Sunday, 31 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160130 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Americans will no longer know which country their meat has come - #TTIP could bring same to #EU

Here is the weather forecast for the next five years: even hotter - "upward trend of temperatures will continue"

Mapping Mongolian Music - excellent

Yet More #TPP Studies Predict Slim Economic Gains, Highlight Dubious Underlying Assumptions - there's nothing there

Κ. Κούνεβα: «Να πάρουν θέση τα κράτη μέλη του Ευρωπαϊκού Οργανισμού Ευρεσιτεχνίας» - (v @schestowitz)

The science behind a good cup of coffee - interesting facts

#TTIP transparency farce as Germany opens MP reading room - & it took *30 months* to achieve even that


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160129 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Gov. Rick Snyder: "It is just a few IQ points. ... It is not the end of the world.” - man should be in prison #Flint

British pilot killed by elephant poachers in Tanzania - “a great guy, a great friend, a great pilot”

Saturday, 30 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160128 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

¿Por qué el #TTIP no creará empleos? - great explanation of why predicted benefits are implausible #CGE

EU people: Say no to government surveillance of your travels - #PNR

Even after years of #TTIP talks, new study still unable to point to any major benefits - going nowhere fast #ISDS

6 Grisly Facts Trophy Hunters Don't Want You to Know (Cecil Is the Least of It) - deeply sick individuals

El #TTIP, la nueva amenaza para autónomos y pymes - "transformaciones económicas poco positivas para autónomos"

La firma del #TTIP supondría subidas salariales vergonzosas para los españoles, según un estudio de Amchan EU -

#Zika in Texas? 'We have the perfect storm to allow virus to flourish' - interesting role played by discarded tyres

Young gorillas seen dismantling poachers' traps for the first time - wow; let's hope they spread the word fast...

When Even The Wall Street Journal Calls Out The USTR's Misleading Propaganda About The #TPP... -

Rubio warns that action on climate would ‘destroy’ the economy - unlike #climatechange... #idiot

Thursday, 28 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160127 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

#Kuwait Creating Mandatory DNA Database Of All Citizens, Residents -- And Visitors - I shan't be going there, then

#Japan's Economy Minister Amari to Resign Over Graft Scandal - main #TPP man, but probably won't have much effect

"both sides need to be willing to give & take" - Mr Fjellner willing to sacrifice sovereignty 4 sake of a deal #TTIP

Pakistan Orders ISPs To Block 429,343 Websites Completely, Because There's Porn On The Internet - I'm shocked...#pk

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160126 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

World heritage forests burn as global tragedy unfolds in Tasmania - "This is what #climatechange looks like." #AU

Ban Ki-moon calls Israeli settlement expansion an 'affront' to the world - "violence born of Palestinians’ despair"

Watch Out for the Coming TAFTA/#TTIP "Science-Based" Negotiating Trick [Updated] - already started, as I predicted

#TTIP threatens EU environmental goals, green business leaders warn - businesses see the dangers too

Tails 2.0 is out - increasingly-important anti-surveillance tool

Death of Mentally Ill Inmate Locked in Hot Shower Until His Skin Fell Off Ruled Accidental - no words

Nest Thermostat Goes From 'Internet Of Things' Darling To Cautionary Tale - quite #IoT

What a Misleading Chart on U.S. Trade Looks Like - truly; well spotted @WSJ #TPP

'Rally for democracy': Anti-Trans Pacific Partnership hikoi planned - #TPP

Don't rush into TPP, US critic tells Kiwis - quite #NZ

Analyst: Trans-Pacific Partnership 'unlikely to go ahead' - #TPP #NZ

Writer Claims Libel, Copyright Infringement When Screencap Of Her Tweet Is Used In An Online Article - fascinating

Tbilisi to reopen opera house that has survived tsars, Soviets and civil war - ძალიან კარგი #ge

Medium Stands Up To Malaysia's Attempt To Take Down Investigative Reporting; Gets Entire Site Blocked In Malaysia -


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160125 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Big Pharma’s worst nightmare - that's @jamie_love, of course; good profile & explanation of Big Pharma's culpability

'I didn't wanna believe it either': Rapper BoB insists Earth is flat - why is @guardian giving space to this moron?

