Thursday, 30 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140129 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama initiatives on trade run into resistance from both sides in Senate - growing problems for #fasttrack #TPP

Obama's 'State of the Union' downplays #TPP - "time to suspend the negotiations"

Twitter parody accounts critical of UK government closed down on same day #gagginglaw passes - wake up, people

A New Twist On Steganography From The Creator Of BitTorrent - clever stuff #privacy

#Tafta/#TTIP and #TPP in comparison: similar interests, unkown outcomes - all part of the grand plan

European Commission makes mockery of Sustainability Impact Assessment of #TTIP - (v @BartStaes @olivierhoedeman)

Key 3D printing patent expired yesterday - shows how patents block innovation, not promote it

One year after 'horsegate' nothing has changed, consumer group says - entire supply chain must be #opendata

We – and that includes you – must preserve #NetNeutrality - he's right, of course

Counting on the American Public to Be Informed on the #TAFTA/#TTIP Talks? Don’t Hold Your Breath - big problem

good to see people making comments on UK gov's proposal to use #HTML & #ODF - why not add yours? #openstandards

For #NSA, espionage was a means to strengthen the US position in climate negotiations - just against terrorism, eh?

as @bitsoffreedom points out, given this spying on climate negotiations, who seriously believes #NSA not spying on #TAFTA/#TTIP negotiators?

#Ukraine's president Yanukovych takes sick leave amid calls for resignation - right; so who's handling the crisis?

Boris Johnson tells police to 'get medieval' on rioters - what an arrogant, narcissistic yob he is... (v @aral)

EU Chief wants to block ‘undesirable’ content on Web - "undesirable"??? just shameless (v @kenanmalik)#policestate

Parts of England see wettest January since records began - so when is #paterson resigning over cutbacks to defences?

"adds weight to rumours Barroso willing to let FQD go for" #TAFTA/#TTIP - shameful, if true (v @CETAWatch)#tarsands

"Saint Teresa was a favourite of General Franco, who kept her hand by his bed until his death." - uh-huh #spain

Foundations Band Together to Get Rid of Fossil-Fuel Investments - anyone investing in fossils is going to lose big...

Eric Holder Should Condemn James Clapper Calling Journalists 'Accomplices' - too right

#India's Central Monitoring System (CMS): Something to Worry About?  - you bet: detailed and disturbing (v @ioerror)

Dredging rivers won't stop floods. It will make them worse - as with badger cull, UK gov does exactly the wrong thing

“They are effectively turning the Data Protection Act on its head" - using DPA to chill investigative journalism

UK Cabinet Office Signals Move Towards Open Source Office Suites - good analysis of what latest move might mean

James Clapper Still Trying To Distance Intelligence Community From The Bogus 'Foiled Plots' Metric He Came Up With -

Snowden revelations of NSA spying on Copenhagen climate talks spark anger - as will spying on #TAFTA/#TTIP afterwards

Why Europe needs the “Pirate Party”! - because they are not like other parties... #dataprotection #copyright

Wyden And Udall Hint Strongly At CIA Hacking Into Americans' Computers - rule #1: Wyden's questions are the answer

"hardly a crime drama not solved without data of a mobile communications device" - cameron such a mental lightweight

"Maskerade" is such a fine post wine o'clock opera. that is all.

Inter-Continental Day of Action against the #TPP & Corporate Globalization - things are hotting up...

Alex Neil: No chance of privatised #NHS on my watch - is #scotland can do it, why not england?

This is the First-Ever Weather Map of a Brown Dwarf - just amazing. why can't we spend trillions on this, not wars?

Transport secretary blocks #HS2 report - doesn't really matter, does it, since we know for sure what it said...

I didn't have any strong views on #HS2, but the fact UK gov daren't release its own report tells me all I need to know: I'm against now

Physicists create synthetic magnetic #monopole predicted more than 80 years ago - more sciency wonderfulness

Wie die Konservativen im Europaparlament den Überwachungsbericht torpedieren - what a waste of skin they are

Turkish Government Says Online Freedom Is Like Violence Against Women - I don't even... #turkey

Is Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority for the #TPP Dead? - certainly not, but it's beginning to look v poorly...

#IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share - remember: #mozilla's #firefox did this...(with a little help from #Chrome)

Judge Understands BitTorrent, Kills Mass Piracy Lawsuits - as judges become tech-savvy, the tide beings to turn

#Transparency in EU policy making: a modest proposal - sounds good to me

Welcome to Academic Torrents!  - "Currently making 207.87GB of research data available." cool idea. (v @TeaWithCarl)

#Opensource push 'could save taxpayer millions' - great to see this in the @dailytelegraph

Say No to Internet Censorship (in #TPP) - now up to 135K signatures... #epetition

Flooding experts say Britain will have to adapt to #climatechange - "You are going to lose the battle one dark night"

 Parliament defies EU states on aviation emissions law - good for them


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140128 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama Downplays Trade Authority, #TPP: Fleeting Mention Doesn’t Even Reference Fast Track Bill - is it a trick?

UK government plans switch to #opensource from Microsoft office suite - huge if they follow through #openstandards

"We can’t drill or #frack our way out of this problem." - "far more potential for good job creation in clean energy"

 Hackers hold the European parliament to account - great work, people (v @eucampaign)#hackep

EU threatens suspension of data deal with US - just do it: Safe Harbour isn't... #nsa

Gas firm to move deeper into reserve for indigenous people in Peru - shame on #peru for selling out like this

.@Kelloggs_US wants to kill orangutans, it seems - time to boycott its goods, perhaps... #palmoil

How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username - staggering; confirms that @PayPal is useless #security

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat by Philip Lymbery - important, especially for #TAFTA/#TTIP

Boris Johnson backs use of water cannon in #London - clearly not fit to be mayor: boot him out next time

anti-#fracking activist barred from 312.5 sq miles of Pennsylvania - who cares about rights when there are profits?

Is #ODF Finally Coming to UK Government? - it really might. here's what to do to help make it happen #openstandards

Professor Peter Jaszi to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet -

UK Continues Its War On Innovation And The Public, At The Urging Of The Major Labels - sadly true

RT @Richardson_Mich Udall: Does CIA spy on Americans? #CIA: we follow the law. >>well, that's a clear "yes", then... (v @ggreenwald)

More States Looking To Neutralize The NSA Through Local Legislation - significant they even want to

"moratorium is violating oil company’s right to #frack & it’s demanding $250 million compensation" - (v @CETAWatch)

Save Britain's Barn Owls - not too much to ask, is it?

Prosecutors drop case against men caught taking food from Iceland bins - not just disgraceful, but a waste of money

Bill Gates: I assume my phone's not being tapped - wow, naive much? #privacy

European #tarsands imports set for steep rise, US study says - needs to be stopped

Rome Asks Citizens to Tweet Against Illegal Parking - interesting, but will they?

UK should have 10 million homes with #solarpanels by 2020, experts say - more sensible than #fracking the UK to bits

Global temperature 2013 - pretty much as bad as you'd expect by now... #climatechange

West Virginia Water Contains Formaldehyde, Official Says - why we must keep #precautionaryprinciple & #opendata #TTIP

#TAFTA/#TTIP as New Strategy to Marginalize Emerging Powers: A Divided Free Trade Order in the Making? - (v @olewin)

two poems, previously unknown, by #Sappho have turned up, one of them complete - wow, huge (er, relatively speaking)

Reid rejects Obama’s trade power - "Reid said he might not even let the bill come to the floor." #FastTrack #TPP

U.S. Experimented With Nuclear #Fracking - let's not give Cameron ideas...

voting public strongly opposes having Congress pass fast-track authority for #TPP - small sample, but useful to have

Studying – not wantonly killing – microbes around us & “microbiology of built environment” - fascinating & important

