Monday night, I'll be helping William Gibson launch the paperback edition of his novel AGENCY at a Strand Bookstore videoconference. Come say hi!
Stop saying "it's not censorship if it's not the government": I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.
Trump's swamp gators find corporate refuge: The Swamped project.
#15yrsago A-Hole bill would make a secret technology into the law of the land https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2006/01/23/analog-hole-bill-would-impose-secret-law/
#15yrsago Hollywood’s MP loses the election — hit the road, Sam! https://web.archive.org/web/20060116023614/https://www.cbc.ca/canadavotes/riding/175/
#15yrsago How William Gibson discovered science fiction http://www.infinitematrix.net/faq/essays/gibson.html
#10yrsago Meet Obama’s new Solicitor General: the copyright industry’s Donald Verrilli Jr https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2011/01/obama-nominates-former-riaa-lawyer-for-solicitor-general-spot/
#10yrsago No one will sell sodium thiopental to American executioners https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jan/23/lethal-injection-sodium-thiopental-hospira
#10yrsago Comics Code Authority is dead https://web.archive.org/web/20110125024419/http://www.newsarama.com/comics/archie-drops-CCA-in-february-110121.html
#5yrsago Disney’s prized theme-park no-fly zone means it can’t use drones in its firework shows https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/01/22/disney-loved-its-no-fly-zone-until-it-wanted-to-fly-its-own-drones/
#1yrago Bipartisan consensus is emerging on reining in Big Tech https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/23/21078903/podcast-house-antitrust-chairman-cicilline-tech-monopoly-vergecast
#1yrago London cops announce citywide facial recognition cameras https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/24/21079919/facial-recognition-london-cctv-camera-deployment
#1yrago The case for replacing air travel with high-speed sleeper trains https://theconversation.com/could-sleeper-trains-replace-international-air-travel-130334
#1yrago Youtube’s Content ID has become the tool of choice for grifty copyfraudsters who steal from artists https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200115/17362843740/as-we-get-closer-closer-to-eu-requiring-contentid-everywhere-more-abuses-contentid-exposed.shtml
#1yrago Wells Fargo’s ex-CEO will pay $17.5m in fines and never work in banking again (but he is still very, very rich) https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/business/2020/01/23/wells-fargo-ex-ceo-john-stumpf-banned-banking-fined-17-5-m/4555993002/
#1yrago Howto: roleplay a suit of armor filled with bees https://twitter.com/snickelsox/status/1220422182045659143
#1yrago Majority of UK booze-industry revenues come from problem drinkers https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/22/problem-drinkers-alcohol-industry-most-sales-figures-reveal
#1yrago US insurers, sick of being gouged by Big Pharma, will develop cheap generics https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/sick-of-big-pharmas-pricing-health-insurers-pledge-55m-for-cheap-generics/
#1yrago White nationalists planned to murder cops and pro-gun protesters in Virginia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gun-rally-virginia-documents-allege-base-members-discussed-starting-civil-war-2020-01-21/
#1yrago A sober look at kratom, a psychoactive plant that has many claimed benefits, and has also inspired a moral panic https://www.wired.com/story/release-the-kratom-inside-drug-culture/
Friday's threads: 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!
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
* 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
* Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edward-snowden-in-conversation-with-cory-doctorow-tickets-136734968973
* 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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