This day in history

2002, 2007, 2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readSep 20, 2022


#20yrsago Scientology silences critics at Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine

#20yrsago New bill will make analog VCRs and TVs illegal in 2006

#20yrsago Groucho to Warner Bros: Get Bent

#15yrsago My Guardian column on “the information economy”

#15yrsago DRM violates Canadian privacy law

#15yrsago Private doc does “e-visits” by email or webcam

#15yrsago Soviet top-level domain refuses to die*/

#15yrsago London’s panopticon of CCTVs aren’t solving crimes

#10yrsago Fresco “restorer” wants a royalty from the church

#5yrsago America’s execs increasingly believe health insurance industry is worse than useless

#5yrsago Trump’s cutback-crazed health secretary loves billing private jets to the US taxpayer

#5yrsago Quiz: Breitbart headline, or KKK newspaper headline from the 1920s?

#5yrsago 20% of Manchester police systems run Windows XP



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