This day in history

2004, 2009, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readApr 15, 2024

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#20yrsago EFF guide to Gmail privacy

#20yrsago Stephenson’s money-centric interview on Wired News,1284,63050,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

#15yrsago Somali pirates versus European toxic-waste dumpers

#15yrsago If you lose your Amazon account, your Kindle loses functionality

#15yrsago Secretive US prisons hold “terrorists” including animal rights activists and people who gave to the wrong charity

#5yrsago The #ShellPapers: crowdsourcing analysis of all correspondence between Shell and the Dutch government

#5yrsago Air tanker drops are often useless for fighting wildfires, but politicians order them because they make good TV

#5yrsago America today feels like the last days of the Soviet Union

#5yrsago EFF to Facebook: enforce your rules banning cops from creating sockpuppet accounts and be transparent when you catch cops doing it

#5yrsago Not just Apple: Microsoft has been quietly lobbying to kill Right to Repair bills

#5yrsago Silicon Valley’s techie uprisings reveal growing support for socialism in tech

#5yrsago Investors controlling $3B in Facebook stock demand Zuckerberg’s ouster, and they will lose

#5yrsago Starz abuses the DMCA to remove EFF’s tweet about Starz abusing the DMCA

#5yrsago RIP, science fiction and fantasy Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931–2019

#5yrsago Leaked, “highly classified” French report shows that the slaughter in Yemen depends on US support

#1yrago SVB bailouts for everyone — except affordable housing projects