#15yrsago Sony’s spyware “remover” creates huge security hole https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2005/11/15/sonys-web-based-uninstaller-opens-big-security-hole-sony-recall-discs/
#15yrsago Sony issues non-apology for compromising your PC https://web.archive.org/web/20051124053248/http://cp.sonybmg.com/xcp/
#15yrsago Sory Electronics: Will Sony make amends for infecting our computers? https://web.archive.org/web/20051125005137/http://www.soryelectronics.com/
#15yrsago Sony infects more than 500k networks, including military and govt https://web.archive.org/web/20060614050935/http://wired-vig.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,69573,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2
#15yrsago Sony’s rootkit uninstaller is *really* dangerous https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2005/11/14/dont-use-sonys-web-based-xcp-uninstaller/
#10yrsago New Calgary mayor sets bar for transparency with searchable vids and realtime audio streams of council meetings http://gordonmcdowell.com/20101108-yyc-city-council/
#10yrsago Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation claims father was “co-author,” extends copyright by decades https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/14/books/anne-frank-has-a-co-as-diary-gains-co-author-in-legal-move.html
#1yrago Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos https://qz.com/1747617/chinese-users-go-to-pornhub-to-spread-hong-kong-propaganda/
#1yrago Why are we still treating economics as if it were an empirical science that makes reliable predictions? https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/12/05/against-economics/
#1yrago “Hope literacy,” “functional denial” and other ways to keep going in this difficult time https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/despairing-about-climate-crisis
#1yrago Uber pretended its drivers were contractors, and now it owes New Jersey $650m in employment tax https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/uber-hit-with-650-million-employment-tax-bill-in-new-jersey
#1yrago Thanks to an article about why science fiction great John M Ford’s books are out of print, they’re back https://slate.com/culture/2019/11/john-ford-science-fiction-fantasy-books.html
#1yrago HK protesters’ stonehenges impede police cars https://twitter.com/rhokilpatrick/status/1195350548062654465
#1yrago The poorest half of Americans have nothing left, so now the 1%’s growth comes from the upper middle class https://wolfstreet.com/2019/11/13/how-the-fed-boosts-the-1-even-the-upper-middle-class-loses-share-of-household-wealth-to-the-1-the-bottom-half-gets-screwed/
#1yrago American health care’s life-destroying “surprise bills” are the fault of local, private-equity monopolies https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/gougers-r-us-how-private-equity-is-gobbling-up-medical-care/
#1yrago Big Tech’s CEOs can’t possibly fix Big Tech https://medium.com/bloomberg-opinion/mark-zuckerberg-is-totally-out-of-his-depth-887682ba70b9
#1yrago Trump’s signature tax break for poor people went to subsidize a superyacht marina in Florida https://www.propublica.org/article/superyacht-marina-west-palm-beach-opportunity-zone-trump-tax-break-to-help-the-poor-went-to-a-rich-gop-donor
#1yrago Activists target Facebookers over “Gold Tier” sponsorship of Kavanaugh event https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20963865/facebook-ads-brett-kavanaugh-federalist-society-employees
#1yrago Hong Kong protests: “Might as well go down fighting” https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/11/escalating-violence-hong-kong-protests/601804/
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* Shaping the Digital Future Summit/Kaspersky, Nov 17, https://transparency.kaspersky.com/home
* Keynote, Data Natives, Nov 18, https://datanatives.io/tickets/
* Keynote, Cologne Futures, Nov 27, details TBD
* Keynote, Cybersummit 2020, Nov 26 https://www.cybera.ca/cyber-summit-2020/
* Beaverbrook Lecture: How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, Nov 30, https://www.mcgill.ca/maxbellschool/channels/event/2020-beaverbrook-annual-lecture-part-ii-cory-doctorow-325538
* Fully Charged: The future of energy over the next 300 years
* Allen School Distinguished Lecture "Early Onset Oppenheimers"
* Author Stories Podcast
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