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Air files on Internet activist’s case, father asks

Deplores hacking in son’s memory

The father of the late internet activist Aaron Swartz called on MIT Tuesday to release documents related to the federal case against his son, while lamenting that hackers have repeatedly tried to harm computer networks in his son’s memory.

In his first extended interview with the Globe, Robert Swartz said MIT should make public all internal documents related to the case against his son, who committed suicide in January while facing felony charges that he had hacked into the JSTOR archive system on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s network.

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