Swartz’s Last Gift, the Invasion of the Androids & More…

On Monday a U.S. judge in Boston ordered that sealed documents in the criminal hacking case against Aaron Swartz be released. Swartz, who was charged with stealing articles from a database, committed suicide in January.

Katherine Landergan reported on Boston.com that MIT, whose computers were used in the alleged hacking, would be allowed to redact the names of university officials and others named in the documents. This is because the government, MIT and JUSTOR (the digital library whose data was allegedly breached) all claimed that exposing names could result in harassment and retaliation.

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