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The 30th Chaos Communications Congress

Posted by Matt on January 03, 2014         Tagged with: tech, surveillance, internet, nsa

The 30th Chaos Communication Congress was held from December 27th-30th, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. I haven't watched all of the talks (not even close) but all the ones I have watched have been excellent. Naturally, I'm drawn to the ones that deal with government surveillance. Since this blog has a legal flavour to it, I'm posting Kurt Opsahl's explanation of how the legal framework that gave the NSA the confidence to engage in wide-spread surveillance developed.

On the tech side of things, I'd recommend Jacob Applebaum's rundown of some of the lovely toys available in the NSA catalog.