This day in history

2009, 2014, 2019.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMar 2, 2024

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#15yrsago What could you buy with AIG’s record-smashing $62 billion loss? https://www.cnn.com/2009/BUSINESS/03/02/markets.whatlossbuys/index.html?eref=rss_latest

#15yrsago Born to Kvetch: Yiddish as she is spoke https://memex.craphound.com/2009/03/02/born-to-kvetch-yiddish-as-she-is-spoke/

#15yrsago Britain’s vast cement “listening ears” designated a national landmark https://www.fastcompany.com/90135167/the-concrete-sound-mirrors-that-influenced-wwii-science-and-design

#10yrsago Phoenix cops arrest sex workers, detain them without trial in churches, pressure them to take deals without access to lawyers https://www.vice.com/en/article/av4eyb/in-arizona-project-rose-is-arresting-sex-workers-to-save-them

#10yrsago US Trade Rep can’t figure out if Trans-Pacific Partnership will protect the environment https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-trans-pacific-partnership_n_4868262?1393531198=

#10yrsago Trustycon: how to redesign NSA surveillance to catch more criminals and spy on a lot fewer people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkO8SNiDSw0

#5yrsago Study that claimed majority of Copyright Directive opposition came from the US assumed all English-language tweets came from Washington, DC https://memex.craphound.com/2019/03/02/study-that-claimed-majority-of-copyright-directive-opposition-came-from-the-us-assumed-all-english-language-tweets-came-from-washington-dc/

#5yrsago Improbably, a Black activist is now the owner and leader of the “National Socialist Movement,” which he is turning into an anti-racist group https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/03/01/how-black-man-outsmarted-neo-nazi-group-became-their-new-leader/

#5yrsago Coinbase bought a company founded by disgraced cybermercenaries from Hacking Team, and now Coinbase users are trying unsuccessfully to delete their accounts https://www.vice.com/en/article/xwb7xj/coinbase-users-struggle-to-delete-their-accounts-in-protest

#5yrsago Comcast assigned every mobile customer the same unchangeable PIN to protect against SIM hijack attacks: 0000 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/a-comcast-security-flub-helped-attackers-steal-mobile-phone-numbers/

#5yrsago The promise and peril of “sonification”: giving feedback through sound https://www.wired.com/story/sonification-era-of-aural-data/

#5yrsago Massive study finds strong correlation between “early affluence” and “faster cognitive drop” in old age https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1807679116

#5yrsago Oakland teachers’ union declares total victory after seven-day strike https://edsource.org/2019/tentative-agreement-reached-in-oakland-unified-teachers-strike/609342

#5yrsago Man-Eaters: Handmaid’s Tale meets Cat People in a comic where girls turn into man-eating were-panthers when they get their periods https://memex.craphound.com/2019/03/02/man-eaters-handmaids-tale-meets-cat-people-in-a-comic-where-girls-turn-into-man-eating-were-panthers-when-they-get-their-periods/

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