Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: The Open Courts Act isn't open enough; AT&T customer complains...via WSJ ad; Amazon's brutal warehouse "megacycle"; and more!
The Open Courts Act isn't open enough: America's laws should be free.
AT&T customer complains...via WSJ ad: 90-year-old Aaron Epstein has had it.
Amazon's brutal warehouse "megacycle": Take a 10-hour graveyard shift or lose your job.
#15yrsago PC built into whisky bottle http://metku.net/index.html?sect=view&n=1&path=mods/whiskypc/index_eng
#15yrsago UK nurses want to supply clean blades and cutting advice to self-harmers https://web.archive.org/web/20060206205108/http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2025748,00.html
#10yrsago Antifeatures: deliberate, expensive product features that no customer wants https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/antifeatures-at-the-free-technology-academy
#5yrsago Toronto City Council defies mayor, demands open, neutral municipal broadband https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2016/02/toronto-city-council-sides-with-crtc-in-rejecting-mayor-torys-support-of-bell-appeal/
#5yrsago Error 53: Apple remotely bricks phones to punish customers for getting independent repairs https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/feb/05/error-53-apple-iphone-software-update-handset-worthless-third-party-repair
#5yrsago Maryland’s Attorney General: you consent to surveillance by turning on your phone https://www.vice.com/en/article/bmvzk8/maryland-attorney-general-if-you-dont-want-to-be-tracked-turn-off-your-phone
#5yrsago There’s a secret “black site” in New York where terrorism suspects are tortured for years at a time https://theintercept.com/2016/02/05/mahdi-hashi-metropolitan-correctional-center-manhattan-guantanamo-pretrial-solitary-confinement/
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
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:
Now, it's available in paperback!
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."
* Talking Attack Surface with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Feb 9, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reboot-attack-surface-ft-cory-doctorow-registration-139596814831
* 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/
* Interop: Self-Determination vs Dystopia (FITC), Apr 19-21, https://fitc.ca/presentation/interop/
* Hedging Bets on the Future (Motherboard Cyber):
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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How wonderful! I'll have a look to see if it seems appropriate to send to my young grandnephews.
I bought Attack Surface while listening to Cory talk about it (& many other things) on https://play.acast.com/s/cyber/hedgingbetsonthefuturewithauthorcorydoctorow
Cory speaks about how people thrive under less-than-perfect circumstances, something his stories are so excellent at illustrating. It's truly a wonderful gift that so few authors have and something that the world needs more of. Cory's stories are brave, inspiring and so topical, dealing with real world issues in an unflinching, optimistic way.
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