwerke-2212289.html can't think where they got that idea (v @Liese_Mueller)#nsa

Zazzle.com Thinks Depictions of Pi Are Protected Intellectual Property - http://science.slashdot.org/story/14/05/30/1518238/zazzlecom-thinks-depictions-of-pi-are-protected-intellectual-property more monopoly madness


"Government must be vigilant, not frightened, of risks of large data sets" - http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2014/06/ideas-bank/mark-walport rubbish: risks are ours, not theirs

Has the NRA Finally Met Its Match in Richard Martinez, Father of Isla Vista Shooting Victim? - http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/has-nra-finally-met-its-match-richard-martinez-father-isla-vista-shooting-victim

The $120 Smartphone Patent Tax: Patent Royalties Cost More Than The Actual Hardware In Your Phone - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140530/06531127408/120-smartphone-patent-tax-patent-royalties-cost-more-than-actual-hardware-your-phone.shtml bin patents now


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