by Mike Masnick
Tue, Aug 19th 2008 7:32pm
While it took about a week and a half, a judge has now lifted the gag order that had prevented some MIT students from sharing a presentation about vulnerabilities in the Boston subway system. The judge refused to ban the students from talking about it for a period of five months (which the MBTA insisted it needed to fix the system). This is definitely a win for free speech, though I'm sure the debate over how and when to disclose security vulnerabilities will continue for a long, long time.
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