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 …

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

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 …

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, …