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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. 13, 2020 2 min read + Your Authors

Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: How the Attack Surface audiobook can reform Audible; How to buy doubt; Mr Gotcha v covid; and more!

Archived at:  https://pluralistic.net/2020/09/13/theory-of-change/ 

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How the Attack Surface audiobook can reform Audible: Pebbles R Us.



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How to buy doubt: The Koch brothers vs reality's left-wing bias.



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Mr Gotcha v covid: We should improve public health somewhat.



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#15yrsago Chinese cosmetics firm harvesting executed prisoner skins  https://www.theguardian.com/science/2005/sep/13/medicineandhealth.china 

#10yrsago HDCP master-key leaks, possible to make unrestricted Blu-Ray recorders  https://www.engadget.com/2010-09-14-hdcp-master-key-supposedly-released-unlocks-hdtv-copy-protect.html 

#5yrsago Brewster Kahle for Librarian of Congress!  https://slate.com/technology/2015/09/brewster-kahle-creator-of-the-internet-archive-should-be-the-next-librarian-of-congress.html 

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#5yrsago Empty Epson "professional" inkjet cartridges are still 20% full  https://petapixel.com/2015/09/11/this-is-how-much-ink-the-epson-9900-printer-wastes/ 

#5yrsago Chest-height puking toilet in a nightclub bathroom  https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/3kq88k/in_a_local_club_they_have_this_awesome_toilet_for/ 

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#1yrago Penetration testers jailed after they broke into a courthouse to test its physical security  https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/check-the-scope-pen-testers-nabbed-jailed-in-iowa-courthouse-break-in-attempt/ 

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Yesterday's threads: Bill Gates's monopolistic mask-off moment; 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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You can also follow these posts as a daily blog at  http://pluralistic.net : no ads, trackers, or data-collection!

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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/104858826693151744 

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Today's top sources: Naked Capitalism ( https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ ), Seanan McGuire ( https://seananmcguire.tumblr.com ).

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