Noam Chomsky Faults MIT Over Aaron Swartz Case

By: Monday January 13, 2014 8:19 am

Last Saturday, January 11th, 2014, was the one year anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz. Much has been written here and elsewhere on the conduct of government officials whom treated Swartz as a threat and their misjudgement in doing so. Beyond some of Swartz’s FBI files which were released under the Freedom of Information [...]

Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Compared Aaron Swartz To Rapist

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 9:00 am

According to the MIT report on the Aaron Swartz case, federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann compared internet activist Aaron Swartz to a rapist. Heymann has already been under scrutiny for possible misconduct as his overly-aggressive tactics have been cited as being the reason for Swartz’s suicide. Now we know how far Heymann was willing to go. [...]

MIT’s Report Says MIT Did Nothing Wrong In Aaron Swartz Case

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 10:51 am

In what was described as a “whitewash” by Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, MIT issued a report that absolved MIT of wrongdoing in the Aaron Swartz case. The “independent” review panel made up of MIT employees concluded that MIT did not target Aaron Swartz. Which is not true at all, MIT did target Swartz and set him up [...]

MIT Interjects Itself Into Aaron Swartz Secret Service FOIA Case

By: Monday July 22, 2013 9:57 am

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who played an active role in trying to incriminate Aaron Swartz, has intervened in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case regarding Swartz’s secret service file. MIT is claiming it is afraid if the public knew the actions it took there could be a backlash against the personnel at [...]

MIT Actively Participated In Aaron Swartz Prosecution

By: Monday January 21, 2013 7:04 am

New information on MIT’s conduct in the Swartz affair seems to contradict earlier statements from the university that it was not an active participant in the investigation and only reluctantly participated in the prosecution. From the New York Times: Mr. Swartz’s actions presented M.I.T. with a crucial choice: the university could try to plug the [...]

MIT Will Investigate Role In Aaron Swartz’s Death

By: Monday January 14, 2013 5:03 am

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’s death, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has launched an internal investigation into the role the University played in Swartz’s prosecution.

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