Wednesday, 15 October 2014

141014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141013 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/141013.html yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

“We will keep America free by making Americans feel safe again” - http://www.stanforddaily.com/2014/10/09/former-nsa-director-michael-hayden-explains-surveillance-programs-in-inside-the-nsa-event/ by spying on them (v @Liberationtech @BernardKeane)

1,200 undercover police officers operating across England and Wales - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/14/police-1200-undercover-officers-hmic-covert-family-stephen-lawrence UK police out of control - again...

ex-Tory minister Alan Duncan to condemn Israeli settlements in blistering speech - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/14/alan-duncan-to-condemn-israeli-settlements-in-blistering-speech tide is turning

Stoiber's proposals are part of a wider attack on health & safety standards, environmental regulation, etc. as are #TTIP and #TISA

One of Monsanto's Leading Products Has Been Linked to Cancer -- Again - http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/one-monsantos-leading-products-has-been-linked-cancer-again needs close investigation #roundup

#OpenAccess Week 2014 - http://creativecommons.org.nz/2014/10/oaweek2014/ lots of good things happening #oa


"I hate to talk about backdoors but there has to be a possibility for law enforcement" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29567782 the man is a dangerous fool

Chat logs reveal FBI informant’s role in hacking of Sun newspaper - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/14/fbi-informants-role-hacking-sun-newspaper-lulzsec-chat-logs I do hope @rupertmurdoch takes note

Menschenrechtler in Aserbaidschan: Gef√§ngnis oder Exil - http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/menschenrechte-in-aserbaidschan-kritik-freie-zone-a-996881.html appalling treatment of Leyla Yunus by #Azerbaijan gov

Include the Green Party in the TV Leaders' Debates ahead of the 2015 General Election - https://www.change.org/p/bbc-itv-channel-4-sky-include-the-green-party-in-the-tv-leaders-debates-ahead-of-the-2015-general-election hardly fair not to...

Why A 'Declaration of Digital Human Rights' Gets It Wrong - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141010/09212228792/why-declaration-digital-human-rights-gets-it-wrong.shtml back to the drawing board

EU Parliament promises to better register its decisions - http://acta.ffii.org/?p=2252 great work by @FFII #ACTA


#ISDS make #CETA a tough sell in Germany - http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/manufacturing/ceta-comments-john-whitehead-141590/ means huge pressure will be applied to Germany (v @PCGTW)

European Court Of Justice To Consider Legal Ramifications Of Offering Open WiFi - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141013/17475928816/european-court-justice-to-consider-legal-ramifications-offering-open-wifi.shtml could have wide ramifications


Good News: US Patent Office Now Rejecting A Lot More Software Patents - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141012/07245528803/good-news-us-patent-office-now-rejecting-lot-more-software-patents.shtml welcome, but it's taken long enough

More Trade Agreements Won't Fix the Mess Made by Austerity - http://prospect.org/article/more-trade-agreements-wont-fix-mess-made-austerity #TTIP will have "a trivial effect on growth"

Guardian view on MPs’ Palestine vote: Israel should listen - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/guardian-view-on-mps-palestine-vote-israel-should-listen "non-violence represents the Palestinians’ best hope"


Australia's Prime Minister: '#Coal Is Good for Humanity' - http://mashable.com/2014/10/14/australia-abbott-coal-humanity/ clearly doesn't understand negative externalities

ISIS is the leading supplier of the most potent drug in the world - http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2014/10/the-appeal-of-zealotry.html frighteningly plausible analysis

Smoke Screen: One Industry Carve-Out Won’t Solve the Problem of Corporate Courts - http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Smoke-Screen-One-Industry-Carve-Out-Won-t-Solve-the-Problem-of-Corporate-Courts absolutely right #ISDS #TPP

NYPD Officer Takes Cash From Man During Stop-And-Frisk; Pepper Sprays Him When He Asks To Have It Returned - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141014/07082328820/nypd-officer-takes-cash-man-during-stop-and-frisk-pepper-sprays-him-when-he-asks-to-have-it-returned.shtml

.@Ansip_EU What will the new @EU_Commission do to advance #freesoftware and to encourage new EU startups based on it? #AskAnsip

.@Ansip_EU EU's own research shows database right has *reduced* database creation - http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/copyright/docs/databases/evaluation_report_en.pdf …: will you repeal it? #AskAnsip


.@Ansip_EU will you ensure the "Christmas list of items" promised to copyright lobbyists is not granted? - http://icg.greens-efa.org/pipermail/hub/2013-December/000083.html …? #AskAnsip

.@Ansip_EU software is an big part of research: if the public pays for that research, will you require the sw to be #opensource? #AskAnsip

Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life - http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/10/14/2135208/battery-breakthrough-researchers-claim-70-charge-in-2-minutes-20-year-life sounds rather too good to be true...

September Sets Records as Global Warming Claims Another Month - http://mashable.com/2014/10/14/globe-records-warmest-september/ again...

Abbott attacks ANU's 'stupid decision' to dump fossil fuel investments - http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-attacks-anus-stupid-decision-to-dump-fossil-fuel-investments-20141015-116a0y.html well, at least he's an expert in stupidity


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