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In hacking talent, Argentines stand out

Nicole Perlroth  |  Buenos Aires 

Want to learn how to break into the computerised heart of a medical device or an electronic voting machine? Maybe a smartphone or even a car? Thanks to the legacy of military rule and a culture of breaking rules of all sorts, Argentina has become one of the best places on earth to find people who could show you how. As Silicon Valley's talent war has gone global, particularly for those skilled at breaking into things, this Latin American nation has become a rich recruiting ground for corporations and governments. Companies need hackers to help defend against online criminals and ...

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First Published: Tue, December 01 2015. 20:51 IST