Friday, 11 April 2014

140410


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140409 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/04/140409.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Take action now & make a submission to #AU #ISDS consultation - http://peter-whish-wilson.greensmps.org.au/content/committee/take-action-now-make-submission deadline tomorrow

Australian Alliance to Ban #ISDS Provisions - http://www.banisdsaustralia.org/ useful site #Australia #TPP

UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/uk-wasted-560m-stockpiling-flu-drugs why we need all clinical trials data - retrospective too

What the #Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma - http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/10/tamiflu-saga-drug-trials-big-pharma great explanation by @bengoldacre

Raspberry Pi Owncloud (dropbox clone) - http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/ great idea (v @ColditzJB)

Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/10755598/Global-solar-dominance-in-sight-as-science-trumps-fossil-fuels.html … "Solar power has won"; wow (v @NickCohen4)

"might come as a shock to EU voters to learn exactly how weak US laws are when it comes to toxic chemicals" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454 #TTIP

Record £26,000 reward for conviction as raptor deaths in Highlands rise to 19 - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/09/record-reward-conviction-raptor-deaths-19-scotland people who do this are scum

Trade agreement – corporate capture? - http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/trade-agreement-corporate-capture/5040623.article short, approachable piece on #TTIP

Bracket Watch: EA Upset Early, Comcast Beats #Monsanto For 'Worst Company' Award - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/04254426849/bracket-watch-ea-upset-early-comcast-beats-monsanto-worst-company-award.shtml we wuz robbed


EU Net Neutrality – What happens next? - http://edri.org/net-neutrality-happens-next/ good explanation (v @netzpolitik)

Piracy and private copy levy: important ECJ ruling - http://radiobruxelleslibera.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/piracy-and-private-copy-levy-the-european-court-of-justice-makes-an-important-ruling/ "may not take unlawful reproductions into account."


#Snowden soll zum Ehrendoktor der Uni Rostock ernannt werden - https://netzpolitik.org/2014/snowden-soll-zum-ehrendoktor-der-uni-rostock-ernannt-werden/ first of many, no doubt

Death of data retention directive: What it means for OTHER data laws - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/10/death_of_data_retention_directive_what_it_means_for_other_data_laws/


 A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take - http://twentytwowords.com/tour-accents-across-british-isles-performed-single-unedited-take/ nicely done

End of the road for Windows XP - http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/difference-engine reasonable coverage of GNU/Linux from @economist (v @schestowitz)

Condoleezza Rice Joins #Dropbox's Board of Directors - http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/condoleezza-rice-dropbox/ don't you feel safer now? </facepalm>

#Windows #XP: End of an Era, End of an Error - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/04/windows-xp-end-of-an-era-end-of-an-error/index.htm now is time to stop kissing the Microsoft chains: move to #opensource

#Orangutans under threat -- the plan to win - https://secure.avaaz.org/en/aceh_rainforest_petition_loc/ the EU ambassador to #Indonesia must act; pl. sign #epetition

Patent Trolls Still Very Busy: These Two 'Innovators' Have Filed 22 Lawsuits Since January Of This Year - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140409/10125326857/patent-trolls-still-very-busy-these-two-innovators-have-filed-22-lawsuits-since-january-this-year.shtml

Man who introduced serious '#Heartbleed' security flaw denies he inserted it deliberately - http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/man-who-introduced-serious-heartbleed-security-flaw-denies-he-inserted-it-deliberately-20140410-zqta1.html (v @jdub)

Fresh Off Being Called Out For Collusion, Legacy Music Industry Cites Need For Greater Collusion On Political Front - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140404/12463926803/fresh-off-being-called-out-collusion-legacy-music-industry-players-cite-need-greater-collusion-political-front.shtml


The Future of #TTIP – The Benefits and How to Achieve Them - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-314_en.htm De Gucht peddling the usual misleading 119bn euro number

De Gucht: "That means the agreement would explicitly rule out a race-to-the-bottom." - but mutual recognition would do it indirectly #TTIP

#TTIP: how mutual recognition will lead to a race to the bottom 1/3

#TTIP: imagine mutual recognition for cosmetics: here EU bans 1300 ingredients, US bans 11 - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/science-policymaking/ttip-means-trading-away-better-regulation-301454 … 2/3

#TTIP: result: we get US cosmetics with 1289 banned chemicals being sold quite legally in EU. voila': race to the bottom... 3/3

Japan, U.S. fail to move closer over TPP before Obama visit - http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/09/business/japan-u-s-fail-to-move-closer-over-tpp-before-obama-visit/ how's that "finish #TPP in 2013" working out?

