Saturday, 21 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131219 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama's NSA review gives the lie to Britain's timid platitudes: a debate is possible - so let's have it #gchq

Propriété intellectuelle : la Commission outrepasse son mandat en négociant avec les industriels américains - #TTIP

#Fracking could be allowed under homes in Britain without owners' knowledge - so we set up a Web site and crowdsource

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on #Android - fascinating stuff #iphone

Scientific Data Disappears At Alarming Rate, 80% Lost In Two Decades - why it must be #opendata to allow 4 backups

Elected politicians excluded from eu-us negotiations - documents' "individual markings": whistleblowers, be careful

 White House report on #NSA 'has not changed David Cameron's view' - because he's a stiff-necked numskull

Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami - and why  Fast Track authority must not be granted next year #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

here are the 75,000 companies that will be able to sue the EU & US governments under #TAFTA/#TTIP - under #ISDS

#Clinicaltrials: clearer rules, better protection for patients - nearly there; kudos to @GlenisWillmott et al.

LSE apologises to students asked to cover Jesus and Muhammad T-shirts - #LSE was spineless & pathetic

I will never forgive Tories who thought it funny that people fought over cheap food - heartless scum #UK

Tony Blair portrait unveiled at National Portrait Gallery - wonderful: you can almost smell the stench of evil...

Copyright Collectives Gone Mad: How the ERCC Spent Dollars to Earn Pennies - par for the course...

#Copyright’s Blind Spot: The Innovation Asymmetry - excellent analysis, important point

FBI Secret Interrogation Manual filed with LoC - this is what the #copyright madness does to peo9ple (v @Asher_Wolf)

#Anonymity will be the next victim of internet #censorship - depressing, but worth considering...

How to protect yourself against #NSA tracking - useful tips...

#GCHQ and #NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief - includes evident economic espionage

Libyan told he cannot pursue rendition claim in case it harms UK interests - that's more important than #justice, eh?

EU-US trade talks: What public safeguards are being traded away? - it's worse: the safeguards framework traded away

#Spain government approves restrictive #abortion law - El Cid welcomes you back to the Middle Ages... #vergüenza

China rejects US corn on fears over genetic modification - awkward (v @schestowitz)

Edward Snowden Is the #Whistleblower of the Year - I can't wait for the mega-leaks of #TAFTA/#TTIP...

police and doctors at UMC El Paso forced innocent woman to endure multiple warrantless cavity searches - ah, #America

Texas Court Allows Cops To Search First, Acquire Warrants Later - yeah, that sounds fair...

EU Parliament, ministers agree to more clinical trial transparency - health safety data can never be a trade secret

 Indian government to release a £14 tablet in 2014 - only possible with #freesw, of course.. (v @Joscelyn)

Agreement reached in Europe on Clinical Trials Regulation - more background from the alltrials team

Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Study Reveals Funders Behind Climate Change Denial - important work (v @timbray)

EMA gets important European ruling in #AbbVie & #InterMune cases - missed this earlier; time for pharma to drop cases

A list of the business leaders, US allies and charities the #NSA has been spying on - in case you're losing track

Elsevier’s explains why subscription-contract confidentiality clauses - "otherwise everybody would drive down prices"

Task Force Report's Langauge Hints At Backdoors In Software - intriguing #nsa

EC Trade Negotiators & Industry Discuss How to ‘Re-Educate’ Public About Intellectual Property Rights - #TAFTA/#TTIP

“Six strikes” Copyright Alert System may violate antitrust law - let's hope

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk' - v cool; slightly disconcerting...

#NSA and #GCHQ: snooping because we can - "UK government must commission a panel of independent experts on US model"

Conservative groups spend $1bn/yr to fight action on climate change - obscene waste (v @suzyji @Glinner)#denialists

Using copyright to keep repair manuals secret undermines circular economy - 'cos (c) more important conservation, no?

American Meat Institute during #TAFTA/#TTIP talk: "EUs reliance on precautionary principles and cultural factors must be stopped" got that?

Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S Chamber of Commerce on #TAFTA/#TTIP: "strengthen protection and enforcement of trade secrets"

National Chicken Council on #TAFTA/#TTIP: "Negotiations must include full poultry access to EU." i.e. chlorine-washed chickens on EU plates

Sweetener Users Association on #TAFTA/#TTIP - "Decontrolling the EU’s glucose market will increase demand for US corn" how sweet

#NSA Gave RSA $10 Million To Promote Crypto It Had Purposely Weakened - if true, goodbye RSA...

#NSA #surveillance programme: 'It's going to get worse' - "All I can say is that you need to resist. Resist. Resist."

#KlearGear Sued For Destroying The Credit Of A Couple Who Wrote A -ve Review - spoiler: KG unlikely to come out well

When Even Bloomberg Is Saying The #TPP Is A Dangerous 'Corporatist Power Grab' That Everyone Should Avoid - it's time

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