Aaron Swartz

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  • Swartz' death fuels debate over computer crime

    Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment Friday, struggled for years against a legal system that he felt had not caught up to the information age. Federal prosecutors had tried unsuccessfully to mount a case against him for publishing reams of court documents that normally cost a fee to download. He helped lead the campaign to defeat a law that would have made it easier to shut down websites accused of violating copyright protections.


  • Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in NY

    Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit, has been found dead weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles in an attempt to make them freely available to the public.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 30, 2009, photo, Internet activist Aaron Swartz poses for a photo in Miami Beach, Fla. Swartz was found dead Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in his Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment, according to Ellen Borakove, spokeswoman for New York's medical examiner. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Michael Francis McElroy)

    Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit, dies in N.Y.

    Authorities say a co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead.


  • Correction: Academic Papers Hacked story

    In a July 19 story about a man accused of stealing academic papers from the JSTOR research service, The Associated Press erroneously reported the month in which Aaron Swartz allegedly broke into a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer wiring closet. The indictment accuses him of breaking into the closet in November 2010, not September 2010.


  • Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers

    A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles.


  • Man accused of hacking millions of papers at MIT

    A Harvard University fellow studying ethics has been accused of using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles.


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