Calling all hecklers

August 1, 2013 by History in a Hurry

I read this article last night, and my first thought was “War is peace. Slavery is freedom. Secret courts are justice. Surveillance is privacy.”

And the people replied: “Bull—-!”


by Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff

Covering the worlds of data security, privacy and hacker culture.


7/31/2013 @ 2:16PM

NSA Director Heckled At Conference As He Asks For Security Community’s Understanding

When NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared at the Las Vegas security conference Black Hat Wednesday morning, he hoped to mend the NSA’s reputation in the eyes of thousands of the conference’s hackers and security professionals. It didn’t go exactly as planned.

Alexander was about a half hour into his talk when a 30-year-old security consultant named Jon McCoy shouted “Freedom!”

“Exactly,” responded Alexander. “We stand for freedom.”

“Bullshit!” McCoy shouted.

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