Thursday, 29 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121128 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Iran's Latest Move To Stifle Dissent: Requiring ID Cards To Go Online - let's hope others don't follow suit

Leistungsschutzrecht wirkt und bringt Verlagen Geld - ha!

Newzbin2, the MPAA’s Usenet Enemy #1, Calls it Quits - surprising, doesn't matter

What hand did the British government have in halting Richard O'Dwyer extradition, & why are they not claiming credit? -

German Chancellor Says Only Print Media Can Teach You 'Real' Reading - really?

Lib Dems 'may ditch' Communications Data Bill - "may" isn't good enough...

EFSA's final report on Seralini fans flames of controversy - has zero credibility

Outdated European Copyright Levy System Descends Further Into Disarray - time to put it out of its misery

Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing - fab stuff

#Argentina faces 65bn dollars in claims; plans to abandon international litigations court - understandably

Military judge accepts plea terms in Bradley Manning case - complicated

#Pakistan's Move Against Maps…and Openness - "already completely available on the internet"

Kenyan Filmmaker Looking To Cuts Costs By Using 'Pirates' As His Distributors - innovative #ke

DuPont Sends in Former Cops to Enforce Seed Patents: Commodities - farmers who dare to keep seed for next year...

Father Of Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Settles Case For 300 Euros - understandable, but regrettable #fi

Conservatives Defeat Bill Promoting Developing World Access to Generic Drugs - making sure a few more poor people die

Staples Announces In-Store 3-D Printing Service - the new photocopier has arrived #3dprinter

Is BitTorrent The Future Of Book Publishing? Tim Ferriss Is Banking On It - shrewd move

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121127 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Patent troll hits Apple for using headphones - guess who...

Secretive #TPP negotiations betray all New Zealanders - to keep Pharmac? fight for it...

Unitary Patent Not Compliant with #EU Law - so try again

Canadians: write to Parliament about keeping generic pharma available to poor countries - people will die otherwise...

The Woman Behind #CryptoParty - nice profile of @Asher_Wolf 

#GM industry fund parliamentary group to promote return of GM crops to Britain - this needs to be watched & fought

RT @DaHammerstein Mandatory #openaccess to #EU funded published scientific research just approved in European Parliament.>>yay, but details?

Richard O'Dwyer strikes US deal to avoid extradition - understandably, but should never have come to this

Canada Creates Cap On Liability For File Sharing Lawsuits - everywhere should have this

In #Finland, piracy fines are orders of magnitude higher than fines for rape, torture and murder - staggering if true

#OpenAccess in der EU: Konservative wollen Verlage für “Verluste” entschädigen - ridiculous protection of old models

Africa’s Mobile Market To Pass 80% Subscriber Penetration In Q1 Next Year; 13.9% Of Global Cellular Market By 2017 -

Samsung Galaxy Camera Is a Game Changer - I'm not totally convinced, but we shall see #android

German lawmakers condemn Google campaign against copyright law - yeah, what about the publishers' lobbying for it?

German lawmakers condemn Google campaign against copyright law - yeah, what about the publishers' lobbying for it?

Ballmer sees 'unprecedented opportunity' for Microsoft - fire him, presumably

German Court Holds Internet User Responsible For Passing On Unknown, Encrypted File - seems a little harsh...

#Mozilla invests in, marking first VC foray - whoa, really?

UK needs Palestinian assurances before backing UN statehood vote, says Hague - adopts poodle position

New #xkcd store - support this genius if you can

Ein Meilenstein erreicht, 99 vor uns: Die Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek - sounds potentially fab

Unitary Patent: the legal services of the European Parliament confirms doubts about illegalities, MEPs plunge ahead -

Amazon Publishing takes on Europe; Kirshbaum to head U.S. in reorg - potentially big 

Dear #ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency' - quite #wcit


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121126 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Worth a Thousand Words: On Elephants, Literally - why are elephants hairy? #science

Discussion program Regarding Nepal’s position at #WCIT - fights the evil empire #itu

German renewable energy drive brings emissions cuts success - & it has a thriving economy: US take note

Exposed: elite club of lawyers who make millions from suing states - time to ban investor-state provisions in FTAs

