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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!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/11/protocols-of-qanon/ …
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!
#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 …
#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/ …
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."
* 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 …
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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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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