Cory Doctorow #BLM+ Your Authors @doctorow Pre-order the audio- and e-book for ATTACK SURFACE, the third Little Brother book, on my first-ever Kickstarter: tinyurl.com/AttackSurfaceKS Sep. 08, 2020 3 min read + Your Authors

Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: My first-ever Kickstarter; IP; FTC about to hammer Intuit; Antitrust trouble for cloud services; and more!

Archived at:  https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/08/attack-surface-kickstarter/ 

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My first-ever Kickstarter: Help me change publishing with the audiobook for Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book.



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IP: The longest, most significant Locus column I have written in my 14-year run.



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FTC about to hammer Intuit: Billions in fraudulent tax-prep earnings under scrutiny.



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Antitrust trouble for cloud services: Italy's competition regulator says Terms of Service are bullshit.



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#15yrsago Gold Rush-era sailing ship ruin excavated in San Fran  https://web.archive.org/web/20050910151416/https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/09/06/state/n154446D61.DTL 

#15yrsago BBC Creative Archive pilot launches  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4225914.stm 

#15yrsago Guerrilla drive-ins with digital projectors and FM transmitters  https://gizmodo.com/guerilla-drive-ins-124118 

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#15yrsago Men offer "fresh starts" to single NOLA women on Craigslist  https://web.archive.org/web/20050907041506/http://neworleans.craigslist.org/m4w/ 

#10yrsago Secret copyright treaty: USA caves on border laptop/phone/MP3 player searches for copyright infringement  https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2010/09/acta-enforcement-practice-chapter/ 

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#5yrsago NZ bans award-winning YA novel after complaints from conservative Christian group  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/07/new-zealand-bans-into-the-river-teenage-novel-outcry-christian-group 

#5yrsago Your baby monitor is an Internet-connected spycam vulnerable to voyeurs and crooks  https://blog.rapid7.com/2015/09/02/iotsec-disclosure-10-new-vulns-for-several-video-baby-monitors/ 

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#5yrsago Inept copyright bot sends 2600 a legal threat over ink blotches  https://www.2600.com/content/2600-accused-using-unauthorized-ink-splotches 

#5yrsago FBI used Burning Man to field-test new surveillance equipment  https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2015/sep/01/burning-man-fbi-file/ 

#5yrsago Fury Road, hieroglyph edition

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#5yrsago Words about slavery that we should all stop using  http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/160266 

#5yrsago Little Brother optioned by Paramount  https://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-paramount-pictures-picks-up-ny-times-bestselling-ya-novel-little-brother/ 

#5yrsago Record street-marches in Moldova against corrupt oligarchs  https://www.euractiv.com/section/europe-s-east/news/moldova-banking-scandal-fuels-biggest-protest-ever/ 

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#5yrsago Antihoarding: When "decluttering" becomes a compulsion  https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/ocd-obsessive-compulsive-decluttering-hoarding/401591/ 

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Yesterday's threads: Facebook's foreseeable election consequences; David Graeber on Spectre TV; and more!



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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:

 https://onezero.medium.com/how-to-destroy-surveillance-capitalism-8135e6744d59 

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My next book is ATTACK SURFACE, sequel to Little Brother and Homeland: it's a technothriller about a surveillance techie who goes home and learns the weapons she helped build are used against the racial justice movement founded by her best friend.

 https://read.macmillan.com/promo/attacksurfacepreordercampaign/ 

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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."

 https://craphound.com/shop/ 

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Upcoming talks:

* Keynote for Law Via the Internet conference, Sept 22,  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/LVI2020/register 

* Writing into an Uncertain Future, Afterwords Festival, Oct 1,  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/writing-into-an-uncertain-future-tickets-115378329690 

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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.

 https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poesy-the-monster-slayer/#poesy 

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Are you trying to wean yourself off Big Tech? Follow these threads on the #fediverse at @[email protected]

Here's today's edition:  https://mamot.fr/@pluralistic/104830239171126244 

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Today's top sources: Slashdot ( https://slashdot.org/ ).

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