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Educator sued for criticising "invigilation" tool: Proctorio has permanently disqualified itself from being entrusted with learners' educations.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10505127

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G20 Toronto cop who was afraid of girl blowing soap bubbles sues YouTube for “ridicule”

Furniture made from rusted Soviet naval mines marinemine.com/

23andme & Ancestry.com aggregated the world’s DNA; the police obliged them by asking for it splinternews.com/cops-are-aski

Pacifica Radio ignores injunction, continues to play canned content on NYC’s WBAI brooklyneagle.com/articles/201

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6 years after expose revealed docs taking millions from pharma, it’s only getting worse propublica.org/article/we-foun

Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing propublica.org/article/inside-

Berkeley city council unanimously votes to ban facial recognition technology eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/vict

Yahoo Groups is being prepared for shutdown, with all stored archives to be deleted on Dec 14 help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN31010.htm

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Yesterday's threads: Ferris wheel offices; UK to tax Amazon's victims; Amazon returns end up in landfills; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10504607

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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 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."

craphound.com/shop/

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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

* Milehicon (Guest of Honor!), Oct 23-5, milehicon.org/

* 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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