Saturday, 28 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150226 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats - why hasn't this man been arrested for lying on surveillance?

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh - ah, yes, religion...

Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor - callous & selfish

France makes U-turn on #TTIP arbitration - French government cannot be trusted #ISDS

"with China, it could be counter-productive to categorically refuse ISDS" - no: China will want it to turn against EU

Stop TTIP európai polgári kezdeményezés - #hu

EU Trade Secrets Directive Threatens Scientific #OpenData - need to head off this threat #alltrials

Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files - more ridiculous bullying

Coal industry stands for progress and prosperity - one of the most risible articles I've ever read #climatechange

#Meizu to Officially Launch MX4 with #Ubuntu at MWC 2015, Will Sell It Internationally - octa-core, too... #china

#TTIP and the NHS: don't be fooled by new BBC 'leak' - good analysis, makes important points #ISDS

In Wake Of NSA Leaks, #China Drops Major US Tech Companies From Its Approved Supplier List - this was inevitable

Forthcoming TPP Sales Pitch So Predictable, We Decided to Predict It - this is very good - see next tweet

they say: "We should write the trade rules in #TTIP, not China." but: "*We* didn’t write #TTIP's rules – multinational corporations did"

Prince William will take plight of Africa's elephants 'behind enemy lines' in China - good luck, mate...

#china "would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys & install "backdoors" - US/UK hypocrisy much?

Did Lenovo/Superfish Break The Law? - interesting discussion

European privacy policy is not a cynical anti-competitive plot - good, fair analysis (v @PaulNemitz @IanBrownOII)

Cross-Border Data Restrictions Threatens Global Economic Growth - feeble: conflates personal data with non-personal

Analyse und Bewertung des EU-Kanada Freihandelsabkommens #CETA - important analysis of its deep, abiding flaws

Guardian's destroyed #Snowden laptop to feature in major V&A show - maybe Cameron could open the exhibition...

#China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts - only 60K? there must be many more to come...

ezahlschranke: "Süddeutsche" wird im Internet kostenpflichtig - and another one...

BKA und Europol perfektionieren „Internetbeobachtung“ und Profiling von Reisenden - "perfect" in what sense....?

UPDATE: #TTIP: A charter for deregulation, an attack on jobs, an end to democracy -

Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality - but, aren't markets always right?

Tilt shift effect applied to van Gogh paintings - rather impressive

Friday, 27 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150224 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Head Of UK Parliamentary Committee Overseeing Intelligence Agencies Resigns After Being Caught In Sting -

Why is UK putting health watchdogs on the leash of ‘promoting economic growth’? - important: UK Deregulation Bill

EU #copyright evaluation report – explained very clearly - ahead of Parliament debate today

Three-quarters of supermarket chickens carry food poisoning bug - totally unacceptable

Should Open Source Intelligence Be Used For Policy Making? - intriguing stuff

Macedonia opposition leader says PM ordered wiretapping of journalists - what a saga... #mk

"NHS England should make sure all bidders for taxpayer funded NHS contracts should publish the full details" -

"#Ukraine challenged Australia’s plain packaging measures at WTO" - so they won't be wanting help with Putin, then?

Why Creative Commons uses CC0 - #copyright

Obama’s Trade Agenda Smacks Down the Climate - why #TTIP & #TPP will be bad for environment #TPA

#ISDS in EU-Singapore deal too favourable to corporations, should be modified according to lead MEP @davidmartinmep -

Support whale watching in Iceland and help end whaling - "whalers in Iceland killed 137 endangered fin whales"

Here's 140 Fully-Redacted Pages Explaining How Much Snowden's Leaks Have Harmed The Nation's Security - says it all

"Under #TISA’s ‘standstill’ & ‘ratchet’ clauses, the marketisation of services is a one-way street" - (v @jcschwaab)

"That is the FBI’s terrorism strategy – keep fear alive – and it drives everything they do." - they admitted it...

