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Judge lifts MIT students' card-hacking gag order
The three Massachusetts Institute of Technology students who have been barred by a court order from discussing subway card vulnerabilities are now free to say what they want...
Lawyers for the students, in a case that has generated more attention in local media concerned about problems in the transit system than it has among national media concerned about privacy issues, welcomed the judge's decision. "This was a case of shooting the messenger," said Cindy Cohn, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based advocacy group that was representing the students along with the Massachusetts affiliate of the ACLU and the Fish & Richardson law firm.