This day in history

2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readJun 11, 2022


#15yrsago Snitchtown

#15yrsago Ken MacLeod’s “Execution Channel” — chilling blogothriller

#10yrsago Students assigned to cheat on exam use doctored Little Brother cover and many other clever methods

#10yrsago On receiving an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University

#10yrsago G4S: the scandal-embroiled “private security” behemoth that will provide 10,000 “security contractors” to London 2012

#10yrsago FTC sets sights on scammy “crammers” who bill your phone a fortune for services you don’t need, want, or use

#5yrsago Arduino’s “arm’s-length” foundation is being run by CEO who lied about his degrees from MIT and NYU

#5yrsago The Tories’ failed £1.2m social smear ads reveal callouses on our attention’s tender spots

#1yrago Privacy Without Monopoly, EU edition: The GDPR forbids competition in human rights abuses

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 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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (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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