Glyn Moody - Trade deals: what are we trading away? - slides from my talk in Warsaw last week #TTIP #TPP #CETA #PD

Better Regulation: #TTIP under the Radar? - excellent explanation of EU's de-regulatory agenda; pl. read and RT

#TTIP "regulatory approaches in future based on stronger science & evidence" - i.e. "we'll use secret industry data"

Die CETA-Uhr tickt: stoppt #CETA jetzt! - "wenn eine rote Linie überschritten ist, muss die SPD nein sagen!"

#Brazil is 'badly losing' the battle against #Zika virus, says health minister - sadly, just start of global problem

Even #Microsoft’s Windows Phone chief is using an iPhone - *nobody* uses a Windows Phone these days...

#TTIP: la gobernanza corporativa - "auténtico golpe de estado de las corporaciones a las democracias occidentales"

Peterson Institute Study Shows #TPP Will Lead to $357 Billion Increase in Annual Imports - great takedown

Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160124 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Poll shows growing support for striking junior doctors - people are waking up to government lies #NHS

EU-US deal: a “knock-out punch” for European farming - EU farmers biggest losers under #TTIP

Is the mysterious PGP message in latest ISIS video a threat, a taunt, or a trick? - will Western govs fall for it?

Court ordered Disclosure of the Negotiating Documents of KorUS FTA - nice - rare - FOI win in south korea

EU "should avoid precautionary regulations that limit the collection and use of data" - yeah, no precautions, eh?

#Zika virus likely to spread throughout the Americas, says WHO - this is what #climatechange drives

The #Zika virus foreshadows our dystopian climate future - here's why...

Open Letter to Canadians on #TPP from Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade - interesting

Chinese Firm Now Owns The Rights To Tiananmen Square Tank Man Photo; What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - #copyright...

"Essentially Equivalent" - big legal analysis of why privacy & data
protection in US is good enough for EU transfers

South Africa imposes year-long leopard hunting ban for 2016 - well done, #southafrica

Sunday, 24 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160123 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

“I’m not sure anyone did more to educate public about SOPA than Techdirt” - good profile of indispensable @mmasnick 

#TTIP explained: The secretive US-EU treaty that undermines democracy - from last year, but not much has changed

expert peer-reviewed analyses of different aspects of #TPP - these look useful


Glyn Moody o #TTIP: Umowa handlowa pomiędzy UE i USA zagraża europejskiej kulturze rolniczej -,moody-ttip-zagrozenie-dla-europejskiej-kultury-rolniczej.html #pl

Proposed Canada pipeline project would threaten US tribal rights, lawyer says - great endeavour #tarsands

Sarah Palin & Donald Trump - Country EDM Remix - I can't stop watching this...utterly fab #heehaw

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160119 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

More plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 - "create plastics that can be both recycled and composted"

'More Realistic' Modelling Of TPP's Effects Predicts 450,000 US Jobs Lost, Contraction Of Economy - #TPP a disaster

Here is how #TTIP threatens small businesses in the UK - "As 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year I am firmly against TTIP"

Thanks to TPP, Canada Could Get Caught in Global Privacy Battle - #TPP incompatible with future EU data laws

Contribution à l'étude de la mauvaise foi gouvernementale en matière de Communs - unbelievably backward on #commons

Commission: End of January 'not a formal deadline' for #SafeHarbour - growing panic in the corridors of Brussels...

100 Geeks Open-Source Prototyping a Fossil Free, Zero Waste Society - sounds interesting

Putin’s top Internet adviser seems to own a piracy torrent site - friends in high places #russia

What's The Difference Between 'Mass Surveillance' & 'Bulk Collection'? Does It Matter? - what CCTV in your bedroom?

map of the known marches in Latin America this Friday 22 January against #TPP -

UK gov: Call for views on cross-border portability of digital services - submission by 12 February (steep...)

The #TPP Hands Control Over Trade To The World's Wealthiest - "Pull the plug on the #TPP and #CETA."

