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Inside: Mexican indigenous telco wins spectrum fight; How apps steal your location; Understanding /r/wallstreetbets; Knowledge is why you build your own apps; and more!

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Join me this afternoon for the launch of the print edition of my 2020 book HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM!

Mexican indigenous telco wins spectrum fight: First Nations treaties do not sign away electromagnetic franchises.

How apps steal your location: A deep dive into the murky depths of surveillance markets.

Understanding /r/wallstreetbets: More than a bull run, a symbiosis of a market maker and market destroyers.

Knowledge is why you build your own apps: Outsourcing software development squanders vital understanding.

#15yrsago Photographer’s bust-card silkscreened on white-balance cards

#15yrsago What the LibreOffice fork means for Oracle’s shabby treatment of Sun’s free software projects

#15yrsago Danny O’Brien’s Open Source con presentation on Evil

#10yrsago William Gibson on Stuxnet

#10yrsago Fair use for poets, demystified

#5yrsago Bill Gates sold rights to the Tiananmen 1989 pictures to a Chinese company

#5yrsago Guess who donated all the money to Black Americans for a Better Future Super PAC? Rich white men.

#5yrsago Anaheim: the happiest surveillance state on earth

#5yrsago Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen wipes out coral reef with his superyacht

#5yrsago Florida mayors write to GOP presidential hopefuls demanding action on climate change

#1yrago “A piece of shit”: Government report on Wells Fargo corruption shows top executives’ direct complicity in millions of acts of fraud

#1yrago A vase ringed with razor-sharp knives

#1yrago “The Art of Computer Designing”: stark, beautiful black-and-white images from 1993

#1yrago RIP, Jason Polan, who tried to draw every single person in New York City

#1yrago What happens when you steadily ramp up the speed at which you listen to podcasts

#1yrago After ransomware took Baltimore hostage, Maryland introduces legislation that bans disclosing the bugs ransomware exploits

#1yrago The “ops lessons we all learn the hard way”

#1yrago Ajit Pai promised that killing net neutrality would spur network investment, but instead Comcast cut spending by 10.5%

#1yrago The Catholic Church broke its promise to publish a list of “credibly accused” abuser priests, so Propublica did it for them

Yesterday's threads: Casino mogul steals First Nation's vaccine; Facebook champions (its own) privacy; Goldman CEO gets $17.5m reward for $4.5b fraud; and more!

My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

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My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:

Now, it's available in paperback!

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 appearances:

* Launch for the print edition of HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, Jan 28,

* Launch for the young adult edition of Edward Snowden's memoir PERMANENT RECORD, Feb 9,

Recent appearances:

* Monocle Reads

* Hedging Bets on the Future (Motherboard Cyber):

* Applying the Pandemic Mindset to Climate Change:

My first picture book is 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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View the resolutions and voting results here:

The resolution titled "The occupied Syrian Golan," which condemns Israel for "repressive measures" against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights, was adopted by a vote of 151 - 2 - 14.

Israel and the U.S. voted 'No'

The resolution titled "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people..." was adopted by a vote of 153 - 6 - 9.

Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the U.S. voted 'No'

The resolution titled "Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan" was adopted by a vote of 153 – 5 – 10.

Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the U.S. voted 'No'

The resolution titled "Applicability of the Geneva Convention... to the
Occupied Palestinian Territory..." was adopted by a vote of 154 - 5 - 8.

Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and the U.S. voted 'No'

It was Ved Vyas who edited the eighteen thousand shlokas of Bhagwat. This book destroys all your sins. It has twelve parts which are like kalpvraksh.

In the first skandh, the importance of Vedvyas

and characters of Pandavas are described by the dialogues between Suutji and Shaunakji. Then there is the story of Parikshit.
Next there is a Brahm Narad dialogue describing the avtaar of Bhagwan. Then the characteristics of Puraan are mentioned.

It also discusses the evolution of universe.( )

Next is the portrayal of Vidur and his dialogue with Maitreyji. Then there is a mention of Creation of universe by Brahma and the preachings of Sankhya by Kapil Muni.

In the next section we find the portrayal of Sati, Dhruv, Pruthu, and the story of ancient King, Bahirshi.
In the next section we find the character of King Priyavrat and his sons, different types of loks in this universe, and description of Narak. ( )

In the sixth part we find the portrayal of Ajaamil ( ), Daksh and the birth of Marudgans( )

In the seventh section we find the story of Prahlad and the description of Varnashram dharma. This section is based on karma vaasna.
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Remember, this money is just fun. If you launched a product (or even attempted a launch) - you did something worth MUCH more than $1,000.


The winners 👇


Lattes For Change - Skip a latte and save a life.

@frantzfries built a platform where you can see how skipping your morning latte could do for the world.

A great product for a great cause.

Congrats Chris on winning $250!


Instaland - Create amazing landing pages for your followers.

A team project! @bpmct and @BaileyPumfleet built a tool for social media influencers to create simple "swipe up" landing pages for followers.

Really impressive for 24 hours. Congrats!


SayHenlo - Chat without distractions

Built by @DaltonEdwards, it's a platform for combatting conversation overload. This product was also coded exclusively from an iPad 😲

Dalton is a beast. I'm so excited he placed in the top 10.


CoderStory - Learn to code from developers across the globe!

Built by @jesswallaceuk, the project is focused on highlighting the experience of developers and people learning to code.

I wish this existed when I learned to code! Congrats on $250!!