Sunday, 29 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151128 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Cats, Chickens & Elephants - best piece about implications of Schrems ruling so far (@juliapowles @StevePeers)

#TTIP: "fear that interests of multinationals are being put before those of citizens" - "will not be agreed soon"

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: Call for evidence - importat: pl. sharpen those digital pencils soon #IPBill Founder Launches Radio Search Service, Talks Copyright - the ever-interesting @mp3michael

#TTIP’s Regulatory Cooperation And The Politics Of ‘Learning’ - important analysis of "regulatory cooperation"

New Circular Economy Package ‘less ambitious’ than axed predecessor - @TimmermansEU's betrayal revealed as expected

EFSA and Member States vs. IARC on #Glyphosate: Has Science Won? - @EFSA_EU's use of secret data is not scientific


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151127 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

CETA could mean chlorinated beef, genetically modified apples and fish in Europe - #CETA is an imminent threat

Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit - good to see them thinking hard about #CRISPR

Beijing residents told to stay inside as smog levels soar - insanity on a vast scale #china #pollution

Saturday, 28 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151126 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP must not block the path to healthy climate action - but it does, it does...

#TTIP will unleash #tarsands and fatally undermine climate efforts -  "TTIP's central mission is to remove NTBs"

Germany’s Supreme Court rules that ISPs can be ordered to block piracy websites - not that it will help.. #copyright

Koncern paliwowy „konsultuje” #TTIP? - just disgraceful #pl

HSBC #whistleblower jailed for 5 years over biggest leak in banking history - absurd: needs praise, not punishment

Paris climate activists put under house arrest using emergency laws - so much for Liberté these days in France...

Friday, 27 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151125 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

UK cancels pioneering £1bn carbon capture and storage competition - #tories break yet another manifesto promise

New York Times slams 'outrageous' Donald Trump for mocking reporter's disability - no comment necessary

UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - gov doesn’t understand how net works

#TTIP talks: EU alleged to have given ExxonMobil access to confidential papers - staggering contempt for public

PM: UK cannot stand aside and let other countries carry the burden - huh? his best argument is others are doing it?

Bernd Lange accepts perverse incentives in ISDS - good analysis; why #ISDS must go, completely, utterly, and finally

Pi Zero: A full Raspberry Pi for just £4 - just amazing; and made possible by free software, remember... #linux

Death on a plate: #TTIP, meat inspection & your food - awful changes coming under #TTIP: get informed, get angry

SMEs want a #TTIP rethink - "We believe that they need to go back to the drawing board, reboot and everything"

Plusnet ignores GCHQ, spits out plaintext passwords to customers - what??? come on,@plusnet, get serious #security

Thanks to the music industry, it is illegal to make private copies of music—again - #copyright strikes again #uk

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151124 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

l’analisi tenta di inquadrare le dimensioni del fenomeno #ISDS - useful backgrounder in Italian #it

Victory in Germany: court rules in favor of the Wikimedia Foundation - common sense prevails

Leaked recording: pollution lobbyists discuss exploiting Syrian refugee crisis - scum

Russian judge shuts down scientology - others please follow

TPP Set to Worsen Food Insecurity in Mexico - nothing for the public but pain #mx

3 Ways the #TPP Will Hurt the Climate—If We Let It Pass - disgraceful betrayal

Trade laws undo local progress on food systems - going backwards #TPP

Strategies for success in the ivory war - good news from Kenya; let's apply it elsewhere if possible

EU-Japan FTA: Why negotiations are far from over - #japan wants old #ISDS - 'cos it knows it can use it against EU

Chinese Company Learns From The West: Builds Up Big Patent Portfolio, Uses It To Sue Apple In China - had to happen

"This is what Cameron said at the start of PMQs about Chris Martin" - nice tribute from Cameron to his Principal PPS

Shipping and aviation emissions are the two elephants in the room - must be included in #COP21 agreement

European Patent Office Threatens Blogger With Defamation Lawsuit For Criticism - #EPO losing it completely

The incredible plan to make money grow on trees - let's hope it works... #REDD+

Wolves return to Poland more than 50 years after being wiped out - exciting; need some in UK too...

Challengers vow to publish Anne Frank diaries as foundation moves to keep control of copyright - ah, #copyright


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151123 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

.@Dell does a Superfish, ships PCs with easily cloneable root certificates - #clueless

#Privacy class action suit against #Facebook reaches Austrian Supreme Court - @maxschrems continues his great work

Another big corporation is flagrantly dodging tax. This must be outlawed - "faith in the state crumbles"

Polish Minster of Agriculture: TTIP is unfavourable for us - Polish farmers would be badly hit by #TTIP #pl

EPO threatens ‘defamatory’ blogger with legal action - incredibly bullying by #EPO, which enjoys diplomatic immunity

Censoring WIPR Article About Censorship by #EPO - this is getting absurd

European Commission, could you at least pretend you’re listening to us? - when it comes to #copyright, it never does

Train passengers stand up against racial abuse of Muslim woman - as things should be

State's Leadership on Healthy Food and Farming at Risk Under Proposed Trade Deals - #TPP

