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Accused LulzSec hacker draws comparisons to Aaron Swartz from jail

Apple pulls 'at least one' app from China App Store for banned books

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Apple has pulled "at least one" app from the Chinese App Store for containing books banned by the Chinese government, the Financial Times reports. Although the name of the app hasn't been identified, it is said to have provided access to 10 books, include three by political activist Wang Lixiong,...
Apple pulls 'at least one' app from China App Store for banned books
Aaron Swartz's family releases statement, blames overreaching prosecutors for his untimely death

Facing federal charges, Internet innovator and activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

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Aaron Swartz, the brilliant Internet pioneer, passionate political activist and computer programming prodigy, committed suicide on Friday as he faced hacking-related charges that could have landed him in jail for decades, according to published reports....
Facing federal charges, Internet innovator and activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Cyber crime punishment questioned by Internet advocacy group

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Digital rights activists are using a recent security breach involving the secretive group Anonymous as an opportunity to rail against a federal anti-hacking law called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The Electronic Frontier Foundation isn't defending the alleged actions of Matthew Keys, a former Tribune Company employee who...
Cyber crime punishment questioned by Internet advocacy group

Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah sentenced to nine years in jail

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Dadkhah has defended several people on death row in Iran, including pastor Yusuf Naderkhani who is jailed for apostasyA prominent lawyer who worked on the case of a Christian pastor on death row in Iran for apostasy, which made headlines around the world, has been sentenced to nine years in...
Iranian lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah sentenced to nine years in jail

FBI seizes activists' anonymous remailer server in bomb threat investigation

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Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations seized a server belonging to an Italian Internet service provider on Thursday as part of an investigation into a series of anonymous bomb threats sent to the University of Pittsburgh. But the groups associated with the operation of the server are calling...
FBI seizes activists' anonymous remailer server in bomb threat investigation

As Path targets international growth, rivals and clones line-up in China

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Path founder Dave Morin recently revealed that the popular mobile social networking service is “internationalizing” following growing overseas demand, but its competition in China is already forming. Speaking at a recent Pando Daily event, Morin revealed that Asia is Path’s fastest growing region and China is a key part of...
As Path targets international growth, rivals and clones line-up in China

Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

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Reddit, created by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, was one of the first start-ups out of the Y Combinator program to be acquired, making Ohanian a 23-year-old multimillionaire. Here's how he did it.In 2005, Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman co-founded Reddit, one of the first start-ups launched from the Y...
Alexis Ohanian Built a New Front Page for the Internet (& Got Rich Doing It)

Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

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Artist tweets picture of glasses worn by singer when he was shot dead in 1980, and says US has become like 'war zone'Better known among her nearly 3.7 million Twitter followers for more gnomic 140-character missives - "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers. That's why...
Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

Hactivist, Internet innovator Aaron Swartz commits suicide

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Aaron Swartz, the brilliant Internet pioneer, passionate political activist and computer programming prodigy, committed suicide on Friday as he faced hacking-related charges that could have landed him in jail for decades, according to published reports. Demand ProgressAaron Swartz Swartz, who was 26, killed himself in his New York City...
Hactivist, Internet innovator Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius... martyr?

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Aaron Swartz was a tech whiz-kid and political activist devoted to a free and open internet. When he hacked a website to 'liberate' data, US authorities responded fiercely. He faced a fine of up to $1m and 35 years in jail. Then he took his own life. Here, his former...
Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius... martyr?

MPAA Lawyer's Computer Account Used in Pirate Bay Founder Hacking Case

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Last month Swedish prosecutor Henry Olin announced that following a lengthy investigation, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been charged in connection to his alleged hacking of an IT company affiliated with the government. Recent information suggests that Gottfrid intends to plead “not guilty” to claims that between January 2010...
MPAA Lawyer's Computer Account Used in Pirate Bay Founder Hacking Case

Call of Duty: Black Ops II: What you need to know

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Another year, another sequel to Call of Duty. This year's rendition, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, launches on Tuesday, bringing the series into a frightening future where the United States is decimated by its own combat drones. Here's what you need to know about Activision's next big blockbuster:...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II: What you need to know
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