Aaron Swartz's FBI and Secret Service files

Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivist.
Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. Swartz's later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism.
He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective online activism. In 2010 he became a research fellow at Harvard University's Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption, directed by Lawrence Lessig.
He founded the online group Demand Progress, known for its campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act. On January 6, 2011, Swartz was arrested by MIT police on state breaking-and-entering charges, after systematically downloading academic journal articles from JSTOR. Federal prosecutors later charged him with two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution and supervised release.
Swartz declined a plea bargain under which he would serve six months in federal prison. Two days after the prosecution rejected a counter-offer by Swartz, he was found dead in his Brooklyn, New York apartment, where he had hanged himself.
In June 2013, Swartz was posthumously inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. (Special thanks to Wikipedia for the above details on Swartz' life.)
Originally, this page was setup to house the FBI File of Aaron Swartz - however, the Secret Service also released a cache of records pertaining to the internet activist.
Below, you will find the original story published by The Black Vault, along with the FBI File, and the records released by the Secret Service thus far.

Florida Entrepreneur Creates Purses Out of Dog Hair

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A Danish town outfitted homeless volunteers with GPS devices

A Danish town outfitted homeless volunteers with GPS devices to help officials track the routines of "those who just want to sit on a bench and drink beers."

Tom Rodding of Odense council said the city outfitted 20 local homeless people with GPS trackers so officials can keep track of their movements and improve city planning for objects such as benches and shelters.

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Oklahoma loves pickles, and other revelations from Food Twitter analysis

Colorado loves watercress, Texas loves brisket and, perhaps most surprising, Oklahoma is obsessed with the pickle.
Those were the results of a recent analysis of food-related language on Twitter, conducted by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Arizona. Combing through 3.5 million food-hashtagged tweets pulled from Twitter's API between October 2013 and May 2014, the team identified distinctive food words for each state. Along the way, they also uncovered regional differences in the popularity of #breakfast, #brunch, #lunch, and #dinner. The midwest, apparently, is #breakfast country.