Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150216 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150216.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Final #TPP Cost-benefit Study To Conclude By June: Mustapa - http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v8/bu/newsbusiness.php?id=1109656 Malaysia's economic analysis coming #my

How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% & Bust the Rest - http://robertreich.org/post/111210323485 great analysis of why #TTIP/#TPP bad for public (v @paulstpancras)

We are Team Internet - https://www.battleforthenet.com/  "free & open Internet, with no arbitrary fees or slow lanes for sites that can't pay."

Tobacco giant issues legal threat to Ireland over plain packaging - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/tobacco-giant-issues-legal-threat-over-plain-packaging-1.2106300 companies think they are above law (v @the_renus)

“A resounding no” to investment protection for #CETA and TTIP - http://www.internationaltradenews.com/news/articles/a_resounding_no_to_investor_protection_for_ceta_and_ttip/ German SMEs do not want #ISDS in treaties

#TTIP: “The US is demanding very substantial changes to the EU’s conformity assessment procedures” - http://www.borderlex.eu/long-way-go-regulatory-cooperation-talks-ttip-eu-official/ (v @IanaDreyer)

Rationalising ICT takes #Portugal to #opensource - https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/138108 now, that's what I call a rational move

"[EU] funding has been overwhelmingly devoted to security &
defence programmes of large transnational corporations" - http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/etudes/join/2014/509979/IPOL-LIBE_ET%282014%29509979_EN.pdf

MPs’ pension fund at risk from fossil fuel investments, Caroline Lucas warns - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/17/mps-pension-fund-at-risk-from-fossil-fuel-investments-caroline-lucas-warns shrewd move #divestment

‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to #Canada, RCMP say - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-petroleum-movement-a-growing-security-threat-to-canada-rcmp-say/article23019252/ wow, wake up #canadians (v @daeaves)

#Xiaomi Edged Out Samsung As #China’s Top Smartphone Vendor In 2014, Says IDC - http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/17/xiaomi-beats-samsung-in-china/ no surprise...

AT&T’s gigabit internet is cheaper in Kansas City if you let it track all your browsing - http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/02/17/atts-gigabit-internet-cheaper-kansas-city-let-track-browsing/ this is an awful idea

The corporate coup d'etat: #TTIP, #TPP, #CETA, NAFTA - http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2754175/the_corporate_coup_detat_ttip_ttp_ceta_nafta.html "mainstream media are mysteriously silent" - shame on them

Democrat Says Obama Administration Dodging Request To Read Trade Deals Without Restrictions - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/13/lloyd-doggett-tpp-trade_n_6680624.html something to hide? #TPP

President Obama: I'm A Big Believer In Strong #Encryption... But... - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150215/07152330024/president-obama-im-big-believer-encryption.shtml strange how there is always a "but"...

Berlin fürchtet EU-Gemeinschaftshaftung durch #CETA und fordert Korrekturen am #ISDS - http://www.presseportal.de/meldung/2952194.Our wake up #DE (v @Liese_Mueller)

As free trade pacts expand, US trade deficit soars. Why add 1 more? - http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/02/16/as-free-trade-pacts-expand-u-s-trade-deficit-soars-why-add-one-more/ good question, no answer (v @PCGTW)#TPP #TTIP

Interfaith Coalition Sends Letter to All Members of Congress Opposing Trade Injustice / Fast Track - http://www.networklobby.org/news-media/press-release_FastTrackPressReleaseFeb17_2015 #TPA #TPP

Now #OpenSource Firmware Enters the Equation - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/equation-3598173/ things are even worse than we thought #surveillance

Rosetta zooms in on fascinating comet (pictures) - http://www.cnet.com/pictures/rosetta-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-comet-pictures/ amazing when you think we are looking at a moving comet

In 2014 @PLOS published more than 33,000 articles - http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2015/02/2014-numbers/ "readers worldwide viewed approximately 11.6 million"

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