This story takes a lighthearted approach to a serious topic – authoritarian governments using technology to spy on and repress their citizens, and how motivated people can fight back.

This story won Second Place in the DEF CON 27 Short Story Contest (2019).

Tone DEF: a DEF CON Love Story

In which a DEF CON N00b , Max, tries to be more extroverted while attending a Skytalks session. Hilarity and drama ensue.