Online activist, programmer Swartz dies in N.Y.

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Published: January 13, 2013
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NEW YORK — Computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped develop RSS and co-founded Reddit, has been found dead weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles in an attempt to make them freely available to the public.

Swartz, 26, hanged...

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