Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150428 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Fracking behind the rise of man-made earthquakes, new maps show - oh look, just like they said wasn't true

Oh, Canada: Surprise loser in #TTIP - since even @MalmstromEU admits current #ISDS is bad, it must come out of #CETA

Portugal is becoming an Angolan financial colony - the (Portuguese) Empire strikes back...

8 Dangerous Side Effects of #Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to Hear About - & Tories want to bring this to UK?

.@ArsTechnicaUK launches May 5, and we party in London May 7 - warning: may includes traces of nuts (me)

UN Expert: Secret Trade Negotiations Are A 'Threat To Human Rights' - growing chorus of disapproval #TTIP #TPP #ISDS

Cyanogen ends OnePlus partnership, aims to work with bigger Chinese vendors - fascinating

G7-Gipfel: Demo gegen #TTIP - looks like things will be fun in Munich in June...

#TTIP: “very negative impacts” says Irish Farmers Association - it was gone, it's back; see what they say...

UK Green Party Speculates On Idea To Shorten Copyright To 14 Years... Leading To Mass Freakout - absurd bullying

US Labor leader urges presidential candidates to oppose trade deals - #TPP #TTIP #TPA

DeFazio Blasts ‘#Monsanto Provision’ in Fast Track - "stripping other countries of their right to label foods"

Open Knowledge appoints Pavel Richter as new CEO - so now you know

Trans-Pacific Partnership Becomes a 2016 Election Issue - & that's pretty big #TPP #TPA

House GOP Whip Urges Obama To Get More Democrats Behind Trade Bill, Says Votes Aren't There Yet - awkward #TPA #TPP

Reddit users want to replace Steam with #opensource game launcher Project Ascension - great idea

Obama Is Selling the #TPP Trade Deal Just Like Al Gore Sold #NAFTA - & look how what that did to jobs in US & Mexico


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150427 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Prince Charles on brink of ending all fossil fuel investments - @BillGates &@wellcometrust should do the same

#Google tries to win EU friends with €150 million Digital News Initiative fund - blatant, much?

Is #TPP trade deal a massive giveaway to major corporations? An exchange between Obama and Sherrod Brown - guess

If You're Promoting Copyright Without #FairUse, You're Promoting Out And Out Censorship - great analysis

Towards legalised corporate secrecy in the EU? - this is a serious threat: we must fight it now #tradesecrets

#Netneutrality: Commission tries to break deadlock - still sells out unnecessarily on #specialisedservices

Court Orders UK ISPs to Block Popcorn Time Sites - bad: they're coming for the #freesw now...

What should a modern scientific infrastructure look like? - a seriously good, seriously important piece: pl. read

#TTIP Update LI - … As resistance grows, TTIP is increasingly in trouble #TPA #TPP

Fast-track is called 'secretive' because it is - "requires Congress to all but abandon its oversight role" #FTA

#Climatechange could drive air conditioning to boost carbon emissions - something I wondered about too

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


The advantages of RepRap 3D printing on farms - fascinating #3dprinting

#China investiert immer stärker in Deutschland - #DE more vulnerable to big #ISDS claims in any future EU-China FTA

Senior Police Officer Suggests Companies Allowing People To Use Strong #Crypto Are 'Friendly To Terrorists' - er, no

#TTIP should "consistently harmonise regulations upwards in the EU and US" - but that's not on the cards: why not?

Dan Bull's 'Death To ACTA' Video Silenced After Claim From Rapper Who Used The Same Sample - huh?

Don’t forget consumers and patients in the Trans-Pacific Partnership - #TPP #TPA

Report on SMEs and #TTIP deeply flawed - good analysis of yet another shift in the TTIP story

#TTIP "vastly overstates the likely economic gains from the agreement and downplays its potential costs" -

#Crowdsourcing, Citizen Science, and the Law: Legal Issues Affecting Federal Agencies - free epublication

Getting rid of EU territorial restrictions is good for minority languages and creators - fab debunking of geoblocking

The fight against illegal fishing: The EU’s role in a global challenge - a start, but more needed

#Israel responsible for Gaza strikes on UN schools and shelters, inquiry finds - destruction was “beyond description”

Sunday, 26 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150424 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Stop The UK Seal Slaughter - "We ask that fishing operations use non-lethal seal deterrents"

Japanese rice lobby choking progress of #TPP deal with US - not to be underestimated

TUC's Owen Tudor: 'We are totally opposed to #TTIP' - "Our major concern is with #ISDS." #tradesunion

EU claims #TTIP progress - "rules 4 access to pipelines and electricity grids": that's it, after 2 years of talks?

