Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131229 - http://bit.ly/1hPjwHi yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#30C3: Exploration and Exploitation of an SD Memory Card - http://bit.ly/19y0AYv video of fascinating talk (v @fluxusx)

Edward #Snowden plans to be more active in the media in 2014 - http://tnw.co/1gfnV5U good: we need all the help we can get #nsa #gchq

New Fund to Support Snowden-like Whistleblowers - http://wrd.cm/1h8wpPj great news, this is really crucial

#FR telecom Orange threatens to sue NSA over cable tapping - http://bit.ly/1dl3uUC all innocent telecoms should do this (v @Netz4ktivisten)

Pirate Bay uploads up by 50% in 2013 - http://bit.ly/1bxB8BS not what some people expected...

#Intel Releases 5,000 Pages of #OpenSource Haswell Documentation - http://bit.ly/KfNYPW that's good

Canadian Copyright Collective Calls It A Day After 15 Years Of Failing To Make Payments To Rights Holders - http://bit.ly/1lunmFW

Homeless recruited to decontaminate #Fukishima; paid less than minimum wage - http://bit.ly/1dlaSPX how sick is that? #japan

Judge Says That Sherlock Holmes Is In The Public Domain - http://bit.ly/1cifpy4 finally - the details

#NSA interceptava computadores comprados nos EUA para instalar grampos - http://bit.ly/1iqxUsx

Release early, release often in scientific research - http://red.ht/1kWuDRw well, obviously

Ruling In Favor Of NSA's Program Relied On Claims In 9/11 Report That Aren't Actually In That Report -  http://bit.ly/1hQDDoA huh?

Vorsatz für 2014: Mithelfen das Urheberrecht zu modernisieren! - http://bit.ly/19AQ7eJ oh yes...

.@ggreenwald: The #NSA Can "Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make" - http://bit.ly/1d4jHds (v @schestowitz)

Cattle Feet Were ‘Basically Coming Apart’ Before Muscle-Building Drug Sales Halted - http://read.bi/1kWE43o we need precautionary principle

State Dept. #whistleblower has email hacked, deleted - http://bit.ly/1bxT7bF gosh, I just can't think who might have done this...

New Year honours: spin doctor and party donors recognised - http://bit.ly/1cix0Gb I think the word is "brazen" #uk

Monday, 30 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131228 - http://bit.ly/1jWa7SS yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

 Truppenabzug: US-Geheimdienste warnen vor Chaos in #Afghanistan - http://bit.ly/1ceL6bw in other words, it was all completely pointless

2013 in Review: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - http://bit.ly/KdergQ good summary of the beast slouching towards #bethlehem #TPP

#NSA spioniert Datenkabel von Europa nach Asien aus - http://bit.ly/1ejeKiY trouble is, it's hard to be shocked anymore...

"countries such as Ukraine justifying breaches of human rights by citing UK government's view" - http://bit.ly/1inCAPP </slow handclap>

Capturing images of bystanders by zooming in on pictures of corneas - http://bit.ly/1cehM8y & they will only get more detailed

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top #NSA Hacking Unit - http://bit.ly/1agj0gr "intercepts deliveries to plant back doors in electronics"

to do for 2014: make it culturally unacceptable for young hackers to join NSA's TAO or equivalent elsewhere #pariahs

Shopping for Spy Gear: Catalogue Advertises #NSA Toolbox - http://bit.ly/1cePffI why we can never trust any US computer equipment again

 Here's how data thieves have captured our lives on the internet - http://bit.ly/1cenhE2 ignore the weak headline; excellent analysis #nsa

"the only people who retain any hope of secure communications are geeks who understand #cryptography and use #opensource software." - ibid.

#Openaccess 2013: A year of gaining momentum - http://bit.ly/Kel8yM useful summary #halfarevolution...

#NSA, Not China, the Global BIOS Suicide Cyber-Bomber - http://bit.ly/1cfjLpA well, look at that...

I worked on the US #drone program. The public should know what really goes on - http://bit.ly/1kSXG8q breaking the silence; important piece

US Lawmakers dispute #Snowden's declaration of victory - http://bit.ly/1jXsQh3 MRDA - http://bit.ly/1czPINT

On Hacking MicroSD Cards - http://bit.ly/1dNoZeS cue #snowden story about #NSA loading them with malware... (v @cstross)

Cable questions Hunt over risk to NHS from privatised plasma firm - http://bit.ly/1dNq3Q0 "will now be increased risk of contamination"

Officer who forced dozens of anal cavity searches for fun gets only 2 years in prison - http://bit.ly/1ioHf4b what can you say?

