Aaron Swartz: hacker, genius… martyr?

Aaron Swartz was a tech whiz-kid and political activist devoted to a free and open internet. When he hacked a website to ‘liberate’ data, US authorities responded fiercely. He faced a fine of up to $1m and 35 years in jail. Then he took his own life. Here, his former girlfriend talks about the circumstances […]
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Farewell, disunited kingdom as British bask in warm glow of the union

The patriotic bounce from the Olympics and the royal jubilee may have sunk the SNP’s plans to break awayThe day before Gordon Brown muscled his way into the debate about Scotland and the future of the union, I happened to be in Edinburgh to give a keynote lecture at the opening of the 2012 festival […]
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