#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 5)

Video: The Clash of Digitalizations – The Devolution of Arab Men from Humans to Digital Fodder

Saud al-Zaid presents his interesting PhD-thesis, he is himself very doubtful about: Is it bigotry vs. racism or is both that thrives programs to use prejudice and political nihilism.

Starting with Francis Fukuyama (The End of History) und Samuel Huntington (The Clash of Civilizations) al-Zaid dives deeply into the imagery of first person shooter games, from Castle Wolfenstein to Call of Duty. Diving into it, for a long time the gold old’n’ugly german nazi fitted best as an impersonation of the evil, in the end being it Hitler himself the player has to fight.

These days arab males are made (constructed) to impersonate the evil, having Mr. al-Zaid admitting that he feels threatened through this image change in the last decades. His talk brings in an important dicussion about culturally as well as technologically driven images of evil and good, latter being in most commercial games (of course) mainly white man.

#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 4)

Video: Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? – Becoming a secret travel agent

Karsten Nohl explains why noone should post its boarding pass on Instagram. A passenger gets access to an airline’s website usually using its last name and its six-digit booking code. Having these information, the account is compromised, because everyone owning this information can eventually have access to the passenger’s account.

Links to follow this talk:

check prices
check frequent flyer issues
translate boarding pass barcodes
get a booking code before you pay
selling extra miles you got
keeping track of your booking code 1
keeping track of your booking code 2
keeping track of your booking code 3