Thursday, 19 June 2014

140618


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140617 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ca/2014/06/140617.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The Australian's 'exclusive' story on plain packaging is just plain wrong - http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4026465.htm well, there's a surprise


Last Chance to Help Tony the Tiger! - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/589/086/506/last-chance-to-help-tony-the-tiger/ how can this selfish animal cruelty still be allowed in US? #epetition

Battle Against TPPA Is Battle For National Sovereignty - http://www.converge.org.nz/watchdog/35/03.html "let the world know that Aotearoa is not for sale!" #NZ

US embassy in Berlin sparks #TTIP Twitter tangle - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/us-embassy-berlin-sparks-ttip-twitter-tangle-302869 "a fear that they have lost the public debate in the last months"


US wants ‘science’ to settle GMO debate in #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/us-wants-science-settle-gmo-debate-trade-deal-eu-302876 actually wants industry-funded research to decide, not science

re "science" deciding for #TTIP, key issue is that industry refuses to release its "confidential" data - so it's not science, just marketing

if US industry wants EU to take its "science" seriously, it must publish all its results as #opendata for others to check... #TTIP #TAFTA

Advocate General Says EU Libraries May Digitize Books In Their Collection Without Permission - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140612/08583827556/advocate-general-says-eu-libraries-may-digitize-books-their-collection-without-permission.shtml baby steps #copyright

CDU-Innenminister erklärt: Computer sind gefährlich und Grundrechte gelten nicht online - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/cdu-innenminister-erklaert-computer-sind-gefaehrlich-und-grundrechte-gelten-nicht-online/

Poll: Over 85% of east Europeans back robust 2030 climate goals - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/poll-over-85-east-europeans-back-robust-2030-climate-goals-302870 greenpeace commissioned, but interesting

French concerns over geographical indications will hamper #TTIP talks - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/french-concerns-over-geographical-indications-will-hamper-ttip-talks-302856 will @EU_Commission give in on #Gis?

UK: #TTIP day of action call out - http://www.bilaterals.org/?uk-ttip-day-of-action-call-out people start to take to the streets

London police's secret "domestic extremist" list includes people who sketch protests - http://boingboing.net/2014/06/17/london-polices-secret-dome.html The Met is out of control

£10 charge to visit a GP would be just the start of a slippery slope for the NHS - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/18/10-charge-to-visit-gp-nhs spot on: don't even think about it

"The next step is to reform RIPA, and to protect the privacy rights of people." - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-gchq-justifies-the-mass-surveillance-of-uk-social-media yup #GCHQ #surveillance

Kerala and Leipzig Move to Free Software on the Desktop - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/06/kerala-and-leipzig-move-to-free-software-on-the-desktop/index.htm death of #Windows XP continues to drive #opensource uptake

important #TTIP leak of draft EU offer on "trade in services" now reformatted by @bibothends for easier reading - http://www.scribd.com/doc/230241360/Draft-EU-offer-on-trade-in-services-for-TTIP


Throw Out the #Deregulation Bill 2013-14 - https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/65826 this is the UK's very own mini-#TTIP - we need to spread the word

Back To Normal:@NintendoAmerica's YouTube Plan Sounds Like A Big Bucket Of Terrible - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140617/06231427601/back-to-normal-nintendos-youtube-plan-sounds-like-big-bucket-terrible.shtml certainly does

EU, US face food labelling spat in #TTIP talks - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/eu-us-face-food-labelling-spat-ttip-talks-302895 "geographical indications still proving to be a sticking point."

AG Cruz Villalón says that private copying levies may be imposed on memory cards for mobile phones - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2014/06/breaking-news-ag-cruz-villalon-says.html absurd

Why are patents and locked-up science seen as the way forward for growth and innovation? - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/06/18/why-are-patents-and-locked-up-science-seen-as-the-way-forward-for-growth-and-innovation/ good question

Bill C-18 – CETA combination would entrench corporate control of food system, says NFU - http://www.bilaterals.org/?bill-c-18-ceta-combination-would another reason to stop #CETA

Economic benefits of tighter controls 4 endocrine disruptors outweigh hypothetical trade effects - http://ciel.org/Chem/EDCs_HEAL_TTIP_18Jun2014.html "31 billion Euros"

EU Ready to Save #TTIP from Agriculture - http://www.dtnprogressivefarmer.com/dtnag/common/link.do?symbolicName=/ag/blogs/template1&blogHandle=policy&blogEntryId=8a82c0bc464a51380146ab853ed303a4 nicely snarky article shows how far apart US & EU are in this area

Amazon Fire Phone shops for Prime customers with 4.7-inch screen, rubber body, Firefly shopping app - http://www.cnet.com/products/amazon-fire-phone/ shopping device

 The #NSA in Germany: Snowden's Documents Available for Download - http://www.spiegel.de/international/the-germany-file-of-edward-snowden-documents-available-for-download-a-975917.html wow, well done @DerSPIEGEL

Most Americans Support Obama's Climate Plan, Even If Their Bills Increase - http://mashable.com/2014/06/18/poll-americans-favor-obama-climate-plan/ have we finally turned the corner here?

No to 'Boehner' Trade, No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-cohen/no-to-boehner-trade-no-to-tpp_b_5505146.html I think the Democrats mean it (v @Bwassertisch)#TPP

Bündnis Unfairhandelbar startet bald Europäische Bürgerinitiative gegen #TTIP und #CETA - http://berliner-wassertisch.info/ebi-stopttip-stopceta-startet-voraussichtlich-september-2014/ great; maybe add #TISA?

UK Government's defence of surveillance unconvincing, says ex-watchdog - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/18/government-surveillance-watchdog-loopholes good to hear; now let's act on it #RIPA


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