This day in history

2001, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readAug 4, 2021


#20yrsago Collectible AOL CDs,1284,45585,00.html

#15yrsago Gonzales: Gitmo prisoners can be held indefinitely;_ylt=ArCXT.Xe_B8LAor3b3yYsYCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MjBwMWtkBHNlYwM3MTg-

#10yrsago Getting digital copyright right: pay artists, but don’t break the Internet

#10yrsago Google Plus’s “Real Name” policy is abusive; Facebook is not a “Real Name” success story

#5yrsago After repeated budget cuts, Missouri’s underfunded Public Defender drafts the Governor to work for him

#5yrsago Copyright Office to FCC: Hollywood should be able to killswitch your TV

#5yrago Residents of Silicon Valley homeless camp clear 48,000 Lbs of garbage from creek, ask for housing

#5yrsago Spoofing GPS is surprisingly easy; detecting it is surprisingly hard

#5yrsago IOC bans GIFs

#1yrago Jack Dorsey’s interop plan

#1yrago Google acquires major stake in ADT

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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