#Assange beim Hacker-Kongress #30C3: "Tretet in die CIA ein!" - http://bit.ly/1lsdYCN "Wir sind die letzte freie Generation"

Sunday, 29 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131227 - http://bit.ly/19tP59S yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

District Court Tosses #ACLU's Lawsuit Against #NSA With Very Regrettable Decision That Props Up Agency Rhetoric - http://bit.ly/19rpM61

Indigenous groups win right to seize #Chevron’s Canadian assets over $18 billion in #Amazon #pollution - http://bit.ly/19q5RB9

30C3: NSA-Enthüller Greenwald setzt auf Widerstand der Hacker - http://bit.ly/1cXWSrU no one else will... #snowden

An Open Source GSMLib for SIM900/SIM908 and Arduinos - http://bit.ly/1cXX1vd what fun #arduino

CADDrones.com - Beta Now Open - Open Source Community/Database - http://bit.ly/1aejZxr great news #drones

Why No One Will Buy #Tourism in the Future - http://bit.ly/1cw6e1q interesting ideas #travel

Theses distilled to one snarky sentence - http://bit.ly/1cw6E7Z mine is: "instantons are hard, possibly insoluble; well, that's my excuse"

A New Twist in International Relations: The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause - http://bloom.bg/1fP3V9D whoops #NSA

Chinese World of Warcraft crime-boss sentenced to two years - http://bit.ly/1cXZeXN not even virtual prison... #WoW #china

.@ggreenwald : ‘A Lot’ More #NSA Documents to Come - http://wrd.cm/1im5MXz "Whistleblowers of the world, unite"

This Wasp-Eating Falcon Laughs at Your Puny Stings - http://wrd.cm/1df576o fascinating; #openaccess paper

GNUnet 0.10.0 released - http://bit.ly/1h3vwaM 2secure peer-to-peer networking framework"

Archive.org Hosts Massive Collection of MAME ROMs - http://bit.ly/19rVakQ important cultural artifacts; no, really...

Startup #Hackathon In #Kiev Today Hopes To Build Tools For #Euromaidan Protest - http://tcrn.ch/Kbew3X great example for furutre

No wonder voters are angry - http://bit.ly/KbfTQk "We may live in the digital age, but our politics is still analogue"; good stuff

for those following #TAFTA/#TTIP, a reminder that all my older analyses can be found here: http://bit.ly/1868cGa later updates to be added

Next #TPP ministerial meeting to be put off to February - http://bit.ly/1h3Yzeo stuck in the sand? (v @Asher_Wolf  ‏@citizenstrade)

How al-Qaeda Changed the Syrian War - http://bit.ly/1cYz8E3 great reporting by @sarah_birke, awful development (v @carlzimmer)#syria

New Geeksphone to run #Android and #Firefox OS on x86 - http://bit.ly/1ehKhll all the innovation in this space is happening with #freesw

Alberta’s #TarSands Will Now Be Regulated By Fossil Fuels-Funded Group - http://bit.ly/1eLM9aD what could possibly go wrong?

 Bilanz von Tierschützern: Wilderer töten 30.000 Elefanten und 950 Nashörner - http://bit.ly/1loE6hC this depresses me no end #china

Interior Secretary Rejects Multi-Million Dollar ‘Road to Nowhere’ Through Alaska Wilderness Area - http://bit.ly/1gaD6xr great decision

#Foodbanks: cowardly coalition can't face the truth about them - http://bit.ly/Kc5nbx great piece about Britain's great shame

Nicolasa Quintreman inspired nation trying to stop dam - http://bit.ly/1buTVxM we can all make a difference #cl

Britons ready to welcome migrants from #Bulgaria and #Romania, poll finds - http://bit.ly/1cddmPg public shames bigoted politicians

Saturday, 28 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131226 - http://bit.ly/1h18Jw9 yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

10 of the Most incredible #OpenSource Hardware projects born in 2013 - http://bit.ly/1fM7Und fascinating stuff, exciting times #osh

India to reassess FTAs to protect domestic industry: Commerce Minister - http://bit.ly/1acnxjX very wise: others should too

Chinese Web giant #Baidu denies it is spying on users of its Japanese typing software - http://tnw.co/K8yDjj riiight

China is building thousands of new museums - http://econ.st/1fM9IwF "but how will it fill them?"; fascinating new trend

Krypto nach Snowden - http://bit.ly/19Pv4Zj trust the maths...

