First Look at Aaron Swartz Documentary ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’

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Less than a week after Aaron Swartz took his own life, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger found himself surrounded by friends and colleagues of the 26-year-old Internet activist. Knappenberger was attending a computer symposium in New York City, where he was scheduled to answer questions about hacktivism, a topic he’s well-versed in.

Knappenberger’s the writer and director of We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, a 2012 documentary that follows the exploits of Anonymous, from its origins on 4chan to the arrests of the Paypal 14 during Operation Payback in late 2010. Most recently, Knappenberger directed a public service announcement for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, featuring Oliver Stone, John Cusack and four government whistleblowers, that called for an end to mass surveillance by the National Security Agency. Read more…

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