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
Boston Magazine

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Users should be informed when their content comes under threat of removal from the Internet. This tool could help. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks...

Jul 29 @ 4:05pm

"Surveillance technologies are being deployed by local police across the US, often without any oversight." http://www.alternet.org/civil...

Jul 29 @ 1:47pm

Big security step from a major site: Google turns on HSTS for its core domain. https://security.googleblog.c...

Jul 29 @ 12:59pm
JavaScript license information