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


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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

23andme & aggregated the world’s DNA; the police obliged them by asking for it

Pacifica Radio ignores injunction, continues to play canned content on NYC’s WBAI


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6 years after expose revealed docs taking millions from pharma, it’s only getting worse

Leaks reveal how creepy, cultish monopolist Intuit lobbied Congress and the IRS to kill free tax-filing

Berkeley city council unanimously votes to ban facial recognition technology

Yahoo Groups is being prepared for shutdown, with all stored archives to be deleted on Dec 14


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


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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:


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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

* Milehicon (Guest of Honor!), Oct 23-5,

* Coding Democracy/Toronto International Festival of Authors, Oct 24


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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.


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