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The Day We Fight Back: Activists Around the World Protest Mass Surveillance - Posted February 10, 2014
It's been two years since the anti-SOPA and PIPA protests, and the associated Internet blackout. With subsequent revelations about government spying, there has been sustained opposition to invasions of online privacy. To commemorate the blackout, as well as the death of Aaron Swartz, more than 5,000 websites will participate in ... [SocialTimes.com]

Mozilla, Reddit & BoingBoing Are Part of Online Surveillance Day Protest - Posted January 10, 2014
Media properties Mozilla, Reddit, BoingBoing have joined Access, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, Free Press, and ThoughtWorks to participate in protest against NSA spying. The event will take place on February 11th and is being called, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Fishbowl Five with Ben Wikler - Posted November 13, 2013
Progressive activist and newly-minted DC resident Ben Wikler (wikler.org/benwiklerbio) is launching a podcast tomorrow that will, in his words, "give a behind-the-sling-shot view of David vs. Goliath ... [PRNewser]

Fishbowl Five with Ben Wikler - Posted November 13, 2013
[caption id="attachment_119710" align="alignright" width="275"] Photo courtesy of itsalljournalism.com.[/caption] Progressive activist and newly-minted DC resident Ben Wikler (wikler.org/benwiklerbio) is lau... [FishbowlDC]

OR Books Tests Name-Your-Price eBook For 'Hacking Politics' - Posted May 17, 2013
OR Books has a new eBook available called Hacking Politics: How Geeks, Progressives, the Tea Party, Gamers, Anarchists and Suits Teamed Up to Defeat SOPA and Save the Internet and appropriately, the publish... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Open Source Project Helps New Yorker Collect Anonymous Tips - Posted May 17, 2013
To help readers share stories, tips and secrets anonymously, the New Yorker will use a new tool called Strongbox. Co-developed by the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz, the open-source code could help more journalists communicate with confidential sources. ... [GalleyCat]

Publishers Release Unfinished Aaron Swartz Manuscript - Posted March 19, 2013
Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing reports that Morgan & Claypool Publishers have decided to release an unfinished manuscript written by ... [semanticweb.com]

Aaron Swartz Earns ALA's James Madison Award - Posted March 15, 2013
The late Aaron Swartz has been honored with the American Library Association's James Madison Award, "for his dedication to promoting and protecting public access to research and government information." California representative Zoe Lofgren announced the award during the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Social Media Newsfeed: Follow the Inauguration | Panoramic Tumblr - Posted January 21, 2013
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Friends and Family of Aaron Swartz to Hold Public Memorial Service in NYC - Posted January 18, 2013
The untimely death of internet activist and former reddit employee Aaron Swartz evoked the sympathy and outrage of many who felt that the 26-year-old programmer was treated unfairly by the law. On Saturday, January 19, 2013, there will be a free public memorial service for Swartz fro... [SocialTimes.com]

Silicon Valley Lawmaker Pushes for 'Aaron's Law' on Reddit - Posted January 16, 2013
Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic Representative from Silicon Valley, will introduce a bill to amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, dubbing it Aaron's Law after Aaron Swartz, who took his life while facing charges under the act. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Amid Fallout Over Internet Activist's Death, Poll Shows Most Americans Favor Mild Punishment for Illegal Downloads - Posted January 15, 2013
[caption id="attachment_116221" align="alignleft" width="216"] Photo: Fred Benenson via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The suicide of 26-year-old Reddit co-founder and open Internet activist Aaron Swartz late last week has reignited the de... [AllFacebook]

Scholars Post Free PDFs in Honor of Aaron Swartz - Posted January 14, 2013
Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz killed himself last week, just a few weeks before facing trial after he cracked MIT computers and posted millions of scholarly documents from Jstor for free--he could have faced up to 30 years in prison in the controversial court case. In honor of Swartz's memory,... [FishbowlDC]

Social Media Newsfeed: Ex-Redditor Dies | Golden Globes Live-Tweets - Posted January 14, 2013
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Former Redditor Aaron Swartz Dies at Age 26 - Posted January 13, 2013
Aaron Swartz, an early employee of the link-sharing site reddit, is dead at the age of 26, the Associated Press has confirmed. The 26-year-old programmer and internet activist reportedly hanged himself in his Brooklyn ... [AllFacebook]

New Media Index: Tweeted Links Surge on U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal - Posted July 29, 2011
The News Corp. News of the World phone hacking scandal marked its ... [SocialTimes.com]