Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Pornhub and payment processors; Asset forfeiture is just theft; EU competition rules have real teeth; Blockchain voting is bullshit; and more!
Pornhub and payment processors: No one elected Visa and Mastercard.
Asset forfeiture is just theft: Cops steal more than robbers.
EU competition rules have real teeth: The DSA and DMA are unveiled.
Blockchain voting is bullshit: Yet another problem blockchain doesn't, can't and won't solve.
#10yrsago UBS’s 43-page dress code requires tie-knots that match your facial morphology https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704694004576019783931381042
#5yrsago Do Androids Dream of Electric Victim-Blamers? https://neverbeenmad.tumblr.com/post/134528463529/voight-kampff-empathy-test-2015
#5yrsago Neil Gaiman reads “A Christmas Carol” https://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/12/19/podcast-neil-gaiman-christmas
Yesterday's threads: Situation Normal; China's best investigative stories of 2020; Where money comes from; Raising money for Chelsea Manning; Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town part 26; and more!
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."
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* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
* A More Competitive Web (Techdirt Podcast): https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20201201/10183045801/techdirt-podcast-episode-264-more-competitive-web-with-cory-doctorow-daphne-keller.shtml
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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