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Inside: Jeremy Meyer's typewriter assemblages; HHS to pharma: stop bribing writing docs; The Attack Surface Lectures; Youtube-dl is back; Someone Comes to Town Part 23; and more!

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New Calgary mayor sets bar for transparency with searchable vids and realtime audio streams of council meetings gordonmcdowell.com/20101108-yy

Copyfraud: Anne Frank Foundation claims father was “co-author,” extends copyright by decades nytimes.com/2015/11/14/books/a

Banned from Youtube, Chinese propagandists are using Pornhub to publish anti-Hong Kong videos qz.com/1747617/chinese-users-g

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Why are we still treating economics as if it were an empirical science that makes reliable predictions? nybooks.com/articles/2019/12/0

“Hope literacy,” “functional denial” and other ways to keep going in this difficult time earthisland.org/journal/index.

Uber pretended its drivers were contractors, and now it owes New Jersey $650m in employment tax news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-la

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Thanks to an article about why science fiction great John M Ford’s books are out of print, they’re back slate.com/culture/2019/11/john

HK protesters’ stonehenges impede police cars twitter.com/rhokilpatrick/stat

The poorest half of Americans have nothing left, so now the 1%’s growth comes from the upper middle class wolfstreet.com/2019/11/13/how-

American health care’s life-destroying “surprise bills” are the fault of local, private-equity monopolies theamericanconservative.com/ar

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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: darkdel.com/store/p1840/Availa

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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 appearances:

* Shaping the Digital Future Summit/Kaspersky, Nov 17, transparency.kaspersky.com/hom

* Keynote, Data Natives, Nov 18, datanatives.io/tickets/

* Keynote, Cologne Futures, Nov 27, details TBD

* Keynote, Cybersummit 2020, Nov 26 cybera.ca/cyber-summit-2020/

* Beaverbrook Lecture: How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, Nov 30, mcgill.ca/maxbellschool/channe

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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.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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