Camp 2011 - Version 1.4

Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Project Flow Control

Jérémie Zimmermann
Day Day 1 - 2011-08-10
Room Kourou
Start time 22:30
Duration 01:00
ID 4418
Event type Lecture
Track Society
Language used for presentation English

Cyberpeace and Datalove

How do we counter the memes of control?

Governments and corporations craft powerful memes to justify their repressive policies, it is time for us to provide with solid countermeasures. Will we get "cyberwar", censorship, and repression of sharing, or impose that Internet remains the instrument of (cyber)Peace, (data)Love and (hackers)Unity?

The turn of 2010/2011 has been decisive for the ecology of the Internet, as well as for its perception in the eye of the general public. From Cablegate to the "Arab spring", it is now clear for everyone that Internet is the tool for freedom of expression and democratic participation.

At the same time, the violent attacks against Wikileaks, repression in the Arab countries, as well as the finalization of the ACTA agreement or the notion of a "civilized Internet" pushed by Nicolas Sarkozy clutter in our skies like a dense, dark storm.

Between the "eG8" and the G20, governments talk of cooperation and exceptional measures... In the name of an upcoming "cyberwar", control over the network they might obtain could become the perfect tool to restrict our freedoms.

What is this "cyberwar" about anyway? Isn't it just a state of permanent war, like in Orwell's "1984", justifying the unjustifiable, beyond the rule of law?

As these political and commercial attacks against a free, open, universal therefore neutral Internet intensify, citizens get more and more trained to react against legislative attacks, by coordinated advocacy. But when powerful memes are crafted in order to justify restrictions on our freedoms, how can we react?

As diverse hacker communities loving the Internet and the flow of data, we must address mass manipulation and anti-democratic influence designed at imposing restriction of our freedoms.

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