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.
#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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