Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Podcasting "Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability"; The Sacklers will get to keep billions; and more!
Tomorrow, July 13, I'm doing a benefit appearance at the Project Abraham Book Club to help raise funds for Yazidi refugees in Canada. We'll be talking about my book RADICALIZED.
Podcasting "Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability": Corporate rivalries vs public power.
The Sacklers will get to keep billions: What's a little mass-murder between friends?
#15yrsago Alanya to Alanya: feminist science fiction adventure https://memex.craphound.com/2006/07/12/alanya-to-alanya-feminist-science-fiction-adventure/
#20yrsago Muslim cleric okays divorce-over-SMS http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1433790.stm
#15yrsago Techno remix of Sen. Steven’s “The Internet is Tubes” lunacy https://web.archive.org/web/20060715012809/http://www.boldheaded.com/2006/07/dj-ted-stevens-techno-remix-series-of.html
#15yrsago Felten’s paper on the complexities of Network Neutrality https://web.archive.org/web/20060719095720/https://itpolicy.princeton.edu/pub/neutrality.pdf
#10yrsago 3D printed hair-clips inspired by Bruce Sterling’s “Kiosk” https://myriadwhimsies.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/jovanicas-hair-toys-3d-printed-hair-clips/
#5yrsago To see the future, visit the most remote areas of the GBAO https://medium.com/studio-d/6-1-glimpses-of-the-future-e3fdb510dcc1#.iwyo4x141
#5yrsago Empirical proof that Terms of Service are “the biggest lie on the Internet” https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2757465
#5yrsago Flawed police drug-test kits, railroading prosecutors and racism: the police-stop-to-prison pipeline https://www.propublica.org/article/common-roadside-drug-test-routinely-produces-false-positives
#5yrsago Negative Swiss 50-year bond yields just shattered the global insecurity barometer https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2016/07/investors-are-paying-to-lend-switzerland-money-for-50-years-at-a-time.html
#5yrsago Teen comes out to her family on Disneyland’s Splash Mountain https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/this-teen-came-out-to-her-family-in-the-most-awesomely-funny#.rlDowJe6
#1yrago Wirecard's vanished COO wanted 15,000 Libyan militiamen https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/11/plague-states-of-america/#wirecard
Yesterday's threads: Biden's Right to Repair will include electronics, too; 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."
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My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out 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."
* Project Abraham book club (to benefit Yezidi refugees), July 13,
* Privacy Without Monopoly, Defcon 29, Aug 7
* Launch for Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy):
* The Bitcoin Podcast:
* The Rent's Too Damned High, Macro n Cheese:
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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