Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140120 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

fishermen begin annual slaughter of hundreds of dolphins in #Japan - cruel & stupid: this plays into #China's hands

Sovereignty fears lead to EU-US trade rethink - 3-month public consultation on #ISDS: significant if confirmed #TTIP

#TAFTA/#TTIP: EU setzt Verhandlungen mit USA teilweise aus - more details: ISDS text 2 be published? (v @Fschweitzer)

Shale gas 'boom' is a long way off, claim experts - how many seats do Tories want to lose over this in next election?

S2B refutes European Commission’s defense of controversial #ISDS - detailed & damning #TAFTA/#TTIP

US tech firms try to halt tax avoidance reforms - argument: we got away with it before, so we should in future too

.@Bruce_Schneier:"#NSA agiert gegen US-Interessen" - "Ich fühlte mich verraten." wir auch.  (v  ‏@olewin)

#TPP: "I think we'll get a sense in the first half of this year ... whether it's a goer or not." - sounds doubtful

Commission should stop buying the shale gas hype - interesting numbers-based analysis #fracking

 FBI Drags Google Glass Man From Theater on Piracy Fears - just the start...

#Taiji-Bucht: Japanische Fischer töten Dutzende Delfine - causing huge damage to #japan's international image

EU to consult public on provisions in #TAFTA/#TTIP on investor-state dispute settlement - it's official

Drax protesters' convictions quashed over withheld evidence of police spy - great news, right decision

Now That The #NSA Has Made It The Norm, Total #Surveillance During The Sochi Olympic Games Is No Longer Noteworthy -

Privacy tools used by 28% of the online world, research finds - good news, but we need to get figure even higher #nsa

Why this year’s Davos could be bad for our health - #TAFTA/#TTIP talks will continue unofficially, secretly

#TTIP: Erster Teilerfolg der Zivilgesellschaft - indeed, but lots more to do... #TAFTA

Rep. Mike Rogers Keeps Insisting #Snowden Is A Russian Spy, Even As NSA/FBI Officials Say No Such Evidence - pathetic

#TTIP Update XIII - amazing: EU pulls #ISDS to allow public consultation; UK reports says ISDS woud bring no benefit

Human Rights Watch 2014 criticises NSA #surveillance - "disastrous long-term effect on Net freedom and free speech"

The first-ever botwall could change the economics of hacking forever - er, no; but sounds interesting

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - now with links to the full panoply... #TAFTA

Flood defence cuts will cost £3bn in damages, say UK climate advisers - #paterson can't even do the sums

EU-kommissionen gör taktisk tillfällig reträtt om #ISDS i #TTIP - more thoughts on EC move

UE suspende parcialmente negociaciones de libre comercio con EEUU - #ISDS

EU to consult on #ISDS - "We call on the public to demand a clear 'no' to excessive rights for businesses" #FoE

Proposed changes to the investment dispute-resolution system: A South American perspective - interesting ideas

EU warming to GM crops, says #CA minister -  "expedited ways of listing new GM varieties."  #ORLY? (v @CETAWatch)

now that we are going to see #TTIP's #ISDS text, we must also see #CETA's #ISDS chapter to check if it has the same sovereignty problems...

 EU-Freihandelsabkommen mit USA: Angst vor dem Zorn der Bürger - too right - want another #ACTA? no, I thought not

4 Ways Green Groups Say #TPP Will Hurt Environment - & much else besides

Civil society: #Malaysia must withdraw from #TPP now - no agreement is better than a bad agreement

US withholding Fisa court orders on #NSA bulk collection of Americans' data - something to hide, hmm?

Dianne Feinstein: NSA Would Never Abuse Its Powers Because It's 'Professional' - yeah, right

#TTIP: How a New Secret ’Trade’ Treaty Could Put the World’s Biggest Firms Beyond Government Control - #TAFTA

Big Pharma Accused Of #Patent Plot Of 'Satanic Magnitude' By South African Health Minister - no, really

Malaysia Says #TPP Hard to Complete This Year - *this* year??? whoa; wise thoughts from #malaysia

Pope urges #Davos elite to serve humanity with wealth - it's lovely that the pope has such great sense of humour

China's princelings storing riches in Caribbean offshore haven - @guardian won't be very popular in #china now...

U.S. says 12 companies, including BitTorrent and NFL teams, broke EU privacy rules - v interesting move #safeharbour

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