Tuesday, 11 March 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140309 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/03/140309.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The slow death of Silicon Roundabout - http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/mar/10/slow-death-of-silicon-roundabout good piece about a sad trend in #london

Report: Investor-state lawsuits worth €1.7 billion rage across Europe - http://www.euractiv.com/trade/report-investor-state-lawsuits-w-news-534005 & #TTIP/#TAFTA would bring vastly more #ISDS

Poor laws to fight illegal #logging threaten good governance - http://www.euractiv.com/development-policy/poor-laws-fight-illegal-logging-analysis-533993 come on, EU, pl. do this properly....

Startup myths and obsessions - http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2014/02/invitation-mariana-mazzucato good piece about importance of government-funded research (v @tug)

How corps are scavenging profits from EU’s countries - http://corporateeurope.org/eu-crisis/2014/03/profiting-crisis-how-corporations-and-lawyers-are-scavenging-profits-europe-crisis important piece on #ISDS; #TTIP will make this much worse

important new EU site about #TAFTA/#TTIP and its many problems - http://www.ttip2014.eu/home.html

help, pl.: is there a vote in European Parliament on LIBE surveillance report this week (I have a memory there is)? if so, anyone know when?

Ownshelf App for sharing eBooks with friends across devices - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1829748301/ownshelf-app-for-sharing-ebooks-with-friends-acros interesting #kickstarter project; needs #facebook ID

time to contact your MEPs: big votes on #surveillance and #dataprotection in European Parliament this week; post to come... #nsa #gchq

EU-US free trade could open door to fracking across Europe and undermine democracy - http://www.policyreview.eu/eu-us-free-trade-could-open-door-to-fracking-across-europe-and-undermine-democracy/ #TAFTA/#TTIP

Even the Chinese Can Tell #TPP is Unlikely to Get Done - http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/03/even-chinese-can-tell-transpacific-partnership-unlikely-get-done.html interesting analysis #china #japan

What does the #TTIP really mean for workers? - http://www.equaltimes.org/in-depth/what-does-the-ttip-really-mean-for-workers "the treaty could actually lead to a 'massive loss of jobs.' " #ISDS

.@NeelieKroesEU: We need stronger data safeguards after Snowden’s ‘wake-up call’ - http://thenextweb.com/eu/2014/03/10/need-stronger-data-safeguards-snowdens-wake-call-says-european-commissioner/ so keep data flows out of #TTIP

Car coolant rejected by Daimler is safe: EU scientists - http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/car-coolant-rejected-daimler-saf-news-534010 @Daimler being obstructive

Google: Piracy is An Availability and Pricing Problem - http://torrentfreak.com/google-piracy-availability-pricing-problem-140310/ yup

Supercharging Neuroscience With Open Source h/w - http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/03/open-ephys/  "Open Ephys: hub for sharing open source neuroscience h/w designs"

The Open Enigma Project by S&T Geotronics — Kickstarter - http://www.open-electronics.org/the-open-enigma-project-by-st-geotronics-kickstarter/ "Imagine having this iconic device on your desk"

Unwired Planet Files Mobile Patent Suits Against Google, Samsung, Huawei, HTC - http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/10/unwired-planet-files-mobile-patent-suits-against-google-samsung-huawei-htc-in-the-uk-germany/?ncid=rss #patents promoting #innovation, huh?

OB-Wahl in München: LiMux Erfolg ausbauen, Umstellungsschmerzen abarbeiten - https://fsfe.org/news/2014/news-20140310-01.html sounds good idea

FISA Court Shuts Down DOJ's Attempt To Hold Onto Section 215 Metadata Indefinitely - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140307/16401426487/fisa-court-shuts-down-dojs-attempt-to-hold-onto-section-215-metadata-indefinitely.shtml good try, but no...

"From your dinner-plate to your pay packet" - http://issuu.com/greenkeithmep/docs/ttip_final approachable document on #TTIP & its problems from two UK green MEPs

Please Contact MEPs: Big Votes in European Parliament on Wednesday - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/03/big-votes-in-european-parliament-please-contact-meps/index.htm #EUdataP & #EPInquiry: really important stuff

More on #Elsevier’s unacceptable relicensing of #CC material. Can disadvantaged authors or purchasers sue? - http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/03/10/more-on-elseviers-unacceptable-relicensing-of-cc-material-can-disadvantaged-authors-or-purchasers-sue/ #oa

#snowden live interview - http://www.texastribune.org/livestream/sxsw2014/ questions can be tweeted: #asksnowden

Toxic partnership: A critique of ACC-CEFIC proposal for #TTIP [pdf] - http://ciel.org/Publications/ToxicPartnership_Mar2014.pdf "to slow regulatory developments at all levels"

„Wer sich mit Ceta beschäftigt, weiß, was uns mit #TTIP droht“ - http://taz.de/Freihandelsabkommen-mit-Kanada/!134578/ #CETA must be stopped too...

Councils using controversial lie detector tests to catch benefit fraudsters - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/10/councils-use-lie-detector-tests-benefits-fraudsters absurd waste of money - & dangerous

Chemical industry secretly manipulating US-EU trade negotiations (#TTIP) - http://www.bilaterals.org/?chemical-industry-secretly serious threat to health #TAFTA

“Open-washing” – The difference between opening your data and simply making them available - http://blog.okfn.org/2014/03/10/open-washing-the-difference-between-opening-your-data-and-simply-making-them-available/ - important distinction

Next-gen “Archival Disc” will squeeze 1TB of data onto optical discs - http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/next-gen-archival-disc-will-squeeze-1tb-of-data-onto-optical-discs/ soon have all music on single disc...

Google States Unequivocally It Was 'Attacked' By The Chinese... And By The United States - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140307/13362226484/google-states-unequivocally-it-was-attacked-chinese-united-states.shtml so there you go

The cheap oil in your Nutella, Oreos, and Girl Scout Cookies is getting more expensive - http://qz.com/185898/the-cheap-oil-in-your-nutella-oreos-and-girl-scout-cookies-is-getting-more-expensive/ awful news for orangutans...

Disabled Man Thrown to Floor and Punched by Police While Putting His Rubbish Out - http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2014/03/10/disabled-man-thrown-to-floor-and-punched-by-police-while-putting-his-rubbish-out/ throw these bullies in prison

#BEUC will "mobilize public against any agreement...without due & full consideration of public concerns" - http://www.atlantic-community.org/-/eu-needs-greater-ttip-transparency #TTIP

Give and take in #TTIP deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/10/eu-us-trade-deal-give-corporations-take @GeorgeMonbiot's great idea: a #sunset clause

#Baidu’s Iqiyi overtakes Youku as #China’s most popular video service - http://gigaom.com/2014/03/10/baidus-iqiyi-overtakes-youku-as-chinas-most-popular-video-service/ interesting

FIRST Act introduced with language severely undermining US public access - http://sparc.arl.org/news/advocacy/first/pr they're at it again; zero embargo now...

US groups voice concerns about meat industry demands in #TTIP - http://www.iatp.org/blog/201403/us-groups-voice-concerns-about-meat-industry-demands-in-transatlantic-trade-deal "strongly criticized the secrecy"

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