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Online activists and exemplary punishment

Online activists and exemplary punishment

Bernard Keane January 21, 2013 37 Comments

Across the world, authorities are wildly overreacting to the threat posed by online activism. History says it won't work. Expect more Aaron Swartzs, Bradley Mannings and Kim Dotcoms in coming years.

From academics to Anonymous, Swartz sets off huge reaction

Stilgherrian January 15, 2013 1 Comment

While tributes have been flowing for computer activist Aaron Swartz after his death at the weekend, details have also emerged of his battle with US prosecutors.

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Aaron Swartz: a martyr for info-freedom fighters?

Stilgherrian January 14, 2013 17 Comments

Aaron Swartz was a hacker in every sense of the word. His death -- at just 26 -- is a tragic loss for technology's bright young things and raises questions about the fight for freedom of information on the internet.

Media briefs: Game, set, match to Harold … Rundle on Sheehan, Cronulla …

Media briefs: Game, set, match to Harold … Rundle on Sheehan, Cronulla …

Crikey January 14, 2013 2 Comments

Guy Rundle gives Paul Sheehan a history lesson over the Cronulla riots. And other media tidbits.