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DEF CON To Feds: We Need Some Time Apart – Krebs on Security

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One of the more time-honored traditions at DEF CON — the massive hacker convention held each year in Las Vegas — is “Spot-the-Fed,” a defconplayful and mostly harmless contest to out undercover government agents who attend the show. But that game might be a bit tougher when the conference rolls around again next month: In an apparent reaction to recent revelations about far-reaching U.S. government surveillance programs, DEF CON organizers are asking feds to just stay away.