Saturday, 13 December 2014

141212


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141211 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.ie/2014/12/141211.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Commissioner For Human Rights & Key EU Privacy Committee Strongly Condemn Mass Surveillance & Bulk Data Retention - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/03543929387/european-commissioner-human-rights-key-eu-privacy-committee-strongly-condemn-mass-surveillance-bulk-data-retention.shtml

Challenges To The UK's Surveillance And Data Retention Powers Continue To Mount - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141208/08531129354/challenges-to-uks-surveillance-data-retention-powers-continue-to-mount.shtml #RIPA & #DRIPA under scrutiny


UK agents may have known of ‘odd case’ of CIA torture - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/12/british-agents-odd-case-cia-torture-lord-west "may have been present while waterboarding": here it comes

Record A&E waits show #NHS is cracking under pressure – doctors’ chief - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/12/nhs-crisis-record-patients-wait-more-four-hours-a-and-e this will be key General Election issue

European Commission Finally Engaging with #OpenSource? - http://www.computerworlduk.com/blogs/open-enterprise/commission-3590863/ some hopeful signs... #EU

EU & US want "investment regimes governed by rule of law" - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/ttip-and-arbitration-clause/isds-clause-gateway-future-trade-deals-310648 but #ISDS is arbitrary & capricious, not "rule of law"

.@JunckerEU cools on making register revealing firms’ true owners open to public - http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/12/12/juncker-fails-to-endorse-public-register-revealing-firms-true-owners/ shame on him for this backsliding

WSJ Writer: All The Failings Of Print Journalism Are The Fault Of The Internet - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/10525929392/wsj-writer-all-failings-print-journalism-are-fault-internet.shtml yeah, riiight

Australians May Get Their Own #SOPA - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141211/16253729396/australians-may-get-their-own-sopa.shtml detailed analysis of copyright madness undermining the Net

Selbstorganisierte Europäische Bürgerinitiative nimmt Hürden in Rekordzeit - http://blog.campact.de/2014/12/selbstorganisierte-europaeische-buergerinitiative-nimmt-huerde-in-sieben-laendern-in-rekordzeit/ great work; more signatures needed


Commission ISDS report: Fireworks for new year - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/ttip-and-arbitration-clause/commission-isds-report-new-years-firework-310764 #CETA's #ISDS no basis: it's deeply flawed & completely unnecessary

WHO weighs in on climate debate - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/agriculture-food/who-weighs-climate-debate-310760 quite right, too; usual #denialist tosh is tosh

"US officials authorizing harsh techniques when our interrogations were working & their harsh techniques weren’t" - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/12/interrogated-terrorist-cia-senate-report

Intellectual Ventures founder steps down: “market is tough right now” - https://gigaom.com/2014/12/12/intellectual-ventures-founder-steps-down-market-is-tough-right-now/ can't wait for it to get tougher.. #trolls

Surprise: Spanish Newspapers Beg Government And EU To Stop Google News Shutting Down - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/07360229413/surprise-spanish-newspapers-beg-government-eu-to-stop-google-news-shutting-down.shtml that didn't take long #es

Pope Francis denies Dalai Lama an audience because of China concerns - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/12/pope-francis-denies-dalai-lama-audience-china-concerns not so brave, then

Tapping into the knowledge of indigenous communities - https://blog.wikimedia.org/2014/12/12/tapping-into-the-knowledge-of-indigenous-communities/ great move by @Wikipedia



Despite Racking Up Three Consecutive Unanimous Votes, FOIA Reform Bill Killed Off By Rep. John Boehner - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141212/09544529417/despite-racking-up-three-consecutive-unanimous-votes-foia-reform-bill-killed-off-rep-john-boehner.shtml shameful

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