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MIT drives Aaron Swartz to suicide, guards JSTOR for ivory tower and intel analysts only

RSS pioneer, Reddit cofounder and information activist Aaron Swartz, was found hanged this week. He was 26. Swartz was facing 35 years for hacking, aka liberating MIT research archives buried behind a pay-wall, often to the frustration of their own … Continue reading

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The Nerve of Minerva

Just as you thought it couldn’t get any worse, NORAD is running a Department of ‘Homeland Security Studies’ over at UCCS (The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs). The Pentagon has begun its Minerva Consortium, a program to help the … Continue reading

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