MIT intervenes in FOIA release of Aaron Swartz documents, seeks ‘pre-release review’


Earlier this month, it was revealed that documents relating to the Secret Service’s investigation into hacker and activist Aaron Swartz would be released under a freedom of information act (FOIA) request from Wired reporter Kevin Poulson — but now Poulson has indicated that their release has been delayed thanks to a motion filed by MIT. According to Poulson’s report in Wired and corroborated by court documents, MIT today filed a motion to intervene to review the documents prior to their release to Poulson, with a request for an expedited hearing to take place on or before July 25th.

The court documents also indicate that MIT wants to delay the release of the Secret Services files by five business days so it can review them for any…

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