Court finds culprit for Luxleaks scandal: The journalist who broke the story - … shoot the messenger, again...

Liberals furious with Obama’s trade comments - interestinger & interestinger... #TPA #TPP #TTIP

Friday, 24 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150423 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Azerbaijan is playing games with Europe - "massive human rights crackdown as the European Games near"

A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant - wait, what?

If You Really Think #TPP Is About 'Trade' Then Your Analysis Is Already Wrong - important point

NSA spied on EU politicians and companies with help from German intelligence - likely to make #TTIP even less popular

Recording Industry's Latest Plan To Mess Up The Internet: Do Away With Safe Harbors - stunning greed & stupidity

"earlier today the Commission approved 19 pending #GMO applications" - definitely not a pre-#TTIP sell-out, oh no...

"to make as much progress [with #TTIP negotiations] as possible in 2015" - recognition won't be finished in 2015

The downside of “Drill, baby, drill!”—degraded North American ecosystems - "50,000 new wells per year since 2000"

Former CIA head’s no-jail sentence for leaking called “gross hypocrisy” - & that's putting it mildly

Japanese Court Orders Google To Remove Customer Reviews From Its Maps Service -- Globally - this will not end well

EU's approved GMOs mostly glyphosate-resistant - so we're going to have more carcinogens in our plates thanks 2 this?

Compare And Contrast Prosecution And Sentences Of David Petraeus With Government Whistleblowers - shameless

Boozy Farage holds impromptu victory party after poll boost - oh, well, since he's won, no need to vote for him...

Obama: "I keep on hearing people repeating this notion that [TPP]’s ‘secret,’ it’s dishonest" no, you're dishonest

#NZ: "Thousands say NO to Investors’ Rights to Sue" - take anti-democratic #ISDS out of #TPP

#TPP critical for NZ's future trade ... it's a pity the idea hasn't been sold to the public - what utter toffee

here's why there is no geopolitical argument for #TPP: "Chinese Free Trade Is No Threat to American Free Trade" - #NZ

DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To More Efficiently Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption -

Cameron dodges debate with candidate campaigning for NHS - Cameron should see a doctor soon: he's got a yellow belly

U.S., Japan make progress in #TPP talks but no deal seen yet: White House - new, really definite, deadline: 2017..

Thursday, 23 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150422 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

NB: #copyright lobby "assembled the biggest pro-copyright coalition since the 1990s. No name, no launch." -

Senator Ron Wyden: The Free Internet Is a Global Priority - a very odd pitch for his #TPA: can't see it working...

#ISDS Trumps National Laws; Here's How The US Thinks It Can Get Around That - why ISDS must come out of #TTIP, #TPP

Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over #Taiji dolphin hunts - damn right #japan

GM Says That While You May Own Your Car, It Owns The Software In It, Thanks To #Copyright - because, er, piracy???

"515 homicides in England and Wales in 2014, 37 fewer than the previous year and the lowest total since 1977." -

“TTIP won’t lower standards” – let’s break down how - how the "pre-#TTIP" regulatory sell-out has already begun...

