Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Hong Kong's ghost protest posters; Basic income works; Sign thief turns newspaper thief; Attack Surface in The Observer; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/10/11/mea

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Funny because it’s true: “Tories to build thousands of affordable second homes” thedailymash.co.uk/politics/po

Ikea’s founder was a Nazi, and never stopped praising the Nazi leader he called “Best Brother” lithub.com/on-the-far-right-pa

Fatboy Slim mashes up Greta Thunberg’s UN speech twitter.com/Independent/status

​13 years later, World of Warcraft is STILL telling queer guilds they’re not allowed to advertise their queerness arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10

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Friday's threads: MK-Ultra and the brainwashing grift; Machine Democrats; Mattis Dover's spectacular animations; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10500579

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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:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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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.

read.macmillan.com/promo/attac

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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:

* 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 read.macmillan.com/torforge/co

* Coding Democracy/Toronto International Festival of Authors, Oct 24 festivalofauthors.ca/event/mau

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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.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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