This day in history

2011, 2016, 2020.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readOct 7, 2021


#10yrsago Tempo: transformative, difficult look at advanced decision-making theory

#5yrsago Yahoo didn’t install an NSA email scanner, it was a “buggy” NSA “rootkit”

#1yrago Congress’s Big Tech trustbusting smackdown

#1yrago Hackers can remotely lock IoT cock-cages

Cory Doctorow ( 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 How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism. 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 The Shakedown (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power; 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).