This day in history

2001, 2011, 2016, 2020.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 19, 2021


#20yrsago AP threatens copyright suit over one-sentence quotation;sid=2001/8/17/202249/240

#20yrsago The joys of dumpster diving

#10yrsago Google’s Nym Wars must end

#10yrsago G+’s Real Names clusterfuck

#5yrsago Candid Republican operators admit that voter ID laws are about disenfranchisement

#5yrsago US Army committed $6.5 trillion in accounting fraud in one year

#1yrago Boeing fixes the 737 Max problem (by renaming the jet)

#1yrago College Covid app is a security dumpster-fire

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; and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias.



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