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This Age belongs to Us: "Information should be shared and available for the benefit of society." R.I.P #Aaron Swartz
Prominent American blogger and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and cyber attacks against Iran, has been found dead in New York.

Police found the body of the 26-year-old in his apartment in New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner. 

Brooklyn’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging, but no further detail is available about the mysterious death. 

Last year, Swartz openly criticized the US and the Israeli regime for launching joint cyber attacks against Iran. 

The blogger was also vocal in criticizing Obama’s so-called kill list and other policies. 

Obama has been reportedly approving the names put on the “kill lists” used in the targeted killing operations carried out by US assassination drones. 

Every week or so, more than 100 members of the US national security team gather via secure video teleconference run by the Pentagon and go over the biographies of suspects in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, and “nominate” those who should be targeted in the attacks.

Obama is then provided with the identities of those put on the “kill list” and signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia as well as the risky strikes in Pakistan. 

Swartz was also widely credited for co-authoring the specifications for the Web feed format RSS 1.0 (Rich Site Summary) which he worked on at age 14. 

RSS is designed to deliver content from sites that change constantly, such as news pages, to users. 

Swartz was critical of monopoly of information by corporate cartels and believed that information should be shared and available for the benefit of society. 

Read more: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/13/283254/us-kill-list-critic-found-dead-in-ny/

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This Age belongs to Us: "Information should be shared and available for the benefit of society." R.I.P #Aaron Swartz
Prominent American blogger and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and cyber attacks against Iran, has been found dead in New York.

Police found the body of the 26-year-old in his apartment in New York City borough of Brooklyn on Friday, said a spokeswoman for the city’s chief medical examiner.

Brooklyn’s chief medical examiner ruled the death a suicide by hanging, but no further detail is available about the mysterious death.

Last year, Swartz openly criticized the US and the Israeli regime for launching joint cyber attacks against Iran.

The blogger was also vocal in criticizing Obama’s so-called kill list and other policies.

Obama has been reportedly approving the names put on the “kill lists” used in the targeted killing operations carried out by US assassination drones.

Every week or so, more than 100 members of the US national security team gather via secure video teleconference run by the Pentagon and go over the biographies of suspects in Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan, and “nominate” those who should be targeted in the attacks.

Obama is then provided with the identities of those put on the “kill list” and signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia as well as the risky strikes in Pakistan.

Swartz was also widely credited for co-authoring the specifications for the Web feed format RSS 1.0 (Rich Site Summary) which he worked on at age 14.

RSS is designed to deliver content from sites that change constantly, such as news pages, to users.

Swartz was critical of monopoly of information by corporate cartels and believed that information should be shared and available for the benefit of society.

Read more: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/13/283254/us-kill-list-critic-found-dead-in-ny/

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