Friday, 19 December 2014

141218


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141217 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.be/2014/12/141217.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

NHS services cut in Nottingham after doctors quit rather than work for private firm - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nhs-services-cut-in-nottingham-after-doctors-quit-rather-than-work-for-private-firm-9931763.html this is what privatisation does


Juncker appoints Stoiber Special Adviser for Better Regulation - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-2761_en.htm awful news; Stoiber is dogmatic in the extreme

#stoiber's appointment shows @EU_Commission's deep bias and abiding contempt for the EU public and civil society

stoiber's appointment clearly designed to implement EU deregulation before #TTIP, so it can be claimed TTIP not about extra deregulation

‘VIP sex ring’ detectives investigate murder of three boys - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/18/police-claims-vip-sex-ring-murder-three-boys at last: justice long overdue here #UK

5. Wir haben es satt!-Demonstration - http://www.wir-haben-es-satt.de/start/home/ 17. Januar 2015 going to be huge...

"testing NeoKylin, a #Linux-based operating system from China Standard Software Co., can substitute for Windows" - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-17/china-said-to-plan-sweeping-shift-from-foreign-technology-to-own.html

.@EU_Commission appoints pro-industry #Stoiber to oversee cutting of EU laws - http://www.foeeurope.org/European-Commission-appoints-pro-industry-Stoiber-oversee-cutting-EU-laws-181214 “a chilling #deregulation wind"

Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down - http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-anonymous-and-impossible-to-shut-down-141218/ arms race continues

Crisis point for #TTIP as Cameron is summoned to Brussels by Big Business - http://www.wdm.org.uk/blog/2014/dec/18/crisis-point-ttip-cameron-summoned-brussels-big-business smell the panic (v @nickdearden75)

Take the #noTTIP Train to Brussels - http://www.wdm.org.uk/events/take-nottip-train-brussels sounds fun

Sino-U.S. Investment Treaty Sees Major Progress - http://www.bjreview.com.cn/se/txt/2014-12/17/content_659229.htm interesting #china

"Everyone will expect to be tracked and monitored, since the advantages, in terms of convenience, safety, and services, will be so great.”

that astonishing last quote from Hal Varian, Google's chief economist - https://gigaom.com/2014/12/18/online-privacy-will-still-be-a-mess-a-decade-from-now-experts-say/ be afraid, be v afraid... #surveillance

Commission's better regulation panel mooted for watchdog role - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/eu-priorities-2020/commissions-better-regulation-panel-mooted-watchdog-role-310956 this is exactly like #TTIP's Regulatory Council

UN sends team to clean up #Sunderbans oil spill in Bangladesh - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/18/un-sends-team-to-clean-up-sunderbans-oil-spill-in-bangladesh great; sooner would have been better, though...

MPAA's Secret Plan To Reinterpret #DMCA Into Vast Censorship Machine That Breaks The Core Workings Of The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141217/17533629473/mpaas-secret-plan-to-reinterpret-dmca-into-vast-censorship-machine-that-breaks-core-workings-internet.shtml

Brown bears, wolves and lynx numbers rising in Europe - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/18/brown-bears-wolves-and-lynx-numbers-rising-in-europe exciting; another great win for the EU

Corporate Disruption using Snowden Style Moral Warfare - http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2014/12/corporate-disruption-using-snowden-style-moral-warfare.html "nobody cared.  Not the public.  Not the government." #sony

Senator Wyden Responds To CIA Defenders Distorting The Truth About CIA #Torture - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141217/12061129469/senator-wyden-responds-to-cia-defenders-distorting-truth-about-cia-torture.shtml personally, that is...

is it just me, or are others finding today's much-ballyhooed massive boost to #TTIP more of a whimper than a bang?

Democrats urge officials to leave out #ISDS provisions in major trade deals - http://thehill.com/policy/finance/227561-democrats-urge-nixing-isds-provisions-in-trade-deals the pressure builds #TPP #TTIP #TAFTA


Buy American guts the value of #TTIP/#TAFTA for EU hugely: why bother all this pain for so little gain?

Myriad Loses Again: Patents On Genetic Testing Ruled Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141218/06003529475/myriad-loses-again-patents-genetic-testing-ruled-invalid.shtml fab news for women - & for innovation


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