Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Stop saying "it's not censorship if it's not the government"; Trump's swamp gators find corporate refuge; and more!

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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.


A-Hole bill would make a secret technology into the law of the land

Hollywood’s MP loses the election — hit the road, Sam!

How William Gibson discovered science fiction

Douglas Adams’ online encylopedia tries to buy itself back from the BBC

Meet Obama’s new Solicitor General: the copyright industry’s Donald Verrilli Jr


London cops announce citywide facial recognition cameras

Canadian “protesters” at Huawei extradition hearing say they were tricked, thought they were in a music video

The case for replacing air travel with high-speed sleeper trains

Youtube’s Content ID has become the tool of choice for grifty copyfraudsters who steal from artists


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!


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My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:

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Upcoming appearances:

* Evening with William Gibson, Jan 25,

* Launch for the print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, Jan 28,

* Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9,

* Boskone, 58, Feb 12-15,

* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25,


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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