Thursday, 31 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131029 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

"senior intelligence officials mounted uncompromising defence of their current programmes" - next: coup d'état? #nsa

#NSA Spying Fallout: German Conservative Calls for End of Data Pact - which is interesting.... (v @teirdes)

European Court Of Justice Hands Down Big Win For #Transparency in Europe - great, more please... #EU

VZBV und Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragter fordern Datenschutz statt Überwachung - quite

Motorola's Project Ara, modular phone hardware platform -  "do for h/w what the Android platform has done for s/w"

Nasa hacking case: mothers accuse US of targeting British 'geeks' - only US allowed to break into computers... #NSA

A Tale of Two Drugs - excellent analysis of crazy drug pricing (v @Sean_Fiil_Flynn)#pharma

BBC News and Current Affairs review - fed up with #BBC's supine & craven journalism? here's your chance to complain

The Snowden Leaks and the Public - well-written summary of the story so far by one @arusbridger #gchq #nsa

UK profits from Indonesia's destructive mining industry - #indonesia's paradise becomes hell on earth #dirtycoal

good to see more people waking up to dangers of #TAFTA/#TTIP, #CETA, #TPP et al. - transparency now (v @remixtures)

impacts of #TTIP/#TAFTA  on EU’s environmental & food safety policies - important study from European Parliament

Leading EU party wants to ditch EU-US data agreement - EPP group wants to terminate Safe Harbour

Of #Surveillance Debates and #OpenClinicalData - pl. contact politicians on these important issues

2009: Man Buys 5000 #Bitcoins For $27, Forgets About Them. 2013: Man Rediscovers His Bitcoins, Now Worth $886,000 -

NSA, DHS Sued For Threatening People Who Created Parody Merchandise - quite right

Food giants pour millions into defeating Washington GMO label measure - & will do same with #TAFTA/#TTIP (v @jimgris)

On #NSA claims about misreporting of two slides - interesting & good to see @ggreenwald fighting back against the FUD

NSA stores data to target any citizen at any time - Greenwald - still have nothing 2 hide? (v @JenniferPGeneva @aral)

Boris Johnson defends Guardian over #NSA revelations - well, kudos for that, then...

Fake Feta: Digging into the Intellectual Property Details of the Canada - EU Trade Agreement - useful summary #CETA

Protecting citizens’ health: Transparency of clinical trial data on medicines in the EU - must be #opendata

anche il Papa è stato intercettato - well, the Pope would have been offended otherwise (v @wblau @JanAlbrecht)#nsa

Is #Cisco Open-Sourcing its Code - or Openwashing? - close, but not close enough #h264 #swpats

#NSA infiltrates links to #Yahoo, #Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say - still think it's benign?

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet - we could be needing this... #surveillance

After #NSA leaks, we've got to talk about rebalancing security & privacy - great piece from ever-wise @julianhuppert

Mike Rogers: You Can't Have Your Privacy Violated If You Don't Know About It - incredible arrogance

“Features of PGP are built into the code itself so it can function like regular email" - more on "Dark Mail Alliance"

Steam is now bigger than Xbox Live - sign of the times...

Watch The Video Of Rep. Mike Rogers Attacking Fellow Reps For Saying They Had No Idea NSA Spied On Foreign Leaders -

1ª Comissão Reduz Direitos, Liberdades e Garantias dos cidadãos - foolish move, #portugal (v @RuiSeabra)

Soft War - good, accessible explanation of why #swpats & patent trolls harm the sw business by @JamesBessen

#NSA's Talking Points On Snowden Leaks Say To Emphasize 9/11 - deconstructing FUD

Eben Moglen on #Snowden & the Future II - today at 4:30pm Eastern Time; will be livestreamed - bound to be fantastic

"essential that #TTIP reflect highest standard of intellectual property rights protection of any prior agreement” -

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s hopes for the Open Government Partnership - all vitally important stuff #openness

Lavabit To Release Code As #OpenSource, Dark Mail Alliance To Create Even More Secure Email - some first details

Friends of the Earth decries #TAFTA/#TTIP's efforts to weaken regulation of chemicals, “fracking” and food safety -

statement on #TTIP and toxic chemicals [pdf] - Center for International Environmental Law, FoE U.S, and Sierra Club