Google startet Kampagne gegen das Leistungsschutzrecht - took so long? #de #copyright

Four more ethnic Tibetans have self-immolated -"government booklet calling the Tibetan language irrelevant"

Bacon. - I hear some people like it

Open Access and the Prisoner's Dilemma - well put #oa

As Feared, #Brazil's 'Anti-ACTA' Marco Civil Killed Off By Lobbyists - frustrating waste of effort

Bt failure to hit GM cotton yield by 40%: Maharashtra Govt - 5000 farmer suicides expected this year in Maharashtra

No #TPP deal unless dairy and Pharmac are in, says Key - #nz

'I Am Bitterly, Bitterly Disappointed' in You, World's Best Father Tells Children in Heartwarming Letter - ah, bless

Court date set: Man facing rare refusal-to-unlock-encryption charge - bad law strikes again #rip

"proposals could “open the floodgates” for actions by non-practising entities" - EU Unitary Pat disaster (v @zoobab)

RT @MsLods @ellenbroad Aust govt's response to JSCOT's report on #ACTAwas tabled this afternoon:  #copyright #TPP 

Europe's €50bn bung that enriches landowners and kills wildlife - end this absurdity now #farmsubsidies

RT @ebxnews @MarietjeD66 told by @usambeu that internet freedom best protected by stakeholders not govts.>> e.g. the copyright industry...

China Hails #ITU Internet Takeover By Blowing Its Favorite Trumpet: Distrusting The US - out of the frying pan...

South African Bill seeks to impose jail sentence on gTLD offenders - seems a little harsh...

Politische Kampagnen von Google: Großkonzerne sind nicht immer Teil der Lösung, sondern auch Teil des Problems - wahr

Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years’ Of #FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal -

Google launches “Defend Your Net” campaign in #Germany to protest against planned #copyright restrictions -

In case you wondered just how much the EU hates #ACTA . . . - let's hope this is true (v @jjkaraganis)

Gathering Evidence for a Fact-Based #Copyright Policy - happening in the UK? interesting results...

Children and privacy rights within the family: are we normalising a surveillance culture? - great post

RT @OKFN Like what we've been doing? We need your support to continue and expand our work >>doing good stuff #openness

Misspokesman: IDF New Media officer poses 'Obama Style' - in blackface - interesting analysis (v @asteris @nealunger)

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures - #ru

Free Market Failure: Telco Profit Margin On Data Roaming Exceeds One Million Per Cent - honest capitalism...

Hungarian far-right leader requests ‘lists of Jews’ - the mask slips #hu

Life Around Cooling Stars - wonderful stuff #science

Russian Supreme Court: ISPs Need To Proactively Block 'Illegal Content' - crazy ruling #ru

#OpenData and Privacy Concerns in Biomedical Research - tricky but important stuff

72 hours for #Palestine - will cameron bottle out? #un

Datalove USBs calling for Copyright Reform for each Member of the EU Parliament - hmmm

Apparently All That Stuff About Needing #SOPA To Go After Foreign Sites Was Bogus - let's remember this next time...

Dear RIAA: Pirates Buy More. Full Stop. Deal With It. - just about every study shows this: accept it

Schwangerschaft: Luftverschmutzung könnte Risiko für Autismus erhöhen - not those vaccines...

Credit card companies' WikiLeaks block just fine, EU says - gosh, EU really showing its indepedence there

Germany’s Bad, & Illegal, Proposal to Require “Ancillary Copyright” Licensing of Internet Search - if you missed it

Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires - they really ebooks to fail

The Oracle v. Google Trial Transcripts Now Complete and Groklaw Honored - light reading for the hols

BitTorrent Site Owners Fear European Domain Name Seizures - not a good development

Wissenschaftler gegen Leistungsschutzrecht: “Gefahr unabsehbarer negativer Folgen” - well, indeed

From California to #India the GM Battle Rolls On - this time, it's global...

