This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2021.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMay 19, 2022


#20yrsago The annotated ETCON

#15yrsago Fair(y) Use Tale: AMAZING video cuts up Disney to explain copyright

#15yrsago How the right to attach can keep spectrum free

#10yrsago TSA frisks actual (but likely harmless) mass murdering serial bomber

#10yrsago Swedish telcoms giant Teliasonera complicit in mass surveillance in the world’s worst dictatorships

#5yrsago Feds admit they used secret anti-terror mass surveillance tool to catch an undocumented waiter

#5yrsago An IoT botnet is trying to nuke Wcry’s killswitch

#5yrsago Disney’s Hall of Presidents show reportedly rolled back so Trumpbot won’t get a speaking role

#1yrago Dead, broke: What it’s like to inherit nothing but debt

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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