Timeline: USA v. Swartz and the aftermath
By Joanna Kao, Tushar Kamath, and Kiran Bhattaram
26-year old Aaron Swartz was an accomplished man — it’s not difficult to see his influence on today’s web. He co-authored the specification for RSS 1.0 at age 14 and was a prominent internet activist throughout his life. After news broke of his suicide early Saturday morning, Hacker News went ablaze with comments of support for his work.
The Tech has covered Aaron Swartz’s case since August 2011, and we’ve compiled our coverage below.