Google Keeps ‘Vast Majority’ Of Motorola Mobility Patents In Sale To Lenovo - makes sense

That Was Fast: Prince Has Already Filed To Dismiss Ridiculous Lawsuit Against 22 Fans -

Smart move: Argentina to leave the ICSID - while EU wants to embrace it closer; dumb #ISDS

Metropolitan police warned for acting on behalf of big business - they're not even hiding it now #policeforsale

Chilling Effects: James #Clapper Tells Congress That Journalists Are Ed #Snowden's 'Accomplices' -

Not just Environment and Health: Canadian government attacks libraries from 12 ministries - insane #ca

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140127 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

FDA did not act after deeming animal feed antibiotics ‘high risk’ to humans - report - utterly irresponsible #health

Innovation Asymmetry: Why The #Copyright Industry Always Freaks Out About New Technologies - useful perspective

#Japan and Secret #TPP Environment Report - good analysis of hamr TPP will cause to existing safeguards (v @qirtaiba)

updated #TTIP FAQ – Negotiation phase – updates, news, docs - best resource of its kind; from @MarietjeSchaake #TAFTA

Privatisation will be irreversible unless the #NHS is exempted from the EU-US Trade deal - #ISDS #TAFTA/#TTIP

 Hollywood Writers Warn Against Draconian Anti-Piracy Measures - good to see

Out in the Open: Teenage Hacker Transforms Web Into One Giant Bitcoin Network - clever

As the smokescreen clears, time for more honesty on EU-US trade pact - "overstated its likely economic benefits"

Feds Reach Settlement With Net Companies Allowing Them To Report Not Nearly Enough Details On Surveillance Efforts -

EU & US announce 4th round of #TTIP talks in March - still quoting unrealistic "€119 billion a year" GDP figure

Finnish schools using #opensource reap savings - clever old them #fi

The state of digital freedom in 2014 - and why #opensource is key to it... #snowden

Public support for #fracking in UK falls for a second time - wait till they find out about changes in #trespass law

The return of the firing squad? #US states reconsider execution methods - clever: the gun nuts will do it for free...

"thing that will alarm most will be threat to house prices in areas where #fracking licences have been granted" - #UK

Attorneys general call on trade representative to preserve tobacco regulation in #TPP - too right #health

#NHS and EU/US Free Trade - Public Meeting London 3rd Feb - this will be one of key battlegrounds for #TTIP/#TAFTA

Canadian Government Refuses To Release Any Text Of #CETA, While Claiming It's Mostly Finished - something to hide?

UK tech growth activity highest for almost a decade - now they need to assert themselves politically (v @MsSaraKelly)

Reding: If UK's spying "not used purely for national security purposes, I will launch infringement proceedings" - #EU

UK's Campaign for Freedom of Information desperately needs some dosh - I've bunged them a bit: can you, please?

Setting the record straight about Elsevier - time to stop transferring copyright to publishers; give them a licence

Britain 'shines light of transparency' on secret lobbying. Just kidding - "democracy remains under corporate capture"

Copyright, Patents, Enclosures, Commons - and the Trans-Pacific Partnership - interesting connections

Middle-Earth from Space - imrpessive #tolkien

A farcical approach to food safety - #EFSA is a disgrace - and #TAFTA/#TTIP will make it worse

Obama Risks Left Cross, Right Jab on ‘Fast Track’ - let's hope... #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

Studies Reveal Consensus: Trade Flows during “Free Trade” Era Have Exacerbated U.S. Income Inequality - #TPP #TTIP

Dutch Court Says Pirate Bay Block Is Disproportionate, Ineffective And Harming Entrepreneurial Freedom - #nl

"If we want to stop #NSA spying, first & most important step is to cut down on commercial #surveillance." - #DPD2014

Asyl in Brasilien: Online-Petition für #Snowden knackt Million-Marke - wow: maybe @dilmabr should take a look...

