hacker ethic

Hacker ethic is a term for the moral values and philosophy that are common in hacker culture. In other words, those who possess positive hacker ethic acknowledge that sharing information and data responsibly is very beneficial and helpful.

 

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In the project AI AI Barbie we design new frameworks for responsible use of AI in toys with parents, children and experts from different disciplines.

 

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What is the effect of algorithms on our society? Intern Mark van Koningsveld did research with Tinder chatbots that put users in a box.

 

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What is the effect of algorithms on our society? Six Tinder chatbots have been active in Amsterdam to place users in a 'box'.

 

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Waag will host the monthly meet-up of Code for NL on September 20 on the topic 'Ethics in technology'.

 

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Henk from Waag tells why we need more hackers and people with the hacker attitude. Teaching this to kids is a good start, he explains.

 

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An overview of fragments, with a short description, as chosen by Marleen Stikker for the third episode of VPRO Zomergasten of 2018.

 

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"Trust Me, I'm an Artist” is an internationally renowned series of events debating the ethical issues that arise when art meets science. Can and should an artist exhibit fragments of wild DNA that have the potential to cause antibiotic resistance in infectious diseases in order to raise awareness of this sublime existential risk?

 

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As part of Trust Me, I'm an Artist, artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy are each taking multiple Ancestry DNA tests. During this event, the artists will present their findings and discuss the bioethical issues with a specially convened ethics committee.

 

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During this hands-on workshop we will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently!

 

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During this hands-on workshop we will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently! We will work in small groups, with sensors, arduinos and soldering irons.

 

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Waag was at SHA2017: the hacker event in the Netherlands. How was it and what were the highlights?

 

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It is held every four years, each time under a different name: a unique Dutch hacker camp. This year's edition is called SHA (Still Hacking Anyway) and is taking place in Flevoland (Zeewolde). With'TSJA2017: Technopolitics Village' Waag participates in the programme.

 

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Frank Kresin (research director) will give a presentation in Sao Paulo, at the Red Bull Basement Festival on 20 August 2016.

 

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10-07-2015

What the Hack?

Hackathons, as in ‘condensed timeframes were programmers come together to collectively or individually achieve something out of the ordinary’ (a more comprehensive definition can be found on Wikipedia) have existed for decades, but became wildly popular after the 2008 Apps for Democracy contest in Washington.

 

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In Hamburg, I learned about hacks for every piece of digital technology that I use. While sitting in the train back home, I tried to sort out the massive amount of overwhelming information, revelations and insights that were presented to me at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress (#30C3).

 

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With our computers and mobile devices we are generating a huge amount of data, even by just being connected to mobile networks and the internet. Governments and companies are very interested in our data and approriate our data without our explicit consent. One way to raise awareness of the possible technical solutions to protect yourself online is organizing a so-called CryptoParty.

 

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This meeting on 4 november 2013 is a fourth in a Masterclass Net politics organized by Bits of Freedom, Waag, Netwerk Democratie, Open State Foundation and Kennisland.

 

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You are invited to join the last Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) before OHM2013! TA3M is an informal meetup for techno-activists, hacktivists and anyone interested in free and open technology. The event takes place in different cities around the globe every third Monday of the month.

 

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From the European Open Cities project a new challenge has started to build apps that help cities manage their challenges related to tourism, titled Open Data Tourism Hack at home. It brings together two important themes of the smart city - open data and sensor networks - and uses them to help European cities find new ways to manage the big challenges and benefits of tourism today.

 

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DDoS attacks on banks, cybercrime as a threat to our economic prosperity and information leaks in large systems. Issues that ethical hackers try to map by ‘hacking’ into networks. On June 14 Netwerk Democratie, Waag and Internet Society organize a debate on Ethical Hacking.

 

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Should we all become hackers? My answer is ‘no’. But if you ask me if we all should develop some hacker mentality, my answer would be ‘yes’, most definitely.