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!
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!
Call center workers pay for the privilege: Propublica breaks open the massive, secretive abuser Arise, fronted by Disney, Airbnb, Intuit, Comcast, Carnival and more.
Dan Hillier's Six Women/Six Men: New "box sets" from the spooky, brilliant collagist.
Apple kills RSS readers in China: Chekhov's Law for DRM strikes again.
#5yrsago Voter suppression act two: closing driver’s license offices in Alabama’s Black Belt https://www.al.com/opinion/2015/09/voter_id_and_drivers_license_o.html
#5yrsago Arbitration: how America’s corporations got their own private legal system http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/we-now-have-a-justice-system-just-for-corporations
#5yrsago Dieselgate for TVs: Samsung accused of programming TVs to cheat energy efficiency ratings https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/01/samsung-tvs-appear-more-energy-efficient-in-tests-than-in-real-life
#5yrsago Internet of Things That Lie: the future of regulation is demonology https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/more/rinesi20150925
#5yrsago Landmark patent case will determine whether you can ever truly own a device again https://www.wired.com/2015/10/can-use-gadgets-may-hinge-printer-ink-case
#1yrago IRS admits it audits poor people because auditing rich people is too expensive
#1yrago Apple bans an app because Hong Kong protesters might use it to avoid the murderous, out of control police https://twitter.com/hkmaplive/status/1179108329240424448
Yesterday's threads: Witch; Attack Surface on the MMT Podcast; Private equity's profitable murder; The Years of Repair; Block Google-Fitbit; and more!
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:
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.
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."
* Digital Rights, Surveillance Capitalism & Interoperable Socks (MMT Podcast)
* If Big Tech Is Toxic, How Do We Build Something Better? (panel)
* On ‘Attack Surface’ and WiFi Fridges (What a Hell of a Way to Die Podcast):
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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