Deutschland will keine neuen Internet-Regeln - opposition to#ITU grows... #wcit

How Do You Say 'Twitter Joke Trial' In Chinese? - hey, that's not funny #china

Government to begin checking thyroids of children from outside #Fukushima - yikes (v @asteris @Michelle9647)#japan

EU Parliament Resolution on #WCIT flawed - gosh, look, same tired arguments (v @PostActa)#transparency #itu

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

To Damon Krukowski & Everyone Who Is Concerned About #Spotify's Impact On Music - useful analysis of the numbers

Examples of Non-Military, Non-Police use of #Drones - a short list (add your own...)

EU-Kommissarin fordert Meldepflicht für Hackerattacken - I suspect this will come #security

The ticking clock, stopped - another nice what-if? from Charlie Stross

Twitter Law - "It is my theory that the pious busybodies have set their sights on Twitter"

UN Agency's Leaked Playbook: Panic, Chaos over Anti-Internet Treaty - #ITU even worse than I thought #wcit

Announcing: the Open Knowledge Foundation in #France - great news

Google reportedly gearing up to launch its own, 12.85-inch #Chrome OS touch notebook in Q1 2013 - interesting move

Kickstarter, Trademarks and Lies - oh dear, trouble brewing? #arduino

Can The FTC And DOJ Do What The USPTO Won't? Crack Down On Patent Trolls - oh, look, a monopoly

Call for Participation: Digital Openness Index - fascinating stuff #opendata #openness

Citizens coalition or industry frontgroup? Covert lobby for shale gas enters European Parliament - guess #fracking

OECD: Telcos Overcharging By Five Orders Of Magnitude - this is presumably what the #ITU wants for the Internet..#wcit

Facebook partially blocked in #Tajikistan on government’s order - for who knows what reason...

Munich Shows How Open Source Saves Big Money - not looking so clever now #linux #de

EU plans to implement mandatory cyber incident reporting - wonder how that will go down #security

Early-Morning Raid Sent To Confiscate 9-Year-Old's Winnie The Pooh Laptop For Downloading Music - yeah, proportionate

#jobs at UK's Open Data Institute - the cool place to be (v @Rchards @OliviaBurman)#opendata

Another #fairuse victory for libraries - yay (v @copyrightgirl)

Bundestagskommission empfiehlt ständigen Internet-Ausschuss - pros & cons here... (v @jeffjarvis)#de

Wearing V For Vendetta Guy Fawkes Masks Declared Illegal In Dubai - was bound to happen

Doha climate talks: US defends 'enormous' efforts - true: Obama has made an "enormous" contribution to climate change

The #CETA Leak: Major Outstanding Issues Remain in an Unbalanced Deal - big; #ACTA stuff is out

Mobildienst Weixin: Chinas Anti-Facebook will den Weltmarkt stürmen - can't see why westerners would join this

400 African organisations call for ban on #GM crops - pretty significant #africa

Open Rights Group To Intervene in Speculative Invoicing Case - "ORG has reached a turning point in its development"

David Kappos' war on poor people, and his indifference to broader public interest reforms - he can't go soon enough...

SCOTUS leaves in place ruling that protects right to record police - I should hope so too

Google Type uses image search to generate fonts -; pointless, but clever

Monday, 26 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121124 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

RT @partido_pirata The Icelandic MP and #wikileaks Activist @birgittaj elected first President of the new #Pirate vessel >>congrats #is

Open source, sonar-controlled vibrator you play like a theremin, with your whole body - sounds fun

OggCamp explored: inside the open source event - useful report (v @opensourcerer ‏@uktechnews)

Megaupload Shutdown Hurt Box Office Revenues - more evidence #sharing can be good for sales

I usually don’t like pie charts, but… - says it all

A Report on the Santa Clara Conference on Software Patents - excellent; incredibly detailed #swpats

Publishing policy papers I wrote for politicians & advisors, and a statement about my personal politics - by @steiny

Why European startups should be furious about Autonomy - points #hp

400.000 Ölfässer in den Sand - this man is utterly barking; and that's good...

Would you trust Vladimir Putin with the keys to the web? -"proof that the ITU isn't a fit organisation to govern" Net

Public Domain Call for Arts! - names of those whose work will come into the #publicdomain in 2013 wanted

Britons! Stop the Snoopers' Charter, end the government's spying plan! - must be stopped

5 big tech issues await Obama in second term - includespiracy??? </facepalm> (v @dangillmor)

New Naval Era Dawns as #China’s Carrier Launches First Jet - "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall.."

