This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 11, 2024

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#20yrsago Implicit ideology in video games https://reason.com/2004/04/01/free-play-2/

#20yrsago BBC tries DRM-free distribution https://web.archive.org/web/20040422090025/https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2004/mp3.shtml

#15yrsago Statebook: how UK gov’t spooks see the Internet http://www.statebook.co.uk

#15yrsago Manchester’s streets to be patrolled by CCTV cars that film you picking your nose at the wheel and then send you a fine http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/7994449.stm

#10yrsago Copy Me: a new critical animation series about copying, culture and copyright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62-UT84-fXM

#10yrsago Everything is a Remix vs Patent Trolls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9nXHoprsU

#5yrsago Foxconn’s inconsistent, chaotic behavior in Wisconsin looks awfully grifty https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/10/18296793/foxconn-wisconsin-location-factory-innovation-centers-technology-hub-no-news

#5yrsago Victory! House of Reps passes legislation to restore Net Neutrality https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/victory-house-representatives-passes-net-neutrality-protections

#5yrsago Chicago is demanding that children on bail wear private-sector ankle-cuffs with mics that can record them without their consent https://theappeal.org/chicago-electronic-monitoring-wiretapping-juveniles/

#5yrsago Security keys are “transformative” and “revolutionary” for information security https://mrisher.medium.com/phishing-and-security-keys-b5c8e8e26931

#1yrago Alissa Quart’s ‘Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream’ https://pluralistic.net/2023/04/10/declaration-of-interdependence/#solidarity-forever

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