technology pitfalls and achievements – how to hack your mind

A newspaper in the country I come from published an article on the impact of technology in the future and whether and how it will change our society. It was one of these captain obvious posts, that something has advantages and disadvantages. Like there is anything in the world which does not  follow this principle. In […]

let’s talk feelings!

…from a security perspective If you take a look at the picture you might notice that there are quite a few badly secured and even open AP’s. When you go around Tokyo and check for wifi there are usually an absurd amount of them around. Many of the open networks are there for tourists and […]

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear…”

 passw0rds1 once again Once again the topic is passwords. I was just at a local phone store to ask for information. While I had to wait in line I did not stare at my smartphone screen but instead listened to the other people. It was only trivial things until the guy at the counter had […]

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 […]

CITIZENFOUR

On January the first the documentary CITIZENFOUR by Laura Poitras and others about the revelations of Snowden started in local cinemas in Austria. I had to wait until the 2nd to be able to watch it due to family ties. This post can be considered a review of the movie of some kind and a […]

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 […]

you have something to hide – and so do i

I bet everyone out there who is security conscious knows the scenario where you are talking with your friends, coworkers, etc about privacy and it turns into this super heated discussion where the positions harden up, up to a point where no further constructive exchange is possible. It all started harmless with some completely random […]