Google offering free #Chromebooks to Indian schools - http://bit.ly/18Obazf Apple/Microsoft approach: get 'em young (v @aral @evankirstel)

 CCC-Kongress: Hacker-Treff im #Snowden-Sturm - http://bit.ly/1lkEHB8 be interesting to see what emerges from this #surveillance

Canonical Launches #Android and #Ubuntu Touch Dual Boot App - http://bit.ly/1ikxB2o nice

GlobaLeaks - http://bit.ly/1acX3yJ #opensource project: w/w, anonymous, #censorship-resistant, distributed #whistleblowing platform #key

journo discovers "How to be a hacker" - http://bit.ly/1ctPmZj easy: (a) use Linux as attack system (b) scan Windows XP (c) you're in

#TAFTA/#TTIP: European Commission Tells Us to "Get the Facts"; Here They Are - http://bit.ly/1jPX4lO /cc @campact - #PD, re-use if you like

New industry contracts say “no data in the USA,” report says - http://bit.ly/1casuwP just the start, chaps, just the start... #nsa

Nine Music Labels Plan To Sue Vkontakte, The Facebook Of Russia, Over 6,000 Illegal Tracks - http://tcrn.ch/19oM5sZ

 Pondering Recent Exomoon News - http://bit.ly/1cba1Nd exomoons??? wow... #science

Open Letter of civil society against Investor Privileges in # TTIP - http://bit.ly/1cavBoi just the beginning... #TAFTA #ISDS

EU authorities want  industry to come up with a counter-narrative to civil society for #TAFTA/#TTIP - http://bit.ly/19nB08h they're failing

Growing exodus of A&E doctors to Australia adds to strain on #NHS - http://bit.ly/19t8O9P huge loss of skills, huge waste of UK investment

EU-Mercosur talking across each other over trade agreement - http://bit.ly/1jQxbm8

UK IP Advisor: Hold ISPs Responsible For Facilitating Piracy - http://bit.ly/1g7uQOu actually, more sensible than that headline implies

How A Fabricated Story About Iron Maiden’s Love Of Music Pirates Became Internet Truth - http://tcrn.ch/1h2hZjE could still become true...

How To Solve The Piracy Problem: Give Everyone A Basic Income For Doing Nothing - http://bit.ly/1llN1k6 simple, really... #startrek

Utility companies go to war against solar - http://bit.ly/1jQAk5q well, course #energy

AndrOpen Office is a full office suite for #Android (based on Apache OpenOffice) - http://bit.ly/1fNZwna fills big gap - #opensource

Friday, 27 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131223 - http://bit.ly/1bs3oG6 tweets from Monday as a single Web page #MMDD

#BletchleyPark accused of airbrushing #Snowden from history = http://bit.ly/1cBjEuF such pathetic cowardice from bletchley rather ironic...

TTIP Update IX - http://bit.ly/1hGM7Pe wherein the @EU_Commission starts to panic... #TAFTA/#TTIP

If not the #NSA, who should store the phone data? - http://wapo.st/1g3KM4w wrong question; no one should...

#Snowden warns about loss of privacy in Christmas message - video - http://bit.ly/K7D1j6 short, worth watching; an impressive communicator

Brainwashed by the cult of the super-rich - http://bit.ly/1cTMBge spot on: this is why we must mock & hate the obscenely rich

I just gave myself a present: a donation 2 help Corporate Europe Observatory - http://bit.ly/1cTNwgw go on, treat yourself too #TAFTA/#TTIP

Out in the Open: Ex-Google Ad Man Saves You From Ad Hell - http://wrd.cm/JtZXrQ they'll be more of these companies...

Japanese government launches public data portal - http://bit.ly/19rckRT great; pity new secrecy law makes it a joke (v @ibegtin @daeaves)

#McDonalds Kills Site That Advised Employees to Eat Healthy Meals - http://on.mash.to/19kj2Xv just can't imagine why...

