Jacob Appelbaum, a hacktivist and Wikileaks volunteer, opened Europe's largest annual hacker meeting, the Chaos Computer Club conference, by warning that state security services are quickly building up their surveillance networks. He warned that U.S. data center "wants to spy on all of us," calling such surveillance an attack on human dignity.
US hacker and Wikileaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum warned of the growing threat of state surveillance, as Europe's largest annual hacker meeting opened Thursday in Germany.
About 6,000 programmers and "hacktivists" were meeting in Hamburg for the four-day Chaos Computer Club conference, focused on safeguarding civil rights and privacy in the information age.
Appelbaum, a computer security researcher for the non-profit Tor Project, warned that state security services are quickly building up their surveillance networks.