This day in history

2004, 2009, 2014, 2019, 2024.

Cory Doctorow
2 min readMay 22, 2024

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#20yrsago Matt Jones: refactor the UI

#15yrsago US corporations fighting to keep poor countries from getting patent-free access to green tech

#15yrsago How digging up expense reports led a journalist to clobber British govt

#10yrsago Surveillance state: the NSA doesn’t stand alone

#10yrsago Kleargear ruins customers’ credit over online criticism, refuses to honor US judgment

#10yrsago Science fiction and the law: free speech, censorship, privacy and surveillance

#10yrsago Brussels: Water cannons turned on anti-TTIP protesters fighting the Son of ACTA

#10yrsago Schneier: NSA’s offense leaves Americans undefended

#10yrsago 100 creeps busted in massive voyeurware sweep

#5yrsago Massive, careful study finds that social media use is generally neutral for kids’ happiness, and sometimes positive

#5yrsago The government of Baltimore has been taken hostage by ransomware and may remain shut down for weeks

#5yrsago The empirical impact of Lyft and Uber on cities: congestion (especially downtown, especially during “surges”), overworked drivers

#5yrsago Facebook’s Dutch Head of Policy lied to the Dutch parliament about election interference

#5yrsago Rogess: chess with roguelike combat

#1yrago Rich People’s Gain is Worth Less Than Poor People’s Pain