Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity

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Aaron Swartz died a week ago. A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today. You may have read much about Swartz’s life in the interim, including his work at a young age on Reddit and the RSS specification, his political activism, and the overzealous prosecution that may have contributed to his suicide. But you probably haven’t heard the story Wikileaks just outlined on its Twitter account. According to these tweets, Aaron Swartz had at one time aided Wikileaks in some indefinite way, had been in communication with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and may have acted as a source for the anonymous information-gathering organization.

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