Deregulatory Disappointment: #TAFTA/#TTIP [pdf] - thorough analysis of environmental problems from FoE

Keith Alexander, On Stage While Story Of NSA Infiltrations Breaks, Tries To Mislead With Response - nice try, but no

Eben Moglen on #Snowden & the Future II - just started; being livestreamed - bound to be fantastic - don't miss

Rep. Mike Rogers Angrily Defends Bathroom Spycam -  ha! well played, sir... #privacy

Alliance for Food Sovereignty in #Africa  warns ARIPO over drift to UPOV 91 -  would be a terrible move

#NSA  Issues Non-Denial Denial Of Infiltrating Google & Yahoo's Networks -   #yahoo  looking totally clueless here

Wednesday, 30 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131028 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

How #NSA Spying On Angela Merkel May Scuttle #TAFTA/#TTIP Trade Agreement - interesting collateral effects

RT @jamie_love USTR wants more corporate influence on setting of EU rules on environment and health. #TTIP>> says Mullaney /cc @MimicaEU

MT @EU_TTIP_team  EU chief negotiator: "In #TTIP negotiations right to regulate will not be compromised">>but US wants to regulate EU too

#ODI global network announced - good to see #opendata spreading around the world

RT @jamie_love At some point the public reaction to the investor state provisions in #ttip will go nuclear.>>yes: #ISDS is the new #ACTA

Italy Plans 2 Wipe Out Pirate Sites & Expose Owners - who cares about proportionality or due process? (v @Asher_Wolf)

Datenschutz: CSU-Politiker will Safe-Harbor-Pakt mit Washington kündigen - so it continues (v @jwildeboer)

#Russia's Leading Social Network #VKontakte Cleared Of Copyright Infringement - well, well, well

Extent of Peruvian Amazon lost to illegal goldmines mapped for first time - the curse of #gold #peru

Bundestag wants to question #Snowden over US eavesdropping - now that would be interesting #de

#Eclipse Foundation Creates European Subsidiary to Support Growing #Opensource Community - excellent news

Real Lesson of #NSA: If Your Power Depends on Insiders vs. Outsiders, Time for Plan B - excellent, hopeful analysis

Derivatives dispute harming EU-US free-trade talks - more problems for #TAFTA/#TTIP

#China to negotiate upgraded FTA with ASEAN - counterpoise to #TPP?

British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key - a truly dispiriting spectacle #surveillance

Hunt loses legal battle as hospital cuts ruled illegal - shows UK gov want to destroy #NHS, even when it works well

Froman & #TPP: Not all demands will be met - translation: we're going to force our demands on everyone else, so tough

Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of #London - wow; amazing that stuff like this can still be found

Froman pushing Congress to finalize #TPP - wants Fast Track to push it through without scrutiny... #transparency

U.S. Says France, Spain Aided #NSA Spying - lovely to see them squabbling among themselves (v @kaatje36)

California Regulators Startled To Learn Of Offshore #Fracking - coming to beach near you...

#NSA-Spähaffäre: Frankreich will USA bei Wirtschaftsspionage übertrumpfen - competitive spying; I can't wait...

#NSA Officials Admit: 'We're Screwed Now' After Feinstein's Statement - ha!

#Adobe Breach: 38 Million Users - only? oh, maybe not: "150 million username and hashed password pairs" (v @timbray)

anti-#fracking protests could stop drilling in UK - "but protesters to also campaign for #renewable alternatives"

Obama orders curbs on #NSA spying on U.N. headquarters - but the little people can just get lost

#NSA Officials Livid That White House Is Pretending It Didn't Know About Spying On Foreign Leaders - lovely to see

Phone records given to #NSA by European intelligence, officials say - this is such fun to watch...

Access Info and ALTER EU launched a petition calling for full lobby #transparency in Brussels - important stuff

IsoHunt Resurrected Less Than Two Weeks After $110 Million MPAA Deal - strange how that always happens...

