Videos in category Samfunn

  • FSCONS 2017 - Gustav Eek - Communication Infrastructure - a form of resistance (0:38:52)
  • NUUG
  • In this lecture the democratic principles of Fripost, the free email association (founded in 2010) will be presented. Infrastructure for electronic communication will be resembled with a common good (a resource). That using a critique of the public–private dichotomy, and the tragedy of the commons. I will then demonstrate how also complicated resources can (and must) be made subject to democratic control. The importance of Internet as communication medium can not be questioned. For those who take user freedom seriously it is saddening to see how the Internet has changed from being a common and highly distributed network to the increasingly privatised web we encounter today. In this lecture I will present the democratic principles of Fripost, the free email association which was founded as a reaction to that development. I will resemble infrastructure for electronic communication with a common good (a resource), and I will demonstrate how also complicated resources can (and must) be made subject to democratic control. Fripost and its foundation and democratic principals has been presented several times since its constitution in 2010, also at FSCONS. This is why the lecture also will take a different and broader stand, inspired by some recent readings. The Fripost initative will also be put in context of local struggles with global implication. In short, the idea that every resource needs an single responsible and managing owner is unsatisfactory as well as the dichotomy public–private. What is not managed can not yield profit. But some things are to important even to be managed. Naturally this touches on a critique (which has been presented many times before) of Hardin’s classical tragedy of the commons. Regarding the enclosure of the commons, management in it self causes the scarcity, The commons are not scarce resources that requires management. See ref url for further details. Recorded by NUUG for FSCONS.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Joakim Lundborg - Why we need free password managers (0:17:13)
  • NUUG
  • This talk will be about my experience building uis for the pass password manager, and some related concerns: * Why usability is a security feature *The need for free software password manages * Can this be a path to drive GPG adoption? Recorded by NUUG for FSCONS. https://github.com/cortex/gopass https://github.com/cortex/ripasso Recorded for FSCONS by NUUG.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Bradley Kuhn - The Crumbling Intellectual Infrastructure of Free Software & Free Culture Licensing (0:50:44)
  • NUUG
  • The license-importance-divide seems almost generational: the older generation cares about licenses and the younger generation does not. Yet, the historical focus on licensing in Free Software and Free Culture, while occasionally prone to pedantry to a degree only software developers can love, stemmed from serious governance considerations regarding how community members interact. Most importantly, a license choice of the project bears more heavily than any other decision on the inherent power dynamics that occur within a Free Software or Free Culture community. This talk explores both the historical motivations and modern reactions to licensing matters, and digs deep into understanding how the plethora of policy decisions around licensing, including not just the main license choice, but also CLAs, CAAs, promise documents, and even license bullying tactics, have impacted Open Source, Free Software, and Free Culture communities for both good and ill. The structure of Free licensing, which formed the bedrock for Free Software and Free Culture, remains more fragile than most people realize. With the advent of for-profit corporate interest in leveraging community-created freely licensed works, a fervor of excited community response to such interest has weakened community social structures. These structures, which historically supplemented the legally-backed licensing infrastructure to assure community resilience. Changes in both cultural perception and licensing education will likely be necessary to help rebuild these crumbling foundations. Recorded for FSCONS by NUUG.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Petter Joelson - Digidem Lab -- bringing together hackers and activists for social change (0:38:35)
  • NUUG
  • We live in a turbulent time, where many countries in Europe face the long term effects of austerity, the rising threat of right wing populism and a lack of or deteriorating trust in political process or impact. But in places like Iceland and Spain this trend has partly been countered thanks to collaboration between social movements and the civic tech community, by creating new forms of direct democratic participation with digital tools. In the workshop we explore successful examples of digital democracy projects and their relevance to our Nordic countries. How can we change the political landscape by a more extensive engagement in new technology for participation and how do we best collaborate between hackers and social movements? Digidem Lab is a new space in Gothenburg, Sweden, where young people come together to develop tech products for participation, as well as promoting and building on existing tools. We work in cooperation with social movements and bring together young activists, developers, designers and anyone who believes another world is possible. We believe new forms of participation need to come from below and spread to all sectors of society.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Patrice Riemens - Cryptocurrency meets Universal Basic Income (0:41:30)
  • NUUG
  • The concept of an Universal, unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is getting increasing traction in many political and economic circles, this in view of the major ('disruptive') changes society in general and the 'labor market' in particular are set to experience in the (very) near future. Though in its essence absurdly simple - the name says it all - UBI forms a complex tangle of issues, and is the subject of fierce debate. Demands for UBI are an outcome of a general discontent with the present dispensation and especially the role of finance in it. UBI also narrowly connects with the rise of a new - 'and dangerous' social class-in-forming (-Guy Standing): the 'Precariat.' Some developers of cryptocurrencies, often also members of the precariat themselves (even if the upper tier of it) -- being by definition adverse to the existing forms of (fiat) money, by now the private property of 'banksters' -- view UBI as being a uniquely appropriate platform to push thru the monetary transformation they envisage, by advocating to pay it out in (their) cryptocurrency . One of these cryptocurrencies, Duniter (1,2), even makes its own existence more or less contingent upon the existence of UBI. I am not so sure this is a good idea, and this has to do with the still unresolved, and, immo, quite fundamental problems with the 'usability' of cryptocurrencies with the population at large, and the likewise largely unresolved economic issues with the concept of cryptocurrency itself in general. Since doubt expresses uncertainty and a wish to discuss, I want to format my talk, just like I did when I discussed Bitcoin at the Göteborg FSCONS in 2015, as a dialogue with the audience, and then especially with the potentially 'tech solutionist' component in it. (1) https://duniter.org/en/presentation/ (2) http://basicincome.org/news/2017/01/interview-time-digital-basic-income/ Recorded for FSCONS by NUUG.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Vladan Joler - Networks of Metal, Sweat and Neurons (0:50:59)
  • NUUG
  • We will explore how they defined new forms of labor, exploitation and generation of enormous amount of wealth and power for their owners creating a deep economic gap between the ones who own and control the means of production and others who often live below the poverty line. We will explore different forms of immaterial labor, but also forms of hard physical labor and exploitation hidden behind fractal supply chains and invisible infrastructures of contemporary capitalism. Recorded for FSCONS by NUUG.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Maria Xynou - Collect evidence of Internet Censorship (1:07:18)
  • NUUG
  • Since 2012, the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) project has been invesnsorship around the world. OONI's network measurement software has shed light on many scary, yet interein how information controls are being deployed. From Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology being used to block media websites during heavy political protests, to country-wide internet blackouts during elections and other events. This talk will highlight some of the most striking internet censorship events that have been detected by OONI over the last years, and will include a discussion of their relation and relevance to social and political events. This talk will also explain how you can take action to uncover evidence of internet censorship in your country and beyond. Recorded by NUUG for FSCONS.
  • Machine Learning for Security - Alan Saied (0:47:37)
  • NUUG
  • The ability to mathematically classify patterns, predict events and/or identify abnormalities within a wide range of data is known as Machine Learning. For the purpose of this conference , we explain the power of data and how it can be used with Machine Learning models to identify abnormal behaviour within complex environments. We also explain the ingredients and the steps required to build a Machine Learning models to serve security tasks. This will further be followed by its complications in terms of false positives, accuracy of detection and validity of model and how this can be improved. Recorded at the OWASP Norway Day by NUUG.
  • What We’ve Learned From Billions of Security Reports - Scott Helme (0:59:29)
  • NUUG
  • Running one of the largest security reporting platforms of its kind, we handle billions of security reports for our customers every single month. Come and learn how we've scaled from handling 10,000 reports per month to 10,000 reports per second and the many evolutions our infrastructure has gone through. Alongside that come and see how, with our bird’s-eye view of such a diverse ecosystem, we’ve helped identify malware in a multinational organisation, had a malicious browser plugin taken down and much more! Recorded at the OWASP Norway Day by NUUG.
  • FSCONS 2017 - Trust, Elections and Twitter - Patricia Aas (1:04:06)
  • NUUG
  • What happened from beginning to end. What made the news and what didn't. How did it feel to be in it and how I was treated by the public, by the government and by the media. How transparency and suspiciousness is fundamental to an election system and how the lack of transparency drove me to dig further into the ballot counting system in Norway.
  • Sintel (0:14:49)
  • NUUG
  • Historien om Sintel og hennes ekspedisjon for å finne babydragen hun ble kjent med.
  • Decentralized Open Source Mesh Networks - Benedict Lau (1:12:23)
  • NUUG
  • Benedict Lau, en bidragsyter og arrangør på (Toronto Mesh), besøker oss for å snakke om å bygge nettverk for mesh-nettverk som er selvadresserende, desentralisert og fungerer uten internettforbindelse. Vi vil diskutere peer-to-peer-applikasjoner som det interplanetariske filsystemet (IPFS) og Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB), både teknisk og å utforske sosial dynamikk som oppstår når brukerne har eierskap og kontroll over webapplikasjonene de bruker. Foredraget vil gå på engelsk.
