Friday, 31 October 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141029 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

EU’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend GM research - 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" - #NZ

#China's Xiaomi surges to become world's third largest smartphone vendor - this was bound to happen

#Copyright reform: weak research will produce bad policy - TERA study flawed as usual... (v @IanBrownOII)

Germany may cut coal-fired energy to protect climate - good stuff

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial - pour encourager les autres...

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 - closes tomorrow

"If you generate renewable electricity, use Open Utility to find the best price for your export power" - #opendata

Warning of dearer drugs if  #TPP deal agreed - not just likely, but guaranteed as part of the "deal" #NZ

How are international trade treaties enabling corporations to undermine democracy? - warning: may contain nuts (me)

Government to release details of secret policy on #surveillance of privileged communications - welcome, tiny, steps..

#Japan Can’t 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' -

"Papers in Nature journals should make computer code accessible where possible" - yes: as #opensource (v @brembs)

Germany Turning Sour on #TTIP - "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 - seems to use #ubuntu to control #spyware...

Singapore: The Commission to Request a Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal - well, well, well (v @snlester)

U.S. Trade Agreement with Asia-Pacific Countries Must Have Strong Environmental Provisions - #TPP

Tell @CocaCola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns - spending so much, it clearly has something bad to hide...

#TTIP: The science of the US-European trade megadeal - well done @newscientist for tackling this; but...

#TTIP: Europe will still be safe – but more sensible - no: hopelessly naive about the real intentions of US industry

TTIP: Beware the treaty's empty economic promises - 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" -

Calls to Ban Toxic Chemicals Fall on Deaf Ears Around the World - how the @EU_Commission is betraying the EU public

Cameron stands firm against drugs legalisation despite Lib Dem pressure - not standing firm, stupidly dogmatic

Brandis: "It is “almost inconceivable” that a journalist would go to jail." - "almost" = possible = inevitable #AU

Vermont's Automatic License Plate Readers: 7.9 Million Plates Captured, Five Crimes Solved - says it all

Spain Passes Much-Debated Intellectual Property Law  - just stupid #copyright

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