Aaron Swartz


Hacker 'Weev' Threatens to Dox 'Dozens' of Prosecutors after Keys Conviction

The notorious troll and hacker wants to “punish” prosecutors for wrongfully going after hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

'Aaron's Law' Is Back to Try to Reform Overbroad US Hacking Laws

Lawmakers are trying once again to reform the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Justice Dept: Trust Us to Not Abuse the CFAA, a Hacking Law We've Always Abused

An update of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could criminalize some types of computer research, but the government is telling academics not to worry.
Jason Koebler

How to Make Sure What Happened to Aaron Swartz Doesn't Happen Again

David Segal, Aaron Swartz's friend and co-founder of Demand Progress, explains the single act he thinks can help others avoid the late activist's fate: Nullify juries.
David Segal

Silicon Valley Is Stonewalling Efforts to Amend the Law Imprisoning Hacktivists

"Aaron's Law" would reform the heavy-handed law blamed for Aaron Swartz's death. But tech giants are lobbying to stall reform.
Fruzsina Eordogh

Aaron Swartz and 21st-Century Martyrdom

Brian Knappenberger's documentary <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i> speaks to Aaron Swartz's martyrdom and a deep strain of malevolence in American culture.
Matt Stoller

The VICE Podcast - The Life and Legacy of Aaron Swartz

Reihan Salam sits down with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger upon the release of his new film, <i>The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz</i>, for an in-depth conversation with Knappenberger about who Aaron Swartz was, what he did, the legal...
VICE Staff

How Aaron Swartz Helped Inspire the Super PAC to End All Super PACs

Lawrence Lessig and his allies are racing to raise $5 million by July 4 in an effort for campaign finance reform.
Sam Gustin

A Harvard Professor Is Crowdfunding a Super PAC to Save Democracy from Money

Larry Lessig is trying to raise $12 million in order to win some elections and prove that radical campaign finance reform is possible and necessary.
Matt Taylor
Motherboard Blog

Aaron Swartz's Documentarian on the Life and Death of an Anti-Establishment Icon

A Q&A with the director of 'The Internet's Own Boy,' a documentary on Aaron Swartz.
DJ Pangburn
Motherboard Blog

Internet Activists Look Back at Aaron Swartz's Life as 'The Day We Fight Back' Approaches

David Segal, Sina Khanifar, and others remember a fallen internet activist and talented technologist.
DJ Pangburn
Motherboard Blog

Aaron Swartz's Inbox for Whistleblowers Is Back With an NSA-Proof Makeover

There's never been a more crucial time to roll out a hyper-secure, anonymous inbox for whistleblowers and journalists to use to communicate.
Meghan Neal