In the wake of revelations about the NSA's PRISM program, Defcon's founder asks federal government employees to skip this year's hacker convention.
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The federal government is persona non grata at this year's Defcon.
For the first time in the 21-year history of the famed hacker's convention, government employees are being asked to stay away, albeit in a polite fashion.
Defcon founder Jeff Moss, aka The Dark Tangent, posted the following request late Wednesday on the event's site: