BOSTON - A suit brought against three MIT students last week by the MBTA prevented them from presenting their findings on Boston subway security vulnerabilities at the DEFCON conference in Las Vegas. Professional security researchers have expressed concerns that the gag order and the treatment of the students as criminals may dissuade researchers from identifying vulnerabilities in public systems for fear of litigation. As a result, vulnerable systems may remain unfixed and pose a risk to those who use them.
BOSTON - The following fragmentary communique reaches Open Media Boston from three of our key operatives who risked their lives yesterday evening to penetrate the so-called "Apple Store" on Boylston St. - otherwise known as the newest regional headquarters of the Apple Cult. As is well known by partisans of computer freedom everywhere, the goal of the cult is nothing less than total world domination.
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