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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 ...

What People Are Saying About Aaron Swartz's Death

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

Grief. Anger. Bewilderment. There have been plenty of reactions to the death of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder and Internet activist who apparent...

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...

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

An Open Letter to Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor: 'His Supporters Find You Guilty.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

It is inconsiderate to download lots of files on shared WiFi or to spider Wikipedia too quickly, but none of these actions should lead to a young person being hounded for years and haunted by the possibility of a 35 year sentence.

No Plan B For The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

Mark Gongloff is off the newsletter this morning so today's 7.5 Things are brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: There's No Plan B This Time...

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...

Aaron Swartz, Carmen Ortiz and the American System of Justice

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology
Dan Kennedy

Nothing good can come from Aaron Swartz's death. But at the very least it should prompt consideration of why such brutality has become a routine part of the American system of justice.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Reddit Co-Founder, Charged With Data Theft

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

BOSTON — A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer ...