This day in history

2002, 2012, 2017.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago How Scientology tricks Google https://web.archive.org/web/20020604063721/http://www.operatingthetan.com/google/

#20yrsago Man legally prohibited from ever owning a Sony product https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-feb-27-me-parsons27-story.html

#10yrsago Censorship is surveillance, and privacy is a public health problem https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/mar/02/censorship-inseperable-from-surveillance

#10yrsago Who should know what’s happening in your computer? Who should control it? https://locusmag.com/2012/03/cory-doctorow-whats-inside-the-box/

#10yrsago Proposed US law bans protesting near anyone who rates a Secret Service detail https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120301/15425317936/chipping-away-first-amendment-new-trespassing-bill-could-be-used-to-criminalize-legitimate-protests.shtml

#5yrsago Wells Fargo: preventing the customers we ripped off from suing us is doing them a favor https://consumerist.com/2017/03/01/wells-fargo-tries-fails-to-explain-why-customers-shouldnt-be-allowed-to-sue-over-fake-accounts/

#5yrsago Reply All covers DRM and the W3C https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/brho54

#5yrsago We are one RFID away from a dishwasher that rejects third-party dishes on pain of a 5-year prison sentence https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/13/if-dishwashers-were-iphones

#5yrsago Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson threatens legal retaliation against constituent who won’t give up trying to talk to him https://web.archive.org/web/20170322103732/http://www.citizenactionwi.org/johnson_cease_desist

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) 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 Chokepoint Capitalism: How to Beat Big Tech, Tame Big Content, and Get Artists Paid (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 (Tor, 2023); and The Lost Cause, a utopian post-GND novel about truth and reconciliation with white nationalist militias (Tor, 2023).

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