This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 18, 2024

On June 20, I’ll be live onstage in Los Angeles for a recording of the Go Fact Yourself podcast. On June 21, I’m doing an online reading for the Locus Awards at 16hPT. On 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 Why Microsoft should get out of DRM

#20yrsago Fark posts 1,000,000th link, Web surrenders

#15yrsago Vancouver cops affirm your right to take pictures

#15yrsago UK cop: ‘War on terror means no pictures of police vans in disabled parking spots’

#15yrsago British cops stop and hassle thousands to “balance racial statistics”

#15yrsago Mind Over Ship: David Marusek’s hyperfuturistic, hyperimaginative soap-opera

#15yrsago Bozeman, Montana requires job applicants to hand over all social network logins and passwords for background checks

#15yrsago Canadian cops want to wiretap the net

#10yrsago Copyright trolls cut and run at suggestion that they’re a front for disgraced firm Guardaley

#10yrsago London police’s secret “domestic extremist” list includes people who sketch protests

#10yrsago Riot control drone that fires paintballs, pepper-spray and rubber bullets at protesters

#10yrsago Seattle paid $17.5K to “manage” online rep of public utility CEO

#10yrsago Oligopolistic America: anti-competitive, unequal, and deliberate

#5yrsago Structural Separation: antitrust’s tried-and-true weapon for monopolists who bottleneck markets

#5yrsago Fox News poll has Trump losing to Sanders, Biden, Warren, Harris, or Buttigieg

#5yrsago Traverse City, MI braves the wrath of telcoms lobbyists, pushes ahead with municipal fiber network

#5yrsago After Hong Kong’s leaders delay plan to render dissidents to mainland China, 2,000,000 Hong Kongers march and demand resignations

#5yrsago The UK government gave away cheap money for property purchase deposits, which the wealthy abused, driving up property prices and leaving UK taxpayers exposed

#1yrago Pizzaburgers