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Aaron Swartz

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Brian Knappenberger Talks The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or […]

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Remembering Aaron Swartz’s Legacy

This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s death, and while some commemorated the life of the internet activist by hacking an MIT […]

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Anonymous Hackers Mess With MIT Website

Members of the group Anonymous, “a very loose and decentralized command structure” of online “hacktivists,” cracked into part of MIT’s website Friday, and left a […]

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Bob Swartz: Losing Aaron

After his son was arrested for downloading files at MIT, Bob Swartz did everything in his power to save him. He couldn’t. Now he wants the institute to own up to its part in Aaron’s death.

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There’s Now Video of Aaron Swartz Downloading Articles from MIT

Wired Magazine used a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain security footage of internet activist Aaron Swartz entering a network closet at MIT, to […]

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MIT Clears Itself of Wrongdoing in Report on the Aaron Swartz Case

MIT released its much anticipated internal review of the university’s actions in the prosecution of internet activist Aaron Swartz, who faced federal charges for downloading […]

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What Is Aaron’s Law and Why Does It Matter?

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Sen. Ron Wyden introduced Aaron’s Law on Thursday, a bill that would reform the anti-hacking law used against internet activist Aaron […]

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MIT Students Not Enthusiastic About a Mass Email Prank

At around 1 a.m., MIT sophomore Delian Asparouhov sent an e-mail to his entire campus impersonating MIT President L. Rafael Reif and alleging that Wednesday classes would […]

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MIT to Release Redacted Documents in Aaron Swartz Case

MIT President Rafael Reif released a statement today announcing the university’s decision to release documents pertaining to the Aaron Swartz case. On Friday, lawyers representing […]

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The MIT Hoaxster Alleged a Gunman Was Retaliating for Aaron Swartz

The person who sent in a false tip that a gunman was roaming the MIT campus Saturday morning alleged that the gunman was targeting MIT’s […]