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2013-04-10 23:03:15

Activists seek to promote reforms to protect innovators and Internet. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz's trial was set to have begun its second week, Demand Progress and Aaron Swartz's partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman announced that they are holding a noontime rally in Boston to raise awareness about the problems of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) this Saturday, April 13th. Swartz, who committed suicide on January 11, was being...

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Federal Reserve Breach
2013-02-07 05:37:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Reserve confirmed on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems had been breached on Sunday, and that hackers had obtained some confidential data “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system," a Fed spokeswoman told...

Anonymous Threatens To Declare War Against US Government
2013-01-26 06:43:12

Cyberattackers, claiming to be affiliated with the online collective Anonymous, hacked into the website of the US Sentencing Commission (USSC) early Saturday morning, posting a tribute to late Internet activist Aaron Swartz and threatening to declare “war” on the American government in retaliation for his death, various media outlets have reported. According to Mashable´s Chris Taylor, the homepage of the website belonging to the agency which establishes sentencing...

Activist Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide
2013-01-13 08:24:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Former Reddit executive and online activist Aaron Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Brookyln apartment on Friday, the Associated Press and other media outlets have reported. The 26-year-old Swartz, who according to CNN helped create the RSS specification when he was just 14, had hanged himself at home, a spokeswoman from the New York medical examiner´s office told reporters. He is often credited as...


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