Cyberscare: Ex-NSA chief calls transparency groups, hackers next terrorists

The cyberscare, like the redscare or the greenscare of the ’90′s, is already under way. We’ve seen it take root with the fierce federal persecution of Aaron Swartz, the hefty charges and prison sentence facing LulzSec hacktivist Jeremy Hammond and the three-year jail sentence handed down to Andrew ...

How the FBI tracked Internet activist Aaron Swartz

A blogger has managed to obtain and publish once-classified FBI files that describe how the federal agency tracked and collected information about Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Federal Reserve admits its website was hacked

The Federal Reserve has confirmed that it's been hacked, following a claim from Anonymous that it's harvested the details of 4,000 US bank executives.

House panel wants answers over Swartz prosecution

Two members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are attempting to call the Justice Department to account over the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Living in a post-Aaron Swartz world

Even if you didn’t know who Aaron Swartz was previously, by now you’ve certainly read the news of his tragic passing at the age of 26.

In memory of Aaron Swartz

We just reported on the tragic death of Aaron Swartz, who took his life at the age of 26. Swartz co-created RSS when he was fourteen, and founded a company that eventually merged with Reddit.

A brilliant tech wizard meets a sad end

One would think the world of technology wouldn’t have the kind of darkness we would see in say, the entertainment business, or in many regular walks of life.

Hacker charged with stealing academic papers

A 24-year-old programmer has stolen millions of documents from MIT - or just been an over-enthusiastic reader, depending on who you listen to.