Software Freedom Conservancy must move to a Supporter-driven organization - & it needs help to do so #freesw

Open Insulin - "first open source protocol to produce insulin simply and economicall"; great project, needs support

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151122 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

ISIS Women and Enforcers in Syria Recount Collaboration, Anguish and Escape - great piece of journalism

Three northern white rhinos left worldwide after zoo euthanization - the end of a species draws nearer

How Africa's fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda - great news; meanwhile, UK goes in other direction

UK will speed up purchase of F-35 jets, increase anti-terror budget by 30% - UK adopts kneejerk, idiot plan

Setting the mandate to #NHS England for 2016 to 2017 - closes tonight, pl. respond if you have a moment

UK to buy 9 Boeing patrol planes in £12 billion defence budget boost - hey, 'cos money is coming out of our ears

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151121 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP  poll shows Kiwis don’t buy the Govt’s spin - #NZ "Government doesn’t have a mandate to sign"

Brussels lockdown could last into next week over terror threat - er, isn't this admitting the terrorists have won?

Setting the mandate to #NHS England for 2016 to 2017 - closes tomorrow; I'm doing it online now - pl. respond too

FWIW, here's what I've just sent to the consultation on #NHS England, snark included - pl. respond too if you can


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151120 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

EFF Joins Broad Coalition of Groups to Protest the #TPP in Washington D.C. - upping the pressure

La Justice censure la sortie du magazine belge "Médor"  - 'cos of Mithra Pharmaceuticals (v @olivierhoedeman)

Plants, Electrified: Scientists Just Grew Conductive Wires Inside Real Roses - wow, clever

On the trail of terror - the best foreign correspondent writes best new analysis of the ISIS/Daesh mess I've read

"A clear majority of voters in the latest 3 News Reid Research poll have rejected" #TPP - #NZ

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151119 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

France passes new emergency snooping, censorship law in wake of Paris attacks - sad to see...

#TPP Obama Offers Helping Hand, Companies Give Cash To Support Democrats Backing Trade Pact - pure bribery...

Hillary Clinton Joins The 'Make Silicon Valley Break Encryption' Bandwagon - opportunistic, much? #crypto

#NHS deficit soars to £1.6bn - exactly as the #Tories planned, before claiming that #privatisation was only solution

As Obama heads to Malaysia, human trafficking stance questioned - as it should be... #TPP

WTO puts dolphins at risk - profits before, well, pretty much everything...

Initial Analyses of Key #TPP Chapters - really useful, increasingly detailed as facts emerge

Friday, 20 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151118 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP’s Investment Chapter: entrenching, rather than reforming, a flawed system - useful analysis of text #ISDS

Errors In Scientific Software May Undermine Many Published Results - needs more research (not using computers...)

.@EPP Paris attacks: terrorists would gleefully vote Left - this is just pathetic (v @BrunoBrussels @erikwesselius)

Prospects dim for 2016 #TPP vote - "Republican leaders intend to shelve the deal until after presidential election"

#TTIP in #HU: "höchstens 0,2 Prozent [Wirtschaftswachstum] auslösen würde" - confirms #CEPR: best case close to 0%

Brussels, big energy, and revolving doors: a hothouse for climate change - #COP21

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151117 - … yesterday's tweets as a single page

Walmart’s $10 Smartphone: Better Specs Than Original iPhone - as some of us predicted years ago (v @charlesarthur)

.@Ansip_EU:"We intend to set out our plans for reforming copyright" - hope doesn't include attack on #hyperlinks

Campaigners that exposed VW point finger at Lufthansa, British Airways - completely unacceptable

Trusting corporations to be responsible: A failed EU experiment - & yet #TTIP would give them even more power

EU moves step closer to ban on deep-sea trawler fishing - urgently needed

Swedish Pirates are More Likely to Buy Legal Content - yet more evidence of this correlation

Small Businesses Start To Campaign Against TTIP - important rebuttal to claims of widespread SME support for #TTIP

Elsevier Says Downloading & Content-Mining Licensed Copies Of Research Papers 'Could Be Considered' Stealing - #TDM

UK cops allegedly snooped on journalists to hunt down police whistleblower - surveillance easily abused #IPBill

I’m a nuclear armageddon survivor: Ask me anything - great piece

2015 shatters temperature record as global warming speeds back up - explains why climate denialists are drying up

Britons likely to be worst hit by demands 4 more rigorous border controls after Paris attacks - now imagine #brexit

#TPP signing likely to be in #NZ - after all, who cares what the public thinks?

Obama's drone war 'recruitment tool' for Isis, say US air force #whistleblowers - great to see more stepping forward

New Analysis of #TPP Financial Services Chapter: Fails to Remedy Past Pacts’ Deregulatory Terms -

Former Mexican president says country will legalise all drugs within a decade - it's the only way out... #mx

House Democrats call #TPP 'too big' to pass Congress - "Pocan contended that there is growing opposition"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151116 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TTIP, #TPP, #CETA, #TiSA What impact will they have on Democracy & sustainable development ? - live now...

