Aaron Swartz

Born November 8, 1986 in Chicago Illinois

He was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.

Hacktivism or hactivism (is a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda. With roots in hacker culture and hacker ethics, its ends are often related to the free speech, human rights, or freedom of information movements.