Tuesday, 24 February 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150223 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/02/150223.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Move Over Ed Snowden, Al Jazeera Has A Huge New Stack Of Spy Documents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/06424630110/move-over-ed-snowden-al-jazeera-has-huge-new-stack-spy-documents.shtml great: let's have some more, please...

Germany fears deals with investor rights & New Zealand can hardly hope to match that country’s clout - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11406607 #TPP #ISDS #NZ

Das sozialdemokratische Positionspapier zu #ISDS: Private Schiedsgerichte bleiben - https://www.reimon.net/2015/02/24/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 - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/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" - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/uk-will-need-to-import-over-half-of-its-food-within-a-generation-farmers-warn this is one of #TTIP's stated goals

"oil companies would be unable to afford to develop and exploit unused fields." - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/24/north-sea-oil-and-gas-industry-suffers-worst-losses-in-decades 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: https://www.dropbox.com/s/erjs3sn1epijsfx/S%26D%20position%20on%20ISDS.pdf?dl=0

Digital Rights Group And ISPs Bring Legal Challenge Against New French #Surveillance Law - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/09532530115/digital-rights-group-isps-bring-legal-challenge-against-new-french-surveillance-law.shtml the fightback spreads #fr

US geological agency calls 4 data sharing on #fracking-induced tremors - http://www.aljoumhouria.com/news/index/214018 industry will doubtless refuse (v @RickyPo)

Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/solar-could-be-cheaper-coal-and-gas-2025-study-says-312320 so forget about extra money for oil & coal...

Chevron gives up shale gas exploration in Romania - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/chevron-gives-shale-gas-exploration-romania-312334 first Poland, now here #fracking

EU-Urheberrechtsreform: Es droht leider #ACTA-reloaded – dank der Konservativen - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/eu-urheberrechtsreform-es-droht-leider-acta-reloaded-dank-der-konservativen/ keep an eye on this

#TTIP: "Nous demandons une pause" - http://www.lalibre.be/economie/actualite/ttip-nous-demandons-une-pause-et-la-mise-en-place-de-balises-54eb4b5035701001a1e43daf "des pays comme la Belgique n’y gagneraient pas grand-chose" (v @podehaye)#be

"TTIP ist kein Allheilmittel, aber es wird die Wirtschaft stärken" - http://www.nwzonline.de/politik/freihandel-macht-uns-staerker_a_24,0,1419860616.html no, not what @EU_Commission's CEPR study says...

German Social Democrats fear free trade - http://www.dw.de/german-social-democrats-fear-free-trade/a-18275595 so why is @sigmargabriel ramming #TTIP down their throats?

T-Mobile And Mozilla Are Preparing To Launch A New ‘Privacy Phone’ - http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/24/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/17053430118/lawmaker-who-said-snowden-committed-treason-now-other-side-metadata-surveillance.shtml ha!

Leichtfried: Sozialdemokraten kritisches Gegengewicht zu Schiedsgericht-Befürwortern - http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20150224_OTS0126/leichtfried-sozialdemokraten-kritisches-gegengewicht-zu-schiedsgericht-befuerwortern 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 - http://infojustice.org/archives/33949 interesting

Invitación para Participar en el Curso en Línea “Internet Libre y Abierto” para Hispanohablantes - https://www.publicknowledge.org/call-for-students-for-online-course/

EPO: privileged and immune says the President - http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2015/02/the-epo-privileged-and-immune-says_24.html #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 - http://blog.campact.de/2015/02/eine-gefaehrliche-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 - https://fsfe.org/news/2015/news-20150224-01.en.html "global campaign for document liberation"

Protect the #Narwhal's Home - https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/page/speakout/clyde-river? ridiculous drilling for oil anywhere, but particularly here

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site er, isn't this rather troubling?

.@The_IPO starting to address growing nightmare at #EPO - http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/breaking-news-uk-government-issues.html now we need other countries to follow suit (v @schestowitz)

Shell shelves plan for tar sands project in face of low oil prices - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/24/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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150224/07341330122/google-gets-prude-says-no-more-adult-content-blogger.shtml another sign @google is sclerotic, & in decline

Africa is new ‘El Dorado of espionage’, leaked intelligence files reveal - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/africa-el-dorado-espionage-leaked-intelligence-files "contain the names of 78 foreign spies"

'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God - http://www.alternet.org/pro-life-goper-says-its-fine-kids-die-name-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? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/16430030117/nsa-director-if-i-say-legal-framework-enough-will-it-convince-you-security-people-shutting-up-about-our-plan-to-backdoor.shtml

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