This day in history

2003, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 17, 2023

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This Saturday (November 18), I’ll be in Concord, NH at Gibson’s Books, presenting my new novel The Lost Cause, a preapocalyptic tale of hope in the climate emergency.

#20yrsago Send back your MP3s https://web.archive.org/web/20031015045308/https://sendthemback.org/

#5yrsago Thousands of sleep apnea sufferers rely on a lone Australian CPAP hacker to stay healthy https://www.vice.com/en/article/xwjd4w/im-possibly-alive-because-it-exists-why-sleep-apnea-patients-rely-on-a-cpap-machine-hacker

#5yrsago Our homes are designed for stuff, making them unsuitable for people https://archive.curbed.com/2018/11/14/18093134/home-movie-theaters-game-rooms-mcmansion-hell-wagner

#5yrsago Terror as disappearances follow Chinese student communists’ solidarity with striking workers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/13/asia/china-student-marxist-missing-intl/index.html?no-st=1542369901

#5yrsago The Lie Behind the Lie Detector: how to beat the pseudoscientific polygraph https://antipolygraph.org/pubs.shtml

#5yrsago A leaky database of SMS messages is a reminder that SMS is really, really insecure https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/millions-sms-text-messages-leaked-two-factor-codes/

#5yrsago For $20, you can make a DIY Stingray in minutes, using parts from Amazon https://www.vice.com/en/article/gy7qm9/how-i-made-imsi-catcher-cheap-amazon-github

#5yrsago EU antitrust enforcers investigate Amazon’s predatory private-label products https://web.archive.org/web/20190827094930/https://thecapitolforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Amazon-2018.11.05.pdf

#5yrsago UN poverty envoy calls UK poverty a “political choice” that inflicted “great misery” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/16/uk-austerity-has-inflicted-great-misery-on-citizens-un-says

#5yrsago Bernie Sanders introduces the Stop Walmart Act: no stock buybacks without a $15 minimum wage https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/business/bernie-sanders-walmart-minimum-wage/index.html

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