Saturday, 28 February 2015

150227


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150226 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2015/02/150226.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

US spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31654050 why hasn't this man been arrested for lying on surveillance?

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/american-atheist-blogger-hacked-to-death-in-bangladesh ah, yes, religion...

Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/27/raver-drug-ketamine-control-plan-at-un-condemned-as-potential-disaster callous & selfish

France makes U-turn on #TTIP arbitration - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/france-makes-u-turn-ttip-arbitration-312459 French government cannot be trusted #ISDS

"with China, it could be counter-productive to categorically refuse ISDS" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/france-makes-u-turn-ttip-arbitration-312459 no: China will want it to turn against EU

Stop TTIP európai polgári kezdeményezés - https://www.facebook.com/StopTTIPhu/posts/666251063496949 #hu


EU Trade Secrets Directive Threatens Scientific #OpenData - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/scientific-open-data-3599810/ need to head off this threat #alltrials

Under U.S. Pressure, PayPal Nukes Mega For Encrypting Files - http://torrentfreak.com/under-u-s-pressure-paypal-nukes-mega-for-encrypting-files-150227/ more ridiculous bullying

Coal industry stands for progress and prosperity - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/coal-industry-stands-progress-and-prosperity-312473 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 - http://news.softpedia.com/news/Meizu-to-Officially-Launch-MX4-with-Ubuntu-at-MWC-2015-Will-Sell-It-Internationally-474335.shtml octa-core, too... #china

#TTIP and the NHS: don't be fooled by new BBC 'leak' - http://www.waronwant.org/news/latest-news/18284-ttip-and-the-nhs-dont-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150226/07114230147/wake-nsa-leaks-china-drops-major-us-tech-companies-its-approved-supplier-list.shtml this was inevitable

Forthcoming TPP Sales Pitch So Predictable, We Decided to Predict It - http://citizen.typepad.com/eyesontrade/2015/02/forthcoming-tpp-sales-pitch-so-predictable-we-decided-to-predict-it.html 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 - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/prince-william-take-plight-africas-elephants-behind-enemy-lines-china good luck, mate...

#china "would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys & install "backdoors" - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-security-idUSKBN0LV19020150227?irpc=932 US/UK hypocrisy much?

Did Lenovo/Superfish Break The Law? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150223/18072130119/did-lenovosuperfish-break-law.shtml interesting discussion

European privacy policy is not a cynical anti-competitive plot - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/26/european-privacy-policy-is-not-a-cynical-anti-competitive-plot/ good, fair analysis (v @PaulNemitz @IanBrownOII)

Cross-Border Data Restrictions Threatens Global Economic Growth - http://www.cio.com/article/2889461/big-data/cross-border-data-restrictions-threatens-global-economic-growth.html feeble: conflates personal data with non-personal

Analyse und Bewertung des EU-Kanada Freihandelsabkommens #CETA - http://www.berliner-wassertisch.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CETA-Analyse-2014-779-1.pdf important analysis of its deep, abiding flaws

Guardian's destroyed #Snowden laptop to feature in major V&A show - http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/27/guardians-destroyed-snowden-laptop-to-feature-in-major-va-show maybe Cameron could open the exhibition...

#China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-internet-censorship-idUSKBN0LV16S20150227 only 60K? there must be many more to come...

ezahlschranke: "Süddeutsche" wird im Internet kostenpflichtig - http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/sueddeutsche-wird-im-internet-kostenpflichtig-a-1020899.html and another one...

BKA und Europol perfektionieren „Internetbeobachtung“ und Profiling von Reisenden - https://netzpolitik.org/2015/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 - http://rosalux-europa.info/news/TTIP-brochure-update/

Wall Street Journal Upset That Wall Street Isn't Upset About Net Neutrality - https://www.techdirt.com/blog/netneutrality/articles/20150227/06392430158/wall-street-journal-upset-that-wall-street-isnt-upset-about-net-neutrality.shtml but, aren't markets always right?


Tilt shift effect applied to van Gogh paintings - https://imgur.com/gallery/ZYj2t rather impressive


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