Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130408 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Viki, The YouTube For Foreign Language Content, Revamps Site, Upgrades Subtitling Tech To Scale Up Users -

US Law Professors Challenge Secrecy in #Fracking - new initiative #transparency

USTR Requests Comments on #TAFTA: Will Hold Hearings in May - tell them what you think #opendrafts #Ipout

750 Programmierer auf der Konferenz Droidcon - serious numbers #germany

#Mozilla: the Next 15 Years - the last 15 went well, but the world has changed: where now? #firefox #mobile #openness

Twitter account suspended after mocking Exxon's response to oil spill - absurd bullying

urgent: The tomato™ takeover - pl. help stop #patents on plant varieties in Europe #food #epetition #epo

Baby milk powder rationing introduced by supermarkets -, the effects of globalisation #china #foodsafety

Open Call for tumblr Collaborators - interesting move by Internet Archive

My thoughts on #Mendeley/#Elsevier & why I left to start PeerJ - interesting points #openaccess

Elsevier Has Bought #Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts - context for mendeley

#Africa IP Forum 2013 - Reflections - The Presentations - to see these released so quickly

Shale-rich Spanish region votes to ban #fracking - issue

Labour’s MEP lists. I’m angry and disappointed. - great stuff; we need this done for all parties #EuropeanParliament

Las diez peores prácticas de la industria farmacéutica, según @bengoldacre- (v @DaHammerstein)#alltrials #opendata

#EU Clinical Trials Regulation: Choose Transparency! - this#opendata will save lives: please write to MEPs

#Google Under Attack in the EU: #Microsoft to the Rescue? - no, really #monopoly #smartphones

In landmark case on Israel and Jewish identity, British court says anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism - (v @asteris)

Android Home Gaming Console GameStick, A Kickstarter-Funded OUYA Competitor, Gets Its Release Delayed Til June -

Access #Copyright's Desperate Declaration of War Against Fair Dealing - wow, this is cornered rat stuff.. #ca

OpenWLANMap: Free WLAN-Based GPS Replacement -, but I do wonder about privacy implications, if any

CEO of Danish CopyrightAlliance: “Control is Freedom!” -"He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

New Study: USPTO Drastically Lowered Its Standards In Approving Patents To Reduce Backlog - the background

How Big Pharma Is Bringing Forced Drug Tests To a State Near You - not near me, I hope...

Key #Lulzsec #hackers plead guilty in London courtroom - so the demonisation continues...

#EU to agree #transparency rules for oil and mining firms - news (v @AngelaCorbalan) 

UK to host global cybersecurity centre - entire Internet laughs at stupid name  #cyberFUD

FLNKS accession to MSG chair coincides with momentum for West Papua membership - much-needed boost for #WestPapua

Prenda Law: Let The Other Shoes Hit The Floor - it's official: this stuff is so bonkers, I can no longer follow it

The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover - this is getting interesting

Mozilla Stands Firm on Firefox Cookie Blocking, Despite Protests - yay, go #mozilla #privacy

NHS privatisation: Doctors have the opportunity to act now - they must take it - important (v @cpeedell @marcuschown)

EU-Fluggastdaten an Kanada: Trotz Kritik will die Kommission das Abkommen abschließen - eine Schande

Center for Democracy & Technology Responds to European Commission Consultation on Intellectual Property enforcement -

Open Research Data Handbook – Call for case Studies -"looking for studies showing benefits from open research data"

How Margaret Thatcher destroyed public sector science. The case of Plant Breeding Institute at Cambridge -

How to increase donations to an #opensource project - v important: pl. pass it on to everyone (v @webmink)

Man Trying to Improve Worker Safety at Fish Plant 'Intentionally' Allowed to Die on Conveyer Belt, Lawsuit Alleges -

Protection of Broadcasting Organisations, Another Treaty Brewing At WIPO - no, not again #broadcasttreaty

Schuldenkrise: 120.000 Wissenschaftler verlassen Griechenland - this is dire #greece

Lifesaving Heart Rhythm Drug Unavailable In Most Of World - another reason we need the #NHS

Copyright Maximalist Disney Accused Of Copying Artist's Painting On Cosmetic Bag - well, of course

"behind the rhetoric of democracy, human rights and freedom the EU is in fact prioritising corporate interests" - 

Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture - lots of fascinating resources (v @cgiarclimate @DrRimmer)

Ley de (c) debe reformarse - "no tiene lógica que nos apresuremos a copiar lo que el socio está dudando en mantener" 

The Long, Fruitful History of Music #Piracy - #sharingmusic is "a feature, not a bug" (v @Shocklee @sivavaid)

Investigation Into Spying On Kim Doctom Reveals NZ Illegally Spied On 85 People - so who's breaking the law here?

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