#GCHQ head Sir Iain Lobban stands down - "long-planned move"...yeah, right: aged 53....

Congress, Don't Let Us Down: Oppose the Bill to “Fast Track” #TPP - why throw away your constitutional powers?

Huge swath of #GCHQ mass surveillance is illegal, says top lawyer - #gchq staff may be "an accessory to murder"


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140126 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD + lots of quotes from #snowden

Cameron pledges to rip up green regulations - this many is either a moron or going senile; clearly doesn't understand

re last tweet: if short-term "savings" lead to long-term costs, that's not saving, that's simply socialising costs again

also interesting to note that faithful lapdog @BBC omitted to mention the "red tape" consisted of green regulations: presented purely +ve

Fracking 'should pay £6bn a year tax to compensate 4 climate change' - ignoring this makes "benefits" calc worthless

ignoring #fracking's costs makes it a government hand-out, paid for by future generations that have to suffer environment consequences

The truth about Cameron's #fracking fairytale - good explanation of the economic facts; cameron should read

Bletchley Park's new management chucks out long-term volunteers - use them then lose them – lovely

Francia pretende regular a #Youtube como a la televisión - part of the global plan to idiotise the Net

Will public trust in the EU be sacrificed to keep agribusiness happy? - (warning: may be a rhetorical question...)

full transcript of #snowden's interview yesterday - in German - (v @jdker @superglaze)#nsa #gchq

#Snowden Interview (ARD) translated into English - be nice to have original, but thanks for this (v @superglaze)

Japan, US agree to continue cooperation for sealing #TPP - still desperately trying to paint this as nearly done...

Climate spending almost halved under #Paterson - this man is a disgrace & an insult: fire him

Expert group to advise Commission on #TAFTA/#TTIP - still using misleading "civil society" term (v @MarietjeSchaake)

#Bayer's CEO: We Develop Drugs For Rich Westerners, Not Poor Indians - well, honest at least... #generics

#Israel's ambition to become "cyber-security hub" - & people will trust their products because...? #backdoors

VyprVPN provider starts using proprietary Chameleon protocol for anonymity - no #opensource code, no trust: simple

#Snowden-Interview: Official English Transcript - video not working, though...? (v @jeffjarvis)

When is Happy Data Protection Day in the EU? - not tomorrow, if that's what you're thinking... #EudataP

IPCC hearing brings UK closer to US polarisation on climate change - this is an insult to the UK's record on science

Over 550 Groups Urge Opposition to Fast Track [pdf] - impressive #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

Foes of Obama Trade Pacts Mostly Fellow Democrats - so why can't he take the hint? #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

Prince Sues 22 Fans For $1 Million Each For Linking To Bootlegs In Laughably Confused Complaint - pathetic

Powerful Message from Obama’s Base about Fast Track for #TPP: Don’t Even Think About It -

US and UK spy agencies scoop up private data from 'leaky' phone apps - #angrybirds #googlemaps #snowden

"anyone using #GoogleMaps on a smartphone is working in support of a #GCHQ system." - as I feared... #snowden

MT @EU_TTIP_team Negotiator Garcia Bercero discussing the benefits of the deal >>just a short talk, then... #TAFTA/#TTIP

Regulatory rollback: how #TTIP puts the environment at risk [pdf] - forget smooth talking, this is the reality #TAFTA

Make #copyright compatible with the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - interesting

MT ‏@BertelsmannFdn all #TTIP texts will be public long before they go to legislatures for consideration >> & long after companies see them

True greens should embrace #fracking, says minister - obvious co-ordinated attacks are obvious...

