Saturday, 31 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151029 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#CA Judge Says Asking For A Copy Of A Legally-Obtained But Paywalled Article Is Circumvention - #copyright madness

U.S. wary of EU proposal for investment court in trade pact - well, that's awkward for the EU, no? #ISDS

Deutsche Telekom chief causes uproar over net neutrality - dancing on #netneutrality's corpse while it's still warm

UK police push for powers to access your Web browsing history for the last year - of course they do #surveillance

Tory MP's filibuster blocks bill to give carers free hospital parking - let's hear it for the kind man Philip Davies

Friday, 30 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151028 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Indonesia fires: Widodo visits haze-hit zone as country becomes worst polluter - awful; tackle it, #id

UK government: We don’t want backdoors, just access to all communications - is that asking for so much...? #crypto

Thursday, 29 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151027 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Indonesia 'not ready' to join #TPP - "president's statement was just a form of politeness as a guest" #id

Too hot to work: #climatechange 'puts south-east Asia economies at risk' - maybe this will concentrate some minds

New legal move to prevent #Japan from whale hunting in Antarctic - excellent

Is #ISDS legal? A plea for EU judges to check - surely,@EU_Commission would like to know?

It’s still illegal to rip DVD and Blu-ray discs for personal use in the US - Jailbreaking of some stuff now allowed

#Oracle now keeps all EU data within EU borders to avoid #SafeHarbour problems - this will be the norm, soon...

UK opposition to farming emissions cuts 'could cost thousands of lives' - "in defiance of its own experts’ advice"

UK gov. rules out backdoors - "still wanted tech companies to be able to unscramble "targeted" data" </facepalm>

#Spotify reduces piracy, cuts into digital track sales - to reduce illegal downloads, just offer good legal services

How can you write an #openaccess encyclopedia in a closed access world? - San Francisco, today

Stiglitz: Under #TPP, Polluters Could Sue U.S. for Setting Carbon Emissions Limits - & they will, rest assured

big: Froman tells UK: No to EU means no to trade deal - thus annihilating one supposed "justification" for #brexit

#Snowden, #surveillance and public relations - good analysis of #GCHQ's dangerous charm offensive (v @Thomas_Drake1)

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151026 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

listening to #netneutrality debate, it's clear there are 10 kinds of MEPs: those who understand digital technology, and those who don't....

still time: EU #netneutrality goes on the chopping block today. Here’s how to fix it - pl. contact your MEPs now

MI5 #surveillance techniques, costing millions, revealed in collapsed court case - time for UK gov to grow up

15-year-old boy arrested in connection with #TalkTalk data breach - oh, look: probably not "terrorists" after all...

it seems we absolutely must do #TTIP, regardless of its deep harms to democracy, because of, er, MRI machines -

#TTIP: Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon and Natalie Bennett sign appeal to exempt #NHS from trade deal -

Leaked TAFTA/#TTIP Chapter Shows EU Breaking Its Promises On The Environment - proof @EU_Commission can't be trusted

Germany 2 begin investigating legality of EU-US data transfers immediately - things moving quickly post #SafeHarbour

#netneutrality is currently dying in the European Parliament…

Senate Rejects All CISA Amendments Designed To Protect Privacy, Reiterating That It's A Surveillance Bill - not good

#Netneutrality: EU votes in favour of Internet fast lanes and slow lanes - majority of MEPs let down EU public

Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151024 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Here's what I've sent to MEPs, asking them to save #NetNeutrality in EU - EU citizens, pl. write today

Hymns ring out over Uluru on 'bittersweet' handover anniversary - interesting background #au

#ISDS in #TTIP is illegal, claim lawyers - but getting it struck down will be hard (v @wendycockcroft)

#Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party - anyone know its views on #TTIP? #pl

Why Europe’s #netneutrality plan is more controversial than US rules - interesting & useful comparison

Monday, 26 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151024 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Here's what I've just sent to MEPs, asking them to save #NetNeutrality in EU - EU citizens, pl. write today

Hymns ring out over Uluru on 'bittersweet' handover anniversary - interesting background #au

#ISDS in #TTIP is illegal, claim lawyers - but getting it struck down will be hard (v @wendycockcroft)

#Poland lurches to right with election of Law and Justice party - anyone know its views on #TTIP? #pl

Sunday, 25 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151023 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Russian Experiment Tried -- And Failed -- To Block Citizens' Access To The Rest Of Internet - but they'll get there

#TPP sets limit on corporate suits - first I've heard of this #ISDS

Stunning island nation of Palau will make most of its seas a huge sanctuary - great news

Powerful pesticide lobby attacks bee-saving regulations at #TTIP talks - another imminent sell-out by #EU?

