Sunday, 31 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150530 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Arguments for TPP don’t make sense - one of the best analyses I've read on the flaws of #TPP #china

“Free Trade” Deals Put Profits Over Public Interest - why #canada would be crazy to sign up to more deals with #ISDS


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150529 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

big: EU grants for arts could also be challenged using #ISDS admit #DE government - (v @Liese_Mueller)#TTIP #CETA

Saakashvili Appointed as Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region - this. is. weird. #ge #ua

Saturday, 30 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150528 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Book Publishers Whine To USTR That It's Just Not Fair That Canada Recognizes Fair Dealing For Educational Purposes -

.@EU_Commission has turned its back on animals - is the EU a civilised society or not? #animalwelfare

HP 355 G3 Quad Core Laptop with #Ubuntu - £249.99, £149.99 after trade in; I've bought similar kit: pretty decent

Laughing gas sales to be outlawed in government's legal highs clampdown - </insert joke here>

hidden costs of trade treaties - how @EU_Commission has been selling us out for #TTIP - already (v @Liese_Mueller)

FTC Gets $1.2 Billion From Drug Company Over 'Pay For Delay' Patent Scam - wow, nice win

Media owner Denis O’Brien accused of trying to gag Irish parliament - ah, yes, the rich are different...

#CETA's promise of 80,000 jobs doesn't add up - same for #TTIP, #TTP: see the pattern here?

Watch a running cheetah robot jump an obstacle - soon, they'll be coming for us…

British police once feared that Trekkies were a threat to national security - Special Branch: special...

China agrees to phase out its ivory industry to combat elephant poaching - well done, #China: please do it quickly

Insanity Rules In Ireland: Media Ordered Not To Report On Parliamentary Speech - "Streisand goes to Ireland"

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison - confirming the "darkweb" really isn't...

Ford Pretends To Open Up Its Patents Like Tesla, But Doesn't; Media Falls For It -

Ask for Evidence - "helps people request the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies" nice idea

Thursday, 28 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150527 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

will @berndlange &@EP_Trade listen to the voice of 1,945,325 Europeans? - #ISDS must come out of #TTIP

Here are 6,000 words on why #TTIP is a deeply flawed project - /cc @berndlange @EP_Trade #EPonTTIP #INTA

Committee on International Trade - meeting 28/05/2015 on #TTIP and #ISDS live - exciting stuff now

Even Before #TPP And #TTIP, US Already Being Forced To Change Laws By Trade Agreements - despite what they say

New UK law will give government access to encrypted Internet messaging apps - where will it all end? #crypto #privacy

10 public interest groups call for release of emails between top trade negotiator and Wall Street - #TPP #TTIP

Reimon: #TTIP/Investitionsschutz - Sozialdemokratie knickt ein und stimmt schmutzigem Deal mit Volkspartei zu -

Company That Lets Parents Spy On Their Kids' Computer Usage... Has Database Hacked And Leaked - surprise...not

Socialist MEPs capitulate on investor protection; draft resolution backs #TTIP's corporate agenda - shameful #ISDS

“Dirty last-minute deal” sees #ISDS accepted by key European Parliament committee - time to write to your MEPs #TTIP

Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel #divestments - who will be mugs left holding stranded assets?

BBC defends reality show involving poor, dubbed 'Hunger Games' - clever: bread & circuses in a single programme

UK Government Goes Full Orwell: Snooper's Charter, Encryption Backdoors, Free Speech Suppression - shameful

Fifa crisis: Blatter denies responsibility and rebuffs Platini plea to resign - yeah, spoken like a true leader...

Data furnaces arrive in Europe: Free heating, if you have fibre Internet - well, novel, I suppose...

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150526 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

BuzzFeed Founder Launches New Lab for Open-Source Invention - more wins for #openness (v @mathewi)

TTIP – now it gets political - " #TTIP is sure to be defeated"

Trading places - good to see @nature editorial on #TTIP & its likely impact on science & technology (v @SimonLLewis)

How #ISDS Undermines Democracy By Irrevocably Binding Future Governments - how can anyone accept this? #TTIP #TPP

EU dropped plans for safer pesticides because of #TTIP and pressure from US - despite promises this wouldn't happen

Wikipedia entries for UK MPs whitewashed by computers inside parliament - imagine

Queen’s Speech: Snooper’s Charter is back, plus extension of #GCHQ powers - hey, where'd last bit come from? #snowden

Software APIs are copyrightable, White House tells the US Supreme Court - just insane; good news for EU, though

Ban on legal highs technically covers alcohol, cigarettes & coffee - "contrary 2 centuries of British common law"

Obama’s Asia trade deal faces mounting opposition in House - #TPA #TPP

Author of German #ISDS-reform report criticises stance of Commission & German Ministry - important voice here #TTIP

Arms control treaty could land security researchers like me in jail - good explanation of bad situation #Wassenaar

#TTIP faces critical EU test - absurd: you don't waste time trying to fix what you don't need: just bin #ISDS

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150525 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Bill Heffernan vows to block any US beef imports under #TPP - interesting: but could he do that? #AU

Scribus 1.5.0 #OpenSource & Powerful DTP App Released with over 1,000 Bugfixes - great #DTP program, now even better

Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat - nice

Google Chrome gains #MIDI support, enables Web-based synths and DAWs - everything is turning into software...