Chinese Free Trade Is No Threat to American Free Trade - important analysis: no geopolitical argument for #TPP/#TTIP

Green party plan to limit copyright attacked by writers and artists - sense of entitlement strikes again

Unitary Patent: Why is EU Pushing Itself into Irrelevance? - Has this EU puff-piece been disappeared? #UPC #swpats

Pelosi criticizes Obama-backed trade bill - another big name has doubts #TPA

#TTIP Stakeholder Statement: Protect IP from ISDS - important analysis of the deep problems with #ISDS

Insurers lead moves to include financial services in #TTIP - interesting, but not surprising

Forest protection is about to get a major boost from satellites and AI - that's good

 Folter in Rumänien: Ex-Staatschef Iliescu gibt Existenz von CIA-Gefängnis zu - surprise - not... #torture #ro

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150421 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Barack Obama will not label 1915 massacre of Armenians a #genocide - this man is such a coward #am

Commission changes #TTIP position on cosmetics - "mutual recognition" is out - that's good

Officials accuse @TimmermansEU of delaying EU health, food safety rules - pro-business and anti-public?

How Tor is building a new Dark Net with help from the U.S. military - sounds interesting

Leaked document: #TTIP negotiations under heavy time pressure - great analysis of why #TTIP in trouble everywhere

TTIP: Let them eat cake! - "real danger from #TTIP to sustainable and local food and farmers in Europe."

San Francisco Opposes #TPP Fast Track in New Resolution - good news #TPA (v @remixtures)

Obama Is Poised to Give GMO and Meat Companies Something They've Always Wanted - lucky them #TPP #TTIP

EU envoy not on board with drugmakers in #TTIP - "adequate pricing": adequate??? greed of Big Pharma knows no bounds

Obama & Republicans Agree on #TPP, unfortunately - "should be ripped apart and put back together with public input"

IP Watch’s FOIA Case Seeking Release of USTR Documents from the #TPP Negotiations - let's hope (v @EllieAsksWhy)

Dem leaders lining up against Obama on trade - getting harder and harder... #TPA #TPP #TTIP

A small country but a big nation: how #genocide shaped the #Armenia of today - useful background to issues

Chris Dodd Implies US Gov't Should Go After Wikileaks For Publishing Leaked Sony Emails - the man's a joke

#TTIP: Konzerne reden bei nationalen Gesetzen mit - good analysis of the anti-democratic regulatory mechanism

Intel’s Compute Stick: A full PC that’s tiny in size (and performance) - "$150 with Windows 8.1 and $110 with Ubuntu"

Could EU-US trade deal be extended to Israel? - & would that ban boycott actions as a non-tariff barrier? #TTIP

Will We Let Congress Vote to Fast-Track Secret Trade Deals? - "too sweeping to be coordinated behind closed doors"

Levin to Offer #TPA Substitute to Put #TPP on Right Track - interesting move...

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150420 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Ombudsman: EU must interrogate US on #TTIP #transparency - good interview; shows pressure works (v @olivierhoedeman)

Progressive Coalition: 'Don't Trade Away Our Future' with Fast Track - "absurd so little transparency" #FTA #TPP

Parliament’s opposition to #TTIP arbitration on the rise - 1/2 of EP committees have rejected #ISDS (v @mwarhurst)

WHO Opens Its Database Of Medicines Side Effects To The Public - good, should have been done earlier, though

Canada’s most sacred cows under attack as #TPP takes aim at agriculture - paying the price...

Freihandelsabkommen: 99 Probleme mit #TTIP - "Der Zeitplan für das Handelsabkommen ist kaum noch einzuhalten."

PLEN2, the world’s first printable open-source humanoid 142% funded on Kickstarter -

Under Fire In India, Facebook’s Launches In #Indonesia - #netneutrality

Berlin to finally call 1915 slaughter of Armenians '#genocide' - at last #am

Hosting Companies Threaten To Leave France Over (Yet Another) Surveillance Law. But Where Could They Go? - tricky

Citizens' groups from around the world call on EC to defend #privacy - is @JunckerEU reneging on promises?

The EU claims that #TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards – but is this true? - nope; here's why

#TTIP - denial in face of defeat - good summary of growing, now massive, rejection by public

Young Republicans drafted in from US to boost Conservative election bid - because people want right-wing US policies?

#Opentrials: open knowledge announce plans for open, online database of clinical trials - glad we made this happen

#Geoblocking and #copyright reform outlined in EU document leak - good to have, but more details needed

French Intelligence Bill: French President Hollande to shut down public debate - France, come on, stop this...

