Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141229 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

most stupid/dangerous part of Letwin's #Deregulation Bill is making economic growth the yardstick 4 all regs - #UK

Are 5-hour waits for ambulances the sad state of our healthcare system? - UK continues to turn into 3rd-world nation

2015: the Year of #OpenSource with Chinese Characteristics? - certainly looks like it #xiaomi #shanzhai #china

What I want from cities in 2015: public spaces that are truly public - important point about Boris Johnson's betrayal

#TTIP and labour - Briefing for the EP’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee; includes Capaldo's 600K job loss

How #Copyright Forced A Filmmaker To Rewrite Martin Luther King's Historic Words - really, copyright?

κυβέρνηση ΣΥΡΙΖΑ δεν θα κυρώσει τη συμφωνία ελευθέρου εμπορίου ΕΕ-ΗΠΑ - SYRIZA woudn't ratify #TTIP or #CETA

How the internet’s engineers are fighting mass surveillance - good summary of what's on its way... #nsa #gchq

Why United Airlines And Orbitz Are Suing An Entrepreneur Who Helps People Find Cheaper Flights - ridiculous

#31c3: The Cloud Conspiracy 2008-2014 - @CasparBowden tells us how people didn't listen back then, Before Snowden...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: #TPP trade deal must not undercut Wall Street reforms - See more at: beware #TTIP too

Police In Scotland Tweet Out Plans To 'Investigate' Any 'Offensive Comments' On Social Media - & look really stupid

Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141228 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why We're Still Fighting Last War on Trade Policy - "these aren't "trade" deals. They are about global governance"

dozens of new #snowden dox detailing #NSA/#GCHQ attempts to break key crypto sw - *successfully* #SSH #VoIP #VPN

Photographer of the year 2014: Bulent Kilic - amazing pix - lots of them..

EU funds AXIOM Gamma to develop an Open Source Camera - good news #openhardware

#TTIP Updates - The Glyn Moody blogs - all 45 of them - perfect holiday, maybe #TAFTA #CETA #TISA

2014 'Arctic Report Card' suggests global warming - "twice as quickly as the globe's average rate of warming"

Monday, 29 December 2014


The Sony hack and freedom of information - long, interesting analysis of deeper issues here

Launch! - "Help  build a more ethical economy for the digital commons!"

Meet tech’s new concierge economy, where serfs deliver stuff to rich folk - sharp, depressing analysis #Uber

UK Young voters shun Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg in general election poll - hope for the future, maybe even @ge2015

#Australia records biggest emissions drop in a decade as carbon tax kicks in - shame on @TonyAbbottMHR for killing it

judging by this - it seems one of the best ways we can all improve result of #GE2015 is to urge young people to vote

Mapazonia - new project to map collaboratively the Amazon in #OpenStreetMap - fab idea; important, too...

Almost 7,000 UK properties to be sacrificed to rising seas - I'm sure climate #denialists will snap up these bargains

"MP who defected from Conservatives says dislike of foreigners is ‘not merely offensive but absurd’" - awkward #UKIP

MPAA Considered Pulling Out of UK Pirate Notice Program - what an unfunny joke this whole area #copyright

pic of the week : Kings Cross -  (v @Londonist)#london

Portuguese buses and taxis are also wi-fi routers - clever #pt

Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE - "Apart from Dr Kelly coming back from the dead, that is ..."

"The good news: New #Snowden documents show that some forms of #encryption still cause problems for the #NSA." -

"#PGP is more than 20 years old, but apparently it remains too robust for the #NSA spies to crack." - #crypto

secret NATO documents:  "US & UK far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed" -

Saturday, 27 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141225 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

PLOS is anti-elitist! PLOS is elitist! The weird world of #openaccess journalism.
- great response to recent FUD

Nativity donkey stabbed 12 times - a seasonal headline that says too much about our times (v @BernardKeane)

If China turns inwards on technology, will IP be far behind? - inevitable...

