Wikileaks Says Aaron Swartz Was a Possible Source

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In a series of tweets, Wikileaks claimed Saturday that late Internet activist and hacker Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source for the organization.

It also disclosed that Swartz, who committed suicide last week, was “in communication” with founder Julian Assange during 2010 and 2011.

Wikileaks, which exposes classified information provided by anonymous sources, said it decided to reveal these details in light of the U.S. Secret Service’s involvement in Swartz’s case. At the time of his death, Swartz was awaiting trial for allegedly harvesting millions of scholarly articles over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s network. He was charged with computer fraud and other cri…
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