Saturday, 31 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140529 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Privacy call for internet browsing in the wake of Edward #Snowden leaks - are people waking up at last?

Security Experts Looking To Possibly Fork And Rescue #TrueCrypt - makes sense, but will the licence allow it?

#Chilcot inquiry accused of whitewash over letters between Blair and Bush - well, there's a surprise...

Corporate capture: Europe trade talks threaten environment - good post on #TTIP's huge dangers

Capturing #Xibe, “Language of Exile,” for Posterity - great news #linguistics

Patent royalties may exceed $120 per #smartphone, undermine industry profitability: working paper - patent insanity

Moms to EPA: End #Monsanto's Poisoning of America - & nobody wants to fight mums, do they?

Will Big Oil Execs Ever Stand Trial for Willful Climate Deceit? - investors should watch out, too... #carbonbubble

EU-Politik: Der Trick beim #TTIP - "Nulltarif"? Nein: "Nullkonjunkturprogramm"... (v @Liese_Mueller)

US cybercrime laws being used to target #security researchers - just as we predicted (v @AdV007)

#Copyright roundup 3 — Changes in UK law - useful summary of important changes

Blair should ask Chilcot to publish full Iraq letters to Bush, says Major -  nothing to hide, etc. etc.

“Unitary patent” and court system - great set of resources about new Unitary Patent and its problems #UPC #EU

BEUC's letter to De Gucht, calling him out for exaggerated growth claims for #TTIP - there is simply no real benefit here

Merkel backs Jean-Claude Juncker for European commission president - make up your mind, Mutti...

Congressman bankrolled by ISPs tries to halt Internet regulation - probably just a coincidence...

#EU: The importance of unbiased communication on #TTIP - "acknowledge the whole spectrum of possible outcomes"

Software Patents Are Still a Threat to Europe Due to ‘Unitary’ Patent - just in case you thought they'd gone away...

Why is it so acceptable to lie to promote trade deals? - #TTIP's "annual growth is on the order of 0.03%" #TAFTA

How the #UK taught #Brazil's dictators torture techniques - just shameful

US Lawmakers Demand Immediate Action to Protect Killer Whales - great news: let's keep up the pressure on @SeaWorld

Defend Trade Secrets Act - global push to create new "trade secrets" right: v dangerous...

Chamber Resorts to Cartoonish Analogies to Defend Corporations’ ‘Right’ to Attack Policies - so insulting #ISDS

BND will Echtzeit-Überwachung sozialer Netzwerke - can't think where they got that idea (v @Liese_Mueller)#nsa Thinks Depictions of Pi Are Protected Intellectual Property - more monopoly madness

"Government must be vigilant, not frightened, of risks of large data sets" - rubbish: risks are ours, not theirs

Has the NRA Finally Met Its Match in Richard Martinez, Father of Isla Vista Shooting Victim? -

The $120 Smartphone Patent Tax: Patent Royalties Cost More Than The Actual Hardware In Your Phone - bin patents now

Friday, 30 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140528 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Cheap Climate Protection - "the economics of climate protection look quite easy."

#Snowden interview: breaking law was only option, says whistleblower - anyone watch this?

Free Speech Groups Issue New Guide to the International “Necessary & Proportionate Principles” - good work

Edward #Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW - Edward Snowden NBC NEWS FULL INTERVIEW (v @ConsiderMiranda)#NSA

WIPO's Development Agenda At The Crossroads: Does "IP" Or Development Take Priority? -

Why The Trial Lawyers May Have Miscalculated In Killing Patent Reform, And How It May Come Back To Bite Them -

Remembering Jean-Claude Bradley - fine tribute, important points #openscience

Something Rotten in the State of...Europe: the Unified Patent - important paper analyses #UPC's deep problems

Visual gags in comedies: US vs UK - interesting analysis

 New Indian PM seeks better ties with China - how long before China-India-Russia trade deal? who needs #TPP?

Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative Advisory Board - impressive group: Cox, Moglen, Schneier, T’so

Industry Two Faced over Privacy - good, depressing analysis: "need to create competing technologies and services"

The Web Is In The Public Domain... But The Document That Put It There Is Locked Up By #Copyright - #PD

Hand guns should be legalised and licensed, Nigel Farage has said - from January; why he's so dangerous (v @Glinner)

Google AdSense's Idiotic And Hypocritical Morality Police Force Us To Remove Ads On News Stories - @Google, the bully

EU’s drug regulator makes a U-turn on data transparency - head of EMA should resign for betrayal (v @bengo)dacre

"#TTIP is unsustainable from an environmental point of view" - "a need for new forms of global cooperation"

Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can’t Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey - #CA

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140527 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#China's Shanzhai Companies Moving On From Counterfeit Imitation To Collaborative Innovation - interesting shifts

 Towards Evidence-based #Copyright and Patent Policymaking at the OECD - that would be nice... #DRM

Investor-to-state dispute settlement is a rigged system - important new analysis of why #ISDS favours US #TTIP

San Francisco Game Designer Creates Program That Converts Any Text Into A Patent Application - ha!

Pregnant woman beaten to death by family outside Pakistani court - no words... #pk

Die Jugend will ein anderes #TTIP - "Umfang des Abkommens zu verkleinern" (v @SilviaLiebrich)

"consultation to allow corporations, such as Serco and G4S, to provide Child Protection Services" - pl. write now

Calls For Social Media To Be Censored In #Spain After Politician's Assassination Is Mocked On Twitter - & so it goes

"industrialized agriculture would be impossible without antimicrobials" - insane waste of precious resource

"worries that new US-EU trade deal will see a watering down of tougher EU laws on use" of antibiotics - #TTIP/#TAFTA

#TTIP & das deutsche Grundgesetz - "die verfassungsrechtlichen Ansatzpunkte für einen Widerstand" (v @Liese_Mueller)

FSFE: 32 Free Software Pact supporters elected to the European Parliament - good progress

Deutschland stimmt umstrittenem Opt-Out-Entwurf zu - bad news; wonder what @campact thinks? (v @Liese_Mueller)

Does US need another round of trade deals? - "My conclusion on this: The losers outnumber the winners." #TPP #TTIP

.@eBay : Stop contributing to the extinction of elephants & other endangered species - come on, sort this @ebay...

Accepting Amazon's #DRM Makes It Impossible To Challenge Its Monopoly - applies to #mozilla, too...

Finnish media ignores successful anti-#TTIP demonstration - more shoddy journalism #fi

John Kerry to Edward #Snowden: Man Up and Come Back to the U.S. - oh, do shut it, you pompous old windbag...

.@makerbot Files For Patent On A Design Derived From Work By Its Community - well, patents... #3dprinting

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140526 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#ISDS: trojan horse clause giving more power to companies - excellent summary (v @olivierhoedeman @ShmaeganM)#TTIP

Biotech lobby's fingerprints over new EU proposal to allow national GMO bans - backdoor deals against public interest

Blair urges Labour to take on Ukip over immigration and EU - worrying: I find myself agreeing with Blair...

#Privacy under attack: the #NSA files revealed new threats to democracy - long, deep essay by Eben Moglen; superb

Marine Le Pen: "I also demand that  France halts the transatlantic treaty" - #TTIP/#TAFTA in the new #EU

Creative Destruction: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, Jobs, and Labor Rights - good analysis of important aspect #TPP

Microsoft's China Syndrome - has Middle Kingdom delivered the death blow for Microsoft's desktop dominance? #linux

Schneier: #Snowden's Leaks Have Actually Made It Easier 2 Crack Terrorists' Encrypted Messages - interesting argument

China demands halt to 'unscrupulous' US cyber-spying - hilarious...

GMO Grass: Coming to a Lawn Near You? - #monsanto wants a patent on your lawn:  what a spectacularly stupid idea...

Danes support EU patent court in referendum - here come the software patent trolls... #dk

Auch nach der EU-Wahl: Bürger/in is watching you! - well spotted: #ISDS must come out of #CETA, too #TTIP

some interesting dox regarding #copyright industries' pushback against UK copyright exceptions - obtained via #ROI

Discussion with Richard Stallman about Surveillance, the Future of Internet, Life, the Universe & Everything - #RMS

No TTIP! national tour & day of action - great to see @WarOnWant joining the fight against #TAFTA/#TTIP

here's @WarOnWant's booklet on #TTIP - also available in French, German, Greek and Italian #TAFTA

What’s behind this trade deal? - good summary of UK trade unions' position on #TTIP

When Europe needs a woman (for European Commission president) - gets my vote...oh wait, I don't have a vote... #EU

EU-US free trade talks under fire from filmmakers - does anyone like #TAFTA/#TTIP other than corporations?

