Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Launching a print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM; EFF's transition memo for the Biden admin; How one of America's most abusive employers gets away with it; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/01/22/paperback-writer/
Launching a print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM: Join me and Damon Beres next Thursday.
EFF's transition memo for the Biden admin: A full slate of tech policy one-pagers.
How one of America's most abusive employers gets away with it: "The Arise lawyers 'politely disagreed' with the Department of Labor's findings."
#15yrsago Hollywood’s Canadian MP plagiarizes entertainment industry in op-ed https://web.archive.org/web/20060906114812/http://www.michaelgeist.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1082
#15yrsago Business-card converts to set of lockpicks https://web.archive.org/web/20060207012953/http://www.jenimattson.com/pages/identity/melvin.shtml
#15yrsago Pope: Divine inspiration is copyrighted https://web.archive.org/web/20070219175621/http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article717916.ece
#5yrsago Gay Tory MP outs himself as a “poppers” user, slams proposed ban https://web.archive.org/web/20160123222932/http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/mp-crispin-blunt-admits-using-poppers-while-attacking-proposed-ban/ar-BBotElv
#5yrsago Donald Trump’s dad was Woody Guthrie’s hated Klansman landlord https://theconversation.com/woody-guthrie-old-man-trump-and-a-real-estate-empires-racist-foundations-53026
#5yrsago Tender arthropod: mama centipede cradles her younghttps://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/comments/4256w6/mother_centipede_cradles_her_young/
#1yrago In Serving Big Company Interests, Copyright Is in Crisis https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/serving-big-company-interests-copyright-crisis
#1yrago Year of the Rabbit: a graphic novel memoir of one family’s life under the Khmer Rouge https://memex.craphound.com/2020/01/22/year-of-the-rabbit-a-graphic-novel-memoir-of-one-familys-life-under-the-khmer-rouge/
#1yrago Sonos warns customers that their older speakers will shortly be e-wastehttps://www.theregister.com/2020/01/21/sonos_bricking_laudio_gear/
#1yrago Boeing indefinitely halts 737 Max production https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/21/business/boeing-737-max-production-halt/index.html
#1yrago Forensics team accuses Prince Bone Saw of hacking Jeff Bezos’s phone to obtain kompromat and force Washington Post silence on Khashoggi https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/report-bezos-phone-uploaded-gbs-of-personal-data-after-getting-saudi-princes-whatsapp-message/
#1yrago The sordid tale of Microsoft’s epic tax evasion and the war they waged against the IRS https://www.propublica.org/article/the-irs-decided-to-get-tough-against-microsoft-microsoft-got-tougher
#1yrago Brazil’s authoritarians charge Glenn Greenwald with cybercrime for publishing leaks that revealed corruption at the highest levels https://theintercept.com/2020/01/21/glenn-greenwald-brazil-denunciation/
Yesterday's threads: NYPD can't stop choking Black men; Rolling back the Trump rollback; YMCA, Trump edition; and more!
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My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" presents 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:
Now, it's available in a print edition!
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."
* Keynote for linux.conf.au, Jan 22 (US) 23 (Australia) https://linux.conf.au/schedule/
* Evening with William Gibson, Jan 25, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-gibson-cory-doctorow-agency-tickets-132831910821
* Launch for the print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, Jan 28, https://medium.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GfnYHzZCSY-cCMVL5ZCDBw
* Boskone, 58, Feb 12-15, https://boskone.org/
* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
* Hedging Bets on the Future (Motherboard Cyber):
* Applying the Pandemic Mindset to Climate Change:
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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