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January 20, 2013, 4:05 AM

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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Wikileaks claims Aaron Swartz was an ally and possible source, breaking anonymity  —  Unsubstantiated statements implicate US Secret Service in Swartz's prosecution and break Wikileaks' own ‘doxxing’ rules  —  Aaron Swartz died a week ago.  A public memorial service in New York City will be held later today.
Edward Moyer / CNET:
Memorial service honors Swartz as activist, individual  —  At a memorial gathering for Aaron Swartz in New York City, the tech activist's death prompts tender recollections and fierce resolve.  —  Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013  —  Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the main threads running through …
Joshua Kopstein / The Verge:
After Aaron: how an antiquated law enables the government's war on hackers, activists, and you  —  At the center of Aaron Swartz's controversial case is a 1986 anti-hacking law gone horribly wrong  —  One day back in the early 1970s, two young computer miscreants named Steve Jobs …
Orin Kerr / The Volokh Conspiracy:
The Criminal Charges Against Aaron Swartz (Part 2: Prosecutorial Discretion)  —  This is the second in a series of posts on the Aaron Swartz prosecution.  In my first post, I analyzed whether the charges that were brought against Swartz were justified as a matter of law.
Eric Limer / Gizmodo:
Kim Dotcom's Mega Is Now Open To the Public  —  Mega, Kim Dotcom's big, flashy new copyright-dismantling file-sharing/storage site with encryption up the wazoo has finally launched.  You can head on over and sign up right now.  That is, so long as the site can hold under the crazy traffic.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
How Steve Jobs Buys a Company and Why Apple Bought Lala  —  Aubrey Johnson, a former Color employee, shares two stories behind the scenes at Apple's acquisitions of both Color and Lala — both firms were founded by Bill Nguyen before being acquired by Apple for two very different reasons.
New York Times:
With Graph Search, Facebook Bets on More Sharing  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook's greatest triumph has been to persuade a seventh of the world's population to share their personal lives online.  —  Now the social network is taking on its archrival, Google, with a search tool to mine …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Circa Raises $750K From Group Including Lerer Ventures To Revolutionize Mobile News Delivery  —  We've learned today that mobile news-delivery company Circa has raised another $750K on top of the $900K raised previously.  The company launched its app of the same name, which allows you to follow …
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