Saturday, 21 June 2014

140620


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140619 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/140619.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

UK bans teaching Creationism as science in schools - http://boingboing.net/2014/06/19/uk-bans-teaching-creationism-a.html well done, UK government (did I really write that...?)

EU-Arzneimittelbehörde in der Pharmalobby-Falle? - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/ema-pharmalobbyist-im-gremium-fuer-klinische-studie-a-975718.html @EMA_News ist eine Schande

#USTR's Anti-Transparency Rules For #TAFTA/#TTIP Documents Published - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140618/07354827611/ustrs-anti-transparency-rules-taftattip-documents-published.shtml *5* years' secrecy for all negotiating dox

Data protection official Peter Hustinx urges EU leaders to shield citizens from snooping - http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/19/eu-privacy-idINL5N0IE1OG20140619 (v @mvdbroeck)#NSA

sadly, looks like @EU_Commission has gone for "fauxpen" standards, not open standards - http://www.openictprocurement.eu/ nothing on RF requirement?

Alice v. CLS Bank ruling by US Supreme Court on 19 June 2014 - http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Alice_v._CLS_Bank_ruling_by_US_Supreme_Court_on_19_June_2014 excellent, detailed analysis #swpats

Leaked Agreement would lock in failed neoliberal model  - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1406/S00332/leaked-agreement-would-lock-in-failed-neoliberal-model.htm exactly #TISA's aim...

#TTIP: "public diplomacy has to be centered on stories, not statistics" - http://useu.usmission.gov/covington_2014-06-18.html IOW, ignore awkward facts, use fiction

Robb says Australia will not strike Tisa deal that would undermine banks - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/20/robb-says-australia-will-not-enter-trade-deal-in-services-if-bad-for-banking he clearly doesn't understand #TISA

Why Europe needs to break its imported fossil fuel addiction - http://www.trust.org/item/20140620100619-y9tzp this is so obvious even politicians ought to get it

#PRISM vor dem Europäischen Gerichtshof: 10 Fragen an Max Schrems - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/prism-vor-dem-europaeischen-gerichtshof-10-fragen-an-max-schrems/ good work #nsa #SafeHarbour

Stingray Documents Show Law Enforcement Using 'Terrorism' To Obtain Equipment To Fight Regular Crime - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140619/09211027625/stingray-documents-show-law-enforcement-using-terrorism-to-obtain-equipment-to-fight-regular-crime.shtml

How German opposition could sink a major Canadian trade pact - http://www.bilaterals.org/?how-german-opposition-could-sink-a #CETA has #ISDS; #ISDS must die; so #CETA must die

Breaking down the patent wall - http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/breaking-down-the-patent-wall by @richardbranson: is the tide finally turning against patents? (v @DrRimmer)

Secret trade deal puts public services at risk around the world - http://www.world-psi.org/en/secret-trade-deal-puts-public-services-risk-around-world "easier to make profits and operate with impunity"

"secrecy surrounding these negotiations to extend GATS arrangements into areas previously rejected is anti-democratic in the extreme." #TISA

#TISA leak shows "our trade ministers really have been captured by large corporate interests." - http://www.world-psi.org/en/secret-trade-deal-puts-public-services-risk-around-world spread the word

US says 'science' should settle #TTIP food trade rules - http://www.dw.de/us-says-science-should-settle-trans-atlantic-food-trade-rules/a-17717624 = "adopt a US-style food supply regulatory regime"

House Overwhelmingly Votes To Slam The Backdoor Shut On The #NSA! - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140620/05270927633/house-overwhelmingly-votes-to-slam-backdoor-shut-nsa.shtml hey, it's a start...

Software Patents: Historical Decision by the US Supreme Court on Limits of Patentability - http://www.april.org/en/software-patents-historical-decision-us-supreme-court-limits-patentability pity EU going other way...

#TTIP Update XXIX - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/06/ttip-update-xxix/index.htm a big #TISA leak, #transparency about lack of trasnparency, & a promise of simple stories #TAFTA

Thousands of #fracking wells in US 'may be leaking methane' - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/20/fracking-wells-pennsylvania-leaking-methane may be "bigger climate change contributor than thought"

 How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/20/how-amazon-holding-hachette-hostage through @HachetteBooks's own stupidity in loving #DRM so much

“If everyone runs open Wi-Fi, there’s no real argument that anyone is being negligent by doing so” - http://www.wired.com/2014/06/eff-open-wireless-router/ clever

Ofgem to unveil biggest ever energy sector investigation - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/20/ofgem-biggest-every-energy-sector-investigation-big-six-gas-electricity "could see businesses broken up" - long overdue #uk

Digital Content Online Should Be Free, Children Say - http://torrentfreak.com/digital-content-online-should-be-free-children-say-140620/ this is why #copyright will die...

#Renewable energy capacity up by 8.3 percent in 2013 - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/06/renewable-energy-capacity-up-by-8-3-percent-in-2013/ good, but we must do better


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