Hackers raising funds for cancer research

Hackers raising funds for cancer research

Summary: Hackers attending next month's Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur are pitching in to raise funds for the Malaysian National Cancer Council.

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Hackers attending next month's Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur are pitching in to raise funds for the Malaysian National Cancer Council.

Conference organizers plan to screen two indie films celebrating the hacker culture -- Freedom Downtime and Urchin -- and donate all the proceeds to cancer research. It will be the first time these movies are filmed in the Asia Pacific region.

Freedom Downtime, directed by Emmanuel Goldstein, is a documentary sympathetic to convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick.

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  • Almost worth buying a ticket to Kuala Lumpur

    Urchin and Freedom Downtime are the twin towers of hacker cinema.
    Urchin is an amazing urban fantasy and FD is an unforgetable doc.
    shoktai@...
    • Fly Singapore's national Airlines

      It's got the best service to that part of the world and it's a bit more expensive but it's worth the extra bucks. Just a piece of advice from someone who has traveled to that part of the world on a regular basis. My company has a factory in Penang and I had to be over there a lot when we were setting up our computer systems. It's KL is a pretty cool place as long as you're male. It's better than most Islamic countries in it's treatment of women but that's not saying much.
      maldain