July 18, 2013

MIT MAKES CLEAR THAT ITS COMMITMENT TO THE “HACKER ETHIC” HAS PASSED: MIT Moves to Intervene in Release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service File. “Lawyers representing MIT are filing a motion to intervene in my FOIA lawsuit over thousands of pages of Secret Service documents about the late activist and coder Aaron Swartz. . . . I have never, in fifteen years of reporting, seen a non-governmental party argue for the right to interfere in a Freedom of Information Act release of government documents.”