#Africa may be the next factory to the world - almost a certainty, I would have thought.. (v @africatechie)

How NSA’s surveillance state could define Obama’s presidency - "Obama administration wants TTIP badly" (v @normative)

.@VivianeRedingEU:"There are challenges to get it [#TTIP] done and there are issues that will easily derail it" -

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131027 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

El Gobierno pedirá explicaciones hoy a EEUU por supuesto espionaje - #spain joins the #NSA club

Reflections On Long Fight Against The Copyright Monopoly – & What You Can Do - words matter; choose them carefully

Tiananmen Square on lockdown after vehicle careens into crowd, bursts into flame - #china

EU to push ahead on data protection despite UK opposition - hugely important #DPR

Rhetoric Over Climate’s Role In Australian Bushfires Heats Up As Blazes Burn On - denialists say: just let it burn #au

Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (#TAFTA/#TTIP) - lots of useful resources and links

"US-Internetkonzerne konnten ihr Glück über Merkels Schützenhilfe kaum fassen." - what doesn't she get about this?

Spain summons US ambassador over claim #NSA tracked 60m calls/month - the thanks #spain gets for being so compliant?

The UK tops the 2013 #opendata index but how do other countries compare? - good to see, more to do

Embassy Espionage: The NSA's Secret Spy Hub in Berlin - detailed & important

President Obama Says He Had No Idea His Own #NSA Was Spying On Angela Merkel - alexander & clapper must go

Open Clinical Trials: Please Write to Your Health Minister Now - important EU meeting soon - pl. help #opendata

Sondersitzung am 18. November: Bundestag berät über #NSA-Affäre - but will it lead anywhere?

Vkontakte’s Pavel Durov: “Big Brother”-Like #Surveillance Can Be Conquered By Technology - let's hope #nsa

.@ClaudeMoraesMEP statement explaining the reasons for the MEPs' trip to US over #NSA spying - #DPR

Chilean Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet Recommends Review of #TPP Scope and Obligations - better do it soon

#Spain warns US of breakdown in trust after new #NSA revelations - of course, but what does that mean in practice?

UK gov: "If newspapers don't demonstrate social responsibility difficult for government not to act" - what a cheek

Why Proprietary Big Data Technologies Have No Hope Of Competing With Hadoop - for all the usual good reasons

Database hacking spree on US Army, NASA, and others costs gov’t millions - I doubt it; you can't "steal" data...

RT @jonallendc  "The president has full confidence in General Alexander" --@PressSec >>they're doomed when people say that (v @csoghoian)

Cameron makes veiled threat on NSA & GCHQ leaks - does he really think silencing Guardian will stop others elsewhere?

Introducing the #Mozilla Location Service - "based on publicly observable cell tower and WiFi access info" (v @nitot)

BBC coverage criticised for favouring climate change sceptics - what a sad spectacle the #BBC has become

pic of the week: Alp Grüm - wow, that is glorious (v @BoingBoing)

the trouble with Google Glass is that it comes from a prelapsarian time Before #Snowden, when questions about #privacy were still unanswered

Bosporus-Tunnel: Nächster Halt: Asien - I can't wait to ride this... #tr #silkroad

Белый дом: США регулярно требуют выдачи #Сноудена - vlad must be getting really bored with them...

Mexican vigilantes take on drug cartels - and worry authorities - is this the future...?

Revenge Porn Is Bad. Criminalizing It Is Worse - interesting point about existing legal recourse (v @maira)

I've just written to my MP about this - & - perhaps you could too, pl?

#NSA spying has nothing to do with terrorism" - "Every terrorist capable of tying their own shoes has long known"

callous cos. opposed Marrakesh treaty for the #blind - incl. BT, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat??? #shame

Monday, 28 October 2013


 Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131026 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#NSA 'tracked Merkel's phone for 10 years' - "had "not legally registered spying branch" in the US embassy in Berlin"

Total Surveillance - Cybersalon - "what is the best way to counter surveillance?" #london event on tuesday #gchq

Labour split on snooping by US intelligence - so Ed Miliband is an authoritarian just like the old lot...

Who, and Why Are They Trying to Control the Korean Internet? - something a bit fishy here

RT @vikram_nz All client-side code will be open sourced and available on GitHub here  Open source necessary...

