This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Why CD sales are REALLY in decline https://web.archive.org/web/20020505034821/https://scriban.com/movabletype/2002_04_11.html

#15yrsago French government creates DRM czar https://web.archive.org/web/20070622100002/http://french-law.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=1

#15yrsago Belarusian bloggers free political prisoner https://web.archive.org/web/20070416165213/blogs.tol.org/belarus/2007/04/11/online-activists-help-to-free-political-prisoner-in-belarus/

#10yrsago 15th century Flemish portraits recreated in airplane lavs using toilet tissue, seat-covers and paper towels http://www.ninakatchadourian.com/photography/sa-flemish.php

#10yrsago Tony Blair channels Ronald Reagan, “doesn’t remember” sending dissidents to Libya for torture https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/apr/11/tony-blair-libyan-dissident-rendition

#5yrsago MEP to Commission: World Wide Web Consortium’s DRM is a danger to Europeans https://felixreda.eu/2017/04/open-letter-to-the-european-commission-on-encrypted-media-extensions

#5yrsago Betsy DeVos ends ban on crooked loan-collectors in the student debt biz https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/education-secretary-devos-withdraws-protections-for-student-loan-borrowers/

#5yrsago Facebook use is a predictor of depression https://hbr.org/2017/04/a-new-more-rigorous-study-confirms-the-more-you-use-facebook-the-worse-you-feel

#5yrsago Cyber-arms dealers offer to sell surveillance weapons to undercover Al Jazeera reporters posing as reps of South Sudan and Iran https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/4/10/exclusive-spyware-firms-in-breach-of-global-sanctions

#5yrsago Neo-fascist presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says France was not complicit in rounding up Jews https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/world/europe/france-marine-le-pen-jews-national-front.html

#5yrsago Kentucky coal museum installs solar panels because conventional energy is too expensive https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/04/kentucky-coal-museum-is-installing-solar-panels-on-its-roof/

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