Today's threads! (a thread).

Inside: Preppers in times of crisis, work-from-home vs smart speakers, scientist's coronavirus painting, DNA Lounge needs help, City Council showdown, Tlaib's trillion dollar coins, plutes are hoarding pandemic supplies, and more!

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Law firm tells work-from-homers to switch off smart speakers: Bugging your own house is not compatible with attorney-client privilege.

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Florida mayor ducks accountability for threatening power disconnections during the pandemic: Mayor Pam Triolo has permanently disqualified herself for public office, and commissioner Omari Hardy has the receipts.

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How "concierge doctors" supply the "worried well" with masks, respirators and tests: Pandemic capitalism is guillotine capitalism.

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Gollancz has published its first anthology of South Asian Science Fiction factordaily.com/gollancz-south

After fatal crash, Boeing reverses sales policy that locked out some safety features unless airlines paid for an upgrade apnews.com/140576a8e9d4449eae6

Philadelphia city council candidate says his secret AI has discovered disqualifying fraud in the nominations of 30 out of 33 candidates inquirer.com/politics/clout/co

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This Could Be It: Key Polish Political Party Comes Out Against Article 13 eff.org/deeplinks/2019/03/coul

Unnamed stalkerware company has left gigabytes of sensitive personal info unprotected on the web and can't be reached to fix it vice.com/en_us/article/j573k3/

Wireless vulns in Medtronic's implanted defibrillators allow remote shocks, shutdown, denial-of-service battery attacks and data theft startribune.com/750-000-medtro

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Yesterday's threads: Cool Tools, scientists predict cooperation, Don't Look for the Helpers, after the crisis, a people's bailout, judge vs unicorns, Marc Davis's Haunted Mansion, and more!

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Hey! I wrote a picture book and Matt Rockefeller illustrated it. It's called POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER and it's about a little girl who tears apart her girly toys and turns them into field-expedient monster-killing weapons that she uses to hunt monsters in her room at night.

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@pluralistic My three daughters are all too old for this book, but I will be purchasing it for my sister-in-law whose daughter is just right for this.

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