This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Hilary Rosen debates file-sharing at Oxford https://web.archive.org/web/20021208065047/http://tirian.magd.ox.ac.uk/~nick/UnionDebate/

#15yrsago LOLCat programming language: LOLCode https://blog.notdot.net/2007/6/LOLCodenet-Now-your-LOLCats-can-use-the-CLR

#15yrsago US terrorist watchlist “galloping toward the million mark” https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-23-Watchlist_N.htm

#10yrsago Colbert to Trump: I’ll pay $1M to your favorite charity if you let me put my balls in your mouth https://web.archive.org/web/20121027135746/http://americanlivewire.com/steven-colbert-makes-1-million-dollar-charity-offer-to-trump-to-stick-his-balls-in-his-mouth/

#10yrsago Aviation vulnerability: Scan boarding passes to discover if you’re in for deep screening; print new barcodes if you don’t like what you find https://puckinflight.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/security-flaws-in-the-tsa-pre-check-system-and-the-boarding-pass-check-system/

#5yrsago Epson uses dubious patent claims to nuke ink sellers’ listings from eBay https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/10/epson-using-its-ebay-trusted-status-make-competing-ink-sellers-vanish

#5yrsago Those “heroic rogue GOP senators” just helped Trump shield Equifax and Wells Fargo from lawsuits https://theintercept.com/2017/10/24/after-day-of-feuding-jeff-flake-and-bob-corker-join-trump-to-upend-a-major-consumer-protection/

#5yrsago Simple steps your small organization can take to defend itself against cyberattacks https://www.cs.rice.edu/~dwallach/howto-electronic-adversaries.pdf

#5yrsago Kaspersky’s explanation for possessing secret NSA cyberweapons is a doozy https://theintercept.com/2017/10/25/nsa-workers-software-piracy-may-have-exposed-him-to-russian-spies/

#5yrsago San Francisco may finally get decent internet access, thanks to municipal fiber https://www.wired.com/story/san-francisco-municipal-fiber/

#5yrsago Why electrical engineers should support the right to repair https://spectrum.ieee.org/why-we-must-fight-for-the-right-to-repair-our-electronics

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