Saturday, 31 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150129 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Drug Dealers Swapping Down To Old Cellphones To Stay One Step Ahead In The 'Tech Arms Race' - will become common

Open Knowledge Foundation Germany H2020 project to improve transparency in public spending & support whistleblowing -

Chinese Newspaper And Citizens Find Spyware Purchase Orders On Dozens Of Police And Local Government Web Sites -

Cameron said: "TV crime dramas illustrated the value of monitoring mobile data" - this man is a dangerous fool

Police told to review nearly 2,000 cases of alleged #corruption - & they want to give police access to our #metadata?

How #transparency can monitor scandals in #TTIP - "Letting industry experts join negotiations would be a scandal"

#DE privacy leaders to discuss suspending US Safe Harbor - "NSA's data monitoring "aggressive" & "disproportionate"

#Alibaba Health Reaches Cloud Deal With Winning Software - up to interesting stuff again (v @swardley)

Police Union: You Can Have Safe Neighborhoods Or Be Free Of Flashbang-Burned Toddlers, But Not Both - huh?

MT @areichardt "support for #TTIP: overall Europeans support it" - meaningless: they/we don't know what "it" is

figures in last tweet just show that most Europeans support a trade agreement with US - no surprise; doesn't mean #TTIP acceptable as is

#TPP: "pretty lame to use such huge numbers to tout, in context of US economy, amounts to minuscule changes in income - 10 years from now."

that comment from @washingtonpost refers to 0.4% GDP increase predicted from TPP; for #TTIP it's 0.5% in 10 years time - equally miniscule

Open Addresses: Location, Location, Location - great new open project - don't forget to check/add your address

@EU_Commission pushes for full #transparency for ISDS in existing treaties - great; still don't need #ISDS in #TTIP

Gun Owners of America are against Fast Track - this could be fun to watch (v @vtg2 @snlester)#TPP #TTIP

Anti-Piracy Group So Desperate To Go After Popcorn Time That It Threatens A Blog Software Maker - just deranged

Give frontline police Tasers to help fight terror threat, says federation leader - oh, look, here we go; next: #guns

Give frontline UK police #Tasers - "We have to do something"; this is something, so we have to do it... #policestate

Research shows that the tide of #water privatisation has now turned - UK badly out of step (v @michelreimon)

Fast Track: The sneak attack on democracy - seems a pretty blatant attack to me... #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

European #UnitaryPatent and Court System in Trouble - let's hope so: it will be a disaster... #EPO

#Green party candidate: "top of her political wishlist is defeating the EU-US trade deal called #TTIP" -

Friday, 30 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150128 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP Trade Deal Will Be Devastating for Access to Affordable Medicines - but all Big Pharma cares about is profits

How Anti-TTIP Groups Dominate German Online Media and Set the Tone for #TTIP Opinion - keep tweeting, people...

"#TPP agenda is being driven by big business, big pharmaceuticals & big tobacco" - Action for Australia fights back

European Commission Wants Collection And Retention Of Passenger Data For Everyone Flying In And Out Of Europe - #PNR

EU data czar seeks global voice amidst tension with US - forza Butarelli (v @TTIPBeware)#TTIP #dataprotection

"Handelsabkommen ohne Klageprivilegien für Konzerne sind möglich und nötig." - (v @peter_simone)#TTIP #ISDS

Reducing the duration of copyright in certain unpublished works - good UK proposal blocked by #copyright lobby

Public tells EU to scrap investor protection from trade deal - @EU_Commission puts fingers in ears #ISDS

Music Group Threatens Popcorn Time’s Blog Platform - ridiculous move

Calling TPP a 'Death Pact,' Health Advocates Rally Outside Secretive Trade Talks - well said: #TPP is a death pact

Max Schrems zur Datenschutzreform: Deutschland arbeitet in der EU gegen den Datenschutz -

You Don't Own What You Bought: Drone Maker Updates Firmware On All Drones To Stop Any Flights In DC - chilling move

Πώς θα επηρεάσει τους καταναλωτές η συμφωνία ΕΕ - ΗΠΑ για το εμπόριο - "εγκυμονεί πολλούς κινδύνους" #TTIP

Feds Gagged Google Over Wikileaks Warrants Because They Were 'Upset By The Backlash' To Similar Twitter Warrants -

"idea #TTIP negotiations need more industry expertise is ludicrous" - chemical industry more important than public?