Obama, to sell trade pacts, will outline the benefits of globalization - http://wapo.st/K6skwT benefits for giant US corporations - not us

A new suspect in #bee deaths: the US government - http://bit.ly/1limVhQ combating a lax EPA with the ESA...

Greens/EFA group adopts trustworthy email #encryption in response to mass surveillance revelations - http://bit.ly/1crcIyw great; more pl.

Salford anti-#fracking camp enjoys local support - http://bit.ly/1bszvFE a crucial issue

.@timberners_lee:#Snowden is ‘important part of the system’ in protecting open Web - http://tnw.co/1fKmv2p good to see continuing support

From Snowden To Manning... To Ben Franklin And Sam Adams? A History Of Leakers Of Secret Gov't Documents - http://bit.ly/1jMu8LE

#Chromebooks charge into business market, capture 20% of commercial notebooks - http://bit.ly/1liPD22 pretty significant

#Linux is Everywhere. We show you exactly where - http://bit.ly/19jXib3 useful reminder of the fact...

Fix Copyright! group set up to ask you how to review #EU #copyright - http://bit.ly/K70dxy hugely important consultation

The #Snowden saga heralds a radical shift in #capitalism - http://bit.ly/1edJqSQ @evgenymorozov channels Eben Mogeln – rightly...

#Fury with MPs is main reason for not voting – poll - http://bit.ly/JfJCrh good: that means there's hope yet for the UK... #psephology

Ukrainian activist-journalist Chernovil in intensive care after beating - http://bit.ly/1ijANLv brave woman; what says #Zakharchenko? #ua

Apple's iOS Blew Away Google's Android For Shopping On Xmas - http://read.bi/1c9sKbO of course: they're sad materialists (v @billbennettnz)

Monday, 23 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131222 - http://bit.ly/JXSkuO yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered - http://bit.ly/JjvkoHm why there must be a carve-out for tobacco in #TPP #cancer

#OpenSource #Genomics - http://bit.ly/1973hju it's doubly digital, and going to be very big...

#solarenergy: soon cheaper than onshore wind & nuclear power, also popular - http://bit.ly/1e5bDet so why is UK gov turning against it?

Fundamental Cultural Rights Must be at the Heart of #Copyright Reform in Europe! - http://bit.ly/1ch9xJP absolutely; good analysis

Support ORP1 the #OpenSource Router - http://bit.ly/1cN1rVR cool & necessary

Robin Osborne on state of #OpenAccess - http://bit.ly/1fULaSM confirms his profoundly arrogant & elitist viewpoint; he should stop digging

Former BP geologist: #peakoil is here and it will 'break economies' - http://bit.ly/1d3xunX all-the-more reason to move to renewable energy

Judge & Intelligence Task Force Both Stunned By Lack Of Evidence Bulk Phone Collection Program Stops Terrorists - http://bit.ly/1bmkpBv

#RSA doesn’t quite deny undermining customers’ crypto - http://bit.ly/1eAaZKF good analysis of its "denial" #NSA

Cameron's Net filter goes far beyond porn - was always the plan - http://bit.ly/1crFpgy #tories want to decide what their servants can see

Conflict-Ridden CBS 60 Minutes 'Journalist' Defends NSA Propaganda Piece By Insulting All His Critics - http://bit.ly/1cNOQSg nice

IPCC to oversee #police inquiry into #Taser use on boys with learning difficulties - http://bit.ly/1kAgbhD our brave & heroic boys in blue

How Sotomayor undermined Obama’s #NSA - http://on.msnbc.com/1hzL03F v interesting & potentially v important (v @ggreenwald)

#Snowden’s heroic work: Our media must match his courage  - http://bit.ly/19b7eGY true; sadly, most UK titles have the spine of a jellyfish


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131221 - http://bit.ly/1cdi9AY yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Bruce Schneier and Eben Moglen discuss a post-Snowden Internet - http://bit.ly/1hvMkoj brilliant stuff, as you would expect; do watch

#EU #Copyright consultation - model responses - http://bit.ly/1e2G8BS very useful - please take a look and submit your views

MT @GeorgeReese idea that #Microsoft (or any company) should be expected 2 patch an OS for all eternity is absurd>>yup: only #opensource can

Crazy Calculations Behind $652,000 File-Sharing Damages - http://bit.ly/19GvAci no court should have taken this seriously

It’s go time in China for U.S. cloud purveyors, but European legislators are pushing back - http://bit.ly/1hwxzRZ sure about that, #china?

