Saturday, 14 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131212 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Google Removes Vital Privacy Feature From Android, Claiming Its Release Was Accidental - #badgoogle

Krugman Misses the TPP Forest for the Tariff Trees - another good response about real dangers of #TPP - #ISDS et al.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on info shared with sites it visits -  (v @RobinLauren)

.@britishlibrary releases >million images onto Flickr Commons - #PD licence: exactly right - well done (v @freecloud)

"collecting millions of random data is useless" - important statement from public prosecutor in Italy (v @Smaurizi)

#EU has failed to defend Edward #Snowden, says activist group - too right

two great books on knowledge & #innovation in #Africa - free downloads; important area

#AU in the dark about risky #TPP trade deal - important research: "87%: FTAs should be made public before signing"

Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself'  - how can this happen in UK today??? #shame

re last tweet: note she was sentenced to 10 months for stealing food because "she had not been given benefit payments she was entitled to"

Another Free Trade Agreement Fails To Deliver: Why Should People Believe USTR's Claims About #TPP's Huge Benefits? -

Michael Gove: university gender segregation is 'pandering to extremism' - he's right

Cambridge don Michael Green shares $3m Fundamental Physics prize - amazing number of big figure prizes these days

#Tobacco Firms’ Tactics Limit Poorer Nations’ Smoking Laws - people behind this are evil, pure & simple #ISDS

Citizen Science Project for Air Quality Measurements - great idea; pity it's only for iPhone (v @MLBrook)

#WikiLeaks more transparent in revealing #TPP negotiations than Malaysian government - interesting perspective #my

Content Mining: Recent progress - important project; pl. help if you can...

IBM shareholder sues firm over #NSA “links” and China risk - more of these, please

Fort Worth Shows Why So Many Towns Are Banning #Fracking - "Residents have been sickened by vapors from drilling"

World’s Largest Palm Oil Company Commits To Zero Deforestation - great; hope they follow through... #Wilmar

"many #TPP participating countries have been frustrated with the US" - "could seek an alliance" (v @mpklang)

#Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills - what an amazing bloke #uy

UK Secure Email Provider Shut Down His Service In January To Prevent #GCHQ From Obtaining Encryption Keys - bravo

Mapping 400,000 Hours of U.S. TV News - fascinating; but does anyone still watch TV these days...?

Permanence of CC licenses upheld in CrunchBase settlement - important stuff #cc

 Urteil zu Gen-Food: Was das Amflora-Verbot für Verbraucher bedeutet - useful analysis

#Brazil Takes Steps Aimed At More Balanced IP Rights - let's hope...

How trade policy gives companies tools to delay measures to protect public health - people waking up to #ISDS

Censorious, Abusive Spanish Anti-Piracy Firm Targets #Chevron (Yes, Chevron) With Bogus Copyright Takedowns - weird

very interesting analysis of response to Paul Krugman blog post on #TPP - straw in the wind? (v @vavoida)

Crucial Moment Ahead for #NetNeutrality at the EU Parliament - contacting MEPs would be good...

By cracking cellphone code, #NSA can decoding private conversations - hardly a surprise, this one (v @trevortimm)

UK government is working in a #Snowden-free bubble - excellent analysis of witless UK gov stance (v @Joscelyn)

Despite Australian government's claims, our privacy rights are not insignificant - too right (v @accessnow)#AU

New Use For Facebook: Apologizing To That Guy You Mugged Three Decades Ago - we need more stories like this...

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