This day in history

2008, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJan 24


#15yrsago God Save Stan Lee tee

#15yrsago FBI whistleblower tells librarians about discriminatory practices and bad procedure at the Bureau

#10yrsago Tim Wu: “Escape From Tomorrow” doesn’t violate Disney’s copyright

#5yrsago EU fines Qualcomm over $1 billion for anti-competitive iPhone deal

#5yrsago The NSA’s new “core values” statement no longer includes “honor,” “honesty” or “openness”

#5yrsago For 100 minutes, more than a million tuned into Sanders’ Medicare for All town hall

#5yrsago California’s lax usury laws means out-of-state loan sharks are charging desperate Californians 183% APRs

#5yrsago Florida state cop says he can’t remember why he bought mobile stalking app

#5yrsago Congressional Budget Office will (eventually) investigate the millions of fraudulent anti-Net Neutrality comments sent to the FCC

#5yrsago TWANG! A one-dimensional dungeon-crawler that uses a springy doorstop as a controller

#5yrsago Despite the FCC, more than 750 predominantly conservative US communities have built their own publicly owned ISPs

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 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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