AllSeen Alliance changes its IP stance after Iotivity launch - be crazy not to #IoT

Israeli city to pay women damages because of ‘modesty signs’ - what is "slutty clothing worn in a religious style"?

England’s biggest hospitals veto #NHS budget over patient safety fears - wow, extraordinary #GE2015

‘Regulatory Cooperation’ and the #TTIP: Opening the Floodgates Even Further For Corporate Plunder - (v @PCGTW)

Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege - just scale back all coverage

File on Mark Duggan police shooting lost in the post - yeah, right, because email doesn't exist yet...

Copyright Law Is Eating Away At Our Cultural History: And It's Time To Fix That - #copyright *destroys* culture

Thursday, 29 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150127 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP Issue-by-Issue Information Center - the US government's cant & half-truths here are sickening

EU counter-terror plan involves blanket collection of passengers’ data - without a scrap of evidence it's needed

Follow your convictions – this could be the end of the politics of fear - "neoliberal consensus is collapsing"

Asio has never destroyed any web or phone data collected on Australians - got that #AU? ready to be used against you

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest - so don't do it

#iPhone 6: 85% of the estimated 95 kg of CO2 emitted during its entire lifecycle occurs at the manufacturing stage -

Israeli rights group questions legality of targeting Gaza homes in war - kudos to them refuseniks will be DENIED CANCER SCREENING invites - callous & shameful blackmail (v @superglaze)

#TTIP: Regulations Handcuffed - hugely important leak about #TTIP's core assault on democracy; worse than #ISDS

#TTIP Update XLIX - 2 important leaks show how transatlantic regulatory bodies will undermine EU/national sovereignty

 The Guardian completes its relaunch with global release of redesigned site - and it's really horrible...

in fact, new @guardian design looks like something from GeoCities...

NHS renationalisation: "As under UK law, in such cases, compensation would be required" - is why we don't need #ISDS

"a majority in European Parliament also opposes the [#TTIP] agreement" - good piece: understands key issues on #ISDS

Whose Side is the European Union On? - great, wide-ranging analysis of implications of #ISDS consultation & #TTIP

"Dem Report zufolge würde die Streichung von #ISDS Gegenreaktionen provozieren" - IOW,@EU_Commission lacks spine

Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150126 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP is a good idea but if it is not worked out soon it may be time to move on - not even a good idea...

#TTIP: USA sollen bei EU-Gesetzen mitreden - *this* is how #TTIP will undermine national/EU sovereignty

Amerika soll bei unseren Gesetzen mitreden - more one-sided rights for corporations, nothiing for public #TTIP

Prince William – Please Ask #Japan to Stop the #Taiji Dolphin Death Drives - time to stop this barbaric slaughter

#TTIP's Regulatory Cooperation Body - I thought @TimmermansEU was to reduce red tape - this will increase it

The future of the NHS at stake in 2015 election, says Ed Miliband - Labour starts to get a clue - well, here at least

Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet - #china's continuing shame

Paris and Berlin call for review of EU-Canada trade deal - we must fix #CETA as well as #TTIP

#TTIPleaks: Finanzmärkte sollen demokratischer Kontrolle wieder entzogen werden - important details revealed

"wir würden ein Gremium schaffen, dessen Arbeitsweise wir nicht kennen & dessen Ergebnisse wir erst 1 Jahr später erfahren" - #TTIP

"Jede/r Abgeordnete, die oder der diesem Vorschlag zustimmt, gibt sein unabhängiges Mandat auf." - #TTIP

"Das Dokument wurde dem Rat zugestellt und mit seiner Zustimmung den US Verhandlern übermittelt. Unsere Regierungen wissen Bescheid." #TTIP

EU lobby register: still failing to deliver real #transparency - important work on glaring problems

DRM Destroys Value: Why Years Old, But #DRM Free, Devices Sell For Twice The Price Of New Devices -

Internet of things needs global #privacy push, says UK regulator - indeed; unlikely to get it, though #IoT

so when will fans of #SnoopersCharter start pushing for all the #InternetOfThings metadata too? because it's not "content", so must be OK...

