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Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26

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Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday.

Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26

By - | 8 years ago

Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves

Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves

Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US. Users attempting to access the site see a black screen and a political statement: "Imagine a world without free knowledge."

| 9 years ago

Sites go dark as part of anti-piracy law protests

Thousands of internet sites are taking part in a "blackout" protest against anti-piracy laws being discussed by US lawmakers.

| 9 years ago

Wikipedia to shut down in anti-piracy Act protest

Wikipedia plans to take its English-language site offline on Wednesday as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US.

| 9 years ago

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