Last days in Barcelona and #OHM2013

Posted: July 21st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: barcelona, ohm2013, personal | Tags: , , | No Comments »

A lot of stuff happened, since I blogged about my trip to Tokyo. In late May, I finished the final draft of my PhD thesis on the implications of third-party access to social networking data and hope that to defend my thesis soon. Currently, we are enjoying our last days in Barcelona before we return back to Vienna in beginning of August.
Regarding research, I have been working on analyzing social networking apps and planed new research project. As soon as our research on social app security and privacy have been accepted at a peer-reviewed conference, I will publish the essence of our findings here.
In 10 days I will attend OHM2013 with some colleges from our research lab. I am already super-excited to attend OHM2013 which also marks the end of my PhD studies, which I basically started with HAR09.


さようなら Tokio

Posted: April 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: personal, random, tokyo | No Comments »

Morgen Sonntag geht es zurück nach Barcelona. Tokio ist eine unglaublich spannende Stadt und wir haben die ganzen zehn Tage in der japanischen Hauptstadt verbracht. Unser Hotel war in Shibuya, einem sehr jungen Viertel, mit der berühmten Shibuya Kreuzung. Neben den Izakaya’s in Shibuya, haben mich vor allem das Shinjuku Golden Gai und die Aussicht vom Mori Tower beeindruckt.
Außer mit Sightseeing haben wir auch einige Zeit mit Shopping verbracht. Eine Geschäft dass ich sehr spannend gefunden habe, war die Don Quijote – Kette, die alles mögliche verkauft. Die Don Quijote Geschäfte sind von oben bis unten (mit Ramsch) gefüllt, Produkte werden auch teilweise mit Videos beworben:

Eine Auswahl von Tokio Schnappschüssen unter folgenden Link:

Google+ Foto Album Tokio 2013


Traveling to Tokyo soon

Posted: April 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: personal, random, tokyo | No Comments »

Next week I will travel to Tokyo with a very good friend of mine. I am already pretty excited about the whole trip and might meet up with a bunch of nice guys in Tokyo. Also some of our research hackers are currently doing an internship at NII.

Hopefully I will post some pictures of the Japan trip in a few weeks and finally overcome my “bloger’s block”  🙂


Happy new year 2013

Posted: January 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 29c3, personal, random, security | No Comments »

Happy belated new year everyone!

2012 was an exciting year for me. In August, we moved to Barcelona and I am doing my research in a lab at UPC now. Towards the end of last year I also finished some new security and privacy research on Facebook. Hopefully I will be able to post some results soon. In December 2012 we attended the CCC in Hamburg. 29C3 featured some cool talks and the streams are already available online; go download and watch some of them!

Like last year, this year’s resolutions include to blog more often. 😉 I am already curios what 2013 will bring.
Markus


ICT in Spain 6 years later

Posted: August 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: barcelona, personal, random | No Comments »

We arrived well in Barcelona and six years later I reside in sunny Spain again. To my surprise the ICT situation has improved quite a lot over the past years. Flats in Barcelona now have Internet connection speeds of 10Mbits or even 20Mbits and low cost mobile phone operators such as Pepephone did emerge. Moreover, Amazon recently launched an online store in Spain. With all these improvements there is nothing keeping us from blogging our experiences in Barcelona from time to time, have a look at: Ratoncito y Elefante (in German)