Thursday, 14 March 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130312 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"new guidelines may affect companies like Microsoft that have paid bloggers to”astroturf” on their behalf." -

Trans-Pacific Partnership Draws Attention From K Street - there's money to be made... #TPP #lobbying

10 Worst People on Forbes 2013 Billionaires List - greed by numbers; sick 

New Crowdcrafting App - crowdsourcing OA journal licence & copyright data - great idea #openaccess

“Pedophilia Ring” in Evangelical Church? Ministry Accused of Ignoring Sexual Abuse - sad & sickening stories

Rockefeller University Press: CC-BY is not essential for Open Access clearly doesn't understand what #oa really is

Good report on Federal wildlife torture from a surprising source - how can this be happening? #US

The Kolab story - "picture perfect project collaboration as it only happens in the #opensource world"

US Gov’t won’t even give page counts of secret PATRIOT Act documents these people are risible #transparency

Ancient #pi calculator gets a modern twist for pi day - this calculation is one of the many reasons I love #maths

.@AlecJRoss says: "Wikileaks reveals massive rightdoing by American diplomats." - so #Manning gets a medal, right?

Indian states to splurge on proprietary software over open source - are they wasting money here? (v @schestowitz)

#Japan expected to announce entry to #TPP free-trade talks this week but what will the farmers say? (v @Asher_Wolf)

Is This What #Google Really Thinks About Privacy? - time for #innovation in #privacy, not instead of it

#EDF drops lawsuit against environmental activists after backlash - yay (v @dpcarrington @GeorgeMonbiot)

#TPP Negotiations Shift Into Higher Gear at 16th Rnd - more bullying of small countries (v @howardknopf)

México busca participar en el acuerdo comercial EU-Europa -  wow, pretty big: #mx wants to join #TAFTA (v @PostActa)

Nielsen Finally Realizes TV Viewers Are Cord Cutting, Calls It 'Interesting Consumer Behavior' - 10 years too late

Pirate Bay Founders Case Rejected by Human Rights Court - judges on wrong side of history here #copyright

"US cautiously optimistic S. Korea will decide to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP) negotiations" - whoa

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct - (v @TarenSK @ioerror)

Cultural Anthropology journal to go #OpenAccess by 2014 - still unclear, but probably good news #oa

Launching the Aid Transparency Tracker - potentially important tool #transparency #corruption

Craig #Venter close to creating synthetic life - sadly, likely to be plastered with #genepatents #synthbio

Director Of National Intelligence Admits That There's Little Risk Of A 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' - so end scaremongering

Fragments of win - "Without that power to explore the possible,#Linux's DNA is diminished." good points (v @ralpost)

Obama administration to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances EU data not enough (v @techsoc @ProPublica)

Total #Transparency On ACTA And TAFTA Documents - #opendrafts are indispensable for #TAFTA

Are the geeks coming? Scientists find their voice - so important: scientists must stand proud & defend facts

'Solid progress' at #TPP talks but no quick Japan entry - for whom? not the poor, 4 sure #accesstomedicines

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