Saturday January 12, 2013

Web Pioneer and Activist Aaron Swartz Dead at 26

Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit, co-inventor of RSS, creator of web.py and an avid Internet activist died yesterday by his own hand in New York City. Swartz had been indicted for stealing millions of documents from MIT and faced stiff fines and a long prison sentence if convicted.

He was also an activist who used his computer skills and devotion to public information to foster political change, most recently through Demand Progress, a nonprofit organization that he founded.

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