total surveillance via convenience

At re:publica15 Mikko Hypponen was talking about the current status and future developments of the internet once again. Sadly the direction we are going has not really changed in the post post Snowden era. It will take a while until the masses will realise that we need to change the course of our data. In his […]

people don’t care about surveillance 2.0

– and that is wrong! Last weekend i was at a friends house and we got into the whole NSA, Snowden, surveillance debate and i had an epiphany why in the Post-Snowden era still nobody really is concerned and fighting for freedom. One of the most common misconceptions about digital surveillance is that you can evade […]

technology needs less technology

I just dug up this draft from a few months back. Basically what i intended to write at that time was that we have to rethink technology because right now most people feel like it is some necessary evil they have to endure in order to achieve their goals. That is not how technology should […]

prism break, your alternatives when you think there are none

This week in a lecture at university we were talking about crypto tools and their advantages, disadvantages and of course about snake oil. Most of the stuff is already known to people who are privacy and or security conscious but there was something i did not know about and i think needs more promotion. It […]

take the power back!

intro This post is about gathering information and knowledge, but most of all it is about power. After that very inspirational song you should be pumped and feel like you can take on the world. First you need your sword and most importantly your shield. Of course this is just metaphorical, in the 20th century […]