BuenConocer Summit Designing public policies for a #commons oriented society - fascinating, ambitious project #freesw

Biotech companies may have legal say in #EU GM crop bans - "an affront to democracy" #monsanto

What If the Democratic Response to #Snowden Is to Expand Surveillance? - deranged but possible

'modernized' US poultry industry: process 175 birds a minute, add chlorine, don't watch closely - NB for #TAFTA/#TTIP

XKeyscore beim deutschen In- und Auslandsgeheimdienst - #snowden #nsa

Make Sure GM Companies Don't Call the Shots About Their Own Products - insane & insulting #EU

Do Personal Computers Come With #NSA Surveillance Devices Built-In As Standard? - think that's crazy? think again...

Is your bank financing deforestation? - "stop providing all financial services until Wilmar ceases its deforestation"

More news of #EPO unrest reaches the IPKat - & this the outfit that will run EU's new patent system... #disaster

 EU Council Agrees Approach For New Legal Framework On #TradeSecrets - dangerous shift

Meet the Man Hired to Make Sure the Snowden Docs Aren't Hacked - something I'd wondered about...

#TAFTA/#TTIP under fire from filmmakers - "US has ¨shown interest in a number of areas of EU audiovisual policy.¨

#TPP looking less attractive for NZ - "Fading chance of wider dairy access in US and Japan"

"fringe groups could pose a danger to key pieces of EU legislation — particularly #TAFTA/#TTIP" - oh yes (v @PCGTW)

British influence will wane in new EU Parliament - bad news for Brits, great news for Europeans...

UK Home Office's terrorist detection checklist - at least they know what "demeanour" means...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140525 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Happy Birthday, Ward Cunningham, inventor of the #wiki - we owe him a lot #wikipedia

Forced into a supranational straitjacket, EU voters rebelled - #TTIP represents given even more supranational power

What do robins, badgers and buzzards have in common? They're all on the #Tories' kill list - baring their evil souls

#CETA continues to be hampered by lengthy logistics - to say nothing of #ISDS, which must come out (v @CETAWatch)

Are #Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say Yes - how #TTIP's mutual recognition could undermine #EU standards

Leak reveals how EU cut commitment to greater official openness - good article (v @raycorrigan)#transparency

Glenn Greenwald, così ho sfidato lo spionaggio - good questions, excellent interview

#Ukip founder Alan Sked: 'The party has become a Frankenstein's monster' - *very* interesting comments...

Monday, 26 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140524 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Still running Windows XP? That's the way Bill Gates planned it - @jjn1 on the Microsoft monoculture #malware

Shanghai, are you ready for a serious #opendata initiative? -  hope so #china

Edward #Snowden lotet Rückkehr in die USA aus - wow: "Es gibt Verhandlungen" (v @manuelbewarder @netzpolitik)

#snowden is try to negotiate his return to US [de] - either brave or foolish...

Wir müssen das Netz zurückerobern! - yup

Environmentalists Taking Bold Actions — It's Working - " translates environmental & social risk into business costs"

Cricfree Bounces Back After UK Police Domain Seizure - & so it goes on... #copyright

‘Unbeatable’ Cinavia Anti-Piracy Technology Cracked by DVD-Ranger - #watermarking system no longer effective...

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - includes action-packed Update XXVI, complete with water cannons #TAFTA

‘A Government Of Thugs’: How Canada Treats Environmental Journalists - O #Canada, have you come to this? #tarsands

Ombudsman concerned about change of policy at @EMA_News as regards clinical trial data #transparency - betrayal

2.7 trillion euros of EU-US investment shows #ISDS is unnecessary for #TTIP. if a system you don't need is broken, don't fix it, bin it

Geheim-Verhandlungen: Wasser soll weltweit privatisiert werden - great to see #DE waking up to #TISA (v @dozykraut)

#Badger cull company used Somerset's constabulary 'as private police force' - further biased policing #shame

Copyright Troll Demands Comcast’s Six Strikes Data for Lawsuit - gosh, what a surprise, no?

