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Def Con hackers and 'feds' reach an uneasy detente

CIA, NSA and FBI may now take part in panels, presentations

PLUGGING LOOPHOLES: Def Con volunteers working as 'goons' at the conference have booted out agents of foreign intelligence groups secretly recording goings on at the gathering, says Mr Moss.

Las Vegas

THERE was some bridge-building, but a real rift remained on Saturday between US spy agencies and the world's most infamous hacker gathering.

Scandalous revelations about sweeping online snooping by intelligence agents caused fury in the Def Con hacker community two years