Welcome to DefCon, the largest gathering of hackers in the world. In the crowd is Nico Sell. Sell is founder and chairman of the online privacy organization, Wickr Foundation. She’s on a mission to change our perception of hackers, from sinister antagonists to invaluable assets. She believes hacking is a superpower, and wants to make sure those powers end up in the right hands. So she started Rootz Asylum to equip the next generation with the tools to both thrive and protect themselves in our hyper-connected world.

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