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Hundreds attend NYC memorial for Internet activist Aaron Swartz

* Swartz described as scared, frustrated and weary * Employer calls federal case "an abuse of state power" * Prosecutor said she had offered Swartz a plea deal By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Supporters of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet activist who committed suicide last week, gathered in New York to remember the computer prodigy on Saturday, with some calling for changes in the criminal justice system they blame for his death.

UPDATE 4-Internet activist, programmer Aaron Swartz dead at 26

* Worked to fight the Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress * Was an early member of the team that built Reddit By Alex Dobuzinskis and P.J. Huffstutter Jan 12 (Reuters) - Internet activist and computer prodigy Aaron Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal criminal charges in a controversial fraud case, has committed suicide at age 26, authorities said on Saturday.
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