#gchq's "real-time monitoring of #YouTube, URLs “liked” on #Facebook" & Twitter - without cos. help - (v @trevortimm)

Hawking’s Blunder on Black Holes Shows Danger of Listening to Scientists, Says Bachmann - (v @SebHenbest @Asher_Wolf)

Monday, 27 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140125 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Snowden says #NSA is involved in industrial sabotage - contradicting #obama's claim (v @Rezhasan @sunil_abraham)

"The H Open" is Closed and Offline; Here's What I Aim to Do... -  but it might take a while... #opensource #freesw

Interview: #Linus Torvalds - "I don't read code any more" - (originally posted November 2012) #linux #git #diving

Snowden erstmals im Fernseh-Interview - #snowden interviewed on German TV; should be interesting...

this looks very valuable -  we need much more information like this.... #EU #transparency

Why your health secrets may no longer be safe with your GP - a dishonest & dangerous government campaign (v @aral)

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth - don't you just love palaeogenomics?

Snowden erstmals im Fernseh-Interview - #snowden interviewed on German TV, happening soon...

#snowden: he says key moment was when Clapper lied - that was the trigger for his decision to act...

#snowden: confirms #GCHQ spies on US citizens, and #NSA spies on British citizens to avoid legal oversight - and then they swap data...

#snowden: with XKeyScore you can read anyone's email, track any Web site, anywhere in the world

#snowden: Germany has access to XKeyScore, will say in future revelations whether it has direct access

#snowden: when they say they don't spy on Germans intentionally, not to be trusted - fingers crossed behind their backs...

#snowden: I don't want to preempt journalists, but no doubt that USA carries out economic espionage, nothing to do with national security

#snowden: we know Merkel was spied on by NSA; question is: how likely is it that she was the only high-profile German spied upon? not very

#snowden: after NSA, CIA, special services, became whistleblower because realised government had crossed a red line...

#snowden: I have made no deal; I worked alone, I didn't need help.  I have no connection with any foreign government.

#snowden: France, German, UK all turned down his application for asylum, along with many others

#snowden: moving the data isn't fixing the problem, securing the data is fixing the problem

#snowden: Obama asked Putin several times to hand him over; always refused

#snowden: Obama says he should face music, when he knows the music is a show trial

interesting how #snowden repeatedly refused to release new information, stating that was journalists' role...

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140124 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Don't block fracking, Cameron warns - is he a knave or a fool? even industry says #fracking will not reduce EU price

The Scheme Turning Public Police Forces into Private Security for Corporations - this must be stopped #uk

British Judge Rules Google Can Be Sued In UK Over Privacy Case - could set a hugely important precedent

#Circassians return to Sochi before Winter Olympics – in pictures - good to see a mini-renaissance here

peers call for proper scrutiny of US military bases in UK used for drone strikes and mass spying - long overdue

Open Letter From Security Researchers Explains How #NSA Has Weakened Our Communications Infrastructure - good stuff

EU Court Of Human Rights Fast-tracks Case Against #GCHQ; More Organizations Launch Legal Challenges To UK Spying -

Chinese Banknotes Stamped With QR Codes Breach Great Firewall - clever

US/EU Free Trade Agreement: more pain, and more corporate gain - from November, but still an excellent analysis #TTIP

A Timelapse: Building Tabby, the #OpenSource Vehicle - very cool

Oyster: How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry -  anyone tried this? presumably #DRM'd... #ebooks

We’re pushing democracy (not panic) button on #TPP - good debunking of FUD that's flying around: it's not over yet

Is the #NSA infringing #copyright? - now there's an interesting question; here are some answers...

Einigung über Datenschutzreform nicht vor den EU-Wahlen: Das Gute an der schlechten Nachricht - it's complicated

San Francisco's guerrilla protest at Google buses swells into revolt - now this is interesting...

Extremist religion at root of 21st-century wars, says Blair - ORLY? I thought it was morally-bankrupt politicians

Saturday, 25 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140123 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Statement of South Africa on Access to Essential Medicines (in the wake of Pharmagate) -

Q&A with Edward #Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST - complete record of what he wrote

The Junk Science Threat to Free Trade - another attempt to paint precautionary principle as "anti-science"...

re last tweet: part of a larger attempt by corporates to dismantle EU's regulations for greater profit through #TAFTA/#TTIP

ironic, too, that it's a Tory MEP trying to claim mantle of science against EU when UK gov is backsliding  on fighting #climatechange

If Only All 'Narcisstic Traitors' Were This Reasonable & Insightful - #snowden writes well: future career as journo?

