Wednesday, 18 March 2015

150317


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150316 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2015/03/150316.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

The #TPP has the potential for real harm - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-16/verrender-the-tpp-has-the-potential-for-real-harm/6321538 good column from #AU's The Drum

Intellectual property issues hinder #TPP talks in Hawaii - http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002009353 should just bin them

Bulgaria's Constitutional Court Rules Bulk Data Retention Unconstitutional; EU - No New Snooping Directive Coming - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150316/10155930327/bulgarias-constitutional-court-rules-bulk-data-retention-unconstitutional-eu-says-no-new-snooping-directive-coming.shtml

The Apache Software Foundation Accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2015 Mentoring Organization - https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_accepted

Japan Inc wary of #TPP amid competition fears-poll - http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/japan-companies-trade-idUSL3N0WJ1JB20150317?irpc=932 "3/4 not expecting their sales to benefit": why bother, then?

Why the Time has Come for an #OpenAccess Foundation - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/open-access-foundation-3601707/ legal wellies needed #licensing

Police told to drop child abuse case against Cyril Smith, says whistleblower - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/17/police-told-drop-child-abuse-case-against-cyril-smith-whistleblower staggering corruption at heart of UK


#TTIP: State of play - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9FUFbWLEp0&index=2&list=PLtSpQPcNddwF85K52HpV_R6UY35uB_18D biased, pro-TTIP report; interesting for demonisation of Russia & China (v @RyanHeathWriter)

US Government Is Pressuring Europe to Dial Back Its Pesticide Rules - http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/europe-pesticides-endocrine-disruptors so much for preserving high standards in #TTIP


Putting the #TPP on the Right Track - http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/putting-the-tpp-on-the-right-track-116123.html "Trade agreements are not just about exports — imports also matter."

How Europe’s Regulation of Pesticides Could Impact Your Food - http://civileats.com/2015/03/16/how-europes-regulation-of-pesticides-could-impact-your-food/ - US government objects. cf. #TTIP

Thailand warns women who post 'underboob' photos face 5 years in jail - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/16/thailand-warns-underboob-trend-breaks-computer-laws because this is really a serious issue, no?

Chicken plant workers: chemicals on carcasses making them sick (2014) - http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/chicken-plant-workers-say-chemicals-sprayed-carcas/nfg73/ another reason to keep them out of #TTIP

An unexpected victory for renewables in #Poland - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/unexpected-victory-renewables-poland-312938 this is great news (v @StollmeyerEU)

MT @JaspervanDijkSP PvdA en D66 staan open voor speciale rechtbanken waarmee bedrijven landen kunnen aanklagen #ISDS #TTIP >>just crazy

Ferry companies: immigration checks will cause travel chaos at Dover - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/17/ferry-companies-immigration-checks-travel-chaos-queues-port-dover this is where mindless dogma takes us

Why Are Some People So Intent On Making Netflix More Like Traditional TV? - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150312/08080430300/why-are-some-people-so-intent-making-netflix-more-like-traditional-tv.shtml 'cos they want whole Net to be like TV

Pine martens recorded in West Country by night-vision camera - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/17/pine-martens-recorded-in-west-country-by-night-vision-camera great: let's re-introduce them

Britain must signal the beginning of the end for coal investment - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/17/britain-coal-investment-fossil-fuel-assets-worthless-divestment or, you know, actually do it #divestment


UK needs independent scrutiny of intelligence - former head of MI6 - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/mar/17/britain-needs-independent-scrutiny-of-intelligence-says-former-head-of-mi6 "NGOs & people with understanding of technology"

Court Rejects Argument That The Music Industry Deserves 'Pirate Tax' On Every Internet Connection - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150317/04181830334/court-rejects-argument-that-music-industry-deserves-pirate-tax-every-internet-connection.shtml good call

USTR Pushes Congress To Approve Trade Deals,Threatens Reps With Criminal Prosecution If Tell Public What's In Them - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150317/05052630338/ustr-pushes-congress-to-approve-trade-deals-threatens-reps-with-criminal-prosecution-if-they-tell-public-whats-them.shtml

Tropischer Regenwald: EU-Importe f√∂rdern illegale Abholzung - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/eu-importe-foerdern-abholzung-in-den-tropen-a-1023885.html unacceptable:@EU_Commission must act now


Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any Computer, Anywhere On The Planet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150317/07440430342/judicial-committee-gives-fbi-first-ok-it-needs-to-hack-any-computer-anywhere-planet.shtml just like in UK

The Madness of Miami Beach -- Why Do Investors Keep Dumping Money in a City That Will Soon Be Under Water? - http://www.alternet.org/environment/madness-miami-beach-why-do-investors-keep-dumping-money-city-will-soon-be-under-water

Will the U.S. Senate Allow Big Media to Hold Blind People for Ransom? - https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/03/will-us-senate-hold-blind-people-ransom-big-media this is selfish & disgusting


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