Reddit co-founder’s suicide prompts whitehouse.gov petition

Co-founder of reddit Aaron Swartz hanged himself. The 26 year old was struggling with depression and the fear of decades in prison over what amounts to 'checking out millions of library books'.I signed this petition:Remove United States District Attorney Carmen Ortiz from office for overreach in the case of Aaron Swartz.It is too late to do anything for Aaron Swartz, but those who used the powers granted to them by their office to hound him into a position where he was facing a ruinous … [Read more...]

Co-founder of reddit, Aaron Swartz, hanged himself

Co-founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz, hanged himself. He was many things, a hacker, a free information activist, a tech guru. The 26 year old was soon to be charged for what amounts to 'checking out millions of library books' from JSTOR. The federal case was on shaky legal footing, but could have netted him decades in prison.JSTOR, did not pursue him in civil court.via: The Washington Post...JSTOR did not press charges once it reclaimed the articles from Swartz, and some legal … [Read more...]


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