Wednesday, 13 January 2016

160112


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 160111 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2016/01/160111.html yesterday's tweets as a single page

Journalists and whistleblowers protected under new Trade Secrets Directive - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-society/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" - http://www.allianceforresponsiblecommerce.com/en/myths no, that is what *national* courts are for

Reg cooperation is not about lowering protection but making regs more compatible - http://www.allianceforresponsiblecommerce.com/en/myths but main way is levelling *down*

"EU regulators will not be forced into unilaterally abandoning precautionary principle" - 'cos doing it *willingly*: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/05/eu-dropped-plans-for-safer-pesticides-because-of-ttip-and-pressure-from-us/

"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? https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151231/08133333210/us-department-agriculture-taftattip-study-small-gains-us-losses-eu.shtml

Wrong kind of sunlight delays Southeastern trains in London - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/12/wrong-kind-of-sunlight-delays-southeastern-trains-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 - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160108/09240633281/patents-presentation-information-excluded-eu-germany-has-just-granted-patent-graphical-user-interface.shtml

Bauxite mining moratorium could land Malaysia in trouble under #TPP, says law professor -  http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/bauxite-mining-moratorium-could-land-malaysia-in-trouble-under-tpp-says-law #ISDS

The hostile use of civilian #drones in the UK, and what to do about it - http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/01/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 - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11572838 of course, here's what public gets

"Transparency is the cornerstone of a legitimate and accountable ISDS system" - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1278 nope: #ISDS is *never* legitimate

#TPP death sentence 4 Indigenous Rights - http://business.scoop.co.nz/2016/01/08/the-tppa-is-a-death-sentence-for-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 - http://www.alternet.org/media/wapo-contributor-finally-admits-hes-shill-fossil-fuel-industry-climate-change surprise...not

For More Than 50 Years, DuPont Concealed the Cancer-Causing Properties of Teflon - http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/dupont-duplicity-chemical-giant-hid-cancer-causing-properties-teflon fewer regs needed? I think not...

Toddler walking to nursery by herself led off-duty policeman to mother's body - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/12/toddler-walking-to-nursery-by-herself-led-off-duty-policeman-to-mothers-body pognant story


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