Putin is outflanking the west at every turn - http://bit.ly/1cLf73H Rule No. 1: never underestimate Vlad....

Italy to introduce new (neighbouring) right over news content? - http://bit.ly/19GwmG5 #italy continues to go insane #copyright

Chemicals Found In Water At #Fracking Sites Linked To Infertility, Cancer - http://bit.ly/JShRVr published in the journal Endocrinology

Renewable Energy Is Now The Source Of 40 Percent Of Scotland’s Electricity - http://bit.ly/JSii21 clever old #scotland

Massive Koala-Displacing Coal Mine In Australia’s Galilee Basin Gets Government Go-Ahead - http://bit.ly/1kwx2Sv AU continues to disappoint

 Kayapó: Die Hüter des Amazonas - http://bit.ly/1coyhBw I wish them luck - they'll need it...

Big Buck Bunny In 4K, 60 Fps and 3D-stereo - http://bit.ly/1kwyEvJ yay, great news #blender

heartbreaking story about the reality of trade agreements like #NAFTA - http://bit.ly/1cLhIKN this is what the workers get - and lose...

Italian army reservist to be prosecuted for saving cat's life in Kosovo - http://bit.ly/19GzcLm I suspect this will not go down well...

Chinese tourism: 'Finally, we are seeing the world' - http://bit.ly/JSnOSp good background on important trend #china

Some websites should be unblockable - http://bit.ly/19kIRcw excellent points (v @clarinette02)#censorship #uk

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131220 - http://bit.ly/1c9JlAD yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#Italy's Communications Watchdog Assigns Itself Extrajudicial Powers To Order ISPs To Stop #Copyright Infringement - http://bit.ly/1cYfc7u

.@ATT &T Finally Caves; Agrees To Issue A Transparency Report - http://bit.ly/1ht8O9p but with ill grace, & unconvincingly

Watching streaming porn is not illegal, German court says as it changes its mind - http://bit.ly/1gMwV5j things getting v interesting...

UK's New Mandatory Porn Filter Already Defeated By A Single Chrome Extension - http://bit.ly/1i9xpTw of course #censorship

.@Elsevier Ramps Up Its War On Access To Knowledge - http://bit.ly/Jd6lTX at least we know whose side they are on... #openaccess

Obama concedes #NSA bulk collection of phone data may be unnecessary - http://bit.ly/1kskJql meanwhile, in UK..</silence> #gchq

Oil industry 'devastating' for Amazon communities, warns UN rapporteur - http://bit.ly/1dtk0zP time to make dirty oil pay

$10m NSA contract led 2 encryption 'back door' - http://bit.ly/1dtmeiA why would anyone ever trust @RSAsecurity or @EMCcorp products again?

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says It’s Unconstitutional For Gas Companies to Frack Wherever They Want - http://bit.ly/194oCgy #fracking

.@Bruce_Schneier: Yes, I'm Leaving BT - http://bit.ly/1cYyd9Z "contrary to rumors, this has nothing to do with the #NSA or #GCHQ"

The #Matrix ASCII: Oldest Torrent Alive Turns 10 Years Old - http://bit.ly/1fuwDMD intriguing

#Brazil salutes Chico Mendes 25 years after his murder - http://bit.ly/JOeiQm let's hope his death won't be in vain: protect the #Amazon

When asked, vast majority of businesses say IP is not important - http://bit.ly/1bYeSBk good find by @gabrieljmichael: debunks other claims

Is “Bribery” a Demand, or a Polite Request? - http://bit.ly/1bicTHK when #NSA chooses its words carefully, you know it's basically lying...

US DoD's #publicdomain archive to be privatized, locked up for ten years - http://bit.ly/19EwyWm not exactly copyright theft, but theft

The phenomenal northern lights – in pictures - http://bit.ly/1ktcCK4 just wow

Snowden ally Appelbaum claims his Berlin apartment was invaded - http://bit.ly/1dtOnGl US adopting Stasi tactics, it seems (v @marthagroup)

#Obama and #ClimateChange: The Real Story - http://rol.st/18ETLsI to think I once believed this man had intelligence; shame on me...