Netflix Says It'll Be Fine Without Net Neutrality Rules; But What About The Next Netflix? - it's all about innovation

MEPs oppose Commission proposal on country of origin for meat - we need full labelling

last tweet also shows why precautionary principle is indispensable: companies can't be trusted when comes to profits vs health

Radio Search Engine turns the world’s radio stations into a music jukebox - nice

A Rare Invitation To Help Shape European #Copyright Law - let's take it... #EU

#CCTV cameras on Britain's roads capture 26 million images every day - absurd level of suspicionless #surveillance

Corporation Carte Blanche: Will US-EU Trade Become Too Free? - well-written, sceptical article in @DerSPIEGEL #TTIP

'Nuisance and annoyance' injunctions abandoned after Lords defeat - that's a relief... #UK

Stevens V Sony: A Set-Back for #Copyright Owners - after EU judgment against blanket #DRM, now this (v @noreasonspec)

Lord Stern: I should have been fiercer in #climatechange review - green technologies next "great leap forward"

NHS and EU/US Free Trade - Public Meeting 3rd Feb - #nhs could be biggest victim of #TAFTA/#TTIP's #ISDS #london

Anglers are our allies against unsustainable industrial fishing - interesting analysis

#EU Consultation on #Copyright: Please Respond - let's tell them want we want - don't miss this chance (open to all)

What do you say now, Mr Cameron? - you can't run forever #gchq #surveillance

Open Letter from US Researchers in Cryptography & Info Security - "urge US gov to reject society-wide #surveillance"

New Research Shows That Copycats Lead To More Innovation - obvs really

Journalism! MSNBC Cuts Off Congresswoman Talking About NSA To Get 2 'Breaking News' About Justin Bieber - </facepalm>

S2B refutes European Commission’s defense of controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement - #ISDS #TAFTA/#TTIP

The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule - gathering strength by the day #ISDS

the growing pushback against #ISDS is an opportunity to go further & challenge the primacy of corporates' profits... #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

“10 Days to Stop #FastTrack” Brings Together Diverse Network of Labor, Internet, and Environmental Activists - great

Trade in environmental goods may not actually be so good - interesting analysis

South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable - long overdue

Saulius Gražulis gets #blueobelisk award: if you want Open Crystallography go to COD - bravo #openchemistry #opendata

Latest Major Chemical Spill Exposes Flaws of Libertarian Approach to Govt. - protect the EU's #precautionaryprinciple

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140122 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Multicultural Britain rejecting foreign conflict, MoD admits - been evident for ages; finally they've noticed

US free trade talks spark food safety fears in Europe - small farmers will be hit most #TAFTA/#TTIP

Independent board: NSA phone data program illegal, should end - no "single instance" where it helped (v @fabiochiusi)

#Microsoft Goes #OpenAccess; When Will It Go #OpenSource? - just a matter of time...

#TTIP/#TAFTA: De Gucht's speech last night - nothing new; lots of misleading statements about #ISDS and transparency

Israeli billionaire sells Congo oil rights for 300 times purchase price - sounds perfectly normal.. (v @africatechie)

#Netneutrality just got a boost in Europe, thanks to a consumer rights committee - this looks hopeful...

Police Officers' Lawyer Claims Being Tased Is Hilarious - nicely skewered

Critics score against extreme corporate rights in #TTIP, but must not be fooled by the Commission’s tricks - #ISDS

Has The #Copyright War Been Won -- And If So, Are We About To Lose It Again? - still lots to do, mind.. #surveillance

#SE minister: 24 times GDP growth from gender equality than #TTIP - big point: may be better ways (v @ttippen_se)

Civil Society calls upon Member States to foil Conspiracy by Big Pharma to Undermine South African Patent Reforms -

West Virginia toxic chemical spill, #tradesecrets trump human health - #TAFTA/#TTIP could bring this approach to #EU

Mobile phone networks challenge government over text message trawling - great to see some backbone at last #gchq #sms

U.S.-#Brazil cotton dispute might ignite all-out trade war - could be interesting...

