This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 14, 2024

Thursday (June 20), I’ll be live onstage in Los Angeles for a recording of the Go Fact Yourself podcast. Friday (June 21), I’m doing an online reading for the Locus Awards at 16hPT. Saturday (June 22), I’m keynoting the Locus Awards in Oakland, CA. On July 14, I’m giving the closing keynote for the fifteenth Hackers On Planet Earth, in Queens, NY.

#20yrsago Canadian copyfight hots up: Liberal MPs on the take from copyright industries?

#15yrsago Digital TV’s history in America: the DTV transition nearly cost the USA its technological freedom

#15yrsago Hundreds of top British cops defrauded the public for millions in phony expense racket

#15yrsago $134.5 BILLION worth of US bonds seized from smugglers at Swiss border

#10yrsago Atheism remains least-trusted characteristic in American politics

#10yrsago Canadian Supreme Court’s landmark privacy ruling

#10yrsago Court finds full-book scanning is fair use

#10yrsago Not selling out: Teens live in commercial online spaces because that’s their only option

#5yrsago Porno copyright troll sentenced to 14 years: “a wrecking ball to trust in the administration of justice”

#5yrsago Ukrainian oligarchs accused of laundering $470b, buying up much of Cleveland

#5yrsago Empirical review of privacy policies reveals that they are “incomprehensible” drivel

#5yrsago Beyond lockpicking: learn about the class-breaks for doors, locks, hinges and other physical security measures

#5yrsago Hong Kong’s #612strike uprising is alive to surveillance threats, but its countermeasures are woefully inadequate

#5yrago Reverse mortgages: subprime’s “stealth aftershock” that is costing elderly African-Americans their family homes

#5yrsago Maine’s new ISP privacy law has both California and New York beat

#1yrago How Amazon transformed the EU into a planned economy