Animals are already dissolving in Southern Ocean acid - yet another prediction confirmed #climatechange

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Competition to design a hydrophilic, self-filling water-bottle -; let's hope it's placed in #publicdomain

Was Roundup approval based on "bad science"? - we can't tell, because data never released #opendata #monsanto

Anonymous hacker behind Stratfor attack faces life in prison - absurd & vindictive

The Google campaign – An ITU view - "transparency is achieved at the national level": utterly clueless (v @MarietjeD66)

The U.K. Cabinet Office Solves the #OpenStandards Policy Conundrum - upbeat assessment from Andy Updegrove

‘#Gangnam Style’ Defeats Bieber to Become Most-Viewed YouTube Video of All Time - amazing numbers

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

The Unitary Patent and Why We Should be Worried - just in case you'd forgotten #eu

[ENTREVISTA] #Linus Torvalds: “cansei de ler código” (Parte 2) - rounding things off #linus #br

American Ass. of Publishers trying to sabotage copyright treaty for blind and disabled people - read & despise

Blind Treaty on the brink: today moment of truth - shame on barnier & #EC for putting publishers ahead of blind people

Portugal Moves Forward on #OpenStandards - great moves here #pt 

Freie Software in der Internet-Enquete: Letzte Chance für Teilnahme -  wichtig #freesw

A Tale of Two Cities - "from free software to proprietary is newsworthy because it is so rare.  It is “man bites dog”."

3 Reasons Why PC Demand Can Get Weaker Still -

Live Transport of Farmed Animals - #epetition against this unnecessary suffering

EU-Kommission verweigert umfassende Auskunft zu #CleanIT - wonder why not... (v @grmpyoldman) 

How Drug Company Money Is Undermining Science - problem we need to address now #badpharma (v @bengoldacre)

Friday, 23 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121121 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

As Supreme Court Software Patent Ban Turns 40, It's Time To Stop Ignoring It - another nice analysis

South Korea Arrests Man For Re-Tweeting Oppressive North Korean Government; Wins Ultimate Irony Award - hilarious & sad

Shareable's Future Hangs in the Balance - this is very worrying

TSA/Airport Security: Killing Us On Christmas - important analysis based on statistics

Losing Humanity: The Case against Killer Robots - wants to ban them; great idea, but too late?

Company Sues Kickstarter Over 3D Printer Patent, Maligns 'Hackers And Makers' - absurd and insulting

Unitary Patent: a compromise that excludes the Parliament, the European law and its companies - update on the #eu farce

Allegedly defamatory content definitely de-indexed from Google UK, Google does not do this lightly, injunction likely -

Fixing Copyright: The Purpose Of Copyright - lest we forget

Counterfeiters counterfeit anti-counterfeiting notice - fakers gonna fake

Debate on Lithuanian Nuclear Power Deal Centres on Access to Information - unacceptable secrecy #lt

Expose Blatant Security Hole From AT&T... Face Five Years In Jail - absurd vindictiveness

Are you ready for appliances that are smarter than you? -'re here: fridges running #android

Dr. Fields at the Huffington Post is wrong on open access - how #oa

Paypal Bans Usenet Providers Over Piracy Concerns - reason to hate the awful #paypal

The Fixer's Manifesto: if it's broken, fix it! - nice

Historical look at #OpenInnovation - nothing new under the sun...

