Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Call center workers pay for the privilege; Dan Hillier's Six Women/Six Men; Apple kills RSS readers in China; 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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Call center workers pay for the privilege: Propublica breaks open the massive, secretive abuser Arise, fronted by Disney, Airbnb, Intuit, Comcast, Carnival and more.


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Why an obscure left-wing MP won the UK Labour leadership by the biggest margin in history

Voter suppression act two: closing driver’s license offices in Alabama’s Black Belt

Arbitration: how America’s corporations got their own private legal system

Dieselgate for TVs: Samsung accused of programming TVs to cheat energy efficiency ratings


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Internet of Things That Lie: the future of regulation is demonology

Landmark patent case will determine whether you can ever truly own a device again

IRS admits it audits poor people because auditing rich people is too expensive

Apple bans an app because Hong Kong protesters might use it to avoid the murderous, out of control police


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Yesterday's threads: 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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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:

* 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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