website statistics

It has been announced that the recently-deceased internet activist, Aaron Swartz, will be presented with a posthumous freedom of information award.
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...

Aaron Swartz, the internet activist who had to face the ‘prosecutorial overreach’ of the U.S. government and committed suicide because of it, will now be awarded with a posthumous freedom of information award.


Aaron Swartz

The death of Aaron Swartz stirred a huge debate in the tech world as well as among the human rights activists. The death was apparently as a result of U.S. government’s efforts to punish an individual for virtually no crime and make an example out of him.

The family of Aaron Swartz as well as his friends and colleagues squarely put the blame on the authorities. Swartz was somewhat of an internet prodigy and worked diligently to ensure public’s access to educational documents.

The freedom of information award recognizes such ‘individuals who have championed, protected and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know national information.’ It is administered by the American Library Association.

The award will be presented to Swartz’s family by the Democratic congresswoman, Zoe Lofgren. In the past, Lofgren herself has been honored with the award due to her efforts towards opening up the government information to public access. While the award can certainly not undo the damage that the prosecutorial persecution has done to Aaron Swartz, it certainly does show that putting individuals under the ax of law for working towards noble causes is highly deplorable and unacceptable to the public at large.

Currently, an ‘Aaron’s law’ is also under consideration which is expected to purge the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of such clauses which implicated Swartz himself.

Courtesy: CNET

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


[KickStarter] CoreVia Connect – A New, Intuitive App For Remote Desktop Use

Samsung Gets Trolled By LG At Times Square
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post

Tags: ,

  On March 14, 2013(3 years, 2 months ago.)

You May Also Like:

What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply




Loading Facebook Comments ...

FTC Disclosure: Some of the links of this website are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.


Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Even if your iPhone is locked, people can reply from the lock screen. Check out, how to turn off the quick reply message from locked screen.
Have you forgot Apple ID password or having trouble signing in? Check out this tutorial to reset the password.
Even if iPhone is muted, still Siri's voice is loudly chime. Now you can change the setting to silence Siri using your iPhone's mute switch.
Check out how to teach Siri about nicknames and relationships of the important people in your life in order to make your life easier.
Has your iPhone suddenly turned black & white? Check out this tutorial to know possible reasons & how to fix iPhone screen with few taps.
Check out this tutorial to download FREE movies and TV Shows streaming Showbox app and install it on your Android smartphone or tablet.
Parental Controls allows you to put restrictions on apps or content that can or can not be used by anyone else on your Apple iPhone or iPad.
If you want to print from iPhone without using any computer, check this out to connect and print wirelessly right from the Apple device.
Using Siri, anyone can bypass the Passcode even if iPhone or iPad is locked. Check out this to know how you can disable Siri on lock screen.
Floatify will let you quick reply to the messages or emails through notification bar using your Android Lollipop or Marshmallow.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook