How MIT ensnared a hacker, bucking a freewheeling culture

    Date22 Jan 2013
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    Critics say MIT's snaring of hacker Aaron Swartz contradicts its former freewheeling attitude to tech-savvy renegades.In the early days of 2011, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learned that it had an intruder. Worse, it believed the intruder had been there before. Months earlier, the mysterious visitor had used the school's computer network to begin copying millions of research articles belonging to JSTOR, the non-profit organisation that sells subscription access to universities.
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