This day in history

2003, 2018.

Cory Doctorow
1 min readNov 25, 2023

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On November 27, I’m appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen.

On 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 Hilbert’s 16th problem solved by 22-year-old student https://web.archive.org/web/20031202154719/http://www.unstruct.org/archives/000186.html

#5yrsago DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen https://slate.com/technology/2018/11/dhs-credit-scores-legal-resident-assessment.html

#5yrsago New Scientist calls for the end of the scholarly publishing industry: “more profitable than oil,” “indefensible” https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research/

#5yrsago British Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents by threatening to jail a rival exec https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/24/us/six4three-facebook-uk-parliament/index.html

#5yrsago Missouri’s latest senator is part of a wave of (extremely selective) Republican enthusiasm for trustbusting https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/newly-elected-republican-senator-could-be-googles-fiercest-critic/

#5yrsago Taylor Swift makes a payout to all Universal artists a clause in her new record deal https://memex.craphound.com/2018/11/25/taylor-swift-makes-a-payout-to-all-universal-artists-a-clause-in-her-new-record-deal/

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