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WATCH: Aaron Swartz Found NSA Scope 'Scary'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

One year after Internet activist Aaron Swartz's death, a group of activists and online platforms are uniting for a day of activism against the Nationa...

Here's The Video That Got Aaron Swartz Arrested

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

In 2011, a video was recorded of then 24-year-old programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz breaking into a computer closet at the Massachusetts I...

Ryan J. Reilly

Stephen Heymann, Aaron Swartz Prosecutor, Compared Internet Activist To Rapist: MIT Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The federal prosecutor who managed the Justice Department's case against the late Aaron Swartz compared the Internet pioneer to a rapist...

Gerry Smith

MIT Did Not 'Call In The Feds' To Pursue Aaron Swartz, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not target the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but they failed to show leadership in a...

MIT Delays Release Of Aaron Swartz Case Details

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

MIT attorneys have asked a judge to redact information from documents detailing the investigation into Aaron Swartz -- further delaying a full account...

Secret Service Must Turn Over Files On Aaron Swartz, Judge Rules

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

The Secret Service must release documents about its investigation into Aaron Swartz to a journalist, a judge has ruled, potentially revealing for the ...

Previously Sealed Documents To Be Released In Swartz Case

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents in the criminal hacking case against deceased Internet ac...

Gerry Smith

MIT Officials Have Faced Harassment, Personal Threats Since Aaron Swartz's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have faced harassment and personal threats since the death of well-known Internet activist Aaro...

Zach Carter

Republican Senator Hits Holder Over Swartz's Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a sharply worded letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday questioning the Department of Jus...

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz's Father: MIT Put 'Institutional Concerns Ahead of Compassion'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology declined to support a plea deal that could have allowed Aaron Swartz to avoid prison because th...

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz Case 'Snowballed Out Of MIT's Hands'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology

Aaron Swartz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seemed to hold similar beliefs about open access on the Internet. Swartz, a well-known I...

WATCH: Should Academic Publishing Be Accessible To All?

Posted 01.15.2013 | College

Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz committed suicide Friday after well over a year of fighting charges he downloaded nearly 5 million academic journal arti...

Gerry Smith

MIT Refused To Help Keep Aaron Swartz Out Of Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology declined to support a petition last fall from Aaron Swartz's attorneys that could have helped t...

Ryan J. Reilly

Aaron Swartz's Lawyer Says Prosecutor Was Out For Publicity

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal prosecutor who reportedly insisted on jail time for the late Aaron Swartz was "very, very difficult to deal with," Swartz's ...

Hackers for Right, We Are One Down

Gabriella Coleman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology
Gabriella Coleman

As the public confronts the tragic loss of that astonishing hacker, who for too short of a time poured his soul into making the world a better place, who improved everyone's life who uses the Internet, maybe this time we can see a different side to hackers.

Aaron Swartz Was Gifted and Brave. Too Bad He Wasn't 'Too Big to Fail'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Nothing can bring Aaron Swartz back. But if his death serves to shed light on these issues, if the American people finally demand answers about these perversions of justice, I like to think he'd be happy about that.

Gerry Smith

Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too Severe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Before his apparent suicide Friday, Internet activist Aaron Swartz was facing trial for allegedly stealing millions of scholarly journal articles from...

MIT Launching Internal Probe After Swartz's Suicide

Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released a statement on Sunday about the suicide of internet activist Aaron Swartz, announc...

Prosecutor as Bully

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

The billions of snippets of sadness and bewilderment spinning across the Net confirm who this amazing boy Aaron Swartz was to all of us. It angers me that he did what he did. But if we're going to learn from this, we can't let slide what brought him here.