Gazprom mulls issuing bonds in offshore #yuan - wow, here comes 2015... #China

Indian PM rules out privatisation of railways - very wise: been disaster in UK

How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm - wise words - and why we absolutely need #freesoftware

Empire of the pig - excellent, wide-ranging analysis #china #antibiotics (v @FERNnews @PhilipMcClellan @sdonnan)

Le cadeau de Noël du gouvernement aux internautes : la surveillance - more bad news (v @AntonioCasilli @fabiochiusi)

Friday, 26 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141224 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

How The CIA's Torture Program Is Destroying The Key Foreign Power The US Had: The Moral High Ground - key point

Revealed: Police using pre-charge bail to muzzle protesters - just outrageous; needs sorting now

Austrian chancellor speaks against sanctions, and #TTIP -  corporations are "already powerful enough"

Thursday, 25 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141223 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#EPO "unit with draconian powers, where basic human rights & principles of legal legitimacy are not recognised" -

#EPO: "investigated person has no right to silence; no right to legal representation; must keep the fact of the investigation secret"

"If Unitary Patent becomes a reality, then for first time the EPO will be in part an organ of the European Union."

Brazil's 'chainsaw queen' appointed new agriculture minister - dreadful news...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141222 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Videos From Wearable Cameras Contain Natural Biometric Markers That Can Eliminate Anonymity -

Attempt to use data protection laws to silence Guinea mining critic defeated - hugely important ruling

Insurge Intelligence: Watchdog journalism for the global #commons - (v @Commonify)

„Schon die Drohung mit #ISDS gibt Konzernen die Macht, Gesetzgeber & Behörden unter Druck zu setzen“ - #TTIP

#TTIP "sei ein „kostenloses Konjunkturprogramm“...  erwies sich jedoch als pure Propaganda" -

"#TTIP wird also ... keinerlei messbaren Nutzen für die europäische Volkswirtschaft" - genau

"Umso erstaunlicher ist, dass Europas regierende Wirtschaftspolitiker diesen Umstand nicht zur Kenntnis nehmen." #TTIP

 Plague, the ‘Tinder for information’, is addictive and its founders are onto something - EU, too

UK Cinema Calls Police on Kids With iPhones Over Piracy Concerns - this is where #copyright insanity leads

Comcast Lobbyists Give Lawmakers Golden Tickets: Secret Phone Numbers To Reach Good Customer Service - US equality?

BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers - another reason to use encrypted links

Sony Goes One Ridiculous Step Further: Threatens To Sue Twitter Over Leaked Email Screenshots - risible

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141221 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

GCHQ warns serious criminals have been lost in wake of Snowden leaks - IOW, they actually have to do some work now

Man dies after being shot with a #Taser in suspected burglary - get rid of these lethal things now

re:publica 2015 - call for papers - always good stuff here

Monkey saves dying friend at Indian train station - video - worth bearing in mind...

Report: Samsung continues its #Tizen experiment with a $100-ish phone - amazed this still going; but pleased

NANOPLUG: The World's First Invisible Hearing Aid - looks impressive; let's hope they manage to produce it

Free Access to Science Research Doesn't Benefit Everyone - unbalanced: focuses only on challenges (v @Stephen_Curry)

"it appears that China censored the American film offerings this season, and not Sony" - interesting analysis

Mississippi AG backs off Google investigation pushed by MPAA - gosh, what a surprise...not

#TTIP letter from @EU_Commission does not address issues of #ISDS making renationalisation prohibitively expensive -

How Biologics Makers Are Leveraging Political Power to
Maintain #Monopolies and Keep Prices Sky-High - #pharma

Monday, 22 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141220 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Why must we tolerate police spies in our midst? - why, indeed?

‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside US’s food processing plants - #TTIP is about bringing this food to EU

Ambulances target times for some patients could be lengthened - IOW, Hunt has failed again: when will he be fired?

Antibiotics’ power to heal must be preserved - no mention of #farming's insane abuse of antibiotics (v @pharmagossip)

Microsoft, das TISA-Abkommen und die NSA - #TISA leak analysed from an interesting viewpoint #privacy

The NHS’s chaotic IT systems show no sign of recovery - time to give #opensource a go...

#CCTV doesn't work so we'll spend money on 'bobbies on the beat', says police force - as we've said for years...

Sunday, 21 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141219 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Judge rules against anti-whaling activists in campaign to stop Japan hunt - #Japan doesn't obey law, why should they?

My first Christmas in the UK - interesting perspectives

Trade Agreements Aren't the Place for Internet Regulations - or any others, come to that... #TISA #TPP #TTIP

Supply but no demand: U.S. pushes hormone beef in trade deal - why not sell the normal kind instead? #TTIP #EU

US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches - unacceptable, isn't it,@EU_Commission?

