Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: K-Zombies; Privacy is not property; and more!
This is the last Pluralistic installment until March 15; I'm taking a couple weeks' stay-at-home vacation/email sabbatical. I won't be reading messages of any kind from close of business on Friday, Feb 26 until 9AM Pacific on March 15. Any emails/DMs, etc that come in between now and then will be deleted unread. Talk to you in a couple weeks!
Privacy is not property: Interests, not exclusive rights.
#15yrsago Midnighters: YA horror trilogy mixes Lovecraft with adventure https://memex.craphound.com/2006/02/26/midnighters-ya-horror-trilogy-mixes-lovecraft-with-adventure/
#15yrsago RIP, Octavia Butler, “genius” science fiction writer https://darkush.blogspot.com/2006/02/octavia-butler-died-saturday.html
#10yrsago TVOntario’s online archive, including Prisoners of Gravity! https://web.archive.org/web/20110226021403/http://archive.tvo.org/
#5yrsago Ghostwriter: Trump didn’t write “Art of the Deal,” he read it https://web.archive.org/web/20160229034618/http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/264591/donald-trump-didnt-write-art-deal-tony-schwartz/
#5yrsago Think you’re entitled to compensation after being wrongfully imprisoned in California? Nope. https://web.archive.org/web/20160229013042/http://modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-crazy-injustice-of-denying-exonerated-prisoners-compensation
#5yrsago South Korean lawmakers stage filibuster to protest “anti-terror” bill, read from Little Brother https://memex.craphound.com/2016/02/26/south-korean-lawmakers-stage-filibuster-to-protest-anti-terror-bill-read-from-little-brother/
#5yrsago BC town votes to install imaginary GPS trackers in criminals https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/putting-fear-into-people-b-c-city-council-wants-to-track-criminals-with-gps-implant-1.2792048
#1yrago Clarence Thomas admits he blew it on Brand X https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/26/pluralistic-your-daily-link-dose-26-feb-2020/#opps
#1yrago Medicare for All would be the biggest take-home pay increase in a generation https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/26/pluralistic-your-daily-link-dose-26-feb-2020/#m4a
Yesterday's threads: Against hygiene theater; Saving the planet is illegal; and more!
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."
* Affordable Internet Day of Action, Mar 16, https://www.affordable-internet.ca/
* 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
* Balancing Worldbuilding and Narrative (with Karen Osborne and Kali Wallace), Mar 24, https://ucsd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YSvD5IjGS7Su2z-xhQN1ZA
* Interop: Self-Determination vs Dystopia (FITC), Apr 19-21, https://fitc.ca/presentation/interop/
* 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
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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