January 13, 2013

LATE: MIT president orders review of Aaron Swartz episode. “The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Sunday that he has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the university’s actions in a computer hacking case that led to the federal prosecution of renowed programmer and web activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself last week as he awaited a federal trial on 13 felony counts. . . . Swartz’s suicide at the age of 26 has led to an outpourting of sadness as well as anger directed at the Obama Administration, federal prosecutors, and MIT over a prosecution that critics regard as either unjustified or heavy-handed.”

UPDATE: More here. See, I think that David Gregory could have gotten away with this . . . .