Charities condemn Iain Duncan Smith 4 food bank snub - http://bit.ly/1ktNkvp does he think children going hungry are "scaremongering" too?

U.S. Releases More Evidence of Megaupload’s ‘Mass Infringing Use’ - http://bit.ly/195hmRu so, how much of this was obtained by #NSA spying?

Germany should ban U.S. contracting companies passing data to NSA - http://reut.rs/1fPHFwM could be interesting (v @JanAlbrecht @PaulNemitz)

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131219 - http://bit.ly/1hqmDoX yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

Obama's NSA review gives the lie to Britain's timid platitudes: a debate is possible - http://bit.ly/19gQD79 so let's have it #gchq

Propriété intellectuelle : la Commission outrepasse son mandat en négociant avec les industriels américains - http://bit.ly/JJN0uh #TTIP

#Fracking could be allowed under homes in Britain without owners' knowledge - http://bit.ly/1cgjYPc so we set up a Web site and crowdsource

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on #Android - http://bit.ly/JJPA3z fascinating stuff #iphone

Scientific Data Disappears At Alarming Rate, 80% Lost In Two Decades - http://bit.ly/19gT0Xz why it must be #opendata to allow 4 backups

Elected politicians excluded from eu-us negotiations - http://bit.ly/1bUuGIx documents' "individual markings": whistleblowers, be careful

 White House report on #NSA 'has not changed David Cameron's view' - http://bit.ly/18Wi4x7 because he's a stiff-necked numskull

Get Ready for the 2014 Trade Tsunami - http://bit.ly/1esOxD0 and why  Fast Track authority must not be granted next year #TPP #TAFTA/#TTIP

here are the 75,000 companies that will be able to sue the EU & US governments under #TAFTA/#TTIP - http://bit.ly/19u97NV under #ISDS

#Clinicaltrials: clearer rules, better protection for patients - http://bit.ly/1dVGlGQ nearly there; kudos to @GlenisWillmott et al.

LSE apologises to students asked to cover Jesus and Muhammad T-shirts - http://bit.ly/1kpg88m #LSE was spineless & pathetic

I will never forgive Tories who thought it funny that people fought over cheap food - http://bit.ly/JOLCY0 heartless scum #UK

Tony Blair portrait unveiled at National Portrait Gallery - http://bit.ly/1fL2dXn wonderful: you can almost smell the stench of evil...

Copyright Collectives Gone Mad: How the ERCC Spent Dollars to Earn Pennies - http://bit.ly/1c74Cv0 par for the course...

#Copyright’s Blind Spot: The Innovation Asymmetry - http://bit.ly/JajUDQ excellent analysis, important point

FBI Secret Interrogation Manual filed with LoC - http://bit.ly/JKBqPB this is what the #copyright madness does to peo9ple (v @Asher_Wolf)

#Anonymity will be the next victim of internet #censorship - http://bit.ly/1dWxMf0 depressing, but worth considering...

How to protect yourself against #NSA tracking - http://bit.ly/19hnIQc useful tips...

#GCHQ and #NSA targeted charities, Germans, Israeli PM and EU chief - http://bit.ly/1cWwNgb includes evident economic espionage

Libyan told he cannot pursue rendition claim in case it harms UK interests - http://bit.ly/1drnjYs that's more important than #justice, eh?

EU-US trade talks: What public safeguards are being traded away? - http://bit.ly/1drpeMv it's worse: the safeguards framework traded away

#Spain government approves restrictive #abortion law - http://bit.ly/1gKJOg8 El Cid welcomes you back to the Middle Ages... #vergüenza

China rejects US corn on fears over genetic modification - http://bbc.in/18De89P awkward (v @schestowitz)

Edward Snowden Is the #Whistleblower of the Year - http://bit.ly/1l1wb9Z I can't wait for the mega-leaks of #TAFTA/#TTIP...

police and doctors at UMC El Paso forced innocent woman to endure multiple warrantless cavity searches - http://bit.ly/18Dg0zl ah, #America

Texas Court Allows Cops To Search First, Acquire Warrants Later - http://bit.ly/J2hAPV yeah, that sounds fair...

