Gag Order Remains In Place On MIT Sudents Who Hacked MBTA

August 15, 2008

U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. has kept a gag order in place against MIT students who hacked into the MBTA electronic payment system....Washington (ChattahBox) – U.S. District Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. has kept a gag order in place against MIT students who hacked into the MBTA electronic payment system.

The MBTA is fearful that if the information is released to the public via the MIT students, it could cause a major security issue for the MBTA.

Many have tried to push for the gag order to be removed, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

The EFF argued that it was against the Constitution to keep the students under the gag order.

The judge though not only kept it in place, but wants them to hand over the report they turned into their MIT professor, which they got an A for.

A hearing is set for next week, with the restraining order being the topic of discussion.


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