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!
Hong Kong's ghost protest posters: "I Can Still Hear You."
Basic income works: Some thoughts on whether it should be "universal."
Sign thief turns newspaper thief: Hiassenish caper with Iowa characteristics.
Attack Surface in The Observer: "This will all be so great if we don't screw it up."
#15yrsago 1966 Batmobile as a papercraft replica https://web.archive.org/web/20051013085222/http://www.mundonu.com/blog/arquivo/2005/10/10/batmovel-1966-agora-e-para-valer/
#10yrsago Rise Again: would you rather be killed by zombies or Blackwater mercs? https://memex.craphound.com/2010/10/11/rise-again-would-you-rather-be-killed-by-zombies-or-blackwater-mercs/
#10yrsago Irish High Court strikes down “3 strikes” copyright rule https://www.irishtimes.com/news/music-labels-lose-downloads-case-1.865393
#10yrsago Library of Congress: Copyright is killing sound archiving https://www.osnews.com/story/23888/us-library-of-congress-copyright-is-destroying-historic-audio/
#5yrsago Funny because it’s true: “Tories to build thousands of affordable second homes” https://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/politics-headlines/tories-to-build-thousands-of-affordable-second-homes-20151008102712
#1yrago Ikea’s founder was a Nazi, and never stopped praising the Nazi leader he called “Best Brother” https://lithub.com/on-the-far-right-past-of-ingvar-kamprad-founder-of-ikea/
#1yrago Fatboy Slim mashes up Greta Thunberg’s UN speech https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1181950192960131074
#1yrago 13 years later, World of Warcraft is STILL telling queer guilds they’re not allowed to advertise their queerness https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/gay-world-of-warcraft-guild-forced-to-change-name-because-of-user-reports/
#1yrago Verizon dumps another Oath property for peanuts: RIP, Mapquest https://searchengineland.com/a-eulogy-for-mapquest-322945
#1yrago The world’s “free trade zones”: hives of scum and villainy https://gfintegrity.org/free-trade-zones-a-pandoras-box-for-illicit-money/
#1yrago The Sacklers come to Sesame Street as a muppet is revealed to have had an addicted mother https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-other-healthcare/465124-sesame-street-to-reveal-muppets-mom-suffered
Friday's threads: MK-Ultra and the brainwashing grift; Machine Democrats; Mattis Dover's spectacular animations; and more!
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."
* 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 https://read.macmillan.com/torforge/cory-doctorow-virtual-lecture-series/
* Coding Democracy/Toronto International Festival of Authors, Oct 24 https://festivalofauthors.ca/event/maureen-webb-coding-democracy/
* David Pakman: It's Monopolies, Not Surveillance
* 3 Big Ideas to Fix The Internet
* The Internet Is Broken, and ISPs Are to Blame (Gizmodo System Reboot)
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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