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Inside: McKinsey and Providence colluded to force poor patients into destitution; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/09/25/cri

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If you're a Medium subscriber, you can read these essays - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and early exclusives on doctorow.medium.com.

My latest Medium column is "Oil is Bankrupt (If We Want It): Alberta’s Oil Companies Are the Walking Dead"

doctorow.medium.com/oil-is-ban

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from Tor Books, Head of Zeus, McSweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

craphound.com/shop/

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My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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My latest book is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books, now in paperback, wherever books are sold.

Signed copies at Dark Delicacies:

darkdel.com/store/p1840/Cory_D

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Trump DoJ nominee Jon Adler loves Scientology’s bogus, occasionally lethal “detox” program wired.com/story/doj-nominee-jo

Deloitte got comprehensively hacked in March and didn’t tell anyone theguardian.com/business/2017/

John Oliver on monopolies, anti-trust and the death of real competitive markets youtube.com/watch?v=00wQYmvfhn

RIP Kit Reed, brilliant giant of science fiction facebook.com/EllenDatlow/posts

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Cyclists are safe and courteous, and your disdain for them is grounded in cognitive bias slate.com/technology/2012/09/c

64,000 drug-bust samples in Mass. were processed by a dirty lab tech who tampered with them, altered weight, faked positive tests for illegal substances stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2

David Byrne and St Vincent performing each others’ songs together pitchfork.com/news/47868-watch

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Laptop rental companies reach cash-free, pointless settlement with toothless FTC for taking secret naked pictures of customers having sex, harvesting medical records and banking passwords and more wired.com/2012/09/laptop-renta

EU working group produces the stupidest set of proposed Internet rules in the entire history of the human race arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

Debunking the NYT feature on the wastefulness of data-centers web.archive.org/web/2012092600

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Pranksters crash final speech of corporate tax avoidance taxman, posh hilarity ensues youtube.com/watch?v=3w4tcIsaIn

Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection: four discs of New Orleans jazz with guest appearances from Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, Del McCoury and others memex.craphound.com/2012/09/25

Study: Republican state voting laws “will disenfranchise 10,000,000 Hispanic US citizens” web.archive.org/web/2012092408

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Hey look at this

* Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable theverge.com/2022/9/21/2336386

* 20 Mechanical Principles combined in a Useless Lego Machine youtube.com/watch?v=M1-YeqGynl (h/t Boing Boing)

* Five Walled Gardens: Why Browsers are Essential to the Internet and How Operating Systems Are Holding Them Back research.mozilla.org/browser-c (h/t Tech Crunch)

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