#TAFTA/#TTIP: How a New Secret 'Trade' Treaty Could Put the World's Biggest Firms Beyond Government Control -

EU's Highest Court Says #DRM Circumvention May Be Lawful In Certain Circumstances - whoa, potentially big #copyright

US healthcare companies circling the #NHS are now “on notice”, says TUC - hugely important #TAFTA/#TTIP

De Gucht "has assured me that consultation exercise on [#ISDS] will now include the option of dumping [it]" - #TTIP

Live Q&A with Edward #Snowden: Thursday 23rd January, 8pm GMT, 3pm EST - now...

#snowden's responses to #asksnowden questions will appear here:

#snowden: "We can correct the laws, restrain the overreach of agencies, & hold senior officials responsible for abusive programs to account"

#snowden: "As I’ve said before, properly implemented strong encryption works. What you have to worry about are the endpoints."

#snowden: " If I had revealed what I knew abt unconstitutional but classified programs 2 Congress, they could have charged me with a felony"

#snowden: "My case clearly demonstrates the need for comprehensive #whistleblower protection act reform."

#snowden: "we’ve seen more identified intentional abuse than where this unconstitutional mass phone surveillance stopped any terrorist plot"

#snowden: "There is no simply justification for continuing an unconstitutional policy with a 0% success rate."

#snowden: "I never stole any passwords, nor did I trick an army of co-workers."

Civil Liberties Board Destroys Arguments For Bulk Metadata Collection: Program Is Illegal & Unconstitutional - #nsa

#snowden: "Not all spying is bad. The biggest problem we face right now is the new technique of indiscriminate mass surveillance"

#snowden: "we’re setting a precedent that immunizes government of every two-bit dictator to perform the same kind of dragnet surveillance"

#snowden: "NSA is well positioned to meet our intelligence requirements through targeted surveillance, same way we’ve always done it"

#snowden: "I don’t see how Congress could ignore it" re Watchdog Report by Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board

#snowden: "Returning to US, I think, is the best resolution for the government, the public, & myself, but it’s unfortunately not possible"

#snowden: "Maybe when Congress comes together to end programs PCLOB just announced was illegal, they’ll reform Whistleblower Protection Act"

#snowden: "Fidel Narvaez is an incredibly brave individual, & he did everything possible to ensure that rights of someone he had never met"

#snowden: "We need to work together to agree on a reasonable international norm for the limitations on spying."

#snowden: "We need global forum committed to development of security standards that enforce right to privacy through science & technology"

#snowden: "to ensure country’s communications are secure, secure them world-wide [with] better standards, better crypto, & better research"

U.S. Accuses Snowden Background Check Firm of Fraud - well well well

#snowden: "Study after study has show that human behavior changes when we know we’re being watched. "

#snowden: "these classified programs effectively create “permanent records” of our daily activities"

#snowden: "“databases of ruin,” where harmful and embarrassing details exist about even the most innocent individuals."

#snowden: "I’m not going to be intimidated. Doing the right thing means having no regrets."

USTR Tells China To Do 'Spot Checks On Libraries' To Make Sure They're Not Violating Copyrights - stupid & offensive

#snowden: "the people at the working level at the NSA, CIA, or any other member of the IC are not out to get you."

#snowden: "The people you need to watch out for are the unaccountable senior officials authorizing these unconstitutional programs"

#snowden: "I encourage you to contact your members of congress and tell them how you feel about mass surveillance"

Sign the Petition: Make the #CETA Text Public! - it's finished, so release it (v @ParentRap @CETAWatch)