This day in history

2003, 2013, 2018, 2022.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readNov 28, 2023

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Tomorrow (November 29), I’m at NYC’s Strand Books with my novel The Lost Cause, a solarpunk tale of hope and danger that Rebecca Solnit called “completely delightful.”

#20yrsago Big Mouth Billy Bass runs Linux, does impressions https://web.archive.org/web/20031123212606/http://bigmouth.here-n-there.com/

#10yrsago Pratchett’s “Raising Steam”: the magic of modernity https://memex.craphound.com/2013/11/27/pratchetts-raising-steam-the-magic-of-modernity/

#10yrsago NSA spied on non-terrorist “radicalizers”‘ porn use in order to discredit them https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nsa-porn-muslims_n_4346128

#10yrsago Public Citizen threatens legal action against Kleargear on behalf of customers https://www.techdirt.com/2013/11/26/public-citizen-suing-behalf-customers-whose-credit-was-ruined-kleargears-3500-bad-review-fee/

#10yrsago Beasties/GoldieBlox debunked https://waxy.org/2013/11/goldieblox_and_the_three_mcs/

#5yrsago Billboards are using sensors to identify, target and track individuals https://onezero.medium.com/irl-ads-are-taking-scary-inspiration-from-social-media-7088e8241beb

#5yrsago Man arrested for rape after his Playstation mic allegedly broadcast audio from the crime to other players https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/a-hot-playstation-mic-captures-sounds-of-apparent-rape-leads-to-arrest/

#5yrsago Amnesty will stage global protests over Google’s spying, censoring Chinese search engine plan https://theintercept.com/2018/11/26/google-dragonfly-project-china-amnesty-international/

#5yrsago Supreme Court looks ready to let customers sue Apple for abusing its App Store monopoly https://gizmodo.com/supreme-court-appears-to-lean-heavily-against-apples-de-1830662533?IR=T

#5yrsato A visual guide to America’s concentrated, uncompetitive markets https://concentrationcrisis.openmarketsinstitute.org

#5yrsago US tax shortfalls have our public schools begging for donations https://truthout.org/articles/bake-sales-cant-fix-school-funding-pinch-caused-by-corporate-tax-cuts/

#5yrsago Using information security to explain why disinformation makes autocracies stronger and democracies weaker https://memex.craphound.com/2018/11/27/using-information-security-to-explain-why-disinformation-makes-autocracies-stronger-and-democracies-weaker/

#5yrsago The Fifth Risk: Michael Lewis explains how the “deep state” is just nerds versus grifters https://memex.craphound.com/2018/11/27/the-fifth-risk-michael-lewis-explains-how-the-deep-state-is-just-nerds-versus-grifters/

#1yrago Poe vs. Property https://pluralistic.net/2022/11/27/poe-vs-property/

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