aaron swartz

  • Aaron Swartz. Photo courtesy Noah Berger
    June 27, 2014   BY Victoria Fleischer 

    For Aaron Swartz, the teen tech prodigy who became a leader in the fight against regulation and privatization of information on the internet, social activism wasn’t a choice, but a calling. Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger characterizes Swartz’s mission this way: “If you can do something good in the world, what’s your argument for not doing that? … That’s something that seems clear through most of his life and its something he asked himself a lot.”
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  • January 14, 2013  

    Aaron Swartz, prodigy co-developer of RSS code and the website Reddit, faced federal charges for distributing articles from a subscription-based database. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26. Margaret Warner talks to Wired magazine’s Kevin Poulsen about Swartz’s advocacy to make data available to the public online. Continue reading