This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2023.

Cory Doctorow
1 min readFeb 17, 2024


#20yrsago Shows that mention witchcraft no longer eligible for closed-captioning

#15yrsago Ed Felten: a redesigned “safe” Internet won’t be safe

#15yrsago New Zealand netizens go black in protest of new “no-proof” copyright law that cuts off your Internet on accusation

#10yrsago NSA authorized Australian wiretapping of US law firms in trade-dispute

#5yrsago Signs that China’s real-estate bubble will burst and take the economy with it

#5yrsago AFL-CIO open letter to game devs: things won’t get better until you unionize

#5yrsago Amazon’s 2018 profits: $11.2 billion; Amazon’s 2018 IRS bill: negative $129 million

#1yrago Google’s chatbot panic