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My first picture book just came 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.
* TWiT: The J to J Protocol
* Writing Excuses: Researching the FCK out of Things
* SRSLY WRONG: Stop Techno Dystopia!
* Fantasy & Dystopia with Richard Kadrey, Litquake, Oct 23, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fantasy-and-dystopia-cory-doctorow-with-richard-kadrey-registration-116950677625
* Coding Democracy/Toronto International Festival of Authors, Oct 24 https://festivalofauthors.ca/event/maureen-webb-coding-democracy/
I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:
#1yrago Ernst and Young subjected women employees to “training” about keeping the company’s men happy https://www.huffpost.com/entry/women-ernst-young-how-to-dress-act-around-men_n_5da721eee4b002e33e78606a
#1yrago NJ school district bans indebted students from prom and field trips, refuses offer to pay off lunch debt https://www.inquirer.com/education/school-lunch-shaming-cherry-hill-tuna-prom-20191018.html
#5yrsago Obama administration petitions judge for no mercy in student debt bankruptcy https://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/33068-obama-administration-urges-no-bankruptcy-relief-for-student-debt
#1yrago Margaret Atwood’s “The Testaments”: a long-awaited Handmaid’s Tale sequel fulfills its promise https://memex.craphound.com/2019/10/22/margaret-atwoods-the-testaments-a-long-awaited-handmaids-tale-sequel-fulfills-its-promise/
#1yrago Materiality: a new science fiction story for the Oslo Architecture Triennale about sustainable, green abundance https://ia803101.us.archive.org/16/items/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_313/Cory_Doctorow_Podcast_313_-_Materiality.mp3
#5yrsago Fable Comics: anthology of great comics artists telling fables from around the world https://memex.craphound.com/2015/10/22/fable-comics-anthology-of-great-comics-artists-telling-fables-from-around-the-world/
#5yrsago Son of Dieselgate: second line of VWs may have used “defeat devices” https://web.archive.org/web/20151022202413/https://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/22/us-volkswagen-emissions-engines-idUSKCN0SG0US20151022
#5yrsago DHS admits it uses Stingrays for VIPs, vows to sometimes get warrants, stop lying to judges https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/dhs-now-needs-warrant-for-stingray-use-but-not-when-protecting-president/
#5yrsago Half of Vanuatu’s government is going to jail https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/13/vanuatu-speaker-pardons-himself-and-13-mps
Today's Attack Surface Lecture: OpSec & Personal Cyber-Security: How Can You Be Safe?
With Runa Sandvik and Window Snyder
Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: IDing anonymized cops with facial recognition; ENDSARS; Companies target robots in disclosures; US border cruelty, powered by Google cloud; Free the law of Wisconsin; and more!
To understand why this is a terrible and wrong idea, check out Public Resource's excellent explainer video:
The video features EFF legal director Corynne McSherry, who has represented Malamud on many occasions. Her explanation (about 25 mins in) is an excellent, <10m primer on the need for the law to be public.
After some delays, the university's lawyer wrote back to Malamud and told him that they were getting out of the business of copyrighting the law, and the WI judicial conference would be making these public by February.
The letter claims they're doing this because it's right, but adds Wisconsin is within its rights to continue to claim copyright over the law.
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