New #surveillance laws must have full public debate, say top UK academics - we need to start pushing for this now

Meanwhile, In Japan: More Arrests For Cheating At Video Games - sounds a little harsh, no?

Last Chance for MEPs to Save #NetNeutrality? - things are going rather pear-shaped

Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Never Ending Copyright Dispute - #copyright at its worst

VIP paedophile allegations: woman waives anonymity to accuse politician - "as uniformed police officers stood guard"

The female mathematician who changed the course of physics—but couldn’t get a job - nice summary of her life, work

#AU has free trade with US, why can’t we? - simple: like AU, UK has no power to negotiate with US, only meekly accept

Monday, 25 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150523 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Heraldo Munoz on #TPP: If there is not an acceptable agreement, we will not sign - #cl

Here’s why UK mobile operators are much better than in the US - fascinating comparison

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave - sad, but likely to become more common... #climatechange #india

May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid - I'll believe it when I see it..

Why killing Obama's trade deal could be good for free trade - interesting analysis (v @mattyglesias @snlester)#TPP

The #TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom - ha! #TPA

Sunday, 24 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150523 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Heraldo Munoz on #TPP: If there is not an acceptable agreement, we will not sign - #cl

Here’s why UK mobile operators are much better than in the US - fascinating comparison

Hundreds die in Indian heatwave - sad, but likely to become more common... #climatechange #india

May's anti-extremism plan will protect free speech, says Sajid Javid - I'll believe it when I see it..

Why killing Obama's trade deal could be good for free trade - interesting analysis (v @mattyglesias @snlester)#TPP

The #TPP Is Corporate America's 'Precious,' but the House Is Mount Doom - ha! #TPA


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150522 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

The great trade debate – it’s “us” vs. “them”: so who really benefits? - not the public, that's for sure #TTIP #TPP

#TPP Moves Forward In Senate With Fast Track; On To The House - where things stand #TPA

As Chipotle Goes GMO-free, #Monsanto's Worst Fear Is Coming True—And Corporate Media Is Freaking Out - it's happening

University of Edinburgh under fire for refusing to give up fossil fuel investments - one of many such battles

Amazon to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail sales - at last; now the others must follow suit...

Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers - too right: divest now...

Saturday, 23 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150521 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors? - good question #TTIP

Report: FBI's PATRIOT Act Snooping Goes Beyond Business Records, Subject To Few Restrictions - worse and worse

"#Israel has tried too hard to appease the world and must stand up for itself." - at least she has a sense of humour

EU claims that #TTIP won’t reduce EU food safety standards - here's why that is a flat-out lie

Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout - the state of UK policing today...

Commission set to dump EU alcohol strategy - another cop-out by @EU_Commission, rapidly proving itself useless

#Azerbaijan Police Arrest Businessman Linked To Tony Blair - probably just a coincidence (v @arzugeybulla)

Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO - now that's interesting #ubuntu

Alert: North Korea Now Capable Of Using Photoshop To Launch Missiles From Submarines - ha! great headline

Editing the Uzbek Wikipedia: Kamarniso Vrandečić - 7000 edits: major contribution to Uzbek culture

EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over #TTIP, documents reveal - further proof @EU_Commission is lying

How we’re fighting back against the UK #surveillance state—and winning - always look on the bright side of life...

Sony Uses Copyright To Force Verge To Takedown Its Copy Of Sony's Spotify Contract - Sony is just spectacularly evil

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels - good analysis of why #Australia's coal is doomed

"there was general agreement across broad divides of opinion that #Snowden had changed [surveillance] landscape" -

#GE2015: turnout crucial for Tories as Labour supporters stayed at home - Tories the party of selfish old gits

#TPP Runs into Trouble, Thanks to Public Interest - more sunlight needed

"administration evidently doesn’t feel that it can make an honest case for #TPP" - (v @1petermartin @DrRimmer)#ISDS

Monsanto & Syngenta About To Receive Dozens Of Patents On Unpatentable Plants - EPO out of control & uncontrollable

Thursday, 21 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150520 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Certification: How US Demands Even More Concessions After Trade Agreements Have Been Signed And Ratified - #TTIP too

