Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130610 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama pressured over #NSA snooping as US senator denounces 'act of treason' - he will just shrug #prism

#Africa, let us help – just like in 1884 - great piece about West's appalling cant

Thinking critically about Edward #Snowden - too cautious, I think, but good point about RIP's 494,078 requests

Edward #Snowden, der Mann, der die digitale Generation auf ihr Daten-Dilemma hinweist - we shall see (v @netzpolitik)

"big question is why EU policy-makers appear to be so keen to act against the EU's strategic interests" - good stuff

Harte Kämpfe um Ausnahmeregelungen für Blinde - for publishers, #copyright more important than #compassion #wipo

Spy agencies have turned our digital lives inside out. We need to watch them - well argued #metadata (v @netzpolitik)

Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - useful summary of saf(er) software

"US citizens are included in the UK #Prism operation, and US citizens are included in the UK Prism operation" -

EU official: shale gas el dorado out of Europe's reach - so we get environmental problems, no benefits; great #frack

Prism-Skandal in USA: Sicherheit ist kein Selbstzweck - Justizministerin Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger no less

ORGCon 2103 FISAAA & #PRISM - good summary of hugely important talk (v @vfranz73 @jamie_love)

as that last tweet indicates, NSA spying is also economic espionage against the EU & everyone - another pragmatic reason #EU must resist

important: Dutch secret service also has access to Prism - "Dutch companies would kindly cooperate" (v @jwildeboer)

USA: Beamte können Facebook-Nachrichten von Einreisenden lesen - & much else, presumably #prism

"fact that Mr. Obama embraced many of the Bush administration’s counterterrorism policies “hardened” him" - #snowden

European Parliament lashes out at “shocking” U.S. surveillance program - good summary #prism

The morning after the weekend the Big Data bubble burst - nice analysis #prism

"would need swift action from #EU if #NSA were processing European data without permission" - somewhat #prism

"security state that exists inside US continues to metastasize" - "Snowden reminds us resistance is still an option."

Awkward questions face #Australia & #NZ after US spy row - and not only there #prism

Negative results in medical research & clinical trials – an interview with Ben Goldacre - important, overlooked area

EU-Datenschutzreform: Konkrete Vorschläge aus Brüssel gegen #PRISM und Co. - these are v useful

European Commission statement on #PRISM - irony alert: posted on Facebook </facepalm> (v @NeelieKroesEU)#EU

Announcing the Global #OpenData Initiative - "share principles and resources for governments and societies"

Stunning Life-Sized Photos Capture Close Encounters With #Whales - glorious

86 Civil Liberties Groups and Internet Companies Demand an End to NSA Spying - including #mozilla

National security should not be used by governments to justify mass surveillance - key point (v @PoliceStateUK)

The Massive Online #Surveillance Program No One Is Talking About - a load of #BLARNEY, not #PRISM (v @beabusaniche)

Sharing is a cultural right, not a market failure - "not a problem but a condition for human (cultural) development."

Edward #Snowden not safe in Hong Kong, warns human rights chief - watch out...

MT @marshray Snowden didn't "damage national security", he didn't release actual secret data, just "metadata" about collection programs>>ha!

StopWatching.Us: #Mozilla launches massive campaign on digital surveillance - great to see (v @nitot)#nsa

UK intelligence make thousands of requests for #Microsoft data - timely reminder why you should never use #skype

#NL Justice minister won't comment on spying claims - "it is  supplied all info within 5 minutes" (v @rikwes66)

"Lawyer Fatma Elif Koru describes "brutal" arrest of 49 of her colleagues at Istanbul court" - #turkey #policestate

US surveillance leaks & EU data protection reform by MEP @JanAlbrecht - amendments to address this (v @bendrath)

Total Surveillance - "do we want to live in a house or a fishbowl?" ask the Chief Lizard Wrangler, rightly

Filing taxes without non-free software: Slovak company appeals fines - ridiculous this is still happening in 2013

Why James Clapper Should Be Impeached For Lying To Congress - heavy stuff #prism

The US is behaving like China - Ai Wei Wei: "No state power should be given that kind of trust. Not China. Not US."

UK to urge global clampdown on #antibiotics amid public health fears - great to see us do something sensible

'White hat' hackers are vital to internet security - new EU law not just daft, but dangerous

Europe Rattles Its Sabres Over #Prism’s ‘Bulk Transfer’ Of EU Citizen Data - but will they unsheath?

Made In #China: Eric Pan and #opensource hardware - fascinating stuff

Shock in Greece at imminent closure of public broadcaster #ERT - well, I'm shocked (v @asteris)

Facing criticism, Google appeals to the US government to let it share more about data requests it receives - better

NSA leaker Edward #Snowden gets his wish: “Change” - a bit premature; let's hope...

Customs to get better tools to enforce intellectual monopolies - didn't we fight against this in #ACTA? (v @sinkdeep)

How Edward Snowden weakened the case for his defence - old laws need repealing...

Turkish Police Return to #Taksim with More Water Cannons and Tear Gas - wow, dramatic pic

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