Cambridge University Responds Beautifully to Bank's Takedown Demand (via @mgeist)

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Fri, Jan 7th, 2011 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Professor Ross Anderson, of Cambridge University, took the time to reply to a bank's request to take down a student's thesis. The paper discussed defensive mechanisms against the newly discovered No-PIN vulnerability without revealing any new information on this exposure.

[...] you seem to think that we might censor a student's thesis, which is lawful and already in the public domain, simply because a powerful interest finds it inconvenient. This shows a deep misconception of what universities are and how we work. Cambridge is the University of Erasmus, of Newton and Darwin; censoring writings that offend the powerful is offensive to our deepest values.

Read all of Professor Ross Anderson's reply here [PDF].

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