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!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2021/01/24/1a/

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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!

eventbrite.com/e/william-gibso

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Stop saying "it's not censorship if it's not the government": I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10561168

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A-Hole bill would make a secret technology into the law of the land freedom-to-tinker.com/2006/01/

Hollywood’s MP loses the election — hit the road, Sam! web.archive.org/web/2006011602

How William Gibson discovered science fiction infinitematrix.net/faq/essays/

Douglas Adams’ online encylopedia tries to buy itself back from the BBC h2g2.com/entry/A80173361

Meet Obama’s new Solicitor General: the copyright industry’s Donald Verrilli Jr arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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London cops announce citywide facial recognition cameras theverge.com/2020/1/24/2107991

Canadian “protesters” at Huawei extradition hearing say they were tricked, thought they were in a music video thebreaker.news/news/paid-prot

The case for replacing air travel with high-speed sleeper trains theconversation.com/could-slee

Youtube’s Content ID has become the tool of choice for grifty copyfraudsters who steal from artists techdirt.com/articles/20200115

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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!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10560056

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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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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:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Now, it's available in paperback!

barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-de

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Upcoming appearances:

* Evening with William Gibson, Jan 25, eventbrite.com/e/william-gibso

* Launch for the print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, Jan 28, medium.zoom.us/webinar/registe

* Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9, eventbrite.com/e/edward-snowde

* Boskone, 58, Feb 12-15, boskone.org/

* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25, niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-key

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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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