Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130218 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Oilsands monitoring plan results not available yet - nothing to hide, of course (v @timbray)#tarsands #ca

National kicks for touch on plain packaging - sad to see #NZ gov's pusillanimity here; people will die as a result of this #smoking #tpp

Half of Chinese government officials fear microblogging services could cause social unrest: Survey - #china

EPSU is disappointed about Parliament’s vote on Concessions - EU must listen to public (v @erikwesselius)

Shale gas debate intensifies in Germany ahead of election - disappointingly pro-shale piece #renewables

Fujitsu Finally Enters Europe’s Smartphone Market With A Senior-Focused#Android Device With France Telecom -

Free trade deals delay #NZ public health initiative -  investor-state disputes a huge threat to people's lives #TPP

Information technology in #Africa - useful round-up of what's going on, by Economist

"investigation by detectives resulted in all 5 men being charged with creating a false belief" - (v @PeteDotAscian)

MT @stshank @Mandiant report on Chinese hacking (PDF): >>AFAICS all Windows-based; fascinating details

WIPO Special Session negotiations on treaty for blind, text - "USPTO held a 90 min. briefing for publishers" shame

ParlTrack - good background to important tool#transparency #EU

London court ruling could have grave consequences for free speech online - Index is rightly worried #censorship

Former File-Sharing Site Admin Fined 6.4 Million Euros - on the little people is easy... #italy

The Weird Youth of the Animal Kingdom (Slide Show) - are. insane. #evolution

#Bhutan's Government: Gross National Happiness, Yes; Sense Of Humor, Not So Much - not all sweetness & light

#Python #Trademark Filer Ignorant Of Python? - lots of fascinating background to this case

#WIPO provides limited access to observe informal negotiations, bans use of Internet social media - in 2013? pathetic

#EU Data Protection: Please Write to MEPs Now - & urgent: pl. send something today if you can #DP #privacy

Morgen Abstimmung im ITRE-Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments: Noch 24h um unseren Datenschutz zu retten - wichtig

Robert Scoble Is Switching To #Android - aaaaaand another one...

#Apple accounts for 20% of all 2012 US consumer technology sales revenue - impressive (v @jackschofield)

France Plans To Prohibit Cash Payments Over €1,000 - how long before others follow? #money

How #Vaccines Have Changed Our World In One Graphic - well, that's pretty unequivocal (v @BoraZ)

update for those who are waiting to write to your MEPs (hint hint hint): is now up again - take a look

Meet the fetish model who became an internet #privacy activist - interesting (v @aprica @netzpolitik)

European Commission puts 'big business' before citizens - issue for #TAFTA #opendrafts #Ipout

#Georgia Set to Execute Man with IQ of 70 Today - man is clearly ill; people condemning him are sick (v @normative)

California #tobacco control program cuts healthcare by $134 billion in 19 years - wow (not #OA) (v @TransformDrugs)

“Where is EU internet ambassador Zu Guttenberg?” asks @MarietjeD66- that's a very good question (v @Marcvanderham)

#Python-lovers sling 'death threats' at UK ISP in #trademark row - neither acceptable nor necessary

#Ubuntu for #tablets arriving on Nexus 7, Nexus 10 this week - choice is good

#Sweden Pirate Party Threatened with Law Suit - & the legal bullying continues (v @PostActa)

#HADOPI May Be Succeeding -- In Driving French Customers To Dotcom's#Mega - as we predicted...

Tough fight for medical clinical trial #transparency in European Parliament - this is a real mess (v @bengoldacre) 

Gestapo Courts - old but important piece about why secret courts aren't needed - by someone who knows #uk

Österreich auf dem Weg zum Transparenzgesetz - yay, great news #transparency #austria

#Canada’s futile quest to own postal codes: why governments should make data a public good - spot on #opendata

#monsanto: "to suggest that plants just grow themselves is preposterous" - says it all, really (v @Tgeigs)#GM

Early Lessons from #NZ Copyright Tribunal - important analysis of how trad justice is being subverted (v @PostActa)

Lobbyists Get Head Start on Potential EU Trade Accord - public already disadvantaged (v @erikwesselius)#IPout #TAFTA

Dirty Deeds: French National Library Privatizes Public Domain, Part 2 - don't miss the lovely sting in the tail

Symbolfoto: Bundesregierung erklärt ihre OpenData-Politik - - ja; #opendata - nein.... #de

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