Aaron Swartz

  • MIT’s President Orders Internal Investigation Into Its Handling Of Aaron Swartz’s Case

    MIT’s President Orders Internal Investigation Into Its Handling Of Aaron Swartz’s Case

    After news about Internet activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide on Friday started to spread across the Internet, many at least partly blamed MIT for the 26-year-old hacktivist’s death. This included his own family, which openly criticized the way MIT handled Swartz’s case after the school detected his attempts to download millions of articles from JSTOR in 2011. MIT president L. Read More

  • Digital Activist Aaron Swartz Dead At 26

    Digital Activist Aaron Swartz Dead At 26

    Digital activist and early employee at Reddit, Aaron Swartz, committed suicide in New York on January 11. He was 26. Swartz was a fiery proponent of Internet freedom and the founder of DemandProgress.org. He was a co-creator of the RSS 1.0 standard and was a co-founder at Reddit. He writes about his career here. Read More