Tuesday, 20 January 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150118 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2015/01/150118.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Auf Kollisionskurs mit der Demokratie: #TTIP & #CETA in Hamburg - http://blog.campact.de/2015/01/auf-kollisionskurs-mit-der-demokratie-ttip-ceta-in-hamburg/ important study of how @hamburg_de will suffer

Revealed: thousands of Britons on benefits across EU - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/19/-sp-thousands-britons-claim-benefits-eu more right-wing dogma and bigotry bites the dust

 #TTIP: Ex-Verfassungsrichter hält Schiedsgerichte für rechtswidrig - http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/ex-verfassungsrichter-haelt-ttip-schiedsgerichte-fuer-rechtswidrig-a-1013645.html "CDU knüpft Zustimmung zu TTIP an Bedingungen"

UK's shale gas revolution falls flat with just 11 new wells planned for 2015 - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/19/uk-shale-gas-revolution-falls-flat-just-11-new-wells-planned-2015 an idea whose time never came: bin it

UK’s use of secret evidence in courts a ‘threat to rule of EU law’ - report for EU parliament - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/01/19/european-parliament-criticises-uk-courts-secret-evidence/ shameful, too

Reform Agenda for Overhaul and Updating of EU #Copyright - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/copyright-3594493/ hugely important report; get ready for the howls of anger

#GCHQ captured emails of top international journalists - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/19/gchq-intercepted-emails-journalists-ny-times-bbc-guardian-le-monde-reuters-nbc-washington-post investigative journalists "threat alongside terrorists"

“journalists and reporters representing all types of news media represent a potential threat to security”. #GCHQ #snowden

"as preoccupied with the activities of journalists as with more conventional threats such as foreign intelligence, hackers or criminals."

"specific concern are ‘investigative journalists’ who specialise in defence-related exposés for what they deem to be of the public interest"

"#GCHQ information security assessments routinely list journalists between “terrorism” & “hackers” as “influencing threat sources”" #snowden

"billing records “kept under #Ripa are not limited to warranted targets” must be kept as one of [GCHQ]’s most tightly guarded secrets"

Speaking of angry journos: I will soon have a regular spare slot in my freelance writing schedule.  More info here - http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2015/01/incoming-spare-slots-for-regular_19.html

New Report Points to #Sharing as Unifying Force for Global Change - http://www.shareable.net/blog/new-report-points-to-sharing-as-unifying-force-for-global-change there's no other option, really

Austrian chancellor speaks against sanctions, and #TTIP - http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2014&mm=12&dd=22&nav_id=92639 from 2 weeks ago, but potentially important #ISDS

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