I was held hostage by Isis. They fear our unity more than our airstrikes - useful comments from someone who knows

#TPP Says Food Health Policies Must Be 'Science-Based,' Except When Would Harm Profits - will this be in #TTIP too?

Despite what the papers say, there’s no evidence ISIS used PS4 to plan Paris attacks - quite; these are the facts

Obama’s trade deal is in trouble - "Republicans are deeply disappointed with the deal " #TPP

Pediatricians say farm use of antibiotics harms children - huge issue; insane

Democracy denied: How the Commission keeps people out of lawmaking - #TTIP is a big part of this move

How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws? - sprinkle that #ISDS magic, & anything is possible

ITC Predicts #TPP Economic Assessment Will Not Be Ready Until May 18 - important if confirmed...

Hundreds of thousands of Texas women attempted self-induced abortion – study - awful - & completely predictable

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151115 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Germany says it will (mostly) stop spying on EU citizens and institutions - as UK ramps up powers to spy on everyone

#SafeHarbour 2.0 framework begins to capsize as January deadline nears - <insert alternative metaphor here>

As Predicted: Encryption Haters Are Already Blaming Snowden (?!?) For The Paris Attacks - #crypto

Another exoplanet weather report: 8,500 km/h winds - this is very clever science

Pure Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation Trying To Pretend Her Father Wrote Her Diary... To Extend Its #Copyright -

Italian court rules modchips are primarily used to play pirated games - #it

Gates Foundation would be $1.9bn better off if it had divested from fossil fuels - so much for his supposed acumen

Scientist Bans Use Of His Software By 'Immigrant-Friendly' Countries, So Journal Retracts Paper About His Software -

Pathological: Surveillance State Defenders Use Their Own Failure In Paris To Justify Mass Surveillance -

#TPP: An Assessment of Commitments and Trade Agreement Enforcement -  "will detrimentally affect the environment"

"biggest prob. not shortage of information about suspects but lack of capacity 2 process that information" - #Paris

as last tweet reinforces, the last thing intelligence services need is more info: adding "hay" to the stack just makes things worse...

Biologists race to save fish from Brazil river contaminated by dam collapse - time 4 enormous fines on @bhpbilliton

Wikileaks has made full text of #TPP searchable including annexes -

After Paris Attacks, Here’s What the CIA Director Gets Wrong About Encryption - last quote from this piece

Monday, 16 November 2015

Sunday, 15 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151113 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Flush the #TPP - Schedule for November 14 -18; Mobilization good to see people organising here

Massive Turnout of Kiwis say ‘#TPP: Don’t Sign’ - "it’s becoming clear that  deal as is bad as we’ve been expecting"

We asked young Afghan seeking a new life in Europe to take pictures of journey from Turkey to Switzerland. - amazing

Leval On Fair Use And Google Books: A Sketch Of A Story - great report of what sounds a fascinating lecture

Thomas Piketty calls for investors to divest from fossil fuels ahead of climate talks - #COP21

Saturday, 14 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151112 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Germany protests to US on lack of transparency in #TTIP trade talks -

FCC: We aren’t banning DD-WRT on Wi-Fi routers - well, that's good

Obama Faces a Tough Road with #TPP Trade Deal -

"A Very Big Mistake": Stiglitz Slams Obama for #TPP - "this is about who makes the rules of trade" people, or corps?

Meet the architect who wants to return Mexico City to its ancient lakes - fab idea

Utah Senator, Crucial Ally for the Pacific Rim Trade Deal, Is Now Its Main Hurdle - interesting #TPP

Stop the firest and save #Indonesia's forests - truly, a crime against humanity

'Tyranny has gone': Kurds and Yazidis celebrate recapture of Sinjar from Isis - hope it's the start of ISIS collapse

Brazil's slow-motion environmental catastrophe unfolds - these companies just don't care #BHPBilliton

Letter to Prime Minister and Ministers re: Access to medicines & #TPP - #CA

Friday, 13 November 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 151111 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

#TPP text summaries on corporate rights, medicines, environment, labour and more - from @AFTINET

Microsoft is building data centres in Germany that the US government can’t touch - clever move #cloudcomputing

ISPs say the “massive cost” of #SnoopersCharter will push up UK broadband bills - will also wreck UK sw industry..

EU Commission #ISDS proposal attacked by MEPs and campaigners - "putting lipstick on a particularly unpopular pig."

Neue TiSA-Dokumente: Protokolle der Lobby-Treffen seit 2012 - shining a little sunlight on #TISA

US State legislators ‘shocked’ by EU trade deal implications - people are beginning to wake up to #TTIP

Have your say on Freedom of Information - easy way to fill in UK FOI consultation - takes 10 minutes

Head Of House Judiciary Committee Dines With MPAA, Joins Their Fundraiser, Following LA Copyright Hearing -

"Economic feasibility” provides #TPP members with a crucial loophole against SPS measures that are science-based"

last tweet shows that much-ballyhooed "science-based" standards thrown over by profit considerations; true for #TPP, also for #TTIP?