Embankment Cycle Superhighway Gets Green Light - exciting...

logistics "companies expect #TTIP to have almost no positive effects on employment and financial development" -

#TTIP: USA wollen Mitspracherecht in der Gesetzgebung von EU, Staaten und Bundesländern bekommen -

Report: U.S. drops bid to end Japanese import rules - US getting desperate, perhaps? #TPP

Public health, union, and church groups slam #TPP trade deal - quite right too - it'll be a disaster for public

#CETA appears "wobbly" with provincial dispute, but #ISDS lurks on the horizon - watch out, Provincial premiers #CA

Labour’s NHS election crusade a pale imitation of 1992 campaign – Milburn - these Blairites are pure venom...

"Pro-#TTIP people are winning debate." - no, they are coasting on the lack of real debate, of which there is none

"A remarkably high share of pro-#TTIP people involved in debate that I meet feel they are on losing side." - they are

France Announces Plans To Hold The Internet Responsible For Terrorism - well put

"IG Metall, however, said key clauses of the #TTIP are unacceptable in particular, the #ISDS mechanism" - #germany

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150125 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Osborne urges ministers to fast-track #fracking measures in leaked letter - blatant & shabby collusion against public

Cameron sees tax cuts worth £7bn as a ‘reward for sacrifice’ - i.e. rewarding the rich for sacrificing the poor

Lib Dems will block any attempt to revive controversial snooper’s charter - well, that's good if they do

Europe Pulls Welcome Mat for U.S. Tech Companies - ridiculous framing of EU #dataprotection concerns (v @AdV007)

Digital Democracy? - Yes, Please; but Not Online Voting - some good ideas - & a very bad one

Cameron rejects call for #fracking ban - this is pure dogma-based policy

EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass #Surveillance - this looks good: let's do it

#CETA: Trading away democracy - from late last year, but really good in case you missed it #ISDS #TTIP

YouTubers Got To Interview The President Because They're More Legitimate Than Traditional News - 'fraid so

#Mozilla Participation Plan (draft) - sounds like a good idea... #community

Sunday, 25 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150124 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

High-stakes election may put #Greece on collision course with European Union - maybe EU should change direction, then

Murdoch and the police treat journalists like terrorists - terrible development for UK

#TTIP – more “foreign” judges criticising “our” laws? - great piece on UK gov hypocrisy re #ISDS & #HRA

Internet filters block websites of sex abuse charities - #overblocking, just as we all predicted #censorship

Overcrowded hospitals ‘killed 500’ last year, claims top A&E doctor - it's simple: privatisation kills #NHS

Across 100 Miles of Ocean - long but interesting meditation on, well, everything; nice graphs at end

Urgent: Please Help Stop Underhand Attempt to Sneak in Snooper's Charter - here's what I'm sending to random Lords

A conflict of interest – the Saudi state and the UK’s Ministry of Justice - hugely troubling development #UK

EU Parliament EPP group in favour of #ISDS - good analysis of bad move; if protection needed, let cos. take insurance

#ISDS is just another example of privatising the benefits and socialising the costs, since we pick up the bill #TTIP #CETA


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why We Still Can't Really Put Anything In The #PublicDomain... And Why That Needs To Change - we must nurture PD

Bruce Schneier and Edward Snowden @ Harvard Data Privacy Symposium 1/23/15 - good stuff: key pt - "encryption works"

Lars Andersen: a new level of archery - that's...quite impressive

Urgent: Please Help Stop Underhand Attempt to Sneak in Snooper's Charter - here's what I'm sending to random Lords

The great sprawl of #China - "China’s megacities are less dense than equivalents elsewhere in the world"; fascinating

Why is global poverty so intractable? - well, maybe because world’s 50 richest people have $1.5 trillion

"ISIS is moral kryptonite... built specifically to kill Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" - extremism feeds its own fall

Is Greece about to call time on 5 punishing years of austerity? - useful background to tomorrow's historic election

The Cobweb - nice piece about  Internet Archive, whose cultural importance is still vastly underestimated (v @jjn1)

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Supreme Court Smacks Down CAFC Yet Again: But This Time It May Help The Patent Trolls - unfortunate

Germany's Infamous #Copyright Warning Letters May Be Reined In -- In A Few Years' Time - grinding slowly

Who are the Just Net Coalition and what can we expect from the Internet Social Forum? - useful background info

Australian town hit with ridiculously hot temperatures - sorry, #Australia, this is your future; still like coal?

