#36c3 is coming next week. I'd like to say, ordinary people should watch ccc more, even if they were not hackers, geeks, or tech-savy guys. I found some talks on ccc in recent years were friendly to normal people. We need more education about privacy, surveillance and security in this information age in which digital and real life mixed so deeply. https://media.ccc.de/
The same thing could be applied to companies which were doing business in these countries, especially tech companies. The truth was that most companies cared much more about money than values and rights they claimed they cared about. Money and interests were always the first thing in their heart, not your human rights including privacy and freedom of speech. So choose your own way of digital life was really important which decide how much you could have and protect your basic rights.
Things about law really matter differently in different countries. In authoritarian countries, law was made by few people who obeyed orders from the dictator. Law and court were just their tools to keep their power at hand, to oppress people against them. When law was against basic human rights and morality, the law was evil and has nothing to do with justice. In these circumstances, people talking about obeying every law were no different from slaves obeying their masters' commands.
This guy you should follow @fs0c131y if you're interested in infosec and a fan of Mr.Robot. I thought he was a good and cool guy. Mr.Robot was the only masterpiece in TV history which mixed tech and art so well. If you didn't watch it, you should watch it, too.
I will keep my Twitter and Mastodon DM inboxes open and I will be happy to discuss with all of you as usual, but if you have sensitive info to share don't use them
Thought experiment, imagine you were born in a country in Middle East, what would you expect for your life? Everyday you thought about how to live till tomorrow, not to be killed and to find food to eat. They were in mini wars for years and conflicts always happened. How many people in the world cared about them? Life was born to be not fair.
People were always shortsighted. Internet made people know more things, but didn't make people care more about things. People always cared about their things more and didn't care about things far away from them even if they would be threat in the future, like climate change. Why should I care about that? Until you found you were fxxked by that.
Everyone live in free country should read this, I mean, EVERYONE. Then ask yourself what you think of. What happened in history before.
People who went online early, before social media era, felt nostalgic for the old internet days. It was a good time. Few target profiling, few corporate tracking, few propaganda ads and bots. Now still hundreds of millions of people used products which were serviced by the companies they shouldn't trust. They just didn't realize the harm they could get in the future.
Privacy isn't about hiding bad things.
It’s about protecting what defines us as human beings, who we are: our day-to-day behavior, our personality, our fears, our relationships, and our vulnerabilities.
We lived in the dawn of a new age, the age of surveillance. Real life and digital life were so mixed that if user couldn't control his digital life on his own, he would live more like a slave and prisoner than a human being in real life too. FOSS was a life style now, about surviving and live freely.
Some politicians in Germany maybe didn't forget they were hacked by NSA years ago, which was definitely bad. Behind NSA, political system in America, at least was a check and balance system. But authoritarian one party regime had nothing like that. Think about that. Deploying Huawei hardware and software meant putting every German citizen and company's data into a dangerous situation. Germany would pay a really really big price in the future. Risk like this couldn't be measured in money.
Germany gave Huawei greenlight. That's crazy. Some people in the Germany government must be bought by money or other interests. Put every packet, frame, and bit through Huawei's hardware, which really would make German's cyberspace more secure. Europeans should study 20th century history once more.
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