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Defcon hacking conference disinvites government agencies

President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California, on June 6, 2013.

Fallout continues over revelations about secret government surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. And today part of that fallout may have a chilling effect on the government's ability to recruit talented computer coders and hackers.

Will Oremus, tech blogger for Slate magazine, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss the Def Con Hacking Conference and why the government was disinvited.

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