Records Labels Lose Big as Court Declares File-Sharing Tools Legal - http://torrentfreak.com/records-labels-lose-big-as-court-declares-file-sharing-tools-legal-140410/ great win - congrats & thanks to Pablo Soto #es

Diritto d’autore: la Corte di Giustizia Ue ‘avverte’ Siae e Franceschini - http://www.fulviosarzana.it/blog/diritto-dautore-la-corte-di-giustizia-ue-avverte-siae-e-franceschini/ important ruling for #italy & elsewhere

Angela Merkel denied access to her #NSA file - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/angela-merkel-denied-access-nsa-file smart move; not. #safeharbour #ttip

China, Russia discuss energy ties - http://thebricspost.com/china-russia-discuss-energy-ties/ well, that was inevtiable

la Seine Saint Denis déclaré « zone hors partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d’investissement » - http://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/le-departement-de-la-seine-saint-denis-declare-zone-hors-partenariat-transatlantique-de-commerce-et-dinvestissement/ #TTIP

El Salvador groups accuse Pacific Rim of 'assault on democratic governance' - http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/10/el-salvador-pacific-rim-assault-democratic-governance #ISDS could ruin the country

EuGH-Entscheidung zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung: Kein Grund zur Freude - http://irights.info/eugh-entscheidung-zur-vorratsdatenspeicherung-kein-grund-zur-freude interesting if slightly worrying analysis

Describing Public Domain Works As 'Pirated' And 'Illegal' Is Bad For Everyone - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140405/07371526810/describing-public-domain-works-as-pirated-illegal-is-bad-everyone.shtml this is not helpful #pd

We need an apartheid-style boycott to save the planet - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/10/divest-fossil-fuels-climate-change-keystone-xl divestment & boycotts: great; when do we start?

Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns - http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140410/07181926866/adding-condoleeza-rice-to-dropboxs-board-seems-incredibly-tone-deaf-following-nsa-concerns.shtml to put it mildly

"patching NSA-exploited 0-days is like trying to treat bubonic plague outbreak by hanging lavender over your door" - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/04/heartbleed-note.html

China attempts to split EU and US - http://www.bilaterals.org/?china-attempts-to-split-eu-and-us interesting analysis #TTIP #TPP

"#TTIP may result in regulatory processes that gradually appear detached from the previously agreed policy choice" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/reality-check-ttip-beyond-popular-account-301443

#TPP Foreign Policy Arguments Mimic False Claims Made for Past Deals - https://www.citizen.org/documents/TPP-foreign-policy.pdf excellent, detailed; also applies to #TTIP

Undemocratic & bad for working people: it’s time to reform #ISDS - http://www.equaltimes.org/blogs/undemocratic-and-a-bad-for-working-people-its-time-to-reform-the-isds *no*: time to bin it completely - no compromise

NB: re #ISDS there is no reason to compromise: it's under attack & on the way out - let's finish it off, not help it live on... #TPP #TTIP

this also applies to EU's consultation on #ISDS - http://trade.ec.europa.eu/consultations/index.cfm?consul_id=179 don't make it "better", make it disappear #TTIP

the answer to all the questions of the EU ISDS consultation is simple: "we do not need #ISDS: take it out" #TTIP


"You read that right: it could soon be illegal simply to link to certain content." - http://gizmodo.com/should-copyright-law-also-cover-hyperlinks-1561724057 (v @howardknopf)#US

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