This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
1 min readFeb 6, 2024

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#20yrsago Virus writers profiled https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/08/magazine/the-virus-underground.html

#20yrsago Open WiFi ethics https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/08/magazine/the-way-we-live-now-2-8-04-the-ethicist-wi-fi-fairness.html

#15yrsago Neil Gaiman on the humble button https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o

#10yrsago Verizon support rep admits anti-Netflix throttling https://web.archive.org/web/20140205145403/https://davesblog.com/blog/2014/02/05/verizon-using-recent-net-neutrality-victory-to-wage-war-against-netflix/

#10yrsago Seattle cop fired for harassing photographer https://www.thestranger.com/blogs/2014/02/03/18816445/sheriff-fires-cop-who-threatened-to-arrest-me-for-taking-photos-of-cops

#10yrsago Parents of Buddhist student sue “Bible Belt” Louisiana school over forced prayer, religious discrimination https://action.aclu.org/petition/end_discrimination_negreet_high

#5yrsago Juul’s strategy for success: target children, steadily ramp up nicotine levels https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/28/6/623

#5yrsago Swedes are entitled to six months’ leave to start a business, look after a sick relative, or study https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20190206-swedens-surprising-rule-for-time-off

#5yrsago Leak reveals that hundreds of bounty hunters have had access to super-fine-grained mobile location data for years https://www.vice.com/en/article/43z3dn/hundreds-bounty-hunters-att-tmobile-sprint-customer-location-data-years

#1yrago The Collective Intelligence Institute https://pluralistic.net/2023/02/07/full-stack-luddites/#subsidiarity

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