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Aaron Swartz Wanted To Make The World A Better Place, So The Government Killed Him

Released Tuesday, 24th November 2020
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Reddit founder and all-around wonder-kid, Aaron Swartz was always gifted, but when he struck it big in tech, he left the business world behind to advocate for open access to information for people around the world.
Despite his best efforts, the world he wanted to make better didn't want to listen, and when he downloaded a massive store of academic files from MIT for unknown purposes, the US government came for him and didn't stop until they had taken everything. Sources: https://archive.org/details/TheInternetsOwnBoyThe…  https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news… http://www.rememberaaronsw.com/memories/ http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/archive https://openbehavioralscience.org/manifesto https://techcrunch.com/2006/10/31/breaking-news-c… https://docs.jstor.org/summary.html https://www.pcworld.com/article/248298/sopa_and_p… http://swartz-report.mit.edu/docs/report-to-the-pr… https://legacy.lawstreetmedia.com/news/rememberin… https://watchdog.net/  https://legacy.lawstreetmedia.com/news/rememberin…  http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technolo… https://freedomfrombigtech.com/

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