The 32nd Chaos Communication Congress took place last week in Hamburg, and the talks are nearly all online now. I've spent a good part of the past few days watching as many as I can, but I've still loads more to see. The talks given at the congress range from entry level through deep dive, and cover a diverse range of topics, frequently deviating from the purely technical to look at culture, anthropology, and politics.
Of the few I have seen so far, here are the ones I found most interesting.
What does Big Brother see, while he is watching?
An examination of state surveillance in the former German Democratic Republic inferred from photographs and reportage uncovered in the Stasi archives.
Datahavens from HavenCo to Today
A retrospective on the failed HavenCo project which aimed to house a datahaven on a former anti-aircraft platform in the North Sea.
Lifting the Fog on Red Star OS
A technical disection of the North Korean state sponsored Linux distribution, examining the measures it employs to prevent tampering and to track the activities of its users.
goto fail; // exploring two decades of transport layer insecurity
A cautionary tale of the difficulties of implementing safe encryption.
Sin in the time of Technology
How the technology industry is slowly imposing a lowest common denominator morality on the way we comminicate.