This day in history

2002, 2012, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago John M. Ford’s 110 Stories about 9–11 http://nielsenhayden.com/110.html

#20yrsago Why researchers tremble before the DMCA https://web.archive.org/web/20020906224325/https://freedom-to-tinker.com/archives/000020.html

#20yrsago Ed Felten, spam-vigilante martyr https://web.archive.org/web/20020821095618/https://freedom-to-tinker.com/archives/000019.html

#10yrsago European Directories sends legal threat to guy who wants to make it easy to stop receiving phone books https://www.24oranges.nl/2012/08/19/phone-book-publisher-tries-to-silence-critic-with-legal-bullying/

#10yrsago Boots keeps selling quack remedies intended for babies, even after they are banned from US import over fears of broken glass https://www.quackometer.net/blog/2012/08/boots-unconcerned-about-nelsons-production-problems.html

#10yrsago Man in a coma is “fit for work,” loses disability benefits https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/2496/

#1yrago Hench: The madcap rage of life under vigilante rule https://pluralistic.net/2021/08/19/failure-cascades/#natalie-zina-walschots

#1yrago Machine learning’s crumbling foundations: Doing ‘data science’ with bad data https://pluralistic.net/2021/08/19/failure-cascades/#dirty-data

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) 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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