Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150929 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Society of American Archivists opposes #TPP Provisions - " seriously upset the balance to effective copyright law"

New #TPP Maneuvering on Biotech Drugs: 5+3 Still Makes 8 - don't be fooled by this trick...

Jane Kelsey: #TPP Trade deal a minefield - "our government has offered only platitudes" #NZ

#TPP: Groser heads to 'wrap up' meeting -'wrap-up'-meeting aka "The Big Sell-out" #NZ

Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand - no comment...

African nations and donors agree on plan to protect Congo forests - great news if it happens; #palmoil the threat

"we can still close [#TTIP] and have a built-in agenda for the rest" - making #TTIP even more undemocratic

Volkswagen now admits 1.2 million UK vehicles affected by emissions scandal - worse and worse #vw

Civil society calls for reform of trialogues in a letter to EU Commission, Parliament and Council - #undemocratic

Estimating the Total Development Value of #Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects - $5 billion, if you wondered

#TPP ministers back at table as Canada preps final offer on dairy, autos - lots of good links

Canada, Mexico share concerns about #TPP impact to auto industry - as they should...

Freevolt: Perpetual, free RF energy harvesting to power the Internet of Things - but-but-but isn't that stealing?

Corporate Power Unbound: #ISDS for IP Monopolies on Medicines - Eli Lilly v. Canada & #TPP -

Wide range of cars emit more pollution in realistic driving conditions, tests show - massive environmental fraud

#Canada Wants To Cut Price Of 'World's Most Expensive Drug'; US Manufacturer Sues To Stop It - 80% public science

Microsoft 'Addresses' Windows 10 Privacy Concerns By Simply Not Mentioning Most Of Them - that's cunning

Volkswagen and Cheating Software - wise words from @schneierblog #vw #IoT

New App Gives Activists and Journalists a One-Stop-Shop For Security In Their Pocket - for #android; free

U.S. business groups oppose exceptions in #TPP - well damn them for putting profits before people... #ISDS #tobacco

Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas - so, now we must force the entire car industry to pay

HTTPS support coming to Blogspot - if you can, please turn this on now... #crypto


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150928 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Health unions condemn 'disgraceful' £410,000 payoff to NHS executive - "disgraceful reward for mediocre performance”

Smart little 11-month-old baby figures out a clever way to climb off this bed - wow: look at that cogitation

Wild Things: Stop Forcing Baby Tigers to Swim with Tourists - sick

National politics put #TPP trade talks under pressure - but some see problems...

Bruselas quiere aprobar el #TTIP y el #TISA sin pasar por la ratificación individual de los 28 países miembros -

Have your say on the future of our #BBC - UK consultation made easy online by @38_degrees

UN Broadband Commission Releases Questionable Report On 'Cyber Violence' Against Women - detailed analysis why

.@SandstormIO is an #opensource platform for personal instances of web apps - interesting approach; nice control

How Would Software Freedom Have Helped With #VW? - "prepare yourselves for long haul of software freedom advocacy"

Harper promises dairy industry will be protected in any Pacific trade deal - uh-huh; we'll see #TPP

#Corbyn's speech included passages rejected by previous leaders - excellent, he believes in code re-use

#TPP secrecy fight in court - nice idea; maybe very slightly late, though...

You Can Now Turn Off Ads On Techdirt - good analysis of problem and its solutions

House Dems want investigation of #Malaysia's raised trafficking status - can't imagine they'll get it... #TPP

Time to say no to shameful #TPP trade-offs - how can #AU government consider trading people's lives for sugar?

Monday, 28 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150927 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Traité Tafta : "La France envisage l'arrêt des négociations", révèle Matthias Fekl - I'm sceptical (v @zoobab)#TTIP

'#TTIP talks are not transparent' - "France is considering all options, including an outright end of negotiations"

#GCHQ's Karma Police: Tracking And Profiling Every Web User, Every Web Site - yet UK gov wants even more snooping?

Analysis: China-US hacking accord is tall on rhetoric, short on substance - as expected...

Intellectual Property in #TPP: Increasing the Barriers for the Access to Affordable Medicines - #TPP will kill

#Intelexit motivates and helps spies leave intelligence services - "Be smart. Exit intelligence now" #whistleblowers

"Facebook & Google might invoke #ISDS every time judgment like Google Spain or (possibly) Schrems cost them money" -

$9 Open Hardware ARM-Based Chip PC Available - amazing; what great projects will come from this, I wonder? #linux

Woman Dies In Agony After Virgin Care Stall Treatment Claiming She ‘Wasn’t That Sick’ - "private provider in NHS"

Microsoft’s IoT kit helps you ditch #Linux for Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi - MS tries desperately to catch up

In The Post-Ferguson World, Cops Are Now Victims And It's The Public That's Going To Pay The Price - uh-huh

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars - nice

Trident is useless. That’s why we must debate renewal - isn't this obvious? could never be used, & useless if were

