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T hacking exposes a deeper clash

Where agency sees attack, MIT students talk of constructive exploration

From left, Alessandro Chiesa, R.J. Ryan, and Zack Anderson face a hearing tomorrow over a project they developed they contend hacks into the MBTA's automated fare-collection system. From left, Alessandro Chiesa, R.J. Ryan, and Zack Anderson face a hearing tomorrow over a project they developed they contend hacks into the MBTA's automated fare-collection system. (Marissa Vogt/The Tech)
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / August 18, 2008

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Recent inventions to emerge from the workshop of Zack Anderson include the "Killbot," a radio-controlled robot with a "1,500,000-candlepower spotlight to blind the victim," a bullhorn "to terrify victims," and a spinning drill bit "to bore through obstacles." (Full article: 993 words)

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