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CCC proudly announces honorary members Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden

August 24th, 2014 No comments

Congratulations, CCC!

Chaos Computer Club supports Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden
2014-08-24 00:52:00, 46halbe

Since its founding more than thirty years ago, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) holds strong beliefs in the freedom of information. Consequentially, freedom fighters and whistleblowers deserve our utmost respect and support. For this reason we will help the European legal team of Edward Snowden financially.

Asylum, legal counsel and protection are costly. This is why we decided to support Snowden’s six European lawyers with 36.000 Euro to cover their expenses. Earlier this year, the CCC general assembly also decided to offer Edward Snowden the honorary membership, which he accepted gladly.

“The long lasting dedication of the CCC and others for citizen’s rights and against mass surveillance paved the road for a broad public debate after Edward Snowden’s revelations”, said Snowden’s German lawyer, Wolfgang Kaleck. “Both the commitment as well as the support for Snowden require perseverance. The financial support provided will help sustain these efforts.”

Edward Snowden is the source of many leaks about the so-called Intelligence Community and their hacking and surveillance operations, which made news headlines all over the world. He ignited the necessary global discussion by informing journalists about how much and how deeply we are being spied on by the NSA and their partners, how they infiltrate telecommunication and Internet service providers. One of our central claims and part of our hacker ethics is: “Public data should be utilized, private data should be protected.” Edward Snowden had the guts to live by our principles.

Undoubtedly, Chelsea Manning’s courageous actions also stand in line with these values of ours. To express our support and respect, the CCC bi-annual general assembly unanimously voted for offering her the honorary membership. She agreed to accept our offer. Needless to say, it is an outstanding honor for us to count Chelsea Manning as one of us!

The former US private Chelsea Manning, stationed in Iraq in 2009 and 2010, was sentenced for violations of the Espionage Act and other offences in August 2013. Allegedly, she transferred hundreds of thousands of military and U.S. State Department documents and the infamous “collateral murder” video to Wikileaks. Detained as a political prisoner in 2010 under unduly harsh conditions without minimal standards of humane treatment and stripped of her clothing in custody every night, Manning is now serving a 35-year sentence for her courageous acts. [1]

Links:
[1] Alexa O’Brien at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30c3) reporting on the secret trial of Chelsea Manning
[2] Edward Snowden Interview Transcript

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30C3

September 29th, 2013 No comments

Gala Highlights (28C3)

January 23rd, 2012 No comments

BEST OF GALA DER NEUEN LEICHTIGKEIT

copyleft 2011 by “Europa: Neue Leichtigkeit“, Lix & 28C3 (FEM)

“Neue Leichtigkeit” – “New Airiness”

December 29th, 2011 No comments

The yearly hacker congress (28C3) was hacked again, this year with an orchestrated Gala together with the band “new airiness”.

Event 4832 at 28C3

Recording 28C3 (by FEM)

Getting ready for 28C3

November 3rd, 2011 No comments

The preparations for the upcoming 28th Chaos Communication Congress are under way, the content team scheduling the 4 days congress plan, examining and extracting the presentation submissions. The pre-sale ticket system can be found on presale.events.ccc.de and reduced train tickets ordered at the Deutsche Bahn Website.

Find further information on the CCC events blog

28C3 Call for Paper

September 9th, 2011 No comments

Call for Participation for 28th Chaos Communication Congress
27|28|29|30 December 2011, bcc, Berlin, Germany

The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress the annual four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Berlin, Germany. First held in 1984, it has since established itself as “The European Hacker Conference” attracting a diverse audience of thousands of hackers, scientists, artists, and utopists from all around the world.

Lectures

In general, lectures, workshops, and projects dealing with technology, ethics, science, security, art, philosophy, politics, and culture are welcome. However, it is not mandatory for your talk to exactly match the given topics. Anything that is interesting and/or funny will be taken into consideration. We use hacking in a very broad sense of the word, but we won’t say no to excellent submissions on computer security research.

Source: CCC Event Blog
Submissions: Pentabarf
Official 28C3 Website

“The Concert” – a disconcerting moment for free culture

November 10th, 2010 No comments

27C3 Chaos Communication Congress event 4201

Corey Cerovsek, known worldwide for their classical recital performances and Alex Antener, accomplished artist present something that’s not quite an ordinary concert, to draw attention to the importance of the public domain in centuries of classical music tradition. It’s both more — and less — than what you might expect to see and hear at a classical concert.

To schedule an interview appointment, get in contact with the Impresario.

More info, see 27C3 Fahrplan.

27C3: "We come in peace"

July 30th, 2010 No comments

We come in peace - 27C3

We come in peace

We come in peace, said the conquerers of the New World.
We come in peace, says the government, when it comes to colonise, regulate, and militarise the new digital world.
We come in peace, say the nation-state sized companies that have set out to monetise the net and chain the users to their shiny new devices.
We come in peace, we say as hackers, geeks and nerds, when we set out towards the real world and try to change it, because it has intruded into our natural habitat, the cyberspace. Let us explore each other’s truly peaceful intentions at this year’s Chaos Communication Congress 27C3 to be held from Monday December 27 to Thursday December 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

Soon on events.ccc.de/congress/2010

24C3 – Full steam ahead

December 27th, 2007 No comments

24C3
Today the 24rd Chaos Communication Congress opened it’s doors. You can watch the talks on the following Streams. The recordings will be published after the congress and mirrored on my mirror.