This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
1 min readNov 26, 2023

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Tomorrow night (November 27), I’m appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

On Wednesday (November 29), I’m at NYC’s Strand Books with my novel The Lost Cause, a solarpunk tale of hope and danger that Rebecca Solnit called “completely delightful.”

#15yrsago Tony Benn’s War on Terror diaries — an inspirational look at the life of a princpled fighter https://memex.craphound.com/2008/11/26/tony-benns-war-on-terror-diaries-an-inspirational-look-at-the-life-of-a-princpled-fighter/

#15yrsago Passwords suck https://web.archive.org/web/20081220181358/http://www.links.org/?p=425

#10yrsago RIP, Richard “Datamancer” Nagy https://web.archive.org/web/20131129114041/http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,41728.msg879191.html

#5yrsago Malware vector: become an admin on dormant, widely-used open source projects https://github.com/dominictarr/event-stream/issues/116

#5yrsago Babysitter vetting and voice-analysis: Have we reached peak AI snakeoil? https://memex.craphound.com/2018/11/26/babysitter-vetting-and-voice-analysis-have-we-reached-peak-ai-snakeoil/

#5yrsago Chinese AI traffic cam mistook a bus ad for a human and publicly shamed the CEO it depicted for jaywalking https://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/2174564/facial-recognition-catches-chinas-air-con-queen-dong-mingzhu

#5yrsago Using data-science to evaluate whether Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption sweeps were really about consolidating power https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2019/preliminary/paper/hSA5ri6d

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