Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz Is STILL Right About NSA's Data Collection
On the one year anniversary of his death, listen to Aaron Swartz presciently warn against NSA surveillance. Read more...
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) said Tuesday that most opponents to his controversial cyber-security bill are teenagers in their basements as the Obama administration threatened to veto the measure for its potential to violate civil liberties. Read more...
The James Madison Award honors individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know national information. ALA has long been a supporter of open access policies that increase the amount of research made available to the public. Read more...
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State prosecutors who investigated the late Aaron Swartz had planned to let him off with a stern warning, but federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz took over and chose to make an example of the Internet activist, according to a report in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Read more...
Hacktivists claiming to be from the group Anonymous threatened early Saturday to release sensitive information about the U.S. Department of Justice as a response to the prosecution and death of Aaron Swartz. Read more...
In New York on Saturday, a public memorial was held for Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last week. Among the remembrances of Aaron's genius, his commitment to progressive causes, his idealistic beliefs of making this a better world, there Read more...
Democracy Now! has provided a special livestream as family and friends of Aaron Swartz gather at Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City to celebrate his life and remember their beloved friend, sibling, child, and partner. Read more...
When Reddit co-founder and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, he was facing up to 13 felony counts, 50 years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines. His alleged crime? Pulling millions of academic articles from the digital archive JSTOR. Read more...