Universities are shifting en masse to solutions like Zoom or Microsoft Teams to manage remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital that classrooms do not become spaces for data extraction. I’m part of a collective called Zoom Out that’s pushing universities to adopt in-house open source solutions. You can read our manifesto, and an overview of Zoom’s privacy and security violations, on Medium.
Last week I was at the 35th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig to talk on a panel about building inclusive hacker and maker communities. The Congress is organised annually by Europe’s largest hacker association, the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), and is the continent’s oldest and largest hacker convention. This year it hosted 16,000 visitors who