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MIT: Questions, but no school wrongdoing in Aaron Swartz's death

MIT: Questions, but no school wrongdoing in Aaron Swartz's death

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did nothing overtly wrong in handling hacktivist Aaron Swartz's criminal prosecution and did not push for his punishment, according to an internal review released Tuesday after months of self-examination. However, the report questioned whether the university's passive approach to the case had violated the school's hacker-friendly values. That echoes the public criticism leveled at MIT after the 26-year-old Swartz, who was facing federal prosecution, committed suicide in January. "Looking back on the Aaron Swartz case, the world didn't see leadership," the report said. "As one person involved in the decisions put...

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