'Gestapo' tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington - that's nice

Le gouvernement français défend l’arbitrage privé au service des multinationales - no: #ISDS out (v @clobala2)#fr

Reddit Mods Bury Glenn Greenwald's Story On GCHQ/NSA Use Of Internet To 'Destroy Reputations' - well, well, well

Should Britain introduce electronic voting? - don't even think about it... #security

NET NEUTRALITY BATTLE RAP | Dan Bull - wonderful as ever... #netneutrality

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - all 50, just in case you missed them...

Labels start making more money from streaming than downloads -

Evidence Copy Of 'CitizenFour' Needs To Be 'Locked Up' Claims Plaintiff Suing Snowden, Filmmakers For Billions -

Android share of smartphone profits falls to 11% - people: means they're cutting margins to bone - not price gouging

Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150223 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Move Over Ed Snowden, Al Jazeera Has A Huge New Stack Of Spy Documents - great: let's have some more, please...

Germany fears deals with investor rights & New Zealand can hardly hope to match that country’s clout - #TPP #ISDS #NZ

Das sozialdemokratische Positionspapier zu #ISDS: Private Schiedsgerichte bleiben - how the S&D are selling out

today is #TTIPTuesday - please use this hashtag to ask questions about #TTIP and #ISDS today and spread awareness of the big issues

UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn - #TTIP will make it much worse

"problems created for British farmers when cheap imports flood the UK’s market" - this is one of #TTIP's stated goals

"oil companies would be unable to afford to develop and exploit unused fields." - er, this is a feature, not a bug

important: this internal document spells out how European Parliament's S&D wants to sell out on #ISDS in #TTIP:

Digital Rights Group And ISPs Bring Legal Challenge Against New French #Surveillance Law - the fightback spreads #fr

US geological agency calls 4 data sharing on #fracking-induced tremors - industry will doubtless refuse (v @RickyPo)

Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says - so forget about extra money for oil & coal...

Chevron gives up shale gas exploration in Romania - first Poland, now here #fracking

EU-Urheberrechtsreform: Es droht leider #ACTA-reloaded – dank der Konservativen - keep an eye on this

#TTIP: "Nous demandons une pause" - "des pays comme la Belgique n’y gagneraient pas grand-chose" (v @podehaye)#be

"TTIP ist kein Allheilmittel, aber es wird die Wirtschaft stärken" -,0,1419860616.html no, not what @EU_Commission's CEPR study says...

German Social Democrats fear free trade - so why is @sigmargabriel ramming #TTIP down their throats?

T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Preparing To Launch A New ‘Privacy Phone’ - that's good

Lawmaker Who Said Snowden Committed Treason, Now On The Other Side Of Metadata Surveillance - ha!

Leichtfried: Sozialdemokraten kritisches Gegengewicht zu Schiedsgericht-Befürwortern - key quote to follow... #ISDS

"Alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger haben gleiche Rechte und Pflichten, dieses Prinzip wollen wir weder mit #TTIP noch mit #CETA aufs Spiel setzen"

An Open Source Business Model for Malaria - interesting

Invitación para Participar en el Curso en Línea “Internet Libre y Abierto” para Hispanohablantes -

EPO: privileged and immune says the President - #EPO is literally above the law; we must change this

theoretical question: supposing a murder were committed on EPO premises by an EPO officer: would they still be immune against any EU law?

it's striking how #TTIP supporters have moved from bribes - "you'll be rich if we have TTIP" - to threats - "you'll be bullied if we don't"

Eine gefährliche Liebschaft - ha! nicely done - "Noch gibt es die Chance, Einwände zu erheben gegen diese Verbindung"

Call for events: Be a part of Document Freedom Day 2015 - "global campaign for document liberation"

Protect the #Narwhal's Home - ridiculous drilling for oil anywhere, but particularly here

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - er, isn't this rather troubling?

