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!

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



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

How the "prosperity gospel" convinces poor people to give everything to grifty millionaire preachers

Wealth is correlated with greed, dishonesty and cheating -- are these effects or a causes?

New Amazon patent application reveals "solution" to missed Alexa instructions: always on recording


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!


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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