Anonymous hacks MIT sites to post Aaron Swartz tribute, call to arms

Posted by vainrveenr on Jan 15, 2013 4:50 AM EDT
The Washington Post; By Hayley Tsukayama
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Hackers from Anonymous on Sunday claimed credit for posting messages to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Web sites commemorating the life of RSS co-founder Aaron Swartz and calling for an overhaul of computer crime laws. Swartz, 26, was an outspoken advocate of open information and had been embroiled in a legal battle over digital copyright for scraping articles off of the JSTOR academic article database. He hanged himself Friday at his apartment in Brooklyn.

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