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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Inaudible; The rise and rise of one of NYPD's dirtiest cops; Georgia voter suppression, quantified; Kids' smart-watches unsafe at any speed; and more!

Archived at:  https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/10/booksellers-vs-big-tech/ 

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Inaudible: Let's make "Audible exclusive" mean "for sale everywhere EXCEPT Audible."



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The rise and rise of one of NYPD's dirtiest cops: Violent, racist repeat-offender Christopher McCormack, promoted to the top brass.



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Georgia voter suppression, quantified: Greg Palast counted all 313,242 receipts.



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Kids' smart-watches unsafe at any speed: Still a garbage-fire.



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#15yrsago Anti-trusted-computing video  https://www.lafkon.net/tc/ 

#15yrsago Super Mario Brothers implemented in Javascript  http://janis.or.jp/users/segabito/JavaScriptMaryo.html 

#5yrsago Ashley Madison's passwords were badly encrypted, 15 million+ passwords headed for the Web  https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/09/ashley-madison-password-crack-could-spell-trouble-across-the-internet/ 

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#5yrsago DoJ says it will consider jailing executives who order corporate crimes  https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/10/us/politics/new-justice-dept-rules-aimed-at-prosecuting-corporate-executives.html 

#5yrsago Government-run egg board waged high-price, secret PSYOPS war on vegan egg-replacement  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/06/usda-american-egg-board-paid-bloggers-hampton-creek 

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#5yrsago Library offers Tor nodes; DHS tells them to stop  https://www.propublica.org/article/library-support-anonymous-internet-browsing-effort-stops-after-dhs-email 

#1yrago Why haven't cyberinsurers exerted more pressure on companies to be better at security?  https://tylermoore.utulsa.edu/govins20.pdf 

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#1yrago Charles de Lint on Radicalized: "among my favorite things I've read so far this year"  https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/2019/cdl1909.htm 

#1yrago Juul gave marketing presentations to schoolchildren in the guise of "mental health/addiction" seminars  https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/juul-gave-presentations-in-schools-to-kids-and-the-fda-is-fuming/ 

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#1yrago Phoenix's police union has a secret deal with the department to purge dirty cops' disciplinary records  https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2019/08/23/phoenix-police-routinely-purges-officer-misconduct-discipline-records/1955828001/ 

#1yrago Everyone's investigating Google for antitrust violations…except California and Alabama  https://www.businessinsider.com.au/california-and-alabama-arent-part-of-google-antitrust-investigation-2019-9 

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#1yrago America's life-expectancy income-gap widens precipitously  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/09/poor-middle-class-americans-are-much-less-likely-survive-into-their-seventies-than-wealthy-federal-report-says/?noredirect=on#click= class='tco-ellipsis'> 

#1yrago California to force NCAA to pay athletes  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/sports/college-athlete-pay-california.html 

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Yesterday's threads: Podcasting chapter one of Attack Surface; Crad Kilodney documentary; DRM versus human rights; Germany's amazing new competition proposal; 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/104842304202103198 

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Today's top sources: Boing Boing ( https://boingboing.net/ )

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