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Aaron Swartz Suicide

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

What the Aaron Swartz Tragedy Means to His Generation

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

His actions were rare and powerful acts of civil disobedience not commonly seen in our generation. Though his time on the planet was short, Swartz made a monumental impact. The fact that his last days were spent in such darkness is truly heartbreaking.

Ryan J. Reilly

Congresswoman Introduces 'Aaron's Law' Honoring Swartz | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) took to the online forum Aaron Swartz helped found on Tuesday night to propose legislation honoring the late...

Gerry Smith

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

Bullying Aaron Swartz

Dale Cooper | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Dale Cooper

I believe that the prosecution for the United States threatened Swartz's emotional and physical well-being, and, faced with a court battle that he could not possibly finance with his own personal wealth, he took his own life. It bullied Swartz, and it should be held responsible in some way.

Aaron Swartz's Father: My Son Was 'Killed By The Government'

AP | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was "killed by the government," his father told mourners Tuesday during his son's funera...

Ryan J. Reilly

Influential House Republican Investigating Zealous Prosecution In Internet Pioneer's Suicide | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is investigating the Justice Department's prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the In...

Aaron Swartz: What We Can Do to Remember Him

Khanh Ho | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Khanh Ho

Those of you who are bracketed by the digital world -- everyone reading this -- should take a moment to mourn the loss of Aaron Swartz: activist, hack...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

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 | 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 | 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.

Harvard Law Prof Calls Charges Against Aaron Swartz 'Outrageous'

Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig joined HuffPost Live Monday to discuss the death of and charges against internet activist Aaron Swartz, w...

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.

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...

Anonymous Hacks Prestigious University For Aaron Swartz

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.15.2013 | College

Internet activists with the group Anonymous claimed credit for hacking the Massachusetts Institute of Technology website Sunday, in memoriam of the Aa...

Gerry Smith

Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too Severe? | 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...

The Prosecution of Aaron Swartz: Sharing Knowledge Is a Greater Crime Than Bringing Down the Economy

Ali Hayat | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Aaron Swartz's untimely death has left us without a great mind and even more importantly a compassionate activist. While Aaron is irreplaceable, we must aspire to freely disseminate the moral imperative he advocated, in the very spirit that he himself would have done.

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.

Zach Carter

Family: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach' | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouri...

Reddit Co-Founder Commits Suicide

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Reddit co-founder and internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York on Friday, MIT's The Tech reports. Swartz's death was confirmed ...