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Inside: Witch; Attack Surface on the MMT Podcast; Private equity's profitable murder; The Years of Repair; Block Google-Fitbit; and more!

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My first-ever Kickstarter is on! Pre-order the audiobook and/or ebook of Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book, and help me redefine the way publishers, writers and readers deal with Big Tech monopolies!


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Private equity's profitable murder: Leonard Green, Prospect Medical Holdings, and the vast fortunes built on the dead.


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France’s plan to legalize mass surveillance will give it the power to spy on the world

Europe’s Right to Repair rules have passed, and will take effect in 2021

Stock buybacks: how Wall Street has created “profits without prosperity”

Global shipping companies comply with anti-air-pollution rules by dumping pollution into the sea, instead


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Surveillance camera hallucinates face in the snow, won’t shut up about it

“The Tragedy of the Commons”: how ecofascism was smuggled into mainstream thought

Consent in Gaming: a guide for GMs and players to difficult subjects for amazing games

Zuckerberg: President Warren would “suck” for Facebook


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Yesterday's threads: How I write; The Anti-Monopoly War Song; My other computer is...; Leaked EU Big Tech rules; Self-driving cars crashing; and more!


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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:


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My next book is ATTACK SURFACE, sequel to Little Brother and Homeland: it's a technothriller about a surveillance techie who goes home and learns the weapons she helped build are used against the racial justice movement founded by her best friend.


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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @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."


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Upcoming talks:

* Writing into an Uncertain Future, Afterwords, Oct 1,

* Library Leaders Forum, Oct 6

* 3 Big Ideas To Fix the Internet, Oct 7,

* Wired Nextfest Italia, Oct 10,

* The Attack Surface Lectures: 8 nights of bookstore-hosted events in which I and a massive group of entertaining and knowledgeable experts discourse on my latest novel's themes, Oct 13-22


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My first picture book just came 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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