Brickbat: Fishing Expedition


New Jersey officials are demanding that four MIT students hand over the source-code for a bitcoin-mining tool they developed as well as a list of all websites that might have run it. The tool allows visitors to a website to avoid seeing ads if they allow their computer to be used to mine bitcions. New Jersey officials say they aren't accusing the four of any wrongdoing but they are concerned that the tool has been used on websites within the state.