2600's Emmanuel Goldstein sez, "The HOPE Number Nine speaker schedule is out - over 100 talks on a whole variety of subjects. This conference in particular shows how much the hacker community has evolved over the decades. There are talks on the Arab Spring, protecting anonymity, fighting surveillance, artistic expression, encryption, lockpicking, activism, pirate radio, etc., plus all of the latest security exploits and open source inventions. Of the nine HOPE conferences so far, this one seems to have the most diverse group of people participating from all around the world, bringing with them some really interesting topics and ideas, and, as a result, expanding tremendously what we consider to be the world of hackers."

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