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Auswirkungen des NDG auf lix.cc

September 26th, 2016 No comments

Direkte Auswirkungen des NDG auf schweizer Provider:

Betrifft hosting der Dienste auf lix.cc

Sehr geehrte Hosting Kunden von lix.cc

Auf Grund der Annahme des Nachrichtrendienst-Gesetzes vom vergangenen Wochenende, welches per 2017 in Kraft treten wird, ist zunächst unklar ob und in welchem Ausmass die Dienstleistungen von lix.cc am Standort Schweiz weitergeführt werden können.

Dieser massive Einschnitt in die Privatsphäre jedes Internauten bricht das Paradigma der Netz-Neutralität und verwirft fundamentale Strukturen digitaler Kommunikation.

Derzeit bleibt noch Zeit und Raum Lösungen für 2017 zu erörtern. – Was sicherlich nicht passieren wird ist dass Kunden von lix.cc der pervasiven Überwachung ausgeliefert werden.

Herzlich, Alex Antener

33C3 CfP

September 1st, 2016 No comments

2194299784Der Chaos Computer Club (CCC) veröffentlicht heute den Call for
Participation zum 33. Chaos Communication Congress (33C3), der dieses
Jahr nochmals im Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) [1] stattfindet. Wie in
den vergangenen Jahren werden zum weltweit größten nicht-kommerziellen
Hackertreffen zwischen dem 27. und 30. Dezember 2016 mehr als 11.000
Nerds aller Interessensgebiete zum Erfahrungsaustausch, zum Hacken,
Basteln, Feiern und Kennenlernen zusammenkommen.

Call for Papers (deadline: 30st September 2016)

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

Brave! – Become a CCC member yourself today!

Jolla status report

January 26th, 2014 No comments

Jolla Logo After the excitement about the new GNU/Linux Sailfish OS phone Jolla and having tinkered around for a couple of days I come to the, – unfortunate, – conclusion, that the phone is not end-user ready (yet).

Although the OS offers an intuitive, fast and clever handling of the functions, many core functions are yet missing.

Watching the community reports and how desperate many are looking for a well working, nicely developed and secure smartphone, I hope that the Jolla team will come up with an update of the missing features soon.

Violations on users PIM

January 19th, 2014 No comments

While Apple Computers decided to rape users rights once more, ceasing the capability to synchronise PIM (personal information management) data locally with OS X Mavericks 10.9 (argueing they should store their data in their iCloud. – Bwahahahaha!1!!) there are too many PIM solutions for GNU/Linux users, whereas none of them are really feasible for users who want to switch to Free Software.

While many complain that there are too few GNU/Linux Desktop users and Linus Torvalds claims this to be his “personal failure” the GNU/Linux community fails to offer a seamless integration of GUI (graphical user interface) PIM into their OS. (Which is really sad, as fiddling around with SoGo-connector, lightning etc. does not offer a sustainable solution…)

So here is my solution:
Get DAViCal, install it on your server and get mutt, pycarddav and khal for your desktop(s), get a Jolla and you will have a beautiful and seamless PIM solution using the “good olde command line”.

khal

Skater

November 8th, 2013 No comments
Categories: Culture Tags: , , ,

GNU 30th anniversary

September 27th, 2013 No comments

GNU_30th

I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I
must share it with other people who like it. I cannot in good
conscience sign a nondisclosure agreement or a software license
agreement.

So that I can continue to use computers without violating my principles,
I have decided to put together a sufficient body of free software so that
I will be able to get along without any software that is not free.

30 years ago Richard Stallman started GNU with his announcement of the GNU’s not UNIX project.

Congratulations, Richard!

“le dernier cri”: PRISM implementation

July 18th, 2013 No comments

orlyAre you thinking of buying the newest slick smartphone? Well then, get the latest “Blackberry Q10” with implemented sneaking high-end “suppa duppa” username & password delivery feature which sends your credentials directly to the NSA and all these “nice guyz” protecting us from “za thheRR0Riz”. – ’cause as you’ve nothing to hide anyways and ain’t give a shit about your goddam privvvazy! – Y0!1!!

When you enter your POP / IMAP e-mail credentials into a Blackberry 10 phone they will be sent to Blackberry without your consent or knowledge. A server with the IP 68.171.232.33 which is in the Research In Motion (RIM) netblock in Canada will instantly connect to your mailserver and log in with your credentials. If you do not have forced SSL/TLS configured on your mail server, your credentials will be sent in the clear by Blackberrys server for the connection. Blackberry thus has not only your e-mail credentials stored in its database, it makes them available to anyone sniffing inbetween – namely the NSA and GCHQ as documented by the recent Edward Snowden leaks. Canada is a member of the “Five Eyes”, the tigh-knitted cooperation between the interception agencies of USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, so you need to assume that they have access to RIMs databases. You should delete your e-mail accounts from any Blackberry 10 device immediately, change the e-mail password and resort to use an alternative mail program like K9Mail.

Clarification: this issue is not about PIN-messaging, BBM, push-messaging or any other Blackberry service where you expect that your credentials are sent to RIM. This happens if you only enter your own private IMAP / POP credentials into the standard Blackberry 10 email client without having any kind BER, special configuration or any explicit service relationship or contract with Blackberry. The client should only connect directly to your mail server and nowhere else. A phone hardware vendor has no right to for whatever reason harvest account credentials back to his server without explicit user consent and then on top of that connect back to the mail server with them.

Recipe for own experiment:
1. set up your own mail server with full logging
2. create throw-away IMAP account
3. enter IMAP account credentials into Blackberry 10 device, note time
4. check mail with Blackberry
5. look in logfiles for IP 68.171.232.33 (or others from RIM netblock)

Source: Frank at geekheim & Fefe

SRSLY: think about digital disobediance. – NOW!

Dependence Day – 4th of July

July 4th, 2013 No comments

DependenceDay

Paradigm shift in international criminal prosecution

July 3rd, 2013 No comments

We needn’t discuss the fact that the United States represents the top delinquent against international law and human rights from their foundation until today. They have proven their pole position and rank of global criminal warlord repeatedly and sustainably…

The U.S. administration has yet understood that their strategies regarding criminal prosecution has its legal limitations when it comes to international law and, – therefore, – are introducing a orchestrated situation, confronting the global sovereign states with the dictation of their political agenda, where international criminal prosecution and law now is at stake. The unlawful head-hunt of Osama Bin Laden and his fellows brought them to a momentum where a paradigm shift is needed to continue prosecuting their “enemies” on an international level. Therefore they release a made-up “worst case” scenario with a puppet named Snowden to introduce a paradigm shift in international criminal prosecution.

The criminals used to be those who spied on their citizen, where after nowadays those are declared criminals who protect themselves from being spied on…

As long as the last 4 presidents of the United States are not being impeached for crimes on humankind in an international human rights court, the international laws on criminal prosecution can be declared obsolete!

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