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DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEFCON took place in June 1993. DEF CON is renowned for the "arcane arts" of drinking, socializing, debugging, and crowd control. DEFCON is what y

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NEW Safe Mode Swag in the Shop!

We’ve got some brand new #DEFCONSafeMode items available at the DEF CON eBay store - a very cool pin, new flag, and a new tee and hoody with our beloved Jack in #glitchmode. Tighten up your Zoom game with a fresh new look!

Badgelife on the DEF CON Forums!

Attention #Badgelife enthusiasts - the #DEFCONForums has a dedicated thread for people who want to talk badges, including #safemode badges. Share, swap, sell, window-shop - join the conversation!

DEF CON Short Story Contest Still Open! Only One Week Left!

Reminder to all the hacker scribes out there - the DEF CON Safe Mode Short Story Contest closes July 1! Don't let procrastination rob you of your chance at glory and fabulous prizes!

Check Out the Con Calendar!

DEF CON Safe Mode Reminder: We’re keeping a calendar over on the DEF CON Forums with all the deadlines for content. As a bunch of these deadlines are imminent, it’s worth throwing a bookmark down on it. While you’re there you can also get involved in all sorts of planning discussions - your help and feedback are a big part of making this happen....

Black Lives Matter

To DEF CON, Black lives matter. Justice matters. Accountability matters. Acts performed by those with a badge are performed by the consent of all of us - because the authority of the badge ultimately does not belong to its bearer. The authority of the badge is on loan from us, the people. There are real inequities in the way the law is applied...

DEF CON China 2 is Canceled

We postponed the DEF CON China 2 event, hoping we'd be able to pick another date in 2020. Sadly, even now in mid-June we have too many unresolved concerns to go forward. We're cancelling DEF CON China 2, but we're hopeful we can return to Beijing in 2021. You can read DT's blog post about it in the DEF CON forums.

New DEF CON is Canceled Swag Up on our eBay Store!

Swag alert! The DEF CON store has a ton of new #DEFCONisCanceled goodies for your delectation. The much requested mask is here, along with hats, pins and stickers. Thanks to everyone for your support while we construct #defconsafemode - stay tuned for even more new swag items in the coming days! Stay safe, and stay in touch.

DEF CON SAFE MODE Village Activity is Growing!

DEF CON Safe Mode is growing fast - check out these links to some of the Villages that are signing up to take part! New CFPs are opening up by the day. But don't stop there - jump into the forums and join the discussion. Your feedback is a crucial part of creating a great Con, so join us as we build this thing out. Exciting, ain't it? From IOT...

DEF CON eBay Store is Back!

The DEF CON eBay store is back online! Thanks for bearing with us while we got everything sorted out. DEF CON Safe Mode merchandise (and all other DC merch, for that matter) will be available only on the DEF CON eBay store. Stay tuned for new #defconiscanceled items, stay safe, and stay in touch with us on the DEF CON FORUMS!

New DEF CON Groups section on the DEF CON Forums

Over on the #defconforums we're building a whole new section for #defcongroups with mini forums for each #DCG! Share pictures, meeting info, project ideas, collaborate with other groups - make it yours. Let's get them rocking! https://forum.defcon.org/DEFCONGroups

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