EU Parliament, ministers agree to more clinical trial transparency - http://bit.ly/1i7RTvP health safety data can never be a trade secret

 Indian government to release a £14 tablet in 2014 - http://bit.ly/1gKQ7jV only possible with #freesw, of course.. (v @Joscelyn)

Agreement reached in Europe on Clinical Trials Regulation - http://bit.ly/1i7TFx5 more background from the alltrials team

Not Just the Koch Brothers: New Study Reveals Funders Behind Climate Change Denial - http://bit.ly/JLgPup important work (v @timbray)

EMA gets important European ruling in #AbbVie & #InterMune cases - http://bit.ly/1gKX8kG missed this earlier; time for pharma to drop cases

A list of the business leaders, US allies and charities the #NSA has been spying on - http://bit.ly/1fM6GZO in case you're losing track

Elsevier’s explains why subscription-contract confidentiality clauses - http://bit.ly/18XHeeW "otherwise everybody would drive down prices"

Task Force Report's Langauge Hints At Backdoors In Software - http://bit.ly/19Y9Zs9 intriguing #nsa

EC Trade Negotiators & Industry Discuss How to ‘Re-Educate’ Public About Intellectual Property Rights - http://bit.ly/1drJRbw #TAFTA/#TTIP

“Six strikes” Copyright Alert System may violate antitrust law - http://bit.ly/1bWkbkC let's hope

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk' - http://bit.ly/JLGkfe v cool; slightly disconcerting...

#NSA and #GCHQ: snooping because we can - http://bit.ly/18XWpoj "UK government must commission a panel of independent experts on US model"

Conservative groups spend $1bn/yr to fight action on climate change - http://bit.ly/1cX3EBF obscene waste (v @suzyji @Glinner)#denialists

Using copyright to keep repair manuals secret undermines circular economy - http://bit.ly/19i0zNI 'cos (c) more important conservation, no?

American Meat Institute during #TAFTA/#TTIP talk: "EUs reliance on precautionary principles and cultural factors must be stopped" got that?

Global Intellectual Property Center, U.S Chamber of Commerce on #TAFTA/#TTIP: "strengthen protection and enforcement of trade secrets"

National Chicken Council on #TAFTA/#TTIP: "Negotiations must include full poultry access to EU." i.e. chlorine-washed chickens on EU plates

Sweetener Users Association on #TAFTA/#TTIP - "Decontrolling the EU’s glucose market will increase demand for US corn" how sweet

#NSA Gave RSA $10 Million To Promote Crypto It Had Purposely Weakened - http://bit.ly/1c8vDxT if true, goodbye RSA...

#NSA #surveillance programme: 'It's going to get worse' - http://bit.ly/1dXQH97 "All I can say is that you need to resist. Resist. Resist."

#KlearGear Sued For Destroying The Credit Of A Couple Who Wrote A -ve Review - http://bit.ly/JbLBw5 spoiler: KG unlikely to come out well

When Even Bloomberg Is Saying The #TPP Is A Dangerous 'Corporatist Power Grab' That Everyone Should Avoid - http://bit.ly/1hsiYap it's time

Friday, 20 December 2013


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 131218 - http://bit.ly/1fH6R8S yesterday's tweets as a single Web page #MMDD

#EU Claims 'Nothing Secret' About #TAFTA/#TTIP, Tries To Defend Corporate Sovereignty - http://bit.ly/1fH76Ax #desperate /cc @GeorgeMonbiot

Porn filters block sex education websites - http://bbc.in/1foH8Bd gosh, no one saw that coming... #UK

.@timberners_lee leads call for more transparency over mass surveillance - http://bit.ly/1eq4s4Z "condemns the hypocrisy" #nsa #gchq

Half million Germans refuse #TAFTA/#TTIP - http://bit.ly/1c3e6Hw & that's just in 5 days; another #ACTA revolt is building, led by Germany

US Trade unions express ‘grave concerns’ over EU-US trade agreement - http://bit.ly/1dQSLjc as they should #TAFTA/#TTIP

heart-warming tale about a guide dog – video - http://bit.ly/1cdajcf wonderful

UK minister comments on 3rd round #TAFTA/#TTIP - http://bit.ly/1kXzn6z £100 billion GDP figure quoted is 2027, needs huge #deregulation

Two #Pharma Companies Fined Over 'Pay For Delay'; Novartis Unrepentant About Suffering Caused - http://bit.ly/1eqv4TJ

Government under fire for rejecting European Union food bank funding - http://bit.ly/1doJy17 callous & idiotic (v @kategilson @marcuschown)

Obama administration sued over its secretive trade negotiations - http://wapo.st/1bSwWQA yay, go @ipwatch #TPP

Net Neutrality's Fate in Europe in the Hands of a Few MEPs? - http://bit.ly/19V0Y33 #EU

Global Congress Declaration on Fundamental Public Interest Principles 4 Int'l "IP" Negotiations - http://bit.ly/1k3ByYD sign by Friday, pl.

