LAS VEGAS -- Tensions were high as the National Security Agency's Gen. Keith Alexander took the stage here in front of a packed room of security industry professionals and hackers of all stripes.
The general at the forefront of the surveillance scandal currently enveloping the NSA walked up to the podium in the conference center at Caesar's Palace amid audience murmurings that he was going to avoid the issue.
Instead, it was the focus of his keynote speech.
"How do we protect our civil liberties and privacy?" he asked the 3,200 people filling the room … Read more