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: Sep. 11, 2020 3 min read + Your Authors

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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!

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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! 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


#5yrsago Data is a liability, not an asset 

#1yrago Majority of period-tracking app share incredibly sensitive data with Facebook and bottom-feeding analytics companies 


#1yrago A symphony orchestra in masks and helmets perform for Hong Kong's protesters 

#1yrago The EU's top trustbuster gets a surprise re-appointment 


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!


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: 


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. 


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." 


Upcoming talks:

* Keynote for Law Via the Internet conference, Sept 22, 

* Writing into an Uncertain Future, Afterwords Festival, Oct 1, 


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. 


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