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Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

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One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer and creative commons architect Aaron Swartz completed one last project—an “opensource drop box for leaked documents along the lines of WikiLeaks.”Launched Thursday, Deaddrop is the brainchild of former hacker turned Wired editor, Kevin Poulsen, who approached Swartz with the idea. Swartz built the code for the project—one last gift to journalists and whistleblowers worldwide and the open-source internet community.

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Comment by Ed Price
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There may not be many Aaron Swartz type programmers, who can do the work, and who will virtually give it away free, But there are a lot of programmers that can take a work and make it great.

We are presently seeing only the beginning of encrypted, freedom technology. Things like OpenPGP, TOR, and Bitcoin are only the tiniest starts of the open, encrypted information-flow that is coming up in our future. Who knows? We just might be able to find out who the enemies of freedom are. And we all can figure out what to do with them.


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