EU people: a gift that will last for years: pl. sign the Stop #TTIP petition - currently standing at 1,216,470 sigs

How Israeli extremists use WhatsApp to incite violence - any tool can be abused...

NHS crisis grows as young Britons turn their backs on family doctors - important trend

Ukip tells members: ‘Don’t go on Twitter’ - hilarious; comments funny, too...

Friday, 19 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141218 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

Latest secret #TPP leak reveals mass surveillance plans - See more at: #TISA, actually

#AU: The Commonwealth’s treaty-making process - important opportunity to raise concerns about #TPP & #TISA

How to Save #TTIP - good summary of key issues. but pointless reforming #ISDS: it can't be fixed, & we don't need it

#TTIP by end of 2015, EU leaders pledge - but @MalmstromEU:"full deal by...end of 2015 is probably not realistic.”

.@Greenpeace is developing its Political Lobbying network and we are looking for serious, reliable people -

EU to fund Free Software code review - great work by @Senficon - already...

US tries to strike deal with EU for immunity over online security breaches - oh, look at that #TISA (v @AdV007)

"EU said #Tisa would not force governments to privatise services" - but would forbid re-nationalisation #ratchet

Tierqual in Mastbetrieb für Wiesenhof-Konzern: Arbeiter erschlagen Enten mit Mistgabeln - unacceptable

Farmers, Unionists Protest EU-US Free Trade Talks - just the start; wait until the big demos next year... #TTIP

#TTIP:  "We need to bust some of the myths that are being put around," Cameron said - yes, we do: your myths

#TTIP: "there has been little progress on even basic areas such agreeing to remove tariffs." - finish in 2015? hardly

by pledging to finish #TTIP by 2015, EU setting itself up for embarrassing missed deadlines, just as Obama has with #TPP's missed deadlines

#ISDS: "Wenn dem so sei, "dann sollte man das in Europa in Ordnung bringen". Faymann sagte" - yes: Faymann gets it

"Ob die #TTIP-Verhandlungen tatsächlich bis Ende 2015 abgeschlossen werden können, gilt unter Experten als mindestens fraglich." you bet

China & “King Gesar”: Challenges of Putting an Oral Epic to Paper - interesting #tibet

The consequences of a crumbling #TTIP - but worth noting that TTIP predicted to cause big decreases in intra-EU trade

"#TTIP – would inject £100 billion into the European economy every year" - *not true*: best-case might, in 2027

it is dishonest of UK gov to claim #TTIP "worth over £100 billion to EU economy": if it needs to lie, shows how desperate it is

Cameron says: "we need to bust some of the myths about what #TTIP might do", then flat-out lies saying "worth over £100 billion"...

Los jefes de Estado de la UE se marchan de Bruselas para no coincidir con las protestas - running scared #TTIP

Illinois Woman Files For Trademark On Phrase 'I Can't Breathe' Because This Is America Damn It - </sigh>

TTIP Update XLV - They want "facts" and "hard evidence" about #TAFTA/#TTIP? Here they are... #ISDS #trade

El #TTIP: un atac a la democràcia i la sobirania dels pobles - "el triomf definitiu del paper de les Multinacionals"

Angeklagter Banker erpresst Österreich mit Investorenklage - #CETA/#TTIP will increase threat a hundredfold #ISDS

EU people: a gift that will last for years: pl. sign the Stop #TTIP petition - currently standing at 1,206,096 sigs

Congressional Leaders Reject Wall Street’s Push for Deregulatory “Trade” Pacts - #TPP #TAFTA #TTIP

How #cookies can be used for global #surveillance - "underscores the importance of HTTPS deployment on the web."

