Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150215 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2015/02/150215.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

closing date for submissions for Senate Inquiry into #Australia’s trade agreement process is 27 February 2015 - http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/Treaty-making_process #TPP

Understanding Code Forking in #OpenSource Software - https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/153135 important, detailed analysis of key phenomenon in free software

#MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse at boys’ home - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/15/mi5-kincora-childrens-home-northwen-ireland-sexual-abuse & they want even more powers to gather info on us all?

What Every Company Can Learn From #Xiaomi - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/xiaomi-3598075/ this is what 'listening to customers' really looks like #opensource

Ökosystem in Gefahr: Forscher fordern sofortigen Stopp der Hochseefischerei - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/forscher-stopp-der-hochseefischerei-bringt-viel-fuer-fischschutz-a-1018653.html but greed & stupidty will prevail

#TTIP "is a concept which will be shaped by negotiators into a concrete proposal", which public cannot change 1 jot - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/david-osullivan-no-need-panic-or-fret-over-ttip-312125

Don’t believe anti-TTIP hype – increasing trade is a no-brainer - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/16/ttip-transatlantic-trade-deal-businesses pity #TTIP is mostly trading cars across Atlantic

.@MalmstromEU on #TTIP: "businesses that have most to gain are not large corporations" but SMEs; er, no actually - http://www.smeinsider.com/2015/02/12/the-secret-business-plan-that-could-spell-the-end-for-smes/

John Oliver on Tobacco, in his inimitable style - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsHHOCH4q8 includes some on #ISDS....

Currency Battle Is Tethered to Obama Trade Agenda - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/business/economy/obamas-trade-agenda-may-hinge-on-attacking-currency-manipulation.html now that would be interesting #TPP

Stop #TTIP update on country sign-up - http://www.newsletter-webversion.de/?c=0-4zm9-5sn2yb-cg3 "Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary have managed the 50% threshold"

Did #GCHQ illegally spy on you? Use this form to find out - https://www.privacyinternational.org/illegalspying FAQ here: https://www.privacyinternational.org/?q=node/495

Mugabe's birthday party cooks up elephantine storm before it starts - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/robert-mugabe-birthday-party-elephant-meat-lion-zimbabwe-91 repulsive man; long may his name live in infamy

.@MalmstromEU presented with giant ears - http://www.waronwant.org/news/press-releases/18274-eu-trade-commissioner-presented-with-giant-ears-in-ttip-stunt "should be listening to the European people’s clear rejection of #TTIP"

just asked #GCHQ if they illegally spied on me. You can find out too. Join @privacyint's case: https://www.privacyinternational.org/illegalspying #DidGCHQSpyOnYou

Speech: #TTIP: On Course to Deliver for the UK - http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/press/frontpage/2015/15_en.htm yes, on course to deliver profits to corporates, nothing for public

buone notizie per il mondo del #TTIP: puoi usare questo adesso per ottenere delle informazioni - https://chiedi.dirittodisapere.it/ chiedete....

Routing on OpenStreetMap.org - https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2015/02/16/routing-on-openstreetmap-org/ this is really welcome #OSM

#NZ can't afford to miss out on #TPP - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11402940 "same small cohort of academics" - patronising ad hominem attacks, as usual

US "infects the firmware,” on air-gapped computers? yeah, right....http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/technology/spyware-embedded-by-us-in-foreign-networks-security-firm-says.html need plenty of evidence before I believe this...

more details on firmware story - http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/how-omnipotent-hackers-tied-to-the-nsa-hid-for-14-years-and-were-found-at-last/ key info: it's windows (again), and hard drive firmware; uses USB for airgaps

#TTIP Public Procurement Chapter – Coverage of public private partnerships (“PPP”) - https://www.reimon.net/2015/02/16/eu-us-fta-ttip-public-procurement-chapter-coverage-of-public-private-partnerships-ppp/ important new info

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