Monday, 11 November 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131109 -  yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#SeaWorld  goes to court over killer whales -  time to ban this cruel abuse of such intelligent animals (v @DrRimmer)

Report Exposes Chemicals Linked to Cancer in Feminine Care Products -  why we need Precautionary Principle in EU

Supertyphoon Haiyan: Why Monster Storm Is So Unusual -  "a strange storm" (v @DrRimmer)

Australian spy agency helped BHP negotiate trade deals -  not just about "terrorism": economic espionage too... #nsa

Mark Shuttleworth on Canonical's trademark bullying   #ubuntu

Mistakes made and addressed -  Mark Shuttleworth apologises about more things at greater length #ubuntu

CETA is more about corporate rights than free trade -  as do #TPP  & #TAFTA / #TTIP : it's their core purpose

An Opinion Piece On A Controversial Topic -  wonderful conceit, brilliant comments - do read (v @BoingBoing)

Britischer Geheimdienst greift über gefälschte LinkedIn-Seiten an -  need more details here #snowden  (v @ToruOkada69)

Anti-nuclear citizens groups targeted in massive cyber-attack -  serious Q: who would do this? (v @Asher_Wolf)#japan

Google and Facebook may be our best defenders against Big Brother -  </facepalm>

Blair's Kazakhstan role has failed to improve human rights, activists say -  well, he's an expert in taking them away

Developing countries are right to resist restrictive trade agreements -  but #TPP  & #TAFTA / #TTIP  trap more nations

Elegy for Strings 'In Memoriam Rupert Brooke' by Frederick Septimus Kelly -  beautiful piece by one of war's victims

re "quantum insert" attack -  - there is a reference on this slide -  seems to be a #MitM  attack

Why the Government Should Help Leakers -  interesting, but dangerous for transparency, I think (v @bengoldacre)

Typhoon Haiyan: what really alarms Filipinos is the rich world ignoring climate change -  thank the denialists...

Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi admits taxpayers paid power bill for his stables  - you can't make this stuff up...

Obama’s Portable Zone of Secrecy (Some Assembly Required) -  this is absurd (v @sherylstolberg @asteris)

Why NSA's war on terror is more than just a 'neat' hacking game -  good point about that dishonest rhetoric of "war"

Metropolitan Police wants secret courts to order journalists to hand over sources -  wake up, UK (v @Asher_Wolf)

Hague thinks there is a "very strong and robust legal framework" for #GCHQ  -  so anything else he says is ignorable

Malala Yousafzai's book banned in Pakistani private schools -  makes them complicit in the attacks on her #pk

Jenny -  I just wish David Cameron would read this... (v @IntenseGas @marcuschown)

EU, US return to major trade negotiations -  useful update, especially on data protection issues #TAFTA / #TTIP

The secret world of cargo ships -  fascinating - & surely a huge threat (v @Klangable)#logistics

Costly #NHS  fragmentation must be reversed -  a scandal: has wasted much money, & probably lives (v @carolinejmolloy)

#Guantánamo  has cost American taxpayer $4.8 billion -  giving up the moral high ground is expensive, it seems #torture

Downing Street demands apology after Paxman calls Cameron 'complete idiot'  -  blatant intimidation (v @PaulbernalUK)

#TPP , if Passed, Spells the End of Popular Sovereignty for The United States -  more people waking up (v @wikileaks)

An interview with J Craig Venter -  love him or loathe him, he's never dull #genomics   #digitalcodeoflife

Crunch Time for #TPP  at Salt Lake City Meeting -  lots of arm-twisting coming up....

Major #palmoil  companies accused of breaking ethical promises -   #RSPO  is toothless: bring in the boycotts

Pharma's Windfall: The mining of rare diseases -  excellent report on abuse of the system (v @LRussellWolpe @DrRimmer)

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