.@The_IPO starting to address growing nightmare at #EPO - now we need other countries to follow suit (v @schestowitz)

Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices - #tarsands uneconomic, collapsing

Google Gets Prude: Says No More Adult Content On Blogger - another sign @google is sclerotic, & in decline

Africa is new ‘El Dorado of espionage’, leaked intelligence files reveal - "contain the names of 78 foreign spies"

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - death: "It’s a way of life" </facepalm>

NSA Director: If I Say 'Legal Framework' Enough, Will It Convince You To Shut Up About Plan 2 Backdoor Encryption? -


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150222 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the world of espionage - looks big: so where have these come from? #AlJazeera

Here Comes the #ACTA Attack - Again - looks like they're gearing up to try one more... #copyright

"Freer trade with US will create economic opportunities for Germany." - sure, for some; but some will lose out #TTIP

"exports from US to EU would lower prices and boost choice for consumers" - but US megafarms will also destroy small-scale EU farms #TTIP

"freedom to trade across the Atlantic, #TTIP will create opportunity throughout our economy." economies of scale give power to corporations

"In the age of Snowden, it is easy to focus on our differences" - as we must if we are to roll back US blanket surveillance of the world

Total Wipes Decides The Word 'Download' Means Infringement, Issues DMCA Takedown Loaded With Non-Infringing URLs -

great, detailed debunking of claims that #TTIP will be good for #SMEs - the facts say otherwise

German minister warns of EU decline if #TTIP fails - that's an argument for engagement with #China, not aggression

Square Kilometre Array and #OpenSource - great story about "mankind's largest science project ever"

Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution & the EPA - appalling; confirms we must defend #PrecautionaryPrinciple

 Streit über #TTIP: In der Freihandels-Kampfzone - "Immer mehr Deutsche misstrauen dem Handelspakt"

#TTIP -  "good deal for Europe, good deal for Germany" -  oh, really? prove it - where are your facts now,@EU_Commission? just pious hopes

#TTIP: "Null komma fünf, das ist ein anderes Wort für nichts" - those are the @EU_Commission's*own* facts...

Un pacte commercial massif UE-USA contre l’abandon du BDS ? - is that what trade deals are for? #TTIP

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s #Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad - #awkward

important: "highlights the increasing inability of intelligence agencies to keep their secrets secure." -

Mega pig farm proposal proves too much of a stink for Environment Agency - well done, them

has #GCHQ's #Gemalto hack broken the Internet of Things? - important analysis for #IoT, but also for #netneutrality

Big Meat Lobby to Attack New Dietary Guidelines - Big Meat puts profits before people, of course

#TTIP & #CETA: SPD muss Gabriel stoppen! - @sigmargabriel hardly listening to his party members here...

There exists a classical model of the photon after all - sounds pretty big if confirmed

Sunday, 22 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150221 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Fair Use Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair use and fair dealing - coming soon...

Please Tell MPs to end non-stun slaughter -"We have the technology to treat these animals humanely"

#NHS Scotland in takeover by US health giant - #TTIP will make this effectively irreversible (v @NHAparty)

Why #Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide' - old but superb analysis (v @MsLods)#surveillance

Wirtschaft und SPD wollen Handelsabkommen #TTIP retten -,10808018,29924108.html and thus destroy their public support (v @Liese_Mueller)

Fracking #Flowback From California Oil Wells Contains High Levels Of Carcinogenic Chemicals - lovely

World Bank Refuses to Consider Haitian Communities’ Complaint about New Mining Law - @WorldBank = arrogant, evil

Gabriel legt Kompromiss zu #Ceta vor - no: we don't need #ISDS in any form - it's that simple (v @Bwassertisch)

The Boys Who Loved Birds - amazing, hopeful story of European Green Belt, 12,500 km from north-south (v @edyong209)

Paterson gets his facts wrong in pro-GMO push - "to paterson", vb.: to be consistently & demonstrably wrong

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - includes all 50 of them, covering last 18 months of developments #ISDS #CETA

Costs to #AU taxpayers of pharmaceutical monopolies & proposals to extend them in #TPP - "extend costly monopolies"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150220 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Commerce des services (ACS) : Marchander en secret le droit à la santé, un scandale ! dénonce le RQIC - #TISA

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath faces barrage of criticism for safari pictures - so how about donating to animal groups?

Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat - excellent look at dirty world of "clean labels"

Oscar hopeful 'Virunga' is ammo against Big Oil for battered park lovers - #virunga must be saved and protected

Saturday, 21 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150219 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@Telegraph 'makes no apology' for its coverage of HSBC scandal - what a truly shoddy & patronising "defence"

The joy of #PD - "seeing it reprinted in its entirety on someone else’s site fills me with an irrational exuberance"

Will seek new ways of cooperation with #China: Greek PM - shrewd move; chinese will jump at this

How EU-US trade deal could thwart “boycott Israel” campaign - trade deals as instruments of foreign policy #TTIP #BDS

Humiliating Admission By UK Government That Yet More Of Its Surveillance Was Unlawful - *not* true everything legal

UK #Surveillance: The Fightback Begins - Please Join - bad news, good news - & a way forward #GCHQ #NSA

Honest debate needed on #TTIP – not simplistic slogans - "commit to harmonise towards highest level of protection"

Lenovo CTO Claims Concerns Over Superfish Are Simply 'Theoretical' - someone who will be looking for a new job soon

Report: Apple will begin offering public beta builds of iOS soon - hey, mate, #opensource pioneered this 24 years ago

Clinton Foundation Receiving Millions of Dollars from Corporations That Want to Build Keystone XL - oh, look at that

Thousands of Polish farmers in GMOs, land rights protest - potentially significant for #TTIP #Poland

In Arizona, a dirty quid pro quo threatens the solar industry - cleantech, dirty politics

Government to rush through guidelines to stop police snooping on journalists - little, late, but better than nothing

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150218 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Protesters greet John Key in Oxford, Canterbury - good, more needed #TPP

Tell MPs to Ban Wild Animals in UK Circuses! - shameful this is still around

My Own Life - typically wise & warm writing from Oliver Sacks about his terminal cancer (v @vaughanbell @edyong209)

Never mind Putin -#fracking and #TTIP will make idiots of us all - "contagion of inequality is taking hold in Europe"

delusional EU/US politicians assert "without supplying hard evidence" Putin is funding NGOs against #TTIP - pathetic

ACV-CSC, Belgium Trade Union Confederation with 1.7 Million Members has decided to join Stop #TTIP - now at 1,459,361

Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections - here are the details; awful

EU's Baltic fishing plan is a first step, but with serious flaws - let's fix them

Minister's claims that solar panels harm UK food security are false - perhaps she should resign...

Buying pricey drugs harms more UK lives than it saves - #TPP and #TTIP likely to make this worse #pharma

EU votes to use secret evidence in court as UK intelligence branded flawed - more bad moves...

Announcing the Open Data Day Coalition micro-grantees - nice

Can SUEPO sue #EPO? It now seems so ... - worth noting

If You Care About The Environment In Canada, You May Be Targeted As An 'Anti-Petroleum Extremist' - O #Canada...

#TTIP under pressure from protestors as EU promises #ISDS safeguards - folly: you don't fix something you don't need

"role of the global market for jobs that has persuaded some campaigners 2 demand that #TTIP be thrown out altogether"

"When signature from all heads of state, including outgoing US president, must be inked by next spring, #TTIP may be on life-support."

.@EMA_News is quite simply a disgrace: whose side are they on? not the European public's, it would seem -

Holder Says Putting Reporter James Risen Through Hell Is A Good 'Example' Of DOJ Process For Leak Investigations -

Lenovo In Denial: Insists There's No Security Problem With Superfish -- Which Is Very, Very Wrong - @lenovo clueless

Jetzt den Widerstand gegen #TTIP und #CETA weiter stärken! - "gegen den Ausverkauf von Demokratie und Rechtsstaat"

The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to Encryption Castle - " game over for cellular encryption" #gchq #nsa

the more we learn about #NSA/#GCHQ exploits, the more I'm amazed at how little they've been able to do with them in fighting crime

Time Warner Cable calls customer “C**t” after she reports cable box problem - spectacular fail