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T Subway Hack Case Gets Worse

Either the coverage is missing something, or there is something terribly wrong happening in the MBTA hacker case. See Boston (T) Party — Judge Puts Gag Order on MIT Students in MBTA Hack Presentation.

CNET reports that not only did the Judge let the temporary restraining order he granted last weekend remain in place, but extended it and ordered the MIT researchers to turn over more of their research to the MBTA.

The MBTA’s attorneys incredibly argued that the “defendants enjoy no protections under the First Amendment.” (source). Interesting argument. I suppose that the new legal standard is that the First Amendment applies to all expression except child porn, true threats, fighting words, obscenity (after a court applies the Miller test), and now speech that embarrasses the MBTA.

See EFF release on the case.

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