Internet activist Aaron Swartz, 26, commited suicide in his Brooklyn apartment
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Internet activist Aaron Swartz, 26, commited suicide in his Brooklyn apartment

New York City : NY : USA | Jan 12, 2013 at 2:19 PM PST
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On January 11, 2013, Aaron Swartz lifeless body was found in his Brooklyn Apartment, his relative told CNN. He was 26.


Examiner said that an American programmer, writer, archivist, political organizer, and Internet activist, hanged himself.

Born in Chicago Illonois, Swartz was charged with in 2011 with wire fraud, computer fraud, unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and recklessly damaging a protected computer, in relation to downloading roughly 4 million academic journal articles from JSTOR.

JSTOR declined to continue the case even though Swartz turned in his hard drives with 4.8 million documents.

"In so many ways, he was an adult, even then, with a kind of intense, fast intellect that really made me feel like he was part and parcel of the Internet society," Doctorow, whom Swartz met when he was 14 years-old.

At his very young age, Swartz already created RSS, that allows users to subscribe to online information.

Also on Doctorow's blogged says, "Aaron was also a person who'd had problems with depression for many years. Whatever problems Aaron was facing, killing himself didn't solve them. Whatever problems Aaron was facing, they will go unsolved forever."

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