This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow

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#15yrsago Southern racists adopt “Canadian” as a euphemism for “black” https://memex.craphound.com/2008/01/26/southern-racists-adopt-canadian-as-a-euphemism-for-black/

#15yrsago Bavarian gov’t caught buying malware to intercept Skype calls https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Skype_and_the_Bavarian_trojan_in_the_middle

#10yrsago Berlin activists create CCTV-smashing street game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GCsd2TJKjQ

#5yrsago OK, panic again: patching Spectre and Meltdown has been a disaster https://www.wired.com/story/meltdown-spectre-patching-total-train-wreck/

#5yrsago Your early darknet drug buys are preserved forever in the blockchain, waiting to be connected to your real identity https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.07501.pdf

#5yrsago The Financial Times’s 404 page is an ingenious, hilarious introduction to major concepts in economic theory https://www.ft.com/404notfound

#5yrsago A journalist who was sued by Trump describes Trump’s hilarious incompetence under oath https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-01-25/i-ve-watched-trump-testify-under-oath-it-isn-t-pretty

#5yrsago Canada stripped the TPP of its terrible IP proposals: will the US seek revenge in NAFTA talks? https://www.michaelgeist.ca/2018/01/dont-make-tpp-mistake-canada-needs-maintain-progressive-approach-ip-nafta/

#5yrsago The elite belief in Uberized, Muskized cities is at odds with fundamental, irrefutable facts of geometry https://www.ft.com/content/b0c29ff7-e35e-397d-bea4-a7ca36e0ea15

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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