Friday, 31 October 2014

141030


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141029 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/10/141029.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

EU’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend GM research - http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/news/newsdetailpage/europes-leading-plant-scientists-call-for-urgent-action-to-defend-research.cid242017 no mention of risks of #patents for food

"full disclosure [of text] likely to lead [#TPP] to go immediately into public debate on an ill-informed basis" - http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/business/qoa/51HansQ_20141030_00000007/7-trans-pacific-partnership%E2%80%94scope-of-negotiations #NZ

#China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor - http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3583364/chinas-xiaomi-surges-to-become-worlds-third-largest-smartphone-vendor/ this was bound to happen

#Copyright reform: weak research will produce bad policy - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/innovation-enterprise/copyright-reform-weak-research-will-produce-bad-policy-309597 TERA study flawed as usual... (v @IanBrownOII)

Germany may cut coal-fired energy to protect climate - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/germany-may-cut-coal-fired-energy-protect-climate-309617 good stuff

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial - http://torrentfreak.com/gottfrid-svartholm-found-guilty-in-hacking-trial-141030/ pour encourager les autres...

No fast track in lame duck - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/222261-no-fast-track-in-lame-duck big implications for #TPP, #TAFTA/#TTIP...

urgent:@EUombudsman public consultation in relation to the #transparency of the TTIP negotiations - http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/cases/correspondence.faces/en/56100/html.bookmark closes tomorrow

"If you generate renewable electricity, use Open Utility to find the best price for your export power" - https://www.openutility.com/ #opendata

Warning of dearer drugs if  #TPP deal agreed - http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/258110/warning-of-dearer-drugs-if-deal-agreed not just likely, but guaranteed as part of the "deal" #NZ

How are international trade treaties enabling corporations to undermine democracy? - http://thenewputneydebates.com/2014/10/25/trade-treaties/ warning: may contain nuts (me)

Government to release details of secret policy on #surveillance of privileged communications - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/10/30/government-to-release-details-of-secret-policy-on-surveillance-of/ welcome, tiny, steps..

#Japan Can’t Ratify the #TPP This Year - http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/japan-cant-ratify-the-tpp-this-year/ so now it's 2015, if ever...

MPAA & Movie Theaters Issue A Ban On Google Glass, 'cos They 'Have Long History Of Welcoming Tech Advances' - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141029/16481228981/mpaa-movie-theaters-issue-complete-ban-google-glass-because-they-have-long-history-welcoming-tech-advances.shtml

"Papers in Nature journals should make computer code accessible where possible" - http://www.nature.com/news/code-share-1.16232 yes: as #opensource (v @brembs)

Germany Turning Sour on #TTIP - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/10/germany-turning-sour-transatlantic-trade-investment-partnership.html "one of tricks of negotiators is to create a sense of inevitability" (v @TTIPBeware)

Secret Manuals Show the Spyware Sold to Despots and Cops Worldwide - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/30/hacking-team/ seems to use #ubuntu to control #spyware...

Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1185 well, well, well (v @snlester)

U.S. Trade Agreement with Asia-Pacific Countries Must Have Strong Environmental Provisions - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jake-schmidt/us-trade-agreement-with-a_b_6075064.html #TPP

Tell @CocaCola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns - http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12553 spending so much, it clearly has something bad to hide...

#TTIP: The science of the US-European trade megadeal - http://www.newscientist.com/special/ttip well done @newscientist for tackling this; but...

#TTIP: Europe will still be safe – but more sensible - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429932.700-ttip-europe-will-still-be-safe--but-more-sensible.html no: hopelessly naive about the real intentions of US industry

TTIP: Beware the treaty's empty economic promises - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429932.800-ttip-beware-the-treatys-empty-economic-promises.html good summary of outright lies being spread by pro-#TTIP camp

.@Newsweek:"[TTIP] would mean adjusting many European regulations to the lower standards imposed by the US" - http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/calls-ban-toxic-chemicals-fall-deaf-ears-worldwide-280697.html

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World - http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/07/calls-ban-toxic-chemicals-fall-deaf-ears-worldwide-280697.html how the @EU_Commission is betraying the EU public

Cameron stands firm against drugs legalisation despite Lib Dem pressure - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/30/cameron-refuses-review-of-drugs-policy-despite-lib-dem-pressure not standing firm, stupidly dogmatic

Brandis: "It is “almost inconceivable” that a journalist would go to jail." - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/30/brandiss-desperate-and-confused-metadata-laws-are-far-from-sold "almost" = possible = inevitable #AU

Vermont's Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141027/17253728959/vermonts-automatic-license-plate-readers-79-million-plates-captured-five-crimes-solved.shtml says it all

Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law  - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spain-passes-debated-intellectual-property-745130 just stupid #copyright


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