Aaron Swartz

DOJ says it will no longer prosecute good-faith hackers under CFAA

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not bring charges under federal hacking laws against security researchers and hackers who act in good faith. The policy for the first time &#8220

Watch This Film About Why Aaron Swartz Matters More Than Ever

Aaron Swartz was a young, bright genius who believed in the open Internet. A self-made millionaire by the age of 19, he co-founded Reddit, was part of the creation of RSS and became a political organi

Taxi Groups Call For Eradication Of Rideshare Startups At SF City Hall Protest

San Francisco taxi labor groups called for the eradication of car ride-sharing startups and the imprisonment of some of their members at a protest in front of City Hall yesterday. "We want to see thes

MIT Files Court Papers “Partially” Opposing Release Of Documents About Aaron Swartz Investigation

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is “partially” opposing a request by the estate of Aaron Swartz for the release of documents related to the investigation that led to Swartz

Aaron’s Law Takes Shape

Digital activist Aaron Swartz took his own life on January 11. Swartz was facing federal hacking charges after being arrested for downloading millions of articles from JSTOR from MIT’s network in ex

After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Richard Price is founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a platform for academics to share research papers.</em> Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articl

Keen On… Injustice: What The Aaron Swartz Case Says About The American Criminal Justice System

The <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/12/aaron-swartz/">Aaron Swartz</a> tragedy has unleashed an intense debate about computer "crime" and the US criminal justice system. Heavyweights like <a t

Gillmor Gang: It’s Only Love

The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — have some fun with Facebook's new GraphSearch and advances in medical techniques. We all agree that

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Issues Statement About Her Office’s Handling Of Case Against Aaron Swartz

After accusations of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/01/aaron-swartz-fix-draconian-computer-crime-law">overzealous prosecution</a> and a <a target="_blank" href="https://

The Aaron Swartz Hacking Case Has Been Dismissed By The US District Court

The US District Court in Massachusetts has dismissed the case against Aaron Swartz. <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/01/12/aaron-swartz/">Swartz committed suicide</a> on January 11 after an invest

Aaron Swartz, Asking For Help, 119 Days Ago

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/nik-cubrilovic">Nik Cubrilovic</a> points out that people were significantly <a target="_blank" href="http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4529

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

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 <a target="_