21C3 Schedule Release 1.1.7

21st Chaos Communication Congress
Lectures and workshops

Picture of Emmanuel Goldstein Emmanuel Goldstein
Day 3
Location Saal 1
Start Time 13:00 h
Duration 01:00
ID 138
Type Lecture
Track Society
Language english

Protesting in the new Millenium

The Use of Electronic Communications to Protest

Emmanuel Goldstein describes the changing times in the United States. While hackers were always looked upon with suspicion, they are now seen as a very definite threat on the order of terrorists. Add activism into the mix and there's no end to the potential for trouble.

Hackers and activists have always been an inconvenience to the authorities for different reasons. In the past, hackers in America tended to only want to know how to figure something out whereas activists focused on more idealistic goals. Today, both necessity and progress have merged these two communities in a number of ways.

Emmanuel Goldstein, editor of 2600 Magazine and host of the hacker radio show "Off The Hook," will discuss some of what has changed over the past couple of decades and how alliances have been formed in the fight to maintain privacy, speak openly, and assemble freely. Examples of some of the abuses that have been taking place will also be highlighted.

In addition, Goldstein will focus on the events surrounding his arrest at the Republican National Convention in New York and how independent media and technology were used to fight back in his and more than 1000 other cases. Film excerpts will be shown.

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