Green light for world’s largest planned tidal energy project in Scotland - interesting #energy


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141217 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

NHS services cut in Nottingham after doctors quit rather than work for private firm - this is what privatisation does

Juncker appoints Stoiber Special Adviser for Better Regulation - awful news; Stoiber is dogmatic in the extreme

#stoiber's appointment shows @EU_Commission's deep bias and abiding contempt for the EU public and civil society

stoiber's appointment clearly designed to implement EU deregulation before #TTIP, so it can be claimed TTIP not about extra deregulation

‘VIP sex ring’ detectives investigate murder of three boys - at last: justice long overdue here #UK

5. Wir haben es satt!-Demonstration - 17. Januar 2015 going to be huge...

"testing NeoKylin, a #Linux-based operating system from China Standard Software Co., can substitute for Windows" -

.@EU_Commission appoints pro-industry #Stoiber to oversee cutting of EU laws - “a chilling #deregulation wind"

Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down - arms race continues

Crisis point for #TTIP as Cameron is summoned to Brussels by Big Business - smell the panic (v @nickdearden75)

Take the #noTTIP Train to Brussels - sounds fun

Sino-U.S. Investment Treaty Sees Major Progress - interesting #china

"Everyone will expect to be tracked and monitored, since the advantages, in terms of convenience, safety, and services, will be so great.”

that astonishing last quote from Hal Varian, Google's chief economist - be afraid, be v afraid... #surveillance

Commission's better regulation panel mooted for watchdog role - this is exactly like #TTIP's Regulatory Council

UN sends team to clean up #Sunderbans oil spill in Bangladesh - great; sooner would have been better, though...

MPAA's Secret Plan To Reinterpret #DMCA Into Vast Censorship Machine That Breaks The Core Workings Of The Internet -

Brown bears, wolves and lynx numbers rising in Europe - exciting; another great win for the EU

Corporate Disruption using Snowden Style Moral Warfare - "nobody cared.  Not the public.  Not the government." #sony

Senator Wyden Responds To CIA Defenders Distorting The Truth About CIA #Torture - personally, that is...

is it just me, or are others finding today's much-ballyhooed massive boost to #TTIP more of a whimper than a bang?

Democrats urge officials to leave out #ISDS provisions in major trade deals - the pressure builds #TPP #TTIP #TAFTA

Buy American guts the value of #TTIP/#TAFTA for EU hugely: why bother all this pain for so little gain?

Myriad Loses Again: Patents On Genetic Testing Ruled Invalid - fab news for women - & for innovation

Thursday, 18 December 2014


Moody's Microblog Daily Digest 141216 - yesterday's tweets as a single Web page

#NHS nurse shortage forces health service to recruit overseas - damn foreigners, coming over here, keeping us healthy

Obama removes Bristol Bay area of Alaska from oil and gas drilling - good news for a change

Google Helps To Use Big Data For Global Surveillance -- And That's Good - #surveillance even #fish can love

"Europe has attracted 56% of US global foreign direct investment since 2000" - #ISDS clearly not needed, is it? #TTIP

STOP TTIP uk - new site launched - #TTIP #TAFTA

Should World’s Largest Chemical Corporations Be Allowed to Attack States’ Chemical Safety Protections? - #TTIP #ISDS

major #TISA leak shows #dataprotection & #netneutrality in EU & elsewhere under serious threat - this is v bad stuff

Leak shows: Trade treaty #TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations - good first analysis #privacy

40 Photographers Create Record-Breaking Timelapse Of #London - nice

#Tisa: così gli Usa premono sull'Europa per liberalizzare il mercato dei dati - pessimo (v @andrea_licata)

#TISA Leak: EU Data Protection and #NetNeutrality Threatened - as bad as we feared #privacy #TTIP

Open Letter: Proposed #TradeSecrets Directive Risks EU Health, Environment, Free Speech And Mobility - next threat

Torture Report A Best Seller On Kindle, Despite Being Available For Free (& In Public Domain) - competing with free

#Canada #tarsands will not be labelled ‘dirty’ after all - shame on @EU_Commission for selling out #FQD 'cos of #CETA

Leaked trade agreement on services would undermine regulations around world - you bet #TISA

Europe goes digital: how to move forward in 2015 - "I would like to hold another #AskAnsip twitter chat" #copyright

Attorney General Downplays Ties To MPAA... Just As NY Times Reveals MPAA Actually Wrote The Letter He Sent Google -

Four-fifths of public want Green party in TV leaders’ debates – poll - outrageous if it isn't... #GE2015

how many EU treaties violate the rights to privacy & data protection? - important analysis (v @buchtan @CasparBowden)

Clegg attempts to calm NHS worries over #TTIP - but still doesn't address post-privatisation lock-in through #ISDS

Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone - naughty naughty; doubtless there are more

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers - not new, but very well done #copyright

JK Rowling: Isn’t it time we left #orphanages to fairytales? - it is, indeed