This day in history
Tonight (June 8) at 8PM, I’m at Otherland Books in Berlin with my novel Red Team Blues.
#20yrsago Encrypted AIM https://web.archive.org/web/20030801072150/http://enterprise.aim.com/products/aim/personalcerts/
#15yrsago Virgin Media UK working with record industry to spy on and threaten downloaders https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/virgin-warns-illegal-downloaders-stop-or-face-prosecution-842086.html
#15yrsago Broadcasters fight hard against public use of blank spectrum https://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2008/06/if-white-spaces-fail-we-dont-have-that-many-chances-left/
#10yrsago PRISM and denials, what’s going on? https://www.engadget.com/2013-06-07-new-york-time-report-may-fill-the-gap-between-prism-leaks-and-co.html
#10yrsago Another Top Secret leak: Obama’s cyber-war hit-list https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas
#5yrsago The BBC warns that new EU copyright rule will break the internet https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44412025
#5yrsago Anti-piracy group’s study reveals that pirates are mostly people who couldn’t afford, find, or use a commercial version https://torrentfreak.com/pirates-are-valuable-customers-not-the-enemy-180606/
#1yrago Powered wheelchairs and Right to Repair https://pluralistic.net/2022/06/08/chair-ish/#r2r
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 Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. 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 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).