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Tech, it seems, has become so integrated into mainstream culture that it is now simply commonplace for celebrities to just show up at hacker events. Take action star Will Smith, for example, who showed up willynilly (heh) at Defcon in Las Vegas for 20 minutes before slyly exiting to avoid getting mobbed.
Last week, hackers from around the world gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the annual DefCon conference. It is the kind of event where attendees are advised to avoid hotel ATMs, and it is not somewhere you’d want to go with any top-secret electronic devices. Infoworld reports that, on Friday, into this lion’s den strode National Security Agency Director General Keith B. Alexander, who appeared before the Sin City summit to solicit attendees’ assistance.