This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
3 min readOct 4, 2022


#20yrsago Neil Gaiman kicks McFarlane’s ass in court

#20yrsago Homeless Guy blog

#15yrsago Great firewall of China blocks RSS

#15yrsago CmdrTaco on 10 years of Slashdot

#15yrsago HMG orders Heathrow to fix its security queues

#10yrsago Maine GOP attack-flier condemns Democratic candidate for playing an orc rogue in online game

#10yrsago UN’s copyright agency won’t let the Pirate Party in

#10yrsago Sailor Twain: don’t fall in love with the mermaid of the Hudson valley

#5yrsago After massive breach Equifax gets $7.25m no-bid IRS contract to “prevent fraud”

#5yrsago Analysis of 22 million FCC comments show that humans love Net Neutrality and bots really, really hate it

#5yrsago Disgraced Equifax CEO blames 145.5 million-record breach on a single forgetful flunky

#5yrsago Hackers hack hackers to steal their hacking tools and deflect blame



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