SIGINT 20090 – Day 1

I’m attending SIGINT 2009 in Cologne this weekend. It’s an event organized by the Chaos Computer Club about civil rights, social issues and hacktivism in the digital age.


The excellent keynote for today was held by Jens Ohlig claiming the politicians and legislators of today are so out of touch with the reality of the Internet, only reading pages printed off the Internet by their secretaries, thinking

Internet is just another medium like TV and newspapers that we can censor and control.

Another highlight of today’s keynote was a performance by Jonathan Mann featuring a creative adaptation of Pastor Martin Niemöller’s famous poem “First they came…” tweaked to decribe our endangered civil rights in this digital age.

Looking forward to be meeting more new and interesting people at SIGINT. Stay tuned to the #sigint09 hashtag here there and everywhere.