Reddit Co-Founder Faces 13 Felonies for Data Theft, $1 Million Fine and 35 Years in Prison

SiliconANGLE
Sep. 24, 2012

The number thirteen could possibly be the least favorite number of Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. Following four felonies in 2011, the Federal Government has filed nine more charges against the activist coder for breaching hacking laws when he broke into the computer network of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to obtain access to a nonprofit online service distributing scholarly articles online, JSTOR. He surrendered July of the previous year but remains free on $100K unsecured bond.

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