Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz indicted for JSTOR database hack

Iain Thomson
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24 year-old accused of downloading over four million academic files

Aaron Swartz, the 24 year-old who co-founded social news site Reddit, has been indicted for hacking MIT's JSTOR academic journal archive, and faces 35 years in jail and a $1m fine for illegally downloading...

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