Threat Level Privacy, Crime and Security Online FBI Investigated Coder for Liberating Paywalled Court Records

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Wed, Oct 7th, 2009 14:29 by capnasty NEWS

When 22-year-old programmer Aaron Swartz decided last fall to help an open-government activist amass a public and free copy of millions of federal court records, he did not expect he'd end up with an FBI agent trying to stake out his house.

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