Internet scholar faults Justice Department prosecution "in part at least" for driving Aaron Swartz to his death.
Carmen Ortiz, who previously compared the late Internet activist to a common criminal, tells a Boston radio station that charges of overzealousness by her office are "unfair."
Tim Berners-Lee and Lawrence Lessig are among those who express sorrow and/or anger at Aaron Swartz's suicide. Swartz's family announces memorial Web site and also points finger at federal prosecutors and MIT.
Saying "a line was crossed" with the treatment of tech activist Aaron Swartz, the group hacks a government site related to the justice system and distributes encrypted files it says it will decrypt unless demands are met.
The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors. But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under fire for its role in the felony prosecution of Internet activist who downloaded academic papers, elaborates on its ongoing internal probe.
In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.
Group says the late tech activist talked with editor Julian Assange and may have been a WikiLeaks source. But it doesn't offer any details or corroborating evidence.
Carmen Ortiz was being talked about last month as the next Massachusetts governor. Now she's being investigated for threatening the late Aaron Swartz with decades in prison.
Digital archive issues statement reacting to uproar over Swartz suicide, saying it regretted' having been drawn to `this sad event.'