Geographical Indications in #TTIP: An Impossible Task - good analysis from @CatoInstitute #GI

Abdel en vrai - Le traité transatlantique ( #TTIP / TAFTA ) - "aura un effet catastrophique"

Artist Ai Weiwei banned from using Lego to build Australian artwork - @LEGO_Group, you are pathetic

US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts - *all* ships need stricter rules against pollution

Xi Jinping protesters arrested and homes searched over London demonstrations -  "holding two A4 sheets of paper"

Saturday, 24 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151022 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

There’s outrage over steel, but we should be furious over #solarpower - good analysis of rank government stupidity

good piece on realities of #solarpower in homes - and utter stupidity of tories' cuts to sector - (v @codfather)

urgent: EU #netneutrality goes on the chopping block next week: Here’s how to fix it - pl. write to your MEPs now

Easily Hacked Tea Kettle Latest To Highlight Pathetic Internet Of Things 'Security' - yup

NSA security advisory sparks concern of cryptoapocalypse - interesting & important #crypto

gosh, someone has sent me, which contains "a full range of fiscal business to help in your trade progress". how kind

Keep the Humpback Whale Protected Under Endangered Species Act - it's the least we can do for them...

Confidential files on El Salvador human rights stolen after legal action against CIA - can't think who would do that

#China's Ministry Of Culture Joins Social Media, Immediately Inundated With 100,000 Hostile Comments - shoops

#TTIP: EU negotiators appear to break environmental pledge in leak - @EU_Commission breaks its word, as expected

#TTIP  leak exposes EU's failure 2 protect our air, water, health - Sierra Club Publishes Analysis of Trade Document

Leaked EU "Sustainable Development" doc Fails 2 Protect Environment from Threats of #TTIP - shame on @EU_Commission

that leak proves that @EU_Commission wants weak protection for environment, but strong protection for investors - says it all about #TTIP

Thursday, 22 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151021 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe awarded 'China's Nobel peace prize' - go home, China, you're drunk...

S&D Group set blacklist for companies that disregarded invitation from TAXE Special Committee - #tax #eu  

Familial #DNA Searches May Make You Think Twice About Signing Up With Private Genetic Services - police want access

Ministers urged to introduce 'sugar tax' in leaked childhood obesity report - Hunt damaging our health again...

From #ISDS to ICS: Still a long way to go - only one place for both: in the rubbish bin (of history) #TTIP #CETA

#London’s next-gen TX5 black cab will be a plug-in hybrid - nice; can't wait to use them

here's @EU_Commission lowering standards with #TTIP again - "treat restrictions on bee-killing pesticides as" NTBs

PM Cateriano: Save the Sierra del Divisor - "beautiful, far-flung piece of the Amazonian rainforest is under threat"

French “Digital Republic” Public Consultation: Towards a Citizens-First Software Society? - nice #opensource '#fr

#TTIP: „Aus unserer Sicht sollten die Parlamente in den Prozess der gemeinsamen Regulierung involviert sein.“ - nice

#Cisa amendment would allow US to jail foreigners for crimes committed abroad - so US will be fine other way around?

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151020 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

how #TTIP threatens the sustainable development goals - excellent, detailed analysis, lots of references #SDGs

Anger at Netanyahu claim Palestinian grand mufti inspired Holocaust - the man's a lunatic - a dangerous one

#TTIP: The Hidden Dangers of "regulatory cooperation" - the Morning Star, but the points are valid

Microsoft wants US government to obey EU privacy laws - this is very bold stuff from @microsoft #safeharbour

Dyson accuses Bosch of cheating on vacuum cleaner efficiency tests - many more such accusations to come, I think #vw

#Diesel cars emit up to 4 times more toxic pollution than a bus - outrageous; companies. must be forced to clean up

UK Goes Full Orwell: Government To Take Children Away From Parents If They Might Become Radicalized - shameful

Help Ken Starks deliver computers to deprived children - a good cause that deserves help

EU TTIP Steam - "Account dedicated to busting the myths and evaporating the propaganda of the EU #TTIP Team" ha!

#TTIP "wird das Maßstäbe setzen", sagte Merkel - yes, of transnational corporates - that's the problem

Catherine Beard: Dispute provisions in #TPP to protect New Zealand's sovereignty - spectacularly wrong

here's why: "Catherine has spent the last 20 years as a lobbyist and advocate for several industries..."

"...including on climate change issues for the energy-intensive sector." uh-huh

Free trade deal sold us a monopoly - #TPP "is step in wrong direction." #pharma

Will Pharma Overreach in #TPP Create A Movement for Access to Medicines? - interesting thought


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151018 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Los servicios públicos entran en las negociaciones del pacto transatlántico - #TTIP #publicservices

UK Government Open Source Office deal set to provide major savings - good news; more please

#TTIP-Leak: publishing a report on the 10th negotiation round - always good to have

City A.M. now blocks content if users have ad-blocking software installed - just desktop #Firefox for this test...

German parliament passes new, comprehensive #dataretention law - still faces many challenges, not least legal #de

Documentary: #TTIP: Might is Right - good, approachable English-language film about #ISDS and its threats to sovereignty

Diffamierung des #TTIP-Protests: Einige Hinweise zu „heimlichen Anführern“  - good analysis of desperate mudslinging

The #TPP Can Still Be Stopped - let's hope so..

