This day in history

2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow

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#10yrsago Copyright versus human rights https://www.techdirt.com/2012/10/26/no-copyright-is-not-human-right/

#5yrsago A new, virulent ransomware epidemic is fuelled by yet another leaked NSA cyberweapon https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/bad-rabbit-used-nsa-eternalromance-exploit-to-spread-researchers-say/

#5yrsago A socialist candidate for Minneapolis city council has broken all fundraising records through individual $25 donations https://theintercept.com/2017/10/26/minneapolis-city-council-socialist-ginger-jentzen/

#5yrsago Six months before the breach, a researcher warned Equifax that all its data was unprotected https://www.vice.com/en/article/ne3bv7/equifax-breach-social-security-numbers-researcher-warning

#5yrsago A common satellite comms package for ships and oil rigs has a backdoor that won’t be patched https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/backdoor-account-found-in-popular-ship-satellite-communications-system/

#5yrsago 200 Trump inauguration protesters face 70 years in prison each over 6 broken windows https://theintercept.com/2017/10/25/trump-inauguration-protest-j20-trial/

#5yrsago Trump Cabinet Secretary’s hometown, 2-person company wins $300m power-rebuilding contract in Puerto Rico https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/small-montana-firm-lands-puerto-ricos-biggest-contract-to-get-the-power-back-on/2017/10/23/31cccc3e-b4d6-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html

#1yrago Maxing out our global credit-card with authoritarian debt: Or, why countries are spending more on “border security” than the climate emergency https://pluralistic.net/2021/10/26/inequality-and-guard-labor/#just-watch-me

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and blogger. He has a podcast, a newsletter, a Twitter feed, a Mastodon feed, and a Tumblr feed. He was born in Canada, became a British citizen and now lives in Burbank, California. His latest nonfiction book is Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. His latest novel for adults is Attack Surface. His latest short story collection is Radicalized. His latest picture book is Poesy the Monster Slayer. His latest YA novel is Pirate Cinema. His latest graphic novel is In Real Life. His forthcoming books include Red Team Blues, a noir thriller about cryptocurrency, corruption and money-laundering (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).

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