Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Australia caves on "robodebt"; Locus Award shortlist; Why I haven't written about CDA 230; Bus drivers refuse to take arrested protesters to jail; AI has been stagnating for a decade; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/05/30/up-

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Australia caves on "robodebt": Dialing down the automated performative cruelty by a single notch.

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Bus drivers refuse to take arrested protesters to jail: And they're unionized, so they don't have to.

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The PATRIOT Act is uglier than you thought, and what to do about it wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/e

How the "prosperity gospel" convinces poor people to give everything to grifty millionaire preachers bbc.com/news/stories-47675301

Wealth is correlated with greed, dishonesty and cheating -- are these effects or a causes? thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-w

New Amazon patent application reveals "solution" to missed Alexa instructions: always on recording sciencealert.com/creepy-new-am

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Yesterday's threads: Big Tech distorts our discourse; How the IoT reinforces gentrification; Private equity goes mainstream; What to do about the police; Masks work; Walmart's crummy anti-theft AI; GOP lawmaker hid his diagnosis from Democrats; Canadians newsrooms restructure as co-ops; Get a peronalized, signed Poesy the Monster Slayer; and more!

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On Jul 14, my first picture book comes 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.

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