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Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Software |

Defcon not the feds will let the hacker conference

Defcon not the feds will let the hacker conference

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For the first time since it began in 1992, prohibit entry to federal agents, in the midst of the controversy over the program of the National Agency (NSA) in the United States.

“For over two decades, has been a nexus Defcon Open hacker culture, a place where the pros, hackers, academics and federal can meet, share ideas and party on neutral territory,” said founder Jeff Moss (Dark Tangent ) in a post on the official blog . “When it comes to sharing and socializing with federal, recent revelations have caused many in the community are uncomfortable with this relationship. For this reason, I think it would be better for everyone involved if the feds take a “rest” and not to go to Defcon this year, “he said.

The convention is scheduled for between 1 and 4 August in Las Vegas. The rejection marks a major change agents for Defcon. The Director of the U.S. Defense Department, Jim Christy, attended the convention since 1999 with the task of attracting talented to military and government agencies, and many agents anonymously attend the event.

The ties between the government and the convention only had narrowed in recent years – in 2009, Jeff Moss joined the National Security Council to bring in computer security matters, and last year the Director Keith Alexander, lectured at Defcon.

However, the revelation of Edward Snowden has caused a massive jolt to expose the espionage which for many is illegal and abusive.

Link: For first time ever, feds Asked to sit out of Defcon hacker conference (ArsTechnica)

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