Council of Canadians is prepared to push the new Liberal government on key campaign areas - that's good #TPP

Ireland promises “quick investigation” of legality of data transfers to US - death of #SafeHarbour draws closer

Monday, 19 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151018 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Labour warns Cameron over draft #surveillance and ​anti-terror laws - well, that's potentially an improvement

Letter to MEPs of LIBE Committee: Do Not Jeopardize Our Freedom of Speech - dangerous moves

Facebook will now notify you if you’re the target of a state-sponsored attack - good to see

Leaked Documents Show #TTIP Negotiations in Deadlock on Most Issues - "deal is unlikely to be enacted" under Obama

#Alibaba Offers to Buy Chinese Online Video Service #Youku #Tudou for $3.6 Billion - big money, big deal

Massenüberwachung: EU-Abgeordnete fordern Kommission zum Handeln auf - but they won't...

Health Canada Threatens To Sue Doctor If He Reveals Whether Clinical Trials Data Shows A Drug Is Safe Or Effective -

Errors revealed at Chinese nuclear firm seeking to invest in UK plants - oh, great...

The Problem With Tying Health Care To Trade - great, detailed analysis of #TPP's fundamental problems for the poor

#TTIP: Wir veröffentlichen ein Protokoll der 10. Verhandlungsrunde - "„Nachhaltigkeit“ stand nicht auf der Agenda."

Die Story im Ersten: Konzerne klagen - Wir zahlen - kudos to @DasErste: @BBCNews barely even knows what #ISDS is

fab report: Die Story im Ersten: Konzerne klagen - Wir zahlen - after this, #ISDS should be dead in #DE #TTIP #CETA

.@BBC Blocks VPN Access To Its On-Demand Service, Even From UK - clueless, as ever...

#TTIP 11th round: Liveblog aus Miami - "Warum wird da separat verhandelt? Und was kam raus?"

#publicservices *are* included in #TTIP according to @elpais_espana - is report true,@MalmstromEU?(v @encovert)

NAFTA panel could rule on investor-state challenge this month - another one against #Canada #ISDS

UKIP Euro MP claims he was led into a ‘windowless cell’ & threatened with a fine 4 disclosure of #TTIP agreement -

but: "he might be tempted to break the [gag] if agricultural unions or the media were willing to fully compensate him for the fine" #TTIP

Sunday, 18 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151017 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Chinese "are practiced at the brilliant complexity of British hypocrisy" - ha! #china

Prospect of #TTIP already undermining EU food standards, say campaigners - as already happened with neutered #FQD

The British spy: how our national obsession led to Bond and Smiley - I fear this is why Brits so tolerant of #GCHQ

Indigenous Canadians take leading role in battle against tar sands pipeline - self-interest, but laudable too #ca

#TTIP is a ‘revolution against international law’, says UN Expert - he's right, you know; find out why...

Former Qatari PM tries to use diplomatic immunity to halt torture case - denies it, but wants to use immunity; right

The #TPP’s one-way ratchet - "wrong way to manage our international trade and investment" #AU

Urge Belize to Protect its Marine Parks from Oil and Gas Mining - this would be madness


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151016 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Obama administration blocks new oil drilling in the Arctic - well, that's something...

Revealed: how #UK targets #Saudis for top contracts - sad to see...

California mudslides leave state reeling as hundreds of cars remain stuck - welcome to our climate future...

Parents fatally whipped teen who wanted to quit church, US court hears - ah, yes, christian love...

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’ - "were eventually left in a genetically exhausted state"

The #TPP’s one-way ratchet - "wrong way to manage our international trade and investment" #AU

"There is a sense that Jeremy Hunt's patience is wearing a little thin" - unbelievably biased reporting,@BBCNews

Saturday, 17 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151015 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

As Paris talks approach, not even Donald Trump's fringe can hide desperation of climate science denialists -

EU agri-food industries draw ‘red lines’ in #TTIP battle - seems US isn't so keen on removing tariffs after all...

UK High Court rules #Uber’s app is legal in London, is not a “taximeter” - taximeters require The Knowledge

German elephant hunter will be named and shamed, vows Zimbabwe taskforce - damn right...

Mustapa: #TPP documents will be public soon - "in a week or two”. big if true... #my

#Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees - "added element of hypothermia" #sick

#Canada election: how Stephen Harper’s fossil fuel gamble may have backfired - let's hope he is punished by voters

#Facebook implements strong encryption, fortifies the platform for human rights - interesting #PGP

.@mmasnick: Our Response To White House's Request For Comments On Its Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategy -

Friday, 16 October 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151014 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland gets another green light from Coalition - shameful; must be stopped #au

Fallout from EU-US #SafeHarbour ruling will be dramatic and far-reaching - will affect #TTIP, #TISA, UK spying...

"final decision on any trade deal will rest with European Parliament" - but no changes, only a "yes/no" vote #TTIP

Here's the #TPP Timeline - … v useful roundup of the situation in each country