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RIP Aaron Swartz, A legendary Internet Activist

RIP Aaron Swartz, A legendary Internet Activist

Jan 13, 2013
Aaron Swartz has committed suicide on January 11, 2013 in New York City.  I have long been fought if you write something about this extraordinary boy, but not dedicate a tribute would be a shame. Aaron Swartz has decided to leave a huge void in the IT scenario.  For me, as the entire world he is a legend, a guy that has profoundly changed our daily work. Aaron Swartz is an eclectic persona; he is an hacker and active activist, co-founder of social news website Reddit and founder of the group Demand Progress. The EFF in a blog post states: " Aaron did more than almost anyone to make the Internet a thriving ecosystem for open knowledge, and to keep it that way. His contributions were numerous, and some of them were indispensable. When we asked him in late 2010 for help in stopping COICA, the predecessor to the SOPA and PIPA Internet blacklist bills, he founded an organization called Demand Progress, which mobilized over a million online activists and proved to be an inval
Accused UGA Hacker committed suicide

Accused UGA Hacker committed suicide

Dec 13, 2012
A former University of Georgia (UGA) student under investigation for allegedly hacking into the school's computerized personnel records system committed suicide last month. Stell attended classes at UGA between 2005 and 2007. The Data breach was carried out around two months back near 15th October and that may have led to compromised Full names and Social Security numbers, along with additional sensitive data of 8,500 current and former school employees. According to reports , an investigation into the security breach was ongoing when the suspect, Charles Staples Stell , 26, was found dead at his home in Athens on Nov. 7. The UGA Police Department's computer forensics team was investigating the hack. They said, There is no evidence that the compromised data were used to commit additional crimes. The employee files involved in the security breach were found under the control of Stell during the ensuing forensic evaluation of evidence obtained during the course of the investigati
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