Some notes and highlights from #33c3. In particular, some talks I found worth watching. I intentionally don't mention any of the much interesting self-organized sessions and workshops I participated since these are not recorded. I'm just listing some interesting projects at the bottom. I wrote these notes quickly, so I'm certainly missing some stuff.
Pro Tip: If you use Kodi, install the relevant add-on to watch these in comfort.
3 Years After Snowden: Is Germany fighting State Surveillance?
A Closer Look at the Political Reactions to Mass Surveillance in Germany. Overview of the current state with a bonus live intervention by Ed Snowden.
Hacking / Security
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Cool overview of how broken the legacy airline booking systems are. Cool demos brute forcing Ryanair. This would definitely stop you from posting your boarding pass on Instragram again :P
Bootstraping a slightly more secure laptop
Coreboot, Secure Boot, etc.
Space / Radio
Reverse engineering Outernet
Because an Open Web can only rely on Open Source technologies.
The Moon and European Space Exploration
Entertaining presentation of Space Exploration ROI, by Jan Wörner of ESA.
Building a high throughput low-latency PCIe based SDR
Lessons learnt implementing PCIe on FPGA for XTRX Software Defined Radio
- Machine Dreams
Mind fuck presentation. AI, Cellular Automata and more.
- Glider Ink: a project aiming to create the first graphic novel about hackerspaces.
- Pixalated: a "privacy-by-default" webmail client on top of LEAP.
- LibrePCB: a free EDA software to develop printed circuit boards.
- OnionMX: email delivery through Tor.
- Schleuder: a gpg-enabled mailing list.
- Autocrypt: email automatic encryption approach.
PS. If you attended 33c3, some post ccc depression tips :)