RT @vikram_nz Should have mentioned that in E2E server-side code only handles encrypted bits so client-side code is the important part

Spähaffäre: SPD fordert #NSA-Untersuchungsausschuss - I always say you can't beat a good Untersuchungsausschuss

Mid Staffs NHS whistleblower: They destroyed flowers on my mother's grave - we need to nurture & value whistleblowers

UK universities urged to pull cash from fossil fuel giants - yes: #divestment is way to fight them & #climatechange

The smartphone companies that shook up India and China are ready to colonize the world - important trend #xiaomi

Bruce Schneier and the Lords of the Cloud - video given at google #feudalinternet

White House under pressure on NSA monitoring of German chancellor - "may seek to distance itself from the #NSA"

New research reveals extensive links between fossil fuel industry and UK universities - a step towards #divestment

#NSA ‘Asked’ #Japan to Tap #China’s Communications in Asia-Pacific - they said no (v @Vasu_Sridharan @CasparBowden)

US Farm & Pharma Lobbies Push Back Against #Antibiotics Legislation - profit more important than lives (v @EllnMllr)

this is what antibiotic abuse by farm & pharma has done: "We’ve Reached “The End of #Antibiotics, Period” - terrible

The War On Hackers - part of a larger attack on tech freedom: #hackers are just in vanguard (v @TeaWithCarl @leimer)

Nebraska Scientists Refuse To Carry Out Climate Change-Denying Study - bravi: scientists need to fight back like this

The #NSA's Secret Spy Hub in Berlin - "serious threat to German-American relations" (v @jmcest @marthagroup)#germany

"Even Merkel's CDU, long a loyal friend of Washington, is now openly questioning #TAFTA/#TTIP" - (v @sinkdeep)

"Wir sollten die Verhandlungen für #TAFTA/#TTIP auf Eis legen, bis die Vorwürfe gegen die #NSA geklärt sind" -

Coach seating is getting even worse - strange how it always gets worse - a bit like #copyright

Sunday, 27 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131025 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Frankreich liefert Informationen an britische und US-Geheimdienste - awkward (v @Smaurizi)#snowden

Bruce Schneier On The Feudal Internet And How To Fight It - his fine & important piece #surveillance

Stakeholders wrangle over the #Brazil Summit on Internet Governance - excellent summary (v @sunil_abraham)#IGF2013

Letter to MP re parliamentary debate on #surveillance - a good one, too: we should emulate it #gchq

Webmaker: How the #Mozilla Community is teaching the World the Web - good idea

What’s in your smartphone? Blood electronics - #TAFTA/#TTIP could help to keep them there... #lobbying

Climate change could put $6 trillion fossil fuel reserves at risk - "oil giants could lose up to half market value"

#NSA: #Brazil and #Germany lead calls for UN resolution on internet privacy - now there's an interesting alliance

Responsibility for's IT problems lie with dot gov - bodes ill for understanding #NSA problem

fine, if rather melancholy, feature on Douglas Hofstadter - #gödel #escher #bach (v @TimHarford @rupertg)

#NSA surveillance: Germany to send intelligence officials to US - sounds like they're seeking a face-saving solution

Dozens of Saudi Arabian women drive cars on day of protest against ban - real bravery

Government Procurement Reform – It matters - great to see serious thought given to neglected area (v @CountCulture)

#Canada May Be Nearing the #OpenAccess "Tipping Point" - nicely upbeat assessment

instead of scrutinising the stars for life we are brutalising each other in the mud - #exoplanets

#Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy - "Our chat, voice, & video will be based on end-to-end encryption"

Protest gegen Straßenbauprojekt: Ankaras Polizei setzt Tränengas gegen Studenten ein - oh dear, #Ankara's turn... #tr

Warrantless surveillance evidence faces court test in 'terrorist' case - important test case (v @raycorrigan)

15 years ago, Congress kept Mickey Mouse out of #PD. do it again? - yes, they need to start soon (v @DrRimmer)

which means, of course, that we need to start now too - demanding a reduction in #copyright term, back towards Statute of Anne...

time to break the #copyright #ratchet - and racket... #backtoAnne

Germany, Brazil enlist 19 more countries for anti-#NSA UN resolution - payback time (v @Anon_Online @kaatje36)

RxISK Drug Safety Petition - drug hazards must be #opendata to save lives, but big pharma is fighting - pl. sign.

