Whistleblowing Revolution: Social, Technology and Research Perspectives

It is very interesting to see how whistleblowing has taken such a central role in so called hacktivism circles. In recent times we have witnessed many whistleblowers that, even sometimes risking serious consequences, have decided to expose the truth in the public interest. Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, Bill Binnie, Jesselyn Radack, … [Read more…]

Miriyam Aouragh’s Keynote at Noisy Square

Miriyam Aouragh's Keynote at Noisy Square

Miriyam Aouragh stepped on the stage wearing a T-shirt from the Stop the War coalition. She said that she would not have come to OHM if it weren’t for the principled counter-stance that Noisy Square has taken. Her talk about “techno-counter-revolutions” started with a quote from Karl Marx: The revolutionary advance made headway not by … [Read more…]

OHM’s Opening Ceremony

Gmc (Koen Martens) opened OHM 2013 by talking about how we are all snooped on by government who are desperate to find what he called “statistical terrorists”. He wanted to know what we are going to do about this. If we know that end-to-end encryption is needed, why isn’t it part of the core architecture … [Read more…]

A digital whistleblowing roundtable

whistleblowers

Looking at the submissions we had so far, we can only say one thing, we really put the resistance back in OHM. From open source cryptography to makerspaces, from citizen reporting trainings to a very special roundtable discussion on whistleblowing. Especially digital whistleblowing. A changing game Digital whistleblowing was has been around for a really … [Read more…]