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Hacker, Reddit Co-Founder and Information Activist Commits Suicide

Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11. He was 26 years old.

The tragedy was confirmed to MIT's The Tech by Swarz's uncle, and also his attorney.

Swartz was dedicated to sharing data and information online. He worked tirelessly to develop and popularize standards for free and open information sharing.

Source: ZDNet. Read full article. (link)

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  • crazyfingers||

    Suicide or Suicided?

  • Lyle||

    Suicide. May have been brilliant, but he seems to have had a weak heart.

  • Jeff||

    An hero.

  • SIV||

    The Obama DoJ must be pissed.Now they'll have to start a new prosecution of someone from scratch.