Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: K-shaped recovery vs wealth taxes; Facebook vs Australia; The Paltrow-Industrial Complex; and more!
Tomorrow, I'm delivering a keynote address for the NISO Plus conference, "The day of the comet: what trustbusting means for digital manipulation."
K-shaped recovery vs wealth taxes: Evita's spectre is haunting Argentina.
Facebook vs Australia: It's not a link-tax, it's collective bargaining.
The Paltrow-Industrial Complex: How Goop is cashing in on covid.
#15yrsago Artists paint Detroit’s derelict buildings Tiggeriffic Orange http://www.thedetroiter.com/nov05/disneydemolition.php
#15yrsago Copyright office head denounces “big mistake” of extending copyright https://web.archive.org/web/20060329162217/https://www.ibiblio.org/yugen/video/too_long.mp4
#10yrsago America’s Chief Apocalypse Officer, a Fed job ad from 1956 https://web.archive.org/web/20110210020542/http://longstreet.typepad.com/thesciencebookstore/2011/02/nuclear-weapons-post-attack-job-description-1956.html
#10yrsago How Anonymous decides: inside the lulz-sausage factory https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2011/02/empty-suit-the-chaotic-way-that-anonymous-makes-decisions/
#10yrsago Overcome information overload by trusting redundancy https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/feb/22/information-overload-probabilistic
#10yrsago Saif Gadaffhi, plagiarist https://saifalislamgaddafithesis.fandom.com/wiki/Saif_Al-Islam_Gaddafi_Thesis_Wiki
#10yrsago Gadaffhi Junior’s PhD celebrates “soft power,” democracy https://3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2011/02/is-this-irony-or-absurdity-saif-al-islam-al-qadhafis-disseration.html
#10yrsago Libya’s UN mission asks world to defend Libyans from Gadaffi https://web.archive.org/web/20110224044505/https://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g301v8CNJTJO9kOWuJGWyZBnHJpw?docId=6022291
#10yrsago Google App to help locate people in Christchurch quake https://web.archive.org/web/20110222091007/http://christchurch-2011.person-finder.appspot.com/
#5yrsago Republican Congressmen backed by airline money kill research on legroom and passenger safety https://theintercept.com/2016/02/21/backed-by-airline-dollars-congress-rejects-effort-to-address-shrinking-legroom/
#5yrsago Uber uses customer service reps to push anti-union message to drivers https://qz.com/619601/uber-is-using-its-us-customer-service-reps-to-deliver-its-anti-union-message/
#1yrago Gopher shows us how adversarial interoperability was there from the start https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/21/pluralist-a-daily-link-adose-21-feb-2020/#gopherspace
#1yrago Bloomberg's campaign NDA is a gag order that covers sexual abuse and other crimes https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/21/pluralist-a-daily-link-adose-21-feb-2020/#compelledsilence
Yesterday's threads: Tech trustbusting's moment has arrived; Signed copies of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM; 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!
* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
* Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: Social Movements, Social Surveillance, Social Media (with Zeynep Tufekci), Feb 24, https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I99f4x8WRiKCfKUljVcYPg
* World Ethical Data Forum keynote, Mar 17-19, https://worldethicaldataforum.org/wedf-2020
* Launching "The Future You" with Brian David Johnson, Mar 19, https://www.changinghands.com/event/march2021/brian-david-johnson-future-you-break-through-fear-and-build-life-you-want
* Technology, Self-Determination, and the Future of the Future (CERIAS)
* Talking "Permanent Record Young Readers' Edition" with Edward Snowden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dipfjn3bir8
* Talking "Agency" with William Gibson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijGkwzrE1MY
* Software Freedom is Essential to Human Freedom (linux.conf.au keynote) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EirKskSd5U
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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