Saturday, 22 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130620 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"Wir werden zum Teil dieser Maschinen werden" - we must have strong #dataprotection (v @surferrechte @JanAlbrecht)

WikiLeaks plane 'ready' to bring Edward #Snowden to Iceland - we shall see (v @xor @normative)

Environmental groups hope soil directive will grow out of EU's 7th green masterplan - interesting

Foxconn to hire 3000 to support #Firefox OS and software development - could be a really big boost #opensource

Why NSA surveillance is a threat to British doctors & lawyers - hugely important point: not just us, but our contacts

US Congress votes down bill to unshackle 'tied' food aid - wastes money, increases pollution - clever stuff

#China: credit crunch or worse? - this could get interesting... (v @jjn1)

#Turkey divided more than ever by #Erdoğan's Gezi Park crackdown - he blew his place in #posterity

Samsung Unveils #Android Camera with Interchangeable Lenses - the future, I presume

Randomise Me is a platform that enables individuals and organisations to run trials of varying sizes - great idea

Woman dressed as vagina stops street fight between penis and man in Glastonbury - riiight (v @EugeneByrne @cstross)

Prometheus - oooh, I predict this one will be really popular #sharing #xkcd

Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) - is this some kind of sick joke?

EU ministers leave the door open for harmful food speculation - morally unacceptable

Keir Starmer's Obscene Solution - thought-crimes in the UK; this will be an utter disaster (v @Asher_Wolf)

Anti-Prism - nice move from #Pirates, but note this: (v @vavoida @alexanderhanff)

question: has anyone ever tried to build a "source tree" of technology - which tech is needed to build more complex, dependent tech?

EU zeigt sich ratlos gegen US-Überwachung - great historical comparison between #prism & #echelon (v @netzpolitik)

Just released - UK Statutory Exceptions for Education, Libraries & Research - useful summary #copyright

Google told to delete Street View payload data or face UK prosecution - let's hope the #NSA is next on the list

McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer - extraordinary tale of police deceit (v @JackofKent)

Leistungsschutzrecht: Verlage sollen ihr Okay für Google News geben - natural selection: idiot publishers will say no

Next-Next Generation Video: Introducing Daala - "royalty-free with a permissive FOSS license."

How Web mail providers leave door open for #NSA surveillance - only #google gets brownie points here...

Mailvelope - "OpenPGP #encryption for webmail"; haven't used it, can't vouch for it, but #opensource (v @dozykraut)

Obama Administration Has Declared War On #Whistleblowers, Describes Leaks As 'Aiding The Enemy' - from bad to worse

Exclusion of #water from Concessions Directive: Statement by Barnier - fab news (v @olivierhoedeman)#commons

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's comms -  UK "produces larger amounts of metadata than NSA"

so given GCHQ's world-beating ability to access metadata, why is UK gov still calling for Snooper's Charter to get it again? #Snowden

"850,000 NSA employees and US private contractors with top secret clearance had access to GCHQ databases." - & no UK privacy breaches eh?

so maybe Mr Hague ought to resign after suggesting in Parliament everything was under control and above board, "nothing to see here"?

also, this revelation undercuts argument that UK law enforcement don't have enough info - they have *all* of it - & still miss major plots

as many of us have been saying, having more data about all of us is not the solution; instead they should concentrate on the right info

also, who now would want to route their cables through the UK if every bit going over them is going to be spied on?

this news also undercuts UK gov arguments that #RIPA ensures everything is legal: they have been circumventing RIPA entirely...

"#GCHQ & #NSA avoid processing same data twice & seek to converge technical solutions and processing architectures"

Whistleblower Claims NSA Ordered Wiretap Of #Obama In 2004 - warning: may contain #irony (v @kopfzeiler @netzpolitik)

The Dragnet at the Edge of Forever - wow: actual court orders to google to turn over specific gmail accts - do read

mastery of the internet will mean mastery of everyone - "heedless delinquency in 2 of world's oldest democracies."

Carbon  emissions transparency should be at the heart of the global #opendata  agenda - important point, great post

EU-Kommission setzt Arbeitsgruppe zur Aufklärung von PRISM ein – Zusammensetzung unbekannt - a secret one, I expect

Open source spatial monitoring gets SMART for conservation - great idea

EU-US trade negotiations must be transparent - otherwise they will have no legitimacy #TAFTA/#TTIP

Take That, SCOTUS: Appeals Court Reinstates Patent On Video-Ad Technology - fight, fight, fight

Civil liberties: the world at their fingertips - this editorial lacks guts to name the real threat: a UK police state

In WikiLeaks Probe, Feds Used a Secret Search Warrant to Get Volunteer’s Gmail - not an American, be it noted

#GCHQ's Mastering the Internet (MTI) was written about by @theregister *4* years ago - kudos to them (v @AnnieMachon)

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