Chaos Communications Congress

30C3: Glenn Greenwald’s keynote speech

Glenn Greenwald’s keynote at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg was quite impressive. I found listening to it quite worthwhile, and highly reccomend it. Some of Greenwald’s points I found particularly interesting: How can we fight back against surveillance? Greenwald discusses four main avenues how the surveillance state can be pushed back (my comments in italics). Public debate leading to legislative changes through the US Congress. Although, this is probably the option most mentioned, Greenwald doesn’t see a lot of chances that this will really change something.