MIT Students Are Battling With New Jersey Officials to Save Their Startup Company

To help fend off the out-of-state authorities, who were concerned Tidbit may have breached the security of people’s computers through unauthorized access, Rubin and his team enlisted the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, and their lawyers. The EFF is a donor-funded non-profit that defends free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights in the digital world, according to their website.

In January, the EFF responded to the New Jersey AG’s request for documents and sensitive user information, trying to dismiss the subpoena, even though the request was not a criminal charge, but rather a preliminary investigation into Tidbits activities under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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