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NSA Chief Heckled By Security Experts, Hackers At Conference

The head of the National Security Agency defended the government’s much-criticized surveillance program at a computer hackers’ conference Wednesday.

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"We stand for freedom," Army Gen. Keith Alexander said. "Bullshit!" a member of the audience screamed.

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