NSA capo heckled at Black Hat conference

Noted perjuror and NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared onstage at the Black Hat security conference today, where he was heckled by audience members, notably a 30-year-old security consultant named Jon McCoy, who shouted things like "Freedom!" and "Bullshit!" and then got into some more substantive points.

“Bullshit!” McCoy shouted.

“Not bad,” Alexander said, as applause broke out in the crowd. “But I think what you’re saying is that in these cases, what’s the distinction, where’s the discussion and what tools do we have to stop this.”

“No, I’m saying I don’t trust you!” shouted McCoy.

“You lied to Congress. Why would people believe you’re not lying to us right now?” another voice in the crowd added.

“I haven’t lied to Congress,” Alexander responded, visibly tensing. “I do think it’s important for us to have this discussion. Because in my opinion, what you believe is what’s written in the press without looking at the facts. This is the greatest technical center of gravity in the world. I ask that you all look at those facts.”

NSA Director Heckled At Conference As He Asks For Security Community's Understanding [Andy Greenberg/Forbes]

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  1. Who does he think he's kidding? I saw his talk at Defcon last year and it didn't pass the laugh test.

    A man who tells lies merely hides the truth, but a man who tells half-lifes has forgotten where he put it.

  2. I'm not up to date on Gen. Alexander. I know DNI Clapper lied to Congress, but did Alexander?

    Edit: btw, be gentle. I'm not asking as a troll. I hate these fuckers. I'm just curious what the evidence of his lying is since I haven't seen it yet.

  3. Because in my opinion, what you believe is what’s written in the press
    without looking at the facts.

    But what facts do we get to look at? If the NSA had its way the only "facts" we would be allowed to examine are those officially declassified and released to the press.

    What do we call the data released by leakers?

  4. That part where he said he hadn't lied to Congress? That was a lie.

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