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Activists hold worldwide 'hackathon' in memory of Aaron Swartz Special

San Francisco - Activists, hacktivists, developers, programmers and other concerned Internet users held an international hackathon in nearly a dozen cities around the world on Saturday in memory of Aaron Swartz on what would have been his 28th birthday.

Op-Ed: Today is 'The Day We Fight Back' — Er, If you know about it

Today, February 11th, 2014, is “The Day We Fight Back against Mass Surveillance”, according to a host of organizations including Mozilla, Reddit, Free Press and Demand Progress.

Activists plan global protest against surveillance

Washington - February 11, 2014 is being billed as “The Day We Fight Back.” More than 20 advocacy groups have joined together to stage the virtual rally against mass surveillance. Anonymous is expected to participate in protest activities in support of the campaign

Anonymous hits MIT website in honor of Aaron Swartz

The Anonymous collective staged at least one high-profile website attack on Friday. The day marked the one-year anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s suicide.

Op-Ed: Old vs. New — Anonymous US govt site hijack redefines hacktivism

Sydney - Anonymous has retaliated for the suicide of Reddit founder Aaron Swartz with a takeover of the United States Sentencing Commission and says it has infiltrated other government websites. This may be the start of a new tier of hacktivism.

Anonymous hacks U.S. Sentencing Commission website

Washington - The Internet hactivist group Anonymous is continuing their protest against the Department of Justice, this time targeting the United States Sentencing Commission, part of the government’s judicial branch.

Anonymous plans OpAngel, a DOJ protest in honor of Aaron Swartz

Washington - Members of the online activist community, as well as those who believe public information should be available to citizens for free, are joining together to stage protests against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at 3:00 p.m. Friday.

W.H. set to respond to petition to fire Attorney in Swartz case

Aaron Swartz is dead, but a petition to have the U.S. Attorney in his hacking case fired, is very much alive. With the necessary signatures, the White House must respond.

Reddit pioneer Aaron Swartz wrote 'suicide note' blog in 2007

New York - Reddit co-founder and internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in New York City on Friday, posted a chilling story about his own suicide in 2007 on his blog, titled "A Moment Before Dying."

Computer activist & reddit co-owner Aaron Swartz commits suicide

New York - Twenty-six-year-old computer activist, co-owner of reddit and co-author of the widely-used RSS 1.0 specification, Aaron H. Swartz, committed suicide in New York City on Friday. The method of suicide has been released in the media (Update).
 

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Aaron Swartz  who downloaded 4.8 millions files from JSTOR and fought against keeping scholarly mate...
Aaron Swartz, who downloaded 4.8 millions files from JSTOR and fought against keeping scholarly material behind pay walls, committed suicide on January 11, 2013. He was 26 years old.
Twitter via Think Progress
Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger
(L to R): Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder Trevor Timm  EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow  ...
(L to R): Freedom of the Press Foundation co-founder Trevor Timm, EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, 'The Internet's Own Boy' director Brian Knappenberger and Creative Commons co-founder and host Lisa Rein at The Internet Archive Aaron Swartz hackathon.
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Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger