The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released a long-awaited report today investigating its actions in prosecuting programmer/activist Aaron Swartz for his role in hacking the school’s academic research paper database.
The proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act spurred more than just angry tweets. The EFF and others are calling for people to rise up and flood congressmen with CFAA reform demands.
Changes proposed to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act include strengthening prison sentences and broadening the definition of computer crime.
BoingBoing co-editor Cory Doctorow remembers Internet activist Aaron Swartz, and talks about how freedom isn’t built in to the technologies we use.
Guest Post When you think of “Big data,” you rarely think of log data. It just doesn’t have much sex appeal: It’s what IT uses to monitor applications, compliance, and security. But we got a reminder this week that log data truly is valuable big data.
The Federal Reserve announced today that it was hit by an attack and lost some information soon after Anonymous published personal information for 4,000 bankers.
MIT says it has experienced a number of denial of service attacks since January 13, some that shut down Internet access across the campus.
Anonymous released information for 4,000 bank executives as part of OpLastResort, a campaign to bring about cyber crime prosecution reform after coder and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide.
Anonymous claims it has stolen a number of secret files from the Department of Justice in the name of Aaron Swartz, the hacker who recently committed suicide while facing punishment for stealing JSTOR files. The group is calling for change to the U.S. judiciary process.
The memory of Aaron Swartz remains strong more than a week after his tragic death, judging from the turnout at his memorial service in New York City tonight.
Guest Post The death of a prominent 26-year-old Internet pioneer and activist has an especially tragic dimension for other 20-somethings.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) is introducing a new piece of legislation that would limit the number of charges brought against someone who violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
Coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who died last week, was one of a rare breed: Geeks who make a real difference in the world, without trying to profit from their talents.
The hacktivist group Anonymous defaced the web site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for its role in the events that led to the suicide of online activist Aaron Swartz.
Facing criticism for taking a hard line against accused academic journal downloader Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide Friday, MIT has issued a statement.
Aaron Swartz, the co-creator of RSS 1.0, web.py, and a prominent Internet activist, has committed suicide.
A 24-year-old programmer and online political activist could face up to 35 years in prison and a $1 million fine after being indicted on charges that he stole more than four million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and JSTOR, a nonprofit archive of scientific journals and academic papers.