Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Beastie Boy mashups; Educator sued for criticising "invigilation" tool; and more!
Monday's Attack Surface Lecture: Cyberpunk and Post-Cyberpunk with Bruce Sterling and Christopher Brown https://www.eventcombo.com/e/Virtual-event-with-Cory-DoctorowAttack-Surface-40932
#10yrsago G20 Toronto cop who was afraid of girl blowing soap bubbles sues YouTube for “ridicule”
#5yrsago 23andme & Ancestry.com aggregated the world’s DNA; the police obliged them by asking for it https://splinternews.com/cops-are-asking-ancestry-com-and-23andme-for-their-cust-1793851927
#1yrago Pacifica Radio ignores injunction, continues to play canned content on NYC’s WBAI https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2019/10/15/wbai-supporters-vow-to-keep-fighting-for-local-programming/
#1yrago 6 years after expose revealed docs taking millions from pharma, it’s only getting worse https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-over-700-doctors-who-were-paid-more-than-a-million-dollars-by-drug-and-medical-device-companies#169337
#1yrago Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free#168905
#1yrago Berkeley city council unanimously votes to ban facial recognition technology https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/victory-berkeley-city-council-unanimously-votes-ban-face-recognition
#1yrago Cable is bullshit, and so is 5G: give me fiber or give me death! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/10/why-fiber-vastly-superior-cable-and-5g
#1yrago The first book collecting the new Nancy comic is incredibly, fantastically, impossibly great https://memex.craphound.com/2019/10/17/the-first-book-collecting-the-new-nancy-comic-is-incredibly-fantastically-impossibly-great/
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:
* 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/
* Milehicon (Guest of Honor!), Oct 23-5, https://milehicon.org/
* Coding Democracy/Toronto International Festival of Authors, Oct 24 https://festivalofauthors.ca/event/maureen-webb-coding-democracy/
* SRSLY WRONG: Stop Techno Dystopia!
* Judge John Hodgman: "The Doctorow Doctrine"
* Savage Lovecast
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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