  • Thomas Sødring - Noark 5v4 som fri programvare (1:16:50)
  • NUUG
  • Prosjektet nikita-noark5-kjerne er i sitt andre år med utvikling og vi har kommet et godt stykke på veien i arbeidet med å realisere en Noark 5-kjerne som fri programvare. Noark 5v4 eller tjenestegrensesnittet som det heter er fortsatt under utvikling. Vi har utviklet nikita-noark5-kjerne i henhold til Noark 5v4 og ønsker å dele våre erfaringer med implementasjon og tolkning av Noark 5v4 standarden. Vi vil gi en overordnet beskrivelse av teknologivalgene våre og forklare hva som ligger i HATEOAS-begrepet. Noark 5v4 bruker OData som en standard for søk og vi tar også en gjennomgang hvordan det brukes. Deretter åpner vi for en diskusjon om hvilken innovasjonspotensial det ligger i en Noark 5-kjerne som fri programvare og hva som skjer hvis arkivering blir gratis.
  • Trustworthy computers (0:58:18)
  • NUUG
  • Jonas Smedegaard, Debian developer and PureOS developer, talks about backdoors in computers, and explains how some laptops, servers, and phones minimize such risks. He brings a Purism Librem13 laptop and a few other gadgets.
  • Virtual Machines and Where to Find Them (0:44:24)
  • NUUG
  • Viua VM is a greenfield virtual machine designed for parallel execution. Its instruction set aims to facilitate writing reliable, correct, concurrent software. Such an undertaking is not completed in a day or two - work on Viua started in December 2014, and is still ongoing. Viua positions itself as a contender to the throne currently occupied by Erlang's VM - BEAM. Apart from a technical overview, this talk will give a tour of the "softer" problems one may encounter while working on a piece of non-trivial Free Software. It will also discuss how work on such software may affect one's position in the academia and in the business world. This will be described from an undergraduate student's point of view, early in their carreer.
  • Trustworthy computers (0:58:23)
  • NUUG
  • Jonas Smedegaard presents Trustworthy computers. Buying a new laptop, phone or other computer is not easy. Many computers can run Linux nowadays, but depending on your needs fewer of them work well, if security is one of your concerns then options available to you surprisingly shrink to almost zero. The talk will highlight some security issues and advice on what to look for in computers - laptops, phones and small home servers - for those of us concerned about privacy and want full control over our computing environments. Jonas Smedegaard is a freelance systems administrator and developer with a special interest in ethically designed computers and software. Jonas is a long time Debian developer involved with several Blends including FreedomBox and DebianParl where ethical aspects of hardware and software is crucial. Since mid 2017 Jonas has been hired by Purism to help develop the Debian-based PureOS shipped with their line of Librem laptops and a future Librem phone. NUUG talk from 2018-01-09.
  • Nivlheim, et verktøy for datainnsamling fra datamaskiner (0:31:58)
  • NUUG
  • Øyvind Hagberg presenterer Nivlheim. USIT drifter maskinparken til UIO, som består av 2800+ servere (fysiske og virtuelle). Vi har utviklet et verktøy som kontinuerlig samler inn informasjon om disse, bl.a. hvordan de er konfigurert og hva slags hardware de har. Det hjelper oss å holde oversikt. Presentasjonen handler om hvordan dette verktøyet virker, og hvilke muligheter det gir oss. Vi går inn på noen tekniske detaljer, og snakker om historikken bak designvalg. Til slutt snakker vi om hva vi gjør for å gjøre dette verktøyet om til åpen kildekode, og hva vi planlegger videre. Øyvind Hagberg jobber i driftsavdelingen på USIT. Han holder på med utvikling av støttesystemer for drift av maskinparken. Han har bakgrunn som utvikler, og har jobbet på USIT siden 2014. NUUG talk from 2017-12-12.
  • TED - Rutger Bregman: Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash (0:15:03)
  • NUUG
  • "Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all. TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.
  • Opne offentlege data (1:22:05)
  • NUUG
  • Kva skjer med opne data i Norge? I fleire år har offentleg sektor gjort sine data tilgjengelege så dei kan brukast av andre. Brukarane kan vere både frå privat sektor/sivilsamfunnet - såkalla vidarebruk - eller at offentleg sektor sjølve gjenbruker data. I foredraget gir Livar Bergheim ein kort introduksjon om du ikkje er kjent med opne data, du får høyre eksempel på bruk av opne data, kort historikk, kva er status, kva skjer (nye retningslinjer, felles datakatalog m.m.) og vegen vidare. NUUG talk from 2017-10-10.