This day in history

2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readSep 8, 2022


#10yrsago Tim Berners-Lee blasts UK government’s Internet spying plan

#10yrsago Copyfraud: making the case for actual copyright enforcement

#5yrsago Superstorms are tearing up America’s crumbling, neglected infrastructure

#5yrsago Four years later, we learn why Jamie Dimon’s JP Morgan Chase settled US fraud allegations for $13B

#5yrsago Florida Sheriff warns storm victims to expect warrant checks at hurricane shelters

#5yrsago A pacifist minister reflects on the antifa who protected protesters from Charlottesville’s armed Nazis

#5yrsago Voice assistants can be hacked by commanding them with inaudible ultrasonic speech

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).



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