EU-Konsultationen zu Geoblocking und Online-Plattformen gestartet -

Sunday, 27 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150926 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Quebec dairy farmers panicked over #TPP - rightly so: they're being sold down the river for the sake of a (bad) deal

Ottawa denies it will open dairy market to U.S. farmers - just wait until US starts arm twisting... #TPP #ca

#TPP: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Sustainable Development Goals - profits before people or planet

Canada's auto sector 'nervous' about #TPP talks - it should be: they're going to be sacrificed for the greater good

UK to spend £5.8bn on tackling climate change in poor countries - back-end loaded, but could be worse


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150925 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

In Advance of #TPP Negotiations, Bipartisan Group of 158 Representatives Urge Obama Address Currency Manipulation -

Canada-EU trade deal that allows US firms to sue British govt sparks outrage - #CETA allows #ISDS by backdoor

Student union blocks speech by 'inflammatory' anti-sharia activist - pathetic cowardice

China and US agree on #ivory ban in bid to end illegal trade globally - could be big if it is implemented properly

New push to derail Canada-EU trade deal (#CETA): “#TTIP’s ugly brother” - time is running out - we must act now

Creative Commons awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to support open access publishing for authors - nice #cc

Hospital moved RAF sergeant over fears his uniform would upset patients - yet more craven behaviour

#GCHQ: Record the website browsing habits of “every visible user on the Internet.” - handy for blackmail, no?

Meet John German: the man who helped expose #Volkswagen's emissions scandal - nice profile of nonprofit's work

Agincourt was a battle like no other … but how do the French remember it? - well-written and entertaining... #1415

UK tried to block tougher EU car-emissions tests - why does the Tories hate the British people so much? #pollution

Kardashians blaze a trail as celebrities seize control of their digital brands - interesting trend; the end is nigh

...but because of bloody branding, not blood moons

Liberals won’t support #TPP if dairy concessions are made: Eyking - & they will be... #canada

As cobras and vipers spread their deadly venom, it’s getting harder to save lives - capitalism, red in tooth & tooth

Friday, 25 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150924 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Groser unsure whether #TPP meeting worthwhile - nah, waste of time, mate - take it from me... #NZ

#NZ: TPP's Glass half empty - even with ABs milk - "there are no chinks of compromise on dairy."

Auto Industry's Own Study Demolishes Case For Car Safety Harmonization In #TTIP - not much left... #awkward

Klage gegen Atomausstieg: EU unterstützt Deutschland im Streit mit Vattenfall - oh look: EC fighting against #ISDS

German art historian to become first foreign director of British Museum - good idea

"industrial farming is responsible for more pain and misery than all the wars of history put together" - #TTIP

Cannabis 'forest' discovered in south-west London - well, Kingston - what do you expect?

NHS-approved health apps put patient privacy and health at risk, says study - not good

“#Snowden Treaty” proposed to curtail mass surveillance & protect whistleblowers - nice idea, will it do anything?

Stop animal cruelty - save lives - "ban the preventative use of #antibiotics in livestock farming"

Cold, hard data: inside #Facebook's Swedish hub near the Arctic Circle - will come in handy if #SafeHarbour goes

#GCHQ: Record the website browsing habits of “every visible user on the Internet.” - with legal authorisation at all

EU "moves to water-down risk assessment procedures for agri-biotech" - important analysis; #EFSA a disgrace #TTIP

Twitch’s hypocritical nudity policy shows it’s out of touch with the modern world - ridiculous

EU consultation: Regulations for platforms, online intermediaries, data & cloud computing, collaborative economy -

EU consultation: #geoblocking and other geographically-based restrictions when shopping,  accessing info in EU -

Now That Nielsen Can Actually Be Bothered To Track Internet Video, The Numbers For Traditional TV Are Getting Ugly -

People Who Need to Pee Are Better at Lying - ha!

"anger public often enough, & public support for the IP system may begin to be called into question" - already has

#London tube gains regenerative braking tech that can power whole stations - clever

big: #GCHQ regards your ID, userid & password as metadata, & therefore thinks it can "legally" intercept them -

Pope Francis asserts 'right of the environment' in speech to UN - nice

German MEPs oppose stricter car emissions tests - shame on them #vw

tech companies set out 'red lines' on new EU privacy law - hey, you do what law says, you don't say what it does

#TTIP Could Lead To Jobs, Access To Better Drugs, Says Pharma - usual lies about more "incentives" needed 4 research

VW Whistleblower: 'We Gave EPA Diesel Emissions Data In 2014' - so much for the idea US stds more rigorous than EU's

Osborne presses on with Hinkley power station despite criticism - even business is saying don't do it...

