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Feds asked to sit out Defcon hacking conference this year

Lucian Constantin | July 12, 2013
Some hackers don't like the idea of socializing with government agents at Defcon following recent US surveillance revelations.

A highly visible presence from the government at Defcon is likely to generate conflict from people upset over the Snowden revelations, Graham said. "From shouting matches, to physical violence, to 'hack the fed,' something bad might occur. Or, simply attendees will choose to stay away. Any reasonable conference organizer, be they pro-fed or anti-fed, would want to reduce the likelihood of this conflict."

 

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