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DEF CON hacker conference offers tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

DEF CON hacker conference offers tips on how to detect, escape surveillance

Since Edward Snowden helped reveal wide-scale government snooping programs, the conspiracy-oriented elements of the cyber-security community have become a little more emboldened. Many describe the series of news articles that resulted from Snowden’s leaks as a seminal moment, when their more far-fetched concerns about privacy could no longer be so easily dismissed as tin-foil-hat paranoia. This week in Las Vegas, where thousands gathered for the annual DEF CON hacker conference, that paranoia was embraced as hundreds filled a large theater to hear Phil Polstra talk.            The associate professor of digital forensics at...

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