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Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide
CNET ^ | January 12, 2013 | Charles Cooper

Posted on 01/12/2013 9:55:20 AM PST by EveningStar

Computer activist Aaron H. Swartz committed suicide in New York City yesterday.

The news was first reported by the MIT newspaper The Tech, citing both his uncle and his attorney. Swartz was 26.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.cnet.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: aaronswartz; breitbart; computers; demandprogress; hacker; internet; jstor; mit; obituary; reddit; sopa; swartz
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1 posted on 01/12/2013 9:55:29 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Sad.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 10:00:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: EveningStar

It’s safe to say that he was consumed by the internet, and absolute access to everything.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 10:01:39 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: EveningStar

Ah under investigation by the FBI at one point. Interesting.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 10:02:35 AM PST by austinaero
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To: EveningStar

5 posted on 01/12/2013 10:15:09 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EveningStar

Internet Activist. Is that like the loudest screamer on the short bus?


6 posted on 01/12/2013 10:16:26 AM PST by mnehring
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 10:33:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: EveningStar

SURE he committed suicide.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 10:35:55 AM PST by gaijin
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To: mnehring
Internet Activist. Is that like the loudest screamer on the short bus?

I think it means "blogger".

9 posted on 01/12/2013 10:44:18 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: EveningStar

“...And make it look like suicide.”
— JSTOR


10 posted on 01/12/2013 10:44:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: EveningStar

Another too convenient suicide. What did the man know, who could have access to so much knowledge? Sad that he is dead, or is this even for sure? There is little that we can be sure of anymore, with so much evil taking over government and information outlets.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 11:42:08 AM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: EveningStar
He was a member of Harvard University Ethics Center Lab.....but he was charged with
wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer, in relation to downloading roughly 4 million academic journal articles

was he active in the Harvard Ethics Center....doesn't reflect well on them.

12 posted on 01/12/2013 11:44:56 AM PST by HonkyTonkMan
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To: EveningStar
Another suicide of someone who pryed into the affairs of government.

You can tell because of the typical signs of suicide:


13 posted on 01/12/2013 11:48:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

You forgot one.

Location of suicide Ft.Marcy Park.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 11:59:50 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: EveningStar

Guess he didn’t choose the red pill.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 12:03:39 PM PST by circlecity
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To: EveningStar
He didn't like the idea of government controlling the Internet. Sad...the young man was cut off before he was able to step on the poor wittle toesies of our wittle bitty timid government.

And you wonder why journalism is corrupt....

16 posted on 01/12/2013 12:52:33 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller
Oh...here is the kicker....

"faced a maximum of $4 million in fines and more than 50 years in prison after the government increased the number of felony counts against Swartz to 13 from 4.""News of Swartz's suicide came only days after Jstor announced this week that it would make "more than 4.5 million articles" publicly available for free."

Shades of Breitbart...

17 posted on 01/12/2013 12:59:21 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: HonkyTonkMan
was he active in the Harvard Ethics Center....doesn't reflect well on them.

Hey! Our Dear Leader went to Harvard.

It's hard to imagine that it's the same Harvard that expelled Teddy Kennedy for cheating.

18 posted on 01/12/2013 2:09:02 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar

Anonymously?


19 posted on 01/12/2013 2:57:45 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks EveningStar. A flaming lib, and a thief who *got caught*.

Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers
Associated Press | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:33 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2750882/posts

[snip] A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles. [/snip]


20 posted on 01/12/2013 6:33:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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The urinalist at the Daily News called the perp’s breaking and entering, hacking, vandalism, and theft as “swiping”. Swartz was facing $1 million fine and years in prison for his crime.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/co-founder-reddit-hangs-brooklyn-apartment-article-1.1238852


21 posted on 01/12/2013 6:48:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The “excuse” does not add up...the schools dropped the charges, but the Feds doubled down on the “big bad” nanny state/big government hater...hardly the profile of a “flaming lib”.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 1:48:39 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SunkenCiv

We are just like commie China and Russia now when we plant our political foes with dirt ...only we come up with waaay better excuses.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 1:57:30 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: EveningStar
The culprit is a bitch named Ortiz, whose paycheck comes out of the difference between what's on your paycheck and what you are paid.
24 posted on 01/13/2013 2:01:12 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
We petition the obama administration to:
Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz (Massachusetts, flaming big governent toadie) from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-united-states-district-attorney-carmen-ortiz-office-overreach-case-aaron-swartz/RQNrG1Ck

25 posted on 01/13/2013 2:23:24 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Here is your "flaming liberal"

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/meetattorney.html

Carmen M. Ortiz has dedicated much of her professional career to public service. Nominated by President Barack Obama, as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2009. She is the first Hispanic and the first woman to represent Massachusetts as United States Attorney

AWARDS, HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS: 2012 - Community Service Award, Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers; Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, New England School of Law and Adelphi University; Latina of the Year, El Mundo Newspaper; Bostonian of the Year, The Boston Globe; Pinnacle Award Honoree, Women’s Network - Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. 2011- First One Award, ACCESS; Outstanding Contributions to the Community, Beth Israel Deaconess; Las Primeras Award for Exemplary Achievement, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys; 100 Most Influential People for the Hispanic Community of Massachusetts, El Planeta Newspaper. 2010 - President’s Award, Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award, George Washington University Law School; Pioneering Women of Color Award, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association.

26 posted on 01/13/2013 2:38:30 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

Swartz felt that since taxpayer money funded many of the articles in these journals, the taxpayers were entitled to read them without having to access them behind a firewall and/or pay a fee.

He was one of the foremost defenders of Internet freedom, and helped co-found several organizations dedicated to keeping government interference to a minimum.

He spearheaded efforts to fight bills which would have restricted that freedom or given the government more oversight over what you could see.

His death is a major blow to those who wanted to restrict government; and, as usual

the best coverage of this is in the British newspapers, not the American ones.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 7:37:31 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Earthdweller

Swartz was the flaming lib, try reading next time.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 9:43:58 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: CondorFlight

BTTT


29 posted on 01/13/2013 11:10:45 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The three little pigs was really only two..there you read that as well...now go tell your mamma that she had the story wrong cause you read in on the “internets”.


30 posted on 01/13/2013 11:12:33 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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