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Black Hat USA 2013: Edward Snowden cutout, sponsor hall
We went back to FileTrek's Edward Snowden "Hero or villian?" vote at the side of the Black Hat Sponsor Hall to see how the vote was going. Their friendly representative said that at the end of the first day, they were astonished to count the tally and find an even split - a 91-91 heat (attendees voted by putting chips in either of the "hero" or "villain" canisters on FileTrek's table).
FileTrek told us that they would publish the total results after Black Hat ends today, and that voters came in three distinct flavors: one who would put a chip right in the "villain" canister calling him a traitor, another who'd unhesitatingly vote for "hero" and a third who asked if FileTrek would put a can in the middle.
Its booth and cardboard cutout of Edward Snowden was situated directly across the aisle from Snowden's former government contractor employer, Booz Allen Hamilton.