25C3: Nothing to hide (2008)

Power to the People Fundraiser at the c-base tonight!

The Raumstation needs your help! Tonight, hackerspaces.org is bringing together hackerspaces, lockpickers, makers, crafters and other hacker groups from around the world to help the c-base. Please join us for an evening of foodhacking, fundraising and friendship to help secure the continued exploration of the space station under Berlin! Relax with food, chill music and have a quiet night before Silvester!

Here is the lineup of events going on tonight at the c-base:

  • 18:00: Aktivismus im digitalen Zeitalter: Markus Beckedahl (de): Markus zeigt auf, wie Politik und politische Kampagnen im Internetzeitalter jenseits zentraler Steuerung als Mitmachprojekte im Open-Source-Stil bereits funktionieren und in Zukunft funktionieren können. (Note: This event is in German)
  • 19:00: Semantic Food Engine: Join the hacker chefs from foodhacking.com as they go through the night’s gastronomy food technology, and enjoy a fresh dinner prepared by fellow congress attendees.
  • 20:30: Das Snafu-Prinzip: Daniel Kulla (de): Eine Einführung in das Sanfu-Prinzip und wie es sich auswirkt und was dagegen hilft, gerade für sehr flache und informelle Informationshierarchien wie den CCC. (Note: This event is in German)
  • 22:00: The Power to the People Auction: This is your chance to directly support the c-base and walk away with really cool stuff! Come find out what SSD eV, NYCResistor, HacDC, Noisebridge, OpenAMD, Metalab, RepRap and many others have donated really cool things to help raise money for the c-base. Nick Farr and Astera from hackerspaces.org will be continuing a grand North American hacker conference tradition of fundraising and storytelling through hacker memorabilia. You might even walk away with a certain hacker’s suit, leaving him with nothing but jeans and a t-shirt to wear. ;)

Day 3 Schedule Updates

Here are some quick updates to the schedule that do not appear in the printed program:

  • Analyzing RFID Security with Henryk Plötz and Karsten Nohl will be appearing in Saal 1 at 16:00: “Many RFID tags have weaknesses, but the security level of different tags varies widely…we illustrate the complexity of RFID systems and discuss different attack vectors…we release an open-source, software-controlled, and extensible RFID reader with support for most common standards.”
  • DECT: The Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications standard will also be appearing in Saal 1 at 17:15: “Most parts of the DECT standard are public, but all cryptographic algorithms used in DECT (authentication and encryption) are secret and not known to the public. Nevertheless we decided to investigate the security of DECT closer …”
  • A new round of lightning talks has been added! They will be in Saal 3 at 20:30. Check the Lightning Talks Wiki Page for more information.
  • The “Xbox360 – Rebooter” talk scheduled for Saal 3 at 20:30 has been cancelled.
  • Weizenbaum: Rebel at work is appearing in Saal 3 at 21:45: “Bekannt wurde er in den 70er Jahren als scharfzüngiger Wissenschafts- und Gesellschaftskritiker. Sein Buch “Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft” ist zum Klassiker geworden, sowohl unter Philosophen als auch unter Informatiker.”
  • The “We got owned by the (rhymes-with-unease)…” talk scheduled for Saal 2 at 23:00 has been cancelled.
  • As announced yesterday, Hacker Jeopardy will be live translated into English in Saal 3 beginning at 23:00.

Thanks to MrTopf for the great photo from this morning’s Privacy Workshop Project talk.

Phonoelit party tonight!

The Phonoelit party is almost upon us. Come join us at the c-base as Dj Vela of Dangerous Drums and Mumpi of Phenoelit push you to the limit yet again. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, this year Phonoelit is kicking it old skool with special guest CMOS! He entertained some of you at the first and the third ph-neutral. Hell yes !!1!

Doors open at 22:00 PM, party starts at 23:00. A big group of us will be heading over after the Soviet Unterzoegersdorf talk at 0:00. Rumor has it that certain dissidents will be in the audience, but security will be heavy in the event of any disturbance.

Foodhacking tickets still available!

On the evening of Day 3, please join us at the c-base for an evening of events to help support the “mothership” hackerspace in Berlin. We’ll have talks, a chill lounge, an auction of really cool stuff and a special dinner prepared by the foodhacking workshop that you can be a part of. The evening is a fundraiser party for c-base to pay down their legacy power debt- that’s why we’re calling the evening “Power to the People”. It will be a lot of delicious fun, hope to see you there!

As part of the evening’s festivities, you can learn all about foodhacking! Starting at 2 PM, you can help prepare the evening’s dinner with the foodhacking gurus. If you are interested in buying a ticket to help prepare food, help the c-base and learn about foodhacking, e-mail foodhacking@hackerspaces.org or stop in at the hackerspaces.org area on Ebene C (we’re right across from the Big Schauble banner) and ask for Astera.

We’ll provide more details and a reminder about the party at the c-base tomorrow!