Def Con asks feds to take 'time-out' from hacking conference

By Jesse
Jul 11, 2013
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  1. Every year since Def Con started in 1993, the hacking conference has brought together industry professionals, hackers, academics, and members of the federal government to talk about computer- and hacking-related subjects. This year marks the first time ever that the...

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  2. dms96960

    dms96960 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 220   +19

    They don't really need to be there since they will probably be "listening in."
    grumpiman and Julio Franco like this.
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 266   +77

    Not sure how they plan to keep the US gov't from attending, I'm sure 20% of the attendees will be forwarding ALL the info they get, gladly , to the NSA, HS...
  4. umbala

    umbala Newcomer, in training Posts: 19

    I think you totally missed the point. Uninviting the feds was not intended to try and keep government agencies "in the dark" about what's happening at Def Con.
  5. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 266   +77

    Then it was a hollow gesture as know one is going to care.. Feds are screwing over the populous, the people that most hackers champion and I doubt most people there are overly fond of the feds lying to their face last year at what is suppose to be an 'open hand' event.

  6. highlander84

    highlander84 TechSpot Member Posts: 98   +20


    Not only that, the article states for those who do not know what its all about ?the spirit of openness, verified trust, and mutual respect," They have clearly shown they have little concern for such things. I think its a great call.


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