This day in history

2003, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago New CE lobby begs to voluntarily screw customers https://web.archive.org/web/20030413214359/http://alliancefordigitalprogress.org/ADP/content/?p=WhentheTechIndustryandHollywoodCooperate

#10yrsago How the NY Daily News covered Stonewall https://www.yak.net/ian/stonewall.html

#5yrsago Trump slaps 30% tariff on imported solar-cells https://www.axios.com/2018/01/22/trump-issues-tariffs-on-imported-solar-panels-1516657913

#5yrsago Governor of Montana signs executive order banning state from doing business with non-neutral ISPs https://www.techdirt.com/2018/01/23/montana-says-it-wont-do-business-with-net-neutrality-violating-isps/

#5yrsago South Korea, gripped by suicide epidemic, criminalizes suicide-pacts https://web.archive.org/web/20180123121136/https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/south-korea-to-criminalise-suicide-pacts-9887660

#5yrsago Today’s scares over smartphones are largely indistinguishable from yesterday’s technology-driven moral panics https://www.wired.com/story/demonized-smartphones-are-just-our-latest-technological-scapegoat/

#5yrsago App to record sexual consent in the blockchain will be used to discredit sexual assault survivors https://abovethelaw.com/2018/01/blockchain-sex-contracts-will-be-weaponized-against-women/?rf=1

#5yrsago The inexperienced man-child frat-rat that Trump made deputy drug czar got fired from his only real job for not showing up https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/trumps-24-year-old-drug-policy-appointee-was-let-go-at-law-firm-after-he-just-didnt-show/2018/01/20/a7de7c28-fd43-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html

#5yrsago NHS okays hospitals and doctors storing patient data on public cloud servers https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-computing-now-hospitals-can-keep-confidential-patient-records-in-the-public-cloud

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 Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. 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 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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