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160118 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

You thought #ISDS was bad? #TTIP’s “regulatory cooperation” is even worse. - democracy under serious threat

UK terrorism law breaches human rights, court rules in #Miranda case - also narrows definition of "terrorism"

Międzynarodowe seminarium: Global Investment Impacts 2016 - Pałac Kultury i Nauki, pl. Defilad 1, Warszawa #pl #TTIP

#TTIP: will UK government agree to pass massive powers to transnational capital? -

Business Against #TTIP - new group "to express our grave concerns about the secretly negotiated EU-US trade deal"

Psy hits 100 million views for the fourth time - well done him

In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy - "It’s a small taste of what could come under the #TPP." & #TTIP

#TPP Will Cost #Canada 58,000 Jobs, Won’t Grow Economy - says new econometric model

When Corporations Sue Countries, No One Wins - "Governments will hesitate to enact legislation" #ISDS

Monday, 18 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160117 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

European Parliament study : Comparison of the EU Service Offers for the #TTIP and #TiSA Negotiations -

Anne Frank's diary caught in fierce European copyright battle - this is the pettiness that #copyright begets...

Studie zu #TTIP: Die Lobbyistenträume sind längst Wirklichkeit - "Was TTIP-Gegner fürchten, ist bereits Praxis"

Another US ag-gag law outlawing data collection challenged in court - law's existence proves how bad animal abuse is

Bigger Story Behind Killing of Cecil the Lion - Safari Club International is waging a stealth war on wildlife; sick

Denmark broke world record for wind power in 2015 - compare & contrast with buffoons running UK.... #renewables

Sunday, 17 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160116 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Oregon militia's behavior increasingly brazen, public property destroyed - but they're white gun nuts, so no problem

England's marine conservation zones nearly doubles - but "no real protection from destructive dredging and trawling"

Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution - unacceptable that it's getting worse...

Big business orders its pro-TTIP arguments from these think tanks - important analysis, great work #TTIP

 Czech translation of our most popular article, "The Promise of a Post-#Copyright World".  - spread the word

In Song, a Remnant of China’s Former Imperial Language - don't miss: a song in #Xibe, last remnant of #Manchu


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160115 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

the brave new world of cyber warfare - an article that uses "cyber" 29 times is a parody of itself

Campbell's Decision to Label GMOs Destroys #Monsanto's Main Argument Against Labeling - important move

12-year-old girl suspended because she lent her inhaler to a gasping classmate - staggering stupidity

Saturday, 16 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160114 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Renationalise our UK railways - privatisation hasn't worked

Chrystia Freeland won't commit yet to Feb. 4 #TPP signing - "We're very much not there yet" #canada

Renegotiation of #TPP not possible: #CA Trade Minister - that's not what US Republicans are saying (v @StuJT) #CETA

Under #TTIP, “Unfair competition will ruin European farmers." - "ignores needs of small & medium-sized businesses"

#NZ Newspaper: An 'Honor' To Welcome Small Pacific Rim Countries As They Sign Away Much Of Their Sovereignty - #TPP

Friday, 15 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160113 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Top European court to snooping governments: Mass #surveillance needs judicial oversight - watch out, UK.... #echr

Climate change disaster is biggest threat to global economy in 2016, say experts - maybe UK gov should listen

“UK doesn’t do mass surveillance,” claims Theresa May in bid for new Snooper’s Charter - yeah, riiight

"Das deutsche Parlament sollte über Verträge wie #TTIP mitentscheiden" - (v @Liese_Mueller) "einhellige Ergebnis"

Snooper's charter: cafes and libraries face having to store Wi-Fi users' data - unworkable, & huge security risk

French government rejects crypto backdoors as “wrong solution” - can we have @axellelemaire as Home Secretary, pl?

World Bank Report: #TPP Will Bring Negligible Economic Benefit To US, Canada And Australia - so why bother?

Copyright Blocking Security Research: Researchers Barred From Exploring Leaked Archive - (c) making us insecure

#TPP: It's too soon to celebrate signing of this "free trade" deal - "polls suggest a majority don't much like it"

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160112 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Obama expected to push Congress to pass #TPP - "faces a tough fight in building support in Congress to pass deal"

To stop UK floods: plant trees, and stop shooting beavers - absurd to do anything else

Time to toss out toxic investment chapters from trade deals - no "reforms" - just bin #ISDS now (v @Cecile_Toubeau)

EPA Science Advisors Balk at Fracking Study - not as safe as EPA claims

Employers may monitor your personal Internet use at work, top European court rules - if you have been warned not to

David Mundell, Scotland secretary, comes out as gay - "to acknowledge in public as well as in private, who I am"

Floods: Protect homes, not nature, Cameron orders officials - idiot: you protect homes by working *with* nature

#TPP signing an honour, let's respect it - "precise terms have survived scrutiny so far": ignorant rubbish #NZ