GM corn variety 'cannot be regarded as safe': Author of study linking food to cancer issues new attack - #dailymail

At next year’s Thanksgiving, salmonella may be among the fixings - this is insane

Supplying The Missing Ingredient In Evidence-Based Policymaking: Evidence - is that asking too much? #eu

Chevron files DiNapoli complaint with JCOPE - #chevroncontinues its bullying

#WCIT: the battle for hearts, minds and the Internet - backgrounder to the battle for control of the Net

Steven Sinofsky refused to build tablet support for Windows 7, frustrating Ballmer - more details emerge

Why we are making all #WCIT documents public - hugely important release: "overwhelming public interest case"

Weltkonferenz zur internationalen Telekommunikation: EU-Parlament lehnt ITU-Pläne zur Netzkontrolle ab - well done, EP

Europarliament unanimously passes resolution against #ITU asserting control over the Internet - well done #MEPs #wcit

FFII asks EU Court to accept amicus curiae briefs on #ACTA - good idea

Can we trust that increasingly runs our lives? - as usual,#bbc has no mention of #opensource (v @klang67)#fail

#Hadopi : forte baisse des envois de recommandés - but have they stopped downloading or just become more cunning?

How to follow events live at #WCIT - useful stuff

Paris 1200: Complete Works of Pérotin on Spotify - one of my favourites

U.K. Telecoms Regulator Ofcom Pushing For Licence-Exempt White Spaces Spectrum To Be Launched “Towards End Of 2013″ -

3D printing of personal electronics - potentially big

Canadian Supreme Court Serves Stunning Reminder of Patent Bargain - right to emphasise this aspect #quidproquo

EU, Canada attempt final push towards free trade deal - #canada cave on pharma? (v @mgeist)#ceta

Why Support The #Bitcoin Foundation - useful summary

#Jolla Sets Sail On The Smartphone Sea, Reveals Sailfish OS With #AndroidSupport - be mad not to #linux

#CETA: We are not Reassured - transparency long overdue #acta

WTO Dispute Body Hears Sides On Australia #Tobacco Law - outrageous weighing corporate profits against public health

Payright: A Copyright/Patent Reform Proposal To Make Piracy Obsolete - some interesting ideas

Stallman’s got company: Researcher wants #nanotech patent moratorium - indispensable if this tech is to take off

Hours to stop #Uganda's gay death penalty - shocking

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121120 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

3D Systems Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Formlabs And Kickstarter - why kickstarter too? (v @sinkdeep)

Data isn’t just the new oil, it’s the new money. Ask Zoë Keating - interesting points

How #OpenData Can Save Money - and Lives - which is why we need more of it #clinicaldata #drugs

Why Was It #Poland That Led The European Revolt Against #ACTA? - an important question

Russians back down from leaked U.N. Internet proposal - plenty to worry about #wcit

US Patent Boss Completely Clueless: Insists That Patent Fights Show The System 'Wires Us For Innovation' - quite

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121119 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

MT @MariaDamanakiEU EU measures for the #sustainability of stocks of Shortfin Mako and Portbeagle were not supported #ICCAT #sharks >> shame

Microsoft profite d'un couac local pour dénigrer OpenOffice et LibreOffice - getting desperate much?

Statement: call to action vs the planting of GMO corn in open field situations in#Mexico - more worried scientists

Moody’s downgrades France’s credit rating - nothing to do with me...

Here comes Vdio: Janus Friis’ video service launches private beta in UK and US - wonder how this will be

Framazic, l'entrée musique libre du réseau Framasoft par Martin Gubri - nice

Green farming agenda faces EU budget axe - incredibly short sighted

Why all pharmaceutical research should be made #openaccess - yup: the next battle #oa

Two-tonne Witch computer gets a reboot - "world's oldest original working digital computer"; beautiful

Why big data could sink Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ - point

MP Peter Lilley has received more than $400,000 in oil company share options - well, who would have guessed...?

Police chiefs criticised over undercover spies lawsuit - this is why we must not have secret courts #uk

RIAA Hammers Google With DMCA Takedowns In Six Strikes Prelude - insane abuse: they should pay a fee for each one

European public development money for #Monsanto? - unacceptable #ebrd

Apple's profits fetish could spell its DOOM - another voice

#HTC Rebuts Report It’s Paying #Apple $6-$8 Per Handset Under 10-Year Licensing Deal: “It Is A Outrageous Number” -

#Copyright Hardliners Adapt 'Copyright Reform' Language; They Just Mean In The Other Direction - </facepalm> #eu

Porn companies adopt facial-recognition technology -, imagine the social damage this will cause (v @kaatje36)

