40 Futures is a speculative fiction series about the criminal justice system. Project 404 Scrolling on his phone, a headline caught Keith’s eye: “Public records publisher doxxed, in hiding.” He clicked the link. The story was about Darren Williams, the founder of Red A Industries, a shady constellation of companies that operated sites like MugshotMemories and Evicted.com. The news article made him sound like someone liberating government data for the good of society. In reality, he runs an extortion racket where people’s worst moments captured in mugshots, evictions, or divorce filings are posted online in an easily searchable format. Being magnanimous, however, he would take down the posts—for a fee.