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Aaron Swartz Death

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...

Matt Sledge

Lawrence Lessig Walking Across New Hampshire In Memory Of Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Harvard University Professor Lawrence Lessig is walking across New Hampshire in memory of Aaron Swartz, the computer coder and Internet freedom activi...

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...

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 ...

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...

The Best Minds of Our Generation, and Keeping Them Alive

Tanene Allison | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanene Allison

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness ... Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river! ......

California Republican Speaks At Internet Activist's Memorial

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the staunchest Republicans in Congress, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), attended a Capitol Hill memor...

MIT Announces Timeline For Aaron Swartz Investigation Results

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.24.2013 | College

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is conducting a review of its involvement in the case of Aaron Swartz, the internet pioneer who committed su...

Hundreds Pay Tribute To Internet Pioneer

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK — Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron...

Was Aaron Swartz a Victim of Prosecutorial Overkill?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Crime
Bennett L. Gershman

In the end, the single most significant check on a prosecutor's discretion is not the judicial courts, nor the court of public opinion. The only realistic check lies in the integrity and professionalism of prosecutors.

Aaron Swartz Was An Internet-Age MLK, Some Say

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE and ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — Since his suicide, friends and admirers have cast free-information activist Aaron Swartz as a martyred hero hounded to his death by 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...

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...

Petition to Remove Swartz's Prosecutor Reaches Critical Mass

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

The petition to remove Carmen Ortiz, the controversial district attorney in charge of the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, has reached t...

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 ...

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...

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.

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?

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...