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U.S. attorney: Criticism of Aaron Swartz prosecution is 'unfair'

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."

By Feb. 21, 2013


House panel demands answers regarding Swartz prosecution

Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder says committee has "many questions" about the Justice Department's handling of the prosecution of the Internet activist, who committed suicide earlier this month.

By Jan. 28, 2013


NASA hacker won't face prosecution in U.K.

Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon will not now face legal action in the U.K. following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, but the U.S. extradition warrant remains open.

By Dec. 14, 2012


Anti-DEA rants on Facebook spark criminal prosecution

Federal judge OKs prosecution of man accused of posting anti-police rants on Facebook, saying that dismissing criminal charges on free speech grounds would be "inappropriate."

By Oct. 12, 2012


WikiLeaks faces more U.S. demands for prosecution

WikiLeaks encounters another round of criticism as heads of Senate Intelligence Committee call for espionage prosecution of Julian Assange and "possible accomplices."

By Dec. 2, 2010


The Craigslist prostitution prosecution seems kinky

Why is the Cook County sheriff suing Craigslist when it's a prime source of discovering prostitution rings?

By Mar. 5, 2009


Sexting: why the latest prosecution seems pointless

The teen practice of sending nude pictures by cell phone continues to shock unsuspecting parents. The latest prosecution is unconvincing.

By Jan. 21, 2009


Drunken tweets get you in trouble? Show some remorse, U.K. says

New guidelines made public by the Crown Prosecution Service say that a little remorse goes a long way in averting social-media-related prosecution.

By Dec. 19, 2012


In Aaron Swartz case, MIT finds it did no wrong but failed to lead

A report on the institute's role in the prosecution of the Internet activist, who committed suicide while facing federal charges over a hack at MIT, laments the school's "neutral" approach.

By Jul. 30, 2013


Assange: Critics got lucky because NSA had no PR strategy

Though the WikiLeaks founder and critics like Edward Snowden were forced into exile, they took advantage of the previously-silent NSA's lack of experience at spinning public opinion, Assange told SXSW.

By Mar. 8, 2014