This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020.

Cory Doctorow

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#15yrsago This Week in Law, a new podcast https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law/episodes/1

#10yrsago NewsCorp shareholders revolt against Murdoch family https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/a-very-difficult-family-moment-shareholders-turn-on-james-and-lachlan-murdoch/

#10yrsago The Homeland Directive: taut technothriller for the paranoid era https://memex.craphound.com/2011/10/25/the-homeland-directive-taut-technothriller-for-the-paranoid-era/

#5yrsago Lawsuit: mayor’s social media blocklists are public records https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161015/11151335804/pinac-director-sues-miami-beach-mayor-over-refusal-to-release-social-media-blocklists.shtml

#5yrsago EFF asks court to let American sue Ethiopia for hacking his computer and rounding up his friends https://www.eff.org/press/releases/american-illegally-wiretapped-home-ethiopian-government-deserves-his-day-court-eff

#5yrsago When Californians vote on legal weed, they’ll also vote on wiping millions of arrest records https://www.vice.com/en/article/3dajwn/california-to-vote-on-wiping-old-weed-arrests

#5yrsago Al Franken and FCC commissioner Clyburn want limits on forced arbitration https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/10/mandatory-arbitration-restricts-rights-of-isp-customers-says-fcc-democrat/

#5yrsago Mercedes’ weird “Trolley Problem” announcement continues dumb debate about self-driving cars https://memex.craphound.com/2016/10/25/mercedes-weird-trolley-problem-announcement-continues-dumb-debate-about-self-driving-cars/

#5yrsago RIP science fiction great Sheri Tepper https://locusmag.com/2016/10/sheri-s-tepper-1929-2016/

#1yrago Facebook threatens ad-transparency group https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/25/musical-chairs/#son-of-power-ventures

#1yrago The madness of elite varsity sports (HOAX!) https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/25/musical-chairs/#varsity-reds

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) 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).

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