Thursday, 24 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150923 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Canada heads to #TPP talks with key auto content issue unresolved - & don't forget that dairy is still a mess

UK, France and Germany lobbied for flawed car emissions tests, documents reveal - typical hypocrisy

#TTIP could hit you sooner than you think - through a backdoor called „#CETA“

The VW scandal and what does it mean for #TTIP? - "In terms of the negotiations: very little"

local government in the UK invests £14 billion in fossil fuel companies - time to #divestpensions

UK, France and Germany lobbied to keep loopholes in car emission tests - shame on the cheating cheats #climatechange

The Italian who runs European tech - interesting; nice "gaspard de la nuit" reference...

Tell the UK Government not to cut solar and wind power subsidies - doing exactly the wrong thing now...

Book Review — ‘#TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ - #deregulation

NeoKylin is the #Linux OS China built to look like Windows XP - a rival to Ubuntu Kylin #china

Wikipeevedia - of #openaccess, #wikipedia, #elsevier (v @JakeOrlowitz)

Large pharmaceutical companies are using #TPP to push for long-term monopolies on life-saving biologic medicines -

Renewable energy outstrips coal for first time in UK electricity mix - despite UK gov efforts to throttle it..'

"Putin spoke with [Elton] John by phone on Thursday and asked forgiveness" - you expect us to believe that...?

Intellectual Property in #TPP: Increasing the Barriers for the Access to Affordable Medicines - #TPPkills

Welcome to the era of #opensource cars - an idea whose time has come...?

The State that Turns Pregnant Women Into Felons - vindictive, stupid, counterproductive

#TPP deal close, but doubts linger: #Chile trade head - linger??? they should be exploding all over the place...

Mandelson says it’s too early to force Jeremy Corbyn out - oh, do shut it, you repellent individual...


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150922 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

No 'gold plated' #TPP coming - Groser - translation: we'd rather accept a bad deal than have no deal... #NZ

#Thailand Might Be Required To Sacrifice Plant And Seed Sovereignty For The Sake Of Trade Agreement With EU - folly

Do U.S. Workers Really Have to Rely on Canadian and Mexican Negotiators to Look Out for Our Jobs? - #TPP

Would Volkswagen have got away with its pollution fiddle in the UK? - have a guess... #vw

The EPA Deserves Software Freedom, Too - "it's highly likely that Volkswagen vehicles have Linux in them." #vw

How to become an (online) activist: It’s time to break out the digital pitchforks - easy guide to changing the world

EU-US data flows using “#SafeHarbour” may be illegal because of #NSA spying - big if CJEU follows this opinion

UK cancer patients being denied cheap-to-make drugs due to inflated prices - #bigpharma puts profits before people

Blurring the lines between #TPP victory and defeat - soon John Key will be denying TPP even existed... #NZ

Four Reasons Not to Trust the #TPP to Save Endangered Animals - not that anyone did

Jeb Bush Proudly Promises To Axe #NetNeutrality If Elected - even though he & his team clearly don't understand it

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 150921 -  yesterday's tweets as a single page

Addenbrooke’s hospital in special measures after 'serious staff shortages' - that is called "underfunding"

Five EU countries call for limits on truck CO2 emissions - UK government being strangely sensible again

How the Cherokee Language Has Adapted. - heartening stuff #linguistics

Open Labour - let's hope so...

Erle-Spider assembly - " you can watch the whole assembly process in the video" #ubuntu #drone

how EU proposals for #TTIP would usurp US states’ authority to regulate - important analysis of complex issue

City firm Bernstein has predicted that the Volkswagen crisis will end the era of diesel cars in Europe - whoa

UK and EU citizens have a right to request CCTV footage of themselves - maybe it's time to exercise it #surveillance

Stop #TTIP e-petition currently on 2,828,645 - still 14 days to make it 3,000,000: pl. sign if you've not done so

A right to read campaign established in #Nepal - excellent

Steel producers urge #TPP negotiators to maintain regional content rules for autos - another unhappy industry #CA

PETA Sues On Behalf Of The Monkey Selfie; Claims Copyright Belongs To The Monkey - naruto (the monkey) is above this

VW scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows - #VW deserves to be sued into the ground

Rallies for a fair #TPP - a bit late for that now, I fear... #CA

#turingpharma Boss Martin Shkreli Defends Massive Price Increase As A Good Thing For Patients - impressive analysis

#VW chief Martin Winterkorn defiant over emissions cheating scandal - defiant, maybe, doomed certainly...

School questioned Muslim pupil about Isis after discussion on eco-activism - where UK gov's "terruh" madness leads

Kickstarter is a Benefit Corporation - well, fancy that

Hillary Clinton opposes building Keystone XL pipeline - well, that's good - & surprising (v @DrRimmer)

Key softens up voters for "best we can do" #TPP deal - hear that? it's the sound of #NZ being sold down the rivier

"we will instruct our negotiators to exercise creativity and flexibility" - i.e. sell out the public? #TTIP

What #TPP commitments can the Conservatives make during a campaign? - good question #ca

"#TTIP would be substantially trade diverting for the U.S. & EU’s closest trading partners" - worth bearing in mind