"Latin as the official language in Brussels" - now there's an idea... #EU

Sunday, 25 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140523 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Urban geographer’s brush with the law risks sending cold chill through social science - bad stuff (v @aral)

Mining’s multi-billion-dollar black hole - great piece about socialisation of mining cleanup costs (v @DrRimmer)#AU

Another horror story from #Israel: IDF soldiers arrived early in the morning to uproot over 1,500 fruit trees - sick

Moral Rights, Property Rights And Picasso: An Artistic And Legal Conundrum - fascinating US case

Comment le parlement européen, en douce, a anticipé #TAFTA - well, sorta: it would apply to #ISDS if we don't kill it
#Mozilla, a tale of gentrification - excellent post, mostly right (but not about Adobe Flash...) #DRM

Friday, 23 May 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 140522 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Harry Reid Bows Down To Trial Lawyers & Big Pharma In Killing Patent Reform - time to get rid of patents completely

"#TTIP giving big business more power over our laws & additional rights to sue governments for damaging profits." -

"the typical farmed American salmon 'eats its own weight in #antibiotics' before it is sold" - this. is. madness

Erfolg: Deutsche Bank erteilt Hafenerweiterung eine Absage - fab work by @campact #au

big: "first time the WTO has accepted animal welfare as grounds for violating basic trade agreement" - #canada

#Fracking compensation to be increased - such blatant #bribery, pushing people sell to children's health for pence

FBI Drops Another Questionable NSL After Microsoft Challenges It In Court - kudos to #microsoft for this

Write-down of two-thirds of US shale oil explodes #fracking myth - why UK fracking dream is daft Tory fantasy

 History shows that parched Aral Sea can be restored - well, that's hopeful then...

First #Xibe Literary Anthology Published in Chinese - exciting #manchu #tungusic  #linguistics

 Beijing, Shanghai in top 5 most affluent cities list - #london top, FWIW

important: De Gucht says that it is likely that #TTIP is a "mixed agreement" - so national parliaments will vote too

Little to gain and much to lose for Australia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (#TPP) - true; if only #AU public knew

Even Asylum in Russia Can't Save #Snowden From Becoming a Meme - wonderful; he must be chuckling...

#Mozilla: Publish and be #DRM'd! - "DRM for video is simply a Trojan Horse for all the #copyright industries."

Trade Unions, ‘Free Trade’, and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity: An Introduction - #TTIP #TPP

@DWPgovuk – and @cabinetofficeuk – hide new Universal Credit secrets - a continuing disgrace

#TTIP: & Role of Trade Impact Assessments: Managing Fictional Expectations - great analysis of conceptual framework

MEPs suspicious as Commission fails to respond to #TTIP questions - De Gucht is getting so rattled...

Nationalpark im Amazonasgebiet: Ecuador erteilt Ölbohr-Lizenz für Weltnaturerbe - what a disaster...

great analysis of EU's imminent Unitary Patent system & its deep flaws - important stuff #UPC #patents #trolls

UK: '4.4bn barrels of oil' in Weald basin - report - "may not be recoverable": in which case it's pretty moot, no?

No shale gas potential in Weald basin, concludes British Geological Survey - #fracking #UK

Will the #TPP Go the Way of the WTO’s Doha Round? - doubts being to swirl...

MT @EdGerwin US & EU announce they'll include separate #Smallbiz chapter in #TTIP>> so why not one for the public, too? (v @EU_TTIP_team)

#Fracking support declines in UK and US - you mean people are realising it was only hype & lies all along...?

'Lies’ : Elections, outbursts and EU-US free trade talks - nice review of where #TTIP talks stand today

Merkel sagte: "Jede Erfahrung des Freihandels ist für uns eine gute Erfahrung gewesen" - & they were all unlike #TTIP

Losing #Ukip councillor blames poor London polls on 'cultured elite' - well done, #londoners...

Should Revealing #Fracking's Chemicals Be A Crime? - part of larger move to enhance power of "#tradesecrets"

Please Write to Canadian MPs to bring Clinical Trial Transparency to #Canada - huge opportunity here: let's take it

RT @jackschofield #Microsoft announces free version of #Windows for cheap devices >>inevitable but too late #linux

Study Shows US Government's #Drone Killing Strategy Is Having Zero Impact On Al-Qaeda Attack Numbers - awkward