Thursday, 5 June 2014

140605


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140604 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/06/140604.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#TPP trade deal likely in 2015, says Robb - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2014/06/05/14/04/tpp-trade-deal-likely-in-2015-says-robb hilarious: originally it was going to be finished in 2013

"#Ingress serves as a sort of gigantic promotion for Google products" - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/ingress-the-game-that-reveals-googles-secret-war-to-control-london undeniably fascinating...

Dell Adds @ubuntu To Tablet & Inspiron Lineup - http://www.crn.in/news/hardware/2014/06/04/dell-adds-ubuntu-to-tablet-and-inspiron-lineup great; but @Dell has been very fickle with GNU/Linux (v @schestowitz)

Michael Robertson Challenges Ruling That Says He Has To Pay Over $40 Million For Copyright Infringement - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140604/07265027451/michael-robertson-challenges-ruling-that-says-he-has-to-pay-over-40-million-copyright-infringement.shtml good luck

#Denmark: #Dataretention is here to stay despite the CJEU ruling - https://edri.org/denmark-data-retention-stay-despite-cjeu-ruling/ good, detailed analysis

monopoly-lovers try to justify anti-competitive software patent monopolies - http://tiic.de/need-patent-protection-computer-implemented-inventions (v @zoobab)#opensource

EUCJ AG says that Member State may authorise libraries to digitise individual works without rightholders' consent - http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2014/06/breaking-ag-jaaskinen-says-that-member.html

Wales: Reconsider Turning 830 acres of Wildlife into a Race Track - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/183/006/193/wales-reconsider-turning-830-acres-of-wildlife-into-a-race-track/ crazy

Labour commits to 'rolling back' competition in the #NHS - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/05/labour-to-roll-back-competition-in-the-nhs about time too

Central African Republic bans texting during wave of violence - http://www.cnet.com/news/central-african-republic-bans-texting-during-wave-of-violence/

Asbestos anyone? In defence of the precautionary principle - https://www.foe.co.uk/blog/asbestos-anyone-defence-precautionary-principle why we must keep it in #TAFTA/#TTIP

Ein Freifahrtschein für Lobbyisten - http://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2014-06/ttip-freihandelsabkommen-regulatorische-kooperation-rcc-eu-usa how #TTIP's supranational Regulatory Council will undermine democracy #lobbying

Techdirt Is Now 100% SSL - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140604/16164727464/techdirt-is-now-100-ssl.shtml @techdirt does the right thing - at some cost to itself... #nsa #snowden

“US emerged as world’s industrial leader by illicitly appropriating mech. & scientific innovations from Europe”  - http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2014/06/09/140609ta_talk_surowiecki

Openforum Europe launches UK Chapter [pdf] - http://www.openforumeurope.org/ukchapter/uk-chapter-library/Announcementcf%20final.pdf "firmly endorsing the UK Cabinet Office's #OpenStandards Principles"

 Europäische Ombudsstelle kritisiert Vorzensur - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/ombudsstelle-der-eu-fordert-ema-heraus-a-973342.html appalling move by @EMA_News

Vienna: on the #OpenSource Path to Munich - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/06/vienna-on-the-open-source-path-to-munich/index.htm but UK cities using open source nowhere to be found?


.@BritishAirways Stop selling trips to @SeaWorld . End your support for these cruel orca circuses - https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/british-airways-stop-selling-trips-to-seaworld-end-your-support-for-these-cruel-orca-circuses

India state minister on rape: 'Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong' - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/05/india-state-minister-rape-crimes-comment er, no, actually...

Richard Dawkins: 'I did not, and will not, condemn fairy tales.' - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/05/richard-dawkins-fairytales-not-harmful

#China Learned The Tricks Of Propaganda From The Best: US Politicians & PR Industry - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140604/12125327461/china-learned-tricks-propaganda-best-us-politicians-pr-industry.shtml & Tony Blair, apparently...

The farming lobby has wrecked efforts to defend our soil - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/jun/05/the-farming-lobby-has-wrecked-efforts-to-defend-our-soil staggeringly selfish & stupid

Das Freihandelsabkommen ist Ihr/unser Thema - http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/abstimmung-zu-die-recherche-das-freihandelsabkommen-ist-ihrunser-thema-1.1985597 coments invited (v @Liese_Mueller)#TTIP #TAFTA

Secretive trans-Atlantic trade talks are fuelling distrust in civil society - http://www.policyreview.eu/secretive-trans-atlantic-trade-talks-are-fuelling-distrust-in-civil-society/ is that what the @EU_Commission wants?

#Snowden, the Terminator, and Us - https://www.laquadrature.net/en/snowden-the-terminator-and-us dramatic stuff...

Email Self-defence - https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/?pk_campaign=email_self_defense short new guide from @fsf #PGP

Astoundingly Bad Reporting On Ed #Snowden: Claims He Said The Exact Opposite Of What He Said - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140604/15491827463/astoundingly-bad-reporting-ed-snowden-claims-he-said-exact-opposite-what-he-said.shtml </sigh>

Resignations threat over Taylor & Francis ‘censorship’  - http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/resignations-threat-over-taylor-and-francis-censorship/2013752.article staggering attempt to squelch discussion of #openaccess

New Study Shows Legal Music Services -- Not Fear Of Harsh #Copyright Laws -- Reduce Illegal File Sharing - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140604/04012927449/new-study-shows-legal-music-services-not-fear-harsh-copyright-laws-reduce-illegal-file-sharing.shtml *again*

Britain's first secret trial: this way lies trouble - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/05/britain-first-secret-trial-rights bit of an understatement, I'd say... #shameful

Secret trials: judges should be trusted to make right decisions, says Grayling - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/05/secret-trials-judges-trusted-make-right-decisions-chris-grayling what a witless thing to say #UK

Secret Trials: UK Holds A Secret Terror Trial, As US Appeals Court Holds Secret Hearing In Terror Case - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140605/06453827471/secret-trials-uk-holds-secret-terror-trial-as-us-appeals-court-holds-secret-hearing-terror-case.shtml the shame

Mathematicians Urge Colleagues To Refuse To Work For The #NSA - http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/06/05/mathematicians-urge-colleagues-to-refuse-to-work-for-the-nsa/ yay, go mathematicians...

EU Court Of Justice: Just Viewing Stuff Online Isn't Infringing On #Copyright - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140605/12014827478/eu-court-justice-just-viewing-stuff-online-isnt-infringing-copyright.shtml well, that's a relief

Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP) not in #Australia’s interest, say community organisations - http://justinvestment.org/2014/05/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-not-in-australias-interest-say-community-organisations-2/ to put it mildly

Pirates Like Streaming, But Don’t Completely Abandon Ship - http://torrentfreak.com/pirates-like-streaming-but-dont-completely-abandon-ship-140605/ in #Denmark, that is...

#Snowden is 'a textbook traitor,' Andreessen says - http://www.cnet.com/news/andreessen-calls-snowden-a-traitor/ right; BTW, how is Netscape doing these days...?

Pirate Bay Founder’s Computer Was “Hacked,” Investigation Reveals - http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-founders-computer-was-hacked-investigation-reveals-140605/ now, who has the skills & motivation to do that?

#TTIP statement from the 2014 Congress of the Nordic Transport Workers’ Federation - http://justinvestment.org/2014/05/ttip-statement-from-the-2014-congress-of-the-nordic-transport-workers-federation/ sensible stuff

EU's Fuel Rules Rewrite Opens The Door For Oilsands - http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/05/eu-oil-sands-tar-sands_n_5455144.html shameful betrayal by EU (v @DavidPatersonca)#tarsands


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