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Genius of technology, the story of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was an American programmer and political activist, born in 1986. He stood out for his contributions to internet culture and his advocacy for freedom of information. Swartz was involved in various important projects from a young age, including the development of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and the creation of the content-sharing website Reddit. ![kid](https://cyberdude.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/maxresdefault.jpg) One of the most significant issues in his life was his involvement in the fight for internet freedom. He became known for his participation in the campaign against the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), controversial laws proposed in the United States aimed at combating online piracy but widely seen as threatening internet freedom. ![palest](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Aaron_Swartz_-_Freedom_to_Connect_conference.jpg) In 2011, Swartz was charged by the United States government with illegally accessing millions of academic articles from the JSTOR database through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) network. He faced multiple criminal charges, which could have resulted in decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Aaron Swartz fought against these charges and became a symbol of the battle for freedom of information and the issues faced by digital activists challenging the status quo. However, in January 2013, at the age of 26, he was found dead in his apartment in New York. His death was widely attributed to the stress resulting from the legal proceedings and the pressures he faced. ![dead](https://miro.medium.com/v2/resize:fit:1400/1*UQXtGuz4zeDrDGHu_mZAVQ.jpeg) The tragedy of Aaron Swartz's death sparked an international debate about criminal justice, freedom of information, and the limits of government action in the digital age. He is remembered as a tireless advocate for internet freedom, and his legacy continues to influence those working to ensure open access to knowledge and information.

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