Noisy Square: a spontaneous and autonomous organization

Noisy Square: a spontaneous and autonomous organization

The dust has had it’s time to settle. Just a little over a month ago we pitched our tents, had four days of intense collaboration and abandoned this temporal physical space. Already during OHM2013 it was clear that the Noisy Square had struck a chord with many and there seems...
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Ethics and Power in the Long War - Eleanor Saitta (Dymaxion)

Ethics and Power in the Long War – Eleanor Saitta (Dymaxion)

The closing keynote of four days of Noisy Square at OHM was delivered by Eleanor Saitta (Dymaxion). A volunteer effort (Lunar, hdez, kali, KheOps, pabs, zilog and others) transcribed and proofread the full text of her call to arms. Audio recording — 43 minutes — MP3 — 99 MB Foreword: I’d like to thank Quinn...
Run Your Own F*cking Infrastructure

Run Your Own F*cking Infrastructure

Why should you run your own fucking infrastructure? mc.Fly of CCC and Milliways starts his talk with a list of arguments. For one, using services like Gmail and Hotmail means giving governments access to your data. And then there is all the stuff a provider can do to your data. They may cancel their service...
ITA-NOISY GRAPPA PARTY

ITA-NOISY GRAPPA PARTY

@kaepora sounds, pillow fights, crypto drinks, OHMpownedN2 smoke bomb, Groente visuals; 8-bit tunes, monotowers, 103.8FM, GRAPPA  

Broken simcards

Simcards are arguably the most widespread hardware devices on this globe. Finding a leak and exploiting that could have an enormous impact. Linus N gave a workshop on an overview of recent the leak found on simcards. In essence, simcards can be reporgrammed by providers to update them. This is done trough so-called OTA messages,...
StoryMaker

StoryMaker

Niels ten Oever of Free Press Unlimited introduce the StoryMaker Android app. StoryMaker provides an editing suite for citizen journalists as well as lessons about storytelling and security. To get a better idea of what StoryMaker is watch the video below. Niels: “I am not going to give the standard product placement pitch here. Instead...

The Postpoet

sign at night RT RT Overheat, Hack, Melt: amongst everyone #ohm2013 #haiku — The Postpoet (@ThePostpoet) August 2, 2013  
Bits of Freedom: Four Years After HAR2009

Bits of Freedom: Four Years After HAR2009

Bits of Freedom was relaunched at HAR2009 four years ago. This morning the Dutch digital rights organization presented what has happened in the last four years. In 2009 the sense of urgency was high: the data retention law was being implemented, biometric fingerprints in passports were to be introduced and stored in a centralized database,...

The Postpoet

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The Linux Sonnets

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Day #3 Good morning!

Day #3 Good morning!

 
What are the limits to inclusion? A Socratic Conversation

What are the limits to inclusion? A Socratic Conversation

Before the start of OHM there has been a lot of debate in mailing lists, on public blogs and on IRC about the presence of the police and companies that support the police at the festival. This discussion goes deep as it touches on the open, inclusive and tolerant nature of the hacker communities. At...
For the lulz

For the lulz