Repeat a horrible lie on Twitter, pay $25,000: is that fair? - UK libel laws strike again...

#NSA-Überwachung: Merkels Handy steht seit 2002 auf US-Abhörliste - more details emerge

Handy-Affäre: Obama hat angeblich von nichts gewusst - if so, then #NSA is literally out of control... #merkel

#Snowden’s Statement Read at ‘Stop Watching Us’ Rally in DC - this man is pretty good... (v @kgosztola @asteris)

8 US States Pushing For 3.3 Million Electric Cars - great news if it comes to pass #transport #environment

First #Tizen #tablet ships to developers - nice to see #linux

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131024 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Asian Development Bank voices concern over #TPP agenda - as do many others

release #TPP text before the meeting in December -  "Demand a seat at the table for Australian consumers." #epetition

 IGF cybersecurity fail: website leaks personal data with aid of participants - #IGF is a joke (v @asteris)

IG Metall on #TAFTA/#TTIP [pdf] - "the effects appear to be very marginal."

Trade Agreements Are Designed To Give Companies Corporate Sovereignty - putting them above the law #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

#NSA spied on the Italian government and military - so what about #spain? (v @ro0ted @kaatje36)#italy

L’NSA ha registrato 46 milioni di metadati telefonici in #Italia - mica male...

Germany and France demand talks with US over #NSA spying revelations - words, words, words: and then?

EU: "intelligence gathering is a vital element in the fight against terrorism" [pdf] - a bit stale as an excuse, no?

No, Greater Manchester Police Haven’t Seized “The UK’s First 3D-Printed Gun” - who cares about facts? (v @superglaze)

#Brazil Grapples with the Problem of Software Patents - & does it with style #swpats

Rajoy da instrucciones para convocar al embajador de EE UU por el espionaje - the pain in #Spain begins... #NSA

Congressional oversight of the #NSA is a joke. I should know, I'm in Congress - pretty damning

Snowden Rebuts Sen. Feinstein's Claims That NSA's Metadata Collection Is 'Not Surveillance' - quibblers, all of them

We’ve Reached “The End of #Antibiotics, Period” - this is terrifying, and it's all down to people's greed & stupidity

White House official pens op-ed urging 'greater focus' in foreign surveillance - pity UK government can't do the same

New press freedom law to open up town halls - kudos to the UK gov for doing this (v @bbw1984)#transparency

Did Conservative MP Julian Smith endanger national security? - ha! the biter bit... #gchq

"proposals include 'drop'  or 'withdraw' proposals on environmental impact assessments" - will be in #TAFTA/#TTIP

#Путин возглавит совет при президенте по науке и образованию  - huh? so Vlad's a scientist too...? #russia

3 more eagles confirmed shot - these maltese "hunters" are just scum (v @LifeinSicily)#malta

The erosion of the transatlantic trust -  interesting analysis #nsa

Leaked memos reveal #GCHQ efforts to keep mass surveillance secret - "could lead to legal challenges": you bet, mate

"agency's long fight against making intercept evidence admissible as evidence in criminal trials" - this is not about security, as claimed

The #NSA's internal inquiry about the Elysée hacking revealed - lots of interesting details #france

#NSA Defender Argues That Too Much Transparency Defeats The Purpose Of Democracy - riiight

Fly Through 17th Century #London - nice

"favorite cry of US government apologists falls impotent in face of this sort of ubiquitous, suspicionless spying" -

Royal Mail sell-off advisers allocated millions of shares - "no possibility of a conflict of interest"; sure.

EU Summit: Merkel's Delicate Dance over Spying Allegations - highly negative assessment of EU (v @CasparBowden)#DPR

Major New Anti-#NSA Bill Dropping Next Week With Powerful Support - the details

BIG Lottery Fund #transparency in grant making with colossal data release - fab (v @shirleyayres @Rchards)#opendata

US Intelligence Effectively Admits That, Despite Earlier Statements, They Don't Think Snowden Gave Docs To Russians -

LinkedIn ‘Intro’duces Insecurity - wow; I can't believe #linkedin is this stupid (v @sivavaid)

Friday, 25 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131023 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

MT @Marcvanderham Kroes on #netneutrality "specialized services necessary 4 innovation, allowed under tight constraints">>no, that's rubbish

In #London, a Rising Silicon-Upon-Thames - UK gov should take note and update copyright laws accordingly

Drug industry can profit from clinical-trial data openness, say leading regulators - excellent points by #EMA

#FGM: 'It's like neutering animals' – the film that is changing #Kurdistan - hopeful signs of change

 How #NSA-Proof Are #VPN Providers? - good question

"#Merkel was said by informed sources in Germany to be "livid" over the reports" over US spying - finally takes note

#Nsa e Italia, le contraddizioni del governo - hilarious: #italy tries to have it both ways (v @fabiochiusi)

With crime rates plunging, the police are pouncing on innocents instead — & attacking freedom - hugely important pt.

EU Data Protection Proposal Gets Stronger, But With Big Loopholes - better but not good enough #dpr

EU-wide #whistleblower protection law rejected - European Commission has something to hide? (v @astroehlein @asteris)

Who is WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison really? - good background on key #snowden individual (v  ‏@jmcest)

Bell: Users Want to Be Monitored, Profiled & Tracked - where #DRM in #HTML5 takes us: unblockable ads (v @ralpost)

Anger Growing Among Allies on U.S. Spying - useful summary (v @ggreenwald)#nsa

L'Elysée veut "relancer la lutte contre le piratage" en Europe - has #sarkozy taken over #hollande's body? #copyright

Spähvorwürfe: SPD stellt Freihandelsgespräche mit USA in Frage - important: linking #NSA spying with #TAFTA/#TTIP

Russell Brand vs. Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight 2013 - this is spectacular: don't miss...

Pour #Hadopi, rien ne prouve une remontée du piratage - well, there you go

 File-Sharing Site Was A Year-Long Pirate Honeypot - sneaky

BMI: “Etliche Vorwürfe, die von Herrn Snowden in den Raum gestellt wurden, sind nicht mit Substanz anzureichern” -

3… 2… 1… MozFest! - hitting #london soon... #mozilla

 EU-Gipfel: Hollande und Merkel vereint im Zorn auf Obama - this could be fun #nsa

Texas Judge Forced To Resign After Being Caught Texting Instructions To Assistant DA During Trial - whoops

Data protection: France, UK lead rival camps at summit - UK spoiling things as usual #DPR

Canadians sue spy agency over mass data collection - good to see #canada

#Firefox community roiled by #Java crackdown - seems sensible #security

AARP to Obama Administration: #TPP Should Not Require 12 Years of Data Exclusivity for Biologic Drugs -

US "sought to block the Colombia/KEI #opensource #cancer diagnostics prize fund proposal" - profits before patients

Swedish Museums freely sharing images from their collections - hej #cc #se

Chinese Newspaper Defies Censors, Publishes Front-Page Call for Journalist's Release - brave

Dame Helen Ghosh, your #fracking remark was ill-informed and incoherent - go on, tell us what you really think

Call Yourself a Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights - what happens when people use the wrong words...

What Does #OpenAccess Mean To You? - "another means of furthering the human right to know what is known”. yup.

Infamous Viral 'Goblin Toppler' Video Taken Down In Copyright Claim - wow, ridiculous at just about ever level

Lessons from the Summer of #Snowden - looks interesting (v @raycorrigan)#privacy #secrecy

"everyone else perceives Londoners as thinking they are better than everyone else; it's because we do" - er, true...

The Real 'Danger' Of Snowden & Manning: The US Can't Get Away With Its Powerful Hypocrisy Anymore - significant point

#NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts - & here are some more...

"The UK is leading the charge against [Data Protection]" - shameful sabotage of European privacy

To increase women’s participation, they added a beauty pageant - </facepalm> (v @Asher_Wolf #IGF2013

#TPP: It Gives Big Content New Tools to Undermine Sane Digital Rights Policies - good post on #ISDS #TAFTA/#TTIP

RT @mathewi #Facebook's Rapidly Declining Popularity With Teens In 1 Chart  via @HuffPostTech >>wow

Antigua Platform To Monetise Suspended US IP Rights From WTO Case - "offering unprotected US content" (v @maira)

Tony Blair: 'I am good at absorbing others' pain' - evidently, given the amount of suffering he caused in #iraq

Empire of digital chip meets nemesis - the technology's fine, clueless politicians are the problem

Trademark Bully Jenzabar Ordered To Pay $500,000 In Attorney Fees Over Unrelenting Attack On Documentary Filmmakers -

European Parliament Presdient: EU should reconsider free trade negotiations with US - #TAFTA/#TTIP under threat?