How #patent rules could keep new hepatitis C drug from saving 'millions of lives' - http://bit.ly/1ho3aoS you know: profits before people

TTIP: Verkauft nicht unsere Zukunft! - http://bit.ly/1hby8Au big #de petition against #TAFTA/#TTIP; already has nearly 300K signatures

#GnuPG: new website and infrastructure - http://bit.ly/1dS5LVP post #snowden, not even more important; needs our help #crypto

CIA Listening Through Mongo DB? Er…Not So Fast! – http://bit.ly/1c49alO #opensource is as safe as it gets in an unsafe world (v @mjasay)

U.S. Continues to Threaten Affordable Drug Lifeline for Millions - http://bit.ly/1dSbniQ #TPP could lead to many people dying

Paleobiology Database now CC BY - http://bit.ly/1dperCp that's good #science

The Next Page - http://bit.ly/19fnM2W further interesting developments for #cyanogenmod

The Porn Block Fiasco goes mainstream - http://bit.ly/1kmreLw one day they might listen to the experts before doing stupid stuff... #UK

OKFN’s #OpenScience Working group is Global! - http://bit.ly/1bSOBrw as it must be...

Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab - http://bit.ly/18BixtK impressive #energy

Congress Can And Should Protect Ed #Snowden And Thank Him For Revealing Government Overreach - http://bit.ly/1c4jCJV too right

Support OpenBCI: the Open Source Brain-Computer Interface For Makers - http://bit.ly/JHsf2q intriguing #arduino

Datenschutz und NSA-Affäre: EU will Obama nicht mit harten Forderungen nerven - http://bit.ly/JHsY3A spineless waste of space

US Sailors: Response to Fukushima Emergency Resulted in Cancer - http://bit.ly/1bT6wL4 could 51 sailors have cancer from this?

European Commission Admits It Plans To Put 'Corporate Christmas List' Of IP Demands Into #TAFTA/#TTIP - http://bit.ly/1kYNUyF #ACTA's back

the chilling effects #TTIP will likely have on laws to better protect people & the environment from toxic chemicals - http://bit.ly/1i4IUvt

The truth about the EU’s proposal on regulatory coherence - http://bit.ly/1fpVT6X "would have a chilling effect" #TAFTA/#TTIP

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing - http://bit.ly/1fJ0Icd interesting move #openaccess

Bloomberg News Pays Reporters More If They Move Markets - http://bit.ly/1cet2Em what could possibly go wrong? (er, quite a lot)

IBM Files Patent to Track Value of Digital Currencies - http://bit.ly/1kZ4IWq must be serious if the corps are moving in  (v @dozykraut)

#NSA’s broken Dual_EC random number generator has a “fatal bug” in OpenSSL - http://bit.ly/1bThl3h amazing where these problems arise...

Data Broker Was Selling Lists Of Rape Victims, Alcoholics, and 'Erectile Dysfunction Sufferers' - http://onforb.es/1jmT7oF #privacy

Early ratification of EU-S’pore FTA may not be possible, say analysts - http://bit.ly/1bf9zxc NB: #ISDS was v recent addition

’Free trade’ and the death of democracy - http://bit.ly/1c4TAX4 "something like an international coup d’etat" #TAFTA/#TTIP #TPP

#UNESCO launches Open Access Repository under Creative Commons - http://bit.ly/1ceJYuy it's a start #CC

New Study: 97% of All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria - http://bit.ly/1c4Ul2f even organic ones: something's wrong #foodsafety

EU & US both threatened by secret trade talks - http://bit.ly/1bTiXtN "little to do with free trade, everything to do with corporate power"

Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom - http://bit.ly/1i504cp "yes, mine's a gluglug..." worth buying for the name alone

UN adopts resolution in favor of digital #privacy - http://bit.ly/1fJzJNy nice to have, but anything more...?