Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: QE, inflation, slave labor and a People's Bailout; and more!
Baycon 2020 - where I was scheduled to be guest of honor - has reconstituted as a series of online panels; mine's today at 1:45 Pacific:
How do we survive Social Engineering?
#15yrsago Singapore’s stocking-foot executioner https://web.archive.org/web/20051105032756/https://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17057851-2,00.html
#10yrsago Colorado DA drops felony hit-and-run charges against billion-dollar financier because of “serious job implications” https://web.archive.org/web/20101108122254/http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20101104/NEWS/101109939/1078&ParentProfile=1062
#5yrsago Typewriter portraiture, the strange story of 1920s ASCII art https://theattic.jezebel.com/the-typewriter-ascii-portraits-of-classic-hollywood-and-1738094492
#5yrsago TPP will let banks write their own regulations and stick taxpayers with the bill https://theintercept.com/2015/11/06/ttp-trade-pact-would-give-wall-street-a-trump-card-to-block-regulations/
#5yrsago Paid Patriotism: Pentagon spent millions bribing sports teams to recognize military service https://www.huffpost.com/entry/defense-military-tributes-professional-sports_n_5639a04ce4b0411d306eda5e
#5yrsago Once again, the SFPD blames a cyclist for his own death without any investigation https://sfist.com/2015/11/04/sfpd_once_again_blames_cyclist_for/
#5yrsago Religious children more punitive, less likely to display altruism https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/06/religious-children-less-altruistic-secular-kids-study
#5yrsago A Freedom of Information request for UK Home Secretary Theresa May’s metadata https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20151106/07380432733/uk-home-secretary-says-dont-worry-about-collection-metadata-foia-request-made-her-metadata.shtml
#1yrago Leaked internal docs show that Facebook shuts down access to user data to kill competitors, but claims it is protecting users https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/leaked-documents-show-facebook-leveraged-user-data-fight-rivals-help-n1076986
#1yrago The case for breaking up Disney https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/its-time-to-break-up-disney-part
My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."
Get signed books from @darkdel: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1840/Available_Now%3A_Attack_Surface.html
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:
* How do we survive Social Engineering? Nov 7, Baycon, https://baycon.org/baycon-2021-zoom-mini-con-3-november-7th/
* How to Fix the Internet/Reboot 2020, Nov 9, https://www.rebootconference.org/day-two
* Cyberterrorists, Post-Apocalyptic Landscapes, and Were-Pomeranians/Texas Book Festival, Nov 12, https://www.texasbookfestival.org/events/cyberterrorists-post-apocalyptic-landscapes-and-were-pomeranians-new-in-speculative-fiction/
* Let's Talk About Influence/Designthinkers, Nov 16, https://www.designthinkers.com/week-2/strategy-lets-talk-about-influence
* Shaping the Digital Future Summit/Kaspersky, Nov 17, details TBD
* Author Stories Podcast
* The Gould Standard:
* Attack Surface: A Reckoning
My first picture book is 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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