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Cloud 2.0

October 26th, 2016 1 comment

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“Cyber Cloud” service now: Cloud 2.0 (ng)

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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

Terrorism & Mass Surveillance

April 24th, 2016 No comments

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!

Swiss Aero space under military surveillance

August 21st, 2014 2 comments

Since monday night (18th August 2014) ADS95 Ranger Drones are flying within TMA (traffic manoevering area) LSZH (ICAO code for ZRH, Zurich), using callsigns such as FOCUS1 and FOCUS2, seemingly equipped with ADS-B, as they are now visible on Flightradar24 and other platforms.


(Note that the stupid military operator does not know that the transition level for TMA LSZH is FL70 and therefore asks for clearance for FL60 instead of 6000ft!)

The virtual pilot navigating the drone applied for respective flightplans (LSME ZUE ROMIR KLO LSME) with Skyguide, – according to my call with them, – from LSME (Emmen) to LSME, without further explanation, intention nor defined route.

As there is no comprehensible reason, such as WEF Davos or Swiss political revolution for such an operation, I hereby propose to install a selfshot system equipped with ADS-B receiver to take these surveillance systems down smash into ground!

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Further I should say that the Swiss Military in Emmen was very surprised by my call (01:30 a.m. CEST) to learn hat the drones are visible for anyone, as they seemingly are equipped with ADS-B. – Grotesque!

The responsible person for the operation told me on the phone that the Ranger Drones by Ruag have been in a mission to secure the Swiss-Germano border for the whole week already.

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[Update 0130 UTC]
Mr. Röthlisberger, military police sergeant from VBS, was not only surprised to learn that the drones are visible for anyone through secondary radar, but, – surprisingly, – was not aware that drones from the swiss military were in operation at all, though his office is in charge for military operations within swiss aerospace!

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NOTAM:
RUAG AD95 drones by Swiss Military use callsigns FOCUS1, FOCUS2 etc., whereas the registration numbers vary from D-113, D-138, D-8 etc. (*not* HB-XXX, as usual for registered a/c for Switzerland).

Swiss Lawful Intercept Report 2014

March 16th, 2014 No comments

Die Digitale Gesellschaft veröffentlicht heute einen Report zu den Überwachungsaktivitäten der Kantone und des Dienstes Überwachung Post-
und Fernmeldeverkehr (Dienst ÜPF). Der Swiss Lawful Intercept Report
2014 besteht aus mehreren Teilen:

  • Der Rückblick über die letzten Jahre zeigt den steten Anstieg der Überwachungsmassnahmen.
  • Die Statistik 2013 beleuchtet die Überwachungsmassnahmen nach Delikten und zeigt signifikante kantonale Unterschiede auf.
  • Ein Kapitel widmet sich der Gewichtung schwerer Straftaten, mit welchen immer wieder für Überwachung argumentiert wird, und zeigt auf,dass diese Straftaten nur einen geringen Teil an der Gesamtmenge an Überwachungen ausmachen.

Eine politische Einschätzung beleuchtet die Totalrevision des BÜPF (Bundesgesetzes betreffend der Überwachung des Post- und Fernmeldeverkehrs).

Der Swiss Lawful Intercept Report 2014 (PDF) steht online zur Verfügung.

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FaaS – Fuckup as a Service

August 19th, 2013 No comments

whistle.im-logo-bigAllegedly “save” and “secure” e-mail services nowadays start popping up all over the net. – Here’s the latest Fuckup called whistle.im which was revealed by CCC Hannover:

Seit uns die Snowden-Enthüllungen gezeigt haben, dass die NSA und das UK nicht nur in der Lage sind, alle Verbindungen, die die Grenze passieren mitzulesen, sondern dies auch tun, ist eine deutliche Steigerung des Interesses an Verfahren für die Verschlüsselung von Kommunikation im Internet zu erkennen. Dieses begrüßenswerte Phänomen entwickelt jedoch zunehmend einen bitteren Beigeschmack durch neu entstehende Projekte, die aus Marketingzwecken grade jetzt aus dem Boden gestampft werden. Diese Projekte spielen mit dem gesteigerten Problembewusstsein der Bevölkerung, ohne dass sie einen wirklichen Schutz liefern.

Neben der “E-Mail Made in Germany” brüstet sich ein Projekt von zwei Studenten namens whistle.im damit, sichere Ende-zu-Ende-Verschlüsselung anzubieten. Auch sie legen Wert auf den lächerlichen “Made in Germany”-Slogan. […]

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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!

… moar

moar Cryptoparties!1!!

July 2nd, 2013 No comments

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Treasuring the subject

January 15th, 2013 No comments

Aaron EFFTo treasure the subject and issues that Aaron Swartz was fighting for, I would like to refer and remind to my mail to Richard Stallman, Lawrence Lessig and Cory Doctorow, which I wrote on 21st of January 2012.

Link to former blog post

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