Logbook - page 5

  • Surveillance before the election

    I’ve been on vacation for two weeks now with little access to any media. Unfortunately the news are still full of new aspects of the surveillance system made by the NSA and other intelligence services. It is getting more and more obvious, how countries and companies work together. Statements from politicians, especially German ones, are just awkward.

    We have elections in Germany in about one and a half weeks. I fear that all the news about the surveillance system don’t have any effect on the elections. So many people are affected, but there is probably no consequence. This whole story shows very well, what politicians think, how inconsiderately they can treat the public.

    There was a demonstration in Berlin at least. About 15.000 to 20.000 people were on the streets so show that they don’t want a system of surveillance.

  • What is a surveillance society

    There is a video on YouTube (sorry, German) that explains what a surveillance society is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHlzsURb0WI

    In times where mail provider stop their business so that they don’t need to provide the NSA with private data of their customers, one of the pioneers of the Internet and the inventor of PGP is shocked about the dramatic dimensions of PRISM and Tempora, the society should really start to think whether they do want all this.

  • I have nothing to hide. Really?

    I saw a very good article (sorry, German) at Spiegel online. Do we all really don’t have anything to hide? I don’t think so. Even if we respect all of our laws etc. we have things that are private and should stay private.

    http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/fuenf-schlechte-argumente-fuer-mehr-ueberwachung-a-911202.html

  • Public enemy number one, or what?

    Today I found a very interesting article (sorry, German) which is dealing with all this NSA and PRISM stuff:

    http://priebshow.mathias-priebe.de/2013/07/10/classified-matter-mein-briefwechsel-mit-der-nsa/

    When I read this, the film, which is mentioned in the title of this article, came to my mind.

    I’m really curious how this surveillance nightmare will influence our society. We all should for sure stand up and show that we are against this surveillance system. This system is not just used to fight against terrorism any longer.

  • efaLive 2.1 available!!

    efaLive 2.1 is released. This is the first “international version”. Documentation is available in English and German. You can run the live system in English or German, the installed system supports all languages which are supported by efa. The new efa 2.1 with many great new features is included in this version of efaLive. It is based on Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (Wheezy) and should bring better support for the latest hardware. For the download and more information about the changes you can check the efaLive page.

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