Secret Service Report Noted Aaron Swartz’s ‘Depression Problems’ | Threat Level | Wired.com

The documents are mostly agency reports from the first months of the investigation, beginning in January 2011 when Swartz was arrested by Cambridge police after using MIT’s public network to bulk-download 4 million academic articles from the JSTOR archive.MIT had a subscription to the archive that made it free to use from MIT’s campus. The Secret Service was brought into the case early on, and federal prosecutors ultimately charged Swartz with wire fraud and computer hacking. Swartz committed suicide in January of this year.One report memorializes an April 13, 2011 law enforcement interview of Swartz’s former partner, Quinn Norton, at the federal building in Boston. According to the report, Norton related that Swartz had phoned her from jail when he was first arrested near MIT’s campus, and that she was concerned for his mental state.

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