This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#15yrsago Radio show about gaming in China: propaganda, paranoia and gold-farming https://web.archive.org/web/20110920201659/http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/searchengine_20071018_3639.mp3

#15yrsago Baseball players’ stats aren’t property https://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=3066565

#15yrsago William Gibson on futurism, terrorism and other isms https://thetyee.ca/Books/2007/10/18/WillGibson/

#10yrsago Coming to America: Six copyright accusations, lose your Internet https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/six-strikes-system-goes-live-this-fall-appeals-to-cost-35/

#10yrsago Researcher claims feasibility of writing lethal wireless pacemaker viruses https://web.archive.org/web/20121019053142/http://www.scmagazine.com.au/News/319508,hacked-terminals-capable-of-causing-pacemaker-mass-murder.aspx

#10yrsago Dutch government gives itself the right to break into your computer and destroy it https://www.bitsoffreedom.nl/2012/10/18/dutch-proposal-to-search-and-destroy-foreign-computers/

#10yrsago Why casual sexism in science matters https://web.archive.org/web/20121021024830/https://scientopia.org/blogs/ethicsandscience/2012/10/17/the-point-of-calling-out-bad-behavior/

#10yrsago Corruption in Arizona National Guard, from “bum-hunts” to sexual harassment https://www.huffpost.com/entry/national-guard-recruiters-hunted-homeless-paintball-guns-arizona_n_1970664

#5yrsago NYPD has no backup for its seized property database, recording millions in annual seizures https://www.courthousenews.com/no-forfeiture-database-backup-millions-line-nypd-admits/

#5yrsago Leaked ICE forfeiture manual instructs agents to seize houses if they contain a phone implicated in crime https://theintercept.com/2017/10/13/ice-hsi-asset-forfeiture-handbook/

#5yrsago Mobile ad technique allows stalkers to follow you around a city for less than $1000 https://adint.cs.washington.edu/ADINT.pdf

#5yrsago Troubles loom for patent trolls who rent sovereign immunity from Native American tribes https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/judge-throws-out-allergan-patent-slams-companys-native-american-deal/

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