Thursday, 28 August 2014

140828


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140827 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/08/140827.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

SME Survey in the context of #TTIP - http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=TTIPSME&lang=en @EU_Commission survey; you have until December...


Bingo!... Is Not Patentable Just Because You Put It On The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/07101428337/bingo-is-not-patentable-just-because-you-put-it-internet.shtml the first of many such decisions, let's hope

Barroso son gets job with Bank of Portugal ‘without competition’ - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/public-affairs/reports-barroso-son-gets-job-bank-portugal-without-competition-308034 blatant much?

Judicial System's Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible 2 Hold Bad Cops Accountable - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/09014028338/judicial-systems-blessing-police-use-excessive-force-makes-it-nearly-impossible-to-hold-bad-cops-accountable.shtml

#TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trade, warn NGOs - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/ttip-will-sacrifice-food-safety-faster-trade-warn-ngos-308025 dynamics of harmonisation make this inevitable

Indian Government Launches .bharat domain; To Be Available in Devanagari Script - http://www.nextbigwhat.com/bharat-domain-297/ nice

Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction' - http://www.zdnet.com/red-hat-chief-technology-officer-resigns-7000033058/ hmmm

ZTE Expands China's Wireless Technology Presence To Eastern Europe - http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/08/28/20854-zte-expands-chinas-wireless-technology-presence-to-eastern-europe expect more of this

DNA tests show that much-praised Chicago cop stuck gun barrel in suspect's mouth - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/dna-tests-show-that-much-prais.html ah, technology

Lessig's U Chicago lectures on corruption this fall - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/27/lessigs-u-chicago-lectures-o.html should be good

Apple can’t have an injunction against Samsung phones, court rules - http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/apple-cant-have-an-injunction-against-samsung-phones-court-rules/ still not going so well, eh?

Chef engineer leaves the company after receiving death threats from its open source community - http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/chef-engineer-leaves-the-company-after-receiving-death-threats-from-its-open-source-community/ totally unacceptable

Informationsfreiheits-Ablehnung des Tages: #CETA hat Nachteile auf internationale Beziehungen - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/informationsfreiheits-ablehnung-des-tages-freihandelsabkommen-ceta-hat-nachteile-auf-internationale-beziehungen/ that bad, eh?

#China, #Zimbabwe ink slew of cooperation deals - http://thebricspost.com/china-zimbabwe-ink-slew-of-cooperation-deals/ #china shows it has a strong stomach again... #mugabe


The Open Addresses Symposium - http://theodi.org/blog/the-open-addresses-symposium interesting and important

EU-US trade deal: slicing and dicing food safety - http://www.foeeurope.org/eu-us-trade-deal-slicing-dicing-food-safety-280714 another great headline #TTIP #precautionaryprinciple

EU agrees rules to manage #ISDS - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-951_en.htm?locale=en so when exactly was the public consultation on these? there was one, no? #democracy

#CETA ratification process yet to be settled - http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2014/08/27/ceta-ratification-process-yet-to-be-settled/45949 they clearly have no idea what they're doing (v @Liese_Mueller)

#TTIP and the Scottish referendum - http://www.bilaterals.org/?ttip-and-the-scottish-referendum independent Scotland would be even more vulnerable than (weak) UK under #ISDS

Keurig's Coffee #DRM Already Cracked By Competitors; Will There Be A Lawsuit? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140826/18141528336/keurigs-coffee-drm-already-cracked-competitors-will-there-be-lawsuit.shtml have a guess...

#CETA Abkommen vor Abschluss? - http://www.weidenholzer.eu/2014/08/28/ceta-abkommen-vor-abschluss/ "ein kritischer Brief der Präsidenten von AK und ÖGB an BM Mitterlehner"

Befreien Sie Ihr #Android! - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Kampagne-fuer-freies-Android-2303910.html "Warum Ihr mobiles Gerät frei sein soll"

#CETA: Eine Investoren-Waffe gegen die Demokratie - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/ceta-eine-investoren-waffe-gegen-die-demokratie/ & a taster of what #TTIP will probably have too

Shocking Picture of What Life Will Look Like When You Can't Afford to Retire - http://www.alternet.org/economy/shocking-picture-what-life-will-look-when-you-cant-afford-retire chilling #austerity

US cheesemakers raise stink over geographic labeling restriction proposals - http://www.bilaterals.org/?us-cheesemakers-raise-stink-over will @EU_Commission back down? #TTIP

Eastern Pacific Has Turned Into a Freak Hurricane-Producing Machine - http://mashable.com/2014/08/25/eastern-pacific-freak-hurricane-season/ pretty much as expected, alas #climatechange


Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/28/death-threats-drive-anna-sarke.html just awful #misogyny

Ready to Nationalize Trade Secret Law? - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/08/8892.html?utm_target/ #tradesecrets another big push for corporate power (v @burcuno)

Devastating “Free Trade” Agreements Leave Americans Penniless - http://economyincrisis.org/content/devastating-free-trade-agreements-leave-americans-penniless #TTIP & #TPP will probably make it worse (v @PCGTW)

If You're A #Copyright Maximalist 'Piracy' Must Be The Answer To All Problems - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/11565428342/if-youre-copyright-maximalist-piracy-must-be-answer-to-all-problems.shtml even if the evidence says otherwise

#Peru’s dangerous environmental regression - http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/8/peru-environmentclimatechangemining.html awful moves (v @DemocracyCenter)

Alice Corp. and Patent Claiming: A Simple Example - http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/08/claiming-simple-example.html fascinating question: would #VisiCalc now get a patent?

This might be the most dangerous selfie ever taken - http://www.cnet.com/news/this-might-be-the-most-dangerous-selfie-ever-taken/ utterly stomach-churning (& not because of the bananas...)

The Surveillance Engine: How the #NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/08/25/icreach-nsa-cia-secret-google-crisscross-proton/ presumably running on #linux...

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140827/17325528346/als-association-tries-to-trademark-ice-bucket-challenge-despite-having-nothing-to-do-with-it-originally.shtml sad

European lawmakers threaten to scupper Canada trade deal - http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCAKBN0GS1MC20140828?sp=true #ISDS the killer (v @CETAWatch)#CETA


Does open source boost mental health? - http://opensource.com/life/14/8/does-open-source-boost-mental-health your mother was right: it's good to share...

Indian State Says You Can Be Jailed If They Think You'll Infringe (c) Or Share 'Lascivious' Content In The Future - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140824/06590028306/indian-state-passes-law-that-will-let-police-arrest-your-merely-planning-to-share-copyrighted-content.shtml

Italy wants to declassify confidential papers on EU-US trade talks - http://www.bilaterals.org/?italy-wants-to-declassify bay steps... #transparency #TTIP

Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated - http://beta.slashdot.org/story/206337 the saga continues

How Americans Are Duped into Shoveling Huge Amounts of Unhealthy Food into Their Bodies - http://www.alternet.org/food/how-americans-are-duped-shoveling-huge-amounts-unhealthy-food-their-bodies #TTIP would bring it to EU

Hamas declares support for Palestinian bid to join international criminal court - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/23/hamas-back-palestinian-bid-international-criminal-court now that's a bold move... #israel

Black Man Reportedly Tased in Front of His Kids for Sitting in Public Space - http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/08/watch_black_man_reportedly_tased_in_front_of_his_kids_for_sitting_in_public.html shocking & unbelievable (v AmyStephen)

BBC and FACT's daleks exterminate Doctor Who fansite, steal domain - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/23/bbc-and-facts-daleks-extermi.html BBC sinks to new depths of patheticness

Pop songs as sonnets - http://boingboing.net/2014/08/23/pop-songs-as-sonnets.html impressive

Does Its Use of #Waterboarding Make #ISIS More or Less Barbaric? - http://www.emptywheel.net/2014/08/28/does-its-use-of-waterboarding-make-isis-more-or-less-barbaric/ I look forward to #torture apologists' replies...

Industry group to launch db of food additives amid growing concerns - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/08/28/industry-group-to-launch-database-of-food-additives-amid-growing-fda-concerns/ *not* public: something to hide? (v @EllnMllr)

"number of food additives has increased from 800 to more than 9,000" - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/08/28/industry-group-to-launch-database-of-food-additives-amid-growing-fda-concerns/ #TTIP would bring to EU with no labelling

The Open Prosthetics Project is making giant leaps - http://www.open-electronics.org/the-open-prosthetics-project-is-making-giant-leaps/ great list; dodgy headline... #openhardware

Another Online Retailer Thinks It Can Charge Customers For Complaining; Now Facing Lawsuit In New York - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140828/08194228348/another-online-retailer-thinks-it-can-charge-customers-complaining-now-facing-lawsuit-new-york.shtml

UK Support for #fracking has declined to 24 per cent, energy department finds - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/11028321/Support-for-fracking-has-declined-to-24-per-cent-energy-department-finds.html a guaranteed vote-loser for tories...

UK energy dependence – five hidden costs expose truth about #fracking - http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/aug/18/uk-energy-dependence-five-hidden-costs-fracking writer may be biased, but facts are facts...


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