Wednesday, 5 November 2014

141104


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141103 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.be/2014/11/141103.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Participate in Open Business UK - http://theodi.org/open-business-uk "will map the commercial #opendata ecosystem"

Gates foundation spends bulk of agriculture grants in rich countries - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/nov/04/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-grants-usa-uk-africa "African NGOs received just 4%"

similarly, #GCHQ does not have an "absolute right" to destroy our privacy - even though it acts that way - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan #snowden

also, he talks of "democratic values we share"; you clearly don't share my democratic values: privacy, proportionality & freedom #gchq


#TTIP should be freely discussed - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429933.100-ttip-free-trade-should-be-freely-discussed.html saith @newscientist, rightly: "Talks as important as these should be in the open"

EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) - http://www.bilaterals.org/?eu-sadc-epa-as-of-sep-2014 "supposedly the text that was agreed to and is now being scrubbed."

£383k government grant released to create UK open address list - http://theodi.org/news/383k-government-grant-released-to-create-uk-open-address-list better open than closed... #opendata

Profiting from injustice - http://corporateeurope.org/trade/2012/11/profiting-injustice "law firms, arbitrators & financiers are fuelling an investment arbitration boom" #ISDS

Open source councils warned on security - https://www.publictechnology.net/articles/news/open-source-councils-warned-security what pathetic 90s #FUD (v @Mark_Antony)

"China will not seek #TPP membership since it has no control over process & outcome of TPP rule-making" - http://thediplomat.com/2014/10/free-trade-and-the-sovereignty-squeeze/ gd analysis

"does the European Parliament, or any EU institution, have competence to investigate the EPO at all?" - http://ipkitten.blogspot.be/2014/11/can-european-union-investigate-european.html *big* problem

#GCHQ: Going from Bad to Worse - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/gchq-going-from-bad-worse-3584063/ staggering attack on Net by new head: wrong in just about every way #snowden #crypto

New #GCHQ Boss Blames Tech Industry For 'Facilitating Murder' And Being Terrorists' 'Command-And-Control' Center - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141103/12113329028/new-gchq-boss-blames-tech-industry-facilitating-murder-being-terrorists-command-and-control-center.shtml

The quiet earthquake: how Germany's influence in Europe has just doubled - http://www.transportenvironment.org/news/quiet-earthquake-how-germanys-influence-europe-has-just-doubled  good analysis #EU

House of Lords: exempt forests from the infrastructure bill - https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/infrastructure-bill#petition #uk trying to push this through again; pl. stop them

90-year-old man faces jail for giving food to homeless - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ninetyyearold-man-faces-jail-for-giving-food-to-homeless-people-9838728.html is this world we live in? (v @dave_bullock @michelreimon)

IPCC synthesis: We’re headed for “pervasive and irreversible impacts” - http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/11/ipcc-synthesis-were-headed-for-pervasive-and-irreversible-impacts/ & that's not good... #climatechange

‘#Albania hospitals should switch to open source’ - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/108040 makes lots of sense

No 10 backs #GCHQ chief’s criticism of internet firms - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/04/no-10-gchq-criticism-internet-firms well, of course: they probably put him up to it...

Tar-sands industry loses $17.1 billion thanks to public opposition - http://grist.org/news/tar-sands-industry-loses-17-1-billion-thanks-to-public-opposition/ investing in #tarsands is a mug's game...

#Russia Dismantles Steve Jobs Memorial, Fearing That Tim Cook's Homosexuality Might Be Contagious - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141104/06325129033/russia-dismantles-steve-jobs-memorial-fearing-that-tim-cooks-homosexuality-might-be-contagious.shtml </facepalm>

Fossil fuel ads approved by Brisbane airport despite political intent - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/04/fossil-fuel-ads-approved-brisbane-airport-despite-political-intent what blatant & shameful bias #g20

Former NSA lawyer: the cyberwar is between tech firms and the US government - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/04/nsa-cyberwar-stewart-baker-cloudflare-snowden Stewart Baker is barking #crypto


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