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Anonymous hacks MIT website; leaves tribute for Aaron Swartz

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Internet is dealing with Aaron Swartz’s suicide in different ways, while some are paying tribute to this free-information activist by uploading academic papers online for free (#pdftribute), others like Anonymous are doing what they do the best – hacking. This hacker collective broke into two of MIT websites earlier today and posted memorials for Aaron Swartz. The hacked webpages have …

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A #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz

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Researchers, academicians post their works as PDFs on Twitter in tribute Twitter is suddenly abuzz with academia coming out in the open to share the PDFs of their research and other scholarly works on the micro-blogging website Twitter. These people are paying their tribute to Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide day before yesterday, probably in the depression of on-going federal …

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Aaron Swartz commits suicide

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Computer Activist and early Redditor Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2013 in New York City, reports The Tech. He was 26 and the news of his demise was confirmed by both his Uncle Michael Wolf and attorney Elliot R. Peters of Kecker and Van Nest to The Tech. For those of you unaware about Swartz, he was an …

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