Friday, 7 June 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 130605 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Pesticides are a 'dead end' for bees and the environment - note pesticide ban would be impossible under #TAFTA/#TTIP

Verizon: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Americans daily - imagine what NSA is doing with EU records

UK Government £6,000 per year per desktop spend a frightening insight into public sector IT - one word: #Windows

Saudi Arabia bans Viber web communication tool - had to happen

Wie die Industrielobby den EU-Datenschutz verwässern will - betrayed by #EU politicians

Europeans see EU going in the wrong direction: Survey - it'll be worse once they learn about investor-state disputes

EU institutions seek exclusion, extra time on data protection - oh look, EU thinks it's above its own laws

People Begin To Wake Up To Massive Dangers Of Investor-State Dispute Resolution - pl. spread this widely #TAFTA/#TTIP

It's time we challenged agricultural hegemony - #farmers, not #badgers, are the problem in the US

French MPs adopt a government amendment denying priority to #freesw in future public service for digital education -

Meeting Mr #Firefox: Johnathan Nightingale - what's in store for this key #opensource project #mozilla

US terms for Japan’s entry holds Japan and #TPP to ransom - insane: #japan gives US a blank cheque; great analysis

Hugenholtz & Hargreaves on Modernising the European #Copyright Framework - not read it, but looks interesting

Feds say they can search your laptop at the border but won’t say why - the US police state welcomes you...

#Python Software Foundation publishes Code of Conduct - interesting move

Data protection in the EU: the certainty of uncertainty - good intro to area #privacy

Why does the #EU hate #LDCs so much? - doesn't it realise that one day it will be begging them for help?

#Turkey's resistance image forged as pepper spray burns woman in red dress - nice piece

White House upholds 'critical tool in protecting nation from terrorist threats' - how do people still fall for this?

#Erdogan defies Turkish protesters - live updates - he is clearly out of his pram #turkey

The Trouble with the #TPP: My Appearance before the International Trade Committee - good stuff from @mgeist

Ascending the stack: climbing Battersea Power Station - wonderful pix; they also make me feel sick (v @sinkdeep)

RT @normative  That's like saying searches of homes can be useful to find murder weapons... so we  searched everyone's home. >> this

#Australia Sets New Overblocking Record: Aims For One Site, Takes Down 250,000 - not really close, was it?

"This is for everyone" wrote @timberners_lee during the London Olympics; but that was before the Web was #DRM'd...

The NSA surveillance story reinforces why an entity like #WikiLeaks is so important - & why we must support it

NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files reveal - I'm glad I always assumed so #PGP

What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know - @schneierblog on fine form

New York Senate makes it a felony to annoy a police officer - no comment necessary

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