This day in history
#10yrsago RIP, Erik “Possum Man” Stewart https://memex.craphound.com/2012/06/05/rip-erik-possum-man-stewart/
#10yrsago Austerity Jubilee: unemployed workers tricked into being Jubilee stewards, denied toilets, left to camp in the rain https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/jun/04/jubilee-pageant-unemployed
#10yrsago Scalzi’s Redshirts: existentialist comedy space opera https://memex.craphound.com/2012/06/05/scalzis-redshirts-existentialist-comedy-space-opera/
#5yrsago Oculus Founder/alt-right troll Palmer Luckey teaming up with Peter Thiel to build surveillance techhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/business/oculus-palmer-luckey-new-start-up.html
#5yrsago Leaked NSA docs: Russian military hacked US voting software company, spearphished 122 election officials https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05/top-secret-nsa-report-details-russian-hacking-effort-days-before-2016-election/
#1yrago Recommendation engines and “lean-back” media: The failure of “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” and linear programming https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/05/lean-back/#lean-forward
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 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).