Horizon 2020: Defending #OpenAccess and #OpenData - at stake #eu

FSFE welcomes German Government's White Paper on "Secure Boot" - "device owners must be in complete control"

German Pirate Party Provokes With ‘Pirated’ Big Brand Poster Campaign - hey, now this is more like it

ZARA: Detox our Fashion Now - #zara being evil, apparently#epetition asking them to stop

Why doesn't your lab have a #3Dprinter yet? - soon, no one will even ask question (v @phylogenomics @sciencegoddess)

Orange et SFR lancent leurs offres de CDN. Une menace pour la neutralité du net? - good point #netneutrality

How To Code A Life - will #opensource #syntheticbiologyevery take off? will it be allowed to?

50 Shades of Grey in Scientific Publication: How Digital Publishing Is Harming Science - a sad, bitter little piece

Outrage as #Facebook Post Leads to Arrests in India - given the circumstances

Position on EU Horizon 2020 #OpenAccess policy - great stuff, especially eliminating sui generis rights on databases 

Will the Information Commissioner be consistent? - good question #uk

Report: Linux, Including Ubuntu, Faring Well on the Web - over the world(wideweb)

Zeitungssterben: Gruner+Jahr-Vorstand will "Financial Times Deutschland" einstellen - whoa, didn't see that coming #ft

German government advocates security in the hands of users - useful move #secureboot

US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already" - world to Kappos: get lost (oh, wait you are...)

Shareholder resolutions for political disclosure enjoy significant support - great idea

State of the Species - fabulous piece about whether and how we might survive our own global success...

San Diego Refuses To Answer FOIA Requests About #Drones Because 'There Is Very Little Public Benefit' - yeah, right

Governo manifesta apoio ao Marco Civil - yeah, but artigo 15 is still there... #br

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. - & welcome move by #google regarding #wcit

The de-democratisation of democratised media - "If ignorance is no defence we at least need clear and concise laws."

Half of UK Internet users can’t say for sure if they have accessed illegal content - pretty ill-defined, then...

Myriad's Ways - in SCOTUS's sights - let's hope#genepatents

Europarliament Scolds Visa, MasterCard, PayPal For Killing WikiLeaks Donations; Initiates Regulation - pretty big

ITU: Draft of the Future International Telecommunications Regulations - good, detailed analysis (v @PostActa)#wcit

China überschüttet Europa mit Geld - 2Erstmals hat China mehr Geld in Europa investiert als umgekehrt." a milestone is doing some research on self-dissemination of work by scholars; v short questionnaire here -

Newspaper owner tells critic: No reviews of films featuring strong women - what a twit (v @onthemedia @sivavaid)

#Stuxnet's Infection Of Chevron Shows Why 'Weaponized' #Malware Is A Bad Idea - just in case you had any doubts

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121118 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#WorldBank's Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century - well, well, well

#Africa: Let's Re-Examine AU Intellectual Property Stance - stuff

WIPO Copyright Committee (SCCR 25) begins week of negotiations. Treaties for disabilities and broadcasting are focus -

#EFSA: A playground of the biotech industry? - more criticism of this flawed organisation

Obama visit: Activists take #TPP protest to airport - good to see awareness of the issues in #thailand

Fraud fighter: 'Faked research is endemic in #China' - brave chap

The online highway code: 3 simple rules to solve the internet - "Think of it as a crowd-sourced version of Dignitas."

PM to crackdown on 'time-wasting' appeals - er, aren't those "time-wasting appeals" what we call democratic discussion?

UK Collecting Societies To Adopt Minimum Standards - time, no?

Now the power is yours! - another rather bizarre video from the European Commission (v @asteris @BrunoBrussels)

Attacks on Seralini "about large sums of money" - "Séralini chose the same strain of rat as Monsanto." good interview

The Legacy of Linus Torvalds: Linux, Git, and One Giant Flamethrower - the 3rd #linus interview in a couple of weeks...

