This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 11, 2024

On June 20, 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 Student challenges prof, wins right to post source code he wrote for course

#15yrsago France’s three-strikes copyright rule is unconstitutional and hence dead

#15yrsago The Brain that Changes Itself: hopeful book on the science of neuroplasticity

#10yrsago National anti-censorship orgs protest cancellation of Little Brother summer reading program

#10yrsago Piketty’s inherited-wealth dystopia: private capital millionaires multiply

#10yrsago How Heinlein went from socialist to right-wing libertarian

#10yrsago Whistleblower org says it will go to jail rather than turning over its keys

#10yrsago Texas school bans sunscreen because a child might drink it

#10yrsago Small town sheriff buys tank: “the United States of America has become a war zone”

#5yrsago A grandmother is suing the TSA for strip searching her to get a look at her panty liner, on Mother’s Day

#5yrsago A trove of leaks show that Brazil’s “anti-corruption” task force was secretly trying to oust Lula and install a far-right strongman

#5yrsago Americans are too poor to survive whether or not they’re working

#5yrsago Competition can fix Big Tech, but only if we don’t make “bigness” a legal requirement

#5yrsago Weekend SIM-swapping blitz targets US cryptocurrency holders

#5yrsago The NRA begs gun nuts for donations, spends lavishly on its board of directors and execs

#5yrsago On Grenfell’s second anniversary, 60,000 Britons are still living in firetraps clad in the same deadly, decorative materials

#1yrago Links, dumped