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Aaron Swartz

‘Double standards’: Apple implements MAC anti-tracking technique used by Aaron Swartz
Apple is going to implement random MAC addresses technology in its iOS8 devices, an anonymity-granting technique which late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz was accused of using to carry out his infamous MIT hack.

22.06.2014 13:25

​Guardian launches secure system for whistleblowers
The Guardian newspaper has launched a secure server for whistleblowers so they can safely submit confidential documents. It makes use of well-known anonymizing technology, which was used by journalists working on the Snowden files.

05.06.2014 20:43

Aaron Swartz documentarian discusses ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’
A filmmaker preparing to release a feature-length documentary about Aaron Swartz tells RT that he was amazed by the outpour of support that has helped make his forthcoming flick about the later computer prodigy possible.

06.05.2014 20:18

Aaron Swartz inspired people ‘to become heroes of their own story’
Since Aaron Swartz’s death a lot of activists realize they’re facing huge battles, but everybody can be doing something to fight back in a way to address that, Parker Higgins from the Electronic Frontier Foundation told RT.

11.02.2014 10:48

Reddit, Mozilla, rights groups to protest online snooping in memory of Aaron Swartz
On February 11, a broad coalition of internet-involved organizations will go online to protest massive electronic surveillance by various governments. The action hopes to repeat the successful beating of SOPA/PIPA bills in 2012.

14.01.2014 04:44

Video that led to Aaron Swartz’s arrest released
Several minutes of surveillance camera footage used to identify, then arrest and indict late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz has surfaced due to a Freedom of Information Act request.

04.12.2013 16:53

American authorities charge UK man with hacking Army, Missile Defense Agency and NASA websites
A 28-year-old man from Stradishall, England has been charged in the United States with hacking into US government and military computers, stealing sensitive data and causing millions of dollars in damages.

28.10.2013 14:55

Freedom of the Press Foundation takes over Aaron Swartz's whistleblower project
Whistleblowers, rejoice! The Freedom of the Press Foundation is taking the helm of a secure document-submission service co-created by late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, and wants to make it more accessible than ever.

15.10.2013 18:12

Secret Service releases first 100 pages of Aaron Swartz investigation
Freshly unveiled documents indicate that the US Secret Service was involved in the investigation into Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who was awaiting trial on hacking charges when he committed suicide earlier this year.

14.08.2013 00:03

Aaron Swartz prosecutors blasted for alleged vindictive behavior
Fresh questions are being asked whether US federal prosecutors were so dogged in their pursuit of computer programmer and internet activist Aaron Swartz because they were acting in retaliation of an online petition which supported the defendant.

12.08.2013 22:47

Aaron Swartz’s father blasts MIT’s claim of neutrality, citing school’s own report
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was anything but neutral, Aaron Swartz’s father, Robert Swartz, said in response to a report released by the institute regarding its role in the legal wrangling that led to his son committing suicide.

01.08.2013 03:51

MIT denies targeting Aaron Swartz
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released a report claiming that administrators never targeted information activist Aaron Swartz and committed no wrongdoings. The university claims it remained neutral throughout the case.

30.07.2013 20:21