Datagate, così ci spiano Stati Uniti e Gran Bretagna - here come the revelations about spying on #Italy's politicians

Merkel: US spying has shattered allies' trust - "undermined crucial trans-Atlantic relationship" (v @jackschofield)

Europeans must have their privacy safeguarded from US surveillance - writes @ClaudeMoraesMEP

Cartographers of the #Commons - good to see the commons becoming, er, common (v @EllnMllr)

#Amazon hits 109,800 employees, passing #Microsoft’s headcount for the first time - one of those moments

More scrutiny of the #TPP trade pact - er, there hasn't been any, actually... #transparency

A (relatively easy to understand) primer on elliptic curve #cryptography - nicely done

Will a Secretive #TPP Ban GMO Labeling? - it could, through #ISDS; same is true for #TAFTA/#TTIP (v @danielbyrnes)

#Wikipedia Fights Back Against Socking - a wise move

"seems to be minimal acknowledgement about concern other countries have about the rights of their citizens." - #NSA

Thursday, 24 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131022 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Facebook removes beheading video - episode represents a massive failure of judgment by #facebook...

Scientists’ Ties to Food Industry Raise Questions in EU - #EFSA's appalling conflicts of interest (v @marianne_falck)

European Commission: #ACTA Is Dead, Long Live ACTA? -  are they trying to be sneaky here?

US Free Trade Agreements Are Bad Not Just For The Economy, But For The Environment, Too - so what are they good for?

Naïve, Crazy Idealists Make Good - the Eisens on PLoS #openaccess

‘We need #whistleblowers’ says Web inventor @timberners_lee - and he's quite right (v @wikileaks)#snowden

so what have these food companies got to hide if they fought against labelling in California? -

Leaked memo threatens ‘end of European conservation as we know it’ - insane

 Don’t trust VPNs? Create your own with a friend and a browser extension - interesting approach

Battle for the future of #Italy’s internet: Protests build against site-blocking law - hugely important #copyright

"new global norms 4 protection of broadcasting organizations & for establishment of sui generis sports rights" - no..

#TAFTA/#TTIP Corporate Empowerment Map - "75,000 Companies. that Could Attack Clean Water, Green Energy Policies"

Demanding accountability for the #NSA's breach of #SWIFT financial agreement - the trust is gone #EU

Is #Mozilla on the Bridge of Khazad - or on the Fence? - time for it to defend the #openweb again #DRM

"revelations about #NSA interception of #SWIFT data make a mockery of the EU's agreement with the US" -

 EU leaders: Halt mass surveillance - alas, that's a call to them, not by them... #snowden

Energy bills pushed up by green tariffs, says David Cameron - short-term thinking; ignores long-term savings #uk

UK Intelligence & Security Committee holds Open Evidence Session - great; but why "print journalists only"? #gchq

New court documents detail abuse of pregnant woman in UK-US Libya renditions - shame on UK: sunk so low? (v @jmcest)

#Indonesia to prioritize palm oil in talks with EU - needs to stop deforestation palm oil plantations causes, then...

#Ecuador for alternatives to bilateral investment treaties - understandably, given #ISDS; will others follow?

#Badger cull: illegal shooting & gassing reported to police in trial counties - a shambles (etymologically speaking)

Unhappy meal. #EFSA's independence problem - "122 experts out of 209 (58.37%) have at least one conflict of interest"

#Openaccess: six myths to put to rest - useful & accessible stuff from @petersuber

#NSA & Mexico: missing facts, reporters are puppets on Snowden's string - "Russia-running Snowden": what? (v @sjvn)

Gov't Contractor Uses Copyright, Fear Of Hackers To Get Restraining Order Against #OpenSource Developer - insane

Public Interest Coalition Opposes Fast-Track Authority for #TPP - important: fast track=no oversight or control

Landmark #CETA & mining industry - " 'Ok, if you do this, we will be suing you for compensation.'” #ISDS

presumably the US doesn't monitor Merkel's communications, it just stores all the #metadata... #NSA

Will the Ombudsman rise to the occasion? - what's the point of having an #EU ombudsman if she won't act here? #ACTA

#India Wants Students And Researchers To Have The Right To Photocopy Books - makes sense: first medicines, now this

#Greenpeace activists have piracy charges dropped by Russia - classic: put the frighteners on, then do lesser charge

Kanzler-Handy im US-Visier? Merkel beschwert sich bei Obama - ah, makes clear he said nothing about past spying

"US is not monitoring Merkel" - but NB: "spokeswoman did not wish to specify whether this applied to the past." #nsa

"Mandatory cameras in bedrooms could be OK [with] rules governing when government could look at the recordings."

#Google censure Numerama et coupe ses vivres, pour une photo - #google is becoming an arbitrary & dangerous censor

Clapper Plays More Word Games In The Official Denial Of French Phone Data Collection Leak - nobody believes a word

Badger cull: Attenborough condemns UK government for 'ignoring' science - #defra scientists have zero credibility now

Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, and .edu - watch phishing get worse in the wake of these... #icann

map that shows China’s coming shale gas boom - good job #china has huge reserves of spare water for this. oh wait...

US reveals red lines for 2015 climate change deal - basically, it will be as useless as ever (v @jconnoroz @DrRimmer)

spies, not leaks, that threaten our security - "national security is a catchphrase so elastic as to be meaningless"

#Horsemeat: the mystery 'Polish beef trimmings' at the heart of a scandal - fascinating but appalling tale...

.@ggreenwald & the Future of Leaks - “I have written about maybe 300 of the tens of thousands of documents I have"

 America Snoops on Italian Emails, Text Messages and Conversations - spain must be next (v @cfarivar)#italy

In #London, a Rising Silicon-Upon-Thames - UK gov should take note and update laws accordingly

Wednesday, 23 October 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131021 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Transparency ruling challenges member states - now this needs to be extended to other documents #EU

Fear vs. Radiation: The Mismatch - implications for "dirty" bomb's effectiveness - or lack of it (v @GeorgeMonbiot)

Global climate investment flatlines - more damage from the denialists

Petition Launched To Get The White House To #OpenSource Code - better to do this from start

US admits: French surveillance revelations raise 'legitimate questions' - obama on the back foot... #nsa #snowden

Amnesty says US officials should face #warcrimes charges over #drone strikes - puts things in a different light, no?

Competition Among #OpenSource Projects Delivers Better Technology Faster - the benefits of #openness

As tides are turning, Groser launches charm offensive - pressure really building for more #TPP #transparency

#Facebook allows beheading videos - but bans breastfeeding pictures - #sick or what?

Top Five Ways Lobbyists Will Win and We Will Lose If #TPP Goes Through - disgraceful this still secret

Food fraud: how beef and horsemeat became mixed is still unclear - this is why food supply data must be #opendata

"#TTIP offers perfect vehicle to overcome overwhelming opposition to #GMOs in the EU" - says lobbyist seeking work...

In Case You Don't Realize How Fast #Apple's #iPad Business Has Gone Down The Tubes ... just too expensive

Edward #Snowden is no traitor - kudos for having the guts to write this (v @Glinner)#nsa

Trade threatens to split #australian Coalition - includes #TPP and #ISDS (v @AnnieKia @DrRimmer)

biggest leveraged buyout in history is on the brink of collapse—& fracking is to blame - love "british thermal units"

Defending Against Crypto Backdoors - lots of important points from @Bruce_Schneier #nsa #opensource

The Real #Privacy Problem - @evgenymorozov on fine form: "information boycotts might be justifiable" #democracy

The #UK #gagging law: survey for the commission - please participate if you can

The BBC Worldwide online content that British license payers aren't allowed to see  - #BBC is just a joke

.@glynmoody: Das #TTIP-Freihandelsabkommen ist ein Angriff auf das Vorsorgeprinzip - interview+transcripts in #uk/#de

'Trade' Deal Would Elevate Corps to Equal Status With Nation States - great explanation of #ISDS in #TAFTA/#TTIP