Major Record Labels Use Lawsuit Against MP3Skull To Try To Backdoor In #SOPA - important analysis

Our Response To Sony Sending Us A Threat Letter For Reporting On The Company's Leaked Emails - @techdirt shows how

#Israel adds name of murdered Palestinian boy to cemetery wall - small, but good gesture

Anglican and Catholic bishops urge transparency on #TPP - everyone wants to be in at the death

Sony Execs Freaked Out That Its Marketing People Wanted To Use Torrents For Marketing - clueless

#Mexico's 'false' Green party changes political climate for the worse - incredible

#Mozilla Global Digital Campaign Manager - "We are living in a tipping point for the web. You can help shape that."

Monday, 20 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150419 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Protect our health, Stop #Monsanto - EU is officially reassessing #glyphosate as carcinogen: time to drop it

Let's build a Hackerspace in KOSOVO - great new kickstarter project

Australian terror plot: UK police arrest 14-year-old boy in Blackburn - ‘credible terrorist threat’ credible???

Solving the #FreeSoftware Liability Conundrum - Could this approach encourage all sw companies to write better code?

#AU's New Copyright Law Could Be Interpreted To Ban #VPNs - "Glyn Moody is a witch who turned my sister into a newt"

want background to this weekend's #TTIP demos? here are 50 posts charting rise & fall of a bad idea - (links fixed)

"EU participates actively in negotiations supporting an ambitious & open #TiSA" - great: so when can we see texts?

#Holocaust documentary whose horrors remained unseen reaches cinemas – after 70 years - good it's finally being shown

Is Merely Explaining The Streisand Effect To Someone A 'Threat'? - er, hardly

Tech vs. terror: Drones and data fight a new battle against #poachers - great story; let's hope it helps

#TTIP: "Malmstroem ruled out deal by the end of year, but hoped 2 sides could achieve a "skeleton" of final deal." -

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars -  the curse of #copyright strikes again (v @slashdot)#dmca

"Commission’s plan for the explosive #ISDS topic won’t come before September" - so #TTIP's deadline slips yet again..

The Google gold rush - good analysis of changed tech #lobbying landscape in EU

Jane Kelsey: NZ irresponsible to follow Obama's #TPP spin -

Sunday, 19 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150418 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

amazing: 1,701,659 Europeans have signed the Stop #TTIP petition - have you? #ISDS

#NZ Groser - Last 20 percent of #TPP still to be agreed - wow, lots left to do, then; well-worth listening to this...

Saturday, 18 April 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150417 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

NB today: global day of action against bad trade deals #TTIP #CETA #ISDS - do join in - should be fun...  #A18DoA

Bill Introduced To Fix Broken DMCA Anti-Circumvention Rules - we need this in #EU too

want the background to #TTIP for today's meetings? here are 50 posts charting the rise and fall of a bad idea -

#TTIP still a hard sell in Paris - & that's just the politicians; the people hate it even more

#TPP leak shows systemic threat to software freedom - #TTIP just as bad: #ISDS applies 2 everything, retrospectively

amazing: 734 events registered on - about 623 events in Europe.  pl. remember: take lots of pix, & share them #TTIP

do you care about digital rights & online #privacy? course you do.  here's how #TTIP will undermine them:

#ISDS – what’s going on? - I hadn't seen this; sad,@MarietjeSchaake is wrong on just about every point here...

good debunking of all @MarietjeSchaake's claims here: #ISDS #TTIP

don't forget today: global day of action against bad deals #TTIP #CETA #ISDS - do join in - should be fun  #A18DoA

why #ISDS is unnecessary in #TTIP:  according to @EU_Commission's figures, in 2012 total transatlantic investment was €3.1 **trillion**

companies are investing across Atlantic on unmatched scale without #ISDS - see it's just not needed in #TTIP

I'm off: global day of action against bad deals #TTIP #CETA #ISDS - do join in - should be fun  #A18DoA

already clear that more than 100,000 have taken to the streets to protest against #TTIP, #CETA, #TISA - it's another #ACTA revolt #A18DoA

"Dati: one area she intends to look at closely is making the internet giants “criminally liable” for the defence or promotion of terrorism"