Aaron Swartz documentary “the Internet’s Own Boy” is now free to stream or download

For those with short memories, or who were living under a rock at the time hacktavist, writer, organizer and programmer Aaron Swartz died in January, 2013. At the time of his death, which was ruled a suicide though no note was found, was facing “two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer…

Anonymous Whistleblower Software for Media Outlets via Freedom of the Press Foundation

The Freedom of the Press Foundation announced today that they are taking over the DeadDrop project, started by investigative reporter Kevin Poulsen and the late Aaron Swartz. The foundation says that it will provide on site installation and technical support for news organizations wishing to use the new software which they are calling Securedrop. Once…

We the People Petition: Give Aaron Swartz a Citizens Medal

On Friday I got an email from the White House mailing list asking “Who deserves the Citizens Medal?”. My immediate answer, without thinking about it, was Aaron Swartz. He didn’t quite meet President Obama’s criteria “The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the…

We the People Petition: Give Aaron Swartz a Citizens Medal

On Friday I got an email from the White House mailing list asking “Who deserves the Citizens Medal?”. My immediate answer, without thinking about it, was Aaron Swartz. He didn’t quite meet President Obama’s criteria “The Citizens Medal recognizes Americans for exemplary deeds of service outside of their regular jobs — people who feed the…