#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 6)

Video: Welcome to the Anthropocene? – (Did) We Accidentally a New Geological Epoch(?)

Speaker KaLeiMai (slides here) argues that humans have shaped geological formations for thousands of years, have extincted many big mammals on every piece of earth they ever set their feet on, and have – more recently – polluted the air, distributed nuclear waste and its immissions, advanced climate change a.s.o.

Stratigrapical research has shown that ever since the last ice age human impact has changed the world in a sense that it seems to be reasonable to change the name of the epoch from Holocene to Anthropocene. KaLeiMai presents diffent proposals from inside the stratigraphical research community about this interdisiciplinary approach to scale time periods, to agree about names and the voting that has already happened inside the community.

#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

#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 3)

Video: Bonsai Kitten waren mir lieber – Rechte Falschmeldungen in sozialen Netzwerken – Wie mit Gerüchten über Geflüchtete im Netz Stimmung gemacht wird

Ein Talk von @hoaxmap, einer Webseite zur Katalogisierung und Zuordnung von Gerüchten und anderen Falschmeldungen, um “die Dekonstruktion selbiger zu erleichtern” – wie die Macher*innen auf der Seite schreiben.

Der Innenminister de Maiziére hätte gerne ein “Fake-News-Abwehrzentrum”, taucht allerdings auch selber zweimal auf der hoaxmap-Seite auf, weil er mit Statistiken argumentierte, die sich nicht belegen liessen:


#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 2)

Video: Check Your Police Record! – Polizeiliche Datenbanken und was man über seinen Auskunfts- und Löschungsanspruch wissen sollte

Egal ob beim Verfassungsschutz, dem Bundeskriminalamt, den Landeskriminalämtern, dem Kraftfahrtbundesamt oder irgendeiner anderen datensammelnden Behörde: JedeR Einzelne sollte daran interessiert sein, welche Daten warum wieso weshalb seit wann und wie lange noch über ihn oder sie gespeichert werden.

Oder wie der Vortragende, Rechtsanwalt Ulrich Kerner, sagt: “Grundrechte sind nur wirksam geschützt, wenn der Bürger sich darum kümmert, dass sie eingehalten werden.”

Eine strukturierte Hilfe für das eigene Auskunftsersuchen ist bei datenschmutz.de zu finden.

#33c3 – best of chaos communication congress 2016 (part 1)

Video: The Global Assassination Grid – The Infrastructure and People behind Drone Killings

Talk about the secret drone war of the United States, using infrastructure on German soil (Ramstein Air Base).

Some facts about the 24th Intelligence Squadron.