Aaron Swartz. Photo via Wikipedia

Legal experts debate cybercrime laws in wake of Aaron Swartz’s suicide

About 150 people turned out for a discussion entitled “Redefining ‘cybercrime’ after Aaron Swartz: a roundtable discussion” on Monday night at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall. The touchpoint for the discussion was the controversy surrounding Swartz, a brilliant computer programmer who committed suicide in January. Swartz, who helped develop RSS and Reddit, was facing… Read More

National Day of Unplugging

Nerd Notes: Gay marriage and sushi, printable guns, and a 5-year-old’s $2,500 iPad spending spree

Editor’s Note: Nerd Notes is GeekWire’s roundup of random geekiness from around the globe. National Day of Unplugging (NDU): Beginning tonight at sunset, and ending 24 hours later, citizens across the nation are encouraged to unplug from all media. Even GeekWire’s John Cook is giving it a shot. Participants are asked to share their reasons for… Read More