This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
3 min readApr 3, 2024


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#15yrsago Why URL shorteners suck

#15yrsago Heinlein’s house for sale

#15yrsago Game industry exec celebrates 60+ hour work-weeks

#15yrsago Nine year old’s survey project excluded from school because he learned some people don’t think of themselves as male or female

#10yrsago Britain is turning into a country that can’t tell its terrorists from its journalists

#10yrsago Stop-and-frisk as the most visible element of deep, violent official American racism

#10yrsago David “Debt” Graeber evicted, implicates NYPD intelligence, claims revenge-harassment for OWS participation

#10yrsago Open net gets a huge boost in the EU: net neutrality and no roaming fees

#10yrsago Cats of Tanglewood Forest: illustrated modern folktale from Charles de Lint and Charles Vess

#10yrsago House Science Committee: a parliament of Creationists, Climate Deniers (and dunces)

#10yrsago Big Data has big problems

#5yrsago 540 million Facebook users’ data exposed by third party developers

#5yrsago Elizabeth Warren proposes holding execs criminally liable for scams and data breaches

#5yrsago How EFF’s Eva Galperin plans to destroy the stalkerware industry

#5yrsago After years of insisting that DRM in HTML wouldn’t block open source implementations, Google says it won’t support open source implementations

#5yrsago After months of insisting that #Article13 doesn’t require filters, top EU Commissioner says “Article 13 requires filters”

#5yrsago Notices at Intel press event seem to say attending photographers must assign copyright to all pictures and videos to the company?

#5yrsago Patagonia tells banks and oil companies that they can no longer buy co-branded vests

#1yrago The problem with economic models