Sunday, 9 February 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140206 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled - why #TTIP must not weaken food standards

Submission to ISC Inquiry into Privacy and Security - well-worth reading for its excellent points; call now closed

#Snowden confirms wish to address #MEPs; EP must take into account - this could be significant

Cameron blames last Labour government for flooding in Somerset - good try, David, except that dredging doesn't help

.@OpenRightsGroup Submission to ISC Privacy and Security Inquiry - lots of great points

Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible - apply to corporate claims on safety, too

Inside the Epic Online Space Battle That Cost Gamers $300,000 - truly fascinating; l can't wait to read the PhD on it

#NHS opt out: not what it seems - outrageous; legal action now required to stop this contemptuous action #caredata

House Members Renew Call For Capture Of #Snowden As “Traitor” & Spy - world says he's a whistleblower; they hate that

"After Tyrone Hayes said that [herbicide atrazine] was harmful, its maker pursued him" - superb piece, because:

1) it shows how a scientist can be ground down by a rich, powerful company unhappy with the results of his research #atrazine

2) it shows how the US system for assessing potentially dangerous chemicals is beholden to the industry #atrazine

3) it shows how natural uncertainties in scientific method are used to undermine confidence in its results - a common technique  #atrazine

4) it shows what the US chemical industry wants to bring to EU through #TAFTA/#TTIP  #atrazine

5) it shows why we must defend the EU's Precautionary Principle to put public health above corporate profits #atrazine

An overview of the achievements and impact of the Open Knowledge Foundation since 2004. - impressive stuff #openness

Three Downing Street police officers will not face pornography charges - well, of course not - they're police, no?

Spying and Social Control: U.S. Government Labels Dissent As Terrorism - very real, hugely dangerous (v @schestowitz)

#ICANN approves reworked GAC advice over US concerns - becomes more of a joke (v Pranesh Prakash ‏@andreaglorioso)

Mexico's lost daughters: young women are sold into sex trade by drug gangs - another cost of insane "war" on drugs

terrifying surveillance case of Brandon Mayfield - total surveillance means "evidence" of guilt can always be found

Improving on “Access to Research” - "A to R" is a sop, and a pathetic one; treat it with the contempt it deserves

Renault Concept Car With Built-In Multicopter - this is so obviously what will one day become commonplace #drones

#Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best NSA. - the attempts to smear him getting pathetically weak: "low-cost"? really?

#Fracking: no such thing as a free lunch - surprise...

 Beistand für Whistleblower: #Snowden verpflichtet Berliner Anwalt - excellent news

#TAFTA/#TTIP: "Wir fordern die Aussetzung der Verhandlungen und einen kompletten Neustart" - sagen Die Grünen

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