Today's threads (a thread)
Inside: The oligarchs' Supreme Court; and more!
Sponsor me for the Clarion Write-A-Thon! I'm writing 10,000 words on my prison-tech thriller "Some Men Rob You With a Fountain Pen" and raising scholarship money for the Clarion SF/F workshop, which I graduated from in 1992.
The oligarchs' Supreme Court: Getting turkeys to vote for Christmas ain't cheap.
Hey look at this
* Security and Privacy Tips for People Seeking An Abortion https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/06/security-and-privacy-tips-people-seeking-abortion
* Westlaw Must Face Antitrust Claims in a Case That Could Boost Competitive Compatibility https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/06/westlaw-must-face-antitrust-claims-case-could-boost-competitive-compatibility
* The FTC Takes Action Against Harley-Davidson for Violating Right-to-Repair https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjk475/the-ftc-takes-action-against-harley-davidson-for-violating-right-to-repair
#20yrsago James Gleick: Life is different with email https://www.salon.com/2002/06/25/what_just_happened/
#15yrsago London’s mayor calls deadbeat US Ambassador “venal little crook” https://web.archive.org/web/20070703222807/https://www.channel4.com/news/articles/society/environment/diplomatic+ccharge+bill+tops+45m/569892
#20yrsago Ted Chiang's debut: Short-story collection of the decade if not the century https://memex.craphound.com/2002/06/24/short-story-collection-of-the-decade-if-not-the-century/
#20yrsago More Songs About Buildings and Food https://www.salon.com/2002/06/24/buildings_and_food/
#20yrsago VerisignOff: Let’s put Verisign to death https://web.archive.org/web/20020802142751/http://www.verisignoff.org/
#15yrsago MySpace, Facebook mirror class divisions in US society http://www.danah.org/papers/essays/ClassDivisions.html
#10yrsago Q and A with a former member of the Westboro Baptist family https://web.archive.org/web/20120624210938/https://www.topiama.com/r/4/iaman-exmember-of-the-westboro-baptist-church
#10yrsago Jimmy Wales to UK Home Secretary: don’t render Richard O’Dwyer to the USA https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/24/richard-o-dwyer-my-petition
#10yrsago Entertainment industry to Japanese ISPs: we’ll hand you a secret list of copyrighted works, and you have to block them https://torrentfreak.com/jail-for-file-sharing-not-enough-labels-want-isp-level-spying-regime-120624/
#10yrsago Rohinton Mistry’s fairy-tale about Canadian neocons https://web.archive.org/web/20120624125340/https://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/gravy-trains-for-the-masses-and-rohinton-mistrys-other-visions-for-the-class-of-2012/article4366146/
#10yrsago Sonic.net stopped saving logs for more than 14 days in order to frustrate copyright trolls https://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/06/22/ceo-of-internet-provider-sonic-net-we-delete-user-logs-after-two-weeks-your-internet-provider-should-too/?sh=4981ac7f62b9
#10yrsago Canadian fed court: linking isn’t copyright infringement, neither is excerpting an article https://web.archive.org/web/20120628000937/http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6558/125/
Thursday's threads: Daycare apps are insecure surveillance dumpster-fires; and more!
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* The Sci-Fi Feedback Loop: Mapping Fiction’s Influence on Real-World Tech
* Privacy is the New Celebrity
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