This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 14, 2024

On June 21, I’m doing an online reading for the Locus Awards at 16hPT. On June 22, I’m keynoting the Locus Awards in Oakland, CA. On July 14, I’m giving the closing keynote for the fifteenth Hackers On Planet Earth, in Queens, NY.

#15yrsago Soviet-era punks https://englishrussia.com/2009/06/11/soviet-punks/

#15yrsago Junk science and cocaine scares https://www.badscience.net/2009/06/this-is-my-column-this-is-my-column-on-drugs-any-questions/

#10yrsago The Return of Zita the Space Girl https://memex.craphound.com/2014/06/13/the-return-of-zita-the-space-girl/

#10yrsago Bot alerts you every time the Supreme Court silently alters its rulings https://web.archive.org/web/20140613031445/http://gigaom.com/2014/06/12/clever-piece-of-code-exposes-hidden-changes-to-supreme-court-opinions/

#10yrsago Academic publisher tried to stop publication of paper on price-gouging in academic publishing https://www.techdirt.com/2014/06/12/academic-publisher-fights-publication-paper-criticizing-publishers-price-increases-profits/

#10yrsago How Hayek bred a race of elite monsters https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/06/bill-black-hayek-helped-worst-get-top-economics-ceos.html

#10yrsago Snowdenbot performs tele-diagnosis and offers aid to reporter who had first epileptic seizure https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/he-is-not-alone-4821781.html

#10yrsago Apple adds privacy-protecting MAC spoofing (when Aaron Swartz did it, it was evidence of criminality) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/06/umbrella-hurricane-apple-limits-mobile-device-location-tracking

#5yrsago Couture fashion company Vetements is selling an unauthorized €800 Pirate Bay hoodie https://torrentfreak.com/red-hot-vetements-fashion-brand-is-selling-a-845-pirate-bay-hoodie/

#5yrsago In Alabama, it’s traditional for sheriffs who lose their elections to steal and waste money, destroy public property https://www.propublica.org/article/alabama-sheriffs-undermine-successors-after-losing-reelection

#5yrsago After American juvenile offenders are released, they can be re-imprisoned for failing to make restitution payments https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/06/11/punishing-kids-with-years-of-debt

#5yrsago Majority of American millionaires support a wealth tax on American millionaires https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/12/even-1-know-they-arent-paying-their-fair-share-new-poll-shows-60-millionaires

#5yrsago Facebook execs are worried that Zuck’s emails show he never took his FTC privacy obligations seriously https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-worries-emails-could-show-zuckerberg-knew-of-questionable-privacy-practices-11560353829

#5yrsago Hong Kong’s #612strike protest movement: a million strong, leaderless, wireless and smart as hell https://memex.craphound.com/2019/06/13/hong-kongs-612strike-protest-movement-a-million-strong-leaderless-wireless-and-smart-as-hell/

#1yrago Saving the news from Big Tech with end-to-end social media https://pluralistic.net/2023/06/13/certified-organic-reach/#e2e

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