Friday, 11 July 2014

140710


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140709 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2014/07/140709.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#NSA-Affäre: SPD rückt von Freihandelsabkommen #TTIP ab - http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/NSA-Affaere-SPD-rueckt-von-Freihandelsabkommen-TTIP-ab-2250882.html big if confirmed (v @Liese_Mueller)#TAFTA

"ETUC is fundamentally opposed to the inclusion of #ISDS" in #TTIP - http://www.etuc.org/press/commission-closes-ttip-consultation-it-listening EU trade unions speak out against ISDS

Leaked #TTIP document exposes dangerous european union energy proposal - http://frackingfreeireland.org/2014/07/09/leaked-trade-document-exposes-dangerous-european-union-energy-proposal/ "would be disaster for climate"

Le blocage sans juge des sites terroristes, un réflexe anti-démocratique - http://www.numerama.com/magazine/29956-le-blocage-sans-juge-des-sites-terroristes-un-reflexe-anti-democratique.html France, too, it seems (v @TheSFReader)

#TTIP must work for the people, or it won't work at all - Declaration of Joint Principles ETUC/AFL-CIO - http://www.etuc.org/documents/ttip-must-work-people-or-it-wont-work-all-declaration-joint-principles-etucafl-cio great stuff

Emergency UK #surveillance law to be brought in with cross-party support - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/10/emergency-surveillance-laws-rushed-through-cross-party-support despite lack of any evidence it's needed

The tide is turning against the scam that is privatisation - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/09/tide-turning-against-privatisation great analysis; we must move to public ownership

Silent Circle takes on Skype and Viber with global, encrypted phone calls - http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/10/silent-circle-encrypted-phone-calls-skype-viber claims works with landlines: surely not?

let's not forget that EU #dataretention was brought in as cynical kneejerk reaction to London & Madrid bombings: not evidence-based at all

Prof. Andy Tanenbaum is finally retiring - http://www.cs.vu.nl/tanenbaum/ end of an era #minix #linux

#Poland a challenge to EU 2030 climate goals, warns Ed Davey - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/10/poland-challenge-eu-2030-climate-goals-ed-davey disappointingly short-sighted

Ricky Gervais calls for public to hand in unwanted wildlife products - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/10/ricky-gervais-public-unwanted-wildlife-products interesting move

European Investment Bank "is not fit for delivering on sustainable development" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/development-billions-paid-western-companies-and-investment-banks-303389 so intransparent (v @Liese_Mueller)

If #TTIP Trade Deal Puts People Before Profits, It Can Work, Say AFL-CIO and ETUC - http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/If-TTIP-Trade-Deal-Puts-People-Before-Profits-It-Can-Work-Say-AFL-CIO-and-ETUC & if it doesn't, what then?

Big Banks Want Power to Declare Cyber War - http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/big-banks-want-power-literally-declare-war.html what could possibly go wrong?

Lack of #transparency in #TTIP - a case for the ECJ? - http://www.ttip2014.eu/blog-detail/blog/TTIP%20ECJ%20Transparency.html important analysis #TAFTA

(reliable) rumours that no. of responses to EU #ISDS consultation already > 100,000; let's make it even more - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/06/ttip-update-xxxi---the-isds-consultation/index.htm #TTIP

Microsoft’s Android License [pdf] - http://www.m-cam.com/sites/www.m-cam.com/files/Patently%20Obvious%20Microsoft's%20Android%20License.pdf interesting analysis why MS patent portfolio may be weak

EU welcomes new UN Convention on #transparency for #ISDS - http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-824_en.htm yeah, but not for #TTIP/#TAFTA eh?

UK fast-tracks comms data retention law in attempt to expand powers overseas - http://gigaom.com/2014/07/10/uk-fast-tracks-communications-data-retention-law-and-plans-new-us-data-sharing-deal/ good analysis, bad stuff #DRIP

"decline in our ability to obtain the communications data we need" - https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/communications-data-and-interception no, not in absolute terms, only as percentage

"Let’s raise a loud global call for #TPP chief negotiators to back off and save free expression now" - https://openmedia.org/expression?src=156478

Aereo: Okay, Fine, If You Say We Look Like A Duck, We'll Quack Like A Duck - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140709/17502827832/aereo-okay-fine-if-you-say-we-look-like-duck-well-quack-like-duck.shtml fascinating

more absurd security theatre - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/easyjet-ryanair-passengers-security-checks  why keep routes involved "secret"? word will get out anyway...

"Legislation aims to shore up powers" - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/10/surveillance-legislation-commons-support-critics-stitch-up no, it doesn't @guardian - it extends them; come on, wake up #DRIP

EU’s civil society giants push for treaty change - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/future-eu/eus-civil-society-giants-push-treaty-change-303409 indispensable if European project is to be saved..

#TTIP: EU consultation:@EU_Commission behaving badly - http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2014/07/10/ttip-eu-consultation/ still time to submit your response on #ISDS

"all to do with maintaining the fear levels that keep population compliant, & nothing to do with aviation security" - http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2014/07/water-damage/

Wikimedia Statement on #Copyright Changes in #TPP - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/07/09/wikimedia-statement-trans-pacific-partnership/ "voicing opposition to certain provisions"

EU-Arzneimittelbehörde verschiebt neue Transparenzregeln - http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/medizin/ema-transparenzentscheid-bei-klinischen-studien-verschoben-a-980363.html @EMA_News spits in the face of EU citizens again #opendata

Proposed U.S.-China Treaty Would Expose US Laws to Extrajudicial Attacks by Chinese Corps Operating Here - https://www.citizen.org/pressroom/pressroomredirect.cfm?ID=4243 #ISDS

Information Security 4 Journalists (but 4 all) - http://www.tcij.org/resources/handbooks/infosec excellent, practical info on staying safe online; free; recommended

British Dance Council bids to ban same-sex couples from the ballroom - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/10/british-dance-council-same-sex-couples-ballroom-ban gratuitous move: I wonder who is behind it?

Germany Expels Top US Intelligence Official, Says It Will (Officially) Spy Back On US And UK - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140710/07112927839/germany-expels-top-us-intelligence-official-says-it-will-officially-spy-back-us-uk.shtml getting serious

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—& Even Save— World's Languages - http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/blog/2014/07/03/technology-helps-people-learn-save-languages/ nicely hopeful post (v @isaac)#linguistics

US Farm Bureau: “We oppose adoption & usage of a ‘sustainability’ standard 4 agricultural products in #TTIP” - http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/10/environmental-groups-oppose-transatlantic-trade-deal/ #TAFTA


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