Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Tech trustbusting's moment has arrived; Signed copies of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/20/escape-velocity/
On Feb 22, I'm delivering a keynote address for the NISO Plus conference, "The day of the comet: what trustbusting means for digital manipulation."
Tech trustbusting's moment has arrived: The end of the beginning is at hand.
Signed copies of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM: Relief for your screen-burned eyes.
#5yrsago What a serious keysigning ceremony looks like https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/technical-perspective-apple-iphone-case
#5yrsago Forced arbitration clauses are a form of wealth transfer to the rich https://web.archive.org/web/20160322142114/https://www.acslaw.org/sites/default/files/Arbitration_as_Wealth_Transfer_1.pdf
#5yrsago Pseudoscientific terror ended fluoridation in Calgary, now kids’ teeth are rotting https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-did-calgary-cave-to-chemophobes-over-fluoridation/article28814768/
#1yrago Adding 2 inches of tape to a road-sign induces sudden 50mph acceleration in Teslas https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/20/pluralist-a-daily-link-dose-20-feb-2020/#tsla-tape
#1yrago Bloomberg: kids only like Sanders because they're stupid https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/20/pluralist-a-daily-link-dose-20-feb-2020/#okboomer
#1yrago Barclay's bankers forced to endure nagging work-computer spyware https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/20/pluralist-a-daily-link-dose-20-feb-2020/#privilegegradient
#1yrago Uber driver/sharecroppers drive like maniacs to make quota https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/20/pluralist-a-daily-link-dose-20-feb-2020/#bezzled
Yesterday's threads: My talks with Edward Snowden and William Gibson; Complicity, incompetence, leadership and Capitol Police; How Republicans froze Texas solid; Uber loses court battle, steals wages, censors whistleblower; 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
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."
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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