London lights up the night in 6 must-see aerial photos - spectacular #lunnon

Watch: A bee is born - wow, extraordinary

The new war on #encryption is based on a lie - we do not need to weaken security for all to deal with a few criminals

Net Neutrality Rules Are Already Forcing Companies To Play Fair, And The Giant ISPs Absolutely Hate It - EU NB

Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware - lovely #snowden

Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150519 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Faeces, bacteria, toxins: welcome to the chicken farm - another UK health & environmental scandal in the making

#Snowden Sees Some Victories, From a Distance - "How fitting that he has been able to use technology to defeat exile"

Industry delayed EU regulation of toxic chemicals - shows why "science-based" policy is a lie: it can be manipulated

Transparency Watch Releases Searchable Database Of 27,000 US Intelligence Workers - interesting

Report: EU member states seek to dump #netneutrality completely - let's hope the @Europarl_EN stands up for public

Keep the ban on bee-killing pesticides - the greed & stupidity of these agchem companies is incredible

Chris Christie: Your NSA Fears Are Bullshit And Civil Liberties Advocates Are Extremists - not a very bright chap

Australian ISP Promises Free Lawyers For Targets Of Copyright Trolls - welcome, clever move #AU

New Whistleblower Claims UK's Nuclear Submarine Fleet A 'Disaster Waiting To Happen' - maybe we should check

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150518 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Where there is oil and gas there is Schlumberger - great piece on a "secret" dirty oil company, ripe for divestment

#TPP: "Our biosecurity regime is science-based & it is not up for negotiation" - just means you change the "science"

Balkan coal rush risks lasting damage, campaigners warn - just crazy

UK burglars find new use for low-cost #drones: “casing” properties - at least they're not weaponised, as in Ukraine

Ist #TTIP am Ende? - good summary of evident growing failure of negotiations (v @Volksentscheid @michelreimon)

The Light Phone Is The Anti-Smartphone - the first post-Snowden mobile..

Border Patrol Agents Tase Woman For Refusing To Cooperate With Their Bogus Search - wow

Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare - kicking the sick while they're down #TPP

US farmer says hormoned beef must be part of #TTIP deal - this is what they want...

Why Fast Track Is a Dangerous Gift to Corporate Lobbies - and thus bad for the public

Broad Coalition Rallies to Defeat Obama on Trade Deal - & that says something... #TPA

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Insists His Emails With The MPAA Are Super Secret - what a tale

.@peabodyenergy exploited Ebola crisis for corporate gain, say health experts - … these people are sick

#Israel faces Fifa suspension after claims it discriminates against Palestinians - interesting #palestine

Monday, 18 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150517 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Police warn big budget cuts will lead to 'paramilitary' force - which is, of course, precisely what the UK gov wants

another reason why expanding surveillance is wrong and counterproductive - more Bobbies on the beat, not on the bits

Google Maps is convinced that @glynmoody is in the National Library of France; where does it think you are...? (v @Asher_Wolf)#maraudersmap

Navy whistleblower on the run after exposing alleged #Trident safety failings - shooting the messenger, as usual

South Korea's New Law Mandates Installation Of Government-Approved Spyware On Teens' Smartphones - crazy stuff

Goodbye and Thanks - Highlights from 1400 posts on the Open Enterprise blog, which has now come to an end.

Civil society groups form "Better Regulation" watchdog to protect citizen, worker & consumer rights - sadly necessary

Appeals court slashes down Apple’s $930M win against Samsung - colossal waste of effort

While Other Countries Debate Copyright Terms, Canada Just Takes Record Labels' Word That It Needs To Increase -

Complaint to Secretary-General on Commission's industry-dominated fracking group - how much does EC want to be hated?

Oxford University rules out investing in coal and tar sands - it's a start... #divestment

Tired Of Losing Legal Challenges To Its Surveillance, UK Gov. Secretly Changes Law So It Can Win - hardly cricket

Appeals Court Gets It Right Second Time: Actress Had No Copyright Interest In 'Innocence Of Muslims' - that's good

Warren disputes Obama’s promises on trade deal - the battle continues #TPA #TPP

US Officials Leak Info About ISIS Raid More Sensitive Than Anything Snowden Ever Leaked - indeed

Sunday, 17 May 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150516 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Stand der Dinge nach der 9. TTIP-Verhandlungsrunde - if even half of this report is true, #TTIP is clearly doomed

Corfu deaths: Thomas Cook's '£3.5m compensation dwarfed that of parents' - corporate reputation > childrens' lives

TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - all 51 of them, with info on #TTIP, #CETA, #TPP, #TISA & much more

MPAA Complained So We Seized Your Funds, PayPal Says - further confirmation that #paypal is evil

'New Irish' Christians mobilise to vote no to gay marriage - I'm amazed how hard some try to stop others being happy

Cheap blindness drug should be made widely available, says WHO - but profits being put before patients by pharma