January 13, 2013

#Reddit co-founder Aaron #Swartz dies in NY weeks before trial- AP

Reddit co-founder dies in NY weeks before trial

NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of a Reddit co-founder who committed suicide in New York weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles is blaming prosecutors for his death.
Aaron Swartz hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment Friday night, his family and authorities said. The 26-year-old had fought to make online content free to the public and as a teenager helped create RSS, a family of Web feed formats used to gather updates from blogs, news headlines, audio and video for users.

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