Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140717 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.de/2014/07/140717.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD
Tell coca-cola to stop funding anti-labeling campaigns - http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12553 what are they afraid we'll find out?
Supreme Court Tells Conan Doyle Estate To Take A Hike: Consider Sherlock Holmes In The Public Domain - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/14215827921/supreme-court-tells-conan-doyle-estate-to-take-hike-consider-sherlock-holmes-public-domain.shtml yay
Blanket digital surveillance is a start. But how about a camera in every bathroom? - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/17/blanket-digital-surveillance-is-a-start-but-how-about-a-camera-in-every-bathroom if you have nothing to hide...
World Cup helmet changed after Fifa objection - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/28344335 is there anyone who doesn't hate @FIFAcom?(v @PeteDotAscian)
The Government is trying to create a surveillance state - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10974012/The-Government-is-trying-to-create-a-surveillance-state.html good analysis; some v myopic comments, alas... #DRIP
EU mulls geographical indications for non-food products - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/trade-industry/eu-mulls-geographical-indications-non-food-products-303554 & so it goes on... #TTIP
Top EU Politicians Call For #TAFTA/#TTIP's Corporate Sovereignty Provisions To Be Removed - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/03325427904/top-eu-politicians-call-taftattips-corporate-sovereignty-provisions-to-be-removed.shtml significant shift #ISDS
Linux in München: Stadtrat verteidigt LiMux gegen Bürgermeister - http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Linux-in-Muenchen-Stadtrat-verteidigt-LiMux-gegen-Buergermeister-2262506.html why on earth is the Mayor even thinking of this?
Merkel announces ambitious targets at Petersberg Climate Dialogue - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/energy/merkel-announces-ambitious-targets-petersberg-climate-dialogue-303553 welcome move
Top EU Politicians Call For #TAFTA/#TTIP's Corporate Sovereignty Provisions 2 Be Removed - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/03325427904/top-eu-politicians-call-taftattips-corporate-sovereignty-provisions-to-be-removed.shtml with dramatic video #ISDS
Take a guided tour of Linus Torvald's home office - http://www.itworld.com/open-source/427585/take-guided-tour-linus-torvalds-home-office go on, you know you want to....
Der Mittelstand lehnt den geplanten Investitionsschutz für Unternehmen im #TTIP ab - http://www.bvmw.de/politik/europa.html important: SMEs don't want #ISDS
In Praise of Open Postcodes - http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2014/07/in-praise-of-open-postcodes/index.htm what to do - and what not to do #opendata #opengeo #royalmail
Speed-Dating mit Lobbyisten - http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/ttip-forum-speed-dating-mit-lobbyisten-1.2050616 #TTIP's theatre... #ISDS
U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept #TarSands Oil - http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/07/u-s-accused-of-forcing-eu-to-accept-tar-sands-oil/ aided & abetted by @EU_Commission #TAFTA #TTIP
Latest CAFC Ruling Suggests A Whole Lot Of Software Patents Are Likely Invalid - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140717/14503027923/latest-cafc-ruling-suggests-whole-lot-software-patents-are-likely-invalid.shtml here's hoping... #swpats
A father opens a plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by an Israeli shell - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/father-gathers-body-dead-son-two-plastic-bag-gaza-shelling (v @asteris @sheeraf)#Gaza
#TTIP talks sour amid chlorine chicken fears - http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/us-eu-trade-talks-sour-amid-chlorine-chicken-fears/2014/07/18/bf224f62-0e6e-11e4-b0dd-edc009ac1f9d_story.html "deal is unlikely within Obama’s second term, which ends early 2017"
#DRIP: "we’ve found a loophole that might help us stop this damaging legislation from seeing the light of day" - https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/07/18/is-the-uk-data-retention-and-investigatory-powers-act-in-breach-of-eu-law
Will #TAFTA/#TTIP prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants? - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/18/will_the_useu_treaty_stop_brussels_acting_against_us_tech_giants/ of course, that's why they love #ISDS
As the Web Grows, Do Browser Makers Wield Too Much Power? - http://ostatic.com/blog/as-the-web-grows-do-browser-makers-wield-too-much-power strange, we were told the Web is dead a little while back
EU and US mull digital economy chapter in #TTIP - http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/eu-and-us-mulls-digital-economy-chapter-ttip-303583 but what will be in it, if not data protection issues?
"In the meantime, though, the problem of seizing foreign investments largely disappeared" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simon-lester/status-quo-bias-and-the-d_b_5600060.html why we don't need #ISDS
Once Again, Millions Of Rickrolls Go Silent As The Original Rickroll Is 'Blocked' On YouTube - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140718/06312227926/once-again-millions-rickrolls-go-silent-as-original-rickroll-is-blocked-youtube.shtml #copyright strikes
NSA On Snowden's Claims Of Passing Around Nudie Pics: We Totally Wouldn't Allow That... If We Knew About It - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140718/05364127925/nsa-snowdens-claims-passing-around-nudie-pics-we-totally-wouldnt-allow-that-if-we-knew-about-it.shtml right
I, spy: Edward #Snowden in exile - http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/-sp-edward-snowden-interview-rusbridger-macaskill long, interesting interview with @guardian; highlights to follow...
#Snowden on Bolivian president's plane forced down: “I was like, first off, wow, their intelligence sucks, from listening to everything."
#Snowden: "substantial savings from his career as a well-compensated contractor, [and] he has received numerous awards and speaking fees"
#Snowden: "securing foundation funding for a new press freedom initiative, creating tools that allow journalists to communicate securely."
#Snowden: "exasperated to be marked down as conservative libertarian (he is, more moderate than has been reported), declines to be specific"
#Snowden: "He didn’t take a single document to Russia. He has no access to them there. He never initially sought to be in Russia."
#Snowden: "If we’ve basically talked the terrorists out of using our modern communications networks, we have benefited in terms of security"
#Snowden: "I can tell you that in the wake of the last year, there are still terrorists getting hauled up, communications being intercepted"
#Snowden: "I would argue that simply using the term ‘haystack’ is misleading. This is a haystack of human lives"
#Snowden: "What you care about is the metadata, because metadata does not lie. You can’t trust what you’re hearing, you can trust metadata"
#Snowden: "alarmed by implications of the NSA & GCHQ documents, showed their engineers hard at work undermining basic security of the Net"
#Snowden: "when you build a back door into a communication system, that back door can be discovered by anyone around the world"
#Snowden: "no politician wants to defy intelligence chiefs who warn of the potential consequences of being seen to be “weak”."