Waste laws will be binned, despite protests - @EU_Commission as high-handed as ever

so Lord Deben condemns “innuendos and insinuations” about Brittan, but then engages in ad hominem attack on Dickens -

would be shrewd move for new Saudi king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to begin his reign by granting a pardon to Saudi blogger #RaifBadawi

#Syriza stretches Greek poll lead - "anti-austerians were poised to challenge the old order across the continent."

Campaigners Slam Anti-Democratic #TTIP - "blatant attempt by corporations to ransack public resources"; great pic

Huckabee: God's Blessing Would Help Me as President to Stop 'Secular Theocracy' - 'Secular Theocracy'? </facepalm>

Encryption will lead to ‘ethically worse’ behaviour by spies, says former #GCHQ chief - break crypto, or we get nasty

Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers - the mask slips: do as we say - just destroy privacy

It's Windows 10, Because It's 10 Years Behind #OpenSource - And aeons behind in security, trust and privacy

#TPP & #TTIP: Partners in Crime - http://www.rosalux-L "Fighting the Corporate “Trade” Agenda in the United States"

Autonomous Bot Seized For Illegal Purchases: Who's Liable When A Bot Breaks The Law? -

Defending #encryption doesn’t mean opposing targeted #surveillance - exactly: this needs to be emphasised

MT @Davos You cannot have democracies based on NGOs. Democracies need political parties - Moisés Naím #wef15 hahaha (v @RyanHeathWriter)

"warum sie #ISDS angesichts der scheinbar klaren Ablehnung des Investorenschutzes überhaupt noch weiterverfolgt."

‘working document’ a showcase of S&D’s #TTIP stance - falling for trick that unnecessary #ISDS can be "saved"?

European Court makes important ruling on copyright jurisdiction -

#Chevron's Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit in Davos - "2,000 died from cancer"

Will Senator Burr's Attempt To Bury CIA #Torture Report Actually Make It More Likely The Report Leaks? - hope so

Move by peers to introduce a new ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ dubbed ‘ill-judged’ and ‘deeply regrettable’ - no, disgusting

#NetNeutrality: the Member States and Commission about to turn their back on the Parliament's Vote! - not good

Former Head of GCHQ Warns Of 'Ethically Worse' Kinds Of Spying If Unbreakable #Encryption Is Allowed - go targeted

#TPP won't deliver jobs or curb China's power - Says Veteran of Reagan & Clinton Administrations

Friday, 23 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150121 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Plain cigarette packaging: pro-smoking groups and #Ukip condemn move - well, that sums up the Kippers...

#TTIP - facts, fiction and the future - typically 1-sided event - shame on @Europarl_EN @MalmstromEU @davidmartinmep

evidently @Europarl_EN thinks case for #TTIP so weak it doesn't dare risk having any critical voices raised; pathetic cowardice

UN urges Burma to condemn monk who called envoy ‘bitch’ and ‘whore’ - now it's buddhists flying the flag for religion

Chinese Director's Film For Greenpeace Shows How #Smog Changes Everything - beautifully done #china

China to Begin Security Vetting of Foreign Technology This Year - why #China must go open source

Why “Fast Track” is a Bad Idea - basically, it eviscerates democracy #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

Democrats Warn Obama They Don't Have His Back On Trade Plans - not such a cakewalk... #TPA

If ‘plain’ packaging does not deter smokers, why was industry against it? - exactly

BBC and ITV set to expand party leader debates to include Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru - things start to move? #GE2015

Global Civil Society launches the Internet Social Forum - potentially big: we need something like this

Lord Blair's circumvention of democracy by bringing in Snooper's Charter as "amendment" is a disgrace & an insult -

Barrett Brown Sentenced To 63 Months In Jail For Daring To Do Journalism On Hacked Info - awful result

‘Snooper’s charter’: four Lords in bid to pass changed version before election - shame on these arrogant old men

Ban fracking, says former Tory environment secretary Spelman - "could derail efforts to tackle climate change"

Farage says plain packaging plan is ‘appalling intrusion into consumer choice and the operation of the free market’ -

"In a possible sign of the #Greens’ influence, Labour announced it was likely to back a moratorium on #fracking" -