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DOJ Drops Charges Against Late Activist Aaron Swartz

In a filing on Monday, the Department of Justice dropped the charges against Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide on Friday. As first reported by The Hill, dropping charges against a deceased defendant is standard practice. In a statement on Saturday, Swartz’s family blamed prosecutorial zealotry, in part, for Swartz’s death.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik