Newsletter #130: A Tribunal Against Big Tech’s Collaboration with ICE

Hello Recompilers,

Issue #11 of the Recompiler is out! This issue highlights how technology is used in and has an impact on our relationships, dating, and family experiences. It includes contributions by Thursday Bram, Jackie Kazil, Courtney Milan, Amelia Abreu, Morgen Bromwell, and Lilly Ryan.


The magazine Model View Culture has announced a #NoTechForICE war crimes and human rights abuse tribunal. They are calling on people to help expose and document the abuses by four of the more culpable leaders in tech.

Recompiler guest editor Stephanie Morillo has put together The Developer’s Guide to Content Creation.
This book offers devs strategies for consistently providing technical content.

Bug Report! is a zine that focuses on the experiences of tech workers in a deeply broken industry. The latest issue, #3, is themed around what’s wrong with on call labor, and it’s available for free.


The Missing Crypto Queen
This eight-part podcast from the BBC is about a massive cryptocurrency scam, but it’s also about the way that global communication and the difficulty of explaining technologies is used to cause harm.

Conference Talk of the Week:

This talk is part of our “Favorite Talks” YouTube Playlist. Check it out and subscribe! 

Imagine This: A Web Without Servers

Tara Vancil talks at JSConf EU 2018 about what the internet would be like if it were purely peer-to-peer without servers at all.


MetaFilter is hiring a part-time moderator.

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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

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