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. 11, 2020 3 min read + Your Authors

Today's Twitter threads (a thread).

Inside: Save video game history; Life as a precriminal; Qanon is basically the Protocols of the Elders of Zion; EFF vs filternet; America's pandemic spiral; Alexa for landlords; and more!

Archived at:  https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/11/protocols-of-qanon/ 

#Pluralistic

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My first-ever Kickstarter is on! Pre-order the audiobook and/or ebook of Attack Surface, the third Little Brother book, and help me redefine the way publishers, writers and readers deal with Big Tech monopolies!

 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/doctorow/attack-surface-audiobook-for-the-third-little-brother-book 

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Save video game history: The MADE needs help to mothball for two years.



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Life as a precriminal: 1,000 people in Pasco County, Florida are harassed day and night as part of a predictive policing tool.



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Qanon is basically the Protocols of the Elders of Zion: It's a recycling program for nutjob racists.



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EFF vs filternet: Comments to the EU on Article 17.



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America's pandemic spiral: 9 awful things. How many do you recognize?



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Security Engineering, 3d edition: Anderson's revenge!



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Alexa for landlords: Unauthorized Bread was not a pitch-deck.



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#5yrsago Data is a liability, not an asset  https://www.richie.fi/blog/data-is-a-liability.html 

#1yrago Majority of period-tracking app share incredibly sensitive data with Facebook and bottom-feeding analytics companies  https://web.archive.org/web/20190909221027/https://www.privacyinternational.org/long-read/3196/no-bodys-business-mine-how-menstruation-apps-are-sharing-your-data 

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#1yrago A symphony orchestra in masks and helmets perform for Hong Kong's protesters  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUIDL4SB60g 

#1yrago The EU's top trustbuster gets a surprise re-appointment  https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/10/eu-reappoints-top-antitrust-cop-who-led-crackdown-on-tech-giants/ 

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Yesterday's threads: 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!



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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/104847199622604942 

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Today's top sources: Kottke ( https://kottke.org/ ), Memex 1.1 ( https://memex.naughtons.org/ ), Four Short Links ( https://www.oreilly.com/feed/four-short-links ), Naked Capitalism ( https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ ), Schneier ( https://www.schneier.com ).

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