Prime Minister misses the point on judicial reviews -, no doubt #democracy

Ray Kurzweil on the future of work: Lifelong learning and an #opensourceeconomy - (v @schestowitz)

Release An Unfairly Jailed War Hero - if the facts are as stated here, this is absurd and unjust

EU finally supports binding Treaty Visually Impaired: offical statement at WIPO - yes, at last: now US is only hold-out

#WHO Denies Industry Money Unduly Influencing Noncommunicable Disease Fight - but no one believes them

#re:publica – Early-Bird-Tickets in unter einer Stunde ausverkauft - clearly the place to be next May...

New Book Teaches Kids #OpenSource Programming - idea #education #hacking

Here is why Cisco bought Meraki for $1.2 billion in cash - they betrayed their #opensource roots early on...

Now five Environment ministers want review of GM approvals - momentum continues to build #seralini #monsanto

This Trend Is Very Worrisome For Apple - two graphs that say it all #smartphones

Brevet unitaire européen: un compromis veut écarter l'Union européenne - #opensource & European Parliament under attack

Forthcoming book on conservative & libertarian skepticism about our #copyrightsystem - v welcome trend (v @jeffjarvis)

The Debate over #Copyright Reform Cannot Be Censored - a document or two won't stop it...

Future perfect? The JURI is out, and Europe waits ... - like the #unitarypatent trick is going through #swpats

Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA - 'cos murderer gave his #DNA #doh

Court Decisions - fun and games in #kazakhstan...or maybe not

Gmail In #Cherokee: Why Google Is Awesome - wonderful news for the language: kudos #linguistics

World's most expensive #coffee tainted by 'horrific' civet abuse - we should have guessed this would happen...

App Developer Hijacks Customer Twitter Accounts In An Attempt To Shame Pirates - strange how it always goes wrong

#Firefox for #Android Now Available for Millions More Phones - will now run on #ARMv6 architecture

JSTOR provides free access to Wikipedia editors via pilot program - great; now could the other 7 billion of us have it?

Actual Age Of Earth Is 'One Of The Great Mysteries'  -, this stupidity is "1 of the great mysteries" (v @normative)

wow, this is fun: the #BBC won't let me access the site 'cos I'm in UK - ironic much?

Rep. Darrell Issa Wants To Make It Clear That You're Allowed To Rip Your DVDs - ridiculous it needs a new bill...]

Activists’ #drone shot out of the sky for fourth time - this will soon be too common to mention (v @drones)

The Owners’ Rights Initiative - "We believe in the fundamental premise that if you bought it, you own it" #us

Europatent latest rumour: is it "bye-bye, infringement"? - if true, this will be a disaster of epic proportions...

Monday, 19 November 2012


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121117 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

That Was Fast: Hollywood Already Browbeat The Republicans Into Retracting Report On Copyright Reform - sad, no surprise

Kim Dotcom’s plan to give New Zealanders free internet could just work - could be fun

Why #Linus Torvalds would rather code than make money - be interview linus month...

Growing wave of resistance to attacks on #Seralini - a pivotal moment, perhaps #gm

What do we do about untrustworthy Certificate Authorities? - crucially important issue #security

Victory: government backs down from "default" filtering? - so sure, but I hope so... #uk

The day I saw 248 girls suffering genital mutilation - on a staggering scale #fgm

Request for comments: Draft EU Parliamentary resolution on #WCIT-2012 - important stuff

Backflip on #Thailand #TPP membership talks - this is all getting very odd:  will they, won't they? (v @elgrodo)

BBC Middle East Bureau Chief @pdanahar is doing great work providing eye-witness reports of what's happening now in #gaza

An open letter to Rep. Joe Kennedy on seizing the #copyright initiative - more USians need to write similar letter

A first look at the biochemistry of whale sharks - piece about how little we know (v @BoraZ @Laelaps)

Cut health and education not industrial base, says chairman of mining group Anglo American - selfish & moronic #uk

The Almost-Complete Mercury Music Prize Awards 1992-2012, as Spotify Playlists - the wonders of spotify

[RT] Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 121117 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Beware the Smart Campaign - raises important issue; bonus points: mentions "The Prisoner" #psephology

RT @suigenerisjen"#WestPapua can win, exiles say" - >>I admire their optimism...

MT @YourAnonNews#Anonymous responds to being labeled as "Terrorists" by pro-Israeli media interesting (v @kaatje36)