This day in history

2001, 2011, 2016, 2020.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Berkeley Breathed comes out of retirement for Onion interview https://web.archive.org/web/20011201062719/http://www.theonionavclub.com/avclub3728/avfeature_3728.html

#20yrsago Human tiger files down teeth, tattoos strips, seeks fur implants https://web.archive.org/web/20011003225705/http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_365440.html?menu=news.latestheadlines

#10yrsago Empirical manners: towards a science of harmonious norms http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/08/rewilding-etiquette.html

#10yrsago WDW restores original Tiki Room https://passport2dreams.blogspot.com/2011/08/every-cloud-has-silver-lining.html

#5yrsago Private prison contractor’s $1B no-bid deal to run immigration jails guarantees 100% occupancy payouts https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/inside-the-administrations-1-billion-deal-to-detain-central-american-asylum-seekers/2016/08/14/e47f1960-5819-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

#5yrsago Even the woo industry thinks Gwyneth Paltrow’s “smoothie dust” ads are too much https://consumerist.com/2016/08/09/ad-and-supplement-self-regulation-groups-have-issues-with-gwyneth-paltrows-smoothie-dusts/

#5yrsago After New Zealand spooks misidentified pro-democracy activist, NSA spied on him for them https://theintercept.com/2016/08/14/nsa-gcsb-prism-surveillance-fullman-fiji/

#1yrago The Big Tech firms are dividing the world between them https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-big-tech-firms-are-dividing-the-world-between-them

#1yrago AI, 1A and Citizens United https://pluralistic.net/2020/08/15/wish-youd-share/#clearview-1a

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; and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias.

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