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How to save the new from Big Tech: Four prescriptions from EFF.

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* On Background: Crypto Skeptic Proven Right | Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

* The Cold Calculations (h/t Arnon Clark)

* #GreenNewDeal Simulator… (h/t Davie Callahan)

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#10yrsago Top UK government officials tamper with inquest into Brit assassinated by Russian spies in London, suppress evidence…

#10yrsago #AssociatedPress quietly nukes its absurd #DRM-for-news system…

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#10yrsago Black Code: how spies, cops and crims are making cyberspace unfit for human habitation…

#10yrsago India’s OMICS Publishing Group threatens scholarly critic with $1 billion lawsuit, jail time…

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#5yrsago People don’t care about “#NetNeutrality”: they care about “internet freedom” which is the same as “freedom”…

#5yrsago After his viral racist rant, #AaronSchlossberg’s law office lost its lease…

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#5yrsago Serial racist: for years, New Yorkers have been videoing their encounters with ranting racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg…

#5yrsago War criminal #HenryKissinger: “#AI is the end of the Enlightenment”…

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#5yrsago Congress wants to extend the #copyright on some sound recordings to 144 years…

#1yrago A(nother) way in which #Facebook is the 21st Century's tobacco industry…

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Yesterday's threads: The IRS will do your taxes for you (if that's what you prefer); and more!

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My latest novel is Red Team Blues, available wherever books are sold!

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My latest nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with @rgibli), nonfiction about monopoly and fairness in creative labor markets.

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, @BeaconPressBks et al) 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."

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Upcoming appearances (cont'd):

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* @republica keynote, 6/7 (#Berlin)…

* Otherland event for Red Team Blues, 6/8 (#Berlin)…

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Recent appearances:

* Shakedowns, Shell Games & Silicon Valley Shenanigans @MMTpodcast…

* Chokepoint Capitalism's Arts Stranglehold @USNewsBeat…

* Enshittification 2: How Big Tech curdled @onthemedia…

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