This day in history

2006, 2011, 2016, 2020

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 9, 2021


#15yrsago HOWTO photoshop a house into a haunted mansion

#15yrsago Canadian librarians decry “Captain Copyright”

#10yrsago Canadian scholars & public interest groups oppose Canada’s Internet spying law

#10yrsago Lev Grossman’s The Magician King

#5yrsago Return of Dieselgate: 3 more hidden programs found in VW Audi/Porsche firmware

#5yrsago Your medical data: misappropriated by health-tech companies, off-limits to you

#5yrsago Illegal “Warranty Void If Removed” still ubiquitous: they’re on the Xbox One S

#5yrsago Mysterious medical research consortium: we should own volunteers’ clinical trial data for 5 years

#1yrago Commercial real-estate’s looming collapse

#1yrago Test-proctoring software worsens systemic bias

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 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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