This day in history

2003, 2013, 2018.

Cory Doctorow

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#20yrsago Hilary Rosen resigns https://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2003/01/683-2/

#10yrsago TARDIS dress is bigger on the inside https://www.flickr.com/photos/jere7my/8396310518/in/photostream/

#10yrsago More on “Escape From Tomorrow,” the guerrilla art-house movie shot at Walt Disney World and Disneyland https://archive.nytimes.com/carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/disney-world-horror-fantasy-raises-knotty-copyright-issues/

#5yrsago New York cops furious that the union has reduced the number of “get out of jail free” cards they can give to their pals https://nypost.com/2018/01/21/police-union-slashes-number-of-get-out-of-jail-free-cards-issued/

#5yrsago Facebook helped consolidate power for Cambodia’s dictator and his attack-dog media, then killed the independent press’s platform https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/facebook-cambodia-democracy

#5yrsago Sears Canada execs paid hundreds of millions in dividends before declaring bankruptcy and leaving 16,000 workers’ pensions unfunded https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/01/20/will-16000-sears-canada-retirees-see-their-pensions.html

#5yrsago No such thing as Bernie Bros: Bernie’s approval rates are women 50%, Black people 70%, Latinos 55%; men 46%, whites 43% https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-bros-phenomenon-debunked-latest-sanders-poll/

#5yrsago Thanks to “consent” buried deep in sales agreements, car manufacturers are tracking tens of millions of US cars https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/01/15/big-brother-on-wheels-why-your-car-company-may-know-more-about-you-than-your-spouse/

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 Chokepoint Capitalism (with Rebecca Giblin), a book about artistic labor market and excessive buyer power. 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 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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