Israel says Swedish foreign minister is 'not welcome' in country - also: "hit out at the flogging of Raif Badawi"

Theresa May refuses to say whether UK spies access medical data - so that's a "yes", then... #IPBill (v @aral)

Hateful Eight Pirated Leak Harms Film All The Way To Box Office Records - because piracy often amounts to marketing

Settlement Reached In Class Action Lawsuit Against Rightscorp For Robocalls - interesting details

Secrecy on #TPPsigning aims to thwart protest - "deal they admit is already far below their original bottom lines"

EU and US poised to lift Iranian sanctions this weekend - great news for lots of reasons #iran

Pope Francis to join Google's Eric Schmidt in rare tech industry meeting - </insert witty joke here>


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160111 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Journalists and whistleblowers protected under new Trade Secrets Directive - that's welcome #tradesecrets

"ISDS is a tool to implement the law, not one to make or change it" - no, that is what *national* courts are for

Reg cooperation is not about lowering protection but making regs more compatible - but main way is levelling *down*

"EU regulators will not be forced into unilaterally abandoning precautionary principle" - 'cos doing it *willingly*:

"European Commission has launched a range of initiatives to increase transparency" - sure, more transparency than before, still limited

"public debate around important #TTIP should be based on evidence and facts"; what, like this?

Wrong kind of sunlight delays Southeastern trains in London - "Leaves on the line. Wrong snow. Now sunshine!"

Patents On Presentation Of Information Excluded In EU, But Germany Granted A Patent On A Graphical User Interface -

Bauxite mining moratorium could land Malaysia in trouble under #TPP, says law professor - #ISDS

The hostile use of civilian #drones in the UK, and what to do about it - should we use lasers or bean bags?

Ministry says alterations to #TPP could cost #NZ up to $55 million a year - of course, here's what public gets

"Transparency is the cornerstone of a legitimate and accountable ISDS system" - nope: #ISDS is *never* legitimate

#TPP death sentence 4 Indigenous Rights - "not the world our tupuna envisioned for us when they signed Te Tiriti."

WaPo Contributor Finally Admits He's a Shill for Fossil Fuel Industry on Climate Change - surprise...not

For More Than 50 Years, DuPont Concealed the Cancer-Causing Properties of Teflon - fewer regs needed? I think not...

Toddler walking to nursery by herself led off-duty policeman to mother's body - pognant story

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160110 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Trade negotiators won’t face the truth: investors don’t need special treatment - #ISDS an affront to democracy

Jihadist tech magazine shows would-be terrorists how to avoid surveillance - & why backdoored crypto won't help

The billions made by lawyers when multinationals put countries in the dock - good, detailed backgrounder on #ISDS

Antibiotic resistance looms as serious threat to health - this is deeply troubling... #china #farmers

Once Again, Piracy Is Destroying The Movie Industry... To Ever More Records At The Box Office -

David Bowie Wasn't Just An Incredible Music Visionary, But An Internet & Business Model Visionary Too -

The real open source Theremin on Arduino - very cool

petition asking the U.S. Trade Representative to fairly and honestly evaluate the economic impact of #TPP -

Say “Cyber” again—Ars cringes through CSI: Cyber - ha!

Sunday, 10 January 2016


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160109 - yesterday's tweets as a single page

Heavily armed men offer 'security' for Oregon militia - but still not as threatening as boy shot for holding toy gun

Spoken Sanskrit - fascinating - more widespread than I thought... #linguistics

Stellarium 0.14.2 Open Source Planetarium Software Gets List of Dwarf Galaxies - fab

Pirates Fail to Prevent $38 Billion Box Office Record - could it be piracy *increases* industry income? it could...

Mass Privatization and Britain’s Spiralling Public Debt - staggering how Osborne has got away with this... #UK

even US Department Of Agriculture predicts in its study that #TTIP will be a disaster for EU #farmers - 

In 2016, let's hope for better trade agreements - and the death of #TPP - "sets up a race to the bottom" #ISDS

Argentinian president under fire for 'anti-democratic' decrees - hardly a good start... #ar

The Afghan Geniza -  “a trove of Jewish documents nearly a millennium old" #linguistics

Copyright Industry Rhetoric Ignores The Existence Of #Linux & #Wikipedia - should be impossible - now indispensable